spring 2018 fourth and Fifth Grades
SU 30 Cheerleading – Catch the Spirit!
In this course, aspiring cheerleaders will learn basic cheerleading moves to perform through dances, chants, and cheers. Each class will begin with a stretching warm up to prepare them for the lesson. By the end of the course, students will be able to perform a couple of routines, cheers, and chants that display their knowledge of the different material learned throughout the course. Please wear comfortable/exercise clothing and comfortable sneakers. Long hair should be pulled back and out of face for safety reasons and, please, no jewelry. All current and prospective cheerleaders are welcome! Spirit is required!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Foundations (Placid Hall)
Ms. Kolony Miller is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in English with a minor in Secondary Education. She has had many experiences with children, including coaching cheerleading from grades 2-12, teaching dance, and interning as a children’s librarian at Adam’s Memorial Library. Ms. Miller has been active in many ways at St. Vincent College through cheerleading and Orientation Committee. In her free time, she can be found reading, cheering for the St. Vincent Bearcats, and spending time with her close-knit family.
SU 31 Explorez le Français!
This course is a beginning French class that is specifically designed for students with no previous exposure to the French language. Students will be able to learn and explore the French language through activities based on a variety of unique themes and concepts. By the end of the course, the students will learn to understand and effectively use basic French phrases, vocabulary, and conversational skills. Students are encouraged to interact in French during the class while participating in numerous activities including, basic conversations, mini-projects, songs and educational games.
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 3B
Ms. Marisa Maicke is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education (Pre-K-4th Grade) with a minor in Special Disabilities. She has had a rewarding experience with teaching French to K-1 Step-Up students, and she looks forward to teaching more students about one of her favorite languages! Ms. Maicke is one of Saint Vincent College’s Fred Rogers Scholars. She wishes to promote Mr. Rogers’ legacy of kindness, understanding, curiosity, and unconditional love in her classroom. Ms. Maicke enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends, reading, doing craft projects, and anything that includes nature, animals, or music.
Ms. Christina Morgan is a junior Early Childhood Education major with a Special Education minor at Saint Vincent College. She has many experiences working with children through Girl Scouts, teaching swim lessons, being a camp counselor, and babysitting. Ms. Morgan is excited to teach another course for the Step-Up program. In the past she has taught a Spanish course for K-3 and a weather course for K-1. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, forecasting the weather, and running.
SU 32 Yoga
If you are looking for a fun, relaxing course, this might be the class for you! Meditation and yoga are proven to benefit both mental and physical health. This course will help promote a lifestyle that consists of positive body and mind for every student. The class will consist of writing, a routine for yoga, and meditation. This course will be very beneficial for the health and wellness of its students. I hope to see you there!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Carey Gym Lobby
Ms. Anna Zahren is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College studying Early Childhood Education with a Special Education minor. She has participated in many activities involving children, including coaching a K-5 field hockey program at her high school, volunteering opportunities at schools including the Christ the Divine Teacher school, and volunteering at multiple churches within her community, Saints John and Paul and Christ Church at Grove Farm. Ms. Anna is interested in array of different activities, including drawing, writing, reading, and travelling. She aspires to become a teacher for students grades Pre-K- 4. Her main goal as a teacher is to make learning intriguing as well as engaging for young students.
3:00 - 4:00pm
SU 33 All About Horses
In this course, students will be immersed into the world of horses. Students will learn about the history of horses, the history of horseback riding, how to care for horses, the anatomy of horses, different horse breeds, and many other things about horses. Students will be able to learn by watching videos, reading, interactive discussion and will even get to experience equipment first hand. At the end of the course, students will be able to tryout their knowledge by interacting with a real horse on campus!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 34
Ms. Sarah Kalp is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She has had many experiences with elementary school kids through participating in a first grade internship at Amos K. Hutchinson Elementary school. Ms. Kalp has also worked in a preschool where she was a preschool teacher and also an infant caretaker. She has worked with special needs children all throughout high school assisting with after school projects and countless in-school assignments. She enjoys spending time with her friends and family while riding horses and participating in church functions.
SU 34 Quilting an Exciting Read
In this course, students will be reading the book, The Quilt Walk. Students will become enamored with the characters and history that are introduced throughout the story. The Quilt Walk is a historical fictional story of a young girl traveling across the American frontier with her family. Students will explore story elements of the book including character, setting, plot, and theme as well as improving their writing skills by recording their reactions in a journal. The class will be engaged in activities that will help students grasp a better understanding of both the book and life on America’s early frontier. Students can also look forward to creating their own “quilt” as they journey through this exciting literature class for kids!
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 42
Miss Paige Krempasky is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Secondary English Education with a minor in History. She has experience with children of all age groups. Paige has taught Preschool to children ranging from ages 3-5, has been employed by a Daycare that covered ages 3 months-11 years old, has taught Spanish in a classroom setting to ages 15-17, and has been employed as an overnight camp counselor at Saint Vincent College for ages 10-14. Paige will always be found with a book in her hand and PS4 controller in the other with a huge smile on her face. She strives to become a principal in the future while also bettering the lives of her students.
SU 35 Building Pyramids of Fun*
This course will introduce the students to Ancient Egyptian History. As they learn about the Egyptian times we will be focusing on their religious beliefs and rituals. We will be also learning about various social standings and technologies they developed. As we continue on with the course they will also learn about the Valley of the Kings, the pyramids of Giza, and the Nile. The lesson will include many hands on actives like building pyramids, embalming your own mummy, a lot of educational games, and crafts. *This course is the same course that was taught last semester.
COST: $ 20 ROOM: Alfred 31
Mr. Dylan Paduano is a sophomore at St. Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education. He volunteered at Youth Challenge, which a program where Children and teens with physical disabilities have fun is doing various activities with other Children their age. He works two jobs during his summers. Mr. Paduano is a Prefect at St. Vincent College. He also taught this course last semester and is teaching it again since it was so popular. He enjoys spending his free time with his younger niece Marley. Mr. Paduano also enjoys watching his hometown sports teams.