Special Programs at Sherwood
Students at Sherwood have opportunities to experience gardening, cooking, art, music, physical education and extracurricular activities. Here are a few of our special programs.
Gardening & Cooking with Chef Richie
After 25 years as a professional chef, Chef Richie has "retired" to his dream job at Sherwood Montessori where he runs the Edible Schoolyard 'Cook with the food you grow' program and its offshoots which include agripreneurism (the school holds its own weekly farmers' market), journalism (an annual school cookbook) and philanthropy.
P.E. with Kimberly
Kimberly leads our physical education program, where each teacher's class gets structured time for movement, games and exercise. Kimberly encourages each child to do their personal best and have fun. Hoola-hoops, parachute, and jumprope are some of the kids' favorites. Most importantly, vigorous exercise energizes the brain, builds full-body coordination, and instills good habits for physical wellness.
Music with Kara
Through the use of tone bars, group signing, rhythm instruments and hands on materials, Kara teaches basic musicianship including rhythm and notation. Ear training and sight reading are also introduced at developmentally appropriate levels through games and group play. But Music at Sherwood encompasses more than just learning notes and rhythm. It's an opportunity to reinforce core values of the school by teaching songs that emphasize mutual respect, conflict resolution and community. The voices of the children as they sing about caring for one another and empathy are evidence that these themes speak loudly to them. A highlight of our musical year together is the annual Winter Performance held in December. Each class is given the opportunity to perform (through music, drama and other performing art mediums). From Kindergarten through Middle School, our students present a beautiful picture of creativity in the Performing Arts at Sherwood.
Extended Day Program (morning & afternoon)
Our before and after school program has been dubbed Extended Day because our goal is to create a program that is a learning extension of the regular school day. Whether your child attends our program before or after school, we hope to provide an enriched experience for them. The program includes healthy snack time, time to do homework/quietly look at books, outside time, and activities such as arts and crafts. Parents will need to register their children for the program. Click here for more details about our Extended Day Program.
Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run is WAY more than a running program. Meeting in small teams of 8-15 girls taught by certified Girls on the Run coaches, we teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. Running is used to encourage lifelong health and fitness and build confidence through accomplishment. At the season's conclusion, the girls will implement a community service project and complete a 5K (3.1 miles) fun run. Completing the 5K gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals and teaching girls that they CAN.
Visit the website to learn all about the program and complete the registration forms. www.GOTRbuttecounty.org