Creative Discovery Clubs & Classes

The Creative Discovery program is open to students in CH-Grade 8 and is designed to appeal to the children’s varying interests.  Creative Discovery is offered following the trimester schedule, each session being approximately ten weeks. Past clubs and classes have included: pottery, chess, karate, dance, theatre, science, illustration/book-making, flag football, soccer, lacrosse, magic, cooking, gardening, marine heritage, and a variety of art and craft classes.  This sessions offerings are listed below.

Creative Discovery Program is open to the community at the Elementary/Middle School level.

Creative Discovery Winter 2020 Descriptions

The Winter 2020 Descriptions are available for you to view.  

Please register early, classes do fill 

ALL DESCRIPTIONS AND SIGN-UP FORMS CAN BE FOUND AND PRINTED HERE AS WELL

Elementary and Middle School Creative Discovery options are open to students in the greater Beverly community. Tell a friend-bring a friend!  

Most clubs run from 3:30-4:30 one day per week.  Please note that there are some exceptions. 

CHILDREN’S HOUSE WINTER OFFERINGS

2020 Winter Session Children’s House and Parent/Child Classes

Please carefully note grade parameters for classes

All classes have limited enrollment. Return the registration forms on December 16 between 7:30

a.m. and 5:30 p.m. in order to be eligible to enter a lottery for classes where enrollment exceeds

Main Office.

We will run a lottery on December 17 for over-enrolled courses only.

All will benotified of their registration status by December 19. If you are paying by check you can do so at

that time or we can bill your account.

Monday

Fun with Practical Life with Jamie Oakley

Grades CH and K

1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 (9 weeks)
This club will explore extensions to the practical life area. We will do various activities including food preparation, sewing, jewelry making and much more!

Yoga Power with Judy Odiorne
Grades CH and K
1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16 (9 weeks)
Judy is a certified Children’s Yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children for over 10 years. In this class, weekly themes inspire fun creative movement, games, stories, songs and of course yoga asanas. Mindfulness activities, games and breathing exercises will stretch your body and mind and also develop physical, mental, emotional, social and healthy habits that foster future fitness!

Tuesday

Books Alive with Candice Milan
Grades CH and K
1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 (10 weeks)
We will read award winning children’s books and then participate in activities to bring the books to life. Activities will include theatre games, crafts and many other fun projects! The goal of this class is to introduce children to engaging literature that will promote their love of reading.

Wednesday

Mighty Kicks Soccer with Bryan Vanderhoof

Grades CH and K, 30-minute sessions

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 (9 weeks)

Coordination. Confidence. Character. Mighty Kicks was created and franchised by a professional soccer player who developed the fun, age appropriate, curriculum with the help of

professional educators. Sessions are healthy, educational and fun! The Mighty Kicks program introduces the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school, and life. All Mighty Kicks coaches are FBI and CORI background checked and trained and certified on age appropriate instruction for children.

https://mightykicks.net.

Lego! with Zulima Martin-Garcia
Grades CH and K
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (10 weeks)
Join Zulima and friends for an hour of creativity, collaboration, discovery and good old Lego fun! Lego Club will be a great way to relax and explore for an hour mid-week. Music will play in the background and children will share their creations with each other.

Ballet with Karen Goodno-McGuire
Grades CH and K
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (10 weeks)
Students will learn the basic ballet positions and moves, including the French terminology. Each week the students will be exposed to some classical ballet music. The session will end with a short performance. Leotards, tights, and ballet slippers are optional. Students need to have clothes that will not hamper movement. They should wear either ballet (or jazz) shoes or simply go barefoot. Costume pieces for the performance will be created.

Thursday

Canta y Baila Conmigo: Music and Movement in Spanish with Silvia Boluarte

Grades CH and K, 30-minute sessions
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5 (8 weeks)
Instructor Silvia is a former Harborlight Infant/Toddler Instructor and a Canta y Baila Conmigo licensed instructor. CyBC brings students Spanish immersion and music education in one joyful class experience. Learning happens naturally within an authentic, culturally rich and dynamic musical experience. Every child will bring home a songbook and a CD to practice at home and share their experiences with their families. Each session brings new songs and repertoire. This winter we will discover new places and sing with farm animals from our brand-new collection “CHEQUI MORENA.”

Ballet with Karen Goodno-McGuire
Grades CH and K
1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (10 weeks)
Students will learn the basic ballet positions and moves, including the French terminology. Each week the students will be exposed to some classical ballet music. The session will end with a short performance. Leotards, tights, and ballet slippers are optional. Students need to have clothes that will not hamper movement. They should wear either ballet (or jazz) shoes or simply go barefoot. Costume pieces for the performance will be created.

Register with Harborlight and then we will send you the appropriate link to register directly with

Mighty Kicks. Students must be registered with Mighty Kicks before beginning classes. Learn

more at

Friday

Tiny Tigers with North Shore Karate

Grades CH and K, 30-minute sessions

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 (10 weeks)
The Tiny Tigers Program is a character development and martial arts curriculum for children ages 2.9 to 6. Our classes incorporate life-skills such as respect, honesty and kindness, and we teach basic martial arts as a way to get them moving around and also learning self-defense techniques. Our mission is to inspire children to make positive choices and we accomplish this through a curriculum that is devoted to keeping kids safe, healthy and happy. Registration will include Friday sessions and a North Shore Karate Academy t-shirt.

Author’s Corner with Jamie Oakley and Lindsey Estes
Grades K-1
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 (10 weeks)
Explore the creative writing process. We will be working with poetry, making comics, creating a newspaper and book making. This club will conclude with a writer’s celebration where authors can share their work with the community!

Saturday

Parent/Child Canta y Baila Conmigo: Music and Movement in Spanish with Silvia Boluarte
Ages Infant through Age 5 (Parent/Child)
30-minute sessions 10:00am-10:30am
Saturdays 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/7
Instructor Silvia is a former Harborlight Infant/Toddler Instructor and a Canta y Baila Conmigo licensed instructor. CyBC brings students Spanish immersion and music education in one joyful class experience. Learning happens naturally within an authentic, culturally rich and dynamic musical experience. Children will participate with a caregiver and will also bring home a songbook and a CD to practice at home. Each session brings new songs and repertoire. This winter we will discover new places and sing with farm animals from our brand-new collection “CHEQUI MORENA.”

 

ELEMENTARY and MIDDLE SCHOOL WINTER OFFERINGS   

Please carefully note grade parameters for some classes

Monday

KidSHINE Bootcamp

Grades 1-3

1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2 (6 weeks)

Does your child want to build strength and conquer obstacles like a Ninja
Warrior? KidSHINE Bootcamp is designed to build core strength, balance, motor planning/agility and upper body strengthening using group exercises, physical challenges and mega obstacle courses! Children will flip tires, slam battle ropes, challenge balance on BOSU balls and complete complex obstacle courses each week using different imaginative themes (jungle safari, spies, etc). Bring your muscles and join our KidSHINE staff to build strength, skills and confidence with KidSHINE Bootcamp!

Chess with Peter Dickman
Grades 1-3
1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/23 (8 weeks)
Chess is a fun game that requires critical thinking, concentration, pattern recognition, decisiveness, and patience. With an emphasis on sportsmanship, children will strengthen these skills while developing a strong understanding in the rules and strategies needed to play the game.

Magic Card Game Club with Diana Norma Shafer
Grades 3-8
1/6, 1/13, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/2, 3/23 (8 weeks)
Magic: The Gathering Club! Calling all “wizards of the coast,” whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned planeswalker. We will go over the basic rules of the game, get to know the strengths of all of the card colors and practice by playing with one another. While we may have a limited amount of decks on hand to lend out to beginners, it is recommended that club players purchase their own decks at your local comic shop or online. Magic is a strategy game that incorporates many skills, including logical thinking, mathematical calculations, imagination, cooperation and more!

Tuesday

Movies and Snacks with Beth Sieminski

Grades 1-3

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 (10 weeks)
Children will watch a classic G or PG rated movie, while relaxing with friends and eating a yummy snack.

Yoga Power with Judy Odiorne

Grades 1-6

1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/3, 3/10, 3/17 (10 weeks)

Judy is a certified Children’s Yoga teacher who has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to children for over 10 years. In this class, weekly themes inspire fun creative movement, games, stories, songs and of course yoga asanas. Mindfulness activities, games and breathing exercises will stretch your body and mind and also develop physical, mental, emotional, social and healthy habits that foster future fitness!

Wednesday

Mighty Kicks Soccer with Bryan Vanderhoof

Grades Kindergarten – 2, 30-minute sessions

1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11 (9 weeks)

Coordination. Confidence. Character. Mighty Kicks was created and franchised by a professional soccer player who developed the fun, age appropriate, curriculum with the help of professional educators. Sessions are healthy, educational and fun! The Mighty Kicks program introduces the positive character strengths that are proven to have a direct impact on achievement and success in sports, school, and life. All Mighty Kicks coaches are FBI and CORI background checked and trained and certified on age appropriate instruction for children.

Register with Harborlight and then we will send you the appropriate link to register directly with Mighty Kicks. Students must be registered with Mighty Kicks before beginning classes. Learn more at Enrollment in this class is limited due to space. Please register early.

https://mightykicks.net.

Arts and Crafts with Candice Milan
Grades 1-6
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (10 weeks)
Enjoy fun arts and crafting projects themed to the season and winter holidays. Enjoy collage, inspirational rock painting, zentangle, watercolor painting, beading and more!
Explore your crafty side in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with friends.

Just Desserts with Beth Sieminski
Grades 4-8
1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12, 2/26, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18 (10 weeks)
Indulge your sweet tooth as we prepare some scrumptious desserts. Lolipops, cupcakes, cookies and more are on the menu for this delicious and fun class. This class is nut-free. Beth will be happy to assist students with homework during baking time in this class.

Thursday

Theatre Games with Candice Milan

Grades 1-6

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (10 weeks)
Play fun theatre games while improving your improvisation and acting skills. Collaborate, create and have fun.

Cocinando con frutas with Paola Shaker

Grades 4-8

1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13, 2/27, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 (10 weeks)

Enjoy a fun cooking class with our Spanish teacher Paola and discover delicious way to eat fruit! While students are learning how to make smoothies, treats and desserts Paola will help them practice the Spanish language. This fun opportunity allows students to learn food-prep, experience healthy eating and participate in hands-on learning. This class is nut and egg-free.

Friday

Author’s Corner with Jamie Oakley and Lindsey Estes

Grades K-1

1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 (10 weeks)
Explore the creative writing process! We will be working with poetry, making comics, creating a newspaper and book making. This club will conclude with a writer’s celebration where authors can share their work with the community!

Card and Board Games with Kate Dickman
Grades 1-3
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, (8 weeks)
Do you enjoy playing games? Join Card and Board Game Club to play old favorites and experience new games while relaxing with friends and enjoying delicious snacks.

Sewing with Zulima Martin-Garcia
Grades 1-6
1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20 (10 weeks)
Learn to sew or improve your skills as we learn basic stitches and techniques while working on fun sewing projects in a relaxed atmosphere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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