The Curious-on-Hudson after-school program in Tuckahoe is organized by the Tuckahoe PTA. Classes at Cottle Elementary and Tuckahoe Middle School begin the week of January 8. 

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS DECEMBER 15, 2017 @ 12:00 noon.  Registration is now open. Please go to this link to register: https://curiousonhudson-tuckahoe.jumbula.com/

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

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

Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated. Each class runs for eight (8) sessions. Prices/fees for classes are posted below.

For further information on any class or questions regarding this program, please email us at <tuckahoe@curiousonhudson.com>.

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Kindergarten Classes

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Cottle Elementary

Grade:  Kindergarten only

Mondays: 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

 

Curiologists: Actions & Reactions  

The winter term of Curiologists is themed Actions and Reactions.  Each week Curiologists perform an investigation into a scientific principle through hands-on, inquiry-based experiments. Curiologists work in small groups to perform experiments in a lab-like setting, record their findings in visual and illustrative ways. This class gives a hands-on approach to the making and mixing of chemical reactions we experience everday, only this time we learn why they happen and then see it for ourselves through experimentation. From bubbles to slime, invisible ink to oxidation, these kids will experience how fun science truly is.

Cottle Elementary

Kindegarten Only

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

Medieval Tales

Take a journey back in time to the days of dragons and knights, kings and queens and magic! In this class, we’ll celebrate medieval days and fire up our imaginations with classic stories and related creative projects. Each week, we’ll share a story—including George and the Dragon, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Joan of Arc, and the Sword and the Stone—and then craft a corresponding art project. Take-home projects include shields, banners, stained glass decoupage, candles and Sculpey dragons and others. This combined language and creative arts class offers younger students an opportunity to explore classic tales and themes while building language skills in a creative setting.

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Classes for Grades 1-2

Cottle Elementary

Grades 1-2

Mondays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

DA VINCI CREATIVE WORKSHOP  

Original ideas are the ones no one has thought of yet. This class focuses on how imagination is the basis for science and the two have always worked together to create some of the greatest ideas in history. Students examine the life of Leonardo Da Vinci, the scientist, inventor and artist and learn how he integrated this kind of integrated thinking in his life and work. Students use Leonardo’s notebooks as inspiration and each week take a theme and draw out an invention of their own in their Da Vinci-style notebooks. They then make a model of their own invention using new and re-purposed materials. In this class every idea is given life as we examine Leonardo’s inventions and the ones that are still used today.

Cottle Elementary

Grades 1-2

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

INTRO TO CODING WITH TYNKER! 

This class uses the TYNKER platform to introduce concepts of programming to students in scaffolded interactive sessions that allow students to gauge their individual progress through the lessons. Tynker provides an engaging way to develop programming skills in a creative mode, i.e., students follow lessons and then create games to demonstrate the programming concepts. Tynker offers the same graphical interface as Scratch but also offers the structured lessons that previous students of Scratch (previous Scratch training is not required) may find more engaging as a means to develop and demonstrate gained skills. The instructor introduces programming concepts and then assists students in achieving their individual goals.

Cottle Elementary

Grades 1-2

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

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Classes for Grades 3-5

Cottle Elementary

Grades 3-5

Mondays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

CURIOUS ENGINEER: NASA ENGINEERING

The Curious Engineer’s Lab is where we take on weekly challenges and work as engineers to solve them utilizing different STEM-based solution designs. Projects are solved using a collaborative, hands-on approach and are designed to encourage teams to work together to address major real world needs and issues. In the Curious Engineers: NASA Engineering unit, projects will focus on the engineering innovation related to NASA missions. Aerospace engineering projects include principles of flight in design projects, technologies related to space exploration, robotics and more.

Cottle Elementary

Grades 3-5

Tuesdays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

MIXED MEDIA MAKERS 

Maker classes are where kids create their own working models, games and gadgets using raw and recycled materials and basic engineering and technology. Some projects involve using a computer interface (such as creating a physical game that is hooked to a computer for scoring). Students use tools and must be able to follow safety directions and work well individually. Mixed Media Makers work with more types of materials including electronic components and design concepts.

Cottle Elementary School

Grades 3-5

Thursdays, 3:15-4:15

$200 (8 sessions)

CODING WITH TYNKER

This class uses the TYNKER platform to introduce concepts of programming to students in scaffolded interactive sessions that allow students to gauge their individual progress through the lessons. The curriculum is developed by Tynker itself and provides an engaging way to develop programming skills in a creative mode, i.e., students follow lessons and then create games to demonstrate the programming concepts. Tynker offers the same graphical interface as Scratch but also offers the structured lessons that previous students of Scratch (previous Scratch training is not required) may find more engaging as a means to develop and demonstrate gained skills. The instructor introduces programming concepts and then assists students in achieving their individual goals.

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Classes for Middle School

Tuckahoe Middle School

Grades 6-8

Wednesdays, 2:45-3:45

$200 (8 sessions)

YOUNG NOVELISTS: Creative Writing

The Young Novelists class allows writers to leap beyond the usual “kid’s short story.” In this class, we will build upon student ideas using brainstorming, story mapping, visuals, character arcs, and subplot development. All story outlining is done during class and the option to write at home is always encouraged but never required. This class can be sequenced to additional levels to allow serious writers to continually hone and share their skills.

Tuckahoe Middle School

Grades 6-8

Wednesdays, 2:45-3:45

$200 (8 sessions)

MINECRAFT ROMAN ARCHITECTURE

We learn the story of Rome’s foundation with the tale of Romulus and Remus, their war with the Sabine tribe, and the creation of the Roman Forum. The class creates their own forum and decorates it with mosaics and learn that the ancient Romans were not inventors, but engineers. The class takes many ideas from neighboring cultures and improves them. We build temples, and learn about the styles of columns and how to differentiate Roman temples from their Greek counterparts. The class will learn about and build the 3 types of Roman homes: the insula (apartment), the domus (city house), and the villa (country estate). The class will cover the different methods of how the Romans gathered water: the compluvium and impluvium in homes to gather rain water, and aqueducts to transport water from natural sources and build their own working models. The class learns about the Coliseum: its history, construction, and usage and worked together to build our own grand amphitheaters. And finally the class learns about the lasting effects of the Roman Empire and where to find traces of their influence in our modern world.