Welcome, Tuckahoe Parents!

The Winter session of the Curious-on-Hudson after-school program in Tuckahoe is organized by the Tuckahoe PTA. Classes at Cottle Elementary School begin the week of January 7, 2019. Below you will find the class descriptions for the upcoming term. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS Wednesday December 5, 2019 @ 12 noon.  You do not register on this site. Please click the “register now” buttons below to access the registration system (NOTE: this system will not be live until registration opens)

Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

If you have questions, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205. 

Days and Times:

Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated. Each class runs for eight (8) sessions. Program runs from 3:15 – 4:15. The complete list of dates can be found on the registration page. 

 Prices/fees for classes are posted below.  

For further information on any class or questions regarding this program, please email us at <[email protected]>

 

Classes for Grades Kindergarten – 2nd  

Grades: K-1
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Beginner Creative Technologist  

A “MAKER” style  class that uses electronic components, such as circuits, small motors, magnets, batteries, small LED bulbs, and other parts to produce fun take-home projects.  This class relies on raw, up cycled and recycled materials and teaches the basics of electricity and circuits.

Grades: K-2
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

STEAM Art  

Line, shape, texture, space, form, value, and color are the principal elements of art and design. These elements are enhanced by qualities of harmony, balance, scale, contrast, randomness, and rhythm. In STEAMArt, students work on creative projects that emphasize these design foundations.  This class can be adapted to any grade.

Grades: K-2
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

STEAM Lab 101 

This is our introduction to science class where students get a taste of a variety of themes including life sciences, engineering, mathematics and technology. The class introduces kids to the concept of exploration through experimentation, hands-on labs and observation. Some classes provide a hands-on project some of which will be taken home at the end of class. Students keep their science journals with a record of their projects and observations.

Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Exploring The Ice Age  

In Ice Age Exploration, students explore a fascinating phase of evolutionary history; one complete with the beasts that ruled the earth at that time like the saber-toothed cat, which had seven-inch fangs, the wild and woolly mammoths, and six-foot-tall ground sloths.  Through experiments and projects students explore glacial ice forms and how they shaped the planet. This class introduces students to the history of the planet and how what they see around them was influenced by events that happened long ago.

Classes for Grades 2-5 

Grades: 2-4
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Toy Makers Workshop

A “MAKER” style class where the emphasis is on clever use of everyday items to teach principals of physics through fun, take home projects. The class is inspired by Arwind Gupta’s “Toys from Trash: Hands on Science” program. Learn more about Arwind Gupta here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT7EcU7rC44DiS3RkfZzZMg.

Grades: 3-5
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Design Challenge: Space Adventures

All design challenge classes focus on planning before projects can begin. Theses challenges use the engineering design process as a strategy for solving problems.

This take mixes randomly assigned roles in a fantasy world to challenge students to create solutions for survival in this randomized criteria. Working in teams, they have to solve problems of creating a peaceful, sustainable, enjoyable “world” while addressing the random needs and preferences of their combined characters. Students first create the fantasy world and then build a working model.

Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Game Designer 

Students in this class will get an  in-depth look at how games are conceived and created by conceptualizing their own games in a game planning document. They will consider environment, characters, attributes, strategy, obstacles and challenges while considering what makes popular games successful.  This class spend more time focusing on how video games are designed and built; it is an excellent way to teach the type of work game designers do when they create a video game. In addition to planning their games, students will then execute their own game design in Scratch. The class should end with each student having some example of their game design as well as a documented game plan.

Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Robotics Design Challenge 

If you like learning how robotics work in our beginner and programming class, you’ll like taking it up a level by solving a weekly design challenge using robotics. Instructors will assign a weekly challenge to a small group of students and they must work together to get their devices to solve that challenge by programming a solution.  This class teaches a design based thinking challenge as well as programming using a robotics interface.

Grades: 3-5
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$200 (8 sessions)

Creative Technologist  

A “MAKER” style  class that uses electronic components, such as circuits, small motors, magnets, batteries, small LED bulbs, and other parts to produce fun take-home projects.  This class relies on raw, up cycled and recycled materials and teaches the basics of electricity and circuits.