Class List | First Semester 2017 IN PROGRESS

Lower School Weekday classes - includes the ability to stay from 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. and are open to Newman students only

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Activity Power Hour, 1st - 5th Grades

Activity Power Hour, 1st - 5th Grades

Open to Newman students only

Activity Power Hour (APH) for our older Greenies incorporates what this age group loves the most: choice. Each weekday offers a variety of options for students to choose from: Sports, The Islands, Tech Lab, Art & Design, and Grab Bag Specials. While these offerings may change on a daily basis, we always have at least four activities available. Please read more about our Activity Power Hour environments below:

Sports: This environment features a rotating assortment of favorite playground games, such as Kickball, Capture the Flag, and Medic, along with classic sports like flag football, soccer, and basketball. Students who participate in our sports environment have the chance to run out some energy while improving their game skills and sportsmanship.

The Islands: Named after the most relaxing environment in Newman Summer Day Camp, The Islands offers students a variety of crafts and projects. Students work on their fine motor skills while creating intricate designs in Perler beads, lanyards, and homemade jewelry and accessories.

Tech Lab: A wide variety of technology-based activities draws students in to this environment. Minecraft is a huge hit and is offered on different days throughout the semester – this allows a variety of students who attend on different days to experience a “Minecraft Day” in Tech Lab. Other activities include stop-motion animation, Snap Circuits, MIT Scratch programming, and Tinker CAD (3D Design). Tuesdays in Tech Lab will feature Robotics: Lego Exploration. This is a great opportunity for students to explore and build while honing their interest in more advanced robotics activities. Please note: Tech Lab is not open on Wednesdays.

Art & Design: Led by talented artists, this environment offers a wide variety of creative endeavors. Housed in the Lower School art studio, students have the opportunity to focus on their artistry while creating original pieces of wearable arts, found object art, painting, drawing, and mixed media.

Grab Bag Specials: This cluster of activity choices spices up Activity Power Hour with some fan-favorites. Makerspace will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Surprise specials are offered throughout the semester and help us gauge student interest in future class offerings!


Students who are enrolled in Directed Study may attend APH once they have completed their homework for the day.

Students who are enrolled in Private Music Lessons will attend APH outside of their lesson time.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $463
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor

Activity Power Hour, PK - K

Activity Power Hour, PK - K

Open to Newman students only

Activity Power Hour for our youngest Greenies includes either an in-classroom, extracurricular enrichment activity or an active-play sport or game. The Classroom Enrichment environment will include rotations of art projects, hands-on science, musical games, and tinkering. The Active Play & Games environment will include P.E. games, races, obstacle courses, and sports. Each day will focus on teamwork, motor skills, and fun!

At the time of registration, you will be able to select your preference for your child: either “Active Play & Games” or “Classroom Enrichment Activities.” This will help our staff make sure each student in Activity Power Hour is engaged, focused, and happy each afternoon. Of course, we are flexible and can make game-time changes if a student’s preference changes. Each day will offer dynamic activities for our youngest Greenies!

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: PK - K
Fee: $463
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor After 3 Staff

Directed Study

Directed Study

Open to Newman students only

The Newman After 3 Directed Study staff will maintain communication with primary classroom teachers to ensure that students understand and complete outside of school assignments. Our staff will also be available if a student is just looking for daily homework assistance, encouragement, or some extra time going over concepts covered during the school day. The directed study session will begin at 3:30 p.m. after free play and snack and will end by 4:30 p.m. Students completing their homework assignments prior to 4:30 p.m. will have the option to choose an environment to attend in Activity Power Hour.

Students who attend as a Drop-In are welcome to participate in Directed Study.

Time: 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Thursday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $463

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Susan Scharff

Guitar - Private Lessons

Guitar - Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Guitar lessons will focus on building proper technique, musical awareness, and overall music appreciation. In addition to the more technical aspects of playing the instrument, the students will be engaged with repertoire which they will love to play and sing. Some of the musical projects will include: repertoire study of pop and rock artists such as the Beatles; the Guitar as an essential part of American music; and how to play and sing along. In addition, if any students are interested, the lessons can have more of a classical direction. The classical studies will include Giuliani’s 120 Right Hand Studies, Andrea Segovia’s Diatonic Major and Minor Scales, and selection of easy pieces by Sor, Guiliani, Albeniz, Bach, and Barrios. Students will be strongly encouraged to have their own instrument at home. Practicing is mandatory and ideally should be consistent.

Time: 3:15 - 3:45, 3:50 - 4:20, 4:25 - 4:55 or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Day: Tuesday - Thursday
Grades: 1 - 5
Fee: $808

Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructor Alex Peña

Piano - Private Lessons

Piano - Private Lessons

Open to Newman students only

Newman puts the fun in fundamental piano skills. We have four piano teachers to provide flexibility to meet the demand for the lesson time you might desire. Our instructors will have a consistent curriculum with unified materials which will engage the students with songs they will love to play and sing. Our Classical composers will include Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Scott Joplin (ragtime) of course! All students enrolled will receive one 30 minute lesson per week. We strongly recommend that students enrolling in private piano lessons own a piano or a keyboard or that they have easy access to one during the week. Practice is mandatory starting with first grade or level 1 piano. All lesson books and materials are provided at no extra charge.


Time: 3:15 - 3:45, 3:50 - 4:20, 4:25 - 4:55 or 5:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Day: Monday - Friday
Grades: K - 5
Fee: $808
Includes the ability to stay in After 3 from 3:00 until 5:30 p.m. on the day of class.

Instructors Patrick Scioneaux / Rik Fletcher / Jeremy Parker / Amanda Wadsworth

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