Explore Time Programs

  • Explore Time provides an opportunity for students to be involved in an activity outside of their Biome/classroom. Explore Time takes place from 2:30-3:00 p.m. on an assigned day (Days 1-5). Students not participating in a club will remain in the homeroom/biome to continue receiving academic support.

    Program Offerings Fall 2018

    Beginner Scratch Club:

    Learn the art and skill of creative computing by using Scratch to design, create, and share electronic games, stories, and animations. This activity is for any student who loves coding or is curious about how programming works. Any students who loves to think in order to solve a challenging problem. Skill level: beginner to intermediate.

    Exploring Guitar:

    Exploring Guitar will provide an opportunity for students to learn to play guitar while discovering new songs and having fun! All ability levels welcome.

    Physical Education Club:

    The competitive PE Club will offer opportunities for students to form teams and play engaging games. Students will participate in activities such as football, soccer, basketball, hockey, and other team sports. The focus will be on skill, fitness, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

    Art Explore:

    Art Explore will allow students to work on a collaborative piece of art. Students will problem solve as a group and learn to adapt to mishaps as typical art communities must do when creating a large installation. Since the focus in art class functions on an individual level, art club allows us to tap into the collective portion of the fine art world.

    Poetry Slam:

    Competitive performance poetry without the competition.  Students will write, memorize, choreograph and perform original poetry.  Recommended for any student who both loves to write poetry AND who loves to act and perform in front of a group of people.  You will be speaking and moving in front of a crowd!

    Scratch Challenge:

    Learn the art and skill of creative computing by using Scratch to design, create, and share electronic games, stories, and animations. You will be working independently to code programs based on a challenge. This club is for any student who loves coding, or any student who loves to think in order to solve a challenging problem. Students will need to have parent permission to create a Scratch account and post projects on Scratch.

    Board Games:

    Provides students with an opportunity to come together to share a collaborative experience sharing/playing favorite board games. Students will work in different groups based on interest in the games available that day.

    Business Keyboarding Open Lab Work Time:  

    Students do not need to sign up for this explore option as the lab is open to anyone (from Both Mr. Beimel and Mr. Baird’s classes) wishing to come into lab 703 (Beimel) to catch up on missed lab work.  This is not a “game play time” rather like a study hall in the lab for students to work on incomplete assignments.

    Human-a-Read:

    Students (grade 6 only) who are interested in reading stories that evoke empathy and action will be well suited for this club. Our group will choose from a short list of novels that are based on resiliency and difficult human experiences. We will discuss our reactions to characters and situations in the story. Students can expect to read about a chapter a week and come prepared to talk about the story.