Enrichments

Enrichments are after school classes run by Gordon as supplements to the school’s curriculum. Small groups of students explore projects and activities led by teachers drawn from Gordon faculty as well as the community beyond Gordon.
  
Sign up for fall enrichments
 
Enrichment classes follow the same three-season schedule as the Middle School athletics program.

Enrichments run continuously through the school year.
 
Enrichments do not meet on vacation days, school holidays, conference days or noon dismissal days.
 
When school is cancelled, all after school activities are cancelled. Unfortunately, no refunds or makeup sessions can be offered. 

Mondays

nine afternoons
September 9, 16, 23
October 7, 21, 28
November 4, 18, 25

Basketball
first and second grades, $180
coached by a One on One instructor
This enrichment is designed to introduce first and second graders to the FUNdamentals of basketball in a nurturing and supportive atmosphere. Students will dribble, pass, shoot, play games, and engage in cooperative activities that emphasize teamwork and sportsmanship. 

Drone Coding
Drone coding is full, sorry!
 

Tuesdays

twelve afternoons
September 10, 17, 24
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November 5, 12, 19, 26

Save The Bay
Young Kindergarten to third grade, $260
taught by a Save the Bay education specialist
At Save the Bay’s afterschool program students will gain scientific skills as they explore marine related topics, observe and interact with animals and investigate habitats. Students will choose their favorite topic to design and build their own project while gaining a greater understanding of their topic of choice which might be a sandy beach, salt marsh, rocky shore, eelgrass, crabs, fish, plankton or seaweed. They could also focus on a concept such as: biodiversity, adaptations, watershed, recycling, or climate change. 

Wednesdays

ten afternoons
September 11, 18, 25
October 2, 16, 23, 30
November 6, 13, 20

Mini Madness
Kindergarten to third grade, $200
taught by artist Annie Deslaurier aka Mrs. D
Do your child like itty bitty doughnuts or teeny tiny pizza? They’ll make little fairy houses, pint-sized unicorn finger toppers, mini box books, face pots and ornaments. It’s all about being mini! Students will work with polymer clay to create miniature artwork, adding in some scaled down painting, printing, and sculpture for a huge amount of fun!

Magical Engineering
Kindergarten to third grade, $300
taught by a Play-Well TEKnology instructor
Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts.
Runs until 5pm

Basketball
third to fifth grade, $200
coached by a One on One instructor
Whether they are new to the sport or have some experience, students should come and play some fall hoops in this fun and engaging (and exhausting) program. Players will develop the fundamental skills of basketball through group and individual instruction in a supportive and encouraging environment. Half court games will emphasize the importance of working together as a team. 

Thursdays

eleven afternoons
September 12, 19, 26
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21

Electric Fab Lab
Kindergarten to third grade, $220
taught by the famous Mr.D aka Gary Deslaurier
In Electric Fab Lab, you’ll get to really make some connections!! Build a battery out of pennies, make some squishy circuits, create your own brush bot, and challenge your family in the steady hand game, plus more! Students will have batteries, motors, lights, everything they’ll need to learn about the flow of electricity.

Yoga
Kindergarten to third, $220
taught by a certified children’s yoga instructor Rachel from Create Power Yoga
Kids can benefit greatly from yoga. They become more flexible and build physical strength and body-awareness. As for adults, yoga can calm kids, enhance concentration, and reduce stress. Yoga practice also builds self-esteem by instilling confidence with new challenges and experiences in a compassionate environment. These children’s classes teach yoga basics, such as the importance of compassion rather than competition, deepening self-awareness, and practicing making choices, and keep kids focused through age-appropriate play, acting out poses and vinyasa (flow).

Math Games
second grade, no charge
run by Gordon parent Jaclyn Campos
Spend the afternoon playing math games like Swish, Labyrinth, Iota, Set, Rumnikub, Quirkle, and be challenged by math puzzles and mind benders. Space is limited.

Friday

nine afternoons
September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November 1, 8, 15, 22

ZOOmobile
Nursery to Kindergarten, $180 12:30 - 1:30pm
taught by a Roger Williams Zoo education specialist
Join friends from the Roger Williams Park Zoo and investigate the natural world through interactive games, activities, crafts and interactions with live animals. The Zoomobile brings small animals, biofacts (bones, fur, feathers) and other learning tools for students to explore. Through interaction and discussion, students are encouraged to participate actively in noticing and conserving elements of nature that most people miss.

Storytime yoga
Nursery to Kindergarten, $180 12:30 - 1:30pm
taught by certified children’s yoga instructor Petra Lehman from Create Power Yoga
These classes are a combination of movement and stories. Yoga poses and ideas are learned through reading, acting, dancing and music. Students will practice playful breathing, fun group and partner activities while learning tools to calm and quiet our bodies and minds. Yoga is a fun and playful way to support social, emotional, and physical well-being. Regular practice can improve behavior and focus, increase strength, flexibility, balance, and promote self-regulation. Petra brings years of experience teaching dance, movement, yoga and her love of theater and storytelling to create a unique experience for children. 

Young Rembrandts
Preschool to Kindergarten, $180 12:30 - 1:30pm
taught by artist Annie Deslaurier aka Mrs. D
A studio art class for the youngest artists. Students will study artwork by famous artists and illustrators such as Dale Chihuly and Leo Lionni and create art inspired by what they have seen or heard. A variety of materials will be available and explored for them to express their own creativity while learning about other artists.

Soccer
Preschool to Kindergarten, 12:30 – 1:30 and
first to fourth grade, 2:15 – 3:30pm, $180
coached by Sheldon Townsend and Mario Goncalves
Children will learn fundamentals of the beautiful game with guidance from resident soccer coaches. They will discover through small group play the value of team work, develop their skills and build confidence all in a fun, dynamic and energetic environment. Students new to the sport are encouraged to join as well as experienced children who want to build on the foundation they built in previous seasons.

Flag Football
third to sixth grades, $180 2:15 – 3:30pm
coached by Gordon parents Anthony Rust and Steve Craddock
Come have fun learning all about flag football. This enrichment is designed to introduce young athletes to the game and to assist more experienced players to further develop their talents. The program emphasizes learning skills, drills and playing games. The enrichment is run in a dynamic, competitive and safe environment.

Drone Education and Enrichment Program
fifth to eighth grades, $315
taught by Gordon’s Director of Technology Marlon Henry and
Brennon Viola of Ethereal Views Aerial Photography

Drone Education and Enrichment Program (DEEP) is a multi-week hands-on learning opportunity for students interested in deepening their understanding and skills in drone flight and aerial photography. The program is designed for small classes of six students. Each student will be provided a dedicated drone and all necessary flight and curriculum materials for the duration of the program. the goal is to share the joy of learning and developing skills integral to drone flight and photography while emphasizing safety and respect for individuals, property, and privacy. Space is extremely limited.