Newton Community Ed offers enrichment online

Here at NCE Kids, we’re working to bring you enrichment classes online. We’ve converted most of our ongoing winter Kids classes to Zoom, and will be offering new classes throughout this spring. See below for our current online offerings and check here regularly for updates.
If you have questions, contact us at staff@newtoncommunityed.org.
Grades 4-5: 7 Tuesdays, April 21 – June 2, 3-4pm
Grades 6-8: 7 Thursdays, April 23-June 4, 3-4pm
Make big money fast (virtually, that is). Play The Stock Market GameTM and you’ll learn about the real world of investing, which incorporates academic concepts that relate to what you learn at school. In this fun and high-spirited setting, you’ll try to grow a virtual $100,000 cash account into a top-performing portfolio, and learn how daily events that shape our world affect our finances. Working individually and in teams, you’ll compete against your classmates and other schools across the state, applying your leadership, negotiation, and cooperation skills.
Grades 3-5
Thursday, May 7, 3:15-4:30pm
Take the first steps towards independence. Learn about Internet safety, phone and door-answering techniques, accident and fire protection, and first aid. We’ll watch an instructional video, discuss how to manage your time when you’re home alone for short periods, and explore scenarios through role-playing.
Grades 3-5
8 classes, Mondays & Thursdays,
April 27-May 21, 2:45-3:30 pm
Flex your math muscles and have some fun while you’re at it. Join us to explore a variety of different games, puzzles, and creative problem-solving activities. We’ll investigate the world of numbers in new and exciting ways that will make math feel cooler than you ever thought it could be. Learn to break big problems into small ones, find patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. Complete this class and you’ll be well prepared to apply your new math skills to the ever-changing world around you.
Grades 2-5: 6 Wednesdays, April 22 – May 27, 2:30-4pm
Grades 2-5: 6 Thursdays, April 23 – May 28, 2:30-4pm
Create a city within a virtual Minecraft world. Learn all about what it takes to make a great city and answer important questions such as: What will you name your city? How many structures can you afford to build? Will you allow gas-powered cars, electric cars—no cars? Use Minecraft to design and build your buildings, use Powerpoint to create a compelling presentation to sell your city, and apply your math skills to make sure you come in on budget! Join us to test the limits of your Minecraft skills.

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