Our STREAM Club aims to entice our students to develop a love for Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Art & Math in a peaceful setting that allows them to explore, create, question, and experiment. Through discovery based learning, students carry out experiments, create artistic masterpieces, engage in team activities and see how art and science works.
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language developed for children by the MIT Media Lab. Our students explore this innovative technology to make their own stories, animations, games, music, and art. We provide our students the opportunity to become fluent in digital technology that they will encounter throughout their future. For more information about Scratch, see scratch.mit.edu. ScratchJr is available as a free app for both iPad and Android tablets. For more information about ScratchJr, see scratchjr.org.
Wilderness & Game Club
Come join us for our wilderness club where we enjoy the outdoors and learn to understand the workings of nature and our own unique connection to it. Our program gives the children the opportunity to experience and learn about biomes, plants, animals Native Americans and more. Our Montessori curriculum draws its Outdoor Classroom (ODC) elements from Waseca, The Coyote Guide, and Nature Explore. Those days that the weather does not allow outdoor exploration, we will bring out the games for a fun time with team building, educational, and board games.
Together we will explore various mediums of art, using a variety of techniques and tools. We will also explore the history behind some of the projects we will be working on, including information about the lives of some of the most famous artists of our time. We will discuss the importance of art from a cultural perspective and its use as a way of communicating feelings, stories, and history.
We focus on many aspects of the performing arts! Putting on a show is much more than just walking on a stage, and much of what goes into building a performance are entire art forms in themselves. We cover topics such as auditioning, stage directions, prop building, costume design, puppet making, mask building, storytelling, improvisation, music design, and more. Our Drama program along with other clubs boosts the confidence level of our students preparing them for public speaking and leadership roles in their adult lives.