Adventure Games– Students will participate in physical education activities that use problem solving skills, evaluate critical thinking decisions and work cooperatively with their classmates as they progress towards a common group goal.
Art Expressions– Experience different artistic techniques and materials as you create your own masterpieces. From charcoal to watercolor, different materials will be explored.
Author’s Workshop–Learn basic literary techniques to write the next “best seller”. Students will learn the different elements of a story and techniques to make their writing interesting to the reader.
Aviation–So how does a plane weighing thousands of pounds fly through the air? Discover flight by creating your own flying machines and then perform your own test flights.
Basic Dance– Students will learn the basic steps of dance and apply the principles of dance movement as they move with the beat.
Bubbles - Students will learn about the mysterious properties inherent in bubbles and many of the scientific principles which make bubbles so fascinating to us.
Bugs World- Learn about millions of the bugs around. Students will use living colonies, bee hives and ant colonies to explore various species of bugs.
Candy Making– Investigate the science of slow and fast forming crystals as you make different types of candy.
Chef Shop– Create delicious delights and work magic in the kitchen as you read and write recipes and learn the importance of reading and following directions when cooking.
Colonial Toys and Games–Travel back to the settling of our country as students learn how colonial Americans lived, worked, dined and played. Children will then replicate and play with the toys and games the children in Colonial America used.
Computer Coding - Students will learn the secrets of programming computers using the program Scratch. Students will create their own unique programs and share them with classmates.
Cook Up A Story -Connect picture books with an edible project! After students listen to or read a story they will cook their own snacks associated with the story.
Curious George-a-thon–Explore Curious George's hilarious adventures with interactive read alouds, hands on activities and creative crafts. Students will be introduced to reading strategies as they make friends with Curious George and the Man in the Yellow Hat.
Digital Photography– Students will use digital cameras to learn basic principles of photography and learn the process of downloading digital photos to create their photographic masterpieces.
Dinosaurs –Have you heard about the monsters that ruled the earth so many years ago?Read about different types of dinosaurs, the dinosaur’s basic patterns of living and reasons leading to their extinction and create dinosaur projects.
Enchanted Engineering--"Once upon a time" fairy tales will be discussed and then the students will construct, design or build an item from the beloved fairy tale using common art, craft and wood items.
Electricity– (Basic and Advanced) Build your own circuits and watch the world light up as you explore the basic principles for electrical currents.
Electronics - Learn how electricity and magnetism can create devices that we all use. Students will use electronic kits with resistors to construct projects and learn about electronics.
Fantasy Baseball–Become your own baseball manager as you draft your team, make trades and compete against other class members. Apply mathematics as you compute batting averages, earned run averages and other baseball statistics.
Forensics – Discover the basics of police science and the importance of using investigative techniques as you practice solving crimes based on the science of forensics.
How Plants Grow –Get your green thumbs ready as you learn the basics of plant growth. Students will be responsible for planting seeds under different environmental conditions.
Jewelry Making – Students will make original pieces of jewelry and explore color patterns as they create necklaces, pins and bracelets using beads, stones and jewelry wire.
KiteBuilding –Build and fly your own kite as you experience the principles of how kites fly. Each student will build, decorate and then launch three different kite designs and will keep their kites forever.
Legoland–These popular building blocks will be lots of fun as everyone works together to create incredible Lego sculptures. Students will need to apply basic principles of engineering as they build their structures.
Legomotion– Using Legos, students will construct different projects with motors. From racing cars to Ferris wheels, students will learn about gears, friction and basic engineering principles for moving objects.
Marine Science– Explore and discover Long Island’s water creatures and view crabs, eels, horseshoe crabs and more in the classroom fish tank.
Math Games– Students will perfect their skills with arithmetic, counting money and other mathematical concepts by participating in games that require them to use their math strategies to be the winner.
Math Puzzles–Sudokus, math chains, kenkens, and other math games will encourage students in the beauty and nature of numbers.
Mock Trial-Students will first learn about the policies and procedures governing our legal court system and then participate in various court cases acting as attorney, judge and jury.
MoreToMath- Created by Lego, Inc. students will use Legos to learn Common Core mathematical principles as they practice and perfect common mathematical skills.
Natural Disasters–Tornados, hurricanes, tsunamis, lightning: nature can be amazing! You will become meteorologists and climatologists, creating your own natural disasters.
Orienteering–Read a compass, use a map and follow a trail through the woods as you race against classmates. After completing this course, you will never be lost again!
Ornithology (Birds) -Bird watchers beware; a whole new group of third and fourth graders will be joining your ranks as students learn about types of birds, biological properties of birds and many tips in becoming "birders". Students will be provided binoculars to use as they record common Long Island birds.
Outdoor Adventures - Middle school students will participate in hiking trips, camping adventures and kayak tours as they learn about the basics of hiking and camping on Long Island.
Picture Book Writing– Be a famous author. Write, create and illustrate your own classic book.
Photo Editing–Students will learn the basics of cropping, filing, coloring and adjusting digital photos.
Puppetry–Make, manipulate and master basic puppetry as you use your characters to produce scripted and original puppet plays.
Readers Theater–Perform plays as you read assigned parts in the classroom. You will also be asked to work with classmates to write and perform your own plays.
Robotics– Students will use either the "Vex" Robotic System or "Lego Robotics" to construct robots, birds, cars and other items using the latest robotic technology.
Rocketry–Design your own rockets from scratch, and then launch them to see how well your design worked! Mission Control is looking for a few good astronauts.
Scrapbooking–Turn your keepsakes into a unique scrapbook of memories. Start taking new photos and collect your old photos so you can design your own scrapbook.
Simple Machines– Learn and apply basic engineering principles of levers, gears and friction as you build mechanical devices to move heavy weights, pull vehicles and create motion.
Slime, Goo and Ooze– Make all types of gross chemical concoctions and use the fun of making these substances to learn about chemistry (nothing dangerous).
Songs with Stories–Students will read or listen to a story and then sing along with songs to accompany the story. Students will also write new words to old songs as they relate to the story.
Strategy Games–Get ready for the challenge!A seriesofaward winning MENSA games that were developed to enhance basic critical thinking skills will be introduced and enjoyed. Games will be age appropriate.
Theater--Students will participate in common beginning theater and acting exercises and then perform scripted palys in front of their classmates.
Viva Espanol- Learn about the varied cultures of Mexico, the Caribbean and South America. Students will cook native foods, make crafts common to each country and discover the many unique characteristics of the Hispanic culture.
Weather Forecasting– Students will use meteorology equipment and tools as they begin to predict weather patterns. Students will complete the class by simulating their favorite weather forecaster.
Web Design -Students will design and post their own personal web page. Students will learn the basic principles of designing a web page and use their creative abilities to make an individual representation of their likes.
Whacky Science– Students will observe and re-create different experiments that produce weird and unpredictable results.
Word Games–Compete against your classmates in MENSA recommended games that will stretch your thinking and language skills. Learn the strategies for Snatch, Scrabble, etc.