For the Kindergarten through first grade, we offer a half-day option that allows for early pick-up at 12:45. We offer an extended-day plan which runs from 3:00 to 6:00 and includes a snack. All students may opt for our three-day week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only).

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  • K-1 Simple Sewing

    Students can choose from a variety of projects: stuffed animals, pouches, small decorative quilts, and applique; to learn basic sewing techniques.  No previous sewing skills are necessary.  Projects are adjustable for any skill level.  K-1 students will focus on hand sewing. Students are encouraged to add their creativity and personal touches to their projects. 

    Joanie Grisham has taught students at all grade levels to create and complete sewing projects during Project Days.  She was an elementary classroom teacher at Fayerweather for 23 years.  She now works in younger afterschool sharing her art, storytelling, and sewing skills.
  • 2-3 Simple Sewing

    Students can choose from a variety of projects: stuffed animals, pouches, small decorative quilts, and applique; to learn basic sewing techniques.  No previous sewing skills are necessary.  Projects are adjustable for any skill level. Second and third graders will learn hand sewing and sewing machine basics.  Students are encouraged to add their creativity and personal touches to their projects. 

    Joanie Grisham has taught students at all grade levels to create and complete sewing projects during Project Days.  She was an elementary classroom teacher at Fayerweather for 23 years.  She now works in younger afterschool sharing her art, storytelling, and sewing skills.
  • Gardening

    Join us in the learning garden for a week of gardening fun and exploration!
    We will learn what plants are growing in the garden, and how to care for them. We will search high and low for both friendly pollinators and garden pests. The compost tumbler will provide a window into how decomposition of food waste happens and what organisms help the process along. We will also learn about vermicomposting and meet the hardworking red wiggler worms who eat our garbage!

    Throughout the week we will sniff and taste herbs, edible flowers or vegetables that are ready. We will also identify the plants in the garden that are important to pollinators, and talk about why it is so important for us to protect pollinators.
     
    Megan Lim is the Fayerweather Garden Coordinator with a passion for working with children. She taught ESL and preschool in Japan but since she returned to the U.S., she's more interested in getting kids outside! Her main areas of interest are vegetable gardening and establishing pollinator gardens. She loves to let kids get dirty and experience joy while learning in the garden. 
  • Parkour

    We will introduce students to the basic movements and techniques of parkour in order to give them an understanding of movement and their body's capabilities. They will be introduced to the basic techniques and training and will learn to overcome a variety of physical and mental obstacles. These techniques will be taught within the progression-based training method that is at the heart of the sport and that is essential to the safe long-term practice of parkour.
     
    Physical conditioning exercises will be incorporated into the sessions from the beginning to help develop strength, speed, balance, coordination, and mental toughness. Exercises and activities throughout the sessions will focus on the joy of movement and the exploration of an environment in a safe and functional manner. In addition to the physical training, sessions will also help participants learn how to assess risks and dangers and their relation to one’s physical capabilities.
  • Jamming with Kate

    From vocals to guitar, kids will start the week choosing songs to master on an instrument of choice. From there, Kate will help them with their individual parts as well as the harmony they will need to play as a group. By the end of the week, your rock stars will have the opportunity to perform live or produce a recording. Either way, they'll have fun jamming with friends!

    Kate Lee has been teaching music for over 20 years and is currently the K – 8 Music teacher at Fayerweather Street School. Kate’s primary instruments are violin, guitar and bass guitar, but she also instructs students in basic skills on a number of other instruments including vocals, kit drumming and keyboard. Although some prior experience is always good, students do not need to have experience on an instrument to join in the class. Kate’s approach is to create an exciting dynamic classroom by weaving student choice together with traditional music learning theories. 
Fayerweather is a private PreK, kindergarten, elementary and middle school. We engage each child’s intellect, imagination and social responsibility. Our students are confident, resourceful and enthusiastic learners.