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    Gold After School Classes

     
    SPANISH class with Ms. Alejo, focuses on enriching Spanish vocabulary learned in school.  The small group offers greater one-on-one interaction and more hands-on activities.  We focus on Spanish culture and work together on extended projects.  The children will learn Spanish games and study Spanish literature and celebrations. Second language instruction further stimulates cognitive development and encourages global thinking.
    Ages 2-5 yrs.
     
    COOKING CLUB with Ms. Milnikova – is a hands-on, educational and tasty introduction to the diverse roles organic foods play in our world. From farm to table, to seasonal eating, children will familiarize themselves with the food-cycle and follow it from its beginnings all the way to their kitchen. 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. 

    STORYTELLING with Ms. Kovach, is a wonder-filled activity for children, encouraging the vivid use of imagination, emotion and constructive thought. During our storytelling classes, children explore the parts of a story and the process of story-building, by bringing to life folklore from around the globe. Each month we will celebrate specific cultures by discussing their traditions and telling their stories. We will also invite guest story-tellers to share unique folklore from many different cultures and heritages.
    Ages 3-5 yrs.
     
    In TAE KWON DO with Ms. Samson, children learn the basics of this Korean martial art that emphasizes discipline, respect, and personal growth. Children develop coordination, motor skills, balance, and agility. Tae Kwon Do increases self-discipline, self-confidence, focus and concentration, which can serve as a foundation for academics. It also teaches social skills and respect. In this class, the children will learn the basic kicks, punches, and blocks. Children will have fun while learning in a healthy, safe and exciting environment.
    Ages 3-5 yrs

    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.

    SEWING is a fun and engaging activity that lets children experience the satisfaction and reward of creating something new by hand. During the class, the children will learn about and apply different sewing techniques, discover various stitches and knots, and gain an appreciation for the work behind the clothes we wear. Later, using embroidery techniques, the children will decorate fabrics using the hoop, yarn or a thread, and beads or buttons. Using paper patterns, the children will learn how to cut out and sew a doll dress, pants or a skirt. Sewing is a beneficial skill and an enjoyable hobby that children can use the rest of their lives.
    Ages 3-5 yrs.


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