Welcome Parents, GREAT NEWS! 

Announcing New After- School Classes from Curious-on-Hudson at Springhurst Elementary School! Curious-on-Hudson is excited to bring in these new enrichment programs starting March 31, 2020! These programs focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) enrichment in an engaging, skill-based program.

ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS Friday March 6th at 12 NOON. 
Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

If you have questions, please call Curious-on-Hudson at 914-274-8205 or email us @ [email protected]

Days and Times:
Classes take place immediately following dismissal at the times indicated (2:45-3:45 PM). Each class runs for eight (8) sessions.  Click below on the register button for a complete list of session dates.

Please go to the following link to access the full registration system.

https://springhurstelementary.jumbula.com

 

Spring 2020 Classes 

Up, Down & Around 

You know the world is round (or is it?), right? 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 to learn compass skills and how to find our way in a wooded area. 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? How did explorers use stars and other elements of the night sky to get around?

 

Grades: K
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

Forces Of Nature 

In this unit of the Curiologist classes, students will learn environmental studies through experiments, labs, demonstrations and models. The class is designed to teach an appreciation for the local environment and the eco-systems around them. Students learn about water and soil, as well as the flora and fauna of the local environment. Labs include water testing, sources of energy, pollution and its effects, habitats, effects of climate change and marine life and eco-systems.

 

Grades: K-2
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

Comic Book Creator

Students will learn the basic elements of a comic book and create their own plot, setting, and characters. Students will learn how to develop characters into a functional plot using the key elements of comic books, such as panels, speech bubbles, text and characters. Students will learn how to keep stories visual, character sketching and plot development using their own creativity.

 

Grades: 1-2
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$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: 1-2
Tuesdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

Curiologist: Actions & Reactions

The Actions and Reactions unit gives a hands on approach to the making and mixing of chemical reactions we experience every day, 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 get down and messy and experience the wonder that is the chemical properties of common elements.

 

Grades: K
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

Beginner Dramatics 

In this class, students work with an acting coach to develop skills related to speaking confidently in front of others through spontaneity and creative physical and verbal games and exercises. The class has incorporates both comedy and serious interaction to develop a student’s sense of awareness and interaction with others.

 

Grades: K-2
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

SCRATCH Animation

For students who have learned some basic Scratch, this session helps them continue their skill-building to develop more sophisticated animations using the Scratch programming interface. This is a follow-on class for students who have taken the introductory class to Scratch or are familiar using the SCRATCH platform. 

 

Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)

Beginner Creative Technologist

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

 

Grades: 1-2
Thursdays: 2:45-3:45
$200 (8 sessions)