Enrichment: Afterschool Activities

Rivers Edge PTA is excited to offer After-school enrichment session with the following companies Bricks4kidz,  Championship Chess and Mad Science. Description of each course offering and target age groups are listed below. Classes are Wednesdays, February 7th 2018 to March 14th 2018. REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED


Forces of Nature- Fasten your seatbelts; we’re in for some wild weather! This unit is all about the amazing and powerful forces of nature, as students explore the when, where, how and why of all kinds of natural phenomenon. There is a lot of geography in this unit — we’ll examine a map of the Pacific “Ring of Fire” where most tsunamis occur, view a diagram of the tectonic plates and learn how their movement creates earthquakes, define the area known as “Tornado Alley” in North America, and find out what hurricanes are called in different parts of the world. These lessons are designed to improve your child’s understanding of the forces of nature, while taking care not to alarm. Each MOTORIZED LEGO model represents the motion of that particular weather or event, with a seat for a mini-figure to take in the action! Take cover because we’re about to take a trip through some wild weather! Kids will love to build moving LEGO models of a tornado, a tsunami, an earthquake and a cyclone. Learn how they move, why they happen and what you can do to stay safe!

Online at : www.bricks4kidz.com/richmond

Championship Chess

Championship chess 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 and our methods connect these academic benefits to our classes. Classes include instruction as well as chess play and guided analysis.

Online at: http://www.championshipchessrva.net


Note: If classes don’t meet minimum enrollment, then grade levels may be combined or the class may be canceled with a full refund.