We are excited to announce the newly revamped 21st Century after school program. The 21st Century program will run Monday through Thursday from 3:00-5:30 from September 12th - early May. This program is open to students in grades 2-4. Students participating in this free program will be participating in the following enrichment activities. Contact Dr. Lisa Gros at 985-748-6953 for more information.
Choir: Calling all singers! This class will focus on singing and performing together. We also hope to spotlight students in some new AEMS music parody videos.
Caines Arcade/Coding/Computer Science: This class is based off a short film about a 9 year old boy's arcade made of cardboard and found objects. Caine's arcade sparked a national maker/engineering movement. You can learn more about Caine's Arcade at www.cainesarcade.com. Through the building of games, students will learn engineering basics and troubleshooting techniques. This class will also focus on all aspects of coding. The teacher will utilize Scratch, Code.org, Tynker.org, Cubelets Robotics, Spheros Robotics, and Bloxels to learn how to to code both robotics and video games. Students will also be exposed to 3D drafting and printing.
Dance: Studies have shown that new brain cell growth is triggered by just 30 minutes of aerobic exercise. Students in the dance class will experience different forms of popular dance. Students will be encourgaed to use some of those new brain cells to learn choreography and possibly create their own choreography. Students in choir will bring back our AEMS music videos that earned such popularity in the past.
Math and Science of Cooking: Students will learn math and science of making some of their favorite foods. Once their creations are complete, the students will participate in a meal while learning the manners/etiquette needed to portray a polished adult at the nicest of restaurants. The class will also touch on character education.
Reader's Theater: Students will focus on reading and public speaking. Reader's Theater is a dramatic reading of a written work/script. The roles in the written work are distributed among the readers. No memorization is necessary as the students hold the reading material while reading.
Science Lab: This class was a favorite from last year. Students in this class will learn the science of tomorrow. Students will make hypotheses, conduct experiments, and put into practice the scientific method. While the coding class will focus on the coding of robotics, this class will teach the circuitry of robotics.
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