Friday Class Descriptions– Trailblazers

Elective Period Choices:

Drama – Act and Create! – 5th Grade – High School

Instructor: Anna-Maria Lane and Parent Volunteers

Cost: included in Friday Enrichment Day Fee

In Act and Create! students will play improvisation games, read short scripts as a class, work on scenes in small groups and perform them for the class, and write and perform very short plays.

Chemistry- 5th – 7th Grade

Instructor: Discovery Lab Children’s Museum Outreach Instructor

Cost: $100 per student to cover cost of program – This fee will be paid to THA upon enrollment so that we can pay the museum.

 Students will take on the identity of chemists! From chemical reactions to states of matter, they will explore hands-on experiments. Throughout the course, they will dive deep into a range of chemical concepts, including slippery slime, water and surface tension, and popping rockets!

Literature Period:

Facilitator: Sarah Koepp

For the Spring 2022 semester, students will spend the literature period participating in book clubs. They will select from a list of 4-5 novels to read and on Fridays will participate in guided group discussions based upon their selections.

Club Period Choices:

D&D Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitators: THA High School students will lead this group, under the supervision of the leadership team.

Cost: included in Friday Enrichment Day fee

This club, for both new and experienced players, is for students who want to spend this class period playing D&D.

Creativity Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitators: THA Leadership Team, Parent Volunteers, Guest Artists

Cost: $25 to help cover to the cost of supplies and paid artists

Creativity Club is exactly that – a club where students with a shared interest in creative pursuits gather to create alongside and encourage each other. Students can work on individual projects, or they can collaborate. They can practice their favorite form of creativity or explore new ones. Parent volunteers will be invited to share their creative pursuits with the group. Creativity Club’s intent is to foster a self-paced, self-determined, and nurturing space for creativity and friendships to thrive.

Computer Science Club – 5th Grade – High School

Facilitator: THA High School Student, Santino Alonso, will lead this group under the supervision of the leadership team and/or parent volunteer

Cost: Included in Friday Enrichment Day fee

Join Computer Science Club to learn about and discuss the science of computers and the parts that run them. Santino will lead students in topics of discussion such as how to build a pc, how to troubleshoot problems, and tips on buying/building a computer.