Yeshiva Har Torah offers a variety of after-school clubs during the school year. The clubs are for students in grades K through 4 and meet from 3:45PM until 4:30PM. Transportation home is parents’ responsibility but every effort is made for students to travel home with the children who are dismissed at 4:30PM. Here is a sampling of some clubs that have been offered recently:
Yeshiva Har Torah is proud to offer this fun soccer program. This program creates a supportive and positive environment in which your child is challenged in a variety of ways. Your child will learn the rules, strategy, participate in weekly drills, and learn sportsmanship that will further enhance their enjoyment of the sport.
Doodlers develop new skills and talents while designing unique creations using a variety of materials. Each Art Class focuses upon developing skills, learning techniques and expanding self-confidence.
Sure, chillin’ out is cool. But rockin’ out is a blast! That’s why your kids will love the ZUMBATOMIC® fitness program for kids. It’s a fast-forward fusion of the Zumba program’s moves and high-octane workouts designed to let kids max out on fun and fitness all at the same time. Safe and effective, kids can’t wait to get into the ZUMBATOMIC® groove. Watch their energy and fitness levels soar as they get the flow!
VIDEO GAME CODING AND DESIGN
Students are taught computer programming by showing them how to design their own video games. No programming experience is necessary. Students will learn game design through a collaborative series of age-appropriate exercises using Scratch programming, created at the MIT Media Lab. Each project will call upon your child’s imagination, nurturing their emerging critical skills as they bring new characters to life through their own basic video games and interactive stories.
Bricks 4 Kidz after-school classes build on the universal popularity of LEGO® bricks to deliver high quality educational play. Kids construct a new model each week based on exciting themes from space to sports, amusement parks to animals. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach concepts across a variety of subject areas. Kids will learn about everything from gears, torque and friction, to geography, space exploration, weather, and more!
Tri-State Chess is back at Yeshiva Har Torah. Newcomers are welcome. The instructor will continue to guide students in learning & playing this stimulating game. Our goal is to teach children in Grades K-4 abstract concepts of planning, analysis, and strategy through the game of chess. Kids will be excited to understand the rule and strategy of chess and amazed by the positive experience that chess offers. We believe that when a child learns this complex game they will build self-confidence, develop self-learning tools, and learn how to evaluate their own decision making process.
We are excited to be partnering with Ofra Jewels (ofrajewels.com) to offer a Jewelry making club. Using only semi-precious stones and the finest materials, Ofra Jewels will introduce children to the ancient art of jewelry making. Children are encouraged to explore their creativity and are introduced to interesting color and texture while improving hand eye coordination, small muscle development, and pattern making skills all in a relaxed, joyful environment!
STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Unleash your inner Spielberg! This program will provide an overview of the principles and techniques used in animation. Groups will develop storylines, design and build characters, develop scripts and incorporate sounds and effects. Student will use digital cameras, computers and models to create their cinematic masterpieces. This club is designed to provide a fun and stimulating experience using art and creative tools.
No previous knowledge of guitar or music is necessary. The children will learn the fundamentals of guitar playing, including holding the guitar and pick, proper fret-hand finger position, sight reading, playing by ear and playing basic songs.
Improve dribbling, passing, and shooting skills; increase endurance and simulate game situations. This class is taught by a certified physical education teacher and PSAL coach.
This hands-on science program is organized around a particular area of science and includes topics like rocketry, magnets, polymers, and even the science of toys. Children engage in exciting hands-on activities, watch spectacular demonstrations, participate in inquiry-based discussions and take home things that they have made themselves like model rockets, periscopes, Mad Science putty and more. This program offers children a chance to see just how cool science can be!
AFTER SCHOOL STAGE STARS
No previous acting experience is necessary. The children will act in short skits and play theater games. The theme for the short skits this session is fables. Every student will play one lead role per session. The theater games help the students use their creativity to communicate and improvise. The students will learn theater terms, the parts of a skit, and goals of the characters. Each child will receive a participation award on the last day of the session. The skits will also be performed on the last day and the parents are invited to attend!
The All Stars sports program teaches the fundamentals, rules and skills of sports as the children develop speed, agility, balance and coordination. The sports included in the program are Baseball, Soccer, Football, Hockey, Tennis, and Basketball.