Fall CFD – Learn

Chess for Kids
For boys and girls in grades 2 – 6
Chess is an old game that can be learned by young children.  Waging a war on an 8×8 grid can be fun and carries many benefits for learning and development. Chess players learn to use high-order thinking skills, analyze actions and consequences, and visualize future problems. Students gain insight into the nature of competition and strengthen patience, perseverance and grit. Students in the course will learn basic rules and strategies for playing and completing chess games.

Instructor: Dr. Barry Shealy, FPD Assistant Headmaster
Dates: Thursdays, September 7 – November 30
(no class November 23)
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: FPD Media Center
Cost: $50

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DUPLO Fun
For boys and girls in grades 3K – K
Dig into a pile of brightly colored  DUPLO bricks! Engaging models based on farm animals are the beginning of the Bricks4Kidz preschool curriculum. Each week children build a simple model while practicing essential preschool skills including letter recognition, patterning, colors, counting, fine motor skills, position, and ordering.

Instructor: Tom & Cris Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz Instructors
Dates: Wednesdays, September 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $75

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LEGO WeDo
For boys and girls in grades 1 – 3
Experience cutting-edge technology with the introduction of LEGO WeDo Robotics. Students will incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software to program their commands. Our endless lists of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics.

Instructor: Tom & Cris Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz Instructors
Session 1: Mondays, September 11, 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23
Session 2 : Mondays, October 30, November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11
Time: 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $100 per session

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EV3 Robotics
For boys and girls in grades 4 – 6
Experience cutting-edge technology with the introduction of LEGO EV3 Robotics.  Students will incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software to program their commands. Our endless lists of builds is sure to provide the complete fundamental components of robotics.

Instructor: Tom Birmingham, Bricks 4 Kidz
Session 1 (Intro): Wednesdays, September 6, 13, 20, 27, October 4, 11
Session 2 (Advanced): Wednesdays, October 18, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6
Time:  3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: FPD Classroom
Cost: $100 per session

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