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Diving Deep into Literature

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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This all-inclusive enrichment course will explore culture and identity, empowering students to learn more about themselves through literature. Through these sessions, students will develop a love for digging into books to find essential life lessons and a deeper understanding of themselves. Students will learn different ways to relate to the literature: through art, writing, discussion and more. In the book-a-month club, students will read, dissect and analyze books from various genres.

Words around the World

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Students will explore the world of literature in this English Language Arts enrichment course geared toward younger minds. Lessons will integrate basic literary devices and grammar with culture and geography. Students will be expected to read, write, discuss and give robust reports on a diverse selection of books from around the world. They will learn to incorporate art, critical thinking and other skills into their literary analysis.

Fairytale Theater

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Explore the magical storyland of fairy tales and children’s books with an inventive reading and storytelling class. Children will first read stories and then explore retelling them creatively through puppetry, acting and speaking. Students will learn reading comprehension, communication and vocabulary skills in this unique, interactive class.

Math

Numbers Theory for Younger Students

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

Academic Keywords: addition, subtraction, place value, skip counting, single and double digits

This intro to math class will teach the youngest students the necessary basics of dealing with numbers, starting with counting, addition and subtraction. In addition to classroom-based learning, there will be hands-on learning. This class will solidify students’ foundational understanding of math in a fun, interactive way.

Numbers Theory for Older Students

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

Academic Keywords: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, place value, skip counting, multi-digits, exponents, order of operations, rounding

Students will expand their knowledge of foundational math with next-level concepts, such as multiplication and division. This basic math class will solidify students’ foundational understanding of math in a fun, interactive way.

Time & Money for Younger Students

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Students will become familiar with days of the week, months, years and an introduction to time keeping. For the money component, students will learn to recognize and deal with different currencies. In keeping with Rise’s hands-on approach, students will internalize these basic mathematical concepts with real-world simulation, such as a trip to the imaginary grocery store, with a budget and shopping list in hand. This class will reinforce all the skills attained in the Numbers Theory workshop.

Time & Money for Older Students

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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Students will gain a deeper understanding of elapsed time and time management. For the money component, students will be introduced to percentages, fractions and decimals. Older students will learn to incorporate these skills in the real world, calculating sales, clearances and taxes in a real-world shopping scenario. This class will reinforce all the skills attained in the Numbers Theory workshop.

Measurement and Data for Younger Students

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Students will be able to explore sizing up elements around the world, including heights, lengths, weights, temperature and basic graphing. They will scavenge to find where measurements appear in the real world, such as a gallon of milk, a tank of gas, etc. One of the real-world applications for this class will be to measure out a granola recipe to sell.

Measurement and Data for Older Students

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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Students will be able to explore sizing up elements around the world, including heights, lengths, weights, temperature, advanced graphing, distance, volume, mass, perimeter, area and the metric system. They will scavenge to find where measurements appear in the real world, such as a gallon of milk, a tank of gas, etc. Students will become adept at working with various graphs and measurements.

Introduction to Fractions for Younger Students*

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

Academic Keywords: fractions, half, quarter

One-half cup of flour. One-fourth of a tablespoon of cinnamon. One-third cup of chocolate chips. What can you make with a batch of fractions? In this workshop, students will become fluent at manipulating fractions in real-world situations, with a focus on cooking. Other real-world scenarios will include shopping. Students will become fluent at manipulating fractions in a fun, interactive way.

Cooking with Fractions for Older Students*

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

Academic Keywords: percentages, ratios, rates, equations, decimals, fractions

In this advanced class, students will learn more in-depth uses of fractions. They will return to the Rise store and be able to figure percentages, fractions, rates and ratios without using a calculator!

The World of Shapes for Younger Students

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Have you ever noticed an egg is shaped like an oval? An ice cream sits on a cone? The sun beams in a circle? In this workshop, students will scavenge for shapes, angles, lines and their relationships and see how they work in community to create the world around us. They will learn the basics of single- and multi-dimensional shapes and their properties in an nontraditional way.

The World of Shapes for Older Students

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

Academic Keywords: parallelogram, quadrilateral

Have you ever noticed an egg is shaped like an oval? An ice cream sits on a cone? The sun beams in a circle? Older students will gain a more advanced understanding of shapes, angles, lines and their relationships and see how they work in community to create the world around us. They will learn single- and multi-dimensional shapes and their properties in an untraditional way.

Blended Science

A Farmer’s Life

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Every student at Rise is invited to participate in the ecosystem of the school garden: planting, growing, maintaining, harvesting, composting and more. Students will identify the different parts of a plant, learn about various sustainable practices and explore the community in and around the garden. They will be introduced to new foods and learn about food economy. They will also learn how to reuse waste by participating in the school’s composting program.

Animal Atlas

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

Academic Keywords: geography, habitats, animals

Where in the world do animals live? Each month, students will explore different habitats, diving deep into the ocean, getting lost in the tropical rainforest, slithering through the desert and shivering in the tundra. Students will learn the regions of the world that these animals call home, compare and contrast the characteristics of their habitats and learn about the various aspects of their life cycles. Each student will give a full report on a specific animal from each habitat.

Creepy Crawlers

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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What is a day in the life of a bug? In this course, students will learn the differences among insects, identifying and labeling each bug part, learning the benefits of bugs and placing them into the greater ecosystem. This interactive class will often be held in the garden, among the creepy crawlers.

Farm and Zoo Animals

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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In this blended science course, students will learn the difference between farm and zoo animals. They will become familiarized with the habitats, food and life cycles of each animal. By the end of the workshop, students will be able to sort and classify each animal and its home.

All about Me: the Study of the Human Body

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

Academic Keywords: circulatory, digestive, endocrinal (hormones), muscular, nervous, immune, reproductive, respiratory, skeletal, integumentary (hair, skin, nails and sweat) systems

Each month, students will take on a different body system to explore. This workshop will introduce systems to the parts, purpose and function of the body and how all systems work together. By the end of the unit, students will have a basic grasp on the anatomy and interconnectedness of the human body.

Connecting the Dots with Elements

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Grade level: 6th through 8th grade.

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The world is comprised of elements. Students will become adept at identifying each element on the periodic table, understanding their groupings and combinations, and recognizing them in the real world. Many classes will be held in the garden, where students will be expected to connect the dots between the scientific table and the outside world or human body.

Electives

American Sign Language for Younger Students

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Grade level: TK through 3rd grade.

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Students will delve into American Sign Language basics through music and movement. They will learn to communicate the alphabet, numbers up to 20, their names, colors and basic sight words. They will sing along to videos using ASL.

American Sign Language for Younger Students

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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In this advanced class, students be able to interact through simple, conversational ASL. They will learn a variety of everyday signs to introduce themselves, give descriptions and directions and share basic facts. Students will participate in ASL spelling tests. They will also learn to identify and use facial expressions to determine various degrees of emotion.

Fighting with Words

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Grade level: 5th through 8th grade.

Academic Keywords: debate, communication, your voice, rights

Do you want to learn how to argue with a purpose? To persuade someone of your ideas? To know your rights? Find your voice, learn essential communication skills such as persuasive writing and speaking and grasp a better understanding of your constitutional rights to wield in a debate with your peers. Students will participate in several fun practice debates (e.g. what’s better, chocolate or vanilla? iPhone or Android?), and build up to one primary debate topic to research and refine for the year.

Thoughts/Mindfulness/Mindset/Umbrella Class*

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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Students will learn how to manipulate the power of thinking in this motivational class on mindset and mindfulness. By the end of each once-a-month workshop, students will be able to discern the difference between fixed and growth mindsets. This understanding will help them open their minds to learning new things with ease rather than fighting the process. The workshop will also empower students to find their center, learn their love language and manage their emotions. The skills they learn in this workshop will be integrated into all other Rise offerings.

Health

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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This workshop will highlight the importance of physical fitness, eating well and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Students will set and track fitness, nutritional and health goals. The course is designed to teach students a holistic approach to taking care of their bodies.

Financial Literacy

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Grade level: 4th through 8th grade.

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This economics overview will introduce students to the basics of budgeting and planning a financially sound lifestyle. In addition to familiarizing themselves with financial vocabulary words and hearing presentations from institutions such as Bank of America, students will create a fictitious budget for a future imaginary world. They will be invited to envision their lives five or ten years from now — with a job, car, apartment, etc. — and determine a budget to fit their imagined lifestyles. Students will come away from this workshop with a firm grasp on how to responsibly spend and save money.