2019 DECEMBER 3, 4, 5, 6 TEACHER CONFERENCE DAY CLASSES
All classes are open to grades K-4
Classes are enrolled per day, not for the entire week
All classes will be held 12:15-2:15 p.m. at South School. Parent Pick-up at 2:15 p.m. in the Gymnasium. No refunds on class registrations.
Registration begins Wednesday, November 6 (9:15 am) - November 15
Register online on the Recreation website www.newcanaan.info (username and password needed) or at the Recreation Department. Payment is due at the time of registration. Parents- prompt pick-up at 2:15 p.m. for all programs is requested in the gym- personal photo ID is required to be presented by the adult at pick-up.
“LEGO LOVE” (Tuesday or Wednesday ONLY)
Lego Love consists of building LEGO creations each class. While building creations with other students, they are also being introduced to different life skills such as negotiation, communication, self-pride, creativity, public speaking, and tolerance. The students work together in groups of 3-5 to build one creation per group. The creations are then dismantled and put back in the storage bins by the instructors.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 20)
"SPORTS VARIETY"- Overtime athletics
Participants will practice skills and play games in both traditional sports and playground favorites. Basketball, Soccer, Flag Football, Kickball, Capture the Flag, Whiffle Ball, Bump and Bite, Knights and Dragons, Numbers Game, Tag Games, Safe Base and More. Overtime Athletics covers all the bases and our emphasis on playing, teamwork, and sportsmanship.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 13/Max 20)
"JEDI KARATE"- New Canaan Academy of Martial Arts (Thursday ONLY)
Students will enjoy obstacle courses, team challenges, themed games and Martial Arts fun! Our program will focus on a blend of fitness, strength and conditioning, agility and martial arts based games and activities. Participants will gain confidence, self-control, and group camaraderie.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 8/Max 15)
“CHEMISTRY LAB”- Mad Science of Fairfield County
Come step into our lab! Let’s make some creepy worms and learn how a chemical reaction can occur instantaneously! Students will gain the basic understanding of chemistry while creating different polymers including the Mad Science Secret recipe of ooey-gooey Slime! Mixing up acid and base potions, in real flasks, students will see the reactions explode and even change colors! This LAB will blow their minds with hands on science! Every student will receive our specially designed take homes that will extend learning at home!
Class Fee: $30 (Min 12/Max 15)
“WINTER WONDERLAND CHALLENGE USING LEGO”- Play-Well Teknology (Friday ONLY)
Get ready for the deep freeze this winter! Apply concepts in engineering and architecture to brave the challenges of winter weather. Design and build motorized contraptions such as snowplows, gondolas, and a snowball launcher with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and tens of thousands of LEGO® pieces. A Play-Well Teknology program.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 11/Max 16)
“HOLIDAY COOKIE PLATTER”- Hands On Pottery (Tuesday or Thursday ONLY)
Students will paint a special Holiday Cookie Platter in this two-hour class! We will guide our students as they learn about our paints, pottery and different techniques such as sponge painting, stenciling, pattern making, dot painting, and layering to create a holiday platter unique to them.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 10/Max 20)
“3-2-1 BLASTOFF AND JET PLANES”- Engineering For Kids (Wednesday ONLY)
3-2-1…BLASTOFF!- For this activity, students will get a glimpse into the world of rocketry and aerodynamics. Students will design a model rocket using a straw, clay, and paper fins and will test the design of their rocket using a pneumatic-launching device. JET PLANES- During the Jet Plane lesson, students will get a firsthand look at the basic mechanics of flight by constructing a model airplane using everyday objects.
Class Fee: $30 (Min 8/Max 12)