Soccer B (1st-5th) -Students practice fundamental soccer skills by practicing drills, including dribbling, passing/receiving balls, playing 1v1 and score. Students end each class with a game.
Drawing B (1st-5th) - Back to school is in full swing as we present a bountiful selection of drawings that intro-
duces our students to a fascinating world of color, pattern, and design. We say farewell to summer in our detailed still life drawing of a beach. We explore color usage and composition in our chameleon and fire truck drawings. In keeping with the season, our stylized fall leaves drawing challenges our technique and color scheme. Our students will learn cultural themes as they draw and color Kawaii inspired art.
Cooking A (K-2nd) - Bambino comes to school with all the supplies and ingredients to cook up a storm with the budding chefs. One of the main goals is to educate our young audience on healthy eating habits.
Art A (PreK & K) - Art class will be an introduction level to art suitable to the dexterity and the Fine Motor Skills of 3-5 year olds. Students will use the basic language of art to discuss their own artwork, recognize and find those elements (line, shape, color, form) in art, everyday objects, and nature. They will develop fine motor skills and use a wide variety of art materials/media. Students will also observe art created by various cultures and by master artists, and learn to use materials appropriately and safely; all while appreciating the creativity of others.
Dance Repertory with NIMBUS DANCE WORKS (K- 2nd) - Shayla Hutton
Students work with a professional dancer from Nimbus Dance works who will choreograph an original piece on participants. The product of this class will be a dance piece presented at the School of Nimbus Dance Works' end of year performance, complete with music costume and lights in the Auditorium at MS 4. The process of working towards a performance teaches discipline, confidence, responsibility, teamwork and work ethic. Prolonged attention to a product not only shows how pride and care in your work will lead to better results but also builds community awareness and an understanding of how your actions affect those around you.
- IMPORTANT DATES: (More detailed schedules will be sent out at a later date.)
- May 20: Full Cast Rehearsal & Costume Fitting at Nimbus Dance Works (165 Newark Ave. Jersey City, NJ)
- June 2: Final Performance at MS4
Hip Hop (1-5) -Deandre Cousley
This after-school program combines elements of modern dance, jazz and Hip Hop. Students gain confidence and ability in expressing themselves physically and artistically. While developing strength, flexibility and coordination in their physical bodies, students are also exposed to creative activities that develop communication, confidence, team-building and social skills - all while having fun and dancing to groovy music!
Soccer A (PreK & K) - Students learn fundamental soccer skills by practicing drills, including dribbling the ball in and out of zones and passing/receiving the ball. Students end each class with a game.
Art B (1-5) - Art B is designed for older students - They will create 5 art pieces that will take 2 classes eachto complete. Color Mixing Pumpkins, Cherry Blossoms Painting, Kinder Winter Landscape, Winter Birch Trees, & Natasha Wescoat Inspired Trees (Tree of Life)
Duplo (PreK) - Engaging models based on a variety of themes, including the alphabet, animals and more are the building blocks of our Bricks 4 Kidz pre-school curriculum. In this class, children build a model based on one of the themed units, while practicing essential pre-school skills including: letter recognition, patterns, colors, counting, position and ordering, fine and motor skills, and more! All this while having fun!
Yoga (PreK4-K) Mindful Play Yoga students will practice: yoga, play yoga games, practice mindfulness (aka awareness), read stories and coloring mandalas. Jamie Wilson-Murray's passion is to share yoga with kids by offering them the tools to feel grounded, balanced, strong, flexible and learn body awareness to self-regulate emotions. Mindful Play Yoga is committed to inspiring children to be curious and become lifelong learners. Life is playfulness.
Lego (K - 5th) - Bricks 4 Kidz After-School Classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® Bricks to deliver a high quality of educational play. Each class is a fun, enriching experience for your child. Kids build a new project each week using the classic and technic LEGO® elements loved by generations of children. Why choose Bricks 4 Kidz? Problem solving and critical thinking skills are developed, math and science concepts are explored through hands-on projects, creativity and self-confidence are encouraged, teamwork is fostered, and more!
Tennis (2nd) -TennisApproach offers a great way to get children from your school into the game of tennis. We provide all of the equipment including appropriately sized nets, rackets, balls and learning aids. We strive ultimately to create a fun and engaging way for children of all ages to learn the sport of tennis.
Cooking B (3rd-5th) - Bambino comes to school with all the supplies and ingredients to cook up a storm with the budding chefs. One of the main goals is to educate our young audience on healthy eating habits.
Tennis (1st) -TennisApproach offers a great way to get children from your school into the game of tennis. We provide all of the equipment including appropriately sized nets, rackets, balls and learning aids. We strive ultimately to create a fun and engaging way for children of all ages to learn the sport of tennis.
Break Dance (1st - 5th) - BBoy BGirl Lifestyle aims to enrich a student’s talents, self-confidence, and personal growth. They will be introduced to origins of Breaking, Locking, Popping, and Rocking; physical character development through music; and fundamentals of Breaking.
Nimbus Dance (Pre-K, K) -Creative Movement- Giacomo Bavutti
A dance program designed for younger students, this series of after-school classes teaches students basic concepts of movement, music, and creative exploration, while introducing elements of Ballet and Modern Dance. The class provides a perfect orientation to dance as an art form within an environment that balances structure with creative exploration and play.
Drawing A (PreK4 & K) - Young Rembrandts classes will challenge and excite your budding artist while prepare your child as a lifelong learner. Drawings like the marbles will help your pre-schooler master the art of creating a circle, a deceptively simple yet complex shape. The acorn and apple tree drawing will strengthen your child’s compositional skills and use of colors. Basic facial and figure drawing will also be addressed as our students learn to draw a funny clown and scarecrow. These are just a few of the many great lessons our students will learn.
Chess (1st - 5th) - Students are introduced to the basic history of chess and learn piece name, movement, and capture, as well as board notation and setup. The concepts of check, checkmate, and stalemate and castling (all aspects) will follow. Finally, they will briefly learn central control and development and two checkmates. Classes for younger students are taught in an interactive and playful form. Students use chess equipment in each class. Part of the class is board demonstrations and part practical interaction. In addition to practical learning, children are introduced to the basic principals of chess, as well as begin exploring new avenues of critical thinking.