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  • MAPS Meadows After

    School Programs

    2017 Spring Semester

    Course Catalog & Registration

  • MAPS CourSe DeSCriPtionS

    Monday

    Suzuki Violin - Beginner Group ClassGrades: PreK - 2 (PreK students must be at least 4 years old)Instructor: Ms. Denitza LarsenTuition: $220Location: Lower School Music RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. in the Lower School Music Room

    This exciting course is designed to give student the opportunity to begin their musical journey on the violin in a fun and supportive group setting. The Suzuki Strings program is one of the fastest growing music programs at The Meadows School. An adult must be in attendance for all lessons. Students must supply their own violin and the necessary accompanying equipment and will be contacted after enrollment is received.

    French Language & Culture - FranaisGrades: 2 - 5Instructor: Mr. Stephan ClementTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 121Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This class is not only an introduction but it will provide a deeper knowledge of French language and culture. The necessities of French pronunciation, grammar, and culture are presented through a balanced development of all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The importance of communication and cultural awareness is stressed through a wide variety of activities (video, music, games, projects, etc.). This course is designed for students with some or no knowledge of French language or culture.

    Chess-BeginnersGrades: K - 5Instructor: Mr. Tomer YitzhakiTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 103Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This class is designed for beginner players or those with little play experience. The main learning objective is to introduce the game rules along with basic strategy. In addition to learning how the pieces move and their value on the board, students will develop an opening repertoire according to their preferred style of play. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities to participate in scholastic tournaments and optional homework assignments.

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    Beginning BandGrades: 3 - 5Instructor: Ms. Jenny TolenTuition: $220Location: CFA Band RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the CFA

    This course is for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students who would like to learn to play a woodwind (clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, or saxophone), brass (trombone, tuba, baritone, French horn, or trumpet), or mallet percussion (marimba or xylophone) instrument. Students will need to supply their own instruments.

    Tennis - Skills Clinic (begins January 9)Grades: K - 5Instructor: Meadows Varsity Tennis Coaching StaffTuition: $200Location: Lincy Tennis ComplexPick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Tennis Complex

    This course is for students having varying levels of experience or no formal experience at all. This course will concentrate on giving students a set of basic tennis skills while having fun! Ideas about sportsmanship and effort will be emphasized. Students will be divided into small groups for instruction. Students wear school uniforms with tennis shoes and should bring their own tennis racquets for this class. (NOTE: This course is offered Monday through Thursday. Students may register for one or more days.)

    Tuesday

    Chinese Language & Culture - BeginnerGrades: K - 5Instructor: Ms. Maggie ChenTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 102Pick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This beginning level course is designed to introduce students to the Chinese language and culture. Students will learn and practice basic Chinese language skills while enjoying a rich cultural experience. Instruction will include writing, listening, speaking, singing, and projects.

    Art - Primary Grades (K - 2)Grades: K - 2Instructor: Ms. Rachel MartinTuition: $220Location: CFA Art RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the CFA

    This course is project based. Students will dabble in watercolor, drawing, painting, and crafts while learning about artists and various art techniques. No previous art instruction is necessary.

  • LEGO FunGrades: K - 3 Instructor: Mrs. Carol ShubinskiTuition: $220Location: Lower School Science Room 111Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This class is for students who enjoy science and technology. They will build different models using LEGO bricks, motors, and sensors. Students will also use computer software to program the models to perform various tasks. This class encourages teamwork, problem-solving, and communication skills.

    Drama - Intermediate Grades (3 - 5)Grades: 3 - 5Instructor: Mr. Tim BurrisTuition: $220Location: CFA Black Box TheatrePick-up: 4:30 p.m. in the CFA

    Students will explore movement, improvisation, proper vocal production, and stretch their creativity. They will be exposed to literature appropriate for performance. They will tour our theatre facility and learn about the importance of lighting, sound, set construction, make-up, and costuming.

    Tennis - Skills Clinic (begins January 3)Grades: K - 5Instructor: Meadows Varsity Tennis Coaching StaffTuition: $200Location: Tennis ComplexPick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Tennis Complex

    See Page 5.

    Wednesday

    Chess-IntermediateGrades: K - 5Instructor: Mr. Tomer YitzhakiTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 103Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This class is designed for intermediate players, and is centered on thinking patterns and endgame techniques. The main learning objectives are evaluations and tactics training. In addition to demonstration analysis and lecture games, students will continue to work on positional play perception, and the ability to reason their moves choices. Throughout the semester there will be opportunities to participate in scholastic tournaments and optional homework assignments.

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    Chinese Language & Culture - IntermediateGrades: 1 - 5 (past students or those with basic knowledge of Chinese only)Instructor: Ms. Maggie ChenTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 102Pick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    Not for new beginners, this course is designed to introduce students to the Chinese language and culture. Students will learn and practice basic Chinese language skills while enjoying a rich cultural experience. Instruction will include writing, listening, speaking, singing, and projects.

    Homework/Math GamesGrades: 1 - 2Instructor: Mrs. Mary Beth ClelandTuition: $220Location: Lower School Room 104Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    Students will get help completing their math homework, practice spelling words, and then use cards, dominoes, counters, coins, clocks, and iPads to play games that reinforce the skills they are learning in class.

    Homework/Study HallGrades: 3 - 5Instructor: Ms. Kathy Brennan, Ms. Kim CagleTuition: $220Location: Lower School Science/Computer Lab, Room 111Pick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    Students will meet in the Science room to complete their homework and read or prepare for tests. Ms. Brennan and Ms. Cagle will facilitate homework completion and test preparation. This is not one-on-one tutoring.

    Intermediate GuitarGrades: 1 - 5Instructor: Mr. Edward JuddTuition: $220Location: CFA Black Box TheatrePick-up: 4:30 p.m. in the Peccole CFA

    This course is for students with previous guitar experience. Instruction will include everything from the basics of solo playing to performing as an ensemble. In addition to note-reading and techniques, students will learn about self-discipline, practicing habits, team work, and the joy of making music together. Popular and traditional music styles will be covered. There will be one performance per semester. Students will need to purchase or rent an appropriate size guitar and bring it to class every Wednesday. The main object of this course is to further develop guitar skills, above all, and have fun playing the instrument!

  • Art - Primary Grades (K - 2)Grades: K - 2Instructor: Ms. Rachel MartinTuition: $220Location: CFA Art RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the CFA

    This course is project based. Students will dabble in watercolor, drawing, painting, and crafts while learning about artists and various art techniques. No previous art instruction is necessary.

    Beginning Musical TheatreGrades: 3 -5 Instructor: Mrs. Jessica GaylorTuition: $220Location: Lower School CommonPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    Learn how to sing and dance in this beginner musical theatre class. This performance-oriented class will teach students how to use voice and body while acting out their favorite musical numbers in a comfortable and fun environment. Movement and voice director, self-expression, and building a knowledge of musical theatre will be just a few of the skills that students will practice weekly. The class will perform a short presentation at the end of the final session. Comfortable clothing and shoes are required.

    Tennis - Skills Clinic (begins January 4)Grades: K - 5Instructor: Meadows Varsity Tennis Coaching StaffTuition: $200Location: Tennis ComplexPick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Tennis Complex

    See Page 5. Thursday

    Art - Intermediate Grades (3 - 5)Grades: 3 - 5Instructor: Ms. Charisse WelsingTuition: $220Location: CFA Art RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the CFA

    Students will learn how to draw from nature and their imaginations, paint in acrylic and watercolor, create a collage, use pastel chalk, and use oil pastels. Students will also learn about weaving and sewing, hand-building using clay, fashion designing, wood sculpturing, mask-making, found material projects, and will be able to experiment with different and unusual building materials like duct tape, balloons, or candy. The class focus is on having fun and moving at each students pace, but it also designed to build a repertoire of art skills for those students who wish to continue with Studio Art in the Middle School program.

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    Suzuki Violin - Books 1, 2, 3 (instructor approval required)Grades: K - 5Instructor: Ms. Denitza LarsenTuition: $220Location: Lower School Music RoomPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower SchoolThis class is for students who are able to play Suzuki Violin Book 1 repertoire. The course will cover materials in Suzuki Book 1, 2, & 3.

    Drama - Primary Grades (K - 2)Grades: K - 2 Instructor: Mr. Tim BurrisTuition: $220Location: CFA Black Box TheatrePick-up: 4:30 p.m. in the CFA

    Students will explore movement, improvisation, proper vocal production, and stretch their creativity. They will be exposed to literature appropriate for performance.

    JYD Project BasketballGrades: 1 - 5Instructor: JYD Project Coaching Staff (with appearances by former NBA player Jerome Junk Yard Dog Williams)Tuition: $220Location: Lower School Smith PlaygroundPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    This course is for students who have varying levels of experience or no formal experience at all. This course will teach basketball fundamentals and is a great way to keep your child in shape! Discipline, hard work, and fun with friends are the key pillars to any successful basketball program that JYD Project holds. Students will learn the importance of stretching and learn basic basketball skills such as dribbling, shooting, and proper defensive form. Students should wear gym clothes with comfortable basketball/tennis shoes.

    Tennis - Skills Clinic (begins January 5)Grades: K - 5Instructor: Meadows Varsity Tennis Coaching StaffTuition: $200Location: Tennis ComplexPick-up: 4:45 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Tennis Complex

    See Page 5.

  • Friday

    Friday Fun & GamesGrades: K - 5Instructor: Mrs. Mary Beth ClelandTuition: $220Location: Lower School Smith PlaygroundPick-up: 4:30 p.m. at the car pool line outside the Lower School

    Its FUN and GAMES time! Come play Ocean Rescue, Burst the Bubble, Musical Forest, Walk Your Dog, Noodle Knockdown, and many more exciting and fun-filled games. Sportsmanship and teamwork, along with game-based skills will be emphasized in this course. Please bring a pair of sneakers to change into from your dress shoes.

    Beginning GuitarGrades: 1 - 5Instructor: Mr. Edward JuddTuition: $220Location: CFA Black Box TheatrePick-up: 4:30 p.m. in the CFA

    This course is designed for students with little to no guitar experience. Instruction will include everything from the basics of playing to performance in an ensemble. In addition to note-reading and technique, students will learn about self-discipline, practicing habits, team work, and the joy of making music together. Popular and traditional music styles will be covered. There will be one performance per semester. Students will need to purchase or rent an appropriate size guitar and bring it to class every Wednesday. The main object of this course is to build basic guitar skills and, above all, and have fun with music!

    If your child is interested in the Schools strings ensemble, the Junior Elite String ensemble meets regularly on Fridays, opposite the MAPS program. There is no fee for this course (costs are included in tuition), and sign-ups are done individually with the instructor, Ms. Denitza Larsen.

    Junior Elite Strings

    Time: Friday, 3:30-4:30 p.m.Grades: 1-5Requirements: Completed or are at the end of the Suzuki Violin Book 1Location: Peccole CFAPick-up Time & Location: 4:30 p.m. in the Peccole CFARegistration: Please email Ms. Denitza Larsen at denitza_larsen@TheMeadowsSchool.org

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    Tennis (begins Jan 9)Tennis (begins Jan 3)

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    ation for individual instructors is included inside the back cover on this catalog.