Fives Choice Classes: Session 1

Session 1 :

Choice Classes meet Monday, Tuesday and Thursday for an hour.

Fives Choice Classes Fives Choice Classes

2018 Choice Classes Examples (2019 TBA)

Block A: 9:30-10:30  Full Day Fives Only

Where the Wild Things Are (Danielle Staropoli) We will read Where the Wild Things Are and act out the story, along with other books about animals and wild things, creating animal dances and stories that we can share with our friends. Join us in the jungle!

Secret Animals (Shanna Silien) There are animals on the loose, and it is our job to help find them! Is that a peacock hiding on the stairs? Or a zebra in the refrigerator? In this exploratory choice class, campers will follow clues and work together to discover where the animals are hiding, while also learning about different types of animals, what they are like, and where they come from.

OOOOOPS! (Cody Rae Knue) Let’s get experimenting! We’ll combine our inner scientist and artist to discover new ways of making art! Together, we’ll explore ways of making paintings without a paintbrush, what happens when we combine materials into fizzy and foaming artworks, create and play with slime, and make up new wacky experiments! This will be a colorful, slimy, and sensory filled class!

Soccer (TBA) GOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAL! We’ll practice passing, shooting, and blocking, while learning about the different positions and even some game strategies. Sportsmanship and teamwork will be encouraged when we take the field in friendly competition.

Superheroes Only (Noah Furman) Have you ever wanted to be a superhero? Now you can design your own superhero logo, costume, and accessories to become the hero of your dreams! Using paper and fabric, campers will get a chance to make bracelets and capes, headbands and helmets for their own invented characters. Creating a variety of wearable artworks, we will share our work and show off our own original hero personas.


Block B: 10:30-11:30  Half Day and Full Day Fives 

Ya Build It, Ya Break It (Henry Rice) In Ya Build It, Ya Break It, campers will have the opportunity to participate in a unique art experience. Each project will be geared toward the ultimate goal of destroying the piece. Kids will be given a safe and free space to enjoy the visceral experience of destroying something they created. By destroying each piece, campers will free themselves the confines of focusing on the finished project. It is not required that campers destroy every piece they make, but it will certainly be encouraged!

Beginner Chess (David Rigo) Welcome to the wonderful world of chess! Students will learn the rules of the game and develop an understanding of opening principles and strategies. This is a great class for someone who has never played before, so come try something new!

Tag You’re It! (TBA) Tag is a classic game with many variations, each one posing a slightly different challenge! Campers will chase and be chased as they play favorites like blob tag, TV tag, freeze tag, stuck in the mud and more. We will also explore less well-known varieties of tag, and even invent rules for our very own version!

Recycled Creations (Noah Furman) How can what we throw away be re-used, reclaimed and repurposed to make something new and unique? In this choice class we will take a second look at materials like cardboard, plastic, paper, and foil and try making collage, bricolage, and assemblage. Working from making relief sculptures and moving into three dimensions, we will find ways to bring these materials to life!

Paint the Feeling (Zoë Lintzeris) What color feels happy to you? What color feels sad? What colors feel excited or silly? In this class, campers will illustrate various feelings through different styles of painting and learn more about color association.


Block C: 2:30-3:30 Full Day Fives Only

Whale of a Good Time (Dawn Brown) This class will focus on the ocean and all the animals that live in it. We will read stories about ocean creatures, sea adventures and more! We will create jellyfish sun catchers, seashell art projects, sand art and oceans in a bag. There will be a sand table and water play with sea creatures.

Creative Kitchen (Diandra Hansen) Put your chef hat on and join us in the kitchen! Campers will take part in cooking activities of all different kinds. They will participate by following step by step directions, mixing and measuring ingredients, and eating lots of yummy food. We will make smoothies, pancakes, cookies, snack bars, bread, muffins, and so much more!

Little Red Astronauts (Andy Hunter) In a galaxy far, far away… there were a group of campers who decided to set off on a journey to become the best space people they could be! In this class, campers will learn about the exciting universe we live in, as well as build their own planets, rocket ships, and space suits!

Painting WITHOUT A Brush (Vicky Sideropoulos) How can you paint without a paintbrush?! In this class you will explore many different types of painting. You will paint with bubbles, pompoms, cotton balls, tin foil, shaving cream, a spray bottle, your hands and feet… the possibilities are endless! At the end of the session we will create a museum for fellow campers to enjoy!

Adventure Playground! (TBA) Jump, run, and play as we explore a different neighborhood playground for each class.