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THE ROEPER SCHOOL

Saturday Morning

Enrichment

January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013

Little Explorers Movement & Music Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Discovering French through Cartoons Studio Dance Computer Programming Playing with Algebra


THE ROEPER SCHOOL

Saturday Morning Enrichment Winter 2013

Dates

Saturday Mornings January 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2013

9:30 – 11:30am

Time

Place

The Roeper School Lower School Campus Steward Building 41190 Woodward Avenue Bloomfield Hills

Classes

Little Explorers Movement & Music Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Discovering French through Cartoons Studio Dance Computer Programming 1 Computer Programming 2 Playing with Algebra

$125 per student

Cost

More Info

Ages 3 – 4 Ages 4 – 6 Ages 5 – 6 Ages 7 – 8 Ages 8 – 10 Ages 7 – 8 Ages 9 – 11 Ages 9 – 11

Katie Hackney

248/203-7317 or katie.hackney@roeper.org

www.roeper.org

Registrations Due

on or before

Monday, December 31, 2012


Little Explorers

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Ages 3 – 4

Since children at this age are interested in just about everything, we will spend each week exploring a new topic: art, science, nature and cooking. Through enriching activities and recreational play in our large muscle room, children develop both social and fine motor skills. Please note: All children must be fully potty-trained! Instructors: Nicole Miller is a Stage I (preschool) teacher at The Roeper School. She earned her B.A. from Michigan State University in Physical Education and English and plans to pursue her M.A. in Early Childhood Education. Before Roeper, she taught physical education in the Birmingham schools for three years. Jennifer Ziemann has been in early childhood education for 13 years, primarily teaching 2 ½- to 5-year-olds. Before joining The Roeper School as a Stage I teacher, Jennifer was the Assistant Director of the early childhood program at Christ Church Cranbrook. She earned her B.A. from Oakland University and aims to get her M.A. in Early Childhood Education or Educational Leadership in 2013.

Movement & Music

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Ages 4 – 6

This class focuses on developing creativity and imagination through movement and music.  Children will play musical instruments, listen to poetry and stories, sing and chant.  They will create and explore movement patterns inspired by classical music and stories which develop coordination and self-expression. Finally, the music, movement and readings of our class will inspire an art project. Instructor:  This is Dee Blankenburg’s seventh year of teaching at The Roeper School where her three daughters also attend.  She has her B.A. in Physical Education with a minor in Music.  She previously taught Musikgarten at the Rochester Conservatory of Music after teaching for 13 years in Australia.

Dinosaurs!  Dinosaurs!  Dinosaurs!

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Ages 5 – 6

We are going to have so much fun learning about different types of dinosaurs and how they lived millions of years ago! Students will do art projects, go on dinosaur hunts, read books, write stories, create mini-books, and do many more fun, interactive activities focused on dinosaurs.  If children have questions or ideas, we will research these and come up with our own answers together.  Instructor: This is Sarah Smith’s fifth year of working at The Roeper School where she currently teaches Stage II (kindergarten and first grade) children. She has a twoyear-old at home and another on the way. Sarah earned her M.A.Ed. from Oakland University and a B.A. in Elementary Education and English Literature from Adrian College.


Discovering French through Cartoons

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Ages 7 – 8

This class will introduce French culture and language with the help of cartoon characters. Students will develop basic vocabulary as they learn about “Tomtom and Nana,” brother and sister, whose parents own a restaurant in a small town in France, as well as “Asterix and Obelix” who lived in La Gaule during the Roman invasion. Instructor:  Isabelle Rich has taught French at The Roeper School for seven years. Originally from France, Isabelle earned her M.A. in Early Childhood Education and taught there as well as in Italy, Switzerland and St. Lucia before coming to the United States.

Studio Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ages 8 – 10

  Children who have a passion for dance will enjoy a challenging program of technique and dance composition. During the first hour, students will develop and refine their skills in ballet and modern dance. The second hour will focus on the art of choreography; students will have fun creating their own dances and performing them for one another.   Instructor: Sandy Allen has taught dance, creative movement and yoga to students in preschool through 12 th grade at The Roeper School for 14 years. She is also the Director of the Roeper Summer Dance Camp.  As a professional dancer, she has performed with both ballet and modern dance companies and choreographed for musical theatre productions. She earned her B.A. from Wayne State University.

Computer Programming 1 . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ages 7 – 8

Children will learn about programming concepts using a program called Scratch. Scratch allows younger students to build procedures using programming blocks instead of typing in code. They will learn to think like programmers while creating stories, animations, games, art and music.  Instructor: Julie Nemchik has loved teaching computer classes at The Roeper School for 16 years. She has an M.A.T. in Elementary Education and is a member of the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL). She is married with two grown children and two cats and loves playing and watching sports.


Computer Programming 2

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Ages 9 – 11

The children in this class will learn the basics of the LOGO programming language using a program called Microworlds. They will explore how the various commands work and how to use them to design graphics and basic computer games. The students will get the opportunity to create a Pacman-like game.   Instructor: Paula Romano has been teaching Computer classes at The Roeper School for 15 years. She has a B.A. in both Physical Health Education and Elementary Education as well as an M.A. in Exercise Science. She has two children: a son who graduated from Roeper in 2011 and a daughter who is currently a Roeper senior.

Playing with Algebra

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Ages 9 – 11

Modeling Dr. Henry Borenson’s Hands-On Equations, this visual and kinesthetic program works wonders for early adolescents. Students will learn to solve equations, like 4x + 3 = 3x + 9, and 2(2x + 1) = x + 8, using physical representations, such as game pieces and a flat laminated balance. This kinesthetic learning, therefore, lends itself to the development of abstract mathematical principles. Instructor: Scott Vartanian has been at The Roeper School for eight years and currently teaches Stage III (2nd /3rd grade).  He earned his B.A. in Elementary Education as a Math major from Oakland University and received his M.A. in Special Education from the University of Michigan. Both of his children attend Roeper and are currently enrolled in Stages II and III. 


THE ROEPER SCHOOL Saturday Morning Enrichment Please complete a separate registration form for each student. Student Name

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PLEASE LIST FOOD ALLERGIES (SNACKS WILL BE SERVED) MAY WE USE YOUR CHILD’S PHOTO IN ENRICHMENT MARKETING MATERIALS? TITLE OF CLASS

The registration form may be copied to accommodate additional students. Registration information must be received by Monday, December 31, 2012 * Please make your check or money order payable to THE ROEPER SCHOOL Registration confirmation will be sent via email. Questions? Please contact Katie Hackney, Director 248/203-7317 katie.hackney@roeper.org * NO REFUNDS AFTER THIS DATE


THE ROEPER SCHOOL 41190 WOODWARD AVENUE BLOOMFIELD HILLS MI 48304 www.roeper.org 248.203.7317

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