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Classes and Programs

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Engineering FUNdamentals: Mine, Craft, Build - Grades: 3-6

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/08/2017, End Date: 03/12/2017, Time: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM

(Grades: 3-6) Bring Minecraft to life using LEGO. Build a motorized walking Creeper, a terrifying Ghast and a motorized Minecart. This project-based class combines the basic format of engineering-themed programs based on the world of Minecraft. Students will explore real-world concepts in physics, engineering and architecture while building their favorite Minecraft objects. Play Well TEKnologies staff

Little Carpenters: A Child's Introduction to Wood Construction - Ages 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Under close supervision, little carpenters will use real hand tools such as hammers, screwdrivers and vises to create various projects. Children will also learn about the properties of various kinds of wood. Self confidence with tools, hand-eye coordination and safety awareness are among the life skills taught. Kris Krok Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

New! Woodworking II - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Children who have taken Little Carpenters or who have prior experience will expand their skills by learning how to use a saw, hand drill and square to create wood projects. They will learn how to use different finishes to accent their work. Emphasis on safety awareness, comfort with tool use and the pleasure of creating. Kris Krok Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Tippy Toes and Tap Shoes - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/09/2017, End Date: 03/13/2017, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Little dancers will learn the fundamentals of ballet dance and movement. They will put on tap shoes and learn to make music with their feet. Tap teaches rhythm and balance. This class will help kids develop fine and gross motor skills in a fun, energetic setting. Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Lego Engineering - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/10/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Levers and wheels and axles, oh my! Young learners get a hands-on introduction to simple machines. Children will construct devices from LEGO DUPLO® kits and experience simple machines in action. LEGO models will not be taken home, but photos from the class will be available for download. Empow Studios instructor Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Shining Stars Musical Theatre - Ages: 4-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/10/2017, End Date: 03/14/2017, Time: 2:15 PM-3:00 PM

(Ages: 4-5 yrs) Adventures in acting, singing and teamwork culminate in a final performance of a mini-musical for family and friends. This is an exciting and fun introduction to the world of musical theatre in a warm, inclusive and supportive environment. Allison Russell Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Musical Explorations - Ages: 3-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/11/2017, End Date: 03/15/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3-5 yrs) Through interactive songs, children will become bats and bears and take imaginary journeys to faraway lands. Classes will involve learning songs and dances that relate to animals, trees and natural processes. Children will practice skills and teamwork through music, crafts and hands-on nature exploration on the grounds of the JCC. Lisa Housman and Dave Falk Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

New! Mixed Media Studio - Ages: 3-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/12/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3-5 yrs) In this visual arts class, children will explore a variety of materials (paper, wood, fabric, string, recycled materials, etc.) as they sculpt, print, color, paint, draw, and build to create 2D and 3D works of art. Kris Krok Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Dance Combo - Ages: 4-6 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/12/2017, End Date: 03/16/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 4-6 yrs) Children will learn the basic dance forms of ballet and jazz in a fun and positive atmosphere. This class promotes motor and cognitive development through music and movement with an emphasis on increasing coordination, rhythm, social interaction, listening skills and following directions. Rebekah Blair Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

Future Scientists - Ages: 3-5 yrs

LSJCC, Start Date: 01/13/2017, End Date: 03/17/2017, Time: 1:15 PM-2:00 PM

(Ages: 3-5 yrs) Exploration, adventure, discovery and wonder await each child’s imagination. Get ready to have a fun and engaging experience. Activities are hands-on and most experiments can be brought home to show family and friends. Experiments include: building and erupting a volcano, rainbow in a jar and slippery slime. Diane Benson Escort available for children enrolled at the Bernice B. Godine JCC ELC (no charge)

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