Calendar

Dec
1
Sat
Child and Babysitting Safety @ Chanhassen High
Dec 1 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Participants will learn the responsibilities of being a prepared, safe, responsible and professional babysitter.  Topics include child development, behavior guidance, supervision, proper feeding and diapering techniques, personal safety, medical emergencies, basic first aid care and fire safety.  Dolls, bottles, diaper supplies will be provided at class for hands-on participation.  The course is developed by the American Safety and Health Institute and approved by the American Pediatrics Association.  Class participants receive a booklet and certification card.  Participants should bring a peanut free snack and beverage to class.

Dec
3
Mon
12-24 Months – World of One’s – Gradually Separating @ Family Learning Center
Dec 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

World of One’s (12-24 Months by 9/1/18) Gradually Separating 

Discover the developmental needs of a one year old and explore the world of the young toddler.  What excites and drives them? Discover what parents can do to maintain equilibrium in the household amidst the opposing drives of this age. Sibling care available.  Registration is required.

A Day of Drawing @ Chanhassen Elementary
Dec 3 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

If it’s drawing, painting, and cartooning you’re after, then this is the class for you! Join us for a class full of drawing fun! In this introductory drawing class, basic techniques and principles of drawing will be taught. You will master a simple step-by-step drawing method as you create drawings that glow-in-the-dark, artwork that pops out at you, a painting on a real canvas board, and so much more.

Conversational Spanish @ Clover Ridge Elementary
Dec 3 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Spanish Level I & II
Build your child’s language foundation!
This lively introduction to the Spanish language used a dynamic, hands-on method of instruction called the Building Block Method of Learning to teach basic Spanish components using songs, games and cultural activities.  Your child will learn how to ask and answer basic questions in Spanish, speak briefly about his or her family, count to 100 and correctly pronounce all Spanish letters.  Using a conversational approach, students will also learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts and clothing and will begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.

Spanish Level II & III (Carver Elementary Only)
Using a conversational approach and our dynamic hands-on instruction, students will learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts, and clothing and will be begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.  Students will also be able to to say months of the year, classroom objects and discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Every week a cultural component is also covered in our exciting classes!

Spanish Level III & IV
Take Spanish to the next level!
Students really take Spanish to the next level in this exciting course which allows students to build on previous knowledge to make more complex sentence structures.  For example: Students will be able to say the months of the year, discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Additional topics will include classroom objects, birthdays, sports, transportation, the outdoors and places.  By the end of the course students will be able to translate the verb IR and appropriately use Me gusta in various sentences.  A fun instructional method along with fascinating cultural topics ensure that students will also love this class!

Grandmasters of Chess @ Chanhassen Elementary
Dec 3 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
•Teach It!…Each class, students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games
•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.

Holiday Gift Making With Abrakadoodle @ Clover Ridge Elementary
Dec 3 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

Holiday Gift making with Abrakadoodle (grades K-5).  All new gifts! – Get a head start on the holidays with this fun gift making class.  This year you’ll make silly snowmen on canvas board, sculpt gingerbread men or clay ornaments, use chalk to create penguins playing in the snow and more.  These projects are perfect gifts for your friends and family or keep them for yourself!  Our most popular class of the year!  All new gifts for 2018!

Driver’s Education @ Chanhassen High
Dec 3 @ 3:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Community Education, in collaboration with Safeway Driving School, offers students ages 14½ and older the opportunity to participate in classroom instruction to prepare them for the MN permit test. All instructors are licensed by the MN Department of Public Safety.

Behind-the-wheel instruction must be set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150, www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons.

Classroom instruction prepares the student to take the Minnesota permit test and begin the responsibility of driving. The 30 hours of classroom is structured into 10 independent lessons. Students must be on time for all classes. Riding the district activity bus may not ensure timely arrival so alternative arrangements should be made. If a student misses a lesson, they can make up that exact lesson number at the next session or at one of Safeway’s other locations. After class is completed, students that are 15 years old are eligible to take their permit test at any Minnesota exam center. Students can take the class at age 14½ but cannot take their permit test until age 15.

Parent involvement is required to produce safe, responsible teen drivers. It is critical that parents plan to practice regularly with their new student drivers. Safeway offers detailed information on its web site to assist parents with understanding Minnesota laws and requirements for student drivers. Safeway strongly encourages parents to review its parent information and watch the online Parent Class videos at www.safewaydrivingschool.com.

Behind-the-wheel instruction must be directly set up with Safeway Driving School, 651.351.9150,www.safewaydrivingschool.com. The cost is $150 and is payable to Safeway at the lessons. Includes six hours of driving in three, two-hour private lessons. All driving is done in a real car on actual city streets, highways and freeways with a responsible, licensed Safeway instructor. Safeway recommends students take their first lesson 6-8 weeks after receiving their permit. The lessons should be a minimum of 30 days apart to allow for practice driving. The lessons can be completed up to one year after completing classroom. Scheduling is offered online for 24/7 convenience. All of Safeway’s cars are white with identical graphics, so parents and students are confident that it is a Safeway car picking up the student for a lesson. Students can get picked up for their behind-the-wheel lesson from home, school or work.

Scholarships do not apply toward this class.

Grandmasters of Chess @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Dec 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
•Teach It!…Each class, students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games
•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.

Jr. Basketball @ Jonathan Elementary
Dec 3 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

For K-3rd grades
Fundamentals and fun are in store. Emphasis is placed on basic skills development of dribbling, shooting, passing, sportsmanship and teamwork. We then use engaging and dynamic games to cement students’ growth including our unique three-on-three style game. This is a high-octane class with an inclusive atmosphere. But hurry, the shot-clock is running down!

21st Century Skills: Health

Jazz Ensemble – CMSE 7th & 8th Grade @ Chaska Middle School East
Dec 3 @ 3:40 pm – 4:25 pm

Jazz band is a great extra-curricular elective where you are able to explore an important American music tradition. You will practice, listen to, and perform many styles of jazz influenced music including: the blues, swing, be-bop, Latin-jazz, funk, rock and more! Jazz band is a great way to improve your musicianship skills on your instrument, play different styles of music, and learn about improvisation! ALL BAND INSTRUMENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN JAZZ BAND! If you play guitar, bass, piano or drum set this is a great opportunity for you to enhance your musicianship on those instruments. This course is for 7th and 8th grade students at Chaska Middle School East.

Performances:
District 112 Jazz Festival         Saturday, February 9, Chanhassen High School
CMSE Showcase of Talents    Tuesday, March 12,  Chaska Middle School East
Duluth Jazz Festival                TBD   (there will be an additional fee for this trip)
East Jazz Concerts                 Thursday, April 11 Chaska Middle School East