WEDNESDAY “OPEN CLASSROOM” AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

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All students at the HWDSB are welcome to attend our Centre during our late hours on Wednesdays.  In order to attend, students and parents must pre-register EVERY WEEK (BELOW) . There will be a variety of activities, presentations,  games and challenges for students to participate in. All students work together, regardless of AGE, ABILITY, or GRADE LEVEL.  This is a sample of the types of activities students may participate in:

  • Use of the computers to complete homework
  • Math Challenges
  • Green Screen
  • Use of the 3D Printer
  • Minecraft Club challenges (Note: This is not Player vs. Player)
  • Engineering challenges
  • Knitting
  • Writing challenges
  • Magic the Gathering Tournaments
  • Puzzles
  • Lego Robotics
  • Arduino Activity
  • Coding and Programming
  • Music lessons, composition
  • Board Games
  • MORE…… !

We also request that the parent/Guardian remain at the centre with the student. This is not a ‘drop off’ program. Parents are encouraged to participate as well.

For instance, parents are encouraged to join a chess game or other board games, contribute to our collaborative idea wall, knit or weave, sewing, Minecraft, learn a new skill, read a book with the students and have fun! The program here has no age limit and when the student sees you working, playing and learning, it is truly motivating and inspiring for them!

There are occasions when we will have special events or have “specialists” come in and share/teach a skill. This upcoming Wednesday (tomorrow), we will be learning some hand weaving/knitting.  We do not have enough yarn for everyone so we do request that you try to bring in your own yarn or be willing (if you are able) to donate yarn to the centre.  We also have enjoyed using the sewing machine. Please contribute by bringing some FABRIC.

Also, remind your child that the 3D printer takes time. We finish our last print at 4:30.

We also have computers at the centre, however, they are for limited and specific use only (Homework, 3D printer/Tinkercad, Pre-planned Minecraft activity- no outside servers, Lego Robotics, Movie Creation). We will have a Collaborative Minecraft Server.

At this time, we are asking that students are NOT using the computers for games, unless it is something pre-arranged/approved as we would like to ensure that the equipment is being used for enrichment purposes only.

There may be occasions where the after school program is CANCELLED. For this reason, we DO NOT encourage parents to DROP OFF students, but instead, walk them up to the Centre.


OPEN CLASSROOM 3-5pm EVENTS

 

Date Theme Register Link
Wed Oct 19 Games and Puzzles

Scratch

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Wed Oct 26  Computer Programming  LINK TO REGISTRATION
Wed Nov 23  Sewing – Bring Material! FULL
Wed Dec 7  Electricity Kits  FULL
Wed Dec 21  OPEN HOUSE

New Enrichment and Innovation centre at Dr. Davey School – Room 220

145 Wilson St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1E4

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REGISTRATION

Wed Jan 25 CHESS – at DR. DAVEY SCHOOL, ROOM 220

(and other logic games)

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Wed Feb 08 AT HOLBOOK –  3:30 – 5:15

It is time to PLAY, PROBLEM SOLVE and PROGRAM!!

(We will have the SPHERO, VEX, OZO BOT, MAKEY MAKEY, DASH AND DOT available).

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Wed Feb 22 AT DR. DAVEY TIME CHANGE – 3:15 – 5:00

WE ARE PUTTING AWAY ROBOTICS and COMPUTERS – IT’S A YARN NIGHT. Practise Computational Thinking and Patterning through KNITTING, CROCHETING and WEAVING.

We have had to cancel this week. We apologize for the disappointment.

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Wed Mar 22 AT DR. DAVEY SCHOOL. Various activities will be available.  LINK TO REGISTRATION
Wed April 12 

 

 AT HOLBROOK SCHOOL – ART ACTIVITY! The room is full of art supplies and activities. We encourage parents and children to bring their own art to share and teach. No Robotics will be out tonight. link to registration
Wed April 26 CANCELLED

Maker Days! We will have all our robotics, coding tools, sewing machines, art supplies – EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that HELPS us to Make and Learn how things work.

 

link to registration
Wed

May 10

CANCELLED

AT DR. DAVEY ENRICHMENT CENTRE – chess, games, cards and conversation! Join us

Link to registration
Wed

May 31

Maker Days! We will have all our robotics, coding tools, sewing machines, art supplies – EVERYTHING and ANYTHING that HELPS us to Make and Learn how things work.  Link to registration
Wed June 7
Wed June 21