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    Gold After School Classes

    MINDFULNESS, MONDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
    Through meditation and breathing exercises, collaborative games, art projects and sensorial play children will begin to explore the idea that clarity of thought leads to clarity of action. Together with Ms. Kovach they will investigate how to focus on the present moment by expressing, identifying, and modifying their emotions. This class is designed to enhance the children’s ability to concentrate and their decision making skills.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.

    GARDENING CLUB, MONDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45PM
    Gardening Club helps children cultivate an appreciation for the natural world and build the foundation for environmental stewardship. Children will learn about plants, different gardening tools and how to utilize them safely. We will explore various books such as The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss and incorporate different musical and arts & craft activities while planting and nurturing our own seeds.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.

    ORGANIC COOKING, TUESDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45PM
    Organic Cooking, is a hands-on, educational and tasty introduction to the diverse roles organic foods play in our world. Activities will consist of preparing healthy snacks and seasonal favorites like Squash Ravioli, Apple Crumble, as well as fun fruit & veggie smoothies. Students will learn to follow a sequence of steps, use measuring tools, and work together through group activities that are both socially stimulating and self-rewarding. Each week a new recipe will be sent home for continuous food fun.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.

    LATIN DANCE & RHYTHM, TUESDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
    Latin Dance & Rhythm with Ms. Cedeno introduces children to the exciting and rich cultural heritage of Latin dance and music. Practicing and performing basic dance steps, such as merengue or salsa, develops the children’s sense of rhythm and body coordination. Children will learn about and dance to different musical instruments such as guitar, maracas, tambourine, clave, and congas. This class helps children gain confidence, strength, and graceful movement, while having fun dancing and experiencing a rich and vibrant culture with their friends.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.

    TAE KWON DO, WEDNESDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45 PM
    In Tae Kwon Do with Ms. Samson, children will learn the basics of this Korean martial art that emphasizes discipline, respect, and self-confidence. Children will develop coordination, balance, and agility as they learn basic kicks, punches, and blocks. TKD allows children to enhance their daily routines at school and home by building concentration and memory skills all while having energetic fun! Ages 2-5 yrs.

    ¡HOLA AL MUNDO! THURSDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45PM
    Through hands-on individual and group activities, after school Spanish class with Ms. Alejo will focus on different aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures around the world. Children will work together on extended projects while exploring a variety of literature, celebrations, and traditional games.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.

    THIRD DIMENSION IN ART THURSDAYS, 4:00 – 4:45PM
    Art is always magic, and the possibilities are endless. In this class with Mrs. Gerasimenko, children will discover that there is more to Art, than drawing and painting. They will learn about verity of materials, techniques, and styles, and will create their own unique versions of sculptures, reliefs, mobiles, mosaics, abstract installations, decorative and traditional art works.
    Ages 3-5 yrs. – Preschool Only
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