Quarter 3 Morning Session
Over six weeks, students will sew a complete project that will also teach them important skills like how to mend a hole and reattach a button. They'll also master skills like wrapping a present, party planning/etiquette and preparing a simple meal.
*Students in this class should be able to responsibly use a sewing needle and kitchen knife with instruction and supervision.
Recycled? Gardening? What does that even mean? In this course, students will learn about the different ways gardeners grow plants, from propagation, to hydroponics and more! Seeds aren't the only way to grow (though we'll do that too!), this class is all about sustainability.
Coding and Logic
Coding and Logic will combine hands-on activities with device-based projects to learn the basics of coding. Through student demonstrations coding concepts like loops, if-then statements and more will be explored. Then students will put their new skills to work in real programs.
These United States
The United States is a beautiful collection of cultures, foods, and interesting sites. Students will discover just how cool these United States really are in this investigative-style class. In week 6, students can try the US Map Challenge to identify all 50 states! Students can also present on a US city, landmark or state of their choice.
Dollars and Cents
Welcome to the wonderful world of all things money! Here at Tuesday School, we think it’s never too early to introduce our kiddos to finances. Just as importantly though, we think they should learn that economics can be fun! During this course, we’ll play games and have fun while we learn about budgets, taxes, money, and more. Students in this class will be expected to have some limited familiarity with identifying, counting, and using money.
In Quarter 3, students will learn a new song all about foods. They'll take their new food vocabulary and learn to order from a menu.
Quarter 3 Afternoon Session
The Circle of Life
Students will have the opportunity to observe metamorphosis first-hand, while also learning about the life cycles of animals like birds and sea turtles. They'll discover what's unique about a platypus life cycle; and raise sea monkeys. In week 6, they'll study the life cycle of a plant, and their impact on all other living things, including the important role of earthworms. Earthworms will be dissected to examine their unique anatomy.
Dissecting the Animal Kingdom
This course will combine the study of living animals and specimen dissection. Over the course of 6 weeks, students will observe and learn the distinguishing features of invertebrates, mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fish. Students will dissect* a grasshopper, starfish and a fish. At the Nature Center, we'll observe living reptiles, birds, mammals and more.
*Dissections will take place in small groups, so squeamish students can choose to just document the dissection, or step away if they need to.
World Music and Movement
Cha, cha, cha! Twist and shout! Get your boogie on! In World Music and Movement, we’re going to focus on a different style of movement from around the world each week. We’ll bring in special guests and get our groove on. Kids should expect to get up, get moving, and have fun!
Into the Woods
Join this class as we take the path less traveled, into the woods where we can discover nature in its purest form. We're taking advantage of our beautiful location to bring out the explorer in every student.
Each week, students will study a new Master and make a project to imitate their famous works. Artists include Van Gogh, Picasso, Matisse and more.
Say it Out Loud
In this beginner speech course, students will learn about the different types of speeches, how to present themselves during a presentation, then they'll have the opportunity to give a final presentation based on their weeks of practice. This class is designed to build confidence.
Quarter 4 Morning Session
We'll play our way through math topics like fractions, graphing, telling time and more. If you think math is boring, this class will prove you wrong!
Rain or shine, this class will explore the weather outside. Observation and experiment-based study will allow students to learn about the ever-changing weather on Earth. This class will be taught with facts agreed upon by the scientific community.
Our STEAM Challenge classes have always been a hit because they’re FUN FUN FUN! This one will be no different. We’ll be exploring all types of STEAM topics and letting the students problem solve, troubleshoot, and communicate with each other to create solutions to exciting challenges.
Presidents of the U.S.
What does the President do? Who can be President? Who were the 45 leaders of our nation? These questions and more will be answered in this six week look at our Commanders-in-Chief. This class will be taught from a non-partisan viewpoint and focus on the historical achievements, as well as the duties of our Presidents.
We’ve spent a lot of time here at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, now it’s time to get to know some of our fellow residents. During this 6-week course, we will be introducing students to six of the many rescued animals living here at CNCP. In addition to learning about them, we will also be creating enrichment supplies for their enclosures to help make their stay more stimulating.
Through songs and games, students will learn the parts of the body in Spanish. Tell where something hurts, how you feel, and play Simon Says in this fun vocabulary building class.
Quarter 4 Afternoon Session
In Body Works, we'll learn about our amazing bodies. This introductory class will include hands-on activities to present basic body systems like our muscles and skeletons. Students will learn about how our body systems work together to keep us going.
In Anatomy Investigators, we’re going to step things up a notch. This will be a gooey, messy, hands-on class aimed at guiding students through some of the more advanced concepts of human anatomy. Each week, we’ll use experiments and group activities to examine different body functions. In Anatomy Investigators, we are going to assume students have some general familiarity with body systems and functions and are ready to get a better picture of how we work.
This course is an introduction to the Scientific Method and science tools. Pipettes, graduated cylinders, microscopes, and more will be a part of experiments. Students will learn to develop a hypothesis they can test and how to document their data. Most importantly, they'll learn how to draw conclusions from their data, and develop new hypotheses.
The Great Debaters Club, Jr.
This introduction to debate will guide students to learn the differences between facts and opinions, how to find facts, and how to use facts to support an argument. Warning! This class could make your student very persuasive.
This fun and funny class is designed to stretch your student's acting skills. From miming to accents, students will have a great time trying out new skills and putting on a show.
Students will create an idea for a "short". Using storyboards and other tools, they'll put together a plan. Then they'll use clay and tablets to animate their stories.