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Enrichment Schedule & Registration

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tHIS WEEK'S CLASS SCHEDULE: To register, contact Michele Cummins at 210.733.7331  or email.

SHARKS IN THE DARK

Sharks are the “living fossils” of the ocean! 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. Make your own shark tooth necklace with real teeth and colorful beads. Then, make an “ocean in a box” 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 replicas of different shark species from the tiny dwarf shark to the Great White – a JAWSOME experience!

Date:               Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:               1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:               6 – 9 years old
Tuition:            $50
Instructor:       Rebecca Udzik

 

EXTREME WIZARDRY OF HARRY POTTER

 Enter the Hogwarts Lab to mix up concoctions for the spooky season. Choose your House: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff; Ravenclaw or Slytherin; make a wand, and play with Professor MacLaren’s collection of Harry Potter memorabilia. Don your wizard hat and mix fantastic potions. Turn a liquid into a solid by making orange gak. You can play with it and mold it, but it doesn’t stick to floors or furniture. Experience extreme explosions too! Create homemade butterbeer and watch it bubble in your cauldron – you’ll want a chocolate frog, too! Enjoy lots of extra crafts, and maybe even experience a game of quidditch. Everyone will take home wizardry prizes.

Date:                     Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:                     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:                     6 – 11 years old
Tuition:                 $55
Instructor:           John MacLaren

 

THE ART OF SPELLING

The English language now has over a million words, making it the most complex system in the world! So many students are high readers, but they still struggle with spelling because they receive little instruction in the Rules of English. In today’s class, Mrs. Cummins will review these important rules and the sounds of the Orton phonograms. We will also look at Greek and Latin derivatives, homonyms and homophones. Students will practice the 100 most frequently used “priority” words through a variety of games. Participants will take home a portfolio of practice sheets, writing instruments, a spelling workbook and the Orton Phonogram flashcards.

Date:               Saturday, October 27, 2018
Time:               2:00 – 5:00 PM
Ages:               8 – 12 years old
Tuition:            $75
Instructor:       Cathy Cummins

 


EXAM PREP: ISEE AND SSAT

This test preparation class is specially designed for 8th graders who are preparing to take entrance exams for admission to independent high schools. However, students from 7th through 10th grade are welcome to register for practice. The ISEE (Independent School Entrance Examination) is required of many students entering private schools such as TMI and St. Mary’s Hall. The SSAT (Secondary School Admissions Test) is required of some 8th graders applying for admission to other independent high schools. In this two-session class, Karl Graf prepares students for both English and math sections, using practice exams from ISEE, SSAT and Catholic high school entrance tests. This class is excellent preparation for all types of standardized tests, and tuition includes a workbook to use in class and to take home for further practice.

Dates:   Sundays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 2018
Time:     1:00 – 3:30 PM
Ages:     7th – 10th Graders
Tuition:   $180
Instructor:  Karl Graf
Place:          Charlotte Hall, Room 304

 

AFTERSCHOOL ARTSPACE: BLACK & WHITE MEDIA

SAA art instructors Cary Gates and Dana Parish offer this three-session class in black-and-white media: charcoal, graphite and pen-and-ink. Participants will receive instruction in creating light and shade, and understanding values, composition and perspective. Enrollment is limited to 14 students, so that Mr. Gates and Mrs. Parish may provide plenty of personalized instruction. Tuition includes special papers, pencils and pen.

Dates:   Thursdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 2018
Time:     3:45 – 5:15 PM
Ages:     3rd Graders and older
Tuition:    $165
Instructor:    Cary Gates, Dana Parish
Place:             Art Room

 

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