Enrichments

Saint Michael Episcopal School is offering a number of different Enrichment Options for Fall 2017.

Sign up here. Questions?  Email Jacynda Griego at jgriego@smesdallas.org.

Monday

ZENFULLY FUN YOGA

Children are invited to join Ms. Carolyne in a unique yoga journey.  In this fun and engaging class, kids will practice balance, coordination and flexibility.  Through story-telling, guided meditations will help children exercise mindfulness and calming techniques.  Classes are delivered in a way that promotes gratitude and self esteem.

READING WITH A TWIST

Incorporating reading with science, cooking, art and song, your favorite children’s stories come to life with our own Ms. Laurie. Your children will experience classic and current children’s literature in a whole new way using all five of their senses.

 

 

Tuesday

All Star Sports

This skills program for girls and boys focuses on the skills and technique for Softball, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Field Hockey, and Track & Field.  Whether children are experiencing these sports for the first time or enhancing their existing skills, they will have a great time in this fun, non-competitive class.  Sports can instill important life skills and values that young players can carry with them for the rest of their lives.

SPANISH

Preschool and Kindergarten is the perfect time to learn a second language.  Recognizing that children process through various styles, they will be introduced to the Spanish language through stories, song, and learning disguised as playtime. Bienvenido a la clase de espanol!

 

Wednesday

Capers for Kids

Capers for Kids has been the Dallas leader in creative drama education since 1978. Creative drama uses improvisation and characterization to guide students as they build their personalized drama skills. Through the fun-filled process of imaginative play, players become comfortable and courageous. Improvised drama is considered an essential component to developing social and emotional intelligence, and language skills in young students. The skills they learn today will be part of how they meet the challenges of tomorrow.

EXPLORING THE ARTS

Let’s get creative together!  Children will self express their creativity though hands-on, multimedia experiences using clay, watercolors and paint.

Art helps children gain fine muscle control and strengthen eye-hand coordination through holding paint brushes, crayons, scissors and other art tools.  Curriculum will be a combination of both child centered and teacher guided art projects, along with a lot of messy fun!

 

Thursday

Mr. Donavan: Mobile Athletic Concepts for Kids

Building confidence and life skills through physical development, specializing in: motor development, physical coordination, strength & agility building, and sports skills. It’s the fun way to get moving! Classes are led by an enthusiastic instructor who will mentor your child through fun, healthy, and enriching physical activity programs.

All Star Gymnastics

This All-Star tumbling class for boys and girls incorporates balance, coordination, and core strength in an interactive, thematic class.  From forward and backward skills to balance and strength, children will feel like Olympic superstars!

 

Friday

Pre-engineering using LEGO – LEAP class enrichment only

Kids are already naturally gifted creators…then they get added inspiration from Play-Well specially trained instructors along with over ten thousand LEGO pieces. Kids will build engineer designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create their own unique design. While the kids build elaborate objects, structures and vehicles, they explore fundamental principles of engineering and physics. They also learn to collaborate and create without fear of mistakes. The experience is joyful and the impact long lasting.

Goals of the class are to:

– Solve problems.

– Develop and enhance each student’s problem solving and critical thinking skills.

– Introduce students to concepts and vocabulary of Engineering, Architecture, and Physics.

– Explore the world.

Dream it. Build it. Wreck it. Repeat.

www.play-well.org

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