We have several partnerships for very interesting electives at The Juniper School!
We are proud and excited to introduce our newest partnerships:
This phenomenally talented staff of musicians will be offering electives in Orff, Percussion, Ukulele, String, Stomp, Singing, and various Bands throughout the school year. Your child will LOVE music the minute they start exploring with Stillwater!
Heidi and Kathryn share a common vision of kids experiencing the process of artistic expression and mindful self-management through authentic and fun art classes. Seed Studio will tailor electives to a K-2 Mindful Art course and a 3rd-5th concept-themed art medium class. They will also be integrated into making our school beautiful with beginning of the year, collaborative projects and year-long projects that focus on Juniper and our school community.
As you all know, Vivienne Yeagy, is a truly exceptional child care provider and active curriculum designer in our community. She will be offering a K-2 and an intensive 3rd-5th mountain biking experience in the fall and spring. *Students in this elective need to have basic bike riding skills in order to sign up.
Stay tuned as we add even more excellent partnerships!
If you or someone you know wants to offer instruction in an area of Art, Movement or Music, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is clear in everything we do...especially in our innovative electives model.
We believe that TJS students should have a choice in how they experience opportunities in Art, Movement and Music. And that that choice should be free through their public school.
We are offering 7 sessions, throughout the school year, of 4-6 week long electives courses. For each session, TJS students will choose which course in Art, Movement and Music they are most interested in exploring. 2 times per week for 45 minutes each time, TJS students will be immersed in their 3 electives-choice courses.
Our goal is to provide high-quality, effective, authentic and diverse choices that are free in our public, charter school. We believe that education and knowing yourself as a learner includes the arts and movement. The intention is that TJS students find talents and areas of interest that they didn’t know they had...and create a life-long love for these areas of interest!
The purpose of Nia for Kids is to inspire children to move freely in their body's way and to enhance physical and mental abilities through movement, music, and play. Combining music and movement we create magic through dance. I believe there is no “right” way to move only each persons unique body's way and that is perfect. I want to gift each child with encouragement and support to trust their body's way of moving and dancing as well as introduce new ways to cultivate new pathways. We will play with free movement, movement on the floor, learning Nia moves and combining moves for creative play and choreography.
Breakdown of the class:
Part 1 : 10 min. Name Game , in a circle, each child says their name and does a move with their body at the same time. The class then copies their move and says their name, and we repeat and add on as we move around the circle.
Part 2 , 15 min. 5 Stages on the Floor , This practice is to get each child to move through the 5 stages of developmental anatomy, namely, embryonic, creeping, crawling, standing and walking. I won’t go into the power of this practice except that it triggers neurons and cellular function for developing babies, children and adults as well who might have missed or skipped over a stage. Beginning on the floor we start in Embroyonic , rolling on the back, sides and front, like a baby, we say cooking all 4 sides. I don’t interfere or tell kids how to do it, I let them explore and play using the imagination, giving them images to play with, like being a seed. Then we move to Creeping , lizard-like, Crawling , bear-like, Standing , monkey-like. And finally Walking , human.
Part 3, 15-20 min. The last part of class we incorporate music and dance playing with freeze dance, new Nia move of the week, creative choreography, follow the leader and moving across the floor.