Dear parents,

On this page, you can find the after school activities for the first semester.

Please note the following aspects:

  • The afterschool sessions include different activities from Monday to Thursday, 16.00-17.00 PM.
  • The package has 4 different sessions and cannot be chosen one/more individual sessions.
  • The price is 495euro/1st semester.

GROUP 1

MONDAY – Once upon a time (story time)

with Roxana Din

TUESDAY – Yoga for kids

with Irina Dumitrascu

During the workshop the children will be invited into the magical world of stories. Each week we will read a story and explore it either through drama or different crafts and activities related to the narrative of the story. The children will have fun while developing their imagination and exploring their natural
curiosity.

In our afterschool yoga program children will learn yoga poses, breathing and relaxation exercises which cultivate a calm mind, increase strength and flexibility, improve gross and fine motor skills, improve concentration, and give children the tools to manage stress in their daily lives.  Games, stories, and music will be incorporated into this fun, non-competitive class.

Each class ends with a period of relaxation and aromatherapy. Children should bring their own yoga mat to class.

We will practice Listening Bell” – each child gets a turn to ring the bell. Everyone else closes their eyes and listens until they can’t hear the bell anymore. When the bell stops ringing, raise your hand. It teaches focus and concentration.

Each session will finish with a closing moment-take a moment to notice how you feel at the end of yoga class, and remember something special about yourself.

WEDNESDAY -Arts and crafts

with Andreea Balan

THURSDAY – Not bored with Board Games

with Jeni Susanu

1st Module – This is me!

We will explore all about me and my world – craft ideas: creating a portrait using finger painting/mix media (using different materials), my room –  re-create my room made out of boxes, cardboards, painting, pebbles, various materials (3 sessions); keyholder- creating a flower key holder for our house; hand printing angel craft, writing a letter, etc.

Objectives
• Encourage children to have fun – which in turn reduces stress
• Encourage creative and strategic thinking
• Encourage children to work through challenges
• Provide ample speaking opportunities as children work together to solve the game

Possible board games
• Who am I?
Is a simple and fun guessing game where players use yes or no questions. It develops children’s ability to make logical deductions.
• Jenga with a twist
Giving traditional Jenga a twist by having children answer a question each time the blocks fall.
• Chutes and ladders
Whether you are completing good deeds and climbing up ladders or being sent sliding down it’s a race to the finish line. No reading is necessary, a fun spinner allows children to engage while practicing their numbers.
• Scrabble
A classic game that helps children to practice spelling and challenge their vocabulary.
• Quoridor – is a must among strategy games. It develops concentration, resource management, and situation analysis.

GROUP 2

MONDAY -Let’s dance!

with Maria Awad

TUESDAY – Arts and crafts

with Andreea Balan

A nice way to have fun at the end of the day and to improve your skills at the same time. We aim through this class to build perseverance & improve learning skills, to improve posture & range of motion, and to build stronger teamwork, all while enjoying the music and having fun together.

This programme includes street dance elements, afro dance, shuffle and dance games in an energetic, expressive, and funny way. It will have your magical dancer learning the dance basics in an age appropriate way. This module also includes basic dance and motor skills, musicality and rhythm to reach class goals.

1st Module – This is me!

We will explore all about me and my world – craft ideas: creating a portrait using finger painting/mix media (using different materials), my room –  re-create my room made out of boxes, cardboards, painting, pebbles, various materials (3 sessions); keyholder- creating a flower key holder for our house; hand printing angel craft, writing a letter, etc.

WEDNESDAY – Magical World of Stories

with Cristina Neagu

THURSDAY – Game Explorers Workshop

with Cristina Periteanu

Many of the books we read are educational stories, stories on kindness and friendship meant to enhance the values we praise here at Verita school.  The main aim of this workshop is to develop the children’s interest and curiosity in the magic world of books.

Game Explorers means learning through play. This workshop will help children to develop their skills such as recognizing numbers and sounds, word formation but also counting addition or subtraction of numbers. For the development of attention and sense of observation, we will play games such as “I spy” or “Find the differences”. We will also have games with sounds, children being encouraged to recognize distinct sounds, and to say as many objects as possible with that sound.

GROUP 3

MONDAY – Little Musicians

with Roxana Soare

TUESDAY – Chess

with Vali Usturoi

In September, we sing and move our bodies together, in October we learn about some of the most famous composers and musicians of all time, and in November we discover how other cultures communicate and express themselves through music. December is all about the holidays and Christmas, but in January we get back on track and sharpen our math skills through music. In February, we finish the first semester of school the same way we started it, by singing, dancing and playing. Looking forward to meeting you!

Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. The game is widely played around the world today among participants of all ages, from the young to the elderly. According to studies performed in various insti- tutional settings, the game of chess has been shown to yield a number of cognitive benefits in children and elderly alike. Here are some of them: Chess boosts brain power in kids, chess improves IQ and verbal skills, enhances arithmetical skills, boosts emotional intelligence and psycho-social skills.

WEDNESDAY – Photography

with Anca Hultoana

THURSDAY- Yoga for kids

with Fedora Torok

At the Photography workshop students will learn the basics of digital cameras. By the end, our main objective is to have an understanding about aperture, ISO, shutter speed and the way they are connected. Bokeh, DOF (depth of field), and composition “rules” are also on the list.

Together we will learn different tips & tricks, play with light, and we will discover the joy of creation by completing simple DIY(do it yourself) projects. Shape, colors, patterns and treasure hunts will be organized around the school. There is no good shot or bad shot. Each photo is telling a story of its’ own. We encourage creativity, imagination and brain stimulation by applying existing knowledge from Math, Science, Art.

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.  

GROUP 4

MONDAY – Chess

with Vali Usturoi

TUESDAY – Not bored with Board Games

with Jeni Susanu

Often known as a game for the intellectually gifted, chess is the best sport to exercise the most important organ in our bodies: the brain. The game is widely played around the world today among participants of all ages, from the young to the elderly. According to studies performed in various insti- tutional settings, the game of chess has been shown to yield a number of cognitive benefits in children and elderly alike. Here are some of them: Chess boosts brain power in kids, chess improves IQ and verbal skills, enhances arithmetical skills, boosts emotional intelligence and psycho-social skills.

Objectives
• Encourage children to have fun – which in turn reduces stress
• Encourage creative and strategic thinking
• Encourage children to work through challenges
• Provide ample speaking opportunities as children work together to solve the game

Possible board games
• Who am I?
Is a simple and fun guessing game where players use yes or no questions. It develops children’s ability to make logical deductions.
• Jenga with a twist
Giving traditional Jenga a twist by having children answer a question each time the blocks fall.
• Chutes and ladders
Whether you are completing good deeds and climbing up ladders or being sent sliding down it’s a race to the finish line. No reading is necessary, a fun spinner allows children to engage while practicing their numbers.
• Scrabble
A classic game that helps children to practice spelling and challenge their vocabulary.
• Quoridor – is a must among strategy games. It develops concentration, resource management, and situation analysis.

WEDNESDAY – Yoga for kids

with Fedora Torok

THURSDAY – Dance in the rhythm of drums

with Irinel Manole

Children derive enormous benefits from yoga. Physically, it enhances their flexibility, strength, coordination, and body awareness. In addition, their concentration and sense of calmness and relaxation improves. Doing yoga, children exercise, play, connect more deeply with the inner self, and develop an intimate relationship with the natural world that surrounds them. Yoga brings that marvelous inner light that all children have to the surface.  

The students enjoy learning about a new kind of drum and a new dance, while also developing skills such as quick reflexes and improved hand-eye coordination.

TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP – Drumming provides a sense of belonging, teaches students to work as a team, and promotes verbal and non-verbal communication with others.

DRUM SING DANCE PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Rhythmic Art, Benefits Beyond – A classroom full of students sits in a circle playing a variety of drums, shakers, sticks, and other percussion instruments.
  • Hand-eye coordination and reflexes – Percussion is not just about hitting the drums over and over, it’s about culture, beats, and rhythms.
  • Improves concentration and listening skills – The process of creating music through drums and percussing involves a lot of concentration.
  • Teamwork and leadership – Drumming provides a sense of belonging, teaches students to work as a team, and promotes verbal and non-verbal communication with others.
  • Emotional release – Music gives people the opportunity to freely express emotions non-verbally.