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After School Programs

Programs that will be offered at Proctor during 2019-2020
Power up your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as: Hot Air Balloons, Space Stations, Tugboats, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Pre-Public Speaking (Grade 1 - 2)
This course teaches first through third graders the beginning building blocks of public speaking.Starting with being ready, practiced and focused, they'll learn the importance of body language and varying the tempo and tone of their voice. They'll also learn the value of good openings and closes. Within the fun milieu of show and tell, storytelling and poetry recitals, the goal is for your child to start developing more confidence and skill in expressing themselves to a group
Public Speaking and Debate (Grade 3 - 5)
This class focuses on teaching delivery and presentation skills to the students. Students learn how to manage public speaking anxiety, present themselves with confidence, and connect with their audience through effective body language. It improves their confidence in public speaking and communication skills. They learn different approaches of preparing for a speech example speaking from notes or from memory. The goal of this course is by the end of the session a student should be able to stand tall and speak confidently and fluently in front of a large group for at least 2 minutes.
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Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!
Boards and sets are provided for our classes. The minimum class size is 10; maximum is 20. Enrollments are accepted in the order received. For siblings, the first child is full price; additional siblings are half price. Also, some reduced fees are available to low-income families upon request.
Using visual & tactile techniques plus recycled materials the SOSF experiments translate into future scientists – it does not matter what the project is, only what the science is! Our activities are kid-selected & kid-driven. Every session of the After School labs is different; we never do the exact same thing twice. We keep our projects a surprise & we teach by simple guidelines with a fresh focus, big ideas, real tools, projected models & innovation! Our staff has the ability to see things through the eyes of the children & teach that way! DO NOT STOP QUESTIONING!  CURIOSITY HAS ITS OWN REASON FOR BEING!
Our coding programs are designed to foster creativity, reasoning and problem solving. Scratch Programming (7 + years) for Kids focuses on making sure children understand the foundational computer programming (coding) concepts such as sequencing, branching, looping and variables.They will learn it in a fun way by making animations, dialogues, games, simulations etc.  Completion of this program gives kids a very good foundation to start with other Programming languages.
After-school Spanish language classes led by native speakers - Students will learn vocabulary related to a variety of everyday themes, practice using it within sentences, and master many useful phrases. Program uses a full-immersion approach, and students learn while singing songs, playing games, and doing hands-on projects. Numerous optional culturally-oriented field trips and activities offered throughout the year. Maximum enrollment of 12 students per instructor. Space is limited (53 classes, follows school calendar).