With the majority of camps and programs in our area cancelled this summer, many families are left uncertain how they can help their children continue to grow in particular interests and hobbies. As an effort to serve our families during this unprecedented time, I am excited to announce that Clapham School will provide club offerings for the first two weeks of June.
These clubs will occur Monday-Friday, June 1-12. They will consist of daily Zoom gatherings along with opportunities for projects and activities. Each club will cost $50 (or a maximum fee of $100/family).
The grade levels listed below refer to a student’s “rising” grade level. For example, “C5” refers to “Class Five for the 2020-2021 school year.” For a club to occur, a minimum of five students will need to register. It is possible the school will offer more clubs throughout the summer, but no decision has been made at this point.
Interested parents can fill out the registration form here. For logistical purposes, please register no later than Tuesday, May 26th.
Instructor: Mrs. Steel
Zoom Schedule: 10:00-10:30 AM daily
Description: Using your hands to create something beautiful is a gift not only for yourself but others. In this workshop, Mrs. Steel will teach you how to make beautiful perforated cards that utilize words from scripture. You will also discover how to make a “quilt” on your window. Supplies needed include a push pin, colored paper, tape, and five pieces of felt.
Instructor: Mrs. Yiesla
Zoom Schedule: 10:30-11:15 AM daily
Description: Together we will challenge ourselves to paint, draw, create, or sculpt 9 different subjects over 10 days. We’ll have a daily Zoom meeting to show off creations from the day before and to receive the new art challenge. The idea is to be challenged by a wide variety of subjects, to experiment with whatever art materials you may have at home already, and to be inspired to find and capture in art the everyday beauty in our homes. [Expectations: students (with parental assistance as needed) will be able to create art at home, photograph it, and upload it to Google Photos each day.]
Instructor: Mrs. Quinn
Zoom Schedule: 1:00-2:00 PM daily
Description: Are Jane Austen’s novels relevant today? Join me in studying the historical context, material culture, and reception history of Jane Austen and her novels. If you have ever wondered if there is more to Jane Austen than romance, prepare to have your questions answered! We will read sections of scholarly articles and her novels to delve into her world and insights. While most of our work will be completed in our Zoom classes, students are encouraged to read outside of the class!
Instructor: Mr. Atchison
Zoom Schedule: 9:00-9:45 AM daily
Description: We are truly living in historically unprecedented times. In the midst of a presidential election year, a global pandemic threatens physical and economic well-being of countries across the world. Meanwhile the stock market continues to oscillate and global tensions between the United States and China are on the rise. In “Current Events of the 21st Century” we will analyze and discuss various trends in the world today from a non-partisan perspective. Through this experience, we will seek to grow in our understanding of the world around us and consider our duty as members of a rapidly changing society.