OUR ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

 

FREE ARTS AND SCIENCE CLASSES

No family ever has to “pay extra” for your child to be in these classes.

ART APPRECIATION

 

ART APPRECIATION CLASSES ARE DESIGNED FOR THE CHILDREN TO:

  • Discuss famous artists, learning facts about their lives and viewing their work
  • Have fun pretending to be the artist and creating “class masterpieces” that are displayed in our school
  • Develop their own unique style and apply the elements of art to their own work
  • Gain appreciation of fine art and the masters that created them

MUSIC

 

MUSIC CLASSES ARE DESIGNED TO SPARK A LIFELONG LOVE FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC, INTRODUCING: 

  • Basic music theory (symbols, music alphabet, staff, and note values)
  • Exploration of patterns and sounds on the piano
  • Pitch using water-filled glasses, hand bells, and our own voices
  • Rhythm and instruments, and moving to the music

SPANISH

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSES CENTER AROUND VOCABULARY, LANGUAGE, SPANISH CULTURE AND TRADITIONS USING:

  • Props and videos to introduce a new language and form of communication
  • Themes, words, and materials that are used as a follow-up in their regular classrooms (greetings, numbers, colors, days of the week, family terms, etc.)
  • Play and learning songs in Spanish
  • Celebration of holidays and special days

SCIENCE

 

SCIENCE CLASSES, WORKING IN SMALL GROUPS, CHALLENGE THE YOUNG SCIENTISTS DOING THE HANDS-ON EXPERIMENTS TO:

  • Consider what might happen
  • Do the experiment and see what actually does happen
  • Be amazed with exciting topics from static electricity to chemical reactions
  • Stimulate their imagination and critical thinking

I CAN PROBLEM SOLVE

 

I CAN  PROBLEM SOLVE CLASSES ARE DESIGNED FOR CHILDREN TO:

  • Learn HOW to think, not WHAT to think
  • Evaluate their own ideas
  • Learn a problem-solving vocabulary and thought processes
  • Use skills in real-life situations

This conflict resolution system is used in many Naperville Public Schools.  The parent version of ICPS is ‘Raising a Thinking Child.”

WE WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF YOUR CHILD!