What’s New at Phoenix for 2014!
CREATION STUDIO THEMES
Phoenix’s unique IN-THE-SCENE* education concept makes learning come alive! Resident Artist Jill Mann and her creative team carefully construct huge SCENES in our 3000 square foot Creation Studio in which students of all ages can explore ideas, master outcomes and make memories that will last a lifetime! Our themes for this year will be:
• The Prehistoric World
• ZOOM! Things that Go!
• Circus Life
A session is made up for 5 weeks of themed programming and ends with a feast.
There are six subjects next year:
- Language Arts
- Wellness and
- Fine Arts
We will be combining Language Arts and Social . . . . and Math and Science so that there are 4 periods per week.
HOW DOES THE SCHEDULE WORK?
The day is divided into 2 periods each with a different curriculum focus. Remember, all our class are thematic and may contain multiple subject areas. Each lesson is 2.5 hours includes a variety of learning styles and activities. For example a science/math class may include reading background information, answering comprehension questions and displaying their understanding of the topic through a take-home art project such as a poster.
WHAT IS WELLNESS?
Wellness will include health, nutrition, Home Ec, Life Skills and gym! That means that kids will be in the gym for part of the class doing some physical exercise and probably in the kitchen from time to time. They may also be in a classroom learning some valuable life skills!
WHAT IS FINE ARTS?
Fine Arts will include art, drama and half an hour of music instruction with one of our music instructors!! The content will vary depending on the the theme. But the extended time will allow students to really explore the arts and take on big projects that require additional time to create.
HOW DO THE GRADES WORK?
Material is presented at a grade 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 level. Please register your child according to the WORKING grade level, not the registered level.
Register for a block of classes, that is, all 5 lessons of a primary subject area in a session and as a Phoenix member, you will save a bundle! You can still register for an individual lesson but single class fees apply.