Track D Descriptions

Modular Origami: Creating amazing geometric shapes with paper

The students will learn how to create their own three-dimensional shapes with origami (Japanese paper folding). Topics include: Basic paper folding techniques; how to fold basic three-dimensional shapes; and how to fold more advanced three-dimensional shapes. Students will be able to take their 3-D shape that they created home with them. 

Scratch: Learn how to code and share interactive media

Scratch is a programming language and an online community where children can program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation with people from all over the world. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. (Scratch MIT). Scratch 3.0 is a JavaScript-based codebase made up of multiple components and is used as the introductory language because the creation of interesting programs is relatively easy, and skills learned can be applied to other programming languages such as Python and Java.

Students will learn to program using the visual programming language scratch. Students will learn programming fundamentals and learn how to compose them into simple programs and games by understanding how to hook simple components together to form complex programs.  

Theatre Arts: Dancing, Singing, and Acting!

Do you love to act, sing or dance? Do you live for the theatre? Theatre Arts will explore a wide range of performance skills, including improv, character development, storytelling, acting scenes, music, and dance, all in a welcoming and fun environment.

Slam Dunk Poetry: Pushing the boundaries of poetry

In this course, students will try their hand at writing new kinds of poems.  Each student will engage in multiple creative writing activities that will guide them to explore writing poetry about various topics in fun and different ways.  Our young writers will love hearing other poets and use their texts as mentors to play with craft, structure, language, rhythm, and more.  Students will gain reading and writing skills, and a love for writing poetic prose!