Winter/Spring

 

Kidizens Spring Program

Kidizens Winter/Spring Program

Our ‘Kidizens’ Winter/ Spring program is a highly interactive learning session targeted at creative thinkers, LEGO builders and future leaders of tomorrow!

Students meet once a week to build and manage their own LEGO city. There are two different options for winter/spring session – one that is a continuation of the Fall semester and second, where the kids undergo a condensed curriculum and have an opportunity to build new cities from ground up.

I. Spring Option I: Fall semester Cities continue to grow!

In this continuation of our fall program, our Kidizens cities will continue their urban development and formation of the society they started building in Fall.  We will study businesses, learn about need for establishing justice systems in the society and consider other needs of the society such as environment and waste management in an attempt to make our cities more environmentally friendly. In the second half of the spring session, the kidizens will learn about explorers. Later, they will study the California Gold Rush and have the chance to dig for LEGO gold.

Additionally, the kids will have options to launch their own sports leagues and teams, as well as come up with other entertainment venues/options for the city. Finally, at the end of the year, each student will build a history museum featuring photos of his/her many accomplishments at Kidizens throughout the year.

It’s going to be another session filled with responsible thinking, decision making, collaborative planning, designing and building and of course, lots of LEGO fun.

II. Option II: Build New Cities From Ground Zero

If you would like to experience the thrill of building an entire city from ground Zero, Our Kidizens* classes are just for you! These classes are meant only for new students who did not participate in the fall.  These cities will be built from scratch, over the course of 18 weeks, which will include highlights from our standard fall and winter/spring semesters with a condensed curriculum.

Our kidizens will be building a brand new LEGO metropolis while also serving as a city council and part of the government, while taking care of first its macroeconomic infrastructure needs and then later analyzing options for businesses and entertainment!

In all, it is going to be a very busy and fun winter/spring weeks at Kidizens!

Overview:

  • 18 week session starting January 9th, runs until May 26th– offered at all our locations, Los Altos, Saratoga and Belmont
  • Targeted at children ages 8-11;
  • Children continue the urban development of their cities established in Fall or as Option II, build new cities from the ground up!
  • Cities elect mayors and other council positions, manage budgets, enact laws, and manage natural disasters. Students serve on a city council and campaign to keep an elected position or run for a new one
  • Teachers guide students with lessons, real-life and historical perspectives on all topics and encourage “out of the box,” analytical thinking, problem solving and public speaking.
Los Altos/
Palo Alto
Class Day/Time (select one):
Tuesdays Kidizens 3:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursdays Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Fridays Kidizens 10:00 AM –12:30 PM
Belmont Class Day/Time (select one):
Monday Kidizens*
(Option II)
10:00 AM –12:30 PM
Tuesday Kidizens 10:00 AM — 12:30 PM
Tuesday Kidizens*
(Option II)
3:30 PM – 6:00 PM

Kidizens* is the Option II, that will allow new kids to join our kidizens community and have them build an entire city from ground zero.

Dates: The session runs for 18 weeks from January 9th through May 26th with one week off for spring break; April 10th – 14th. There will be no classes this week.

 

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