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Friday, December 2, 2022

Extracurricular

Extracurricular Activities

Battle of the Books

Get your brains in gear for Battle of the Books!  Students will read a variety of books and battle against each other to test their knowledge!

Dash Robot Coding

Let’s jump into the world of computer coding using Dash robots!  We will watch our virtual coding turn into tangible experiences through Dash.  Coding requires perseverance, problem-solving, innovation, and teamwork.  We will use these vital 21st century skills to tackle increasingly difficult coding challenges and by creating our own innovative programs for Dash to complete.

Espanol es Divertido (Spanish is fun!)

¡Español es divertido! is your passport into the world of Spanish speaking countries. It is an interactive and engaging club that will introduce students to different countries each week.  We will explore, learn about customs, and dive into each country’s unique cultural heritage, all while increasing and deepening our appreciation of the Spanish language.  ¡Vamos a empezar!

Fun Immersion French Club

The Fun Immersion French Club will introduce students to a wonderful world of French culture and language. Students will be participating in multiple engaging activities such as mix of games, movements, stories, songs and arts and crafts.

Games and Crafts from Around the World

Come along and learn how to play engaging games from around the world! We will also make crafts from different parts of the world using various techniques such as weaving and braiding to make projects like baskets, pictures, mosaics, and collages—all while learning about different cultures. Take on the weekly challenge to create something great!

Gratitude Club

“It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude.  It’s gratitude that brings us happiness.”  Please join us as we begin our days by practicing and spreading gratitude.  We will learn about different ways to show gratitude to the important people in our lives and in our communities.  We will read, talk, create and GLOW together because Gratitude Lights Our World!

Guitar Club for 1st graders

Get ready to rock with the South School Guitar Club!  Have you every wanted to learn to play an instrument?  Here’s your chance!  Guitar club is a great way to start to learn how to play guitar or practice your guitar skills if you’ve just started taking lessons.  We will learn the basics of how to play and read notation while singing some fun songs. No experience needed, guitars are provided for playing at school.

Guitar Club for 2nd graders

Get ready to rock with the South School Guitar Club!  Have you every wanted to learn to play an instrument?  Here’s your chance!  Guitar club is a great way to start to learn how to play guitar or practice your guitar skills if you’ve just started taking lessons.  We will learn the basics of how to play and read notation while singing some fun songs. No experience needed, guitars are provided for playing at school.

Math Magicians

How did code breakers solve secret spy messages? What’s the difference between an odd number and a prime number? Did you know you can do magic tricks with numbers? In Math Magicians, we will go on an adventure into the amazing world of mathematics.  Play math games to hone our knowledge, solve puzzles together, test our skills as code breakers and explore many other topics of interest. All you need to bring is your curiosity and excitement to learn!

Meditation, Mindfulness, and Yoga Club

What a wonderful way to start a Friday morning! Mindfulness and meditation help students to ground themselves and bring peace and focus to their minds.  Pilates and yoga offer a fun way for children to gain better body awareness, self-esteem, and develop necessary core strength. In this club, we will also be teaching useful breathing techniques and strategies children can use in school to help ease anxiety and increase confidence. Cooperative games will be played, promoting teamwork and positive relationships with peers. Participants will go home with a set of mindfulness activity cards.  Children are welcome to bring a yoga mat from home or one will be provided for them.

Move it Mornings!

Students will be doing a variety of activities and exercising during this club. Students will workout, dance, and play mini games.  Exercise in the morning will have the students’ brains ready to learn and stay focused throughout the school day.

Nature Exploration Club

The South School Nature Exploration Club will provide students with opportunities to have hands-on experiences in the outdoors. Students will participate in structured and nonstructured activities in the vegetable garden and native plant garden. They will have the opportunity to plant seeds, harvest vegetables, and care for the school gardens.  Class participants will create an art project that will foster memories of their natural experience.

One World, Many Stories

Come ready to explore and celebrate similarities and differences between yourself and people around the world! In the fall session, students will encounter windows, mirrors, and sliding doors using text. When students open “windows”, they learn about lives and expereinces beyond their own. Students will be exposed to “mirrors,” in which they will see themselves reflected in text, and students will encounter “sliding glass doors” in which they will have opportunities to experience thoughtful reflection offering a change in perspective about possibilities in the real world. During the winter session, students will participate in action based activities within our school. These activities will be an extension of what the students learned in our fall club. However, it is not required to be in the second session. The wInter session will include honoring and celebrating differerent cultures, genders, ethnicities, and backgrounds.

Think Like a Scientist

Students will become scientists in this engaging, hands-on club. Students will participate in a new experiment each session! During the session the students will learn about the different materials scientists use and they will predict what will happen when a variety of items are combined. After the experiment, the students will write or draw conclusions. Experiments will go along with books and short videos. One experiment we will do is observing what happens when mentos are dropped into bottles of different liquids. After we do this experiment the students will watch a video to extend the activity with other types of liquids.

World Changers Club

Kindergarten students will engage in fun, play-based lessons centered on the concepts of kindness and bravery. Using the World Changers in the Classroom Kindness Curriculum, we will focus on the skills of empathy, self-calming, emotional regulation, conflict resolution, resilience, inclusion, acts of kindness, and the concept of being a world changer. The World Changers Club will meet weekly during lunch and recess with Covid restrictions in place. Together, we can change the world!