Our original enrichment offering, Creative Writing is the course that inspired Amore Learning to exist! It is a no-brainer that writing creatively is the perfect intersection of boosting skills while having fun. We realized just how perfect it was when we saw skills soar, parents rave, and kids smile all the while! This course inspires writers of all ages and skill levels to engage with writing in fun and relatable ways. From creating characters and plot lines to responding to thought-provoking and often silly prompts, our Creative Writers create portfolios they will read and cherish for decades to come! This course will conclude with a final Publishing Party during which families will be invited to the classroom.
Whether or not your child is an avid graphic novel enthusiast, they are sure to become one in this fun, imaginative, and confidence-building course! We will create characters and plots, and use them to write stories and even chapter books. We have found that exploring the world of graphic novels has helped even the most reluctant writers to embrace the writing process. The individualized skills we teach allow writers of all skill levels to come up with an idea, put pen to paper, and feel great about the process and the final product! We will focus on having fun while boosting writing skills in a warm, nurturing, and creative environment. This course will conclude with a final Publishing Party during which families will be invited to the classroom.
In this exciting pilot program, our class will publish its very own book! With partner Kid's Borough Media, we will use the first 4-6 classes of our time together to create a storyline, characters, and illustrations for our class book. Each participant will play an active role in creating this shared project, and will take home their own copy! Once the book goes off to publishing, we will spend the final weeks of class creating our own individual book projects. Children will have the opportunity to meet and work with Shamair Coward, Founder of Kids Borough Media, to hear about the publishing world! Note: Additional cost applies for published book.
Are you a bit of a poet and you think you may know it? Whether or not your child has developed a love for poetry, we promise them a fun and inspiring exploration of it in this engaging course in which each poet will be given their own Poetry Journal. From Dr. Seuss to Shakespeare, we will explore the different styles of poetry that have inspired us. Students will learn, write, and develop a love for poetry in this all- encompassing course. We will conclude the course with a Poetry Slam!
Some say that nature has inspired some of the best writers, and this class will undoubtedly do the same through a mix of poetry, nature exploration, and even yoga/ meditation. Each class, we will explore nature and celebrate different writing styles that may be inspired by it. We will fill our journals with fiction, graphic novels, poetry, free- writing, and lots more! This course will conclude with a Publishing Party in an outdoor location chosen by each class. This course will conclude with a final Publishing Party during which families will be invited to the classroom.
In this brand-new creative offering, students will learn the basics of journalism: how to pitch, write, and research a story! Collaborating with their fellow news staff, students will figure out what they would like to write about and create a class newspaper, reporting on stories like the new art exhibition in the hallway, the 4th grade language arts curriculum, or predictions for the number of snow days. We will also explore other avenues of journalism including television journalism, and learn from local guests in the wonderful world of journalism.
Becoming a Pop Star
Is your child ready to be a star, or at least pretend to be one? Come join us as we explore the world of talent and stardom! Not only is this a unique opportunity for your child to learn new skills, but it also offers a deeper look into what the world of fame is all about. Students will come up with stage names, create audition tapes, practice auditioning techniques, learn improv skills, play games, and act out stories and scenes. Join us to uncover the exciting world of performing on screen, culminating with a video of something special created by your child!
In this exciting new class, students will embark on a lyrical journey into the captivating world of pop music. Through the poetic lens of iconic pop stars, we will explore tales of triumph, love, and self-discovery. Dancing to the rhythm of poetry and the melodies of pop songs, students will craft their own verses inspired by the magic of musical legends. From the effervescent energy of Taylor Swift to the legendary wisdom of the Beatles, we'll journey through a history of pop music. Students will pen their own lyrical verses inspired by the magic of these musical legends. This course will include a combination of dancing, poetry, journaling, and unleashing your inner star!
Being on Broadway
Have you ever dreamed of being On Broadway? With this fun-filled class, immerse yourself in the true Broadway experience created by former Broadway star, Khail Toi Bryant. Bryant made her Broadway debut as Young Nala in the award winning show The Lion King at the age of ten—having one of the longest runs as a Young Nala to date. She has also starred in over fifty national commercials, several movies, and a number of television shows. In this class, students will use her curriculum to learn everything from Broadway basics, song interpretation, movement, on-stage acting techniques and more!
There's no "to be or not to be" about it - our Shakespeare class is for everyone! Kids of all ages and various familiarity with The Bard are invited to join us as we discover the heartbeat of Shakespeare through storytelling, writing, poetry, art, and acting. We will practice monologues, learn Shakespearean language, and even perform our own Shakespeare mini-play. To thine own self be true, so come join us for this fun and unique offering!
Does your child have a flair for the dramatic? Discover the craft that is stage acting! This course will uncover the secrets of the stage through acting, directing and prop creation, culminating with a final product that we as a class will create! Through improv games, script reading and writing, and learning basic acting skills, this multidisciplinary course will help your little actor find their light and leave knowing there is no business like show business.
The only prerequisite for this course is SILLINESS! Bring your sense of humor and join us in a fun and judgment-free zone where we will explore the wonderful world of improv. Through games, skits, and lots of collaboration, we will form friendships, gain public speaking skills, break down our guards, and let comedy take over. Bonus: you are sure to make friends in this laid back and free-spirited environment!
Who doesn’t love building with LEGOs?!? There is nothing better than the limitless creativity we all feel when left to our own devices with a bin of LEGOs. In this class, we will build (pun intended!) upon this excitement by teaching LEGO enthusiasts about engineering – how to make a plan, execute it, reflect upon it, and make changes for next time. Tapping into our executive functioning skills, we will use our imaginations to build new innovations while learning about the classics (Eiffel Tower, Burj Khalifa, Big Ben, etc). Please note that while this class has a focus on engineering and special weekly “challenges,” we will sprinkle in moments of free-play with LEGOs to satisfy that natural curiosity!
Calling all aspiring coders to join us on a thrilling journey through the colorful and creative world of programming! In this class, we'll don our virtual coding capes and dive into the magical realm of Scratch, where you'll learn to bring your wildest ideas to life with just a few clicks. Imagine creating your very own interactive stories, animated characters, and even games that you and your friends can play! You'll be the mastermind behind your own digital universe, and the best part? No coding experience required! With Scratch, we'll unlock the secrets of coding through fun and easy-to-grasp concepts. Unleash your inner coding superhero, and let the coding adventure begin!
Move over Coco, Gianni, Stella, and Ralph! There are some new fashion designers in town who can't wait to share their styles. Bring your creativity and self-expression to this fun course in which students will create their very own fashion line. We'll each name our own brand and create a logo, explore styles from different designers, and learn from actual fashion experts themselves as we design our own look books. We will also come up with ad campaigns and charity collaborations! Join us for a celebration of fashion and friendship in this unique course offering. This course will conclude with a final “Fashion Show” during which families will be invited to the classroom.
Design Style Lab
Express yourself! In this innovative and creative class, we will work with mini designers to exhibit their self-expression through style! Exploring everything from sports to fancier occasions, we will sketch and create accessories such as sneakers, baseball caps, duffels, totes, and more. Designers will create their own brand, logo, and look book. Stay tuned for surprise visits from designers in the field who will inspire these budding designers to create and innovate!
Have you ever dreamed of creating your own business? Do you spend your time thinking of fun names for restaurants, and special menu items? Or maybe silly gadgets that no one has ever thought up before? How about inventions - have you ever come up with an idea that could make it big? In this class, we will explore a new business idea each week. We will focus on everything from bakeries to technology to sports and more, learn what it means to create an idea and run with it, and inspire a new generation of entrepreneurs!
Making a Magazine
Join us as we explore the wonderful world of magazines! Anyone who says print isn’t flourishing hasn’t picked up the latest edition of an Amore student’s mag! In this fun and engaging course, students will create their own mini magazines featuring artwork, a letter from the editor, writing reflections, interviews, ads, games, and so much more! We will tap into our creativity and sense of personal self-expression by selecting a magazine title and theme, and design the spread from cover to cover. This course will conclude with a final publishing party during which families will be invited to the classroom to hear what has been learned.
In our creative Arts course, we invite young artists to unleash their imagination, explore various artistic mediums, and nurture self-expression! Through a wide range of engaging activities, we will experiment with different techniques and styles, craft unique projects, and work collaboratively to encourage one another. With hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to showcase their creations during class exhibitions, promoting a sense of confidence and accomplishment. Through creative workshops on abstract art, mixed media, and more, students will encounter diverse and exciting aspects of the art world, all while honing their critical thinking skills and developing a deep appreciation for art. Join us for a journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and a lifelong appreciation for the arts in a welcoming and inspiring environment!
The Power of Pokemon
Step into a world of imagination, strategy, and endless fun! Calling all young Pokémon trainers – get ready for an extraordinary journey through the enchanting realm of Pokémon. In this dynamic course, we'll dive headfirst into the captivating world of Pikachu, Charizard, and all your favorite pocket monsters. Discover the fascinating universe of Pokémon as you embark on an exciting quest to become a Pokémon Master. You'll learn the art of capturing, training, and battling with these remarkable creatures while also developing essential skills like critical thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving. Explore the vast world of strategy and friendship that lies within the Pokémon realm. Through interactive activities, games, and creative challenges, you'll not only have a blast but also develop valuable life skills that will serve you well beyond the classroom.
Intro to French
Bienvenue, mes amis! In this introductory French course, we will explore the basics of French language as well as French culture. Students will learn days of the week, month, colors, simple phrases, and more. We will also learn about countries where French is spoken as well as famous French landmarks. Through song and conversation, we will turn our little learners into Francophiles in no time!
Movement and Mindfulness
Specifically created for kids who are looking for an athletic outlet other than (or in addition to!) traditional team sports, this class will combine yoga, barre, and mindfulness techniques to tap into physical and mental wellness. We will explore dynamic methods of movement each week (think: a fast-paced barre class with an awesome playlist! A gentle yoga series with balance poses!) and also spend a portion of class reflecting by writing in our journals. This class will teach little learners that fitness is all about how you feel, and how to do things you love to stay fit.
Etiquette: How to Human in 2023
Mind your manners! Join us as we learn all about etiquette in a modern world. Each week will include a different lesson that takes students far beyond the golden rule. We will explore subjects including how to properly introduce yourself, writing meaningful thank you cards, table manners, helping others, good sportsmanship, polite phone usage, and many others! With fun and engaging activities, kids are sure to walk away equipped with impressive etiquette for years to come. This course will conclude with a final “showcase of learning” during which families will be invited to the classroom to hear what has been learned.
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