2014-15 Arts and Enrichment
Art
The visual arts program includes an exploratory and creative process. The early grades use materials and processes such as cutting, drawing, painting and molding to develop fine motor skills and to provide a basic foundation of art knowledge on which to build in later grades. In the upper grades, the processes include drawing, painting, printmaking, collage and sculpture. Lessons are designed and sequenced to continually expand on the students' previous art knowledge and experiences/ skills. By the fifth grade, students will have an extensive understanding of the materials and their appropriate uses.

In our art studio, students will be introduced to the art from different cultures and the works of many artists. They will have an opportunity for hands on experiences that will allow them to appreciate, think, explore and create.


APEX Saturday Tutorial and Basketball Program
Apex for Youth seeks to empower youth to be well-rounded, productive members of society by helping them build their self-confidence, explore academic and career goals, develop a sense of community and service, and gain leadership skills.

Fourth and fifth graders who require additional support in reading and math are invited to attend APEX Saturday Tutorial. Following the tutorial, students who are interested can participate in the basketball program. It teaches students the game of basketball and the values of healthy living, teamwork, and sportsmanship.


Chess
Students in grades K-5 work with Chess Master, Mr. Anatoly Tonkonogy. Chess instruction is provided every Friday for a 10-week cycle. Select students are also asked to participate in Chess Club once a week during their lunch period and the PS 110 Annual Chess Tournament.

Cookshop
This is the core nutrition program of the Food Bank for New York. It introduces lessons on healthy eating and healthy eating choices to Kindergarteners, first graders and parents. They participate in hands-on workshops teaching cooking skills and nutrition information and fosters enthusiasm for fresh, affordable fruits, vegetables and other whole foods.


Girls on the Run
Girls on the Run inspires girls to be happy, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. All interested third through fifth grade girls are encouraged to apply.

Making Books Sing
This program promotes children’s literacy and social development through arts-in-education programs and professional theatre productions. Originally the family theatre and education program of the Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre, Making Books Sing is now an independent nonprofit that inspires children to grow as literate, creative and socially aware individuals. They work with our second and third grade students.

National Dance Institute (NDI)
This program introduces first and fourth grade students to the fundamentals of dance while challenging them creatively and intellectually. The NDI teaching team, comprised of two Teacher/Choreographers and a Musician/Composer, explores how movement and music become dance.

Throughout the year, students explore a curricular theme, which becomes the basis for the end-of-year theatrical performance.

New York Historical Society
History comes to life in the classroom as students explore the New York Historical Society's collections in our interactive classroom programs. Using authentic touch objects and primary images, maps and documents, students experience hands-on history and deepen their understanding of New York’s and America’s past in the classroom. Their inquiry-driven programs expand vocabulary and develop critical thinking skills.

The program is led by a New York Historical Society educator or teaching artist. The work they do supports the Common Core State Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies and New York State Learning Standards for Social Studies and the Arts. They work with our fourth grade students.

NYU Teachers & Writers Collaborative
This program offers students in fourth and fifth grades school-based writing programs led by professional writers. T&W helps students develop creative and imaginative skills, increased motivation and skills in reading, and an improved ability to express their experiences and ideas in writing.

During a T&W writing residency, students think of themselves as writers. And at the end of most T&W programs, students work with the writer to revise their work, which T&W publishes in an anthology.

Paul Taylor
Our kindergarten students explore movement and dance under the guidance of a Paul Taylor dancer. Through the practice of dancing and choreography, they discover new ways to express themselves physically, emotionally and cognitively. As they learn to organize movement in time and space, students explore the basic elements of dance while cultivating their unique expression.

Theater for a New Audience
Theater for a New Audience offers fifth grade students the opportunity to learn about a classical play that they study and interpret. The end of the 10-week course culminates with a performance of the play they studied.

Third Street Music Settlement
Partnered with our school, our Kindergarten through third grade students explore Orff-based music and movement while fourth and fifth grade students participate in chorus or world percussion. The classes are led by teaching artists from Third Street Music Settlement.