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Spring 2019: (March 18, 2019 - May 13, 2019)
Spring Break April 22; Makeup Date May 20
Register before 2019-03-01 to avoid the late registration fee of $5.00 per class.
Scholarship applications are due by 2019-02-28.
First payment due upon registration..
Final payment due: 2019-04-01.
Classes are held on MONDAYS.
Class Cost Ages Instructor Enrolled Room Site Status
09:30-10:50
Supervised Stay
Play games with friends, work on art projects, play outside in the attached fenced playground, or work on independent projects! This class is perfect for those like to stay at CHEC all day, but don't wish to take four classes, those who have a gap between classes they want to take, those who have siblings take classes who don't wish to take a class themselves, or those who just love unstructured play time. Note that this is not a taught class. Site managers will supervise, but will not be leading activities. As such, the fee for this class contributes to our rent and insurance costs, but does not include an instructor fee. This class is intended for drop-off students, so if a parent is on site and supervising their own child, the child does not need to be enrolled in this class.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Unstructured play and social time
$60.00 5-18 Dannielle Lamison 3/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Circus Arts
Find your Inner Fool! Build sculptures with props, balance on the walking globe, throw a diablo, juggle, hula hoop, balance peacock feathers, toss a devil stick, use the magic wand and make ribbon sticks. Let's have some fun learning new tricks!
Notes: Class showcase will be optional on the last day of class. Students can choose to perform for parents for the last 30 minutes of the last class.
Prerequisites: No.
Clown, hoop, juggle, balance & play!
$170.00 6-18 Erin Riley 0/15 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
American Football
As a former Division 1 college coach and former college player, I will provide a basic class in the offensive side of American football. Students will focus on fitness and movement required for both positions. They will learn football basics including rules and offensive and defensive strategies. We will engage in many catching and passing exercises. In addition, sportsmanship and leadership will be a major theme in this class. We will also look into the history of football, focusing on great wide receiver and quarterbacks. I will focus on Virginians.
Notes: I will demonstrate the proper way to tackle. We will only play flag or touch when playing games. Students should have cleats, water and snack. Footballs will be provided.
Prerequisites:
Learn American football with Coach West
$150.00 7-12 T Williams 3/12 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
You Can Bake it to the Bank
Mix one part baking with two parts economics. We'll examine supply and demand through classic bake sale treats. The students will calculate cost per unit and profit margins on each recipe. Once the treats are baked, they will rank the variations on taste and appearance (and get a few "samples"), and track the sales from CHEC's treat table. Proceeds from the goodies benefit CHEC's scholarship fund.
Notes: We'll use both traditional and allergy friendly recipes each class to give students a chance to taste the differences and monitor the demand. If there are special dietary restrictions, please let me know so I can plan our alternative recipes accordingly.
Prerequisites: Students should know how to measure and follow a recipe. The class will bake, but a large part of the focus will be on the economics of a bake sale.
Baking and economics
$175.00 9-15 Erin Quinn 9/9 Upstairs kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Waitlist
Watercolor and Watercolor Pencil Techniques.
In this course students will learn techniques such as dry brush, washes, stippling, wet into wet, layering colors, stretching paper, color mixing, and experiments with salt, straws and masking fluid. Some of the subjects we will paint are clouds and skies, fur and feathers, faces and eggs. We will also explore some basic concepts such as atmospheric perspective (creates close-ups and far distances), highlights and shadows, realism and expressionism by using photographs, imagination and still life objects.
Notes:
Prerequisites: Love of making art
Watercolor and watercolor pencil
$160.00 9-16 Davette Leonard 0/12 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Creating Neverland: Theater Tech for Peter Pan
We’ll work together to design and create the magic of Neverland for the spring play. We’ll need to create a giant crocodile puppet, tiger and mermaid masks, a poison cake, some whimsical fantasy back drops, and decorate some swords and costumes as well. Students not signed up for the play will nonetheless have an opportunity to help with set changes during the play, if they choose. They will also have the option to help animate the crocodile, and even perform in small roles as tigers, mermaids, and other strange beasts of Neverland. Students wishing to help with the performance must attend one of the extra rehearsals scheduled the week before the performance on May 20th. Those rehearsals will be at the Central Library downtown on May 14th from 3:30 to 6:30pm and May 17th from 1:30 to 4:30pm.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Create props and set for the Spring Play
$160.00 9-16 Lou Volpendesta 14/12 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Waitlist
Forensic Fun - Blood & Bones
Do you have what it takes to be a CSI - Crime Scene Investigator? In this class, we will learn techniques used at REAL crime scenes, specifically murder scenes! We'll determine if that red splat is blood or just ketchup, when the death occurred, bone identification, and much more. We'll even investigate a crime scene! But be careful: we don't want to send the wrong person to jail! Please note: activities from previous Forensic Fun classes will NOT be repeated.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Science from crime scenes and crime labs
$165.00 9-13 Megan Bailey 4/15 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
09:50-10:50
Wetland Magic
This nature-based class will uncover the magic in our local wetlands. Kids will learn all about the wonder of swamps, bogs, marshes, streams, and ponds and the soggy critters, plants, and fungi that live there. We will practice being beavers and build a dam, croak our frog impersonations, test water samples to determine the health of local streams, and engage in nature based crafting and experiments.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Science and crafts
$125.00 5-7 Kim Lohan 8/8 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Waitlist
11:00-12:20
Supervised Stay
Play games with friends, work on art projects, play outside in the attached fenced playground, or work on independent projects! This class is perfect for those like to stay at CHEC all day, but don't wish to take four classes, those who have a gap between classes they want to take, those who have siblings take classes who don't wish to take a class themselves, or those who just love unstructured play time. Note that this is not a taught class. Site managers will supervise, but will not be leading activities. As such, the fee for this class contributes to our rent and insurance costs, but does not include an instructor fee. This class is intended for drop-off students, so if a parent is on site and supervising their own child, the child does not need to be enrolled in this class.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Unstructured play and social time
$60.00 5-18 Dannielle Lamison 2/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
American Ninja Warrior
This course introduces a fun, safe, and exciting way to learn self defense (non-violent, non-sparring). You will gain situational awareness/stranger danger, discuss life skills such as self discipline, self confidence, anti-violence bully prevention, goal setting, leadership, anger management techniques, etc. Besides learning the fundamental blocks of karate as a martial art used for self defense only, the fitness part of the class will also involve creative obstacle courses that will improve your agility, flexibility, lower and upper body strength. As part of your ninja warrior training, you will also learn how to use nunchucks (kid-safe foam versions) and light sabers. By the end of our session, your teams, with my help, will perform a choreographed set of karate moves put to music, complete with nunchucks and light sabers and wow your friends and families. You may also show off your fine-tuned skills of beating ninja obstacles. At the end of the session all students will receive medals (gold, silver, or bronze based on their team points). Parents are welcome to take the course with their children.
Notes: Students taking the class a second time will begin with a yellow belt. All new students will begin with a white belt. All students will receive colored stripes for each session. Students are encouraged to wear a white top to class to promote uniformity, discipline, and team spirit.
Prerequisites: Students who took the course in the previous winter term may continue and will learn new self defense skills.
Karate, life skills, obstacle course
$175.00 6-18 Louis Torkornoo 7/20 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
The Food Lab
How does bread rise? Can I still enjoy those cookies if I forgot the baking powder? Why are my oven fries not crispy? In this class we’ll explore the world of food science by rolling up our sleeves and cooking and baking. We’ll talk about the role of “magic” ingredients like eggs, the superpower of steam and air, and play with recipes to answer the question, “But what if we do this instead…” In a semi-scientific way, we’ll figure out how ingredients behave and become more intuitive and adventurous cooks along the way. We’ll make our own sourdough starter and pizza, bake cookies with a lot of permutations (no sugar, no eggs, no baking powder, etc), and make meringues from unlikely ingredients. Welcome to the Food Lab - dedicated (and hungry) scientists and team players please apply.
Notes: We will be using gluten, dairy, and eggs in the class. Please inform the instructor of any food allergies.
Prerequisites:
Learn about food science through cooking
$170.00 6-9 Ingrid Cordano 7/8 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
The Play's the Thing!
Do you know the law of comic opposites? What about the rule of 3? Learn these basic comedic playwriting techniques and more! Through sketch writing and physical theater exercises, this class will turn everyone into mini playmakers. We'll explore how to create unique characters and conflict, how to choose the right setting, and what the "question" of the play means. This class will culminate in the performance of an entirely one-of-a-kind one-act play.
Notes: required supplies: a notebook & a pencil
Prerequisites: none
Comedic playwriting
$150.00 8-11 Claire Chandler 0/15 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Islamic Iterations
The roots of the word “geometry” are often translated as “to measure earth”, but they could also mean “to define the land”, or “to shape a space”. The walls of a dwelling are the most fundamental definition of space. However, at some point we discovered that if you take a simple shape and repeat it in a pattern, it can define an infinite space. Many cultures have infused their lives with these infinitely repeating geometric patterns. In Islamic tradition, these repeating patterns display the infinite complexity of the divine. Many of these patterns are based on a grid of equilateral triangles, which can be created by using only a stick, a string, and a straight edge. In this class, we will be looking closely at these beautiful geometric patterns using both large and small motor activities, artistic projects, games, and puzzles. Students will design their own Islamic-inspired tile patterns, and learn how to look at a complex pattern to see the underlying geometry.
Notes:
Prerequisites: This class is a mix of art and geometry. It is not strictly academic, but students should be able to hold focus during the class period.
Study infinite patterns of Islamic art
$160.00 9-16 Alena Solenne 0/12 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Animal Drawing and Painting
In this course students will work from art books and photographs of animals using graphic, charcoal, colored pencils and watercolors. We may focus on horses, cats, dogs, bears, rabbits and even insects and reptiles as our subjects. Students will learn how to create the illusion of fur, feathers, scales and the glint in their eyes. Students are encouraged to bring in pictures of their favorite animals/pets, etc.
Notes:
Prerequisites: A love of drawing and painting
Animal drawing and painting
$160.00 9-16 Davette Leonard 9/12 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Goalkeeper
The Goalkeeper class will focus on technique, tactics, psychology, and fitness. Students will have inside, outdoor, and video sessions. Students will learn how to organize and lead a defense. GKs will learn how to identify patterns of attack. There will be numerous activities, games, and contests to develop each student. GK fitness will be an important part of the class, too. Students will gain a complete understanding of this very important position.
Notes: Cleats and sneakers for each class. GK gloves would be helpful.
Prerequisites: Requires ability to learn and grow.
GK program-soccer
$170.00 12-16 T Williams 7/8 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
11:10-12:30
Creative Filmmaking at Light House Studio
Lights, Camera, Action! Put your creativity and storytelling skills to the ultimate test as you learn how to write a Hollywood script, direct a scene, rig a camera, and edit a film from start to finish. Comedy? Sci-fi? Superhero!? With so many genres to choose from and techniques to learn, you’ll be one step closer to being the next superstar filmmaker.
Notes: This course will be held off-site at Light House Studio at 121 Water Street East in downtown Cville. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from Light House Studio. CHEC will be happy to help facilitate a parent carpool.
Prerequisites: None
Learn how to create your own film
$160.00 12-15 Sam Gormon 8/12 Light House Studio TBA Light House Studio Open
11:20-12:20
Bailey Strings Program - Part 3
This is a continuation from the strings program from the fall and winter. Each class offers a variety of activities designed to develop creativity, using singing, listening, music appreciation, movement, and rhythm activities in addition to instrument instruction. Students will learn how to properly hold the instrument and bow, basic note reading in the treble/alto/bass clef, instrument care and maintenance, and good practice habits. Emphasis is placed on playing in a group with a steady tempo (speed). Listening skills are introduced, so that students learn to play together and listen to each other, the teacher, and recordings. By the end of the class, students will have a basic understanding of their instrument, and will be able to play a few folk songs, such as "Hot Cross Buns." We will have a recital at the end of the semester for the students to showcase what they've learned!
Notes: This class will continue to use the Sassmannshaus books.
Prerequisites: Completion of the fall course of the Bailey Strings Program, OR ability to hold instrument and bow properly, recognize open strings on staff and instrument, recognize parts of the instrument and bow, recognize note values: quarter, half, dotted half, and whole.
String instrument instruction - pt 3
$120.00 6-9 Megan Bailey 7/8 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
13:00-14:20
Save the Planet!
Can we save the world? Maybe not, but together we can save the planet! In this class, we'll learn about different types of pollution, the current state of our environment, and what we can do to save it. We'll explore the effects pollution has on the animals, plants, and environments of different ecosystems. We'll also learn different methods of conservation, recycling, and why they're important.
Notes: This class will get messy, so please dress appropriately!
Prerequisites:
Ecology
$165.00 5-9 Megan Bailey 0/12 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Supervised Stay
Play games with friends, work on art projects, play outside in the attached fenced playground, or work on independent projects! This class is perfect for those like to stay at CHEC all day, but don't wish to take four classes, those who have a gap between classes they want to take, those who have siblings take classes who don't wish to take a class themselves, or those who just love unstructured play time. Note that this is not a taught class. Site managers will supervise, but will not be leading activities. As such, the fee for this class contributes to our rent and insurance costs, but does not include an instructor fee. This class is intended for drop-off students, so if a parent is on site and supervising their own child, the child does not need to be enrolled in this class.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Unstructured play and social time
$60.00 5-18 Dannielle Lamison 1/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Drawing and Painting Animals
In this course students will work from art books and photographs of animals using graphic, charcoal, colored pencils, and watercolors. We may focus on horses, cats, dogs, bears, rabbits, and even insects and reptiles as our subjects. Students will learn how to create the illusion of fur, feathers, scales, and the glint in their eyes. Students are encouraged to bring in pictures of their favorite animals/pets, etc.
Notes:
Prerequisites: A love of drawing and painting
Drawing and painting animals
$160.00 6-8 Davette Leonard 6/10 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
The Classical Origins of Harry Potter
The magical world of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter teems with vivid characters, enchantments, and wild story lines. Did you know that many of the creatures, people, places, names, spells, and even potion ingredients have ancient Greek and Roman roots? In this class we will dissect the first 4 Harry Potter books to uncover all the hidden classical references embedded in the series. Through storytelling, pictures, games, discussion, crafts, movies, and hands-on activities we will study Greek and Roman mythology and discuss the connection and usage of these ancient stories in modern day Harry Potter. A portion of each class will be devoted to increasing vocabulary and *spelling* skills by learning the Latin roots used in Harry Potter spells. Books 1-4 will be covered in class.
Notes: It is highly recommended that all students have either read or listened to Harry Potter books 1-4. We will be talking about things left out or changed in the movies.
Prerequisites:
Classical mythology, Latin, Harry Potter
$165.00 8-10 Jennifer Borishansky 7/12 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Create, Craft, and Calculate
Each week we will immerse ourselves in engaging art projects that highlight math concepts. We'll make quilt blocks, string art, and mosaics. We'll design and build models, but there is a challenge. We will have to buy our materials from our class store. Students will need to figure out how much of each material they will need and what they can afford. You can build a polygon playground, marble mini-golf, or a dollhouse room, but you'll have to do it on a budget. If you love art, come to create and craft, and leave with some new math knowledge. Cindy Young will guest teach some sessions.
Notes: Concepts practiced in this class include measuring, area, perimeter, volume, polygons, money, grids, circumference, radius, diameter, parallel, perpendicular, fractions, and fibonacci numbers.
Prerequisites: Students should understand the concept of multiplication.
Art, math
$175.00 8-11 Teela James 10/8 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Waitlist
Beginner and Intermediate Guitar and Song Writing
This course is for both beginner and intermediate learners. Students will learn or continue to build upon their knowledge of the basic guitar chords that are used to compose most songs. They will also learn the essential parts of a guitar and their functions, as well as basic music theory as related to rhythm and tempo. At the end of the course, students will be able to compose their own songs using basic guitar chords. They will also develop the confidence to perform or showcase their new skills. Parents are welcome to take the course with their children. Students may rent guitars from me at $5 per session (I have 5 personal guitars to rent out, on first come first served basis), purchase personal guitars (recommended for students who wish to continue into intermediate and advanced guitar courses at CHEC), rent guitars from me, or rent from musical stores in Charlottesville. Amazon and Ebay.com also sell guitars. Affordable guitars with a rating of 3 stars (out of 5) for $30 - $50.
Notes:
Prerequisites: None
Songwriting, rhythm and finger picking.
$165.00 8-14 Louis Torkornoo 6/20 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Rehearsal for Spring Play Part 1: Peter Pan
Part one of a two-part class. Students must sign up for both part one and part two of this class. (The only exception are students under age 11 who are admitted with my permission with a requested age waiver. They will be given smaller roles and will only enroll in Part 1 of this class.) We will rehearse and perform our own interpretation of the timeless classic PETER PAN, by J.M. Barrie. We'll put our own spin on this old story that will most certainly include tons of swashbuckling adventure and comedy. While we're at it, we'll also explore the prospect of growing up, without sacrificing our youthful joy and wonder. Expect magic, sword fights, pirates, fairies, and mysterious tiger people. But, as is always the case when putting on a play, the fun part will be our wild encounters with the unexpected! Important Schedule Notes: There will be two extra rehearsals the week before the performance at the Central Library downtown - on May 14th from 1:30 to 4:30 and May 17th from 3:30 to 6:30. THE PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 20th - the CHEC make-up day.
Notes: IMPORTANT SCHEDULE NOTES: There will be two extra rehearsals the week before the performance at the Central Library downtown - on May 14th from 1:30 to 4:30 and May 17th from 3:30 to 6:30. THE PERFORMANCE WILL TAKE PLACE ON MAY 20th - the CHEC make-up day.
Prerequisites: While this class is intensely rewarding, that is only true because it requires commitment and work. Students must be able to stay focused and attentive throughout a three-hour rehearsal. They must learn their lines at home and show up to all rehearsals (unless they're sick). But again, that's what makes it fun!
Rehearsal Spring Play PERFORMANCE MAY 20
$160.00 11-16 Lou Volpendesta 10/15 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Can You Dog Train Your Parents?
In this introductory psychology class we will explore how principles of classical and operant conditioning are used to teach service dogs and zoo animals to perform amazing feats. We will try teaching some tricks to a puppy and consider if the same strategies can be applied to people. Do people think and learn like dogs? Can you use conditioning to get what you want from your parents?
Notes: Dog visitors will be present for some sessions
Prerequisites: Must be comfortable around dogs
Classical and operant conditioning
$160.00 12-16 Rachel DiLuciano 9/10 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
14:30-15:50
Supervised Stay
Play games with friends, work on art projects, play outside in the attached fenced playground, or work on independent projects! This class is perfect for those like to stay at CHEC all day, but don't wish to take four classes, those who have a gap between classes they want to take, those who have siblings take classes who don't wish to take a class themselves, or those who just love unstructured play time. Note that this is not a taught class. Site managers will supervise, but will not be leading activities. As such, the fee for this class contributes to our rent and insurance costs, but does not include an instructor fee. This class is intended for drop-off students, so if a parent is on site and supervising their own child, the child does not need to be enrolled in this class.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Unstructured play and social time
$60.00 5-18 Dannielle Lamison 3/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Let's Play! Nerf Wars/VR/African Games
Love games and immersive worlds? Join me for a trifold adventure of gaming and exploration. Play NERF WARS. Ever wanted to battle your friends in an all-out war with nerf toys? There will be different modes of play that will challenge you physically, strategically, and competitively. You may even bring boxes to set up forts and barriers. Explore 3D VIRTUAL REALITY. Visit Paris, Rome, London, or tour the 8 Wonders of the World all from the comfort of your CHEC classroom. You can jump on a roller coaster, take a tour of the human body, or visit the dinosaurs in their era with life-like views. Learn AFRICAN CHILDREN’S GAMES. You will learn several games from different parts of Africa, including Oware (Mancala), Pilololo, Ludo, Ensuo-pipo-bremu (River-Mountain-Valley), Ampe, and more... Some games will test your short-term memory while others challenge your team work, communication skills, and mental stamina as you develop new strategies and devise unique techniques. Are you ready? Let’s play!
Notes: Please note: 1. Parents may opt their children out of using nerf toys. Those children may concentrate on the VR activities and African games. 2. I have over 10 VR goggles and will provide two cell phones for children to share. Parents are welcome to use their own cell phones for their children to experience the technological wonder that is 3D VR. 3. Parents are welcome to participate in the class.
Prerequisites: None.
Nerf wars/3d VR/African games
$165.00 5-9 Louis Torkornoo 0/20 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Introduction to Physics: May the Forces Be With You
All matter moves and interacts with all other matter in the universe. From playing soccer to launching rockets, physics is related to just about everything you can think of! In this class we will explore the forces that not only shape these interactions but also govern most aspects of our daily lives. The physics of motion, heat and thermodynamics, light, magnetism and electricity, will be introduced through experiments, building projects, sports, and games. The bulk of this course will be active hands-on learning.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Physics
$165.00 6-9 Jennifer Borishansky 0/12 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Keepers of the Animals - Native American Stories and Wildlife Activities
Through Native North American stories and related wildlife activities, we’ll learn about the amazing animal world around us. From interactive storytelling and active games to quiet reflection, this class will focus on inspiring wonder, honing observation, and cultivating appreciation for our animal brother and sisters. We will likely spend time outdoors and will perhaps take a field trip to the woods at the end of the session. The class is based on the book of the same name by famed Native American storyteller Joseph Bruchac.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Storytelling and wildlife activities
$160.00 6-9 Ingrid Cordano 0/10 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Reader Lovers Book Club
This class will be about the joy of reading and sharing our views about what we have read. It is for reader lovers and those who are not lovers yet but who are open to explore! We will investigate themes in our books such as friendship, cooperation, magic, and imagination. We will look at the evolution of reading; our discussions will grow from basic understandings of plot, conflict, resolution, and description to literary devices such as flashback, interweaving of fact, fiction, and history and other stylistic motifs. Classes will include discussion, analytic and creative writing, arts and crafts, and some book related games, snacks, and fun. Students are encouraged to have finished the assigned reading before the class. To bring to class: the book, a favorite notebook, and a writing instrument. Proposed Syllabus: (depending on how it goes we may not get to Isabel Allende..) Week 1: Secret Coders (graphic novel) by Gene Luen Yang Weeks 2 and 3: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien Week 4: Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson Weeks 5 and 6: The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan Weeks 7 and 8: City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende
Notes: To bring to each class: a fun notebook and/or sketchbook, a favorite pen or pencil, and a copy of the book.
Prerequisites: Books must be bought or borrowed by the student.
Reading and discussion, arts, games
$150.00 9-13 Monica Farrell 5/15 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Gadgets & Gizmos
What did kids play with before electricity? Sure, there were wind-up toys, but those must have gotten boring after awhile. In this class, we'll create gizmos that spin, wobble, and whiz. We'll make gadgets that fling, swing, glide, and collide - all without the use of motors or batteries! If you like nerf wars, you'll love our dart launcher battle. Want to go for a spin? Maybe you'll win the race with our CD race car! We'll explore how these contraptions work, and how we can make them better.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Hands-on physics study
$165.00 10-18 Megan Bailey 11/12 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
Rehearsal for Spring Play Part 2: Peter Pan
This is part two of a two-part class. Students must also enroll in part one. These two classes are rehearsals for the spring play, PETER PAN. The play will be performed May 20th. (See part 1 for course description.)
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Rehearsal for Spring Play PETER PAN
$160.00 11-16 Lou Volpendesta 11/15 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open
15:50-16:15
Programming AT HOME With Minecraft
Make it rain chickens! Detect valuable ore beneath your feet! Spawn 1000 blocks of TNT with a single command! Using MakeCode for Minecraft, a block-based programming language, students will learn the fundamentals of computer science by altering the behavior of their own Minecraft worlds. This online class aims to deliver computer programming instruction to a wide range of students with varying levels of proficiency through one-on-one instruction at a distance. There is NO class meeting. We will communicate entirely via email, although I can be available for in person consultations by appointment on CHEC days during the scheduled time period. The class will cover programming basics such as variables, iteration, conditionals, and event handling through various guided programming tutorials and independent projects. Weekly homework will be assigned--a short reading and a small project with step by step instructions. Students working independently can learn at their own pace. Students wishing to progress faster can do so and will receive a new assignment each time they finish one. Returning Minecraft students are welcome!
Notes: This course does not have a scheduled meeting time! Students work at home at their own pace. Students need a Windows 10 computer with a purchased copy of the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft (if you only own the Java edition of Minecraft, you should have a download code available on your Mojang account to acquire the Windows 10 Edition for free). Apple users can run Bootcamp, which allows you to install Windows 10 on Apple hardware. Students should have their own email address for correspondence with the instructor (or a parent willing to receive and send email for them).
Prerequisites: Prior experience with Minecraft. Sufficient reading and writing skills for reading instructions and communicating via email (or have a parent who doesn't mind helping). Ability to work independently.
ONLINE course programming with Minecraft
$150.00 7-17 Tom Lynch 6/8 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open