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2013 Enrichments Schedule

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

1:00-1:50

Family   and Consumer Science

Art

Family   and Consumer Science

Art

Tentative

2:00-2:50

Drama

Spanish

Technology

Entrepreneurship

Field-Trip

3:00-3:50

Piano/Keyboarding   Basics

G.Y.M.

Projects/Tutoring

G.Y.M.

Day

COST: 

$10.00/ class upon arrival

Full semester payment discounts:

First Semester – 15 weeks

1x a week classes $130

2x a week classes $280

Second Semester – 20 weeks

1x a week classes $180

2x a week classes $380

Class Descriptions:

Family and Consumer Science: (also known as Home economics or Home Ec.) is the profession and field of study that deals with the economics and management of the home and community. Home economics is a field of formal study including such topics as consumer education, institutional management, interior design, home furnishing, cleaning, handicrafts, sewing, clothing and textiles, commercial cooking, cooking, nutrition, food preservation, hygiene, child development, managing money, and family relationships. This teaches students how to properly run a family environment and make the world a better place for generations to come. * This is a non-credit course. **

Art: Art 1 is an introduction to art offering the opportunity to develop a greater sensitivity to the visual world, its formal order, and its overall unity. The students develop a vocabulary for art, and the skill to graphically express their own inner ideas and attitudes. This is a non-credit course.*/ **

Drama: Learning the Art of Acting through Games and Exercises aka FUN!

Spanish: This course serves as an introduction to the Spanish language and culture. Basic listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and sharing skills are developed. Communication skills are the primary focus of this course. Students will be able to express themselves and engage in simple conversations in Spanish within the limits of their knowledge of vocabulary and structure. This is a non-credit course.

Technology: SEC students will learn up-to-date information on how to use technology responsibly. Topics included are cyber safety, promoting business or organizations through social networks (such as Facebook, Pintrest, and Twitter), web page building, Microsoft office applications, including creating presentations that incorporate pictures and video. This is a non-credit course.

Entrepreneurship: Students will plan, propose, conduct, and evaluate a business entrepreneurship. This course will identify opportunities for involvement in business professional organizations and their role in starting new creative enterprises. This course primarily focuses on leadership, communication, employer-employee relations, and problem solving as they relate to business. We will also be using Cash-Flow 101 to build the business mind in your child! This is a non-credit course.

Piano/Keyboarding Basics: We are pleased to announce the addition of Basic Piano/Music to SEC. The class will cover the basics of Piano with a twist-No theory here; we just want to play music! Have you ever heard of a fake book? You will learn what that is here! Learning how to play does not have to be so difficult, especially for those who enjoy playing and have an ear for picking up tunes. This class includes the basic keyboarding technique. Each child participating will need to bring their keyboard in on class day in order to participate. **

G.Y.M. Class (Get Yourself Moving): Need to get moving?  We don’t have organized sports, we have so much more. I am excited about exploring multiple ways of enjoying life through fun activities. We will be using all types of cardio methods to get our heart rate up from kickboxing to dance techniques to tennis and strength training (using our own body weight). Are you in?

Creative Projects Class/Tutoring:  A class that focuses on finishing projects from our curriculum, enrichments or anything we can put our minds too! Projects planned include Science labs, Invention Convention, Hands on Math, Writing Workshops and more! On occasion this time slot will be used for tutoring purposes based on need. **

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**project supplies may be needed on occasion.


The Daily Fix

I wanted to share an email I received from Dani Johnson’s mailing list. I hope it’s good “parent food” for you.

February 22, 2013

Hey ,

Okay, so picture this: It’s Saturday morning and you’re standing in the checkout line at the grocery store. In the line next to you, there is a mom with 3 kids. One kid is standing in front of the candy shelf saying, “MOOOMMMM, can I have some candy? PLEEEEASE???” When Mom says no, he starts to cry and throw a fit as he says, “You’re mean!!! I don’t like you anymore!”

The other 2 kids are screaming at each other, still arguing about the best kind of cereal and tugging on Mom’s arm, begging her to get both of their favorites. She finally caves in and says, “FINE! Go get it,” just to shut them up. Both kids take off running at full speed back to the cereal aisle. Mom looks around, totally embarrassed by her kids’ behavior. Frazzled and humiliated, she finishes checking out and leaves the store as quickly as possible.

We’ve all seen that before. If you have kids, you’ve probably experienced it yourself. And why does it happen? Because of a lack of preparation.

“HELP! My child is out of control!”

Whether it’s the terrible twos, the thundering threes, or the scary seventeens, it’s not uncommon for parents to feel like their children are out of control. In fact, in some circles, a parent who doesn’t feel that way is a rare find. But take a deep breath and know that you’re not in this alone! There is a proven system that can take your children from out of control to calm, cool, and collected. Here’s how.

If you take your kids into a public setting (like a grocery store or a restaurant) without preparing them, then you are basically telling them that anything goes! They are wild and crazy. They are spilling things and throwing things and yelling. But you did nothing to prevent those mistakes. In fact, you actually provoked those mistakes by not preparing your children ahead of time.

It’s important to talk to your kids about situations and behaviors before they are faced with them. All children want to succeed, and all children want to please their parents. When you prepare them for the situation they are about to walk into, you are setting them up for success instead of failure.

So here’s what I do…

Anytime we take our kids anywhere, whether it’s a restaurant, doctor’s office, grocery store, church, or any other public place, we use a few very easy steps to prepare them.

First, we have a “pre-game talk”. This lets them know what they are about to experience and lays out the guidelines they are expected to adhere to. In this talk, we make sure they understand where we are going and what the environment is (Is it a fancy restaurant? A hotel? An airport? A friend’s house?), who will be there (Mostly kids? Mostly adults? What kind of people will they encounter?), and what their conduct should be (Quiet? Inside voices? Good manners? Patient?).

I encourage them, telling them, “I’m so proud of you. We are going to have a great time! I am confident that you can follow directions, obey, and set a great example for others to follow, just as you have done in the past.” I also let them know the consequences if they do not obey.

And guess what? They do exactly as they were asked to do!

After we leave, we have another talk – a “Post-game talk”. This is just as important as the pre-game talk. This is when we celebrate their success! “You guys did great! Thank you for following directions!” I verbally reward the behaviors I want to see more of. I tell them that they honored me by following directions. I encourage each of them individually for their achievements and efforts.

And what is the result of this? Their excitement level goes through the roof, and when the next opportunity to be in a public setting comes around, they’re ready to do it all again!

This is a dynamically different kind of situation as the one I described to you at the beginning of this email, wouldn’t you agree?

So do you see how important it is to communicate with your children? They really do want to please you. They really do want to succeed. And if you prepare and motivate them beforehand, they will step up and do the right thing.

Preparing our children on how to respond properly in different environments teaches them how to honor us, themselves, and those who share the environment with them. This sets them up for success. How? They are being trained to look ahead, make decisions, and plan their time wisely.

And here’s the kicker… This doesn’t just apply to kids! This goes for adults, too. Can you imagine if the people in your company knew the proper way to respond instead of flying off the handle and saying something stupid or walking away because of some big fat ego trip? Imagine if you were groomed in this fashion, . Imagine how much more successful your life would be if you knew how to look ahead at what you’re about to walk into instead of blindly walking into a situation and reacting inappropriately. I’m here to tell you that it’s not too late!

I can’t tell you how excited I am that you have this information in your hands today, . This has helped to shape our family, our companies, and our community. We’ve heard so many stories from people who have used this strategy with their own kids, their students, their staff or co-workers, and their entire companies. I can’t wait to see you do the same!

Please take a minute to forward this email to every parent, grandparent, teacher, or babysitter you know. Send it to your friends, family, and co-workers. Share it on Facebook and Twitter. Print it out and give it to your kids’ friends’ parents. Get the message out there! Together, we are going to groom our families, companies, and communities for success! Please also let me know your thoughts about today’s Daily Fix by leaving your comments here.

Have an awesome weekend, and until next time, God bless you!

In great faith,

P.S. Don’t stop here… It’s time to groom your children for success. Here’s where you can get proven strategies, tips, and techniques to help your family succeed in every area of life!


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