Mini-Course Offerings 2018
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2018 Mini Courses
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TitleGradeCostCourse Description
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Adopt - a - KindergartnerGrades 5-6$1.00Do you enjoy working with younger students? Are you friendly, positive, and energetic? If so, this is the mini-course for you! Come with us to SES and be partnered up with a "little buddy" each week. Make seasonal crafts, read together, play games, and spend time getting to know each other. It's a lot of fun! Great for boys and girls!32NoneNone
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Animal AdvocatesGrades 5-6$1.00Learn how to be active in promoting animal advocacy. Help animals in shelters with a fundraising project and take a field trip to the Medford Veterinary Clinic and the Humane Society.18D124None
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Board GamesGrades 5-6$1.00We will be playing board games of all levels. Apples to Apples, Clue, Monopoly, Connect Four, etc.16D127None
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Card GamesGrades 5-6$1.00Come play and learn card games...cribbage and others.16B113Cards
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CurlingGrades 5-6$1.00Learn the basics of curling. It's a great winter sport!32D109Warm clothes, tennis shoes
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Color Your World and CraftsGrades 5-6$1.00It's new! It's one of the latest rages! Fancy Coloring. It is very relaxing, intricate, and satisfying. Sit back in your chair and enjoy the experience and take home your pictures. Also, make a valentine craft.18B106Colored pencils, crayons, or watercolors
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Hogwarts for MuggliesGrades 5-6$1.00Didn't get your Hogwarts letter? No problem! Get the Hogwarts experience without the required magical abilities. Together, we'll choose our wands, get sorted into houses, learn spells, brew potions, play Quidditch, drink Butterberr, eat Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans (hopefully you don't get earwax!) Bring awareness to wanted witches and wizards, and of course, watch the first Harry Potter movie.16C111None
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Hour of CodeGrades 5-6$1.00Learn how to write code for a computer program! Watch the YouTube link for more info....https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ip051U7Rvds16C105Pencil
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Fitness FunGrades 5-6$1.00Go to Stronger Version Fitness Club - try Zumba, create some healthy living snacks, smoothies.16BusComfortable athletic clothes
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Intro to Science OlympiadGrades 5-6$1.00We will take a look at some of the Science Olympiad events and practice mini events in forensics/chemistry, inquiry and engineering! Come prepared to learn, problem solve, and play!16D120None
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Just Dance (Girls only)Grades 5-6$1.00Have fun dancing/exercising with Zumba, Just Dance32Choir Comfortable athletic clothes
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KarateGrades 5-6$1.00Come and learn the exciting sport of Karate!16CafeteriaNone
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Outdoor Education and RecreationGrades 5-6$1.00You will be emerged in outdoor topics and discussions relating to the environment. Guest speakers bring live animals to enhance discussions on trapping, predator/prey relationships, etc. We also may go outdoors for recreational games as well.36B104None
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Party It UpGrades 5-6$1.00Plan a party for your friends. Create a theme, decorate, and plan for the big event. 28LibraryNone
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Photo Bag BooksGrades 5-6$1.00We take pictures all the time. What do we do with them? Keep them hidden on our camera or phone? Not anymore! Take those volleyball, dance, or vacation pictures and create your very own unique, fold-able scrapbook keepsake.15B117Pictures, scrapbooking supplies (if you have them)
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PrintmakingGrades 5-6$1.00Students will be creating a Linocut. A Linocut is a printmaking technique on a linoleum surface that involves carving away at the surface. Students will then roll ink onto the linoleum to transfer their image onto paper.16Art RoomNone
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ScrapbookingGrades 5-6$1Turn old pictures into lasting memories! Make creative pages for a three ring binder using pictures and whatever else you can think of!24C113Pictures, three ring binder
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Tower BuildingGrades 5-6$1.00Learn tips and techniques for building a Science Olympiad Tower! Each tower will be tested to see how much weight it can hold! Each student will build their own tower.16Tech Ed RoomNone
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Trash to TreasureGrades 5-6$1.00Turn your trash into treasure! Make various items from materials that you would normally recycle. You'll be amazed at what you can do with a little trash and imagination20D105None
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BadmintonGrades 7-8$1.00Students will learn basic strokes, scoring and strategies of Badminton. We will play singles and doubles games. Badminton is an excellent sport to learn for life-long physical activity.16Big gymPhy ed clothes and Tennis shoes
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Wellness Retreat
(Girls Only)
Grades 7-8$1.00Enjoy three days of treating yourself to health and wellness. Learn about skin care, massage therapy, and piyo from local licensed professionals and then enjoy a facial, massage, and piyo class. You MUST sign up with a friend because you will be practicing your newly learned techniques.18C102None
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Beginning Jazz EnsembleGrades 7-8$1.00In this course we will be learning how to play in the style of jazz and learning some basic jazz music. No prior knowledge of jazz is required. Students must be in either 7th grade band, 8th grade band, or play guitar/bass guitar/piano/drumset.16Band RoomInstrument (Excluding percussion equipment)
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Cribbage and ChessGrades 7-8$1.00Students will learn the rules and how to play cribbage and chess. After learning the rules students will spend time playing both cribbage and chess.28D135Chess boards (if you have one)
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Dance and YogaGrades 7-8$1.00Get some energy out with a variety of dances and a yoga session in the small gym! Increase your endurance and flexibility in a fun way!24Small GymTennis shoes and clothes to move in
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Easy as CakeGrades 7-8$1.00Learn how to bake some of your favorite treats (cupcakes or cookies) and then learn how to decorate those treats.16FACE RoomNone
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Fishing in Wisconsin and Jig PaintingGrades 7-8$1.00Fish identification, finding fishing spots, knot tying, fishing techniques, and painting your own jigs.24D112None
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Fit for GirlsGrades 7-8$1.00Students will be traveling to the Medford Fitness Center to get fit and have fun. We will do-Piyo, Zumba, Insanity, and many other aerobic workouts. See you at the gym!18BusWorkout clothes - clean shoes, water bottle
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Folk GuitarGrades 7-8$1.00Students will learn acoustic (folk) guitar strumming patterns and chords to play along with easily sung folk song melodies.16General Music RoomNothing, own guitar is optional
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Gymnastics (girls)Grades 7-8$1.00Travel to Rainbow Gymnastics to learn gymnastic skills on the uneven bars, balance beam, floor and the vault.10Rainbow GymnasticsRainbow Gymnastics club waiver must be signed before participating.
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Quiet QuestsGrades 7-8$1.00Time to pursue your own quiet activity: read, write, draw, color, knit, play chess are some possibilities. Bring whatever interests you!16D110Personal items
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KarateGrades 7-8$1.00Learn the basic techniques and terms of Karate, along with self-defense skills for personal protection.30CafeteriaPhy ed clothes and tennis shoes
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Photo Bag BooksGrades 7-8$1.00We take pictures all the time. What do we do with them? Keep them hidden on our camera or phone? Not anymore! "Scrap-booking with a fold will help you take those volleyball, dance, or vacation pictures and help you create your very own unique, fold-able scrapbook keepsake.15B117Pictures, scrapbooking supplies (if you have them)
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PokemonGrades 7-8$1.00Students with their own device will play Pokemon Go. We will walk down town to collect pokestops and fight in pokebattles. Students should dress for the weather, as we will try to get a couple of miles of walking in.16D134Device to play Pokemon on
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Sewing and CraftingGrades 7-8$1.00Students can spend time sewing their already started sweatpants project and/or enjoy creating some make-n-take craft projects. 16FACE RoomNone
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Smash Booking/Junk JournalingGrades 7-8$1.00What is smash booking/junk journaling? Smash booking/junk journaling is about documenting anything that matters to you without worrying about getting it neatly organized. Students can smash in memorabilia, postcards, greeting cards, magazine cutouts, favorite quotes, photos, journaling, and other tidbits of junk you can find to smash into a smash book/junk journal but not into a scrapbook.16D137None
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Outdoor Winter ActivitiesGrades 7-8$1.00Do you enjoy getting some fresh air out in the cold winter weather, snowshoeing, and playing sports? If so, we have the mini-course for you!! We'll snowshoe, play ultimate frisbee and some other yet-to-be decided athletic activities in the snow. 20B116Warm winter clothing
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SportswriterGrades 7-8$1.00Did you ever wish you could ask an athletic star the whys or hows of the big games? Join us for a 3-part lesson on the passion and process of sports writing. The highlights include a chance to interview a former NFL star and college football coach and getting some feedback on your writing from professionals. Did we mention you get to ask a former NFL star and college football coach some questions?16D109Notebook, pen
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Strong Girls Self DefenseGrades 7-8$1.00In this course 7-8th grade girls will learn how to defend themselves against an attacker You will learn to protect themselves with their own strength and with tools as well. These skills are not only good to know right now, but for the future as well.16D136None
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Strength and CardioGrades 7-8$1.00Opportunity to increase your quality of life through personalized strength and cardio training. A variety of training principles provided.16Cardio/weight roomNone
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TubingGrades 7-8$1.00We'll be going tubing at Perkinstown and the Medford City park.36BusBoots, hats, gloves and jackets. Sled if you have one.
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