INNOVATIONS

Innovation is a spark of insight. Students learn to create using their voices, their bodies, and hands-on materials in small class settings. We have three Innovations sessions each year in fall, winter and spring. Here is the information for our next session available.

Spring 2021

Spring Innovations Session

March 24- May 14

Registration opens: February 12

Registration closes: February 26 or when full

Spring Innovations will be held on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Please sign up for the day that works best for you. Classes are from 12:00-3:00 pm on the main CGA campus. Taking an individual class is not an option. When you sign up you are committing to attending all three classes for the day. On the sign up when classes are full the option will disappear as a possible selection. If you don’t see the option you want it is because the class is full. Please sign up on the waiting list if the class you would like is full. We have to keep class sizes small so register early. Please only sign up if you are committed to fully participate in all 8 weeks of the session.

Wednesday and Thursday Innovation SIGN UP:

  • Spring on the Farm

  • Library and Media Magic

  • Bubble Bonanza: Engineering

Friday Innovation SIGN UP:

  • Spring on the Farm

  • Music

  • Bubble Bonanza: Engineering

Spring Innovations Class Descriptions

Spring on the Farm:

This Spring in our Farm Innovations classes, it is going to be amazing!! We will begin by learning all about Fruit Trees. We will spend some time studying baby animals on our farm and others. Soon it will be time to get our Canyon Grove Gardens ready for Spring planting, so we will be learning all about amending our soil, checking our watering systems, and carefully planning our gardens. We will take the time to learn about insects and how they impact the farm. We will have so much fun learning all about the many different kinds of seeds and how they germinate and grow. Then we will be ready to plant, plant, plant!

Library and Media Magic:

Become an information wizard! Lessons include:  Accio Books (How to find what you want in the library), Care of Magical Creatures (What’s more magical than a book???),  Crystal Ball Etiquette (Digital Citizenship-Emails, Social Media, and Cyberbullys).  Quick Quotes Quills and the Quibbler (How to be Media Wise),  N.E.W.T.s  (Four Lessons in Informational Writing-Narrow, Explore, Write, Tell).

“Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it”–Albus Dumbledore

Bubble Bonanza: Engineering

This class focuses on the engineering process of ask, imagine, plan, create & improve while working with bubbles. Engineering is a fun tool for teaching life skills of finding what is working and not working and making adjustments to improve. We look forward to seeing your students use their creative skills to create things to work with bubbles and then improve and refine their creations.

Music (Fridays Only):

Students learn about creating, performing, and listening to music. This course will provide students with basic vocal instruction and teach them about the elements and language of music, including rhythm, melody, harmony, form, and pitch. Music is a group of sounds that people have arranged in a pleasing or meaningful way. All cultures of the world make some form of music. Students will explore the joy of music and experience how it can enrich our lives.

SPRING 2021 Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday Schedule

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

12:00-12:55

Library & Media Magic

Farm

Engineering

1:00-1:55

Farm

Engineering

Library & Media Magic

2:00-2:55

Engineering

Library & Media Magic

Farm

Friday Schedule

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

12:00-12:55

Music

Farm

Engineering

1:00-1:55

Farm

Engineering

Music

2:00-2:55

Engineering

Music

Farm

Here are some guidelines to help things run smoothly:

  • Please have each student bring a water bottle with their name on it.

  • Wear a mask.

  • All students wear Canyon Grove t-shirts. They are available for purchase at the front desk.

  • There is no food or snack time, so please FEED THEM well before they come.

  • Parents are in charge of timely transportation and students may not be left at the school.

  • Students will be expected to participate and not disrupt others from enjoying their experience. Students who cannot abide by this will not be able to participate.

Safety Precautions: Students will be practicing social distancing and wearing masks. Canyon Grove will be using the appropriate cleaning and sanitizing products and procedures. Students with any symptoms of illness will need to stay home and not participate until they feel better.

Spring Session Calendar Dates:

  • Wednesdays: March 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12.

  • Thursdays: March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13.

  • Fridays: March 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14.

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