Lextended Day has an array of specialist teachers in a variety of entertaining and educational disciplines. They will visit each site once a week, sharing their passions regularly with your children.
Science and the Natural World
Students participating in Science and the Natural World at Lextended Day will explore how the world around us works and how we fit into it. Through direct observation, experimentation and creative problem solving students will enjoy an exciting, hands-on journey into the natural phenomena that shape our lives and make our planet such an amazing place.
Utilizing both indoor and outdoor spaces, the program will incorporate outdoor education strategies and curriculum elements as kids learn about local flora, fauna and weather patterns. The Science and the Natural World program at Lextended Day seeks to foster a spirit of inquiry, and sense of wonder while leading students on an exploration of the interconnectedness of people, plants, animals and natural forces
Bio coming soon!
Live Action Role Playing (LARP)
LARP is a type of role-playing game where the players physically act out their characters, interacting with one another while assuming the personas of the characters they create. Together with one or more storytellers to fill in the rest of the characters, world, and narrative, the players interactively engage in creating a story with the storytellers and each other.
Paul Spanagel has been playing in imaginary worlds as his primary occupation since the tender age of six. He earned his master's degree in informal learning at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, and worked for six years as part of the staff team at the Wizards & Warriors summer camp through Guard Up! in Burlington, three of which he served as their Director of Logistics and head plot writer. Just this last summer, he reprised his LARP storytelling role as director of logistics/plot for Dragon's Haven, a new teen summer camp in Spencer. He truly believes in the power of stories to shape how we interact with the world, and how we see ourselves.
Theatre gives children an outlet to explore skills that will stay with them for life! Some of these skills will lead to participation in theatre as adults (onstage, backstage, as an audience member supporting the arts!) other skills may aid students in things like public speaking, creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork.
The Drama programming will offer a wide array of activities including performing (short and long productions), designing (sets, props, costumes, sound), puppetry, improvisation, play writing, auditioning techniques, mask work, movement, and other activities sparked by the children! Some of these activities could take the form of one afternoon of letting our imaginations run wild. Others might take the form of building skills on a week to week basis for a given period of time with the possibility of a final project such as a short performance, pretend professional audition or designer showcase.
The number one goal is to have fun! Alongside this, the aims for this program include creating a love and appreciation for the outdoors while developing respect for other living things through mindfulness, knowledge, and understanding. Children will learn life skills, build stronger executive functioning skills, develop leadership, enhance their problem-solving abilities, and use their senses - all while being active! Children will engage in both unstructured free play time and team-building games and initiatives run both indoors and out.
Bio coming soon!
Our new cooking program will teach the students how to cook recipes from both their own backyard and from around the world, all the while using their math skills as they help weigh and measure ingredients. Additional topics covered will range from the history of food, to how fruits and vegetables are grown, to the manufacturing of their favorite snacks. By the end of the year we hope the children will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge in cooking/food preparation, show understanding of nutrition, and will have broadened their taste bud horizon!
Position currently open.
Robotics and Coding
What does the saying "Reading is fundamental" have to do with Robotics and Coding? Both emphasize developing literacy and exploration! We live in an increasingly technology and machine centered world. Not only is learning about robotics and coding important but it's also exciting and imaginative. In the new program, students will develop technological literacy in ways that enhance abilities in self expression, collaboration, and celebration in fun and creative ways.
Position currently open.