Cooperative 2017 Spring Session

ENRICHri Cooperative Fall Session 2017 Class Offerings


Our offices and Community Center are located at: 1395 Nooseneck Hill Road, Coventry, RI.


Sept 21- Nov 16, Oct 19 off


9:45 classes

 

Beginning Concert Band $55 (60 mins $45 class, $10 supplies) Teacher: Beth Daley

Grades 3-12

This class is an introduction to performing concert band instruments and playing in an ensemble setting.  Students must provide their own instruments and method book.  No prior music experience is required though welcomed.  Students will learn the basic skills and technique on their instrument including simple pieces from method books, introduction to basic music theory, and beginning ear training. Concert Band Instruments which include: Flute, Oboe, Bassoon, Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone Horn, French Horn, Tuba.  Students will have weekly assignments to complete at home through instrument practice. Students work individually to learn their own instrument but we will all work together as an ensemble to create music together. Beth will be offering this class for all 3 sessions and would hope that students will continue throughout the entire year. She has her degree in Music Education and we are so happy to have her offer this for our program!

Max 12 students

 

History of Directors and their Films $43 ($40 class, $3 supplies) Teachers: Philip Reilly, Anne Reilly

Grades 6-12

We will explore filmmakers and their work. Each week we will cover a different director – Alfred Hitchcock, Steven Spielberg, James Cameron to name a few. We will have a discussion about their life, their films and famous works, their directing styles, genre of film, etc and then watch a movie clip. We will discuss how recent technology has contributed to films and how movies have evolved with the times.  

Max 8 students

 

 

Nevelson Art $65 ($40 class, $25 supplies) Teachers: Tracey Neylon, Shayl Landry

Grades 3-12

The students will be making an assemblage style artwork. Each participant will be gathering a variety of 3D objects, found or recycled, and assembling them into a shadowbox type structure. We will be paying attention to texture, geometric shapes, and creating an original low relief sculpture. This will be abstract. Kids will learn about balance, unity, and texture. They will be using glue guns and each of their final projects will be painted. This class is for beginners or more seasoned artists. Please feel free to look up Louise Nevelson and check out some of her work to get a feel of what we will be trying to achieve!  Students must be safe with using glue guns and possibly staple guns. Tracey is bringing this popular class back for another session.

Max 10 students

 

 

Crack the Code $43 ($40 class, $3 supplies) Teacher : Alyssa Crowder

Grades 2-6

Each week we will learn about different types of codes and ciphers. We will learn about the history of codes and secret messages then we’ll practice writing and deciphering them ourselves. Students should have some reading and writing skills, and be able to sit and listen to a 10-15 minute reading as well as participate in group discussions.

Max 8 students.

 

 

Hand Stitching $45 ($40 class, $5 supplies) Teachers: Naomi & Grace Chipel

Grades 1-12

We will learn 5 to 6 different stitches and use embroidery floss, felt, buttons, and material to create cute projects. Other key skills that will be learned are needle threading and knot tying. Most of the project pieces will be pre-cut to utilize class time for stitching only. Many projects will be completed at home with clear instructions emailed each week. This is for new and returning students, as Naomi and Grace will have some new designs this year!

Max 8 students

 

 

10:45 Classes

 

Machine Sewing Projects   $60 (90 mins $50 class, $10 supplies) Teachers: Jenn Curtis & Naomi Chipel

Grades 4-12

This session of machine sewing will include projects that we can make and then sell at the ENRICHri Vendor Fair in the fall.   Examples of projects would include bookmarks, key chains, pillowcases, tote bags, zippered pouches, etc.  Profits from the sales will go to charities of the student’s choice. Different crafts will be made each week, all including machine sewing. Each student should bring their own sewing machine each week and know how to work their machine at a basic sewing level.   Every week the students will work on their projects in class, and also receive printed or emailed directions on how to make the project at home, including patterns.
Supplies that the students must bring to class each week: sewing machine,  thread,  pins,  ruler, scissors.   *Note – this is a 90 min class which will run for the 2nd and 3rd periods of the day. Students taking this class will not be able to take a 3rd period class.*

Max 8 students

 

Sketch & Craft $45 ($40 class, $5 supplies) Teachers: Phillip Reilly, Anne Reilly

Grades 1-12

We will be learning to sketch some weeks and doing fun crafts other weeks. Crafts will include what we can make with a paper bag, plate or paper towel tube. No experience necessary but is also welcomed.  

Max 8 students.

 

Introduction to Psychology $40 (+ cost of textbook – see description) Teacher: Laura Gans-Pomerantz

Grades 9-12

This will be a full-year, high-school level psychology course. Although students can take individual sessions, the three combined will be necessary to complete the full course. Students will need the Understanding Psychology high school textbook from McGraw-Hill (estimated rental $30 or purchase $60). Note the book is written to the new American Psychology Association National Standards for an introductory high school course. Coursework will include reading, written assignments, and class discussions. For students completing the entire 3 sessions, they are entitled to 1 credit of a science/humanities credit.

Max 10 students.

 

 

Exploring Characters with WWE! $40 Teachers: Janika Arel & Danielle Rezendes

Grades 2-12

Calling all WWE fans!!! This class will focus on the characters of World Wrestling Entertainment. We will explore the depths of character by analysing the kids favorite WWE superstars. The kids will also work on creating their own hypothetical superstar. This class can be modified for all age ranges. Writing will be involved. The children will be asked to watch either Raw or Smackdown.

Max 10 students.

 

 

Littles Archery $50   ($40 class, $10 supplies) Teachers: Kali Knight & Beth Daley

Grades   PreK/K

The littles archery class will include arts and crafts, stories, eye hand coordination activities, and finally decorating your own PVC Bow and soft-tip arrows to take home. No archery experience needed. Some weeks may include learning about/ dressing up as a famous archer (Merida, Robin hood).

Max 8 students.

 

 

Writing Poetry $40 Teacher: Simone Lukas-Jogl

Grades 4-7

In this class, we will hear many different poems and write some of our own. We will listen to poems every time we meet. We will digest some with movement, vocal jazz, or painting and drawing. We will collect words, play with imagery, move in poetic soundscapes and sharpen our senses to gather material for writing our own poetry. We will learn to identify and write within traditional structures (couplets, limericks, haiku, acrostics, etc) as well as without (free form and visual poetry). If participants want to, we will perform poems we particularly like at the end of the session.

Max 10 students.

 

 

11:45 Classes

 

Mini Market Economics $50 ($40 class, $10 supplies) Teacher: Tina Chamberland

Grades 2-5

This fun class will cover the basics of our economy, spending and saving, creating a product or service, advertising it and selling in an in-class market. The kids will create up to 10 of a product (at home) or find a service to create. They will earn classroom money by coming to class, participating, and/or doing extra chores and assignments at home, and earn the money for any supplies by helping parents. This money will be used at the market to purchase other goods or services (after fees of course) so that kids can experience the basics of our economy. Students should understand the basics of adding money before class.

Max 10 students

 

A Look at the American Civil War   $40 Teacher: Heidi Blank

Grades 7-12

Each week we will discuss different aspects of the Civil War. Topics will include the path to secession, rolls of African Americans and the young during the war, a battle analysis, and the science and technology of the time. Additionally we will look at using today’s technology to preserve the past. A book and some reading may be required. Heidi is a Civil war ‘buff’ and is excited to share her knowledge with the class!

Max 12 students.

 

Pokemon Card Game Club $40 Teacher: Alyssa Crowder

Grades 1-12

Calling all Pokemon Trading Card Game fans – come and play with us! This class is open to those who are active players and those who are just starting out. In each class, we will spend some time learning/reviewing rules or strategies and then we will have open play. Kids should be able to sit and listen to directions and participate in group discussions. Some reading and basic math skills (addition and subtraction by tens) are helpful but we will all help each other out as needed. All students will need to bring their own TCG deck each week to play with.

Max 10 students.

 

Crazy 8                 $40 Teachers: Bryan Sirois, Amy Kinney

Grades   PreK/K

We have 8 crazy weeks in this session and each week will focus on a different theme: Forest Animals, Ocean, Dinosaurs, Trains, Pumpkins, Stars/planets, and 2wks of ‘Kids Choice’.  We will incorporate storytime, letters, colors, arts/crafts, lego building, and show & tell!

Max 8 students

 

 

Druidawn Beginners $46   ($40 class, $6 supplies) Teachers: Amanda Campbell & Lia Prentiss

Grades 2-12

This session is for only those who have NOT taken Druidawn in the past.  Legends of Druidawn uses fantasy role playing to stimulate the imaginations of the students and becomes an excellent source of ideas.  It is based entirely in Druidawn, a fantasy world where adventures take place.  Legends of Druidawn motivates children to write creatively.  Players participate in a verbally interactive story-adventure that requires creative problem solving in order to overcome obstacles.  The teacher will guide the players through various adventures with the help of maps, dice, and character sheets.  This class is sure to be fun, interesting, and a little crazy!

Max 8 students.

 

1:00 Classes

 

 

Cooperative Games       $40 Teachers: Lia Prentiss & Lee Rhomann Fox

Grades 2-6

Join us for another round of cooperative play! Besides being ridiculously fun, cooperative games encourage us to respectfully collaborate, include and listen to one another, contribute confidently, and play freely without worry or stress. We love teaching this class and believe deeply in the values it fosters – cooperation, acceptance, inclusion, and fun!

Max 12 students.

 

 

Teen Group    $40 Teacher: Simone Lukas-Jogl

Ages  13+

Teen group will be a space and time of exploration. – Who am I? What do I like / what do I not like? What is important to me? What are my fears and worries? What are my hopes and dreams? What do I want to learn? What groups am I part of? How do I fit into these different environments? What do I bring to the table that is unique and special?  We will be exploring a variety of aspects of identity – physical, sensory, emotional, intellectual. Our focus will be on finding out (more) about how we are, who we are, and how we relate to others. We will use movement, art, conversation and lots of games to get to know each other and ourselves.

Max 12 students

 

 

Photography Basics $40 Teachers: Shayl Landry, Tracey Neylon

Grades 6-12

Everyone can take a picture, but what makes a photo a work of art? Learn the basics of how to take the best photo you can or to make it artistic. Learn about angles, lighting, color and many of the components that go into taking a single photograph. Each week we will take a look at different photographs to get inspiration and to learn more about each process that goes into taking a photo. Students will then be sent home with a challenge to take there own photo. Students are not required to bring a camera to class. All photos will be taken at home and brought in week to week. these photos can be printed or brought back on any device. Students are not required to have a professional camera either, this class is more about taking a better photo than it is about what they’re using. Camera can be from a phone, tablet, or digital camera.

Max 8 students.

 

 

Early Science & Math $49  ($40 class, $9 supplies) Teacher: Rebecca Duffy

Grades   K-1

This class will feature a little bit of everything; learning about early math skills and science!  We will incorporate arts/crafts and experiments.  Some of our weeks will focus on weather and earth science, as well as animals and habitats.

Max 8 students

 

 

Mythbusters Science $60  ($40 class, $20 supplies) Teachers: Amanda, Caden, & Brady Burden, Stacey Gorbachev

Grades 2-6

How much weight can a boat made out of cardboard and duct tape hold without sinking? Does soda really rot your teeth? Does toast always land butter side down? We will explore the scientific method by forming a hypothesis, discussing possible ways to test it, and then testing them out. This can be a messy and loud class, but participants will need good listening skills as we will be taking some notes and recording our findings for replication.

Max 8 students.

 

2:00 Classes

 

Improv/Theatre Games $40 Teachers: Lee Rhomann Fox & Lia Prentiss

Grades 7-12

This class will be a fun, interactive, and funny way for students to practice acting skills and improvisational creative thinking. We will be playing games that encourage cooperative team building, strong and clear vocalization, quick thinking, and laughter. If you’ve seen “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” or any improv troupe, that gives you an idea of the kind of games we will be playing.  

Max 10 students

 

 

Art Challenges $50 ($40 class, $10 supplies) Teacher: Molly Gans-Pomeranz

Grades 4-12

In this class we will use a wide variety of materials to create our own inventions, animals, maps, and more. Every class will start with a discussion of a new topic. Students will use their imaginations and available materials to make their own individual unique creations based on the theme of the day.. At the end we’ll all show off our creations!

Max 10 students

 

Something Upstairs      $40    Teachers: Marcia Sirois, Alex Pedini

Grades 4-7

Join this class as we read and discuss the historical-fiction story by Avi. Something Upstairs starts when 12-year-old Kenny Huldorf moves to Providence, Rhode Island. He soon discovers that his attic bedroom is haunted by the ghost of a teenage slave named Caleb. Before long, Caleb summons Kenny back in time, where Kenny finds himself entangled in Caleb’s murder and deeply troubled by the century-old injustice. Ultimately, it is up to Kenny to solve Caleb’s murder or remain forever trapped in history. Part ghost story, part social commentary, this thought-provoking, hair-raising page turner from master tale spinner, Avi, is a perfect chilling read!  Students will have questions to think about and discuss in class after each chapter.  We will learn about everyday life in Providence circa 1800, the city development, architecture, and we will discuss the history of slavery in Providence and its importance on the city.  Students will be required to have their own copy of the book for the entire 8 weeks of class, and will be asked to read at least the first chapter before we meet for the first class. Marcia is also hoping to coordinate a walking tour about this book with the RI Historical Society in Providence in the fall to follow in Kenny’s footsteps!

Max 8 students

 

 

STEAM Kids          $48  ($40 class, $8 supplies) Teachers: Janika Arel, Naomi Chipel

Grades 2-5

Kids will be tasked with activities that use Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math!  Each week the kids will be given complex activities that will require them to problem solve and work as a group. Janika and Naomi are sure to bring this STEAM class to life with fun, laughter, and of course some craziness!   *Allergy Advisory – many lessons will require the kids to use food items/candy.*

Max 10 students.