The Canterbury Woods PTA is excited to offer an after school enrichment program for its students! We have three exciting sessions planned - Fall, Winter and Spring - with lots of great classes to choose from in each one. On this site you'll find all the information about program procedures, class descriptions and details you need to participate. Whether you are looking for sports, drama, arts and crafts, technology, science or hobbies, there's something here for everyone.
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CANTERBURY WOODS FALL 2019 CLASS DESCRIPTIONS & CLASS PRICES
Coder Kids Build: Coding Foundations, Coder Kids - $178
In Coding Foundations, our youngest Coder Kids embark on their journey to computer science mastery. Coder Kids are introduced to computer science concepts like sequences, conditionals, loops, and functions through a series of fun and interactive exercise on the Kodables platform. In addition, Coder Kids get a chance to be creative by using Scratch to make their own simple programs. No reading experience required!
Coder Kids that complete this course will be able to use and understand the basics sequences, conditionals, for-loops, data types, and functions. They will be able to write new programs in the Kodable and Scratch platforms, and troubleshoot their code for bugs.
Discovering coding & what coding means. Using the coding application
Sequences, extra turns & debugging
Making sequences with blocks and moving characters
Create custom characters using Scratch
Conditionals & changing directions
Advanced sequences & debugging loops
Every Coder Kids course is built in accordance with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) Computer Science Standards. In Introduction to Coding the standards that Coder Kids will achieve include:
- Construct and execute algorithms (sets of step-by-step instructions) that include sequencing and simple loops to accomplish a task, both independently and collaboratively, with or without a computing device.
- Analyze and debug (fix) an algorithm that includes sequencing and simple loops, with or without a computing device.
- Use numbers or other symbols to represent data (e.g., thumbs up/down for yes/no, color by number, arrows for direction, encoding/decoding a word using numbers or pictographs).
- Construct programs, to accomplish a task or as a means of creative expression, which include sequencing, events, and simple loops, using a block-based visual programming language, both independently and collaboratively.
Hip Hop, Kids in Motion - $138
Offered by Kids in Motion, Hip Hop Dance is a high energy, exciting dance class specifically designed for children. Classes are set up with kid friendly music, movements, and routines. Hip Hop Dance is a great fit for children and it creates an environment of excitement around being healthy and active! Dance instructors are certified Zumba Kids instructors through Zumba International, which certifies them to teach 4-12 year old children, or they are experienced Hip Hop instructors. All instructors receive further training through Kids in Motion lead dance instructors.
Improv, Acting for Young People - $121
Actors will create short scenes, situations, and characters while focusing on listening, teamwork, and thinking on their feet! Using an age-specific curriculum, these theater games and activities are a ton of fun for students with any level of experience. Fun for those who want to try "acting without a script". Parents are invited to a performance on the final day of class.
Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program, Little Linguists Arts Academy - $189
The Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program is dedicated to providing an interactive environment for students to develop positive attitudes and excitement toward learning the target language. The student acquire the target language in a fun and interactive way through games, songs, skits, storytelling, accumulative projects and cultural events. By listening, speaking, reading and writing, the student are able to broaden their awareness, acceptance and understanding of different cultures throughout the world. This program is designed to accommodate varying levels of language learners as they progress through the stages of the National Foreign Language Curriculum with Readiness, Foundations and Essential Objectives.
Our curriculum is organized around thematic units, designed to facilitate the practice of key vocabulary and functional language structures. Our experienced teachers use only the target language in class, supporting comprehension with dramatic gestures and facial expressions, and a variety of simple visuals and manipulatives, such as flashcards, worksheets, toys and games.
Take advantage of this window of opportunity and give your child a head start by providing them with an immersion environment to learn Mandarin!
"MINUTE TO WIN IT' - SCIENCE GAMES, Steam Kidz Lab - $179
Challenge your mind and body in this class full of nonstop action with races, games and mind-bending puzzles! We'll explore volcanos, earthquakes, gases, rocks, minerals and lots more. There is a game for every science concept, and a science concept for every game, so why not play while you learn? Educational value: creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, chemistry, physics, life science and engineering.
Beginner Ensemble (Piano, Guitar, Violin & Drum), Learn Now Music - $195
Students will participate in an beginner ensemble music group. Students may choose which instrument to play during the session – piano, guitar, violin or drums. Students will learn about the instrument, how to read musical notation as well as how to participate in a group. Students are provided with FREE instrument rentals to TAKE HOME with them for the entire session! Parents will be invited to a “Parent Day” on the last day of class. Rental Instruments must be returned at the last class.
Nova Light Saber Training for Young Jedi, Nova Fencing Club - $189
Nova Light Saber is the class that you've been looking for. Train with our Masters and learn the Nova One Form of Light Saber fencing. Light Sabers and protective equipment provided. Light Saber Training for Young Jedi classes are grounded in the foundations of Kendo and the mysterious martial art from the Star Wars franchise. We use standard fencing gear currently approved by and meets all safety requirements of US Fencing Organization as well as additional protective gear specified by French Fencing Federation and LightSaber League. We use actual Light Sabers that are designed for the younger Jedi Padawan (Jedi-in-training). Classes focus on introduction and reinforcements of the fundamentals of Light Saber fencing including footwork, handwork, strategy and rules. Students will learn and reinforce various Light Saber fencing movements and actions and will learn new actions and combinations. These one hour classes include group exercises (katas) as well as drills in pairs and one-on-one sparring. Skills are reinforced with age-appropriate games and activities that build conditioning, speed and endurance while emphasizing critical thinking and quick decision-making. At the end of the session a tournament will be held at Nova Fencing Club, followed by Glow-in-the-Dark Light Saber Fencing. Nova Light Saber Fencing for Young Jedi is appropriate for both beginning and continuing Jedi Padawan.