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fall Schedule  (august 26 – December 20)

ARTISTS IN ACTION
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK & K)
Thursdays | 3:30-4:30 pm (PK-3) 
with Liset Leyva

Children will draw, paint, sculpt, do ceramics, construct,
discover and create! Emphasis is on imagination, originality, and self-expression. All materials are included.


ARDUINO ROBOTS *NEW*
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 pm (Ages 5-11)

Arduino Robots are an all-in-one solution to enjoy the hands-on experience of programming, electronics, and robotics. Children will work with specific detailed boards from Arduino and Scratch 2.0 software (developed by MIT). They will connect Arduino Robots with computers or smart devices via Bluetooth or 2.4G (with different versions available). These easy-to-assemble Arduino Robots provide infinite possibilities for students to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).


BALLET
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 2&3)
Thursdays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-2)
with Colleen Farnum

These ballet classes are designed to enhance the children motor, listening and social skills through dance activities. The classes will help dancers with posture, flexibility, fitness, balance, self-discipline and self-confidence. Dancers will learn the basic ballet steps while learning how to follow direction, imitate movement and gross motor skill development games in a positive and fun environment.


BASKETBALL
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
Thursdays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3) *NEW*
with Cyclone Soccer Inc.

We offer the skills and drills that make your “future NBA champion” a lean, mean, dunking machine! What’s more fun after school than shooting hoops with your friends?


BOOK CLUB
Fridays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 3-5)
with Monda Gjeka-Arch

Children choose a different book every week, followed by a hands-on art, sensory, or learning activity. Children work on concepts such as parts of a book (beginning, middle and end), authors, illustrators, plot, characters, and phonetic awareness.


BOTANICAL GARDENING
Tuesdays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-1)
with Feliza D’Abreu

This will be a growing experience where children will learn the basic skills of gardening, composting, garden tools, ecology, environmental awareness, earth science, geography, math, language, and horticulture. Children will explore different seeds and plants and will plant different vegetables and herbs that, once they grow, will be used in our cooking classes and school lunches.


CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND DRAMATIC PLAY *NEW*
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)

Learners will experience dramatic play, costume design and stage direction. They will have an opportunity to engage in improvisation as well as guided performances. We will delve into character development using various materials. This experience contributes to social and emotional development. Some learners will prefer to be the performers while others will choose to learn directing, lighting and stage hand.


CHEERLEADING
Fridays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1) with Expressions of Talent

In this class your child will participate in tumbling and dancing activities, learn basic cheers, and build beginner acrobatic-stunt skills. This is an opportunity for any child who is interested in perfecting their skills in a fun, non-competitive environment.


CODING
Fridays | 3:15-4:15 pm (Ages 5-11)
with D.P.B. Robotics

Coding is an activity that teaches children in a basic way how to learn fundamental programming concepts, like variables, loops, functions, and principles of computational thinking. Children will create different fantastic video games, logic games, puzzles, phone apps, fun challenges, character builder and much more.


COMPUTER SCIENCE
Tuesdays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3)
with D.P.B. Robotics

The computer science course helps students build and understand computers by opening a box, pulling out the bits, button, and brain. As they build their own computer all by themselves students will be able to look inside and see how it all works and bring it to life. Kids of all ages will learn about sound, power, pixels, and processors. Learning to code with playful step-by-step challenges that use simple PRECODE BLOCKS, TYPE CODES and LINUX COMMANDS. Starting with simple code and leveling up as they make art, games, and music. Students will follow a story, plug parts, and see how they work. Learning to code art, games and music, make lights flash, with step-by-step challenges to show them how.


DESIGNLAB® *NEW*
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3)

DesignLab Miami is a program that believes that learning to sew goes way “beyond the dress”. The art of sewing, designing, and creating are life skills that can expand the horizons of any child. In this class children will explore their creativity and develop their own ideas in fashion, printing, and sketching but most importantly they will be empowered to see their potential and uniqueness. The program focusses on building a strong foundation, which includes basic sewing safety and machine use. They will sew basic accessories, have an introduction to 3D printing and the use of LED lights and sewing with conductive thread.


DIESEL DANCE
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK & K)
Fridays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 2 & 3)
with Barbara Schpilberg

Bring out your child’s creativity through dance, music, and movement. This class incorporates scarves, maracas, tambourines and more for rhythm and creative expression. Various types of music are used.


ECO-TOT-ART
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 2 & 3)
with Ana Giselle Agostini

Children take part in caring for our planet by using recycled materials to create their own planet-inspired masterpieces. All materials are included.


GUITAR
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
with Oren Maisner

Learn to rock the six string while playing Top 40 songs and classic rock. In addition, the basics of music theory will be taught. Class curriculum will consist of working on ear training, reading music, performance, and form. Students are encouraged to use their creativity while having fun!


GYMNASTICS
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
with Expressions of Talent

This energetic class will feature basic tumbling, balancing and movement activities. Children will have warm-up time. Yoga routines are included to enhance proper breathing and relaxation.


INTERNATIONAL GOURMET COOKING
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 2 & 3)
with TBD

In this class children will cook and learn about foods from different countries and cultures. All classes will be age appropriate and geared towards their maximum development. Children will learn step by step about preparing food. They will also learn about the ingredients being used (where they come from, nutrients, measurement and more). One of the goals is for the children to have hands-on experience and then be able to taste the foods they have worked on. All ingredients will be organic and natural with no artificial colors, and some will be from our own garden!


KIDOKINETICS®
Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)

Kidokinetics inspires kids to get up, get moving, and get in shape as we set the tone for a lifetime of physical fitness.In our unique program your preschooler will learn about the human body (anatomy, physiology, and nutrition), move and exercise, and have fun in a non-competitive, safe, and encouraging environment. Your child will learn a NEW sport EACH week, working on basic skill development, balance and coordination. Some of our sports offerings include: Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Frisbee, Golf, Hockey, Jump Rope, Lacrosse, NoodleKinetics, Nutrition, Obstacle Course, Parachute Games, Push-ups, Sit-ups, Soccer, T-ball, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball. We look forward to a FITastic semester with your child.


KIDTRONICS
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
with D.B.P. Robotics

Children will learn while having a blast, transforming any conductive material into keyboards, game controllers and musical instruments. Bananas, oranges and carrots can be transformed into musical instruments and Play-dough will make an amazing game controller. These are only a few examples of the many different projects that are going to be built in these classes of KIDTRONICS.

MANDARIN
with Wendy Fong
Beginner: Fridays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3)

This is an interactive program where children will learn the basics of the Mandarin language, setting a foundation for future language development and advanced learning. They will learn pronunciation with the “Pin Yin” system and emphasizing on the tones. This class goal will be for children to speak short sentences, count, name family members, colors, animals, and basic daily courtesy words. This class will also incorporate cultural knowledge experiences like cooking and making chop sticks. Audio and visual technology will impact in the children’s learning. Taught by Wendy Fong, an experienced teacher who has been working with children and adults for more than 20 years.

MINI ROBOTICS
Fridays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
with D.B.P. Robotics

A kid-friendly engineering program that entices children to explore the world of engineering, technology, and robotics. Explore mechanical engineering associated with structures and machines including, robots! Structures such as bridges, trusses and arches, cantilevers as well as different machines such as wedges, incline planes and gears will be explored in depth.


MORE THAN ABC
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 3-5)
with Monda Gjeka-Arch

We help develop early literacy skills such as letter recognition, beginning sight vocabulary, and phonemic awareness through small group games and shared reading. Math tutoring uses small manipulatives and games to practice counting, sorting, classifying, and number recognition. Lessons are tailored to the student’s competence level.

SCIENCE LAB
Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
Fridays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-1)
with Feliza D’Abreu

Your child’s imagination and senses will be stimulated by this hands-on class, where we conduct experiments designed to stimulate the imagination and the senses. Children conduct experiments, observe, compare, create, and solve problems in multiple scientific disciplines. All materials are included.


SENSORY STIMULATION *NEW*
Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (Ages 2-3)

Sensory play encourages scientific processes where problems are solved using the five senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. By stimulating the senses, children develop creatively, socially, emotionally, cognitively, linguistically and physically while they explore the world around them.


SHOLOM-KWAN-DO
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS & K)
with Lucky Bruno

Children love this incorporation of aerobics, gymnastics, and martial arts. Through fun physical activities, they will develop focus, coordination, strength and discipline.


SLIMEWORLD
Thursdays | 3:15-4:15 pm (K-3)

SlimeWorld is a totally “hands on” class. A class full of sparkles, colors, fragrances, and fun. Children will use all their imagination and creativity while making all kinds of slimes, bath bombs, soaps and more. Materials are included.


SOCCER
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3) *NEW*
with Cyclone Soccer Inc.

Soccer provides an escape for physical fun and promotes cooperation, team play and spirit.


SPANISH
Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
with Nancy Pasternak

In this interactive class, children learn basic Spanish vocabulary by identifying objects, playing games, reading stories, and singing songs. Introducing a new language at a young age sets the foundation for future language development and acceptance of other cultures.


STOP MOTION ANIMATION *NEW*
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)

A hands-on class where children will build their guided mini-movie set and create their own ANIMATED MOVIES using thousands of different and colorful bricks and pieces including lots of character provided or wherever they bring or make! With a camera and software children will use a computer to make an animated movie using stop-motion and live video techniques. Then they will edit the movie and add exciting sound effects, music, narration and titles. The finished movie will be e-mailed to each family.


THEATER & DRAMATIC PLAY
Tuesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
with Rebecca Edelson

Learners will experience dramatic play, costume design and stage direction. They will have an opportunity to engage in improvisation as well as guided performance.


TENNIS
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PK-1)
with Marcelo Lopez

This introduction to tennis is an excellent way for children to learn this great sport. Games and activities will provide in-depth development of hand/eye coordination, an essential skill for mastering tennis. All equipment included.


YOMU® YOGA
Wednesdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
with Lee Friedman

Improve your all-around well-being by incorporating exercise, stretch, relaxation, and ways to explore new movement. Yoga Music is filled with games, laughter, poetry, music, songs, and tons of yoga poses.


ZUMBA
Fridays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-3)
with Barbara Schpilberg

This Zumba class is a high-dance party packed with kid-friendly routines. We break down steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure. This class helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate fitness as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination and balance.

General Information

Choosing the right After-School program is a very important decision in your child’s development. Our outstanding extracurricular, skill-based classes keep children ages 2-11 active and engaged. With our large variety of programs, children can hone in on existing talents or find new interests. Providing our programs in a safe and engaging environment is our priority. For every stage of your child’s development, we offer academic enrichment, physical fitness, and nutritional and life skill programs to challenge children and make learning fun. We provide a healthy snack. We employ experienced DCF-certified Temple Beth Sholom Innovative School staff to supervise each program.

Early Care (7:30 to 8:30 am), After Care (2:00 to 5:00 pm) and Extended Care (5:00 to 6:00 pm) are also provided. During these times a variety of academic enrichment activities, indoor and outdoor games, and creative art experiences are planned for your child’s time in our program. For questions regarding our After-School Enrichment opportunities call Dalia Katz at 305.538.7231.