American Girl doll stories are used as a tool to teach students about different historical periods. Crafts tie into that week’s theme. Play time with dolls every club meeting. Owning an American Girl Doll is not required but bringing your favorite doll is encouraged. 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month, 3:45-4:45 p.m. Annual Club fee: $30.
Offered to K-4th grades on the 3rd and 4th Friday. Annual club fee: $30.
Bring your beyblade or two and come battle with your friends! Meets 1st and 2nd Wednesdays. Annual club fee: $30.
Part of our preschool program, Calico Spanish is a Spanish immersion program. This program is very visual and interactive, so that a non-reader can participate and learn successfully. Preschool students enjoy the visuals, games, and music. The visual aids are designed so that students can comprehend the meaning of the images regardless of their reading skills. The program covers various topics appropriate for preschool students including numbers, letters, colors, shapes, and animals.
Learn to crochet with friends! Open to 5-8th graders, 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Annual club fee: $30.
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Offered on Wednesdays through Oct 14. Annual club fee: $30.
Part of our preschool program, Handwriting fluency is fundamental to learning, because children think and write at the same time. Good handwriting habits foster student success. The readiness and writing lessons of Handwriting Without Tears teach body awareness, cooperation, taking turns, listening, crayon grip, drawing, building, letter and number recognition, and capital letter and number formation.
Part of our preschool program, In Journal, students practice creative writing and progress at their own pace. Without such a program, students often lose story ideas because they are unable to write words. At this age, many thoughts and stories stem from pictures. During Journal, students draw pictures of their story on the top of the page and use temporary spelling to write the story at the bottom of the page. Students listen to the words and write the words or the letters that correspond to the sounds. Additional concepts are taught as students make progress.
Created for the child enrolled in a pre-K program, ABC Music & Me is a research-based language and early literacy program built around music. This class helps children develop pre-literacy and language skills through a child’s favorite rituals: music and story time.
Students will experience the following in class:
-> Songs and rhymes that develop phonetic awareness and early reading skills
-> Tapping, clacking, and ringing rhythm instruments in time with music to improve hand-eye coordination
-> Focused listening with music to improve skills in following directions
-> Instrument play to strengthen fine motor skills
-> Developmentally-appropriate songs to develop vocal chords and expressive speech
-> Learning that emphasizes storytelling, imaginative play, and taking turns.
With Lego Education solutions, science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are brought to life and students learn, create, and innovate in truly hands-on projects. Using the Lego Early Simple Machines Set, young students build fun and simple models such as a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, students learn about pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. These projects allow students to think creatively and learn real problem-solving skills.
Learn how to make, edit, and have fun creating videos. Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays. Annual club fee: $30.
The FAA music program is designed to help students appreciate music through performance. Learned techniques in the K-2nd vocal choir include: melody, rhythm, tempo, steady and syncopated beats, call and response, diction, pitch and direction, and members of the orchestra families. In addition, students in the grades 3rd-10th vocal choir also learn harmony, expression and dynamics, descants, cords, counter melody, and hymnology. Optional instruction is available for 7-8th graders to learn English handbells in our FAA bell choir. Private piano lessons offered at school with additional fees.
Physical activity is not only important to brain development but also for physical well-being and a healthy lifestyle. Daily opportunities are provided for students to improve their large motor skills and coordination in both organized fitness activities and free play. 5th-8th graders require a P.E. uniform.
Soccer is played outside during the fall and spring. In the event of inclement weather, soccer will be cancelled, and you will be notified via Ren-Web and the One Call Phone Notification system. Players need to wear shorts, t-shirt, soccer cleats, and shin guards. Ideally, each player should have their own soccer ball. A size 3 soccer ball is the proper size for children under age 8. Annual Club fee: $30.
4th-8th Grade: Wednesdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
K-3rd Grade: Thursdays, 3:45-4:45 pm
Meeting 2nd and 4th Tuesdays for 5-6 graders, 2 and 4th Thursdays for 7-8th graders. No club fee.
Help create and design FAA’s yearbook. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays. No club fee.