Welcome Parents, GREAT NEWS! 

Curiositas Announces New After- School Classes at Springhurst Elementary School!

Curious-on-Hudson is excited to bring in these new enrichment programs starting in October! These programs focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment in an engaging, skill-based program.

ONLINE REGISTRATION will open Wednesday, September 12 @ 12:00 noon.

 Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 
If you have questions, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205. 

Days and Times:  

This program starts the week of October 1.  Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated. Each class runs for eight (8) sessions.  Classes run from 2:45– 3:45 for grades 1-2 and 3:15-4:15 for grades 3-5.

Mondays


Grades: 3-5
Mondays: 3:15-4:15
$190 (8 sessions)

Graphic Novel

Create your own graphic novel! Using your original story, we will go step by step through the process of scripting, storyboarding, pacing and laying out your graphic novel. We will examine Manga, comics, graphic novels and picture books for examples of the many different ways to tell a story using illustration and words. You become the director, using cinematic and theatrical techniques to add emotion, drama and humor to your graphic masterpiece. Some basic drawing skills recommended, but not necessary. Imagination a must


Grades: 1-2
Mondays: 2:45-3:45
$190 (8 sessions)

Outdoor Education 

In this indoor/outdoor class, we’ll learn how to find our place on the big globe and figure out where we are. Are we north? South? East? West? We’ll trek our way around the campus to learn compass skills and how to find our directional way. And we’ll look to get some big answers like: where does the sun go and why? Why do we have short and long days? Why do we have seasons? How did explorers use stars and other elements of the night sky to get around? And so much more. Children’s questions about the world are celebrated and explored. (Outdoor/Indoor classroom).

Tuesdays


Grades: 3-5
Tuesdays: 3:15-4:15
$190 (8 sessions)

Let’s CODE!  

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will introduce or refresh basic ideas such as repeat loops and events. Students will develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. Lessons on digital citizenship are also included. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation of basic concepts before opening up to a wide range of new and exciting topics.


Grades: 1-2
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$190 (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.


Grades: 1-2
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$190 (8 sessions)

Intro To Robotics 

This class introduces students to basic robotics and programming using platforms such as Ozobots™, LEGO™and Edison™programmable robots. Beginning with simple instructions using optical bar codes and scanning, students learn to program devices to follow instructions.

Thursdays


Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$190 (8 sessions)

Young Inventors  

Designed for early elementary students, this class integrates the Maker Movement with great inventions. The students will learn about what it means to be a Great Inventor. Each week students will learn about a great invention and will be presented with an open challenge to create their own invention with raw materials to be inspired by such inventions as the elevator, bridges, kites, toys, catapults, etc. Students get to explore their own curiosity and build their own project designs.


Grades: 3-5
Thursdays: 3:15-4:15
$190 (8 sessions)

Great Inventors  

Students learn about a wide range of Great Inventors and their inventions and then using raw materials, in the spirit of the Maker Movement, make their own inventions inspired by the inventors and inventions discussed in each class.  Marie Curie, Whitcomb Judson, Ada Lovelace, Nikola Tesla are just some of the inventors the class will cover to seek inspiration from during the term. Curiosity and creativity are celebrated and explored in this class.


Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$190 (8 sessions)

Let’s CODE! 

Learn to code using the curriculum of code.org, a leading online developer of programs for educators. This class will introduce or refresh basic ideas such as repeat loops and events. Students will develop their understanding of algorithms, nested loops, while loops, conditionals, and events. Lessons on digital citizenship are also included. This course is crafted to build a strong foundation of basic concepts before opening up to a wide range of new and exciting topics.