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Sensations Workshops


The Sensations Workshops Program is available to all Manzano Day School students who would like to participate in some exciting and fun activities before or after school. This program offers innovative, informative, and creative workshops that develop new interests, skills, and/or strengths. All Sensations Workshops take place in the safe environment of the Manzano Day School campus. Sensations Workshops offered in the past include Spirit Runners Run/Walk Team, The Wonders of Fused Glass, Origami, Lacrosse, Cooking Around the World, Picture Me Yoga, Art Attack, African Dance, Hot Off The Press, Self-Defense, Soccer, Chess for Beginners, Kids Martial Arts, Music Lessons, Basketball, etc., and are conducted at various times either before school between 7:00 and 8:00a.m., or after school between 3:45 and 6:00p.m. The workshops range from 45 minutes to 2 hours per session and generally run for a total of six hours over a four to six week period. All Sensations Workshops are taught by Manzano Day School faculty members or select community members who are experts in their field.

Each workshop carries a flat fee, which is not prorated if workshops are missed or if the student registers late; the fee is non-refundable once the workshop begins. Students who participate in The Extended Day Childcare Program at the monthly rate can take advantage of a 15% discount on Sensations Workshops.

Extended Day Childcare is available to all Sensations Workshops students free of charge each day before their workshop begins; however, after the activity has ended, children not picked up by a parent or guardian will be sent to the Extended Day Childcare Program and families will incur the half-hour and/or the hourly fee for the service.

For more information about The Sensations Workshops Program, contact Fran Fernandez at ffernandez@manzanodayschool.org or 243-6659 ext. 420.

Extended Day and Sensations Information (PDF)

Come Join The Pack!


7 Spots Available!

Join wildlife Biologist and Mexican Gray Wolf Specialist, Melissa Kruetzian, and MDS Kindergarten SUPER Teacher, Michelle Key, as they investigate wildlife in our backyard. Have you ever wondered how to identify a wolf track or how wolves communicate? Or, why beavers chew down trees? Students will discover the answers to these questions and much more! We will look at pelts and specimens as well as create some amazing artwork.

Instructor: Michelle Key & Melissa Kruetzian

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: K-2nd

Class Date: MONDAYS

April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 20 students

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Hot Off The Press!


12 Spots Available!

Do you love to write? Do you enjoy sharing Nonfiction with an audience? Are you a current 4th or 5th Grader? If you answered "Yes" to these questions, then the Hot Off The Press Workshop might be just what you have been looking for! Students will put their thoughts into a collaborative project that will result in Manzano Day School's kid-made school newspaper: The Manzano Press!

Instructor: Shari Stewart

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 4th-5th

Class Date: MONDAYS

April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students

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LEGO® Famous Inventions!


13 Spots Available!

Students will have fun learning how to build motorized LEGO® brick models. Utilizing specialized LEGO® building kits, students will create motorized models such as the Power Saw, Windmill, and Paper Crinkler, complete with gears, axles, bricks, motors, battery packs, and more! Each workshop will include a S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics)-skills based teaching lesson and creative free play with LEGO® bricks. Come join in on the FUN and LEGO® Up your world!

Instructor: Katherine Bruner

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: K-5th

Class Date: MONDAYS

April 3, 10, 17, 24; May 1, 8

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students


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Cooking With Ms. Melissa Workshop Series Presents:


10 Spots Available!
Cook Your Way Through The ABC's!

Each week we will cook a healthy and delicious menu based upon a letter of the alphabet: For example: L-Luscious Layered Lasagna with Lemon tartlets and Lemonade; S-Spaghetti with Sauce, Salad, and Sparkling fruit juice; F- French toast with syrup, Fried sausages and bacon and Frothy Fruit smoothies; or G-Grilled cheese sandwiches with Groovy tie-dyed cupcakes and Green limeade! Each child will take home a recipe packet after each class. Come join in on the FUN as we explore our culinary side through the alphabet!

Instructor: Melissa Bentley & Sonya Logan

Time: 3:45-5:15 p.m. << LONGER TIME!

Grade: Prek-5th

Class Date: TUESDAYS

April 4, 11, 18, 25

(No workshop March 28th)

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 20 students

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Star Wars S.T.E.A.M.!


11 Spots Available!

Mrs. Shari and Mr. Bruce are at it again: Bringing you another fun-filled S.T.E.A.M. (Science Technology Engineering Art and Mathematics) workshop with activities based on the popular Star Wars movies! Come build a unique R2-D2 pencil holder, an X-wing Starfighter from office supplies, and much more! S.T.E.A.M. activities invite students to become engineers and problem solvers by creating hands-on solutions to real life problems. Come and join in on the fun!

Instructor: Shari and Bruce Stewart

Time: 3:45-5:00 p.m. << LONGER TIME!

Grade: 1st-5th

Class Date: TUESDAYS

March 28; April 4, 11, 25; May 2

(No Workshop April 18th.)

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 20 students

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Basketball Blast With A.J. Bramlett!


4 Spots Available!

Enhance your basketball skills with NM State Champion Player and Coach, NCAA National Champion and former Cleveland Cavalier A.J. Bramlett with BASKETBALL BLAST! Basketball Blast will focus on the development of fundamental skills including ball handling, shooting form, passing, offensive scoring techniques, quickness and agility, and much more! Improve your game with a variety of different drills, team building activities, games, and fitness development in a fun based learning atmosphere. Learn to love the games of basketball with Basketball Blast and A.J. Bramlett!!

Instructor: A.J. Bramlett

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 2nd-5th

Class Date: WEDNESDAYS

March 29; April 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10

(No Workshop April 19th.)

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students

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Code Monkeyz!


6 Spots Available!

Computer coding is fun and easy! In this beginning coding workshop, Code Monkeyz will go beyond the Hour of Code™. First we will do a few online tutorials developed by Code.org. Next, students will be introduced to a coding website, called Scratch, where they can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations. As students write their lines of code, they will collaborate with others, learn to think creatively, and build perseverance. We will also explore a few coding apps on the iPads and program some robots including Bee-Bots, Ozobots, and Dash and Dot. This workshop is designed to build on the skills students are learning in the classroom.

Instructor: Lynley Moye

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 1st-3rd

Class Date: WEDNESDAYS

March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: None

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 16 students

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Become A Picture Book Author!


10 Spots Available!

Come and discover the world famous illustrator and auther Eric Carle! We will adventure into his books in new and exciting ways. What might happen to that hungry caterpillar? What could you do with this blue horse? Why is the ladybug so grouchy? Each week we will have a new twist for one of his popular books!

Instructors: Michelle Key & Pat Kerr

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: K-2nd

Class Date: WEDNESDAYS

March 29; April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 16 students

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Tumblerz!


5 Spots Available!

Come and join the fun as we strengthen, stretch, and cartwheel our way through this energizing workshop. We will improve coordination, balance, and flexibility while learning new tumbling skills. Our workshop will conclude with an entertaining performance for family and friends. Bring your workout gear and your smile and get ready to MOVE!

Instructor: Karroll Candelaria-Bauer

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: K-5th

Class Date: THURSDAYS

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students

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Soccer Basics!


2 Spots Available!

This beginning soccer workshop is designed to help young players become more flexible, coordinated, and mentally alert/aware while teaching basic technical skills required to play soccer. Students will play fun games to help develop a love for this wonderful sport!

Instructor: Garrett Vena

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: Prek-1st

Class Date: FRIDAYS

March 31; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 10 students

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Kickin' It!


CANCELLED!

Would you like to score more goals than Cristiano Ronaldo? If so, then this soccer workshop will help you with your finishing technique as well as the tricks and skills to get you the goals for your team! Will the next Lionel Messi please step forward?! Let's Kick It together!

Instructor: Garrett Vena

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 2nd-5th

Class Date: THURSDAYS

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students


Feria Flamenca!


CANCELLED!

The Feria Flamenca workshop will be an introduction to Flamenco dance for boys and girls in 2nd through 5th grade. This workshop is offered by internationally recognized instructor Bridget Lujan of Dulce Flamenco International, a NM non-profit specializing in outreach dance for youth. Students will learn: Basic arm, hand, and footwork movements as well as rhythmic clapping; Rhythmic musical structures of Flamenco; Various terms of Flamenco dance vocabulary in Spanish; and the Festive traditional partner dance, Sevillanas, commonly performed outdoors during the Spring Fairs in Spain. Students will perform their dance on the last day of the workshop.

Please note: Girls will need to wear shoes with a sturdy heel and dress shoes for boys are recommended. Girls and Boys may wear street shoes if they do not have a heeled shoe, however, no sandals, open toe shoes, or heavy boots will be allowed.

Instructor: Bridgit Lujan

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 2nd-5th

Class Date: FRIDAYS

March 31; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students


Manzano Magical Mystery Tour!


CANCELLED!

Using Theatre games, improv, and creative writing, students will create and perform an interactive mystery story that will take family and friends to various places around Manzano's campus. Each place will have clues and another piece of the story acted out by the students. At the final spot, the mystery is solved! Students will learn or further develop their acting and writing skills and create a fun adventure!

Instructor: Randi Klein

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 1st-5th

Class Date: THURSDAYS

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27; May 4

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $5.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 18 students


Zenful Yogis!


CANCELLED!

Research has shown that children who participated in weekly yoga and stress management programs like Kids Luv Yoga®, improve academic performance, self-esteem, behavior, concentration, and emotional balance. Our fun and unique beginner's curriculum will take your Zenful Yogis on an imaginative journey, where they will learn self-control, patience, positive conflict resolution, stretching, and breathing through stressful situations. We will foster in your child, a love and compassion for people and the planet around us. You will also receive our email newsletter with tips and exercises that you can do with your child at home! We look forward to getting to know your family!

Instructor: April Molina & Christina Macias

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: 2nd-5th

Class Date: FRIDAYS

March 31; April 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 20 students




Breakout To Space!


WORKSHOP FULL!

In this workshop we will explore space from the Sun to Pluto! Students will dive in and use mathematics, exploration, and discovery to learn about our solar system and its integral part in our daily lives. Join me as we BREAKOUT INTO SPACE and discover what it means to be part of the Milky Way Galaxy!

Instructor: Kimber Hendee

Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Grade: Prek & K

Class Date: TUESDAYS

March 28; April 4, 11, 18, 25; May 2

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 10 students



SPIRIT RUNNERS Walk/Run Team!


WORKSHOP FULL!

If you have SPIRIT and want to MOVE, this is the team for YOU! This series of workshops is modeled after the New York Road Runner Youth Program. Through activities and games, students will LEARN: Importance of Warm-up & Cool-down; Stretching; Pacing Oneself; and Running Form.

GOAL: The Run/Walk for the Zoo Event on Sunday May 7th (www.cabq.gov/culturalservices/biopark/events/run-for-the-zoo)

Please Note: The Run/Walk for the Zoo Event is completely OPTIONAL-- Registration for races are not included in Sensation Workshop fees; races are not a school sponsored event.

*Best effort and attendance will earn you a special "Foot Charm" in each class!

>> Workshops will be held outside, so please have students dress accordingly! <<

Instructor: Katie Abbott & Jesse Armijo

Time: 7:15-8:00 a.m. << BEFORE SCHOOL!

Grade: K-5th

Class Date: WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

March 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17

Workshop Fee: $70.00 Supply Fee: $10.00

Minimum: 6 students Maximum: 20 students



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