I have said before that CLC is not your traditional school, therefore, it shouldn't come as a surprise that we have a unique way of getting our students their gym, music, and art credits. On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons we offer "Specials". Specials time consists of 1 and 2 hour long classes in many areas of art, physical fitness, music, and communication. Because we offer so many different classes in one school year, I will spare you the long-winded blog and only showcase a few of our pretty awesome specials classes.
1. Cake Decorating
In this class they will work with buttercream, royal icing, modeling chocolate, and fondant. They learn how to design and then execute fancy cookies and cupcakes that will be sold at school events. On the last day they will put all their newly learned decorating skills to use when they make their own mini cake. 11 weeks in icing heaven for these kids!
In this class, students use laptops & cameras with a variety of materials such as clay, pen & paper, paper cut-outs, toys and even fellow students to create and edit a stop motion animation movie.
|Clay ready to be animated|
3. Rock Band
One of our most popular classes here at CLC! The class is recommended for students who have some experience with an instrument. The bands practice all term on a few songs then they perform at school functions. I've heard everything from the classics (Queen, Journey) to Top 20 (Adele) coming out of that band room!
4. Food for Thought
In this class, students learn about 'whole foods' by going on field trips to local farms, stores, and restaurants as well as hearing guest speakers talk about nutrition and sustainable agriculture. The class also cooks favorite foods and new foods using ingredients that are not processed.
|Food for Thought class|
|Homemade Strawberry Jam and Sun Bread|