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SPRING 2017 — TUESDAY CLUBS

In my Own Words, Book It!: Grade K

This club will develop a love and respect for books as students participate in storytelling and develop reading and math skills through a variety of activities and individual projects, including creating their own books and journals. With the imagination and enthusiasm of our Library’s own Dawnica Conyette; you know kids will have a good time as well!

Little Champions (Multi-Sports): Grade K

Children will focus on teamwork, skill building, and learning the fundamentals of game play. This club builds upon those skills with cardio warm-ups, drills tailored to each sport and game play. Sports the children will be participating in are Baseball, Kickball, Soccer, Tennis, Team Handball, and much more. Don’t miss out on this exciting sports class! This club will be taught by BSNY, currently providing high quality programming in a number of such as, Friends Seminary, Cathedral Westside and Eastside, PS3, and Dwight School, along with our 87Afterschool team. Note: A $50 supplemental fee is charged.

Totally Amazing Toy Factory: Grade K

Let’s see, what do teachers Bernard Zwick and other Afterschool wizards have in store for visitors to Totally Amazing Toy Factory? How about a rubberband-propelled racecar, magic bubbles that can encase an entire child, fishing game that teaches math? Children will have so much fun playing with inventions in the Totally Amazing Toy Factory — and designing and creating their own toys and games, using materials readily available at home — that they won’t realize they are building science, engineering, and math skills as they go!

Galaxy Far Way, Mission 2 Space: Grades K-1

An adventurous journey through space! Build a rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Build a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles. Kids will build motorized models that represent spacecrafts from your favorite popular space movies. During the second part of term, kids will continue their Mission 2 Space by discovering some incredible structures such as the, International Space Station, Kennedy Space Center, Lunar rover and many more. During their build they will learn about all the wonders of space. At the end of the term kids will take home a “Build Journal” with some build photos accompanied by their comments. Taught by Bricks 4 Kidz®NYC, uses Lego® bricks and technologies to provide STEM enrichment to children. Note: $ 50 supplement fee

KidChef Bakery: Grades 1-2

Children will discover fabulous culinary treats (mini pies and muffins to die for!) from around the world as they experience the hands-on enjoyment that comes in the preparation. Children will learn to read recipes, try new foods, and create old favorites to share. (If you thought pizza comes only from takeout, just wait until you learn to make your own from scratch!). Led by experienced 87Afterschool team members under the supervision of Chef Cynthia, graduate of the French Culinary Institute educates kids on how to make healthy and delicious foods in NYC schools including PS87.

Adventures In The City: Grades 1-2

Ice-skating, boating, rock climbing, bowling, Central Park, the zoo, the wax museum, or a special adventure designed just for you? Every week will be filled with adventure. There are wonderful opportunities for city adventures all over Manhattan, and ready to explore them! Note: A $75 supplemental fee is charged.

Totally Awesome Toy Factory: Grades 1-3

Let’s see, what do teachers Gloria Zwick and other Afterschool wizards have in store for visitors to Totally Awesome Toy Factory? How about a rubber band-propelled racecar, magic bubbles that can encase an entire child, fishing game that teaches math? Children will have so much fun playing with inventions in the Totally Awesome Toy Factory — and designing and creating their own toys and games, using materials readily available at home — that they won’t realize they are building science, engineering, and math skills as they go!

Olympic Judo: Grade 2-5

The study of this Olympic sport will build confidence and develop children’s self-awareness and physical fitness. Falling, tumbling, throwing, pinning, and escape techniques are taught. Judo uniforms are required; please see our website for information on where you can purchase. Sensei Robin Rosenthal, Black Belt in, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate and Aikido, seven-time US Olympic Training Camp champion, has taught martial arts and self-defense to thousands of children. Judo uniforms are required; please see our website for information on where you can purchase.

Chess for Tournament Players: Grades 1-5

Grouped by age and ability, players will build skills and strategies as they learn from experienced coaches. Instruction will include tournament play opportunities and resources to use at home. Teachers include PS87 Chess Instructor/Chess Masters Chris Williams. Note: Taught in small groups, “Chess Masters” is designed for experienced/advanced players with at LEAST one year of 87Afterschool chess or in-school instruction, or demonstrated tournament experience.

Motors & Machines-Engineering Kidz: Grades 2-5

Students will think it, design it, and build it! Kids become inventors as they explore ideas, use a wide range of materials and create their own projects.  They will work with motors, batteries, and high-tech tools including 3D printers.   Using STEM principles of science, engineering, technology and math, kids will make and take home their special projects. Children will be traveling to the Dazzling Discovery Studios on 108th Street and Columbus Ave. Note: A $50 supplemental fee is charged. Public transportation will be used, and children will return to PS87 around 5:15 PM.

Witches, Wizards, and Wands: Grades 3-5

We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Over the course of your semester at Hogwarts, students will delve into the magical world of Harry Potter. Wand making, chocolate frog eating, and Quidditch playing are among the many magical experiences students will have. Pairing snippets of the movies and books with creative exploration will reveal your true witch or wizard identity. Hogwarts alumna, Eliza Newman, will lead this class.

Pastry Arts: Grades 3-5

Children will discover fabulous culinary treats (mini pies and muffins to die for!) from around the world as they experience the hands-on enjoyment that comes in the preparation. Children will learn to read recipes, try new foods, and create old favorites to share. (If you thought pizza comes only from takeout, just wait until you learn to make your own from scratch!). Led by experienced 87Afterschool team members under the supervision of Chef Cynthia, graduate of the French Culinary Institute educates kids on how to make healthy and delicious foods in NYC schools including PS87. 

Shining Star Musical Theatre: Grades 4-5

An introduction to the magic of live musical theatre, students will be exposed to professional vocal warm-ups, acting both internally and externally, text analysis, and healthy dance technique, while working towards a Spring 2017 production, in which every performer is a rising star!   Director Reid Watson, musical director Kas Graves, choreographer Tyler Eley, and assistant director Kaitlyn Frotton are all working theatre professionals in Manhattan who will be staging Shining Star’s production! Reid Watson, is recognized as a YoungArts Winner in Theatre through the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts and is a graduate of Syracuse University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. THIS CLASS WILL RUN UNTIL 6:00PM. Note: $150 supplemental fee is charged.