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Spring 2020: (March 16, 2020 - May 11, 2020)
Spring Break - April 13th, Make-up Day - May 18th
Register before 2020-03-20 to avoid the late registration fee of $5.00 per class.
Scholarship applications are due by 2020-03-01.
First payment due upon registration..
Final payment due: 2020-04-01.
Classes are held on MONDAYS.
Class Cost Ages Instructor Enrolled Room Site Status
09:30-10:50
Circus Arts
Find your Inner Fool! Build sculptures with props, balance on the balance beam, walk on the globe, juggle, peacock feather balancing, and hula hoop around the room. Let's have some fun learning new tricks and build on performance skills.
Notes:
Prerequisites: No.
Clown, hoop, juggle, balance & play!
$175.00 5-9 Erin Riley 0/10 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 0/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Math, Music, and Motion: Rhythmic Foundations of West Africa
This class is part West African drumming, part fundamental math, and ALL fun! When blended with drumming and movement, learning about times tables, fractions, and decimals has never been easier or more fun! Students will have an opportunity to learn and play traditional rhythms on traditional instruments from West Africa including djembe, dunun, balafon, krin, and calabash. In addition to learning rhythms and dance, students will also have the opportunity to explore the rich cultures of West Africa. From geography and history to art, we’ll discuss the function of these traditional rhythms in the context of the societies from which they originate. Half of our class time will be devoted to fundamental math concepts, including but not limited to addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, fractions, and decimals. The goal of the math portion of this class is to get the basics of math off the page and into your body. Music and math are naturally connected and drumming is an especially fun way to bridge the two! Wear comfortable clothes to dance in and come ready to move and groove! Please bring a hand drum if you have one, drums provided for those who don’t.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Percussive Math
$160.00 5-9 Jennifer Borishansky 0/10 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
All for One and One for All: Leadership and Team Building (8-12)
How can the whole team cross the Chocolate River using only a few marshmallows? How can you communicate if you've been bitten by the "Lip Zip Bug"? Each week, participants will be presented with physical and mental challenges where successful completion requires teamwork and rigorous problem solving. Through fun and engaging activities, we'll explore the power of communication, leadership, creative thinking, collaboration, self-reflective group processing, and other key skills for working as part of a team. Throughout the term, students will develop an appreciation for their own strengths, and explore some of the skills that may not come as easily at first. This will be a fun, supportive, and non-competitive class full of exciting adventures in teamwork!
Notes: ***This class will run for 6 weeks, starting after Spring Break and including the makeup day
Prerequisites:
Games and Skills for Working Together
$130.00 8-12 Kate Adamson 0/12 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Care of Magical Creatures (Veterinary Medicine)
Have you ever wanted to be a veterinarian? Have you ever wanted to know why your dog pants in the air conditioning or how your cat purrs? Do you know how to tell a species by the shape of their blood cells? Want to learn the tools and techniques of treating a wound? Want to know the secrets of building a zoo? Then this class is for you!
Notes: Student will need access to a pet at home to complete project work. If students do not have a pet then the project can be modified to use a non domestic species.
Prerequisites:
Animal science and biology
$170.00 8-18 Virginia Cunningham 0/15 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
My Three Chambered Heart Continued (8-11)
What are the differences between a legless lizard and a snake? My Three Chambered Heart continues with yet more reptiles (and a few amphibians) to meet and learn about. We will learn how to go “herping” and will practice safe reptile handling skills. Students will develop a deeper understanding of our ectothermic friends through various games and activities. The unique eating habits of each species will be explained, with opportunities to watch various feedings (not required). We will also prepare meals for Argentine Tegu lizards. Various venomous species will be explored, and we will learn about hemotoxic and neurotoxic venoms through experiments. Crocodilians will also be covered. Students will have field journals to document their journey and findings through notes and photos. New students are welcome to join us!
Notes: Students will have the opportunity to see various snakes being fed, but they are not required to watch or be in the room for the feeding. All mammal prey offered will not be live (they are frozen, thawed). Prey animals include rabbits, rats, and mice. Insect or lizard prey would be offered live.
Prerequisites:
Hands-on with snakes and other reptiles!
$175.00 8-11 Jacob Pugh 0/10 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
May The Force Be With You
Will you join the light side or the dark side? Is the force strong with you? Join me and your new friends as we experience Star Wars in a new light. We'll work out our bodies, our imaginations, and our creativity as we learn new and improved ways of dueling with light sabers, complete with sound and light effects, learn exciting martial arts techniques, and memorize scripts to create a short film. Which side will you choose – to become a Jedi knight or a Sith Lord?
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Light sabers, filmmaking
$175.00 8-11 Louis Torkornoo 0/15 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Basketball
Boys and girls will learn the basics of team basketball each Monday. They will learn the fitness, mental, technical, and tactical fundamentals to be successful in a game situation. The class will consist of training at Washington Park and classroom activities as well. There will be a few games scheduled with area schools. More details to come regarding the games.
Notes: 5 STUDENT'S WOULD BE NEEDED TO PLAY A REGULATION GAME
Prerequisites:
Basketball basics
$150.00 12-16 T Williams 0/12 Blue Room Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
What If - The Continuing Saga
Let's continue writing the collaborative novel we started last fall. What will happen when the characters reach the compound? Will Ellen ever stop running? Who else will fall under Mr. X's spell? Most importantly, what should we name John's truck? Find out all this and more as we continue frolicking with words. As with last class, there will be weekly writing and rewriting assignments and in class critiques. This class is a continuation of the fall section of What If. New students are welcome, but should contact the instructor prior to registering to read what we have written so far and determine whether they are interested in joining the project.
Notes: This class has homework--plan to spend 1-2 hours per week working outside of class.
Prerequisites: Previous What If class or instructor permission.
Writers' workshop
$160.00 12-16 Teela James 0/8 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
09:50-10:50
Birds of a Feather
How do birds sit on wires and not burn their feet? How do they stay warm in a storm? What does a bird eat for breakfast? Come explore the magic world of birds. In this class will be designing wings, building nests, learning bird calls and diving into what it might be like to be a bird. We will spend some time outdoors spying for birds.
Notes: This is a 60 minute class. We will be taking short walks around the church neighborhood, so please make sure your child can walk short distances and stay with a group.
Prerequisites:
Science, art and crafts
$125.00 5-7 Kim Lohan 0/8 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
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 0/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
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 3 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 1-3 will be covered in class.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Classical mythology, Latin, Harry Potter
$165.00 5-9 Jennifer Borishansky 0/12 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Basic Drawing
This is for folks that LOVE to draw. Drawing is great fun, entertaining and lets the world see your creative ideas! In this class you will learn drawing techniques that make drawing more exciting and satisfying. We will explore gesture drawing, contour drawing, perspective and learn how to look at drawings in a new way that will help develop skills for making more realistic and expressive art work. Individual attention will be given to help each student acquire new capabilities.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Drawing
$160.00 6-9 Davette Leonard 0/11 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
DIY Barbie Fashion (6-8)
Dress Barbie in a new wardrobe that you make. We will create swimwear, workout clothes, casual dress, and ball gowns using fabric and latex. Hand stitching and hot gluing will be necessary.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Make clothes to fit Barbie dolls.
$175.00 6-8 Shelley Marshall 0/6 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Irish Dance
In Irish dance we will learn and practice the building blocks that are specific to this cultural dance form. Dance class work will involve individual footwork while dancing with others. The goal is to work together to create a dance piece for performance.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Learn the basics of Irish dance.
$150.00 7-12 Lori Madden 0/12 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
American Football
Students will learn the basics of offensive and defensive strategies of flag and touch football. We will engage in many catching, passing, and defending activities. Students will learn leadership and teamwork in each class. Each class will have classroom instruction, theme, activities, and game.
Notes: Students should have cleats, water, snack, and a good attitude for learning.
Prerequisites:
Play American football with Coach West
$150.00 7-12 T Williams 0/12 Blue Room Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
My Three Chambered Heart Continued (8-11)
What are the differences between a legless lizard and a snake? My Three Chambered Heart continues with yet more reptiles (and a few amphibians) to meet and learn about. We will learn how to go “herping” and will practice safe reptile handling skills. Students will develop a deeper understanding of our ectothermic friends through various games and activities. The unique eating habits of each species will be explained, with opportunities to watch various feedings (not required). We will also prepare meals for Argentine Tegu lizards. Various venomous species will be explored, and we will learn about hemotoxic and neurotoxic venoms through experiments. Crocodilians will also be covered. Students will have field journals to document their journey and findings through notes and photos. New students are welcome to join us!
Notes: Students will have the opportunity to see various snakes being fed, but they are not required to watch or be in the room for the feeding. All mammal prey offered will not be live (they are frozen, thawed). Prey animals include rabbits, rats, and mice. Insect or lizard prey would be offered live.
Prerequisites:
Hands-on with snakes and other reptiles!
$175.00 8-11 Jacob Pugh 0/10 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Improv Jedis
This is a course for the experienced improv Jedi (anyone who has taken improv 101 or equivalent before). We will work on going deeper into the art of improv. You will learn how to become more fluid on the spot. Improv is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters, and dialogue of a game, scene, or story are made up in the moment. You will learn that you don't have to be funny in real life to be funny on stage. You will learn how to work with a supportive team to create scenes that captivate an audience. We will learn breathing techniques to feel emotions on stage, and learn physicality to create an environment that an audience can see without actually seeing it. At the end of the course you will be ready to perform a short show for your family and friends to attend. This is all through warm-up exercises and fun games. You will learn a newfound confidence and skills that you can carry not just on stage, but through your whole life!
Notes: Bring notebook if you like to take notes.
Prerequisites: Improv 101 or equivalent
For already experienced improv Jedis!
$150.00 11-18 Heather Hayes 0/15 Mural Room Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
All for One and One for All: Leadership and Team Building (12-18)
How can you transport nuclear waste across a treacherous path using only rubber bands and your team's ingenuity? Each week, participants will be presented with physical and mental challenges where successful completion requires teamwork and rigorous problem solving. Through fun and engaging activities, we'll explore the power of communication, leadership, creative thinking, collaboration, self-reflective group processing, and other key skills for working as part of a team. Throughout the term, students will develop an appreciation for their own strengths, and explore some of the skills that may not come as easily at first. This will be a fun, supportive, and non-competitive class full of exciting adventures in teamwork!
Notes: ***This class will run for 6 weeks, starting after Spring Break and including the makeup day
Prerequisites:
Games and Skills for Working Together
$130.00 12-18 Kate Adamson 0/12 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Abracadabra Alakazam (12-16)
Want to amaze your friends and astonish the masses? Come learn magic from professional magician Wes Iseli. In this special class, you will learn mind reading magic, card magic, coin magic, magic with everyday objects and much more. Wes will perform magic, teach tricks, and share some of the history of magic. Classes will include time to review and practice so at the end of the 8 weeks you can perform everything he has taught with ease. Students will receive a magic kit at the end of the course as well.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Art of Magic
$175.00 12-16 Wes Iseli 0/14 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
13:00-14:20
Horse Lovers Class
This class is for all horse lovers. Students will learn about horses through crafts, stories, and hands on activities. We will learn horse industry terms, safety, history, and science. No need to ride or own a horse. Class will end in a horseless horse show.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Horse study with crafts
$170.00 5-8 Virginia Cunningham 0/10 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
My Community - Connected
There’s a big world outside our door. In this class we’ll explore some of the different communities around us Charlottesville. Through stories and craft projects we’ll talk about members of our community that we may not see every day: those in assisted living homes, the Women’s Prison, shut-in neighbors, those needing food assistance, volunteers at the Rescue Squad, and refugees from other countries. As a part of the class we will making gifts to present to members of the community we’ve studied.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Crafts that connect us to community
$160.00 5-8 Ingrid Cordano 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 0/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Sports Fitness
The class will support students in movement activities useful for basketball, football, and soccer. Strength, speed, agility, and power will be themes of emphasis. Catching and passing will be included in the class. Students will have an opportunity to increase their intrinsic motivation and personal confidence in an athletic arena.
Notes: Students should have comfortable clothing, cleats, water, and a snack.
Prerequisites: Students must be able to follow instructions
Sports activities with Coach West
$175.00 6-10 T Williams 0/12 Blue Room Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
The Science of Flying
Ever wanted to build a model RC airplane from its parts and watch it take flight? Perhaps you're a pro, or a beginner, at building paper airplanes? Or maybe you've wondered how such a heavy airplane can float in the air. Come join me and your friends as we assemble individual parts, complete the electrical and mechanical engineering components required to make your RC airplane soar through the air. We will discover how the size of the wings affects the lift, how jet propulsion works, and the science behind propellers and the overall flight. This is your chance to discover the answers.
Notes: We could use a larger room like the cafeteria room by the kitchen
Prerequisites:
RC Airplanes and paper Airplanes
$175.00 8-12 Louis Torkornoo 0/20 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Abracadabra Alakazam (8-11)
Want to amaze your friends and astonish the masses? Come learn magic from professional magician Wes Iseli. In this special class, you will learn mind reading magic, card magic, coin magic, magic with everyday objects and much more. Wes will perform magic, teach tricks, and share some of the history of magic. Classes will include time to review and practice so at the end of the 8 weeks you can perform everything he has taught with ease. Students will receive a magic kit at the end of the course as well.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Art of Magic
$175.00 8-11 Wes Iseli 0/14 Lower Hall 1 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
DIY Barbie Fashion (8-12)
Dress Barbie in a new wardrobe that you make. We will create swimwear, workout clothes, casual dress, and ball gowns using fabric and latex. Hand stitching and hot gluing will be necessary.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Make clothes to fit Barbie dolls.
$175.00 8-12 Shelley Marshall 0/8 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
CHEC It Out
The teens got our digital newspaper running. Now it’s time for the next group of journalists to share their voices. We will help each other write news articles, reviews, opinion pieces, and more. Working as teams, we’ll write pieces that are fun to read without getting stressed about perfection. Students can write on paper, laptops, or other devices but should be comfortable participating in short cooperative writing activities. Students from the first session of CHEC It Out may register for the class or serve as assistants, depending on enrollment.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Student Run Digital Newspaper
$165.00 10-14 Rachel DiLuciano 0/8 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Acrylic Painting on Utilitarian Objects
Students will experience painting pictures with acrylics on objects such as clay pots, tee shirts, picture frames or the object of their choice. We will plan and create drawings that will be transferred onto the objects before painting them. Everyone will create their own transfer paper in order to do the tracings. Students are encouraged to bring in objects that they would like to paint upon, with size in mind. Too big or too small could be challenging.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Acrylic Painting
$165.00 10-18 Davette Leonard 0/11 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
My Three Chambered Heart - The Sequel (12-18)
What are the differences between a legless lizard and a snake? My Three Chambered Heart continues with yet more reptiles (and a few amphibians) to meet and learn about. We will discuss reptile evolution in depth and see some of the oldest and youngest living species. We will cover the importance and impact of phylogenetic taxonomy on the science. Animals coming out of brumation in the spring will make an appearance. The unique eating habits of each species will be explained, with opportunities to watch various feedings (not required). We will also prepare meals for Argentine Tegu lizards. Various venomous species will be explored, and we will learn about hemotoxic and neurotoxic venoms through experiments. Crocodilians will also be covered. Students will have field journals to document their journey and findings. New students are welcome to join us!
Notes: Students will have the opportunity to see various snakes being fed, but they are not required to watch or be in the room for the feeding. All mammal prey offered will not be live (they are frozen, thawed). Prey animals include rabbits, rats, and mice. Insect or lizard prey would be offered live.
Prerequisites:
Herpetology with Live Specimens
$175.00 12-18 Jacob Pugh 0/15 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
14:30-15:50
Let's Go To Africa!
Take a journey with me into the heart of Africa as we explore much of what Africa has to offer! Learn about the fascinating cultures of the people, experience that music that moves you, and the food that nourishes you. Have you ever wanted to learn how to play African drums, learn African dances, and sing children tunes? Well this is your chance. We'll discuss the different types of musical instruments present in the African culture and experience the musical culture. You'll also participate in fun, strategic African children games that will challenge you both mentally and physically. C'mon, let's go to Africa!
Notes:
Prerequisites: 15
Culture/Games/Music
$170.00 5-8 Louis Torkornoo 0/15 Lower Hall 1 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 0/10 Church Parlour Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Fun with Scissors
We will explore different forms of three dimensional art forms and styles from pottery to fiber, paper mache to tissue paper stained glass. Students will learn about a different craft each week and then design and create their own version.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Make your own version crafts
$170.00 5-9 Virginia Cunningham 0/20 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
50 Great States
In this class, we will learn about each of the 50 united states. By the end of the course, students should be familiar with the names of all 50 states and be able to locate them on a map. We will use games, puzzles, songs, and fun facts on our learning journey. Regional foods may be served.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Learn about the USA's 50 united states.
$160.00 7-10 Shelley Marshall 0/8 Mural Room Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Visual Math
You promised to bring in a quarter pan of brownies for the CHEC bake sale and you and your friends can eat the rest. You wake up and see that Dad has eaten one third of the pan. Will you and your friends get any brownies? In this class we’ll use lots of visualization and mental models to explore problems that may seem overwhelming at first. We’ll think in cubes, play with fractions, and explore graphing all through group games and puzzles. This is not a class that focuses on “getting the problems right” but rather on learning to see the beauty and relationships that math presents. P.s. When we figure it out, we’ll eat the leftovers brownies in class...
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Understanding math in visual terms
$160.00 9-12 Ingrid Cordano 0/10 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Calligraphy and Painting
Celtic lettering and Chinese/Japanese styles of calligraphy will be incorporated into expressive watercolors and tempera paintings. We will experiment with calligraphy markers and inks on different types of materials, including fabric to produce banners and calligraphic paintings.
Notes:
Prerequisites:
Calligraphy and Painting
$160.00 10-18 Davette Leonard 0/11 Lower Hall Kitchen Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
Step Into the Garage
Musicians with some experience (beginners ok) come together to form a garage band. The necessary music theory and techniques will be covered so that students can apply concepts directly to the creation of original music. We will learn basic song formats, including riff based songs, eight and twelve bar blues, modal jazz, and pop song structures. We will cover how to improvise and create on the spot both lead and rhythm pieces that support the SONG. Each class will be spent playing together to learn how to listen, communicate, and collaborate in a band setting. Instruments (and amps and pedals) will be available, but students should bring their instruments as well. Students will be encouraged to apply skills obtained on one instrument to another. Instruments include drums, electric guitar, electric bass guitar, and keyboard. Everyone will learn how to create fun “rock star” guitar effects, even if you don’t play guitar! The class will culminate with a performance at the end of the term. READING MUSIC NOT REQUIRED.
Notes: Students should have regular access to the instrument of their choice (guitar, bass, keyboard/piano, or drums). A drum set will be available for drummers during class. Students interested in expanding their skills on new instruments may be able to borrow instruments between class periods.
Prerequisites: A basic working knowledge of guitar, keyboard/piano, bass guitar, or drums OR musical experience that could be applied to these instruments. Beginners welcome, though an understanding of scales and chord shapes is preferred as we will jump immediately into creating original music.
Theory and chops to form a garage band
$175.00 10-18 Jacob Pugh 0/10 Sanctuary Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
The Commedia Players perform Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare - part 2
This is part 2 of a two part class that began last session, and so is only for students who were enrolled in part 1. It’s like this . . .two sets of twins are separated at birth in a terrible shipwreck. Many years later they all end up in the same city, without knowing of the other’s existence. Confusion, mayhem, and mistaken identity are the hilarious result. This adaptation is inspired by the stock characters from the Italian Commedia tradition, such as the bragging blustering Il Capitano, and Arlecchino, the lovable blundering fool. And and of course, there will be chase scenes, sight gags, pratfalls, stage fights, a wacky kazoo playing clown chorus, oh and . . . just a little romance. So dig out your rubber chickens and clown shoes, polish up the old slide whistle and let’s all get to work! This play will be performed on the make up day of the spring session. There will be 1 or 2 extra rehearsals during the last weeks of rehearsal.
Notes:
Prerequisites: Must have taken part one of this course (winter session) - or have permission from instructor.
Rehearsal for the spring play.
$170.00 11-16 Lou Volpendesta 0/15 Social Hall Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
LEGO Great Ball Contraption
Design and build with LEGO Technic to create a collaborative Great Ball Contraption (GBC). Using Rube Goldberg principles and powered by LEGO motors, the GBC module will pass LEGO balls throughout the system or "machine." The class-designed module may even travel to Brickfair VA in August to be part of the huge GBC there. See last year's Brickfair VA GBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxzOjS4CXfg
Notes: This class is co-taught by a mother-son team: Emily & Liam Mohajeri Norris. Liam, age 16, is an avid LEGO designer and enthusiast who has years of experience with LEGO robotics and running LEGO building challenge workshops for all ages.
Prerequisites: Interest and experience with LEGO and/or engineering.
Create a LEGO Great Ball Contraption.
$170.00 12-18 Emily Norris 0/10 Lower Hall 2 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
14:30-15:30
Stories through Playtray
Do you like envisioning what a fairy world would like? Or want to travel to the desert while in a classroom? This creative class is for kids who look at a small object and see it's potential. This class we will explore hands on building of various scenes; arctic winter, desert biome, magic forest, etc. Come listen to a story and then create your own mini world in a sandtray. This class is for kids who love to imagine and like the tactile world of telling stories through small objects. Each student will create a book of their own stories by dictating to the teacher as well as document each tray through drawing and photos.
Notes: This is a 60 minute class.
Prerequisites:
Storytelling, art
$125.00 5-7 Kim Lohan 0/4 Lower Hall 3 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Closed
15:50-16:15
Programming with Minecraft (ONLINE OFFERING)
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. The class will cover programming basics such as variables, iteration, conditionals, and event handling through various guided programming tutorials and independent projects. 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. 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! We'll just pick up where you stopped last time. For students who need in person assistance we can arrange to meet at CHEC during the normally scheduled CHEC day.
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. 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 and a computer capable of running the Windows 10 version of Minecraft (see Notes section) 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 and be motivated to work outside a classroom.
Learn to program with Minecraft
$150.00 8-18 Tom Lynch 3/16 TBA-TJUU Thomas Jefferson Memorial Open