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Enrichment Schedule & Registration

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Mail registration forms to:
San Antonio Academy
117 East French Place
San Antonio, TX. 78212
Attn: Enrichment Department
 

 


February class schedule:


SHARKS IN THE DARK
 
Put on your head lamp and glow-in-the-dark jewelry for a dive into the abyss! Enter the darkened classroom to view bioluminescent sea creatures like the lantern shark, dragonfish, comb jellies and more. The main focus of today’s workshop will be sharks, the living fossils of the ocean. Make your own shark tooth necklace with real teeth and colorful beads. Then, make an “ocean in a box” filled with specimens of shells, coral samples, starfish and sponges. Play Ocean JINGO for prizes, make marine animal rubbings and go on a shark hunt to find a treasure chest loaded with take-home goodies. We’ll have a fascinating study with books, replicas of different shark species from the tiny dwarf shark to the Great White, and hands-on activities. This will be a JAWSOME experience!
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 15, 2020
Time:                     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:                     6 – 9 years old
Tuition:                 $50
Instructor:           Rebecca Udzik
 

SUPERHERO ADVENTURE
 
It’s a bird…it’s a plane…it’s a super party! Join Mrs. Aguilar for a Saturday afternoon of POW, BOOM and ZAP fun! Kids who love the Avengers, Captain America, Spiderman, The Hulk and Iron Man will enjoy the special activities today. We’ll do crafts, play Jingo, and design our own comic strip with The Avengers as the main characters. Build a cityscape with Legos, and use Superhero figures to complete the dynamic scene. Decorate your own cape, shield and mask. Learn the theme songs of each hero, and then perform a mini-play. Take home a goody bag of Superhero prizes!
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:                     9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Ages:                     4 – 8 years old
Tuition:                 $50
Instructor:           Amalia Aguilar
 

STUDY SKILLS
 
It’s never too late to improve test-taking skills and everyday organizational abilities. Identify your individual learning style, and practice skimming, process of elimination, following directions, planning and prioritizing. Participants will brush up on outlining, note-taking and mnemonic techniques as well; these are skills that immediately improve scholastic performance and last a lifetime! Students will receive a notebook containing practice sheets for home study.
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:                     9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Ages:                     8 – 12 years old
Tuition:                 $55
Instructor:           William Woodland
 

JUNIOR PALEONTOLOGISTS:  DINOSAUR DISCOVERY
 
Children love dinosaurs! Today’s class is offered by highly regarded teacher John MacLaren and his fabulous sidekick, Miss Sylvia. Kids will be met at the door by talking, moving dinosaur animatrons. Participants will excavate bones and shark teeth in a mock sand pit, and make plaster molds of fossils. Play dinosaur Jingo for prizes, assemble and paint a wooden T-Rex model, and stain a model tooth. Take home a wonderful goody bag of dinosaur replicas plus your own fossil collection.
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 22, 2020
Time:                     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:                     5 – 9 years old
Tuition:                 $55
Instructor:           John MacLaren
 

READ AND WRITE
 
This two-session workshop helps students improve their reading and writing skills. We’ll start with a set of four short, high-interest books in different genres; two non-fiction texts, one folktale and one biography. Participants will read the books together and perform comprehension exercises to increase recall and attention to detail. Ms. Trejo will guide students through written responses to each story’s content. Finally, students will write a paragraph summarizing each book. Take-home materials include the set of readers, a notebook and a response journal.
 
Dates:                   Saturdays, February 22 and 29, 2020
Time:                     2:00 – 4:30 PM
Ages:                     7 – 12 years old
Tuition:                 $110
Instructor:           Carmina Trejo
 

EARLY BIRD MATH
 
Give your child a head start in math with this introduction to the world of numbers. Youngsters will explore addition and subtraction, and play games related to time, money, number sequence and fractions. Using a large collection of math manipulatives, participants will also study number patterns, classification strategies and beginning geometry. Take home flashcards, a clock with adjustable hands, a money kit with coins and bills, and a skill book containing worksheets for further practice.
 
Dates:                   Sunday, February 23, 2020
Time:                     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:                     4 – 7 years old
Tuition:                 $55
Instructor:           Kathleen Proctor
 

STAR WARS SLEEPOVER
 
A once-a-year special – SAA first grade teacher Tanya Weis and her husband Eric invite you to join them and Luke Skywalker, Anakin, Queen Amidala, Han Solo and other galactic globetrotters for an AWESOME outer space party. The event includes a pizza dinner and sleepover in the Enrichment Room on Friday night; on Saturday morning, a Continental breakfast will be served. We’ll begin Friday evening with a Lego construction session, followed by a treasure hunt. Enjoy Space Jingo, crafts, games and more. Watch movies and “planetarium” projections on the ceiling as you fall asleep. Wear your pajamas and bring your sleeping bag, pillow and toothbrush. Space is limited, so register early for this one!
 
Date:                     Friday, February 28, 2020
Time:                     Friday, 6:00 PM through Saturday, 9:00 AM
Ages:                     7 – 10 years old
Tuition:                 $80
Instructors:         Tanya and Eric Weis
 

MINECRAFT CLUB:  POKÉMON EXTRAVAGANZA
 
Take one of the world’s greatest phenomena and blend it with a game beloved the world over! Combine Pokémon and Minecraft to create a fabulous Minecraft Club session. We’ll explore a unique modification to Minecraft, where every animal is a Pokémon and every structure is an actual Pokémon-themed place! Participants will have a chance to pick their first Pokémon in the game, and literally walk around and catch Pokémon to their hearts’ content. Join Omar Valdez to take on Pokémon Extravaganza in this one-of-a-kind Minecraft experience! Please note: No experience necessary.
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:                     9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
Ages:                     7 – 13 years old
Tuition:                 $50
Instructor:           Omar Valdez
 

FOSSIL FINDERS
 
Calling all rock hounds! This will be a hands-on adventure to learn how rocks form and change. A large display will be on hand in our classroom “quarry,” and participants will use a magnifying glass to observe the differences among the sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic specimens. Crack open a geode to reveal the crystals inside, arrange agate slices on the light table and play Rock Jingo. You’ll use a pocket volcano to watch an eruption, too. Finally, make your own beautiful specimen collection to take home, including amethyst, quartz, tiger eye and ocos.
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:                     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:                     4 – 7 years old
Tuition:                 $50
Instructor:           Rebecca Udzik
 

CHESS TOURNAMENT:  LUCKY LEAP YEAR!
 
Calling all Chess Players - Celebrate this unique, quadrennial event with us! First, there will be free play and discussion of International Chess Masters and historic matches. A three-round tournament follows, with a souvenir trophy for each participant. Additional trophies will be awarded to the top three players, and everyone will take home a goody bag. Maximum enrollment is 12 players, so please register early. Note: Players at all levels are welcome to participate.
 
Date:                     Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time:                     2:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages:                     6 – 12 years old
Tuition:                 $55
Instructor:           Alex Weinberg

Early Bird Reading: To inquire about availability, please call Michele Cummins at 733.7331 ext.210 or email her at mcummins@sa-academy.org