It’s dismissal and apart from the buzz of busyness, jackets being pulled on, and shared laughter, there are also excited murmurs.
“I can’t wait for Makerspace after school!”
“Running Club is going to be crazy awesome. We’re running around all of Chicago!”
“I signed up for cooking class because my mom wants me to make dinner from now on.”
Our spring session of after school classes (for ages 5 to 14) is underway, and the children were ready to dive into a variety of activities including gardening, chess, cooking, running and set design. In the past, we've offered robotics, anime, ballet, hip-hop, and playwriting.
At Alcuin, our after school classes provide a wide variety of options whether the child wants to hone in on already developing skills, or try something new in a safe environment. We've heard the children exclaim, “This class is amazing!” or “I am getting so good at chess. I can now beat my dad.” Their happiness is palpable.
The after school classes at Alcuin aren’t just about “something to do after school.” The children bring in their passion, energy, and creativity into each class. Children enjoy problem-solving, working with their hands, building and inventing while further developing their cooperative working skills. Oh, and did we also mention they also have fun?
A blog by various Alcuin staff members.