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Winter 2018-2019 Enrichment

Enrichment classes are offered to provide children with a variety of fun and engaging learning opportunities that they may not have access to during their regular school day.

Each class is held once per week, for 6-12 week sessions. Enrichment classes are operated by outside vendors and Giddens teachers. Class sizes vary, as well as age/grade requirements.

Classes are held from 3:15-4:30. Students who are not picked up by 4:30 will be signed into the Extended Day program at the drop-in rate of $32.

Limited scholarships are available. Please fill out this form for scholarship requests.

Enrichment classes are not part of the Extended Day program.


Winter Enrichment Program

Monday

Seattle Kids Yoga (Grades Preschool-1)

Instructor(s): Nicole Koleshis and Seattle Kids Yoga Teachers
Mondays, 3:15-4:30
(10 classes): Dec 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11 (no class Dec 24 and 31, Jan 21, Feb 18)
Cost: $17 per class/$170 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Seattle Kids Yoga (SKY) classes are filled with creativity, kid-friendly Yoga poses, movement and mindfulness, and most importantly, FUN! SKY Teachers design thoughtful and joyful classes based on children’s interests, with the intention of giving them tools to take “off the mat” and into the world. Some of the benefits received from SKY classes are increased motor skills, self-regulation, community building, body awareness, and focus and concentration. Class themes include: Yoga Obstacle Course, Gratitude is Our Attitude, Yoga Games, Outer Space Blast Off, Peace Begins with Me, Every Day Mindfulness, Yoga Makes Us Smarter, and I am a Superhero. Art, music, books, sensory exploration, and time for sharing and reflection are infused into the classes to create a unique and enjoyable learning experience for all.
*min students: 6/max students: 12

For more information about this program, please visit SeattleKids.yoga

Edison Robots (Grades 1-3)

Instructor(s): TBD
Mondays, 3:15-4:30
(10 classes): Dec 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11 (no class Dec 24 and 31, Jan 21, Feb 18)
Cost: $19.50 per class/$195 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Take your first steps into the world of robotics with Computing Kids and our little friend, Edison Robot! The Edison robot is a powerful, engaging tool for teaching students computational thinking and computer programming in a hands-on way. With built-in sensors for lights, sounds, and autonomous behavior capabilities, Edison makes robotics education accessible to students. Students learn to code robots with barcodes, drag and drop blocks depending on knowledge level. Come join us for this fun and educational coding with robotics class!
*min students: 6/max students: 15
For more information about this program, please visit computingkids.com

Soccer with Coach Murphy (Grades 2-5)

Instructor: Murphy Campbell
Mondays, 3:15-4:30
(10 classes): Dec 10, 17, Jan 7, 14, 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, Mar 4, 11 (no class Dec 24 and 31, Jan 21, Feb 18)
Cost: $10 per class/$100 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Athletes will have the opportunity to play various types of soccer games. Strategies and skills will be taught and reviewed each session, but the majority of our time will be spent in healthy competition. Based on the weather we will either be playing at Judkins Park or staying inside to play futsal style soccer in the Big Room.
*min students: 6/max students: 15
For more information about this program please contact Murphy.

Tuesday

Mini Kickers with Coach Murphy (Grades PS-PK)

Instructor: Murphy Campbell
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30
(10 classes): Dec 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 (no class Dec 25, Jan 1 and 22, Feb 19)
Cost: $12 per class/$120 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Athletes will have the opportunity to play various types of soccer games. Strategies and skills will be taught and reviewed each session, but the majority of our time will be spent in healthy competition. Based on the weather we will either be playing at Judkins Park or staying inside to play futsal style soccer in the Big Room.
*min students: 6/max students: 15
For more information about this program please contact Murphy.

Geometry Zeno Math (Grades K-1)

Instructor: Siri Miller
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Classroom 9)
(10 classes): Dec 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 (no class Dec 25, Jan 1 and 22, Feb 19)
Cost: $16 per class/$160 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: In Zeno math, we will be exploring exciting geometry concepts! We will be going on shape hunts for 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, discussing how some shapes are similar and different, playing math games and much much more!
*min students: 5/max students 14
For more information, please contact Siri.

Improv (Grades 2-5)

Instructor(s): Michael Raimondi
Tuesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Classroom 6)
(10 classes): Dec 11, 18, Jan 8, 15, 29, Feb 5, 12, 26, Mar 5, 12 (no class Dec 25, Jan 1 and 22, Feb 19)
Cost: $16 per class/$160 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Join Stone Soup Theatre for an introduction to drama and the art of improvisation. Learn to spark your creativity, creating scenes and characters using nothing but your body and imagination. We’ll teach you to trust making it up as you go, and provide tools for you to create satisfying stories. Concludes with a performance for families and friends.
*min students: 6/max students 15
For more information about this program, visit www.stonesouptheatre.org

Wednesday

Little Parkour (Grades PreK-1)

Instructor(s): Curt Jordan, Ian Walker, and Seth Novak
Thursdays, 3:15-4:30 (Big Room)
(11 classes): Dec 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 (no class Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20)
Cost: $27 per class/$297 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: We do not underestimate the abilities of these little movers. Using our own custom designed soft equipment, we provide a safe environment for a sensory integrative experience developing motor planning, processing, and turning those thoughts to useful movement patterns that last a lifetime. These students will grow with the social and emotional benefits of structured and explorative play using basic parkour movements. Through a unique teaching method, borrowing from aspects of OT, PT, developmental Psychology, and parkour, these little movers will certainly grow into the superheroes they aspire to be!
*min students: 8/max students: 10
For more information about this program, please contact Curt

Paper Forms: Origami and More! (Grades K-5)

Instructor(s): Malaki Stahl
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 (Classroom 6)
(11 classes): Dec 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 (no class Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20)
Cost: $16 per class/$176 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Malaki returns with his origami and paper forms class! He offers a guided group project/paper model every class, for beginners up to expert folders. There is one on one assistance and guidance for those who want to embark on their own explorations. Paper folding has in recent years been understood as a strong pathway to mathematics and physics, NASA even uses origami inspired folding designs in some satellites and landers! Even if it’s just for fun, it’s good for the brain! Malaki brings lots of origami books, fresh beautiful paper, and thirty three years of folding experience with him.
*min students: 6/max students: 13
For more information about this program, please contact Malaki.

Martial Arts (Grades 2-5)

Instructor(s): Mathew Smith
Wednesdays, 3:15-4:30 (SPARK)
(11 classes): Dec 12, 19, Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, Feb 6, 13, 27, Mar 6, 13 (no class Dec 26, Jan 2, Feb 20)
Cost: $23 per class /$253. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Martial Arts is a no-contact movement class that will investigate martial art and self defense techniques and philosophies from numerous cultures and a variety of traditional and contemporary sources. Classes emphasize natural alignment, expansive range of motion, stability, balance, and equipment manipulation to build strong, flexible, and agile bodies and minds. Martial Artists will not learn to fight, but will learn to know themselves and to protect themselves. Escape and flee will be important parts of class. Breaking boards, spinning bo staffs, punching bags, and kicking mats; various tactile and vestibular challenges will encourage students to examine their limits (both perceived and achieved limits), and to assess and understand risk. Students will develop spatial awareness, movement mapping, and complex kinetic problem solving while integrating reflexes and flooding brains with nutrients and oxygen! Taught by an experienced, professional instructor, Academy of Human Movement teaches students that motion can change emotion; that tenacity yields growth; and that self-awareness enables self-confidence.
*min students: 8/max students: 15
For more information about this program, please contact Matt Smith at 206-388-6364.

Thursday


Boogie Down Buddies (PS-K)
Instructor(s): Kitsy Roberts
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30
(11 classes) Dec 13, 20, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14 (no class Dec 27, Jan 3, Feb 21)
Cost: $12 per class/$132 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Ditch the grey and join the dance party! In Boogie Down Buddies we will discover new ways to move, explore free expression, and develop fresh new dancing skills. By engaging the senses and listening to our bodies (and all sorts of different music), we will take off on a movement adventure! Creative movement fosters characteristics and skills that include self-awareness, confidence, artistic appreciation, self-esteem, and collaboration.
*min students: 4 /max students: 10
For more information about this program please contact Kitsy.

Art, Artists and Culture from Around the Globe (1-3)

Instructor(s): Judith Bigham
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30
(11 classes) Dec 13, 20, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14 (no class Dec 27, Jan 3, Feb 21)
Cost: $19 per class/$201 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Art, Artists and Culture from around the globe! This class will explore different cultures, aesthetics and customs of certain cultures and particular artists. Hoping to pique curiosity in the students and open eyes and hearts to others, through art.
Examples of classes

  1. Australian aboriginal spirit animal paintings
  2. Ancient Greek Hieroglyphic vase painting
  3. Self portraits a la Frida Kahlo
  4. flowers inspired by Georgia O’keefe and her botanicals.
  5. Chinese calligraphy ink and brush
  6. Indian henna hand design on paper
  7. Sanskrit Mandalas
  8. African masks
  9. Native American talking sticks

*min students: 6 /max students: 15
For more information about this program please contact Judithbigham@me.com.

Musical Theater Winter Session (Grades 2-5)

Instructor: Orianna O’Neill
Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30 (Big Room)
(11 classes) Dec 13, 20, Jan 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28, Mar 7, 14 (no class Dec 27, Jan 3, Feb
Cost: $10 per class/$110 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Musical theatre nerds and anyone who wants to learn about musical theater are welcome! This class will feature singing, dancing, and acting as we create a Musical Theatre Extravaganza! Be ready to sing, move, and have a great time. No performance experience is necessary. We will focus on teamwork, risk-taking, and making some good old fashioned noise! This class will culminate in a final performance with several different song and dances from our musical theatre repertoire.
*min students: 5/max students 15
For more information, please contact Orianna.

Friday

Drama/Stories Embodied (Grades PK-1)

Instructor(s): Matt Smith and Matthew Lang
Fridays, 3:30-4:30 (SPARK Space)

(10 classes) Dec 14, 21, Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, Mar 1, 8 (no class Dec 28, Jan 4, Feb 2, Mar 15)
Cost: $23 per class/$230 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: In this story drama class we will utilize our voices, imaginations, and bodies to explore well known stories, tell our own stories, and experience dramatic adventures. Through creative movement, games, crafts, explorations, and exercises, students will discover elements of story-telling used in plays: stage directions, story structure, music, vocal and movement techniques, and choreography.Students will devise a performance of their own creation to share with friends and family on the final day of the session.
*min students: 8/max students: 10
For more information about this program, please contact Matt Smith at 206-388-6364

Chess Wizards (Grades K-5)

Instructor(s): Samsom Paulos
Fridays, 3:15-4:30 (Room 10)
(10 classes) Dec 14, 21, Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, Mar 1, 8 (no class Dec 28, Jan 4, Feb 2, Mar 15)
Cost: $16 per class/$160 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: “Enter into the magical and exciting world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more! Our specialized classes are a blast for everyone as young as kindergarten and as old as eighth grade. Whether you have been playing chess for your entire life and want to improve, are brand new to the game, or you just want to have a fun experience with your friends - Chess Wizards is the place for you!”
*min students: 8/max students: 15
For more information about this program, please visit chesswizards.com

Parkour (Grades 2-5)

Instructor(s): Curt Jordan, Ian Walker, and Seth Novak
Fridays, 3:15-4:30 (Big Room)
September 13 - December 6 (no class October 12 and November 23)
11 classes
Cost: $27 per class/$297 total. For scholarship requests, click here.
Program Description: Parkour is the ability to move fluidly through your environment from one place to another. In this class, children will safely learn to progress through the basic parkour movements of: jumping, vaulting, climbing, swinging, balance, and rolling. This class builds strength, balance, and coordination all while safely growing your ability to engage and conquer your environment, overcoming obstacles both physically and mentally.
*min students: 10/max students: 25
For more information about this program, please contact Curt.