77 Tarrytown Rd, White Plains, NY 10607 | 914-274-8364

Through a partnership with the Dobbs Ferry PTSA, Curiositas offers an array of interesting after-school STEAM enrichment programs for Dobbs Ferry students in grades 1 – 5.  The program, known as KICS (Kids Imagine Create Solve) is held at Springhurst Elementary School, immediately following dismissal.

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Learn more about KICS at this LINK

SPRING 2018 REGISTRATION OPENS THURSDAY, MARCH 22nd @ 12 NOON!!

CLASSES START WEEK OF APRIL 16

 

 

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CLASSES FOR GRADES K-5

ACTING UP! (Gr. K-2) 

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades K-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 16th

Participants are introduced to theater games and exercises designed to free their imaginations, build self confidence in front of an audience, and encourage collaboration with peers. Students will create characters and develop scenes through theatre games, acting exercises and improvisation. This interactive, theatrical experience promises to be a journey of all the senses filled with fun, creativity, great story telling and lots of imagination!

Class Notes: Involves listening to direction and working collaboratively with others. 100% participation is expected.

Classes will meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11. Make-up Date: 6/18). No class: 5/28

 


DAVINCI WORKSHOP: HUMAN MECHANICS  (Gr 1-2)

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 16th 

We’ll use Leonardo’s notebooks and explore his drawings explaining human science and the mechanics of how bodies work, including introductions to genetics, biology, physiology, anatomy and more. Weekly lessons focus on designing and building models that demonstrate the concepts of the human body.

Class Notes:  Requires sitting, listening and following directions. Involves working with hands and a variety of materials to model projects after an example.  Collaborative and individual work using critical thinking skills.

Classes will meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11. Make-up Date: 6/18). No class: 5/28


MINECRAFT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE (Gr. 3-5)

MONDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05-4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 16th

This class uses Minecraft as a learning platform to complete an architectural and urban planning challenge to build themed structures that are designed in advance. Class is held on computers and includes a non-computer component where students learn about classic Roman architecture, engineering and civilization and draw out their own design plans.

Class Notes:  Must be able to work individually, share with the group, and be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11. Make-up Date: 6/18). No class: 5/28


SPRINGHURST GREENTHUMBS (Gr. K-2)

TUESDAY| 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades K-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th

Spring has nearly sprung and budding gardeners will delight in getting their hands dirty in this exploration of ecology! This class is designed to teach students about the complex and fascinating ecosystem to which we, as humans, also belong and from which we draw our food.  We will grow our own food, learn about nutrition, and investigate soils, weather, insects and birds. Using the working classroom garden at Springhurst, we will examine the light, soil and life-cycles of plants. Classes will take place both indoors and out.

Class Notes:  Requires sitting and listening time.  Involves handling food, soil and other substances.  Hands will get dirty!  Class will move from indoors to outdoors.  Group-based and individual activity.  May be loud and noisy at times. 

Classes will meet 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5. Make-up Date: 6/12.

 


INTRO to TYNKER (Gr. 1-2)

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45-3:45 PM
Grades 1-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th

 

 

We are excited to add the TYNKER programming platform to our popular coding classes at Springhurst! TYNKER introduces concepts of programming to students at all levels in interactive sessions that challenge students to achieve new programming tasks.  The instructor introduces programming concepts and then assists students in achieving their individual goals. NOTE: TYNKER is a subscription based program. Students will be provided access to the program for use for the duration of the class. At conclusion, access to the program can be obtained through https://www.tynker.com/.

Class Notes:  Must be able to work individually, share with the group, and be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5. Make-up Date: 6/12.

 


WEB CODING WORKSHOP (Gr. 3-5)

TUESDAY | 8 weeks | 3:05-4:05 PM
Grades 3-5 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 17th  

Learn basic web coding skills and create a website of your own in this 8-session class that teaches fundamental web architecture, online tools for creating websites, and basic coding using HTML. The class covers how content is arranged in a website, basic site components and image management. It then moves on to creating pages from scratch using HTML in a simple editor.

Class Notes:  Must be able to work individually, share with the group, and be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 4/17, 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5. Make-up Date: 6/12.

 


ROBOTICS & ENGINEERING (Gr. K-2)

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades K-2 | Cost: $190 |  Begins April 19th

 This class introduces early elementary students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, ZOOB Mover and Edison™programmable robots (using LEGO™blocks). Using auditory and optical scanning commands, students learn how to program their devices to follow commands.  The class also explores how robots are built and move, applying the basics of design and engineering.

Class Notes: This class involves sharing materials and working together in teams.  Must be willing to follow instructions.

Classes will meet 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7.  Make-up Date: 6/14.

 


STEAM UP! (Gr. 1-2)

THURSDAY | 8 weeks | 2:45 – 3:45 PM
Grades 1-2| Cost: $190 |  Begins April 19th   

Hands-on, project based learning module for STEAM classes. Involves topics in chemistry, physics, engineering, computing & technology, and life sciences. Each class involves a challenge to solve and a project to complete. Each class has a driving question to solve through inquiry and solution design.

Class Notes: Involves sitting, paying attention, following directions and working with hands and a variety of materials

Classes will meet 4/19, 4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7.  Make-up Date: 6/14.

 


 FOR MORE INFORMATION,

GO TO www.dfkics.org

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To contact Curiositas for more information about our after-school enrichment programs.

77 Tarrytown Road, Suite GNB, White Plains, NY 10607

914-274-8364

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