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After School Activities - Fall 2018

Our Semester One After-School-Activities Program begins on Sunday, September 30, 2018 and will end on Thursday, December 07, 2018. The program duration will be 10 weeks and all activities will consist of 10 participatory classes.This inclusive program includes a variety of activities based upon student interest. Our after school activities allow children to socialize with others, to have fun and to learn new skills.

Please see the activity list below to view activity titles, dates and descriptions. Please note that After School Activities for Kindergarten students will begin in Term 2. Also, there will be no after school activities for students in our Early Years Program.  

Registration for each After School Activity begins on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. Please click the following link to register ES ASA Lottery Form. The final date to register will be Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. when the site will close. A minimum of 8 participants is required for an activity to run. Remember that space is limited.

  • On Thursday, September 27, 2018, a list of names identifying participants in each respective activity will be sent to all participants.  
  • This year, all After School Programs are free of charge. Students will be limited to 3 choices. Registration does not guarantee your first choice spot, but 1 of your top 3 choices.

Please choose your child’s after school activity with care. We want your child to have a wonderful after school experience, so please make sure that the chosen activity is one that your child shows interest.

Most activities meet once a week from 3:00 - 3:55 pm.  For those parents picking up children, we ask that pick up be done promptly at 3:55 pm. Bus transportation is available for those students who regularly ride the bus.

After School Activity Registration Timeline:

  • Click on the following link on or after Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at 10 a.m. to register for activities:
  • Registration is ongoing and closes Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. 
  • Class assignments will be sent Thursday, September 27 2018

Please Note:

  • If your child is unable to attend his/ her after school activity, please notify Abeer Dajani, before 2:00 pm, at adajani@acsamman.edu.jo or by cell phone at #079-943-3855.
  • If your child usually rides the bus, but will not be riding due to alternate arrangements, please notify adajani@acsamman.edu.jo before 2:00 PM. This is an imperative step as we want to ensure that all students arrive home in a timely fashion and that the buses are not waiting for your child.

Looking forward to a lot of laughter, joy and learning after school.

Donna Palmer-Dodds
​Assistant Principal - Elementary
ddodds@acsamman.edu.jo

Sunday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Recycled Art Start collecting those odd shaped cans, unusual bottle tops, fascinating boxes, breath-taking buttons and much more. We are going to work together to create a work of art that will stun all audiences. For the  first class, a number of recycled objects will be presented to the students. These pieces will act to inspire the students to search for other items at home, in the neighborhood or through out our school. Students will review all collected items and will determine how to best display and create. Classic artistic materials will be integrated into the finished product. The culminating project will be 100% student driven.

1 - 2

Early Years Room
Taekwondo Students will be introduced to basic stances, kicks, blocks and punches along with proper footwork and the various forms of self-defense. Students will also learn about the sport, its rules, the required discipline and fair play. Uniforms can be purchased from the instructor. 1 - 5

ES Basement Gym

Kids Yoga Groovy Kids Yoga is a program which combines yoga, joy and movement in a fun, innovative and non- competitive way. Students will be learning the upward facing dog, mermaid, star and flower pose as well as many others. Students will also be introduced to healthy lifestyle habits to set the foundation for a fit future. 3 - 5 Multi-purpose Room
Fun Science Science is awesome and we are bringing this awesomeness to our ACS After School Activities Program. Students will be introduced to basic scientific concepts through simple and safe DIY science experiments. No further details will be given because we do not want to ruin any of our tricks. 1 - 2 Room 108
Beginner Saxophone and Clarinet Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group sax and clarinet music lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near beginners only.

Note: The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons cost 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

5 Band Room
Beginner Flute Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group flute music lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near beginners only.

Note: The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons cost 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

5 Band Room
Beginner Percussion Group Music Lessons

Students receive a 40-minute small group percussion lesson from a professional musician and teacher. This activity is for beginners and near beginners only.

Note:The 10-week block of 40-minute lessons cost 100JD and is paid up front, directly to the teacher. Students will need to bring their own instrument.

5 Band Room
Monday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Recycled Art Start collecting those odd shaped cans, unusual bottle tops, fascinating boxes, breath-taking buttons and much more. We are going to work together to create a work of art that will stun all audiences. For the  first class, a number of recycled objects will be presented to the students. These pieces will act to inspire the students to search for other items at home, in the neighborhood or through out our school. Students will review all collected items and will determine how to best display and create. Classic artistic materials will be integrated into the finished product. The culminating project will be 100% student driven 3 - 5 Early Years Room
Karaoke Kids This activity is offered for those students who likes singing.. It give students opportunities to sing their favorite songs and learn new. We will work on basic vocal skills as sound projection, breath support, vocalizations, pitch matching as well as build confidence in singing solo for audience and use microphone properly. 3 - 5 Room 109
Swim Lessons - Bus students

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

*Bus use required.

1 - 2 Pool
Swim Lessons -
Students who do not take the bus

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning to breaststroke.

* Parent must pick up student after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

1 - 2 Pool
Swim Conditioning - Bus students

Students will practice strokes they already know by doing an age appropriate swim practice.  Prerequisites: students should already know how to swim extended freestyle with side breathing and backstroke for 25 meters as well as do the breaststroke, including the kick, correctly.  

*Bus use required.

1 - 2 Pool
Swim Conditioning - Students who do not take the bus

Students will practice strokes they already know by doing an age appropriate swim practice.  Prerequisites: students should already know how to swim extended freestyle with side breathing and backstroke for 25 meters as well as do the breaststroke correctly including the kick.

*Parent must pick up student after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

1 - 2 Pool
Beginning Coding Have you ever wondered how iPad apps and games are designed? Using iPads and games students will learn simple programming skills.  Students will learn the basics and then have an opportunity to put their skills to the test and design their own games and creations. 3 - 5 Room 316
Stop Motion Animation Stop motion animation is a filming technique in which objects (such as clay models) are photographed in a series of slightly different positions so that the objects seem to move. Our filmmakers will create a story map, create the setting, and film the short story. The end result will be a short stop motion video that can be shared with family and friends. 3 - 5 Room 235
Peer Tutoring Students who would like to receive additional support in specific academic areas will be tutored by carefully screened ACS High School Students under the supervision of a qualified educator. This after school activity will allow for one on one focused learning. 3 - 5 Main LC

 

Tuesday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Sewing Students will be introduced to the basics of sewing starting with learning to thread a needle. Students will then learn to sew on buttons and will progress to making simple crafts including toys and puppets using embroidery and various stitches. 2 - 4 Room 106
Ukulele/Guitar

This activity is intended to give students with varying levels of ability a chance to play music together with others. We will work on some basic instruction such as tuning the instrument, strumming patterns, and chords, using various songs. We will also look at where to find free, helpful tools on the internet, so students can improve their skills.


Required:  Students must provide their own instrument and be willing to practice at home between sessions. (4th Grade students will have a ukulele provided by ACS as it is part of their regular class instruction.)  Students who do not practice at all will find that they cannot move forward and will not enjoy playing with a group.
3 - 5 Room 111
Table Tennis Table tennis is also known as ping pong. Students will learn the basics of the game including the how to serve and return the ball, how to lob and perhaps master the spin. Students will learn about the proper grip, basic footwork and come to understand the effect the spin has off of the paddle. Lots of exciting games will also strengthen skills. Students will be involved in tournament play. 3 - 5 Stage in Gym
Board Games Have fun learning, interacting and playing fun board games to strengthen your mental and cooperative skills. Games such as: Jenga, Monopoly, Taboo, battle ship, Scrabble Junior, Uno, Candyland, and Headbands. 1 - 2 Room 107
Board Games Have fun learning, interacting and playing fun board games to strengthen your mental and cooperative skills. Games such as: Jenga, Monopoly, Taboo, battle ship, Scrabble Junior, Uno, Candyland, and Headbands. 3 - 5 Room 105
Soccer - Coed Students will improve ball control, develop technical speed, strengthen passing skills, learn the importance of first touch, improve on dribbling, shooting and juggling as well as participate in fun- filled scrimmages. 3 - 5 Playing Field
Cooking There is nothing that will make children prouder than serving a dish that they made, on their own, to their family. Our class will be filled with delicious no-bake recipes that will keep kids excited about learning to cook. All treats are healthy too! 1 - 2 Staff Room
Peace for Kids The purpose of this After School Activity is to examine the concept of peace and then to create peace through youth leadership activities, community service, developing global friendships and participating in thoughtful acts of kindness. 3 - 5 Room 311
Mini MakersSpace (Lunch Time)

Mini MakersSpace is an opportunity for students to gather and collaborate, build, create, and use their imagination while working with a variety of materials and resources. We currently offer arts-n-crafts, puzzles, Brain Flakes, geometrical building magnets, straws and connectors, Legos, board games, playing cards, iPads, and more.

Mini MakersSpace is available to students of all ages on Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunch recess.

1 - 5 ES- LC

 

Wednesday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
LEGO Club Like building things? Can you replicate a model? Do you like to problem solve, organize and plan? Join the Lego Club for some building fun. Learn how to build things while thinking in three dimensions; enhance your communication and critical thinking while working with friends. 1 - 2 Room 106
Arabic Arts and Crafts

Ready for a fantastic crafting session? We have a lot of engaging arts and crafts activities for kids.

Our aim is to make crafting fun and exciting using supplies most households already have at hand.

Crafting with kids has many benefits. Crafting is good for hand-eye coordination, coloring crafts help with pencil grip and let’s not forget the development of fine motor coordination skills. Crafting creations also helps to  build self-confidence and focuses on the sense of self expression. The most important benefit is the strong bonds that you create with other crafters.

1 - 2 Room 112
Arabic Arts and Crafts Students will be introduced to a variety of Arabic Art and handicrafts. They will learn, explore and discover new ways of thinking as they create Fine Arts and basic crafts. Splashes of Arabic language will also be integrated into each session. 3 - 5 Room 114
Gardening Club Students will learn how to grow and care for plants. We will be working in both the greenhouse and ES garden spaces. It’s a great way to green up the school and to learn about the important role that  plants play in our environment as well as learning about where our food comes from! 3 - 5 Room 310
Changemakers When students learn to be empathetic, they develop the skills to see different points of view (a key part of becoming a critical thinker!). Through the Changemakers Club, students will consider multiple perspectives and learn that we are stronger together. When kids have a clear sense of their values, they are able to envision and create a better world. The Changemakers Club will allow students to experience knowledge in action and will learn that their voices matter. During the course of the club sessions, students will explore their core values, passions and interests and tap into opportunities to make positive change in their world! 3 - 5 Room 309
Boys Basketball Students will learn and develop basic basketball skills. The program will cover shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism, defense as well as positional play.They will also get an opportunity to participate in a variety of shooting games and take part in friendly competition. 3 - 5 Gym
Girls Basketball Yes...just for girls! Students will learn and develop basic and fundamental basketball skills. The program will cover dribbling, shooting, ball handling, passing, athleticism, defense as well as positional play.They will also get an opportunity to participate in a variety of shooting games and take part in friendly competition. There will be some drills, some skill games and informal scrimmages. All skill and experience levels are welcome. 4 - 5 Gym
Soccer - Coed Students will improve ball control, develop technical speed, strengthen passing skills, learn the importance of first touch, improve on dribbling, shooting and juggling as well as participate in fun- filled scrimmages. 3 - 5 Playing Field
Swim Lessons - Bus students

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning  to breaststroke.

*Bus use required.

3 - 5 Pool
Swim Lessons -
Students who do not take the bus

Students will learn how to swim.  Students will be placed in an appropriate leveled group for learning how to swim.  Prerequisites: students must be comfortable in the water, learning strokes, side breathing, doing the backstroke and learning to breaststroke.

* Parent must pick up student after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

3 - 5 Pool
Swim Conditioning - Bus students

Students will practice strokes they already know by doing an age appropriate swim practice.  Prerequisites: students should already know how to swim extended freestyle with side breathing and backstroke for 25 meters as well as do the breaststroke, including the kick, correctly.  

*Bus use required.

3 - 5 Pool
Swim Conditioning - Students who do not take the bus

Students will practice strokes they already know by doing an age appropriate swim practice.  Prerequisites: students should already know how to swim extended freestyle with side breathing and backstroke for 25 meters as well as do the breaststroke correctly including the kick.

*Parent must pick up student after school, supervise before lessons start, and provide transportation home.

3 - 5 Pool
Thursday Activities
Activity Description Grades Location
Destination Imagination

Is a carefully crafted activity that inspires students to imagine, create and innovate. It is a hands on learning experience. Destination Imagination encourages students to be curious through challenge. It encourages and teaches students to collaborate and communicate with teammates in order to solve a specific problem. Students who participate will develop patience, flexibility, persistence and respect for the ideas of others as well as their own. Let the fun begin and the imagination flow!

4 - 5 Room 104
Robotics Students will begin by learning about robots and the concepts of basic movement. They will then move on to learn how to add sensors to their robots. They will continue to explore and will dig deep into the mechanics and design of various robotic pieces. The ultimate goal will be to learn how to design, build and program their own robot. 1 - 2 Room 110
Mini MakersSpace (Lunch Time)

Mini MakersSpace is an opportunity for students to gather and collaborate, build, create, and use their imagination while working with a variety of materials and resources. We currently offer arts-n-crafts, puzzles, Brain Flakes, geometrical building magnets, straws and connectors, Legos, board games, playing cards, iPads, and more.

Mini MakersSpace is available to students of all ages on Tuesdays & Thursdays at lunch recess.

1 - 5 ES LC
Fencing Fencing is a multifaceted discipline giving the fencer a workout that requires strength, cardiovascular endurance and mental skills. The focus is on basic footwork, balance, blade work, mobility and hand-eye coordination exercises. Your child will learn the fundamentals of how to fence. The activity will take place in a safe, structured and enjoyable environment. 3 - 5 Cafeteria
Fun Science/Engineering Engineering brings science, technology, engineering and math to kids in a fun and challenging way. This after school activity inspires children to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on learning. Students will focus on project-based activities while coming to an understanding of the basic principles of electrical, structural, and mechanical engineering concepts. There will interactive team and individual activities. 3 - 5 Room 116