Monday, April 28, 2008

Summer School/Activities

My friend Saren is doing summer workshops for kids...thought some of you might be interested. She is one of those gals that just talks with such a sweet voice that kids stop what they are doing to listen to her! Gotta love Saren!

Summer Workshops by The Joy School Company

With a commitment to high-quality instruction and materials and small class sizes, the Joy School Company will offer a series of children's enrichment programs this summer. Workshops will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm on the dates indicated. Snacks and all materials are included in the cost. All classes are limited to 8 participants. Information on the instructor, Saren Loosli, is included at the end of the workshop descriptions. All workshops will be held at the instructor's home.

Little Chefs' Workshop
For children ages 5-8

Through games, stories and lots of hands-on experience, children will learn about healthy eating and make kid-friendly, delicious and nutritious treats, snacks and meals. On the final day, they'll make something special to bring home to their families. On the last day, each child will receive their own little recipe booklet full of the things they've learned to make.
Cost: $50 (includes all food and materials)
Dates: May 27, 28, 30 (Tu, W, F)

Mad Scientists’ Workshop
For ages 8-11

This fun and interactive program will offer children a chance to learn about the exciting world of science through hands-on activities and experiments. Children will learn about electricity, chemical reactions, the properties of different materials, etc. And they'll just think they're having fun!
Cost: $50 (including materials)
Dates: June 2, 4, 6 (M,W,F)

Fairy Tale Adventures
For ages 4-7

During each session of this workshop, children will listen to stories, dress up and act them out and complete art projects that go with the stories. Children will have a wonderful time letting their imagination run wild as they help make up new stories and take off on adventures with kind princesses, brave knights and dragons. On the last day, there will be a special tea party and ball and children will come dressed up in their finest dress up clothes.
Cost: $45 (including materials)
Dates: June 9, 10, 11 (M, T, W)

Great Artists’ Workshop
For ages 5-8

Through fun stories and activities, children will learn about different styles of art and about some great artists, then try their hand at creating art in different styles. They'll get to try creating sculptures, drawings and paintings and will learn to really notice details in the world around them as they produce their own art.
Cost: $50 (including materials)
Dates: June 16, 18, 20 (M,W,F)

Information on Saren Loosli, the instructor for all workshops:
With a Masters in Education from Harvard University, Saren Eyre Loosli has developed curriculum and taught students and teachers for 10+ years. She ran enrichment programs in schools in Boston and assisted in the development of after school and summer programs for kids in the San Francisco Bay Area. She wrote the manual used by the Corporation for National Service to train educators across the country and conducted conferences for those who run after-school and summer enrichment programs. While teaching a co-op preschool and providing special programs in her own children’s school, she currently runs “The Joy School Company” which develops and provides curriculum for preschools and elementary schools all over the world. She loves helping kids get excited about learning and helping teachers make learning fun and meaningful.
The Joy School Company
*** If a class does not have at least 4 participants sign up, it may be canceled. In this case, money will be refunded. Otherwise, there will be no refunds unless the child is withdrawn at least a week prior to the first day of the class.

Let me know if you need to get in touch with Saren or want more information!