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SPRING Schedule  (January 8 – May 31)

ART PORTFOLIO
Tuesdays | 4:30-5:30 pm (Grades 4-8)
with David Sexton
An art class for everyone interested in developing or improving their
artistic abilities, but focused especially on developing art portfolios for art schools like Miami Arts Charter School (MAC), Design Architecture
Senior High (DASH) and others. Professional artist David Sexton, the owner of the Miami Beach Painting with a Twist Studio, has worked as an artist for MARVEL COMICS and DC Comics. The class will be fun,
but focused on achieving goals!


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.


BASKETBALL
Thursdays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
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.


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.


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 Lucia Martino
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 Bani Bhalla and Irma Zelinger
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® offers a great selection of sports and games that enhance gross motor skills, coordination and enhance gross motor skills, develop coordination, and encourage teamwork.


MANDARIN
with Wendy Fong
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 (PK-1)
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.


MIND LAB®
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-1)
Mind Lab® is an innovative program developed in Israel that uses an internationally acclaimed selection of strategy and mind games to enhance 21st century life skills and teach students how to think, rather than what to think. Our games selection includes more than 250 award-winning games such as: Quoridor, Rush Hour, Octi, Zoologic, Abalone and many others. A unique approach endorsed by Yale University. To learn more about Mind Lab visit: www.mindlabsf.com.


MINECRAFT™: by Zaniac
Thursdays | 3:15-4:30 pm (K-3)
MINECRAFT™ is used as a tool to teach real world math, science and technology skills. Minecraft™ reinforces math concepts and introduces students to physical and life sciences. Children learn with their peers in a fun team format while developing critical reasoning skills. Minecraft Exploration (January through March): Students will learn science and math concepts such as gravity, speed, area and volume, Cartesian coordinates and use them to navigate while working together with friends to accomplish group missions. They will explore science and math concepts like biomes and renewable/non renewable resources, understand how they apply to real life all while playing the game they love. Minecraft Galaxy (April & May): Students learn about earth’s oceans and undersea life with the Oceancraft mod, and explore space with the Galacticraft mod. They design and build rockets that travel to the moon, International Space Station, and even Mars where they will attempt to terraform the planet. Through this journey, they will learn the science behind earth’s atmosphere, the role of oxygen, water, bacteria, sustainable life, the differences between earth, space, the moon, mars and the role of the Interaction Space Station (ISS) in humans’ exploration of space.


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.


MUSIC TOGETHER®
Thursdays | 2:15-3:00 pm (PS-K)
with TBD
Your child will enjoy an artistically-conceived flow of songs, rhythmic rhymes, instrumental jam sessions, finger plays, and movement activities. The combination and types of activities are research-based and support children’s developing competence in tonality and rhythm. This class will also feature fun Jewish holiday and traditional songs.


PHOTOGRAPHY
Fridays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-1)
with Monda Gjeka-Arch
“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving.” Through photography the children will learn how to utilize the art of capturing moments in time by using light, stories and vision. The lessons will be a unique experience for the children and an opportunity to travel back in time through photography history and much more.


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.


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.


SKYBEAT KIDS/HIP HOP
(intro/beginner children’s hip hop class)
Mondays | 3:15-4:15 pm (PK-1)
The kids get to move, shake, and have fun in a safe environment while listening to some of their favorite songs. Skybeat Kids is for both boys and girls and helps children learn a few cool hip hop dance moves. The class is open to all levels, there is no prior dance experience necessary. We introduce the kids to games that will help them have a better understanding of rhythm.


SOCCER
Mondays | 2:15-3:15 pm (PS-K)
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.


STUDIO FOR PRE-TEENS
Thursdays | 4:15-5:15 pm (GR 2-8)
with Liset Leyva
Learn a variety of techniques in this multi-media class with ceramics & wheel throwing, painting, drawing, mosaics, sculpture and more. All materials are included.


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.


YOGA MUSIC
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.

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.