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Art of Baking with Fran Farino

Fall Session, Tuesdays

Our very own professional baker, Fran Farino, will be introducing students to the basics of baking. Students will learn to create different desserts and treats using various baking techniques and ingredients

Ballet, Hip Hop, and Tumbling

Spring Session, Thursdays

April Molinar gives instruction on rhythm, musicality, agility and basic footwork. Students will memorize choreography by working on combinations during each class. Students gain the benefits from dance by connecting the mind and body while strengthening growing muscles. A short presentation ends the 10 week-session.

Basketball with Coach Gary

Spring Session, Fridays

Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of basketball (dribbling, passing and shooting), all while learning about teamwork and cooperation.

Brightest Star Musical Theatre

Fall Session, Tuesdays

This workshop will have children exploring song, dance, and story in ways that will delight them and build early performance skills. Brightest Star works with our Middle School students each year to produce a musical at The Bickford Theatre. Start young and shine!

Chef It Up

Spring Session, Wednesdays

Students will learn to prepare and create various dishes– from veggies and dip to homemade pasta sauce. We may squeeze in some math (measuring), safety rules, and kitchen clean-up. Best of all, all work can be devoured! Cooking is totally nut free.

Dinosaur Discovery

Fall Session, Thursdays

Take an adventure back to the Jurassic Era where we will learn about dinosaurs who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Uncover fascinating facts, build a dinosaur replica and have an archeological dig as you explore your paleontological skills. In Dinosaur Discovery, you will become a paleontologist faster than ornithomimids running from a T-Rex!

Eyes of the Wild

Spring Session, Wednesdays

Students get to meet live animals of all kinds from across the globe, right in a Red Oaks classroom! They will learn about their habits and habitats. Each class focuses on the behavior and adaptation of one or more intriguing animals.

Gymnastics with Coach Gary

Fall Session, Wednesdays

Young gymnasts will work on basics using tumbling mats, the low balance beam and other gymnastics equipment, with an emphasis on increasing students' confidence, fitness and gross motor skills.

Mad Science

Spring Session, Tuesdays

The focus for this session of Mad Science includes Sea, Sand & Surf, Animal Friends, Bug Buddies, Butterflies, Adventure in Air, The Human Body, Digging for Dinosaurs, Fluttering Birds, Stellar Space, Weather Wonders, and Little Detectives. Hands-on activities help children build knowledge and have fun at the same time!

Makerspace with Ms. Mary Anne (4 years & older)

Fall and Spring Sessions, Thursdays

Students will unleash their creativity as they work with their hands in the Makerspace. They learn how to use real tools and materials to stretch their imagination while planning, designing, and executing age-appropriate projects.

Make Music with Mr. Tim

Fall Session, Fridays

Children will sing, dance, and play with music of all kinds. They will explore different means of producing sounds using their voices, bodies, found objects, and musical instruments. We will have lots of fun finding creative ways to respond to changes in sound. Children will improvise musical expressions and further develop their appreciation of music.

Puppet Making with Ms. Chantal

Fall Sessions, Wednesdays

Students will learn the art of making puppets. They will unleash their imagination and create puppets with materials like felt, feathers, cardboard and other readily available materials. They will be using tools like scissors and brass fasteners, and will learn simple sewing techniques.

Team Sports with Coach Gary

Fall and Spring Sessions, Monday

Athletes will play a variety of sports including soccer, flag football, basketball and floor hockey. Students will learn fundamental skills and participate in modified team play.

Wee Little Arts

Spring Session, Tuesdays

Young artists use a step by step creative process for developing drawing, painting, sculpture and mixed media art pieces. The curriculum is enhanced with art history and age-appropriate children’s literature.

Elementary

Art of Baking

Fall Session, Tuesdays

Bake a cake and eat it too…Our very own professional baker Fran Farino will be introducing students to the basics of baking. Students will learn to create different desserts and treats using various baking techniques and ingredients.

Art Lab

Spring Session, Tuesdays

Art Lab is a visual arts program fostering students' creativity. They will be introduced to the art of the masters and their techniques in a process-oriented manner that taps into the imagination, allowing students the freedom of creative expression as they apply these techniques to create their own artwork.

Basketball

Spring Session, Mondays

Red Oaks Coach Gary will teach students the basics of basketball (dribbling, passing, and shooting). Students will play modified basketball games to focus on these skills.

Brightest Star Musical Theatre

Fall Session, Tuesdays

This musical theatre workshop will introduce students to the fun of musical theatre and the art of storytelling through singing, dancing and acting. This workshop will conclude with a demonstration for family and friends. This highly professional group works with our Middle School students to perform a musical at The Bickford Theatre each year.

Chess

Fall Session, Wednesdays; Spring Session, Thursdays

Chess is a complex game of strategy that develops logical thinking and abstract reasoning skills. Students will learn basic openings, key defense strategies, end-game techniques and how to solve checkmate puzzles. This program accommodates different playing levels from beginner to intermediate.

Coding

Fall Session, Thursdays;and Spring Session, Wednesdays

It’s logic, not magic, that runs the world of code around us! Students will be introduced to programing with Scratch and Scratch Junior, developed by MIT Media Lab. Kids can create and share interactive stories, animation or simple video games using drag-and-drop programming. They will learn basic programming concepts such as conditional statements, iteration, variables, and event triggers. Teaching students to code helps them become more logical problem solvers and empowers them as active, authoritative users of technology.

Eyes of the Wild

Spring Session, Wednesdays

In our very own classrooms, students get to see and feel live animals from different parts of the world. They learn about their evolution, adaption, behavior, food habits and habitats. Each class focuses on understanding and experiencing two or three animals in detail.

Flying Fun

Fall Session, Wednesdays

Make model airplanes that really can fly! This aviation science workshop is a fun-filled, hands-on introduction to what makes airplanes fly. Children will make model flying planes with a variety of materials and learn about the parts, controls, forces and the physics that made modern flight possible.

Lego Robotics

Spring Session, Fridays

Students will learn to design, program, and control fully functional robotic models. They will use software to plan, test, and modify sequences of instructions for a variety of life-like robotic behaviors. They will also learn to collect and analyze data from the robot's sensors. This program will provide a eries of real-life activities, covering topics within STEM, using LEGO Robotics.

Mad Science

Spring Session, Tuesdays

Mad Science workshops are spectacular demonstrations focused on science. Students get hands-on experiences that make learning fun and inspire interest in STEM subjects. Students will create an indoor storm with thunder and lightning, bend light to see all rainbow colors, alter their voices and learn that sound travels in invisible waves, make magic mud, soda pop and much more!

Makerspace

Fall and Spring Sessions, Mondays

Elementary students will get an opportunity to tinker, design and create. They will be involved in planned projects and individual exploration of tools and materials that are both familiar and new. This extension of the school day Makerspace experience will allow for collaborative projects as well as "free-builds" during which students apply materials to their own original designs/projects.

Magic Mysteries–Making Illusions

Fall Session, Thursdays

Calling all illusionists, wizards, and tricksters! It’s time to explore the mysteries of magic! Learn the secrets to becoming a magician, from tricky transformations to mind reading, and show them off in your very own magic show! We’ll kick off our mind boggling feats by learning to make objects disappear and reappear right before our eyes, master the art of levitation, tackle uncanny card tricks, and astound all with our mastery of mind-reading. Parents, grandparents, and family friends will be amazed when they are treated to a culminating magic show.

Soccer

Fall Session, Mondays

Red Oaks Coach Gary will teach students the basics of soccer. Students will learn the fundamentals of soccer including dribbling, passing, shooting and goalkeeping. Students will participate in modified soccer games. Shin guards are provided but feel free to bring your own.

Stop Motion Animation

Fall Session, Fridays

A full 360° immersion into the world of stop motion filmmaking! Students work in groups rotating through filming stations around the room collaborating as an entire class on videos using 4 different styles of stop motion animation. Work with a variety of styles including time-lapse animation, action scene animation, and live action animation!

Ballet, Hip-Hop, and Tumbling

Spring Session, Thursdays

April Molinar gives instruction on rhythm, musicality, agility and basic footwork. Students will memorize choreography by working on combinations during each class. Students gain the benefits from dance by connecting the mind and body while strengthening growing muscles. A short presentation ends the 10 week-session.

Middle School


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