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REGISTER SOON for FALL 2016 CLASSES AT YOUR SCHOOL!

 

storybook duplo creations!

Storybook Duplo for ages 3 to 5

and Storybook Lego for grades K-1

Think outside the box and return to the days when Legos didn’t come in kits, and all the instructions came out of kids’ heads. Our Storybook Duplo class is an excellent marriage of storytelling and literacy with the world of engineering!

The instructor will read a story at the beginning of each class session, then help the kids build Duplo characters and scenes from the story. (Duplo blocks are the perfect size for little hands!) We’ll make dinosaurs, giraffes and more! If your child can imagine it, s/he can make it!

Our Storybook Lego class follows the same format as Storybook Duplo, with two exceptions. We’ll use different stories and regular-sized Lego bricks!

 

What is STEAM?

Perhaps you’ve heard of STEAM. It is  STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) + Arts. Here at The Great Adventure Lab we have several STEAM classes including Storybook Science for K-1, Video Game Programming for grades 3 to 5, 3-D design (in pilot for grades 4-5) and now, Storybook Lego and Duplo!

All of these classes place storytelling and design at the center of our engineering and/or programming. Kids love stories. In our classes, it’s a short step from there to loving science, technology and engineering!

You can read more about STEAM here.

  • After school class format & pricing

    Seven 60-min. meetings, once per week. Minimum 11 students, max 14. We provide one instructor and one aide for a student-adult ratio of 7:1. We provide for use during class: all materials needed to build projects.

    After school tuition: $115 per student. Evening tuition $120. Helpful parent aide receives free tuition.  Scholarships: Yes, when your PTA organizes the class.  Details here.

  • Homeschool class format & pricing

    Get together a group of at five students, and we can send an instructor to teach this class in your home during school hours, in the evening, or on the weekend! Seven 60-min classes, min 5/max 8 students, $145 per student, 1 instructor, no aide.

    We handle registration and payment, all you have to do is enjoy the class! Contact us for more info!

  • Areas of exploration

    Geography, Physics, Storytelling, 3-D Spatial Visualization..
  • How to Register

    After school classes are only open to students who attend the hosting school. Register through your school /PTA.

    If your school/ PTA does not offer our classes, invite us!

    Evening classes are open to students from any school. Register here.

    Form a private class in your home with as few as five students! Seven 60-min classes, min 5/max 8 students, $145 per student, free tuition for host with minimum of five paying students. Contact us for more info!