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
Save the Bay has been cancelled due to low enrollment

Wednesdays

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

Mini Madness
Mini Madness is full. Sorry!

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
Electric Fab Lab is closed! Sorry!
 

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
Math Games is full, sorry!

Friday

nine afternoons
September 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18
November 8, 15, 22
No enrichments November 1st!

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
Storytime yoga is full. Sorry!

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
Drone photography is full. Sorry!