INNOVATIONS

Innovation is a spark of insight. Students learn to create using their voices, their bodies, and hands-on materials in small class settings.

Winter and Spring 2021

There will be two sessions of Innovations in 2021. Winter session will run January 6- March 12. Spring session will run March 22- May 14.

Registration links and class details for these sessions will be posted here. Registration will open on the following dates. Registration will close when classes are full or on the deadline, whichever comes first. We have to keep class sizes small so register early. Please only sign up if you are committed to fully participate in all 9 weeks of the session.

Innovations Winter Session

January 6- March 12

Registration opens: November 13

Registration closes: December 4 or when full

Winter 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. 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.

Wednesday and Thursday Innovations

Winter on the Farm

Family History

Space Center Level 2 for grades 2-6/ Astronaut Training for grades K-1

Friday Innovations

Winter on the Farm

Music

Space Center Level 2 for grades 2-6/ Astronaut Training for grades K-1

Winter Session Class Descriptions:

Winter on the Farm: an indoor class with an occasional trip outside to visit the animals.

Grades K-3: We will be studying our helpful insects like ladybugs and praying mantis while also examining spiders and mites and the roles that they play. We will examine everything about plants. This includes seeds, seedlings, the life cycle of a plant, as well as the fruit that plants produce. We will spend time focusing on the kinds of soil, seeds, and the art of composting. We will also dive into all things sheep and what they give us including their wool while also spending time learning more about cows and all that they provide for us. It is going to be an exciting time!

Grades 4-6:  We have some fun classes planned including: Down and Dirty: Relationship between Animals and Dirt, Layers of the Soil, Look Mom, No Dirt (Growing Plants without Soil), Ecosystem Exploration, Upcycling, Everyday Chemistry, Ice Projects, Building a Heart Model, Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber and Energy, and the Archimedes Screw (Ancient Civilizations and Ice).  We are also going to plant vegetables and get them ready for transplanting in the summer.  This class will get down and dirty with lots of science experiments and learning about farming in the winter.

Space Center:

Grades 2-6: A Space Center is the combination of improv theater and a live­‐action, team­‐based simulation. Students of all ages can have an adventure in a futuristic setting, guided by our Flight Director who leads the crew. Students also get to practice important skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, collaboration, and communication. Each flight has its own unique series of challenges and discoveries, similar to an episode of television. However, at our Reality’s Edge Space Center, you and your fellow students are the actors and protagonists of these stories!  realitysedge.org

Astronaut Training:

Grades K-1:

Have you ever wondered what real life astronauts have to go through in order to prepare for living in outer space? In our Astronaut training we will be doing just that! Students will learn what your body experiences with less gravity than Earth with physical challenges and hands-on lessons designed to experience what NASA puts every astronaut through.

Family History:

Resilience, self-confidence, and self-control are only a few of the many benefits that children can experience from learning about their family history and in the world we live in, they need it now more than ever. In this class, we will help your children see what makes their family special and unique, get them excited about learning their family history and give them tools and skills they will need to be detectives.

Music:

This class lays the foundation for basic music literacy. Classes will have structured activities such as conducting, game songs, solo and ensemble experiences, improvisation, movement, music reading-readiness, solfege and hands on experiences with instruments such as bucket drumming, boom whackers, bells and other classroom instruments.  The last day of class, students may participate in a talent show, performing as a group (songs we have learned) and as individuals.  This is a great opportunity to practice the skills learned through the semester as a presenter and as a respectful audience member. The activities are designed to satisfy both the fun-loving and challenge-ready natures of Kindergarten through 6th grade students and provide opportunities for leadership, confidence building, and social interactions with peers.

WINTER 2021 Schedule

Wednesday and Thursday Schedule

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

12:00-12:55

Family History

Winter on the Farm

Space Center

1:00-1:55

Astronaut Training

Family History

Winter on the Farm

2:00-2:55

Winter on the Farm

Space Center

Family HIstory

Friday Schedule

K-1st Grade

2nd-3rd Grade

4th-6th Grade

12:00-12:55

Music

Winter on the Farm

Space Center

1:00-1:55

Astronaut Training

Music

Winter on the Farm

2:00-2:55

Winter on the Farm

Space Center

Music

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.

Winter Session Calendar Dates:

  • Wednesdays: January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10.

  • Thursdays: January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25, March 4, 11.

  • Fridays: January 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12.

Innovations Spring Session:

March 22- May 14

Registration opens: Feb. 12

Registration closes: February 26 or when full.

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