Book-Making – (Grades 2-5): Mrs. Corgan – This is a fun and educational club that is perfect for children who love to read, write, draw, and color! We will act as authors and illustrators as we create from scratch: Lift-the-Flap Joke books, Pop-Open face books, Animal House books, Accordian books, 3D House books, Fact & Fiction books, Envelope books, Staggered-Page books, and Souvenir books. At the end of each workshop, we will share our creations with the class by either reading an excerpt of our story or explaining an illustration technique we used. Children will have a collection of self-created books as keepsakes upon completing this club!
Build You Own Empire (Grades 3-5): Mr. Zubair - Interactive games that teach kids the value of compound interest and other financial fundamentals like mortgages, writing checks and building your credit. We will even incorporate Pokemon in our strategic planning. Kids play strategy games to earn money that they invest. In culmination, we will have an Olympic day where teams play each other in physical activity games.
After School – Jr. Mechanical Engineering – (Grades PreK-2):
The Junior Mechanical Engineering classes introduce our youngest engineers fundamental concepts of energy, materials, and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students explore and construct their own roller coasters, catapults, cars, and more.
Sewing - (Grades 2-5): Ms. Leschinsky - A typical afternoon in Sewing Club consists of a lot of sewing and a lot of fun! The focus is on learning how to hand sew and then apply what is learned to make fabric-related projects. A strong interest in learning to sew is encouraged as this club’s concentration is on stitching, applique, and other basic sewing techniques. (If you have a child in first grade who is interested, please contact Ms. L.)
Super Hero Training Academy – (PreK-2): Mr. Schauerman – If you like Spiderman, Black Panther, Captain America, and Batman then you need to start training at the Super Hero Academy. We will have fun learning about our favorite superheroes and working hard at discovering our own super powers. The training academy will consist of fun obstacle courses, learning some basic gymnastics and having fun. Each class will be a specific hero theme. One week you’ll be Batman, defending Gotham from the Joker and another you’ll be Spiderman defending the city from the Green Goblin.
Sustainability ALL VOLUNTEER club – (Grades 3-5): Ms. Donovan - Help bring awareness to Shipley! Join me each week in exploring ways to promote sustainability in our surroundings and globally. We will research, engage in walkabouts, have discussions and watch short clips of videos. *ONLY SERIOUS WORKERS WELCOME.
Creative Cooking - (Grades PreK-2, MAX of 12): Ms. Sklow - Using the science of cooking we will explore the realm of combining popular ingredients to create delectable snacks and ooey gooey concoctions.
FUEL - (Grades 1-2) - Jen Compton, owner and instructor. FUEL is a new program created to help kids get involved in a sport that focuses on individual performance and intertwines teamwork. Boxing fitness is known to build confidence and to teach discipline. It is a sport/activity that requires attention, coordination, and movement. Classes are tailored to the ages it is offered to and all children will earn boxing gloves at the end of the semester. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Game Club – (Grades 2-4): Ms. Long – In this exciting club children will play board games and card games while developing thinking skills and strategies. They will interact with their peers and have the opportunity to develop valuable social skills. They will also practice taking turns and develop good sportsmanship. It’s guaranteed to be fun!
Maker-Space Club (Grades 3-5): Mr. Del Duca/Ms. Donovan - Students can work on WeDo robotics and Mind-storm robotics. Students can work on building and making with electronics, Little Bits, LED lights and materials found in the maker-space. Fun, Fun!
Jiu Jitsu and Self Defense – (Grades K-2 and 3-5): Noah Spear and Lisa Isaacs - Children will build skill, character, and fitness as they learn the techniques and body positions to engage their base with ground control spin, shin, and chin self-defense moves. Learn the physics of escaping like ‘cap the candle’ and finding your knee ‘mountain’ and ‘alligator’ your body to connect your elbow ‘nub’ to your knee! Come play Jiu Jitsu, it’s a language and game of human chess! We use our imaginations to understand the movements, it’s so much fun!
Middle Eastern Drumming Club - (Grades 2-5): Señora Bermúdez:
Students will learn the basics of drumming. This fun workshop teaches about Middle Eastern drumming styles such as Baladí, Ayoub, and Samai. The sessions include free style, giving students an opportunity to create their own rhythm. During the last session, students will be provided with fun facts about Middle Eastern drumming and information on programs where they can continue drumming in the area.
Pottery/Clay – (Grades 1-5): Mrs. Wattles – Come sculpt, form and play with different types of clay. Projects made in class will be sent home once complete.
Sports Center (Grades 2-5): Mr. Lloyd – Come recap and chat about teams, players and recent games. Share exciting cards or memorabilia from home and learn more about some sports you may not be familiar with. Let’s talk sports!
Code Club: Junior Minecraft – (Grades 3-5): BSD Coding -Use of the most popular gaming platforms in the world to offer students the gaming experience of a lifetime! Students embark on a virtual adventure as they exercise their creativity in an atmosphere centered on “world-building” and interaction. Students learn about environment and game construction using Minecraft® to imagine, design, build and play in their custom creations. No prior experience is required.
FUEL - (Grades 3-5) - Jen Compton, owner and instructor. FUEL is a new program created to help kids get involved in a sport that focuses on individual performance and intertwines teamwork. Boxing fitness is known to build confidence and to teach discipline. It is a sport/activity that requires attention, coordination, and movement. Classes are tailored to the ages it is offered to and all children will earn boxing gloves at the end of the semester. Comfortable clothing is recommended.
Little Rockers – (Grades PreK-2): Mr. Zubair - A music class that rocks out and has an educational purpose too! Ear training/rhythm training/matching pitch are just a few things that will be taught. The goal is to have a fun time with music, singing, and dance.
Bombardment (5th GRADE ONLY): Mr. Kellett/Mrs. Early
Animation – (Grades 1-5): Mr. Caddle - If you enjoy being creative with cartoons and like making up funny stories then Animation Club could be the club for you. We use Frames 6 software to create short movies with characters you choose yourself.
You will learn to make movie frames, add speech bubbles and develop movement, as well as a host of other skills.
Shining Knights Chess (Grades PreK-5, minimum of 8 to run) - Our coaches are highly-rated professional chess instructors. We have taught tens of thousands of children to play, including national champions for first and second grade. Chess time is evenly split between lesson and play. All chess supplies are provided.