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Day and Time: Mondays 9:00AM – 10:00AM
Dates: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and November 6 (Make-Up: November 13 – if needed)
Location: Welleby Park, 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise
Age Range: 11 – 14
Instructor: Jonathan Meola
Tuition: $100.00
Registration Fee: $10.00
Supply Fee: N/A (In Lieu of a supply fee, Jonathan will send every parent a PDF that MUST be printed out and assembled in a binder. This is to be brought to class every week!)
Maximum Students: 10

Executive functioning (EF) skills are some of the most important building blocks for academic, social, and personal success. They include our ability to plan, organize, start tasks, manage time, problem-solve through challenges, and persevere to meet our goals. Many students who forget assignments, are disorganized, can’t complete long-term assignments, have trouble focusing, and experience difficulty with change often have weak executive functioning skills. These are the students who need to be taught explicit skills in order to become successful in school and in life after school. Simply put, executive functioning skills are necessary life skills. Ultimately, these are skills that all learners can learn about, build, and strengthen with practice. By teaching self-awareness about the skills and compensatory strategies, we can help learners build them up over time.

Over the course of six sessions, we will cover topics such as:

  • Introduction to Executive Function & Knowing Your Strengths
  • Planning, Organization & Goal Setting
  • Time, Task Management & Overcoming Procrastination
  • Working Memory, Metacognition, Self-Motivation & Being Mindful
  • Self-Control, Attention, Focus & Distractions
  • Flexible Thinking, Perseverance & Understanding your Limits

It does not matter how hard you study (or work) if you are not doing it in an effective manner. This course teaches kids how to use executive functioning so that they work smarter, not harder.

Each week the student will be given a take-home assignment related to the topic being studied. Some of these assignments may require students to practice using and demonstrating the skills they will be utilizing for their academic life.

Additional supplies required – to be purchased by parent and brought to each session:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • 3 different colored highlighters
  • Gel pens
  • Colored pencils
  • Notebook paper
  • Three-ring binder with eight dividers

In this six-week course, students will learn how to build an Arduino smart robot car, utilizing the ELEGOO Smart Robot Car Kit, v4.0. The course will cover the basics of robotics and coding, as well as the design and construction of the robot car. Students will work both in class, as well as on their own at home, to build and program their robot cars, with the goal of completing a final project that demonstrates the robot’s capabilities.

Students will gain an understanding of the basic principles of robotics and coding, and will be introduced to microcontroller programming. They will also learn the basics of sensors and motors, and their applications in robotics.  Working together in class, students will develop problem-solving skills through troubleshooting and iteration, as they complete a complex project which will culminate in a final project showcase demonstrating their robot’s capabilities.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Introduction to robotics and coding
  • Arduino programming basics
  • Basics of sensors and motors
  • Robot car design and construction
  • Testing and troubleshooting
  • Final project showcase

Required Materials:

Parents/students will need to purchase the ELEGOO UNO R3 Project Smart Robot Car Kit V 4.0 (With Camera) – this kit is currently available online via Amazon, as well as at  This kit will include all components needed to complete the project, including the microcontroller, sensors, chassis, infrared remote control, etc.  In addition, there is also the opportunity to use a smartphone app to control the robot (this is available on both Android and iOS). It is also recommended that the student bring a vinyl placemat to use during assembly and build sessions.

Over the course of six weeks, students will be introduced to the ancient civilization of Egypt, one of the earliest and most influential cultures in human history. Through a combination of read-alouds, discussion, timeline creation, and hands-on activities (art/projects), students will gain an understanding about Egypt and their lasting impact on the world today.

Topics to be covered will include:

  • Ancient Egyptian civilization via creating a timeline.
  • Egyptian religion and mythology
  • Hieroglyphics 
  • Pyramids and other monumental architecture
  • Ancient trade and commerce
  • Art, literature, and family life

The final class will be a showcase where a pair of students will share their newly gained knowledge to their family and friends. 

Additional supplies required – to be purchased by parent and brought to each session:

  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • 3 different colored highlighters
  • colored pencils
  • notebook paper
  • 2 pocket folder
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