Right Brain Curriculum offers engaging, project-based, learning programs for kids of a variety of ages!
- Tuesdays 9/24 -10/29
- 6:00 -7:30pm
- $132, Hastings School
- In our Business Sharks class, students play the role of young entrepreneurs as they start with the germ of an idea for a business and product and take it through the entire entrepreneurial process. Our students develop prototypes, formulate a business plan and devise a marketing strategy. Meanwhile, students learn through contextual lessons on concepts such as wages, profits and branding while designing print ads, acting out "TV commercials," researching real estate locations and designing their storefronts. The class concludes with our young executives pitching their ideas to a "Shark Tank" panel of parents. These young entrepreneurs will really be taking care of business! See a full curriculum preview: rightbraincurriculum.com/businesssharks
Your Voice: Public Speaking for Kids
- Tuesdays, 11/5 - 12/10
- Hastings School
- Famously, Americans' number one fear is public speaking while death only ranks number two. If that's so, this profound fear probably starts at an early age. In our Public Speaking class, we take the fear out of speaking before an audience by getting kids talking in front a supportive group about things in which they are interested. They write speeches on subjects of their choice and practice delivering them to the assembled students. As the kids practice in this low-pressure environment, they learn skills like standing up tall, using a loud voice and making eye contact. We also watch speeches of public figures and critique what is successful and unsuccessful in their speeches and hold fun and engaging debates in which students are asked to take a position on given issues such as "Should school have homework?" and "What time should kids go to bed?" If the class is successful, our students won't list public speaking as their #1 fear when they grow up!
Writing Wizards Details
- Right Brain Curriculum and their instructors present Writing Wizards! Using novels like Harry Potter and the Chronicles or Narnia as inspiration, each class designs a fantasy world that includes major and minor characters, fantastic settings, and extended backstory and a world of wonder. The authors use artwork and brainstorming to design plot twists and dynamic characters. Teachers guide the students, providing contextual mini-lessons on writing techniques that include the use of appropriate dialogue, detailed descriptions, sensory-rich word choice, and character, plot and theme development, At the end of the course, students publish their first real novel - signed by our Writing Wizards
- Tuesdays, 1/7-3/11
- Grades 2-5
- Hastings School Library
- Extra! Extra! Read all about it... In the Kids' Newsroom, our students learn the craft of journalism including investigative writing and research. Our classroom transforms into a working newsroom, complete with editorial staff, reporters, columnists and headline writers. Each student plays multiple roles and works together to create an e-newspaper, as well as a hard copy newspaper, with real stories about their local school and community.
- These reporters learn techniques for crafting news stories, writing persuasive editorial essays and interviewing news-makers. Students edit each other's work, take photographs and publish their newspaper. Have an idea for a news story? Call our Newsroom Hotline today!
- Tuesdays 3/10-4/14
- 6-7:30 pm
- Grades 5-8
- Hastings Library
- $132 residents, $157 nonresidents