Intersession classes are optional classes that are taught by teachers who want to explore an art or science topic in more depth. These are fee based classes that often combine grade levels for a fun learning experience. Students who choose not to register for an intersession class have that time off school.
Intersession classes run from 8:00 am-3:00 pm Monday, May 18 through Thursday, May 21. There will be regular busing offered but school lunch will not be served – so students will need to pack a lunch every day.
Parents are asked to choose a first and second choice class. In the event that your first choice class reaches capacity, or is cancelled due to low enrollment, you will be contacted before your child is put into his/her second choice class.
The deadline for all intersession class registrations is Monday, April 20. If you have any questions about intersession you can email Ms. Kresh
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Class: Discovering Nature with Crafts
Teacher: Ms. Morgan & Ms. Hoppe
Description: Come join us as we learn about and enjoy the great outdoors with nature-based arts and crafts, and treks on our very own walking trail. We’ll explore the library to help us learn more about animals and nature, and spend time playing outside and enjoying the sunshine! We’ll also be heading out to the Tamarack Nature Center for a hands-on adventure!
Class: Space Camp
Teacher: Ms. Cunningham & Ms. Carviou
Description: 3… 2…1… Blast off! Are you ready to LAUNCH into an exciting week of space related activities? Come along with us as we EXPLORE space through art projects and science experiments! We can’t wait to train our astronauts for their field trip to “space”!
Class: Minnesota Nature Explorers
Teacher: Ms. Behning & Ms. Metty
Room: 119 & 121
Description: Join Mrs. Behning and Mrs. Metty for a nature-based learning class that will be focused on plants and wildlife native to Minnesota. This class will primarily be held outdoors. Students will learn through a variety of hands-on activities and exploration. Students will enhance their appreciation and respect for nature around us!
Class: Health and Wellness Camp
Teacher: Ms. Palecek & Ms. Luke
Description: Join Ms. Palecek and Ms. Luke for a fun filled week learning about health and wellness! Some topics we will focus on are healthy eating, proper rest, and moving your body. We will be creating place-mats, planting seeds, learning yoga, trying delicious recipes, and much more! Please note that kids will be tasting a variety of foods during the week, and it might not be the right class for someone with food allergies.
Class: Animal Adventures
Teacher: Ms. Whitsell & Ms. LaBate
Description: Come join Animal Adventures! This class includes outdoor activities, crafts, exploring different animal characteristics, and a field trip to the zoo!
Class: STEAM with LEGO
Teacher: Ms. Theisen
Description: Science with LEGO, Technology with LEGO, Engineering, Art, and Math with LEGO. Students will participate in a variety of activities that encourage STEAM values. Students will be encouraged to create and interact with technology and explore the world around them through a hands-on approach that promotes playful learning. Through cooperation students will solve problems and learn from mistakes. And all of this will be accomplished by playing with LEGO!
Class: We are SEW cool!
Teacher: Ms. Doris
Description: Learn to sew with Ms. Doris! Students will each make a pair of pajama pants and some other little surprises using hand sewing techniques and sewing machines. Children will make their own pattern, choose their fabric, and be proud of their final product! Join this super fun class!
Class: DaVinci Mural 2020
Teacher: Ms. Gordhamer & Ms. Stempinski
Description: Join the second annual DaVinci Community Mural Intersession class and learn the basics of creating a collaborative mural. Students will learn how to work together to paint a large scale mural with acrylic paints that focuses on sharing the arts within our community. Our field trip this year will be to tour Tivoli Too, Inc. where they created the famous Peanuts characters displayed in Twin Cities communities.
Class: Outdoor Exploration
Teacher: Ms. Arboleda & Ms. Gable
Description: Do you love the outdoors? We will spend time getting in touch with nature by hiking, exploring, and creating art made from nature! Come explore with us!
Class: YMCA Camp Icaghowan
Teacher: Mrs. Severson & Ms. Talledge & Profe Lenny
Description: Are you ready for camp? Join this intersession for three days immersed in nature at Camp Icaghowan on Lake Wapogasset near Amery, Wisconsin. We’ll spend time outdoors participating in team building, sports, and art activities. Canoeing and kayaking on the lake, hanging out with friends, creating keepsakes, and making memories are all on the agenda. This intersession is offered for third, fourth, and fifth grade students.
Class: Art of Creative Storytelling & Game Design
Teacher: Mr. Mueggenberg & Ms. Young
Description: It’s time to open the vault of your mind! Do you have a creative imagination and a passion for board games? This is a chance to explore that wealth of ideas. In this class, we will explore both story themes and game mechanics. Our goals include collaboratively building new table-top games, DM training, and crafting our own unique adventure stories. In order to jump-start the imagination, we plan to visit Fantasy Flight Games, a board game development company based in Roseville. Shuffle that deck of cards, polish those dice, keep your colored pencils sharp – and your wits sharper!
Class: Fundamentals of Golf
Teacher: Mr. Slechta & Mr. Reinholz
Description: We will be practicing the fundamentals of golf in this class! Spend time on the driving range, putting green, and the golf course at Majestic Oaks with Mr. Slechta and Mr. Reinholz. This class is designed for anyone who maybe interested in playing golf. Join us to work on your swing technique and improve your game!
Class: Broadway Bound
Teacher: Ms. Neis & Mr. Mike Jones
Room: PAC, Choir Room, Band Room
Description: DaVinci Academy of Arts and Science is proud to present a musical theatre intensive, titled Broadway Bound for intersession 2020. This intersession class will conclude with a 90 min production, open to family and the community, on Thursday, May 21.
Class: Film Making
Teacher: Mr. Melander & Mr. Retterath
Description: In this class, we will explore techniques used by celebrated film makers and create our own movie. Students can be writers, actors, make-up artists, directors, and editors for a likely Oscar-worthy artistic creation.
Class: Camping Skills 101
Teacher: Ms. Buzzelli
Room: Science Lab
Description: Can you start a fire without matches? Can you make a rope out of the materials around you? What foods can you eat in the wild? These and many other basic camping and survival skills will be introduced, including orienteering and emergency shelter building. This hands-on course will take place both indoors and outdoors with a possible overnight camp-out (depending upon interest). We will include some plant identification for safe and unsafe plants and animal identification from scat and tracks. We will also practice some campfire cooking and enjoy the results.
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