Winter After School Programs
Starting in January
ASL: American Sign Language
ASL is primarily used by American and Canadians who are either deaf or hard of hearing.However, ASL classes are beneficial for hearing and non-hearing persons. Many schools and academic centers teach ASL to both the deaf and hearing students because this fosters communication within the schools. As citizens of the world that includes people who are hard of hearing or suffer from communication disorders; it is our civic duty to accommodate those less fortunate by understanding the basics of sign language.
Additionally, it is going to be a ton of fun! We have some exciting games and activities planned. We will go through the general alphabet through song and dance. Common signs will be explored
Mad Science: Planes, Cranes and Awesomemobiles
Instructor: Mad Science Teacher
6 Weeks from 1/15 to 3/5 (Skip 1/22 and 2/26)
Attention all Junior Engineers! Explore the fundamentals of the forces that hold our planet and buildings together in this fun series of classes that will help you both fly through the air and anchor you firmly to the ground!
Adjust your flying craft for maximum lift and make sure your seats and tray tables are in the upright position! No engines? No problem!
Learn about and build a variety of gliders that can perform daring maneuvers and run solely on kid power!
All of this and much, much more!
Arts and Crafts Club
Ages: (3-6) and (6+)
6 weeks From 1/11-3/1 (Skip 1/18 and 2/22)
Explore an exciting variety of arts and crafts with our very own Maeve. Maeve has always had a passion for art and now she wants to share some of her awesome ideas with the students of ILA. Students will get to use all sorts of materials as they complete several unique projects fueled by their own creativity.
Classes in Progress
6 weeks 12/2 - 1/20 (Skip 12/23,12/30)
Typing class is back and better than ever. With all new games and activities to keep the fun going while students learn how to keyboard. Touch typing, or keyboarding as it’s known today, is an essential computer skill. The student experience is designed to be clean, straight forward, engaging and fun. Students are provided with continuous feedback on their progress every step of the way and are motivated to repeat each lesson over and over to master each step prior to proceeding. Students can begin as early as Kindergarten. and is a great benefit to children in terms of cognitive development.
For our youngest students, the goal is to help familiarize young students with where keys are on a keyboard and how typing works, not to push touch typing at this age. Once students reach second or third grade, then it makes sense to start them in on touch typing instruction and help students learn the foundation skills of hand placement, posture, and letter sequence to help them avoid falling into the trap of hunt and peck typing. By 5th grade, they should be able to type at 25 WPM.
8 sessions: 1/3 - 2/4 (Skip 12/24,12/31)
Our very own Kindergarten teacher, Mr. Colin, will be our new after school guitar teacher! Colin has always had a passion for music. This eventually led him to teach himself how to play guitar. Colin has been playing guitar for 20 years and taught guitar in France before moving to the United States. This class will offer an exciting and fun way to learn the guitar. It will include references in both English and French in order to increase our students musical vocabulary in both languages.
Parents will be responsible for renting or buying their own guitar, however Mr Colin and myself will be available to help with any questions regarding sizes, strings, and brands.
Tuesdays 3:30-4:00 and 4:00-4:30
Instructor: AFCA Staff
Cost: Aftercare Fee ($9/hr)
7 Weeks: 12/1- 1/26 (Skip 12/22,12/29)
Animals are one of the coolest things about our natural world. The amazing thing is; there is always something new that we can learn about them. When I was a kid I used to LOVE frogs. There are the most fascinating creatures. How could it be possible that this amphibian starts as a tadpole with gills, and is able to grow arms and legs while losing its gills? It's incredible! This after school club aims to offer these amazing discoveries through weekly themes, games, and activities. We will also learn about our chickens at the school and the children will learn how their anatomy works.
Ages: Kindergarten +
7 Weeks: 11/30-1/25 (Skip 12/21,12/28)
Playing chess helps develop useful mental skills including logic, tactical thinking, planning ahead, and problem-solving. Chess Club lets kids build these skills while also having fun and making friends. Our chess club provides a fun way to learn chess using stories, pictures, and a level of competition that is just right.