Enrichment, Fine Arts & Languages
BE THE CEO OF YOUR BRAIN: Mindfulness Practice
Ages 10 to 14
Your mind holds the power to help you succeed in any area of life, but the mind has the tendency to jump from thoughts to thoughts, constantly in motion, without conscious control. In this class, you will learn how to become the boss of your brain to unlock your success potentials. You will learn how your mind works and specific methods of focusing on breathing, the body, internal thoughts and feelings. You will learn to choose the words and actions that can improve your relationships, school work, sports, and many other aspects of your life! You will participate in yoga, meditation, and mindfulness activities that will leave you feeling great about yourself and be ready for a new school year ahead. Note: Yoga mat needed.
February 27 to May 8 (No class 4/3) (10 classes)
Saturdays – 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
CONQUER THE WORLD:
Executive Skills for Teens
Ages 13 to 18
Executive function is a set of self-management skills that help you get things done. It’s located in the frontal lobe of the brain, and can help you manage time, pay attention, multitask, and more. As the demands of school increase each year, having well developed executive function skills becomes critical in order to perform well in school. Students are expected to have well developed executive function skills by the time they reach high school, but these critical life skills are not typically taught in elementary school or middle school. This class is designed to fill the gap by providing teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life!
February 27 – May 8 (No class 4/3) (10 classes)
Saturdays – 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
American Sign Language Levels I & II
Ages 9 to 14
American Sign Language (ASL) is the third most widely used language in the United States. It is a visual-gestural-kinesthetic method of communication used by members of the deaf community. In the beginner class students will learn basic vocabulary and grammar of ASL and will begin to develop the necessary communication skills to interact with people who are deaf. Prerequisite for Intermediate class: Completion of Level I or basic knowledge of beginner sign language alphabet, numbers, colors and more at discretion of instructor.