Explore Something New In Our Gifted Enrichment Programs!

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Part of our mission at The Grayson School is to be a resource in the greater Philadelphia area, and we welcome gifted students from any school or  homeschool setting to engage in all kinds of fascinating and challenging topics with intellectual peers who share their interests.

We offer an exciting array of  programs  that challenge high ability learners to think critically, ask and answer difficult questions, solve problems, stretch their minds, have fun, and make new friends!

Fall 2018 Enrichment Programs

All sessions are held at The Grayson School:  35 N. Malin Road, Broomall, PA.  NOTE:  Parents may arrive at 11:30 a.m. on the last day of the session (November 10 for our fall sessions)  as our students discuss and share their enrichment program experience.

D&D (Dungeons & Dragons)

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

4th Grade and up

Cost:  $135

Dungeon Master: Joshua Clemmons, School Counselor

D&D is a strategy-imagination game based on storytelling.  The Dungeon Master takes the players on a fantasy world adventure as together you you guide your characters though battles, quests for treasure, dragonlslaying, and more. Choose your character from an endless array: you could be a palidin, a mysterious warrior who charges the front line with heavy armor; a wizard, a less-armored class, but with amazing spell-casting abilities; or even a Druid, a woodland explorer with medium armor, who can cast spells, and shape-change into animals and beasts for a whole new way to explore and fight.

Introduction to Drones

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades 2-5

Cost:  $135

Instructor: Michael Brodine, Music and Enrichment Teacher

A two weekend class geared towards beginners who want to get started with the excitement of operating a drone. The 1st class will cover the essentials of drone setup and operations, do’s and don’ts of flying a drone and mastering basic maneuvers safely. The 2nd class will cover advanced drone maneuvers and operations as well as obstacle course training. Practice drones will be provided for the class.

Graphic Design

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades 6-10

Cost:  $135

Instructor:  Sarah Schneider, Graphic Designer

Graphic design, also known as communication design, is the art and practice of creating projects for print production based on unique ideas and experiences using visual and typographic elements. The form it takes can be used in print mediums, or applied to digital platforms and can include both static and motion images, words, or graphics. These class sessions will focus primarily on developing students’ visualization skills, concentrating on good design and typographic principles.

Improv Workshop

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades K-3

Cost:  $135

Instructor:  Shannon Fitzpatrick, K-1 Teacher

Most importantly, an improv workshop is fun. Interacting with others, in an environment where humor and unexpected turns are guaranteed, can help your child carry that confidence into other social situations and feel more comfortable. While improv can seem fast-paced when you are attending a performance, as a performer, gifted learners will actually experience the exercise as a need to slow down their active minds and focus. They must practice active listening, leaning on the other characters and the direction that the story is taking.  Their speech may even slow down as they share their ideas to help build and inspire the plot of the story.

The Math Behind Soccer

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades 2-5

Cost:  $135

Instructor:  Traci Brody, Math and Spanish Teacher

Have you ever thought about how much math is involved in a single soccer game? How many spots on your foot can you properly kick a soccer ball? What degree angle should you throw a soccer ball to maximize it’s distance? Everyone knows that the quickest way to get from one spot to another is a straight line but do you know which part of your foot you dribble with if you want to dribble as straight as possible? Statistically, which side and section of the goal do goaltenders dive more for during a penalty shot? What geometrical shape is the key to controlling and winning a soccer game? If you would love to learn the basic skills of soccer and explore the math behind some of the techniques and tactics of the game, this is the course for you.

Learn to Crochet

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades 4-10

Cost:  $135

Instructor:  Alexis Miller, Math and Projects Teacher

Do you enjoy creating things from scratch and using your hands? If so, come learn to crochet! Crocheting is creating fabric by interlocking yarn using a small hook. In this introductory class you will learn the basics of crocheting and work on creating items such as coasters, scarves, and hats.

Introduction to Coding

Saturday, November 3 and November 10, 2018 | 9:00-11:45 a.m.

Grades 2-8

Cost:  $135

Instructor:  Matthew Hartman, Computer Science Teacher

The CodeHS introduction to computer science curriculum teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. Once students complete the CodeHS Introduction to Computer Science course, they will have learned material equivalent to a semester college introductory course in Computer Science and be able to program in JavaScript. Computers will be provided.

 

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