The Fall/Winter 2014-15 term of AfterSchool will begin on Monday, September 8, 2014 and the term will conclude on Friday, January 23.
The Spring term of Afterschool begins on Monday, January 26 and concludes on June 5.
Puppet Players Theater
(Mondays, Grades 1-4) Become a puppeteer! Children will make and learn to use different types of puppets, including papier-mâché Marionette Puppets to retell classic fairy tales and new stories. Children will have the opportunity to participate in all aspects of performing a Marionette Puppet Show; making scenery, props, puppets, while becoming storytellers and puppeteers.
(Tuesdays, Grades 1-8) Capoeira is a rich and multi-dimensional art that teaches culture, language, music and encompasses a complete body workout. It is energetic and joyful and exposes children to a new language, music, movement and culture. In this class, children will become acquainted with all elements of this art form and learn new ways of moving their bodies in time with rhythm, play percussion instruments, sing songs in Portuguese, and gain confidence in expressing themselves through dance while encouraging the same in others. Capoeira attire (white pants, cord and shirt) will be required and provided by the teacher on the first day of class.
Children will be separated into age appropriate groups. “Mirin” (Little) will be comprised of children in grades 2&3. “Grande” (Big) will be comprised of children in grades 4-8.
(Wednesdays, Grades 1-8) Run away with The Brooklyn Waldorf Circus! Through physical games, obstacle courses and disciplined technique we will learn basic acrobatics, how to juggle, tumble, balance, walk a tightrope and ride a unicycle! Skill, technique and safety will guide us throughout this fun-filled class. Children will be separated into age appropriate groups and will practice different level appropriate fun and challenging Circus feats! Led by 8th grade class teacher Mr. Orphanides.
(Thursdays, Grades 1-4) An Introduction to the Woodshop, children will learn various wood working skills like sanding, gluing and measuring, as well as cutting and drilling for the older kids. Make fun wooden objects that range from incredibly simple to as complex as time, skill and interest allow. Great care will be given to using the tools and materials in a thoughtful and safe way. The goal is to make nice things and to be safe and have fun doing so.
(Thursdays, Grades 3-8) Tap dance, a percussive American dance form distinguished by the interplay of rhythms and amplification of sound by the feet, tap dance has been historicized as having a neat diverse parentage of English, Irish, and African musical and dance traditions. In this club, students will learn the basic vocabulary of tap and will also learn timing, musicality, leadership skills, and performance skills. They will also be introduced to Jazz music as it relates to current Hip Hop music.
Swimming at the YMCA
(Fridays, Grades 1-5) Calling all Fish! TBWS is thrilled to partner with our neighborhood YMCA to offer swimming lessons on Friday Afternoons. Children will be brought to the Bed Stuy YMCA for swimming lessons after school and will return to school for dismissal at 5pm.
ENRICHMENT CLUBS (3:00-4:30)
(Mondays, Grades 5-8) Sports Club continues as part of TBWS Enrichment Program! From basketball to soccer, from circus arts to handball, we are looking to promote sportsmanship as well as skill development.
(Tuesdays, Grades 6-8) Students will learn beginning fencing techniques with our games instructor, Orlando Colon. Fencing promotes skills of balance, coordination and focus.
Math Enrichment Club
(Thursdays, Grades 6-8) Homework Help & Math Puzzles! Upper Grade students will be able to number crunch alongside our Upper Grades Math Specialist. Pencils, puzzles and paper will be provided as students multiply their mathematical knowledge.
(Mondays, Grades 6-8) Students share their voices through contributing poetry, creative writing, illustrations, interviews and more in The Claver Castle Press. Students are involved in every aspect of the creation and distribution of this school newspaper; from writing, editing, design and layout to marketing and sales. Editors-in-Chief: Ms. Meijer and Mr. Pope.
(Fridays, Grades 6-8) We have added a new Basketball program for the Spring 2015 term! Students will have the opportunity to further their skill development and conditioning.