Over the weekend, the descriptions for the enrichment clusters went home with our 4th and 5th grade students. This week in class, they will rank their top four choices and they are guaranteed placement in one of those four choices. The students will find out what enrichment cluster they are in when clusters begin on Friday morning, October 11(nothing wrong with a little suspense).
Until then, you can read the variety of descriptions below. We are excited to offer nineteen different enrichment clusters to our 4th and 5th grade students. Enrichment clusters are another thing that sets LME apart.
Bonding with Chemistry: Do you like to get your hands dirty and explore through a chemist’s eyes? Have you ever wondered how crystals are formed? Are you a curious person? If so, come join us and discover what it’s all about!
Games! Games! Games! Do you have some favorite games that you would like to introduce to friends? Are there some new games you'd like to learn to play? Board games, card games, and much more! Join us for Games! Games! Games!
Clay Creators: What can you make with clay? What is the name for the study of clay? In this cluster you will explore the nature of clay, how it connects, use real artist tools to make pottery and 3-D sculptures.
Cooking Around the World: Do you love watching cooking shows? Have you ever wanted to create those dishes on your own? Are you interested in learning about how foods are prepared in other countries? You can try out new recipes, learn recipes from different parts of the world, and explore ways to teach others about what you have learned. We will also find ways we can share our love of cooking with others by sharing recipes, developing a cooking show, or by preparing food for others.
Into the Wild: Citizen Scientists! Are you interested in using the latest apps and coolest technology to explore the pulse of life in our preserve that will help researchers throughout the world? If so, grab one of our tablets earmarked for outdoor learning and meet me at the gate to the Preserve -- this cluster is really gonna be WILD!
LME Computer Institute: Do you love learning about COMPUTERS? Would you like to learn how to do new and amazing things with them? Would you like to open a computer and learn more about what’s inside? Then come explore with us at the LME Computer Institute! Enter the world of information technology!
Web...Web....Websites! Do you enjoy spending time on the web? Are you interested in technology? Then it's time you created your own site. Yes, I'm talking about building and designing your very own website! As of today there are over 252,000,000 websites world wide. 1 in 10 people have a website of their own. In this cluster you will receive creative website design advice, webdo's and don'ts and ultimately create your very own WIX site.
Awesome Authors Cluster: Do you like to express yourself in writing? Do you love fantasy or fiction books? Do you enjoy making up stories? If you said, “Yes!” to these questions then join the “Awesome Authors Cluster” and put your imagination to work!
Printing Imagination Station: Do you like working with your hands? Does designing and creating your own original art interest you? Then this is the cluster for you. In this enrichment cluster you’ll learn the art of screen and other types of printing. What you create is limited only by your imagination. Come join us and discover your potential in hands art!
Health Career Cadets: Are you interested in becoming a doctor, nurse, paramedic, or other health professional for your occupation? Do you want to learn more about the world of helping professions in the medical sciences? If so, this cluster is for you! We will explore the variety of health careers, host guest speakers from various occupations and organizations, and even learn some hands-on skills that health professionals need in their daily life ‘on the job’. Our product or service and some of our experiences will be determined by students in the group, so come ready to participate and brainstorm our first week! Let’s make this cluster work for you as you delve into the world of health careers!
“Scratch” the Surface - Making Computer Games You Can Play: Do you like to play computer games? Do you think “I could make that!” when you play your favorite games? Join us to learn a new language called “computational thinking”. You can be a game designer, too!
3, 2, 1, ACTION! Are you interested in making movies? Well my enrichment cluster is for you. We will dive students interests in things such as story telling with flip cameras, types of shots such as close ups, video editing, and how to interview. So put on your creative lenses and shoot some film with us.
POWERpoint Cluster: You've used PowerPoint before, but have you had an opportunity to explore all its possibilities? What about prezi.com, an on-line presentation resource that allows you to zoom and create an “upgraded” presentation? Come show us your skills and maybe learn from your peers!!! Join the “POWERpoint Cluster” to develop your creative and technological skills!
Brown Bag It! Are you interested in food? Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be a chef? Are you always interested in how a particular dish was made, or what makes it so spicy or sweet? This cluster might be for you! Come join us as we explore where your interests might take you!
To Be or Not to Be: Have you ever wondered if you wanted to be an actor? Do you love performing in front of friends and family? Do you look forward to giving reports in class because you don’t just “give” your reports, you PERFORM them? If this describes you, join the “To Be or Not to Be” cluster and discover acting! Develop your skills! Learn techniques! The cluster will decide whether to perform an already written script or whether we should write our own. Should we perform for an audience? I would think so, but it’s up to us to decide! If you’ve ever wanted to “trod the boards” and develop your acting skills, “To Be or Not to Be” is the cluster for you!
FORE! Golf...a wonderful individual life time sport that can be as frustrating as it is rewarding. Have you ever wanted to learn the basics of golf? Then this is the enrichment cluster for you. This enrichment cluster will be designed to introduce beginning golf to students who have not had any previous experience. We will start with the grip, stance, and 1/4 swing. Come get active and practice your swing.
LEGO DISCOVERY CLUSTER: Whether you want to create an amazing structure, a simple machine, explore the laws of physics, or build a robot to help you with your homework, LEGOS are the tool for you! Children all over the world are creating amazing inventions with these little bricks. If you can dream it, you can build it with LEGOS. Bring your creativity, inspiration, and dreams to the LEGO Discovery Cluster
Caring Crafters: Do you love making crafts? Do you love helping others? If so, this is the cluster for you! We will explore various craft options and ways in which these crafts can be used to help others. Some ideas include, making friendship bracelets for patients at Dell Children's hospital, coffee filter flower centerpieces for Thanksgiving dinner at a nursing home, or a collaborative mural to decorate the teacher's lounge.
Kids Helping Kids: Do you want to share your time and talents to help others in our community? Come join us as we explore ways to make a difference in someone's life! You might discover a hidden passion you didn't know you had.