Winter Enrichment Class Descriptions 2016-17

Onsite 6-Week Classes: Session 1
December 12-February 2

Tuesday

Painting: Dena Brehm

This class will enable students to unleash and discover their own creativity. I will be offering inspiration and instruction and they will use this to guide and explore and establish their artistic self. This class will use acrylic painting on canvas to show the true artist.

Tuesday, 1:45-3:45 (K-8) Materials fee $15

Animal Tracks: Miranda Long

This will be a six-week class where we will learn about different animals and who they are in the wild. As a class, we will learn about a new animal each week focusing on their tracks, where they live, how they care for their family and end with an art project for each animal. This will be a fun class focusing on science, geography and art.

Tuesday, 1:45-2:45 (K-8)

Bricks 4 Kidz: Kat and Chris Lugo

Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models. Bricks 4 Kidz will explore engineering and architectural principles, math and science concepts and will engage in STEM activities.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 (1-5) Materials fee of $10

Tuesday and Thursday

Oregon Battle of the Books: Andrea Wilcoxon

Students will read and compete over the 12-week session. During the first 6 weeks we will work both Tuesdays and Thursdays on reading books from the Battle of the Books list and orient ourselves with the process of the competition and comprehension of the stories. We will learn to work together on skill building and team strategies.

Tuesday/Thursday, 3:00-4:00 (3-5)

Wednesday

Music: Julie West

This will be an interactive class focusing on wind instruments, beginning with basic music theory, beat, rhythm and note reading. Students will put that understanding to work with their own recorder to practice their knowledge and grow their skill of performing with an instrument. This will be a fun, yet educational class with a base of music and melodies that are enjoyable for all ages.

Wednesday, 1:45-2:45 (2-5)

Yoga: Chantel Barton

Imagination is a wonderful thing. This course is dedicated to helping kids develop awareness and
coordination of the body in a fun way using that tool. Each class is structured towards a specific pose. For instance, tree pose. Class begins with everyone pretending like they are a leaf in a big storm. The storm whirls them around until it plops them right onto their yoga mats. Then everything gets calm and quiet as kids pretend to be a tiny seed (Child’s pose) that will grow up into a big tree that they’ve created. Imagination is used ALL throughout the workshop. From growing strong roots (spreading toes and pressing feet down) to folding forward and waving in the wind like a willow tree, each class will have its own unique sequence.
Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 (6-8) Materials fee of $10

Onsite 6-Week Classes: Session 2
February 6-March 16

Tuesday

Bricks 4 Kidz: Kat and Chris Lugo

Students will use LEGO® Bricks, axles, pulleys, gears, motors and more to build a variety of models. Bricks 4 Kidz will explore engineering and architectural principles, math and science concepts and will engage in STEM activities.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 (1-5) Materials fee of $10

Cultural Geography: Lynette Yoder

Join us as we spend six weeks getting to know six different countries. We will learn where they are located in our world, how the people live, what types of games they play, and the different holidays they celebrate. We will listen to their music and learn how to greet one another in their language. At the end of our journey, we will have learned, most importantly, how the people of these countries are just like us!

Tuesday, 1:45-3:45 (K-5) Materials fee $10

Oregon Arty Facts: Rose Parks

Learn about Oregon History from ancient times through the present day as we sift through the past and find out how archaeologist do their work. We will engage in fun games and creative art projects that reinforce both Archaeology concepts and increase students’ knowledge of Oregon History. These lessons will also exercise reading, writing and critical thinking skills.

Tuesday, 1:45-3:45 (1-5)

Wednesday

Painting: Dena Brehm

This class will enable students to unleash and discover their own creativity. I will be offering inspiration and instruction and they will use this to guide and explore and establish their artistic self. This class will use acrylic painting on canvas for to show the true artist.

Wednesday, 1:45-3:45 (K-8) Material Fee $15

Thursday

Continuation of Oregon Battle of the Books: Andrea Wilcoxon

Students will be teaming up in grade level groups and receive comprehensive questions about the books that they are reading. Example questions will be taken from the state list as well as those used during competition. This class will move quickly using the skills that have been learned throughout the first 6-week session. Please note that this class only meets on Thursday.

Thursday, 3:00-4:00 (3-5)

Onsite 12-Week Classes: Sessions 1 and 2
December 12-February 2 | February 6-March 16

Monday

Choir: Skyla King-Christison

Students will learn a variety of songs, practice ear training, harmonies, rounds, and work on stage presence and projection. Sign language and/or appropriate choreography may be added to accentuate songs. Some solo opportunities will be provided based on voluntary auditions. At the end of the school year, students will perform in a service concert at Dallas Retirement Village, as well as a performance for friends and family.

Monday, 12:30-1:30 (K-8)

Guitar:

Students will learn and practice the basics of playing and caring for a guitar. Term will conclude with a showcase concert sharing what the class and individual students have learned. For students with no or some prior experience.

Monday, Beginning students 12:30-1:30 (3-8) | Intermediate students 1:45-2:45 (3-8)

Botany: Skyla King-Christison

Students will explore concepts related to botany through hands on investigations, literature, and
discussion. Charlotte Mason inspired journaling will play a large role in the classroom experience and will involve note taking, sketching, and diagrams of plant parts, life cycles and more. Our weekly class time will involve taking apart flowers, sprouting flowers and seed pods, reading biographical accounts of influential botanists, and creating artistic renderings of our observations and ideas relating to the natural world.

Monday, 1:45-2:45 (2-8)

Make It, Take It: Marian Scadden

Students get creative making masks, puppets, costumes and a variety of objects that are used on the stage. They’ll need to wear clothes that can get messy.

Monday, 3:00-4:00 (2-5) Materials fee of $3

Conversational Spanish: Chris Scadden

Students will learn Spanish through dialogues, games, songs, role-playing and more. Each class will focus on a different topic. Students need to bring to each class a binder, paper, binder pencil pouch, pencil and eraser along with the previous weeks’ handouts. Once per term, we will visit the Ixtapa Restaurant next to the school to practice our Spanish. Students will need to bring their own money to purchase food at the restaurant.

Monday, 3:00-4:00 (1-3)

Tuesday

Kindergarten: Miranda Long

A quality enrichment experience for Kindergarten-age children attending Dallas Community School. Our purpose is to provide a unique and multifaceted program designed to spark children’s interest in a variety of activities such as art, music, movement, science and more.

Tuesday Mornings, 10:30-12:00 (K)

Introduction to French: Korena Lund

This course will allow students to explore the French language through music, rhymes,
skits, geography, history, art, and various other cultural and vocabulary building activities. Students will learn basic French vocabulary and pronunciation while learning the alphabet, numbers, greetings, and more! They will discover cultural similarities and differences that will broaden their worldview while reinforcing native language and cultural practices.

Tuesday, 12:30-1:30 (2-5)

Wednesday

Survival French: Korena Lund

The course will allow students to explore the French language through music, rhymes,
skits, geography, history, art, and various other cultural and vocabulary building activities.
Students will learn basic French vocabulary and proper pronunciation while studying the alphabet,
numbers greetings, food vocabulary, prices, holidays, and more! They will discover cultural similarities and differences that will broaden their worldview and help prepare them for a trip abroad.

Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 (6-8)

Yoga: Chantal Barton

Imagination and movement are a wonderful combination. Learning new skills and challenging the boundaries of what we think we physically can or can’t do, is a great practice for all ages. This class is for boys and girls. They will learn how to find a calm and steady focus while building strength and coordination. Students will be instructed through a fun and creative sequence that has anatomy intertwined into it. They will be challenged physically and mentally, learning that they can try out different options to find what works best for them and their anatomy.

Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 (K-5) Materials fee of $10

Conversational Spanish: Chris Scadden

Students will learn Spanish through dialogues, games, songs, role‐playing and more. Each class will focus on a different topic. Students need to bring to each class a binder, paper, binder pencil pouch, pencil and eraser along with the previous weeks’ handouts. Once per term, we will visit the Ixtapa Restaurant next to the school to practice our Spanish. Students will need to bring their own money to purchase food at the restaurant.

Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 (4-8)

Thursday

Junior Master Gardener: Becki Gann

This course engages children in novel, “hands-on” group and individual learning experiences that
provide a love of gardening, develop an appreciation for the environment, and cultivate the mind.
Students can explore their world through meaningful horticultural and environmental science activities that encourage leadership development, personal pride, responsibility, and community involvement. Each student receives a JMG Handbook with eight chapters of independent, discovery learning activities.

Thursday, 12:30-1:30 (1-5) Materials fee of $15

Clay Hand Building and Drawing: Nancy Kurz

This is a fun and tactile class, definitely a “hands on experience.” Clay is versatile and ever changing and this class is designed to allow students to open new doors and explore the world of clay and all of its surprising properties and limitations. Students will learn clay techniques such as how to roll a slab, build a slab vessel, roll coils, attach clay, cut clay, build a hollow vessel and carve onto a tile. Students will also learn clay terms, the creativity of clay, the science of clay, when it is fired and a brief history of clay. In drawing students will learn to read shape, use a variety of lines, use dark and light lines and learn the basics of drawing with a pencil. Students will also study pen and charcoal, value scale and direction of light. It will be a fun interactive time to learn and grow with each other while improving their drawing skills.

Thursday, 12:30-2:45 (1-8)

Walking Club and Fitness Fun: Emily Hughes and DCS Parents

Join our walking club and fitness made fun. Emily Hughes will help coordinate and work with parents to form the DCS Walking club. There will be an interactive DCS community meeting with the DCS Program Manager and Ms. Hughes to work on activities throughout the term. This class will give both onsite and offsite students an opportunity to join in the fun of a walking club. And will be a great way for parents, students and staff to learn about health and gain fitness knowledge while walking together.

Thursday, 1:45-2:45 (K-8)

Forestry and Soil: Sawyer Finegan

An interactive class where students will learn about the forests around the state of Oregon and the unique lands and soils that the forest needs to in order to be healthy. Students will study the vast culture of the trees that are within their local area and throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Thursday, 3:00-4:00 (1-8)

Onsite Ongoing Yearlong Class

Beginning IEW: Linda Connolley

Wednesday, 1:45-2:45 (3-8)

Offsite Classes
Offsite 6-Week Class: Session 1
December 12-February 2

Tuesday and Thursday

Functional Mobility and Movement: Lisa Preston

Students will experience functional fitness classes based on their own strength and fitness levels. Students will be challenged to learn safety in agility, strength and functional movement skills. These skills will help them grow in physical and mental health throughout their lives.

Tuesday and Thursday, 1:45-2:45 (2-5)
Tuesday and Thursday, 3:00-4:00 (6-8)
Location: World Gym/ Iron Jungle, 101 SW Court St., Dallas, OR

Offsite 12-Week Classes: Session 1 & 2
December 12-February 2 | February 6-March 16

Tuesday

Grammar: Linda Connolley

This highly interactive year-long class will cover all parts of speech and teach the skills to diagram them. Students will also learn most of the rules for punctuation.

Tuesday, 1:45-2:45 (5-8)
Location: Dallas Foursquare Church, 976 SW Hayter St., Dallas, OR

Fit Kids: Emily Hughes

Fit Kids will be a dual-focused course in which we will both “play” (exercise in a way that kids will enjoy) and study healthy habits in the classroom. We will focus on making movement fun, and realizing the importance of speed, flexibility, and balance. We will also discuss and learn basic healthy habits from getting good sleep to practicing good nutrition.

Tuesday, 1:30-2:30 (1-5)
Location: CrossFit Kiowa, 150 C St., Independence, OR

Tuesday and Thursday

Kicks for Kids™: Kevin Whaley and Rhey Javins

A martial arts program for kids ages 6 through 10. Students in Kicks for Kids™ learn Taekwondo, Karate and self-defense techniques.

Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45-3:45 (1-8)
Location: Parkside Self Defense, 145 SW Mill St., Dallas, OR

Thursday

Grammar: Linda Connolley

This highly interactive year-long class will cover all parts of speech and teach the skills to diagram them. Students will also learn most of the rules for punctuation.

Thursday, 1:45-2:45 (3-8)
Location: Dallas Foursquare Church, 976 SW Hayter St. Dallas, OR

Monthly

A.C. Gilbert House Children’s Museum – Monthly Home School Hangout Enrichmen

Keeping to the ideals and ways of A.C. Gilbert, the one for whom Gilbert House Children’s Museum is named after, our Homeschool Hangouts will offer classes that provide children with the opportunity to be innovative and have stimulating educational experiences through engaging activities aligned with Next Generation Science Standards. All Homeschool Hangouts will be appropriate for kids.

9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (K-8) • November 17 •
December 15 • January 26 • February 23 • March 16 • April 27 • May 25
Location: 116 Marion St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Offsite Ongoing Yearlong Classes:

Kicks for Kids™ – Kevin Whaley and Rhey Javins

Monday and Wednesday, 3:00-4:00 (1-8)
Location: Parkside Self Defense, 145 SW Mill St., Dallas 97338

Beginning IEW: Linda Connolley

Thursday, 12:30-1:30 (3-8)
Location: Dallas Foursquare Church, 976 SW Hayter St. Dallas, OR