Cottage Lane Elementary School

Enrichments 2019-2020 – UPDATED

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Updated as of August 31, 2019: Cottage Lane provides several opportunities for students to participate in different Enrichments throughout the school year. Descriptions and registration information is below. The semesters run on the schedule below and you will be informed on what trimester your child is registered for:

  • September 23 – December 20
  • January 2 – April 8
  • April 20 – June 12

The teachers of each Enrichment will communicate with families on the specific time and dates your child is registered. We have rolling admission into the Enrichment. We will keep a wait list of students. If students drop the Enrichment, a family will be contacted to join, as long as they are not scheduled for three enrichment(s). 

Please note that if the Enrichment is offered multiple times throughout the year, you will be informed on what trimester your child will attend.

Thanks to all who have registered for our 2019-2020 Enrichments!

Grade 3

Chess (Grade 3) – Friday mornings – All Year – 8:10-8:40 a.m. 
Chess is open to all third-graders, from those who have never played before to experienced Grandmasters–and everyone in between! Students battle on a weekly basis against each other in chess. Chess will meet every Friday morning that school is in session.

Comic Graphic Novels (Grade 3) – Thursday mornings – September 23- December 20  – 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Students will focus on writing and creating Comics and Graphic Novels. 

Competition Chess (Grades 3-5) – Monday mornings – All year – 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Students will prepare and participate in competitions in school. This is a more competitive enrichment. We now have chess clocks! 

Crazy 8’s Math (Grade 3-5) – Wednesday mornings – All year – 8:10-8:40 a.m.
Join Math’s Crazy 8’s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math enrichment. You will get to do activities like Glow in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you will get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:10-8:40 a.m. We will be able to take 16 students per group, all students over will be wait-listed.  

Scientist Study Hall (Grades 3 & 4) – Friday mornings January 2 – April 8 – 8:10-9:00 a.m.
Have you ever wondered how scientists learn about their favorite topics? Or where they come up with their ideas for their experiments? This is your chance to look closer at the books that sparked those ideas! Scientist Study Hall members dive into nonfiction texts and learn to use their knowledge to spark their own ideas.

Sports Enrichment (Grades 3) – Thursday afternoons January 2 – April 8 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Students will participate in team sports. They will work together in cooperative and adventurous games. Through their experience with our teachers/coaches they will learn leadership skills and apply them to sports. 

Third Grade Singers (Grade 3) Wednesday afternoons – April 20 – June 12 – 3:45-4:30 p.m.
If your child has the gift of song and would like to share that gift with others, please join us for this fun filled opportunity to raise your voice in song. We will end this experience by participating in the 3rd grade Instrumental concert in June.

Third Grade Singers (Grade 3) Thursday afternoons – April 20 – June 12 – 3:45-4:30 p.m.
If your child has the gift of song and would like to share that gift with others, please join us for this fun filled opportunity to raise your voice in song. We will end this experience by participating in the 3rd grade Instrumental concert in June. 

Walking (Grades 3-5) – Tuesday mornings – All year – 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to help students incorporate exercise into their daily routine and create a lifelong habit. Walking is healthy, safe and an easy way to improve your health.

Yogis and Mindfulness Exercises (Grades 3-5) – Thursday afternoons – All Year – 3:45-4:30 p.m.
“Yoga, a 3000 year old practice, has been proven to help children reduce stress, increase concentration skills, and improve both mental and physical strength. This experience will bolster your child’s self-awareness and self-regulation that will carry them through a life long journey of growth and inner peace. Namaste.

ZeeBitsters (Grades 3) – Thursday mornings – All Year –  8:10-8:40 a.m.
Spark your inner inventor with Cottage Lane’s Littlebits enrichment! Littlebits are small magnetic circuit modules that snap together to perform tasks and create inventions. Each month, a group of students will build inventions as part of a Littlebits challenge!

Grade 4

Basic Robotics (Grades 4 & 5) – Tuesday mornings – All year – 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Students in fourth and fifth grade will design and build various types of Lego Robots. There will be a maximum of 20 students allowed in this program at a time for each six-week session. The first 20 applications that are received will be offered space in our first session.  Additional sessions will be offered for the remainder of the year as needed. All children who sign up will be accommodated at some point during the year.

Chess Strategy Enrichment (Grade 4) Wednesday mornings – All Year – 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Any fourth-grade student may attend any session. There will be a maximum of 20 students allowed in this program at a time for each six-week sessions. The first 20 applications that are received will be offered space in our first session. Additional sessions will be offered for the remainder of the year as needed. All children who sign up will be accommodated at some point during the year. ​

Competition Chess (Grades 3-5) – Monday mornings – All year – 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Students will prepare and participate in competitions in school. This is a more competitive enrichment. We now have chess clocks! 

Competition Robotics (Grades 4 & 5) – Monday & Thursday Mornings – All Year – 8:15-9:00 a.m.
In this program, a team of 10 students will train and compete in a robotics meet later in the year. We will randomly select 10 students in fourth and fifth grade for each day the enrichment is offered. There will be a 20-student maximum for this program. If time allows, and the need is there, we will offer the program in the spring as well. If there is insufficient space for all applicants in the Competition Program, students who are not selected for the team will be invited to participate in Tuesday Robotics.

Crazy 8’s Math (Grade 3-5) – Wednesday mornings – All year – 8:10-8:40 a.m.
Join Math’s Crazy 8’s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math enrichment. You will get to do activities like Glow in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you will get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:10-8:40 a.m.  We will be able to take 16 students per group, all students over will be wait-listed.

Math Olympiads (Grade 4) – Tuesday mornings – September 23 – April 8 – 8:15-9:00 a.m. 
Math Olympiads is a challenging international math competition. You will compete on your own and prepare as a team. Please visit my blog to see some example problems and stretch your brain! http://blogs.socsd.org/rcourtwright/math-olympiads/
Each week we will prepare by learning different problem solving strategies. We will also play math games and experience our very own “economy”

Mindful Morning Yoga (Grade 4 & 5) – Tuesday mornings – September 23-December 20, January 2-April 8 – 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Mindfulness is about paying attention, and about self-care. At Mindful Morning Yoga, you will learn yoga poses that will strengthen your body and focus your mind. We will incorporate games, stories or crafts, mindfulness exercises, and end with peaceful relaxation. Come have fun, make new friends and chill-out with morning yoga in room 109!

Scientist Study Hall (Grades 3 & 4) –  Friday mornings – January 3-April 5 – 8:10-9:00 a.m.
Have you ever wondered how scientists learn about their favorite topics? Or where they come up with their ideas for their experiments? This is your chance to look closer at the books that sparked those ideas! Scientist Study Hall members dive into nonfiction texts and learn to use their knowledge to spark their own ideas.

Sports Enrichment (Grades 4) – Thursday afternoons April 20 – June 12 – 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Students will participate in team sports. They will work together in cooperative and adventurous games. Through their experience with our teachers/coaches they will learn leadership skills and apply them to sports. 

Walking (Grades 3-5) – Tuesday mornings – All year – 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to help students incorporate exercise into their daily routine and create a lifelong habit. Walking is healthy, safe and an easy way to improve your health.

Wordmasters Game Show (Grade 4) – Tuesday mornings – April 20 – June 12- 8:15-9:00 a.m. 
Want to learn sophisticated vocabulary? Want to master analogies? Join us to create and produce a game show all about words. You will be researching, designing questions, producing, and acting in the show.

Yoga Enrichment (Grades 4 and 5) – Tuesday afternoons – January 2 – April 8 – 3:45-4:15 p.m.
Yoga physically enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.

Yogis and Mindfulness Exercises (Grades 3-5) – Thursday afternoons – All Year – 3:45-4:30 p.m.
“Yoga, a 3000 year old practice, has been proven to help children reduce stress, increase concentration skills, and improve both mental and physical strength. This experience will bolster your child’s self-awareness and self-regulation that will carry them through a life long journey of growth and inner peace. Namaste.

ZeeBitsters (Grades 3-5) – Thursday mornings – All Year –  8:10-8:40 a.m.
Spark your inner inventor with Cottage Lane’s Littlebits enrichment! Littlebits are small magnetic circuit modules that snap together to perform tasks and create inventions. Each month, a group of students will build inventions as part of a Littlebits challenge!

Grade 5

Basic Robotics (Grades 4 & 5) – Tuesday mornings – All year – 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Students in fourth and fifth grade will design and build various types of Lego Robots. There will be a maximum of 20 students allowed in this program at a time for each six-week session. The first 20 applications that are received will be offered space in our first session.  Additional sessions will be offered for the remainder of the year as needed. All children who sign up will be accommodated at some point during the year.

Comic Graphic Novels (Grade 5) – Tuesday mornings – September 23- December 20  – 8:00-8:45 a.m.
Students will focus on writing and creating Comics and Graphic Novels. 

Competition Chess (Grades 3-5) – Monday mornings – All year – 7:50-8:30 a.m.
Students will prepare and participate in competitions outside of the school.

Competition Robotics (Grades 4 & 5) – Monday & Thursday Mornings – All Year – 8:15-9:00 a.m.
In this program, a team of 10 students will train and compete in a robotics meet later in the year. We will select 10 students in fourth and fifth grade for each day the club is offered. There will be a 20-student maximum for this program. If time allows, and the need is there, we will offer the program in the spring as well. If there is insufficient space for all applicants in the Competition Program, students who are not selected for the team will be invited to participate in the Tuesday Robotics Club.

Crazy 8’s Math (Grade 3-5) – Wednesday mornings – All year – 8:10-8:40 a.m.
Join Math’s Crazy 8’s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math enrichment. You will get to do activities like Glow in-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you will get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Meets on Wednesday mornings at 8:10-8:40 a.m.  We will be able to take 16 students per group, all students over will be wait-listed.

Fifth Grade Chess Enrichment (Grade 5) – Friday mornings – All year – 8:10-8:40 a.m.
Students battle on a weekly basis against each other in chess.

iRun  Running Society (Grade 5) – Thursday Afternoons – All year  – 3:30-4:15 p.m.
The CLE I RUN Running Society is one such activity that will be offered this school year. The group is not just about running. That’s boring! This group will engage in fun-filled lessons and activities designed to help children make the connection between physical activity with a healthy lifestyle and a positive self concept.

Math Olympiads (Grade 5) – Wednesday mornings – September 23 – April 8 – 8:15-9:00 a.m. 
Math Olympiads is a challenging international math competition. You will compete on your own and prepare as a team. Please visit my blog to see some example problems and stretch your brain! http://blogs.socsd.org/rcourtwright/math-olympiads/
Each week we will prepare by learning different problem solving strategies. We will also play math games and experience our very own “economy”

Math-Statistics and Sports (Grade 5) – Tuesday afternoons – All year – 3:45-4:45 p.m.
Students become General Managers of their own Fantasy Football team. They get to choose or drop players, name their team, track player progress and complete various activities.

Mindful Morning Yoga (Grade 4 & 5) – Tuesday mornings – September 23-December 20, January 2-April 8 – 8:15-9:00 a.m.
Mindfulness is about paying attention, and about self-care. At Mindful Morning Yoga, you will learn yoga poses that will strengthen your body and focus your mind. We will incorporate games, stories or crafts, mindfulness exercises, and end with peaceful relaxation. Come have fun, make new friends and chill-out with morning yoga in room 109!

Science Olympiad – Friday mornings – April 20 – June 12 – 8:10-9:00 a.m
Do you love science & engineering? Come be part of the Science Olympiad to work on science and engineering projects and have fun!

Sports Enrichment (Grades 5) – Thursday afternoons September 23 – December 20– 3:30-4:30 p.m. 
Students will participate in team sports. They will work together in cooperative and adventurous games. Through their experience with our teachers/coaches they will learn leadership skills and apply them to sports. 

Walking Enrichment (Grades 3-5) – Tuesday mornings – All year – 8:15-8:45 a.m.
Walking is one of the easiest ways to help students incorporate exercise into their daily routine and create a lifelong habit. Walking is healthy, safe and an easy way to improve your health.

Wordmasters Game Show (Grade 5) – Wednesday mornings – April 20 – June 12- 8:15-9:00 a.m. 
Want to learn sophisticated vocabulary? Want to master analogies? Join us to create and produce a game show all about words. You will be researching, designing questions, producing, and acting in the show.

Yoga Enrichment (Grades 4 and 5) – Tuesday afternoons – January 2 – April 8 – 3:45-4:15 p.m. 
Yoga physically enhances flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves.

Yoga and Mindfulness Exercises (Grades 3-5) – Thursday afternoons – All Year – 3:45-4:30 p.m.
“Yoga, a 3000 year old practice, has been proven to help children reduce stress, increase concentration skills, and improve both mental and physical strength. This experience will bolster your child’s self-awareness and self-regulation that will carry them through a life long journey of growth and inner peace. Namaste.

ZeeBitsters (Grades 3-5) – Thursday mornings – All Year –  8:10-8:40 a.m.
Spark your inner inventor with Cottage Lane’s Littlebits enrichment! Littlebits are small magnetic circuit modules that snap together to perform tasks and create inventions. Each month, a group of students will build inventions as part of a Littlebits challenge!

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