Winter Trimester
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Winter Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below! (REGISTRATION IS CLOSED)

  • Winter Trimester Exploratories will begin on Monday, December 4.
  • Exploratories will meet 7 – 9 times, depending on the day of the week and the grade level.
  • Exploratories take place Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday each week.
  • Exploratories are divided into three age groups: Kindergarten, First – Third Grades, Fourth – Fifth Grades.
  • Registration must be completed and submitted online.

Registration for the Winter Trimester ended on Tuesday, November 28.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Winter Trimester (December 4 – February 15).

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Winter Trimester After-School Exploratories

Kindergarten Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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Animal Adventure – 1:15pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you love animals? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pet a cockroach or hold a slithering snake? Then Amazing Animals is the class for you! Each week we will meet amazing animals, learn incredible animal facts, and witness awesome animal behaviors. Throughout the course you will have up-close encounters with live insects, arachnids, reptiles, and mammals. Our visits will also allow for hands-on opportunities with some of our animal friends, a fun art activity, and time to answer all of your animal related questions!

Cost: $175 (7 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12 (No Class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15, 2/5)

Music Video Dance – 1:15pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Click here to view a sample music video from another class!
Calling all Popstars! Hip-hop dancers will learn to move and groove to their favorite songs “music video style!” They will learn cutting-edge dance choreography and dress up in Rockstar Costumes to create music videos! We will crank up the music (sing along if you’d like), teach you the moves, dress the part in costumes and you will have the time of your life! A video link of the Music Video will be sent home to the parents so they can watch their popstar Rock Out!

Cost: $165 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/13 (No Class 12/26, 1/2, 2/6)

Games en Español! – 12:45pm – 1:45pm 
¡Hola! ¿Estás listo para jugar? In this exploratory we will be playing games while learning and practicing our Spanish! Think Spanish class but without desks… We’re thinking, discovering, translating, singing, and playing on our feet all while we learn some basics of this exciting and very useful language. So come join the fun and sign up for Games en Español!

Cost: $180 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/14 (No Class 12/27, 1/3, 2/7)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 12:45.

Da Vinci Design Squad – Kinder Builders! – 1:15pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
“Art Masters” instructor, Mrs. Diamond, is back with this creative new exploratory! Kids want to build & play and Da Vinci will show them the way. Leonardo Da Vinci is regarded as one of the world’s most gifted inventors that ever lived. Learn about the Golden Proportion and recreate some of his working machines where the designs are taken directly from Da Vinci’s sketchbooks. Use those ideas to design your own Lunar Landers, Martian water purifiers, then make a rocket to launch. The relevant cutting-edge 5E Engineering design model used today by NASA for their Space missions will be deployed in this course. Imagine It-Design It-Test It-then take your inventions home to play with! Instruction from NASA certified educator Mrs. Diamond from Award-winning Programs After School Inc.

Cost: $155 + $25 Materials Fee (7 classes) Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/15 (No Class 12/21, 12/28, 1/4, 2/8)

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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Animal Adventure – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you love animals? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to pet a cockroach or hold a slithering snake? Then Amazing Animals is the class for you! Each week we will meet amazing animals, learn incredible animal facts, and witness awesome animal behaviors. Throughout the course you will have up-close encounters with live insects, arachnids, reptiles, and mammals. Our visits will also allow for hands-on opportunities with some of our animal friends, a fun art activity, and time to answer all of your animal related questions!

Cost: $195 materials fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (No Class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15)

Music Video Dance – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flier Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32Click here to view a sample music video from another class!
Calling all Popstars! Hip-hop dancers will learn to move and groove to their favorite songs “music video style!” They will learn cutting-edge dance choreography and dress up in Rockstar Costumes to create music videos! We will crank up the music (sing along if you’d like), teach you the moves, dress the part in costumes and you will have the time of your life! A video link of the Music Video will be sent home to the parents so they can watch their popstar Rock Out!

Cost: $180 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class 12/26, 1/2)

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Galaxy Far Away Legos! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The force is strong with this exploratory! Join us on an adventurous journey through space! Build a rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Build a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles. We’ll build motorized LEGO models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie. We will also learn a lot about space along the way. Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away! Each student will get to create and keep their own LEGO minifigure!

Cost: $205 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class 12/26, 1/2)

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Design it in Wood is back to help you care for your treasure! Captain Hook is looking for your treasure! He wishes he had your luck! Sign up for Woodworking and build your own TREASURE CHEST. Open the lid and fill it with precious and cherished items. This treasure chest even has false traps with secret compartments. There will be plenty to cut, sand, and glue with this project! Woodworking is fun, rewarding and educational. Participants take pride in creating something out of wood and feel a sense of accomplishment as they craft their project and watch it develop into something recognizable. We teach basic woodshop skills with a focus on safety. Everyone remembers woodworking! It’s all about learning and having fun!

Cost: $245 + $20 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class 12/27, 1/3)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

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Drama Rama! – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Drama, Drama and more Drama! Be as dramatic as you would like in this high- energy acting and improv class! This class is filled with fun and silly drama games that will allow the kids to create exciting characters. While encouraging creative movement through acting, the kids will learn how to bring the words on the page to life. So, if you are full of Drama, you will love “Drama Rama!” Performance for families at the final class!

Cost: $185 (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class 12/27, 1/3)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

Robot Building Workshop! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Do you like to build? Then join us for this exciting new exploratory where we build three awesome robots to take home: the Insectoid Robot, the Brush Robot, and the Table Top Robot. Learn Engineering principles such as gears, wheels, and axles as you design amazing robots to battle against others in becoming the Battle-Bot Champion!

Cost: $165 + $45 Materials Fee (8 Classes) Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (No Class 12/21, 12/28, 1/4)

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Glass Art Fusion! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Red Oak Students! During the 8 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $200 + $35 Materials Fee (8 Classes) Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (No Class 12/21, 12/28, 1/4)

4th & 5th Grade Exploratories: Winter Trimester

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Coding Wizards! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Are you a computer maniac!? Do you love to learn new, exciting, and useful skills that will take you far in life?! Then this is the exploratory for you! Create your own animations, programs, and games with MIT’s Scratch, Python, Sploder, and more! Computer programming helps with brain development, math skills, logic, and it’s tons of fun!

Cost: $175 (8 classes) Class Dates: 12/4, 12/11, 12/18, 1/8, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12 (No Class 12/25, 1/1, 1/15)

Game Time! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Do you love to play games? Do board games and card games get you excited? Then this is the exploratory for you! Each class we’ll be diving deep into new and familiar games that get us thinking about strategy, solving problems, and creating successful outcomes. Come join the fun and play! It’s Game Time!

Cost: $175 (109 classes) Class Dates: 12/5, 12/12, 12/19, 1/9, 1/16, 1/23, 1/30, 2/6, 2/13 (No Class 12/26, 1/2)

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Design it in Wood is back to help you care for your treasure! Captain Hook is looking for your treasure! He wishes he had your luck! Sign up for Woodworking and build your own TREASURE CHEST. Open the lid and fill it with precious and cherished items. This treasure chest even has false traps with secret compartments. There will be plenty to cut, sand, and glue with this project! Woodworking is fun, rewarding and educational. Participants take pride in creating something out of wood and feel a sense of accomplishment as they craft their project and watch it develop into something recognizable. We teach basic woodshop skills with a focus on safety. Everyone remembers woodworking! It’s all about learning and having fun!

Cost: $245 + $20 Materials Fee (9 classes) Class Dates: 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/14 (No Class 12/27, 1/3)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

Glass Art Fusion! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32 Click here to view some student made glass art projects!
Growing Outdoors is proud to offer a unique art enrichment program to Red Oak Students! During the 8 week workshop, students will learn the amazing world of fused glass art and mixed media and get an opportunity to create beautiful projects such as photo frame, candle holders, wall art, pendant and many more! Each workshop we will teach how to cut, shape and form glass and combine it with other media such as wood, canvas, acrylic paint and more. If you want to take your creative brain to the next level, then this is the exploratory for you!

Cost: $200 + $35 Materials Fee (8 Classes) Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (No Class 12/21, 12/28, 1/4)

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Engineering Explorers Club – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
We’ve opened up the Engineering Explorers Club for a season of fun, creativity, and of course – engineering! Explore a mix of aerospace, mechanical, and civil engineering through the Engineering Design Process. Have a blast building and testing machines that soar through the skies, machines that help accomplish difficult tasks, or structures that withstand the greatest forces. Discover your passion for engineering! Each week we’ll focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, a peer collaboration skills. Bring each creation home to continue the Engineering Design Process!

Cost: $205 (89 classes)  Class Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/15 (No Class 12/21, 12/28, 1/4)

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens on Wednesdays after school gets out before the exploratories begin?

Great question! After school gets out on Wednesdays and before our exploratories begin, there is a 25 minute lunch period at the lunch tables; Growing Outdoors staff will be there to supervise. At 1:00 we get the afternoon fun started! Kindergarten will get started a little earlier at 12:45 and will eat lunch under our supervision in their own yard.

What happens if my child participates in the AM/PM club at Indian Springs Park?

At the end of each exploratory, Growing Outdoors staff will walk those children enrolled in AM/PM club from their exploratory to the appropriate location.

What do I do if my child has to miss an exploratory day?

Please call us as early as possible (before 11 is preferable!) at (818) 889-8383. The site coordinator will have daily attendance sheets for each exploratory, so it would be helpful to have that information as early as possible. If a child that is expected does not show up for their exploratory, we will first check with the school to confirm that they were in attendance that day, and then we will call the parents to confirm their child’s safety.

Why are the exploratories divided into trimesters?

We feel that students will get the most out of each exploratory when they have consistent time to be with the same students and the same instructors to build a rapport. By making each trimester eight to ten weeks in length, students will have three opportunities during the school year to try different exploratories. Each trimester will offer different class options for the various age groups!

Why does registration close before the first day of each exploratory?

Growing Outdoors wants to provide the best possible after school enrichment program. Therefore, we need time to train and prepare our staff, in addition to reviewing each child’s health form, prior to the first day of each exploratory.

Why are the exploratories priced differently?

The price of all of our exploratories is based on number of class meetings, supply costs, staffing needs, and specialized instructor costs. By basing it on these factors, you can rest assured that you are getting what you pay for!

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Winter Trimester After-School Exploratories