Spring 2020 fourth and Fifth Grades
SU 30 Just Twirling Around
In this physically active course, students will get the chance to learn how to twirl a baton! We will start by learning stretches to prepare to twirl, parts of the baton, and then the basics of twirling a baton. Students will learn a variety of skills-with pretty cool names-such as figure eights, flashes, and taffy poles! Students will achieve these skills through demonstration and practice in a fun environment. Twirling helps children in developing spatial awareness, gross motor skills, and hand-eye coordination. Many other things such as strength, flexibility, stamina, and confidence can grow through twirling. Come join me in this class and have fun while learning a unique sport!
**The attire for this course is athletic wear, which includes t-shirts, tennis shoes, and your choice of shorts or leggings. While twirling a baton it is important not to wear baggy clothes and to keep your hair in a ponytail as the baton could get stuck! Batons will be provided for use in class.**
This course is limited to 10 students.
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Carey Gym Lobby
Ms. Kendyl Silvestri is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She has had many experiences with children, including a year-long internship during her senior year of High School at Franklin Regional School District. She gained experience working with students from 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, and 8th grade classrooms. She also had the opportunity to intern in an elementary special education classroom for several weeks. In addition, Ms. Silvestri participated in Franklin Regional High School’s Preschool Program for 2 years. During the summer Ms. Silvestri works at her local daycare and babysits for various families. In her free time, she can be found swimming, baking, and spending time with her family.
SU 31 Young Einsteins
In this course, students will get to experience the field of Physics through fun hands on science experiments. Students will be able to deeply explore the field of physics through fun and interactive lessons on atoms, motion, gravity, black holes and more. Students will also work in groups to conduct experiments and design their own experiments using properties of physics. This class is designed to be very hands on, so if you’re looking to be a scientist, come prepared to experiment!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 24
Mr. Alec Barlock is a Sophomore at Saint Vincent College with a major in Middle School Education with a concentration in science. He has many past experiences with students. He was a camp counselor at The Children’s Institute of Pittsburgh and a camp counselor at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church of Latrobe. He is also an employee at Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve where he helps lead nature camps and nature programs. He enjoys spending time being with friends and family, as well as outdoor activities. He is also certified in CPR/First Aid and is an Eagle Scout. Mr. Barlock is planning on becoming a science teacher and one day a principal or superintendent.
3:00 - 4:00pm
SU32 Therapeutic Knitting for Beginners
Through this course students will learn the basics of knitting. Knitting is a valuable craft that is also a proven form of stress relief. Using the art of knitting, students will be able to improve their hand-eye coordination and motor functions, as well as learn a new hobby. By the end of the class, the students will have produced their very own washcloth. They will also be able to use their basic knowledge to continue knitting if they so choose.
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 3B
Ms. Keirstin Renninger is a sophomore Early Education Major and Special Education Minor at Saint Vincent College. She has taught at two day-cares working with all different age groups. Ms. Renninger has also been a soccer camp counselor for the past five summers. Ms. Renninger spends her free time reading, crafting, and spending quality time with her family.
SU 33 Women in American History
In this course, we will be learning about different influential women throughout American history. We will explore the lives and impacts left behind from women of many different ethnicities, fields of study/work, and time periods. Some examples may include Harriet Tubman, Sally Ride, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and Clara Barton. **Due to the popularity of this course in the Fall, we are repeating it this Spring.**
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 45
Miss Sarah Pritts is a sophomore Early Childhood Education major at Saint Vincent College and a returning Step-Up teacher. She is the co-president of the Service Corps for Exceptional Children club at the college which often works together with the Bearcat BEST program in providing activities for students with special needs. She is also a member of the Early Childhood Education club, Education club, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. This summer, Miss Pritts worked as a camp counselor for school age children ranging from Kindergarten to 8th grade at the Jewish Community Center of Syracuse, NY, where she lives. In her free time, she can be found watching sporting events on campus, studying in the library, or spending time with friends.
SU 34 Be Internet Awesome
This course is designed to teach students the skills they need to be safe and smart online. They will learn to think critically, protect themselves, be smart about information sharing, respect privacy and ask for help from a parent/teacher when a tricky situation may arise. Smart, safe technology usage can enable students to help drive their own learning. We want to be sure that while learning and exploring, our students stay safe online.
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 44
Mr. Brett Siko is a junior at Saint Vincent College majoring in Middle Grade Education with a Social Studies concentration. He has had many experiences with children, including coaching football and track in 4th-8th grade, as well as, being a babysitter locally since high school. Mr. Siko was also a counselor at the Heritage Reservation for children in 6th grade. One of his favorite experiences was coaching with the Latrobe Wildcats football team over the summer! In her free time, she can usually be found involved with sports, spending time with his family, or reading.
4:00 - 5:00pm
SU 35 STEAMboat Willie: A STEAM Class Inspired by Disney
In this course, students will create their own company inspired by Disney using the principles of STEAM! Throughout the class, students will budget their company, make up their own movie, design new technology, engineer a ride, and much more! When the course ends, students will present their company to their peers to gain practice with public speaking as well. If you are ready to go on an exciting voyage, come aboard for this course!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 24
Miss Carly Belich is sophomore at Saint Vincent College. She is a Middle Grades Education Major with a specialization in Language Arts and a minor in Music. Miss Belich has taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at Our Lady of Fatima Parish and Saint Vincent Parish Basilica. She also teaches dance classes at Extreme Dance Center. Miss Belich is a returning Step-Up teacher this semester! During her summer breaks, she works as a summer camp counselor for the Beaver County YMCA and volunteers at her alma mater’s band camp. If she isn’t busy with school, work, music, or teaching, she enjoys curling up with her cat, Cubby, and a good book.
SU36 A Blast from the (Art) Past
In this class, we will be learning about past artwork through class discussions. Then we will be creating our own pieces based off the weekly topic! We will be discussing pieces such as Scream by Munch, The Starry Night by Van Gogh, and more! We will be using oil pastels, paints, and other fun mediums! This class is perfect for the student who wants to unlock their inner artist!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 37
Ms. Alexis Chittum is a sophomore here at SVC. She is majoring in art education with a certification in K-12. She has had many experiences working with children including being an assistant teacher at the Child Development Center at Seton Hill University. She was also a camp counselor at a children's theatre camp from the years of 2013- 2018. Ms. Alexis is very excited to be teaching in the Step-Up program this semester!
SU37 Español con mis Amigos
This beginner level Spanish course will allow students to express themselves by speaking the Spanish language. The teacher will provide students with new vocabulary and new phrases that can be used in everyday life. The students will participate in interactive activities and will communicate with their peers to learn Spanish more efficiently. They will learn how to talk about family, food, clothes, activities, and express their emotions to their peers. If you are interested in learning how to communicate in Spanish, this class is for you!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Headmasters 304
Ms. Jaclyn Lorkovic is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Spanish and double minoring in both Education and Special Education. She has had a wide range of experience with children as she volunteered to coach competitive cheerleading teams for fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, she babysat throughout high school, and she helped teach a Preschool class in her senior year of high school. She also worked at a bowling alley where she hosted children’s birthday parties. She hopes to one day become a Spanish teacher and do what she loves!