We are excited to be offering the Watkins Enrichment Program with online registration! Winter sessions will begin on February 7 and run each Wednesday from 4:15-5:15 pm. The last class will be on March 14.
Registration will begin on Wednesday, January 17. Please understand that some classes have a maximum number of students they can accommodate. Get your registration in soon to have the best chance of getting your first choice!
Please look over all the class information below and then click the button for the registration form. Remember – registration will end at midnight on January 31. In order to give class instructors time to prepare and purchase materials, we need to give them final numbers. We cannot accept late registrations.
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Tae Kwon Cho
This class incorporates Master Cho’s 25 years of teaching Tae Kwon Do into a fun, structured life-skills curriculum. The class is designed to incorporate our Tae Kwon Do themes into everyday life: At school and at home. Respect, self-control, consistency, and confidence are all major parts of every class we teach. Everything is presented in an age appropriate manner and we know your student will love it!
Minimum: 3 students / Maximum 25 students
TGA Premier Tennis
Tennis is a lifetime sport and TGA Premier Tennis gets your child moving and having fun right away to help build the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. TGA, which stands for Teach, Grow, Achieve, is the US Tennis Association’s multi-level, tennis enrichment program that combines skill development, academics, and life lessons such as teamwork, sportsmanship and perseverance. We use portable mini-nets, smaller racquets and low-compression balls to get kids in the game. Each participant receives a student handbook, hat and wristband. All equipment is provided.
Minimum: 6 students / Maximum 20 students
FULL – Tree Climbing & Team Building with Riverside Outfitters
Come out and play with trees right here at Watkins. The way we see it, active kids are happier kids. In Riverside Outfitters’ Tree Climbing Program, your children will challenge themselves, and each other, both physically and mentally. Activities include ascending into the tree’s canopy, tree climbing, zip-lining, the Flying Squirrel, various climbing elements, Capture the Flag, other classic field games, and more! Each day there will be a different high ropes activity! The program focuses on confidence-building, trust, nature, conservation and FUN. Each student must have a completed waiver to participate.
Minimum: 8 students / Maximum 12 students
Pack your suitcases for Challenge Island’s STEAM-filled tour of the world! You and a tribeful of friends will engineer your way around the globe – locations like the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbor Bridge, Taj Mahal, an African Safari, and many more exciting destinations. Each challenge will bring us to a different geographical location and provide a special C.I. taste of the local flavor there. Please join us for this not to be missed Challenge Island global STEAM adventure. Challenge Island® is the wildly popular enrichment program that promotes and fosters integral creative and critical thinking skills in children. Kids divide into cooperative tribes and take on exciting challenges set on action-packed, thematic “islands”. Our innovative approach emphasizes STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and core language art skills. Check out the fun at www.challenge-island.com/midlothian.
Minimum: 8 students / Maximum: 25 students
This class presents a systematic, fun way to build chess skills during chess instruction and while students play. Studies show that chess improves math, reading, and problem-solving skills and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. The classes include instruction as well as chess play and guided analysis. Students will also be able to accomplish Achievement Cards online outside of the classroom!
Minimum: 8 students
Take an adventure back to the Jurassic Era where we will learn about dinosaurs who roamed the Earth millions of years ago. Uncover fascinating facts, build a dinosaur replica, and have an archaeological dig as you explore your paleontological skills. In Dinosaur Discovery, you will become a paleontologist faster than Ornithomimids ran from a T-Rex!
Minimum: 10 students / Maximum: 20 students
FULL – Mining and Crafting with Bricks 4 Kidz®
Calling all Minecraft™ fans! Minecraft™ is a game about placing blocks to build anything imaginable. Students will bring the popular game to brick life using LEGO® Technic Bricks to create motorized models, brick builds and mosaics from the world of Minecraft™. If you love the game or just love to build with LEGO®, then this is the class for you!
Minimum: 10 students / Maximum: 24 students
EV3 Robotics with Bricks 4 Kidz®
Bricks 4 Kidz® Robotics classes are a fun and challenging introduction to the world of robotics for the advanced LEGO® enthusiast. We use the LEGO® Mindstorm EV3 product to introduce students to real-life robotics technology. Students experiment in groups to build robots and write programs that challenge them to find creative solutions to problems. Students will be captivated as they incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software as they build and program. They will test their capabilities by moving an object with a robotic claw, building a robot that draws, or creating a tank bot. Our endless list of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics at its best! Experience the cutting edge of technology with the introduction of LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 Robotics.
Minimum: 8 students / Maximum: 18 students
***NEW LESSONS FOR 2018*** Come discover, experiment and create as we learn about the colliding worlds of art and science in this STEAM-based class. We will create simple machines, learn about crystals and minerals, and dabble in the world of robots. Put on your lab coat and grab your art supplies because this STEAM class will rock your world!
Minimum: 10 students / Maximum: 20 students
Wild and Wacky Winter Drawtoons
Encourage your child’s enthusiasm for art and help develop his or her drawing skills with Young Rembrandts drawtooning class. Our combination of cartooning and traditional drawing lessons will stoke your child’s artistic fire. Colorful pop art dog and incredible relevant art history are just two of the drawings they’ll learn and LOVE. Your child will also learn personification as they transform ordinary cameras into fully realized cartoon characters and tell a story through a series of humorous drawings. Encourage your child’s creativity. Enroll today!
Minimum: 6 students / Maximum: 20 students
FULL – Creative Cupcakes
Learn how to transform a simple cupcake into a wonderfully unique and delicious creation. Do you know how to make a cupcake look like a dog, a beach scene, popcorn, fish, flowers, and much more? When your child takes this class, they will learn how! Each week your child will bring home four spectacular cupcakes. Children must tie back long hair. Old clothing or aprons is recommended.
**This class is not recommended for children with food allergies. Accommodations cannot be made.
Minimum: 12 students / Maximum: 24 students
FULL – Drama Kids
Join Drama Kids for our dramatic 6-week acting and improvisation workshop where students will participate in a wide range of new dramatic activities that include: mini-scripts, characterizations, scene starters, small plays, speech and movement techniques and improvisation skills. Above all, we NEVER repeat a lesson or play, our drama classes are fast paced, great fun, and have new activities and lessons each week. Session concludes with a wonderful mini-performance with costumes in class for family and friends.
Minimum: 6 students / Maximum: 20 Students
FULL – Kidcasso
Do you like working with beads, duct tape, paint, and other crafts? Come create and make a masterpiece each week with Ms. Fazar! New projects this session.
Minimum: 5 students / Maximum: 20 students
Making Magic Possible / Basic Balloon Twisting
Kids will alternate between learning magic tricks and learning how to twist balloons. Always a crowd pleaser this class fills up fast! This is a class designed for beginners to intermediate levels that anyone can learn. Magic is a great motivational tool, rewarding, and a wonderful self-esteem builder.
Minimum: 10 students / Maximum: 30 students