Science, Spanish and Scratch

Mia Katz demonstrates a science concept to the LEAP kids.

Mia Katz demonstrates a science concept to the LEAP kids.

On Feb. 7, Mia Katz donated an hour of her time to do some cool science experiments with all of LEAP. It was really awesome and all the kids were completely entertained.

Liz Wilkinson, one of our first-grade parents and a high school Spanish teacher, will also be volunteering some of her time to LEAP. She will be teaching basic everyday Spanish to the kindergarten and first grade groups on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. We are so excited to have her!

We had a huge turnout Saturday at the Winter Carnival Magic Show. The fabulous magician Eddie Raymond put on a great show!

As mentioned and now confirmed, Einstein’s Workshop will be offering an initial class for 3rd, 4th,and 5th graders here at LEAP. Einstein’s Workshop offers a variety of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) programs which have been quite successful in nearby communities. We’re intending to offer a succession of programs and will start with  Scratch, a computer programming language specifically designed by the MIT Media Lab as a good first programming language. Students will use their skills to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art by snapping software blocks together using Scratch, which teaches basic computer skills, mathematics and computation, creativity, systematic reasoning and team collaboration. Please let us know if you would like to sign your child up; spaces are limited.

Save the date

  • February 18-21 — Vaca-Playdays! Join us for a week of health and fitness. We will be learning about keeping our bodies strong and healthy through cooking, activities, sports, and team-building activities.
  • March 7 — Kids Fun Night
  • March 19 — Kroc Recreation Center field trip with swimming and games.

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