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Spring Trimester Exploratory descriptions are listed below! (Registration is now CLOSED)

  • Spring Trimester Exploratories will begin on Monday, February 26.
  • Exploratories will meet 7 – 8 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 Spring Trimester CLOSED  on Tuesday, February 20.

*Please note that these are the exploratories being offered for the Spring Trimester (February 26 – May 3).

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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories

Kindergarten Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Hip Hop – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $185 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Silly Science – 1:20pm – 2:20pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Mrs. Diamond is back with this amazing, fun, and yes… SILLY SCIENCE exploratory! Make a tornado, recreate rainbows, and make it rain and snow inside the classroom with weather “FUNominum”. Snack on Newton’s gravity lessons making balls drop, fly, and shatter! Concoct eerie fog, green slime, and fake blood, exposing the secrets of special effects Hollywood Movies Wizards. Award-winning program will ignite your child’s curiosity. State Science Standards applied and aligned with FUN!

Cost: $185 + $25 Supplies Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 2/20, 3/6, 4/3)

Cooking for Kinders! – 12:45pm – 1:45pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Calling all food lovers and kitchen wizards! In this exciting new exploratory, kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Different recipes each week from appetizers to entrees, snacks, desserts and more! Learn about nutrition, dining etiquette, and cooperation skills in this scrumptious exploratory!

Cost: $165 + $35 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 2/21, 3/7, 4/4)

*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 12:45.

Spanish Fun Club – 1:20pm – 2:20pm
¡Hola! ¿Estás listo para jugar? This exploratory has been a hit for Growing Outdoors at other schools and we’re thrilled to be offering it to our Red Oak families! It’s all about playing games while learning and practicing our Spanish! Think Spanish class but without learning from textbooks at 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 Spanish Fun Club!

Cost: $145 (7 classes) Class Dates: 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5)

1st – 3rd Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Hip Hop – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
For girls & boys! For new & returning dancers! Catch on to the latest dance craze! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. We promote a healthy life-style for kids by doing fun-physical activity that teaches kids to express themselves through music and movement.  This is a performance-based class, which helps students to gain confidence and self-esteem.  We teach age-appropriate dance routines to pop music and classics from the past! At the last class, a performance in costumes (that we provide) will be given for family and friends to show off your new moves!

Cost: $180 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

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Playground Plus! – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
In the Playground Plus program for 1st – 3rd graders, students will get to play fun and creative games like Doctor Dodgeball, Steal the Bacon, and Capture the Flag! This physical and exciting class is perfect for student who want to practice and improve their athletic ability. During our sessions, we will learn, practice, and improve our playground skills like sportsmanship, creative thinking, and teamwork. However, the most important rule is to have fun, and we definitely bring the fun to this exploratory!

Cost: $145 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Healthy Cooking For Kids – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flier Adobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Journey through the Caribbean islands in this brand new cooking exploratory! Our Chef Teachers will teach your kids to make Jerk Chicken/Tofu Skewers, Cuban Black Bean Soup, Jamaican-Style Collard Greens, Zucchini Fritters, Caribbean Curry with Rice, Glazed Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream and more. Plus each lesson includes a dash of history, science, culinary techniques and dining etiquette. At the end of the session, parents are invited to our Kid Restaurant where your kids are the waiters and chefs! Get hungry to learn the art of cooking! Veggies Include: Collard Greens, Zucchini, Carrots, Bell Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes Onion

Cost: $220 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 2/20, 3/6, 4/3)

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $225 + $20 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 2/21, 3/7, 4/4)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

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Improv & Acting! – 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 “Improv & Acting!” Performance for families at the final class!

Cost: $185 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 2/21, 3/7, 4/4)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

Engineering Explorers Club – 2:35pm – 3:35pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
The engineering club is back with all new classes! Dive into the world of industrial, mechanical, civil, and aerospace engineering by designing, building, and testing a different build each week. Explore different geometric shapes, mechanical eggstreme defense vehicles, bottle rockets and more. Each week we’ll focus on developing problem solving, critical thinking, a peer collaboration skills. Discover and fuel your passion for engineering through Engineering For Kids’ Engineering Explorers Club!

Cost: $180 (7 Classes) Class Dates: 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5)

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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 7 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: $185 + $35 Materials Fee (7 Classes) Class Dates: 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5)

4th & 5th Grade Exploratories: Spring Trimester

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Marine Biology – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Explore the diversity of ocean life from organisms in hot deep sea vents to the riches of tropical fish to the astonishing varieties of arctic marine life. Dissect a shark, write with squid ink, learn about the largest environment on the planet, and more! This is the perfect exploratory for students who have an interest in the mysterious and fascinating world of ocean life!

Cost: $180 + $30 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/26, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30 (No Class 2/19, 3/5, 4/2)

Chess and Cards! – 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Come join the fun as we practice and discover the excitement of strategy games! Over the 8 week course we will learn card games that teach us critical thinking, sportsmanship, and problem solving. Students will be able to go home and teach their families how to play! We’ll also focus on the power of chess in developing intellectual, educational and analytical skills. When you sign up, we provide the fun environment, exciting games and individualized curriculum provided for each student.

Cost: $145 (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/27, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 (No Class 2/20, 3/6, 4/3)

Woodworking 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
BEEP, BEEP, HONK, HONK! Make way for the Double Decker Bus!
A common sight in London and other European cities, used to transport more passengers than a single level bus, these buses are often open topped, giving tourists a better view for sightseeing. Your passengers can be seated upstairs or downstairs and you can store your special belongings in TWO secret compartments. Customize your bus with seats, headlights and exhaust to make it one of a kind. Plenty of cutting, sanding and gluing for this project. Take a trip to woodshop and build your very own classic Double Decker Bus!

Cost: $225 + $20 Materials Fee (8 classes) Class Dates: 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 2/21, 3/7, 4/4)
*Growing Outdoors provides a supervised lunch period for the students after dismissal before the exploratory begins at 1:00.

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Playground Plus! – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Click here to view flierAdobe_PDF_file_icon_32x32
Playground Plus for 4th and 5th grade students is the ultimate playground experience! Not only will you get to play the classic playground games like dodgeball and kickball, you will also get to play, create, and build on new games, like Doctor Dodgeball, Norwegian Kickball, Ultimate Football, and/or Extreme Capture the Flag. In addition, we challenge our older students to set and accomplish their personal playground goals. Most importantly, this is a time to have fun on the playground and field with our friends. So, lace up your sneakers and come join us for some playground fun with other kids your age!

Cost: $145 (8 classes): 2/28, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2 (No Class 2/21, 3/7, 4/4)
*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 7 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: $185 + $35 Materials Fee (7 Classes) Class Dates: 3/1, 3/15, 3/22, 4/12, 4/19, 4/26, 5/3 (No Class 2/22, 3/8, 3/29, 4/5)

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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Spring Trimester After-School Exploratories