For the PreK through Kindergarten, 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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  • 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.  PreK/K students will focus on hand sewing while older students will have opportunities to use sewing machines to create bags. Everyone is 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. 
  • 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.
  • Music with Julie

    Throughout the week, children will use different instrument, props, and games to help learn basics of rhythm and melody. As we sing, dance, drum, and shake, we will focus on various aspects of music, ie. different types of notes, dynamics, tempos, songwriting, etc. This will be a time to have fun, and to be silly and creative through music making. At the end of the week, the group will have the opportunity to show the rest of the program a song, game, or musical story. 

    Julie Rama Winslow 
    is the PreK music teacher at Fayerweather and has been teaching music and movement in various settings for over 10 years. She has compiled song and musical traditions, some of which she learned as a student at Fayerweather, into her early childhood curriculum, and is excited to share it with the children in SummerTime 2018. When she's not teaching music, Julie sings in a band called The Jumping Monkeys 
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.