Austin Discovery School

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Arts & Movement Enrichment Classes

 
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!  CLICK HERE to register for Arts & Movement Wednesday Early Release Enrichment Classes.  

Padres de habla hispana - si necesita ayuda con este formulario, por favor comuníquese con Cristina Rocha al crocha@austindiscoveryschool.org. Ella estaráencantada de hacer una cita para ayudarle a llenar este formulario.

Want to secure a spot for your child? First come, first served - Early Owl enrollment is the way to go. Not ready to commit to the Early Owl classes ($12) quite yet? Whatever great classes that aren't filled will be available during our Regular Enrollment for just $3/more a day($15)*.

Arts & Movement Enrichment Instructions:

Early Owl Enrollment

  1. Become an Early Owl ($12 Classes*): Fill out the "Arts & Movement Wednesday Enrollment Form Spring 2018" Remember the Early Owl gets the class they want AND reduced prices (until November 17th)! First come, first served enrollment.
  2. All Early Owls: Look for an e-mailed invoice from Brightwheel for the Enrichment Class by December 1.
  3. All Early Owls: Pay your invoice for the total cost by your invoice due date. (Cash, check, PayPal or bank transfers through Brightwheel)
  4. All Early Owls: Ask your student about their great first Arts & Movement Enrichment on Wednesday, January 3rd when you pick them up!
Regular Enrollment
  1. Regular Registration ($15 Classes*): Fill out the "Arts & Movement Wednesday Enrollment Form Spring 2018" 
  2. First come, first served enrollment. January 5th deadline to register (if classes still available).
  3. Regular Registration: Look for an e-mailed invoice from Brightwheel for your Enrichment Class after December 1.
  4. Regular Enrollment: Pay your full invoice by invoice due date. (Cash, check, PayPal or bank transfers through Brightwheel)
  5. Regular Enrollment: Ask your student about their great first Arts & Movement Enrichment on Wednesday, January 3rd when you pick them up!

*Financial aid is available. Please see "Arts & Movement Wednesday Enrollment Form Spring 2018" for more details.  Enrollment form includes a financial aid application. 

 
We're proud to have the following partners returning for another semester of fun:
                                    
 
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We're equally excited to have the following new community partners joining us for the spring semester:
 
 
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CLASSES BEING OFFERED IN SPRING 2018:
 
 
Animation
Brought to ADS by Creative Action
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)

 

RESTRICTED: Grades 3-8 Only

 

Does your child love cartoons and the hilarious, imaginative worlds of Disney movies and The Nightmare before Christmas? Create original characters, make inanimate objects move, and tell stories through the language of animation with a professional Teaching Artist in this weekly Creative Action club. Students will explore the basics of animation through activities like photography and optics, traditional 2D animation, and 3D techniques like pixellation and claymation!

 

 
Artist Lab
Brought to ADS by Creative Action
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only

Students explore themes like world cultures, community service, and creative problem-solving as they explore artists who changed the world and develop their own STEAM skills through design, building, and working with a variety of art techniques and tools.

Capoeira
Brought to ADS by Capoeira Luanda
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only

 

Capoeira is an exciting combination of martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music that is known for its uniquely playful energetic appearance. It is a great way for children to build confidence, stay physically active and develop respect for each other in a fun and safe environment. One hour classes will include: Warm-up and stretching exercises, Capoeira movements, Acrobatics, Music and Portuguese Phrases.

Choir
Brought to ADS by Austin Children's Choir
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades 3-8 Only

 

Austin Children's Choir develops fresh voices, fosters a life-long love of music, encourages children to follow their passions and motivates them to set and achieve their goals. The result is a group of exceptional young people who come together to delight audiences with a musical repertoire drawing from various time periods and worldwide destinations. 

Digital Media & Filmmaking
Brought to ADS by Creative Action
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades 4-8 Only

 

Students explore themes like empathy, leadership, and problem-solving as they work from concept to screen to bring their imaginations to life. Projects often include original movies, music videos, animations or other digital media creations.

Flamenco Dance
Brought to ADS by Austin Flamenco Academy
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only

 

**Minimum of 12 students per class for this class to make. Maximum of 16.**

 

This class will cover the fundamentals of Flamenco dance focusing on posture, poise and balance. Zapateado (footwork), Braceo (arms), Floreo (hands), Castanets and Compas/Palmas (rhythms and clapping). Help set your little ones on a path filled with dance and music through these fun, bilingual classes.

 

There will be an end of session performance opportunity with Austin Flamenco Academy at The Scottish Rite Theater Sunday May 27th!!!! Ole!!!

 

Additional Costs for Materials: (Costumes are required, Castanets are optional)
1. Girls will need a Skirt - $40, made to order in January through AFA & Boys will need Black Pants

 

2. They will also need flamenco shoes:
Girls: Black flamenco shoes: Miguelitos model 1710 or similar
Boys: Black flamenco boots: Miguelitos model 2010 or similar

 

3. OPTIONAL: Castanets - $45, through AFA

 

**These materials costs are extra and not included in the registration cost of the class.**

Soccer
Brought to ADS by Soccer Shots
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-2 & 3-5 Only

 

Soccer Shots has been positively impacting children in the Austin and San Antonio areas for almost ten years. We have strong partnerships with over 150 preschools and daycares throughout Central Texas. We also maintain partnerships with the City of Austin, the City of Lakeway, the City of Round Rock, and many other communities, HOA’s and school districts. We have been voted Best of Austin: Best Kids’ Sports & Rec Program in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and we were recognized by Entrepreneur magazine as the #1 Children’s Fitness Franchise in the U.S. Soccer Shots has a strong brand awareness and a full understanding of running a remarkable enrichment program.

 

Soccer Shots - The Children's Soccer Experience - is a high energy, developmentally appropriate and FUN introduction to the world’s greatest game with a focus on skill, confidence and character building over competition. A leader in youth soccer development, our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and officially aligned with Texas Early Learning Standards. The foundation of Soccer Shots is our relentless commitment to providing best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. As the premier Children’s Soccer Experience, our mission is simple and clear – we aim to positively impact children’s lives.

 

Materials Needed: Comfortable clothes, comfortable shoes (tennis shoes work fine), access to water (personal water bottle).

Small Bites: Nutrition Education through Healthy Snacks
Brought to ADS by Common Threads
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

ALL AGES. Classes will be divided into 2 groups (K-2 and 3-8). Minimum of 15 students per class. Maximum of 20.

 

Common Threads believes cooking is a life skill. This class is about nutrition and healthy cooking through a series of 16 lessons combining nutrition and knife-free cooking. These lessons are taught by a trained chef. The lessons give students the opportunity to connect math, language arts and science concepts to hands-on experiences that provide tools to live longer, healthier lives. Graduates of this class will be able to make their own healthy snacks at home.

 

Some Examples of Lesson Themes: The Chef's Plate and Healthy Snacking, Deciphering the Nutrition Label, Fruits & Vegetables, Protein and Physical Activity, Whole Grain Goodness, Healthy Hydration, Facts on Fat, etc.

 

Please note: If your child has any food allergies, please let us know as soon as you are placed into the class.

 

Additional Cost for Materials: There is an additional one-time fee of $20 for this class per child. This will help cover the cost of the food your child will make in the class. You will see this fee on your child's invoice for the class. This is a non-refundable fee.

 

**These materials costs are extra and not included in the registration cost of the class.**

Spanish Lessons     
Brought to ADS by Mariposas
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

Class Cost: $18-20/class (higher rate than other classes)

 

RESTRICTED: Grades K-2 Only

 

Teachers are one of the most important part of a child’s learning process. Mariposas is a small collective of teachers that love working with children and understand the importance of learning a language at a young age. Through different backgrounds, each instructor brings their own creativity and uniqueness to Mariposas in order to continue offering the best to Austin’s children. We share a common goal- for our students to be excited about speaking another language. Our classes emphasize fun learning without any pressure. Our instructors have all worked with children extensively. They are fluent speakers, nurturing, compassionate, and well rounded. We strive for a true Spanish experience and encourage our students to practice with one another in and out of the classroom. We custom make all of our posters, flashcards and worksheets.

 

This class is slightly more expensive ($18-20/per class) and includes all classroom supplies as well as a Monthly e-newsletter to parents with information on classes & bilingual events. Parents also get online access to Mariposas monthly lessons and ability to download the song of the month to continue the lessons at home. ADS Families enrolled in this program will also get early registration for summer camps and day camps that Mariposas offers when AISD is on holiday.

 

The main teacher for this class will be Laura Gonzalez-de Leon. You can read more about her here:
http://mariposasspanish.com/laura-gonzalez-de-leon

StartUp Kids Club
Brought to ADS by StartUp Kids Club
 
Class Length: 75 minutes (2:15pm-3:30pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades 3-8 Only

 

Has your child ever talked about starting their own business or maybe they are always looking for ways to try and make money? If so, this is the club for them.

 

StartUp Kids Club wants to equip children with tools of knowledge and innovation in order to create a foundation that fosters the spirit of entrepreneurship, while enriching and enhancing their academic success.

 

During the course of the semester, the kids will brainstorm and actually create and start their own individual business (or they can choose to partner with a friend to start a partnership). Each week, they will have a mentor (guest speaker) come in to discuss the topic of the week (For Example: a graphic artist might be the guest speaker when talking about marketing/logo design or a banker might be the guest speaker to discuss financing). Each week they would work through the steps in starting and creating their business. The students enrolled in the program will actually start their business and have a chance to sell their products/services at least once (hopefully twice) during the course of the semester...depending on the success of their business, it could be something they continue long after the class ends!!!

 

Class curriculum being provided by StartUp Kids Club and the class is being taught by a member of our AfterCare Staff who has experience with Entrepreneurship. As part of the club, each child will receive a startup kit to help them start their business (including a messenger "work" bag, business plan workbook, and a "support 'small' business" t-shirt.)

 

Materials Needed/Extra Cost: Each child participating in the program would need to be prepared to cover the startup costs of their own business. To do this, they could fund-raise in their neighborhoods, ask friends/family to help sponsor or invest in the start of their business or ask their parents for a loan (which they will then have to pay back as part of their costs/profits for the business).

Theatre Adventures          
Brought to ADS by Creative Action
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)
RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only

Students explore themes like friendship, emotional management, and personal similarities and differences through storybooks, dramatic games, acting, costumes, puppetry and prop-making.

Ukulele
Brought to ADS by Groundwork Music
 
Class Length: 60 minutes (2:15pm-3:15pm)

ALL AGES. Classes will be divided into 2 groups (K-2 and 3-8). Minimum of 12 students per class. Maximum of 16.

 

Groundwork Music Project will providing ukulele lessons at Austin Discovery school that broaden a child’s musical skill set across a wide spectrum of singing and playing. Ukulele is a great instrument for learning to play melodies, strum chords, develop singing skills and more. This is a great program for students who are looking toward the ukulele choir in older grades, and for those who want to broaden their skills in general. Arrangements are created so that students can play a variety of parts suited to their skill level. Singer/song writer and composer, Neal Kassanoff, provides much of the content used in the program, and students have opportunities to perform in high profile events(alongside professional musicians) throughout the year. Mr. Kassanoff has written music for film soundtracks, and for artists like Guy Forsyth and Carolyn Wonderland, as well as co-writes with Ben Kweller.

 

Materials Needed: Ukulele. If you need to purchase one, you can buy one through Groundwork on the first day. Ukuleles are available for $42 plus tax.

 

**The cost of a Ukulele is not included in the registration cost of the class.**

 

 

 

 

 

2 Global STEAM classes also being offered:

 

STEAM CLASSES are taught in a GLOBAL Classroom with a Partner School in a developing country. Students will share in video messages with their global partner school throughout the course. Class curriculum and materials being provided by Level Up Village and are taught by members of our AfterCare Staff who have undergone extensive training by Level Up Village. These classes are done by SPECIFIC AGE GROUP.

 

MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF 20 STUDENTS FOR EACH OF THE CLASSES BELOW TO MAKE.

GLOBAL PROGRAMMING (Formerly known as Video Game Design)
Brought to ADS by Level Up Village in conjunction with ADS AfterCare
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades K-3 Only

 

This is introductory coding with a global twist! Students learn how to make animations and digital art using Scratch Programming Language from MIT. They learn how to snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance and speak. Then, by collaborating with their global partner classroom through a series of group video exchanges, they share their creations and showcase what they've learned about each other in their final creations.

 

Attendance each week is very important to ensure that students stay on course and can communicate with their partner classroom.

  

GLOBAL INVENTORS
Brought to ADS by Level Up Village in conjunction with ADS AfterCare
 
Class Length: 90 minutes (2:15pm-3:45pm)

RESTRICTED: Grades 3-6 Only

 

Join us on an adventure to transform the world as we know it! Students in this class learn about one of the most innovative technologies of our time - 3D Printing - and how to use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to design and build solar-powered flashlights with their Global Partner Student!

 

Once the course begins, students will start learning a variety of exciting new STEAM skills through hands-on activities and experiments, while simultaneously learning about their global partner country. Then they will begin communicating and collaborating on their projects with their global partners through the exchange of project files, personal profiles and video messages; these guided exchanges will help introduce and investigate knowledge objectives while letting the kids get to know each other and their respective cultures on a personal level.

 

Attendance each week is very important to ensure that students stay on course and can communicate with their partner.

 

Materials Needed: Students will need headphones for this class to be able to help them watch (hear) their partner's videos. Please make sure that students bring headphones from home to each Wednesday to class.

 

Extra Supply Cost: There is also an additional one-time supply fee of $25 for this class per child. This will help cover the cost of your child's supplies needed to make their own solar-powered flashlight they design in this class. You will see this additional fee on your child's invoice for the class. This is a non-refundable fee.

 

**These supply costs are extra and not included in the registration cost of the class.**

 

Please Note: The 3D Printers being used for this class are being purchased by ADS and will remain at ADS. However, the solar-powered flashlights they design in this class will be theirs to keep (unless they decide to donate it to their partner student's country).