After School Clubs

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WBExL is pleased to offer After School Enrichment Clubs for no additional fee.

These clubs are held during regular after school hours and are open to all after school students on the days they are currently enrolled.

Each class is directed by a talented member of our staff and offers students the opportunity to explore a new subject, learn new skills, improve existing ones, and cooperate with others.

Winter 2020

Cooking Club
Staff Name: Michelle Aguilon & Sonia Hurtado
Grade: 3
Number of Students: 18
Day/Time: Wednesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Room: Cafeteria

Do you enjoy Math? How about Science? Or Health? Well, this isn’t three different clubs. What if I told you that you could have your cake and eat it too, literally? Come join our new cooking club, and you’ll learn how to accurately measure ingredients (math), how these ingredients interact with one another (science), and their effects and benefits on our human body (health) all while creating perfect recipes and, yes, eating them too.

Knitting Club
Staff Name: Binita Adhikari
Grades: 1, 2
Number of Students: 13 Max
Day/Time: Thursday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room: Library

The Knitting Club is for students who want to learn the basic skills of knitting. Learn while getting a chance to hang out with your friends in a relaxed environment. You will master your hand-to-eye coordination as Ms. Binita teaches how to begin a knitting project from start to finish. Build the foundation to continue sharpening your skills on your own. Who wants a scarf?? Winter is here!

B-Ball Skills
Staff Name: Thomas Haglund
Grades: 3, 4
Number of Students: 13 Max
Day/Time: Wednesday 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Room: Gym

The Boston Celtics are holding open tryouts, and are looking for their next star! Come join Mr. Thomas (the tallest guy at after school) and learn how to play basketball like the old and current Celtic greats. You will work on basketball skills such as ball-handling, shooting, defense, etc. With teamwork being the focus of the club, you will rely on one another to increase your skills and feed off each other’s love of the game. During each session, you will learn to play alternative basketball games that are fun and centered around a specific skill. The club will end with a loose pick-up game of 5-on-5, Knockout, among others

Chinese Language Arts Club
Staff Name: Yan Xie
Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4
Number of Students: 13 Max
Day/Time: Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room: Library

Here is a great opportunity to learn another language AND about another culture! By using the textbook My First Chinese Reader: Volume 1 (Simplified Chinese characters) as a basic resource, Ms. Yan will teach the basics and fundamentals of the Chinese language. Interact in fun and creative ways that promote learning. The goal is to learn to read and write words and sentences in Chinese. Zhu ni you de yitian! (Have a great day!)

Show & Tell Club
Staff Name: Linda Cinar
Grades:1, 2
Number of Students: 13 Max
Day/Time: Wednesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room: Library

Ever wish you could show everyone your brand new toy? Or maybe tell everyone all about your adventurous weekend? Well, your wish has come true! With our Show & Tell Club, you will have the opportunity to bring in various toys, mementos and other favorite keepsakes to show and engage with your friends. Along with fellow students, you will have the opportunity to explain all about your item and what it means to you while gaining confidence and learning skills in socializing, presenting and public speaking… eek! So join Ms. Linda and tell us all about it!

Early Birds Arts and Crafts
Staff Name: Rosemary Cowie
Grades: K, 1
Number of Students: 13 Max
Day/Time: Fridays 7:45-8:15 a.m.
Room: Cafeteria

They say that the early bird catches the worm. Well, in this case, the early bird will catch Ms. Cowie and her many artistic talents. Come learn to draw, paint, cut, tear and create masterpieces. This club is all about expressing your ideas and developing your techniques while working on your hand-eye coordination. Admire the finished work that will surely give you a sense of self-worth and accomplishment, and start your day off the right way!

Comic Club
Staff Name: Thomas Haglund & Jenna Lyons
Grades: 2, 3, 4
Number of Students: 20 Max
Day/Time: Monday 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Room: 208

Do you look forward to reading the comics in the Boston Globe every morning? Are you a Marvel or D.C. enthusiast?? In the Comic Club, learn to write and illustrate your own comic strips! Use your creativity to develop characters, layout rough drafts with storyboards, and then put together a final draft focused on detail and coloring. Start by working on an individual project or with a partner if you choose. Then get a chance to put your imagination together with others, and create a project as a team. Whether you enjoy reading classics such as Calvin and Hobbes or love the action and adventure of superhero comics, the Comic Club will give you the basic skills needed to begin creating your own comic strips! POW!

K’s Colorful Art Club
Staff Name: Rosemary Cowie & Saintalise Dorleus
Grade: K
Number of Students: 20
Day/Time: Monday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room: 111

Can’t get enough time in the art room? Do you need more color in your life? Here is another opportunity for both! In the Art Club, learn different techniques and styles of visual expression to elevate your artistic talent by using various mediums including watercolor and paint. Come join us to elevate your art skills and imagination … and get a little messy while we’re at it!

The Dance Club
Staff Name: Michelle Aguilon
Grades: 2, 3
Number of Students: 20
Day/Time: Tuesday 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Room: 208

Do you enjoy music? Do you love to dance? In the Dance Club, we will be learning about jazz, hip-hop and much more. Play games and make up your own dances, including the names. We hope you have a dancing good time!