Enrichment Program



Been wishing for a PART-TIME option at WBNS?


Try our Enrichment Program!

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Ages:  5-7  K-2nd       Days:  Available Mondays & Wednesdays     Time:  9:30am-1:30pm      Cost:  Just $35 per day 

*Each group attends the weekly "Special Class", Forest Time, Lunch, and an Enrichment Activity
for a rich taste of life at Woodson Branch Nature School!

 

Current Specials Classes

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Mondays > ART

FALL BLOCK: AUGUST 27-NOVEMBER 12
 Unit: Hand-work which includes finger knitting, weaving, leather work, natural dying, and more!

SPRING BLOCK: FEBRUARY 4 - APRIL 15 
Unit: 2-Dimentional Design which includes drawing and painting with color mixing and more!  


SUMMER BLOCK: MAY 6 - JUNE 24
Unit: 3-Dimentional Design which includes sculpture, building, wood-working and more!    

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Wednedays

Agriculture

Our Agriculture Program incorporates the world of plants and animals in harmony.  At WBNS we are a "teach" and "feed" site designed to guide students in the art of learning to feed oneself as a means to feed the entire community.  We learn all about where our food comes from, how to grow it in a wide vairety of spaces, how to harvest and prepare it for consumption, and share the bounty with our neighbors in need.  The seasonal blocks are the same as the Art blocks above.  A more detailed layout of the included topics will be ready in August.

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Daily schedule

9:30am -10am Centering & Group Time

10am-10:30am Specials Class

10:30pm-11:30pm Enrichment Activity

11:30pm-12:00pm Lunch

12:00pm - 1:30pm Forest Time



DEescription of Daily Happenings

 

Specials Classes
Enrichment students join the full curriculum students for Specials classes which are taught by our expert elementary Art and Agriculture teachers.  This is wonderful time to learn some new concepts in the subject area, as they learn about who they are in a group setting and without the pressure of assessment.  It's all about the journey!

Lunch

We eat lunch altogether at noon each day. This is a fantastic time for Enrichment students to make connections with the full curriculum students as they share a meal together. Lovely, delicious and nutritious lunches are prepared and offered each day by Ja & Liesl for just $5.    


Questions?   Application?

simply email:  ddelisle@madisoncclc.org

 

Enrichment Activities

Enrichment students break off from the whole school group for an extension project that is designed to enhance the Specials Class lessons of the day. Each age group has an Enrichment Teacher who will accompany them through their day and prepare these thoughtful projects. This is a wonderful time where they build their group community and make deeper connections to the content of their Special Class.

Forest Time
Students will have time experiencing the 20 acres of pristine woods with multiple hiking trails and creeks with endless waterfalls, learning about forestry, trail maintenance, plant and tree identification, creek care and pooling, animal tracking, and woods shelters.