WINTER / SPRING SESSION
The deadline to register for a chug is January 15th.
CHUGIM FOR SHORASHIM & PRE-K
Teacher: Michelle Siegel Nidam
Bio & Description: Michelle Siegel Nidam has experience doing dance and movement for many years, including yoga, pilates and aerobics. She enjoys exercise and loves sharing that passion with children.
In this chug children will explore the art of dance and movement. They will develop both gross motor skills and coordination as they move along to music. They will explore various types of kinesthetics including dance, yoga and stretch, while having fun!
Bio & Description: Our children’s yoga classes build confidence and strength while encouraging a child’s natural thirst for knowledge. We combine traditional yoga poses and engaging songs to build focus, confidence and strength. In addition, children are taught age-appropriate breathing exercises and relaxation skills. We encourage children to use the breathing exercises to help calm their bodies. When children begin to learn breath awareness, they are able to use these exercises in all areas of their lives, whether it be in the classroom, on the playground or at home.
CHUGIM FOR KINDERGARTEN - THIRD GRADE
Teacher: Ira Sculky
Bio & Description: Ira Sculky is a physical education professional who enjoys working with the youth. He has been in the education field for almost 30 years and has worked with all grades, levels and ages.
Each session will devote time towards fundamentals and techniques including: the basics of dribbling, passing, shooting as well as the rules, why different balls are used for different levels, conditioning, and most importantly, HAVING FUN!
Teacher: Engineering for Kids
Bio & Description: Jr. Engineer Explorer (K to 3rd): This program introduces our youngest engineers to the basic concepts of engineering from a variety of engineering fields. Through open and focused exploration, children will design and construct a number of engineering projects. Examples of activities: Rubber band Helicopters (Aerospace Engineering), Flub (Chemical Engineering), and Catapults (Mechanical Engineering).
Rokdim Be’Ivrit DANCE (MONDAYS)
Teachers: Liat and Yasmin
Bio & Description: Liat and Yasmin both grew up as dancers and have extensive backgrounds in various types of dance. They are very excited to share with the students the moves they learned straight from Israel!
In this chug the students will learn a variety of dances all insync to Hebrew songs. The classes will teach the students steps from important circle and line Israeli dances (Rikudei Am), as well as aerobics and hip hop dances. Every class will consist of stretches and warm up exercises. Dance is a great way for the students to let out their energy in a fun and positive way. This class gives the students the opportunity to not only learn Israeli dances, but learn Ivrit as well!
Teacher: Miriam Delman-HaLevi
Bio & Description: Miriam earned her BA at McGill University and her Masters of Arts in Teaching, Visual Arts at Manhattanville College. She is a member of the National Art Education Association. Miriam most recently taught at Sleepy Hollow Middle School in Tarrytown, NY and at Yeshivat Noam in Paramus, NJ. Miriam is an art therapy volunteer at the Children’s Village in Dobbs Ferry and has also worked in Israel.
What truly sets Miriam apart is her impassioned enthusiasm for working with young children and their innate creative abilities. Her portfolio, showing some examples of her students’ work, is very impressive. Check out Morah Miriam’s Blog here.
This semester in art we will be working with different clay materials and using a variety of techniques to make clay animals.
Teacher: Anatoly Tonkonogy
Bio & Description: Anatoly comes to WTA with advanced Chess experience beginning in 2003. He has taught and still teaches as a Chess teacher and coach for the Harlem Children’s Zone, P.S 334, and P.S.110. He is a Senior Master in Chess with a rating above 2350, has been the Chess Champion of Queens, NY three times, and his students consistently achieve top place in U.S. Championships for their age divisions.
His program includes not only the chess game itself , but also many interesting brain games, allowing kids from all different levels to participate in all kinds of group activities.
Bio & Description: At Super Soccer Stars, dynamic coaches work with every student to develop skills, self-confidence, and teamwork in a fun, non-competitive environment. Individual attention and positive reinforcement ensures that each child will improve his or her soccer skills through engaging warm-ups, activities, and games—all while having endless fun!
The focal point at this age group is to improve your child’s elementary capacity through fun games, technical skill development and group activities like small sided games to goals. Every Kindergarten-3rd Grade Super Soccer Stars class emphasizes spatial awareness and teammates, encouraging team work. Repetitious ball skill activities are used to promote muscle memory and build confidence.