Pincushion offers a variety of after school Enrichment Classes to all children on a sign-up basis. Classes are offered at the beginning of each semester. Classes range from 30-45 minutes in duration. Here are a few. Please check back as new classes are added.
One-on-one piano lessons are offered by a trained instructor.
In the music enrichment, students will be exposed to quality music of various genres and of great composers. They will have the opportunity to improvise and learn beginning basics of composition. The children will cultivate a love of music through the development of:
The art enrichment program is designed to flex the students’ imaginations, introduce them to art styles and techniques from throughout the globe, and get them comfortable using mediums they may or may not be familiar with. While learning about art from different cultures, they will create artwork in markers, tempera paint, paper, collage using mixed media, and clay. Students will also learn about the color wheel, geometric shapes, and making work in 2 or 3 dimensions.
The computer coding enrichment program offers students ages 5 and above (Children’s House and Elementary) the opportunity to learn and develop coding skills. The curriculum is designed by code.org. It is based on collaborative learning, with a focus on discovery and inquiry. The course also includes lessons on Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship.
STEAM Park builds on every child’s natural curiosity and desire to create, explore, and investigate the world of early science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) through creative play. The Lego STEAM Park enrichment is offered to 3 and 4 year old students (Children’s House).
Teams of children ages 5 and up explore a real-world scientific problem such as food safety, recycling, energy, etc. In the process, teams learn about teamwork, the wonders of science and technology, and the FIRST LEGO League Jr. Core Values, which include respect, sharing, and critical thinking. At he close of each season, teams come together on a regional basis to share their Show Me
poster and model, celebrate, and have fun!