Enrichment Activity Schedule

ATTENTION: Information on this page will be updated by August 10, 2020. 

Enrichment Activity Time M, T, TH, F 5:05-5:40 and Wednesday 4:05-5:40

 

Who We Are

August 8 - August 21, 2019

The After School Enrichment theme during the first four weeks of school is “Who We Are”. This includes an overview of the After School Program enrichment, safety procedures, Essential Agreements and much more to acquaint students, parents, and new staff with the after school program. 

 

Sign Language

August 22 - 23, 2019 

Students will be exploring sign language to utilize both in and out of the classroom in an effort to create diverse communicators.

 

Board/Card Games Week

August 26 - 30, 2019

Students will both play and create their own board games. They will be able to show off their games to other students and staff at the Birthday Celebration on August 30.

 

Birthday Celebration

August 30, 2019

Students will help celebrate other students and staff who have had birthdays over the summer. During this time, students will be able to show off the board games they created during the Board/Card Games Week. 

 

Rhyme Time: Poetry/Rap

September 3 - 5, 2019

Students will be able to step aside from conventional writing rules and examine a variety of poetry forms. Do you ever think of poetry when you hear a rap?  Along with writing some poetry, this activity will allow the students to write their very own rap. Students will be invited to show off their raps during the Water Field Day on September 6. 

 

Water Field Day

September 6, 2019

May 21, 2020

Students will splash into fun during the Water Field Days. These days are designed to allow several different wet and dry activities to appeal to all students. 

 

Switch Days

Rotation 1:  September 9 - 30, 2019

Rotation 2:  January 27- February 14, 2019

This activity gives our group leaders the opportunity to teach all of the groups something they are passionate about. During enrichment rotations, students will experience a different enrichment activity every day. The full-time/extended day groups leaders will plan and facilitate activities that reflect their interests and hobbies to a different grade each day of the week during the enrichment activity time.

 

Outdoor Fun OR Movie Day

September 18, 2019

April 15 & 22, 2019

Students will be able to play outside for extended “Outdoor Fun”, if weather permits. If extended outdoor time is not possible, we will watch a fun G-rated movie indoors.

 

International Coffee Day

October 1, 2019

In honor of International Coffee Day, the students will create coffee related crafts utilizing coffee beans and/or coffee filters. 

 

Yoga Fun

October 2, 2019

Students will enjoy a guided yoga activity. They will be encouraged to breath, stretch, and practice body control. Namaste. 

 

Field Day without Water

October 3, 2019

Students will enjoy fun, outdoor guided activities. Several stations will be made available to suit all age groups. 

 

International Taco Day

October 3, 2019

In honor of International Taco Day, the students will create and/or participate in activities celebrating tacos. 

 

Readers Theater

October 14 - 18, 2019

Readers Theater is a fun and interesting way to get students to practice script reading and script writing. For this activity students will read directly from scripts to tell a story in an entertaining form. Students are not asked to memorize their lines. Readers Theater helps students improve confidence and enthusiasm for performing on stage.

 

Mystery at Meridian

October 21 - 31, 2019

This activity will encourage the students to compose a mystery containing all of the necessary ingredients: a setting, a problem to solve, suspects, a detective and a sequence of events.

 

International Week

November 4 - 8, 2019

During this week, we will visit different countries. Each group will look at different countries and explore their cultures, creating a “mini-presentation” to share with others. 

 

Walk the Runway

November 6, 2019 at 5:05 pm

Students will be invited to dress up in any outfit or costume that they would like to show off to their others. Each student who participates will be allowed a 30-second walk down the runway. No masks or toy weapons will be permitted. 

*PARENTS INVITED*

 

Fall Activities/Crafts

November 11 - 15, 2019

Students will create and/or participate in a different Fall themed craft or activity for each day of the week. 

 

Let’s Give Thanks

November 18 - 21, 2019

Students will spend this week exploring ways to be thankful. They will be encouraged to think of things within their home, community, country, and world that they are thankful for. We will brainstorm ways to show our gratitude.  

 

Carnival Themed Birthday Celebration

November 22, 2019

Student will celebrate both peer and staff who have had birthdays between September and November through carnival themed crafts and activities. 

 

In The News

December 2 - 6, 2019

This activity will challenge the students and their inquiry skills. Students will be given the opportunity to interview staff and write news stories about Meridian. They can write in a mock newspaper or can do a mock news desk.

 

Winter Crafts/Activities

December 9 - 13, 2019

Students will create and/or participate in a different Winter themed craft or activity for each day of the week. 

 

Spirit Week

December 16 - 18, 2019

Each day will include a fun and unique activity to boost both student and staff spirit. 

 

PJ Party and Movie Day

December 19, 2019

What better way to end a successful semester than with a PJ party?! Students will be invited to wear their PJs during the school day and this will be extended into after school time. We will enjoy watching a fun, G-rated movie. 

 

Sharing the Planet

January 7 - 14, 2020

During this week, students will look at our planet and think about the many ways we can share, give back, and create peace. This will help lead up to the MLK March. 

 

MLK March

January 15, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Students will have an opportunity to create their own dream of the world. Some students will present/share their dream on the day of the march. We invite all of our Meridian family, friends, and staff to join us as we march around the school parking lot in recognition of this profound holiday.

*PARENTS INVITED*

 

All About Words/Sign Language

January 21 - 24, 2020

Students will be exploring words, word games and more sign language. We will be partaking in fun, age appropriate games and activities designed to encourage communication.

 

Chinese New Year Celebration

January 24, 2020

 

Students will celebrate the Chinese New Year by making crafts, playing games common in Chinese culture, and practicing writing their names in Chinese. 

 

 

Switch Days

Rotation 1:  September 9 - 30, 2019

Rotation 2:  January 27- February 14, 2019

 

This activity gives our group leaders the opportunity to teach all of the groups something they are passionate about. During enrichment rotations, students will experience a different enrichment activity every day. The full-time/extended day groups leaders will plan and facilitate activities that reflect their interests and hobbies to a different grade each day of the week during the enrichment activity time.

 

Valentines Day 

February 14, 2020

Students will create different Valentines Day crafts to celebrate this fun holiday!

 

Random Acts of Kindness

February 18 - 21, 2020

This week will focus on creating caring students through encouraging Random Acts of Kindness. We will discuss the impact that acts of kindness have on others and ways that we can be kind. 

 

International Chips and Salsa Day

February 24, 2020

We will celebrate International Chips and Salsa Day by providing the students with chips and salsa as a snack.

 

Mardi Gras Celebration and Crafts

February 24 - 25, 2020

Students will be welcomed to create different crafts to honor Mardi Gras. We will then spend an afternoon celebrating with different fun activities. 

 

Talent Show

Talent Show Permission Slip Due: February 3

Talent Show Auditions K-2: February 4-5

Talent Show Auditions 3-5: February 6-7

Emcee Auditions: February 7

Final Auditions: February 11

Talent Show Info Session: February 19 at 5 pm

The Show: February 26 at 4:30 pm

Students will be invited to show off their talents and/or hobbies. Please note that all student acts must be practiced at home.

*PARENTS INVITED TO THE SHOW*

 

Discover Your Talents

February 27, 2020

Students who were unable to participate in the Talent Show but feel inspired to show off their skills will be allowed to present to their group. 

 

Birthday Celebration/Glow Stick Dance Party

February 28, 2020

Students will celebrate their peers and staff who have had birthdays in December-February. We will party the afternoon away with a Glow Stick Dance Party. 

 

Read Across America

March 2 - 6, 2020

Bring a Book to Share: March 2

Guest Read Aloud: March 3

Buddy Reading: March 4

March 5: Prep for Story Book Parade

March 6: Story Book Parade

We will spend a week celebrating students’ favorite books. The celebration will end with a Story Book Parade where students will create posters, props, and banners to reflect their favorite story. 

 

Weather Week

March 23 - 27, 2020

Meteorological Day is March 23. We will spend this week exploring the different types of weather, how they form, and how they affect our planet. 

 

Board/Card Games Week

March 30 - April 2, 2020

Students will both play and create their own board games. They will be able to show off their games to other students and staff at the World Party Day on April 3.

 

World Party Day with Board Games

April 3, 2020

World Party Day is celebrated annually on April 3rd and its primary purpose is just to celebrate the joy of being alive! Students will have the ability to choose from several different stations filled with fun activities. 

 

Let’s Move

April 6 - 8, 2020

Each day will hold different guided movement activities to encourage health and wellness. 

 

Decades

Decades Dance Prep: April 13 - May 12, 2020

Decades Dance Performance: May 13, 2020 at 5:00 pm

Group Leaders and students will work together to decide on a specific decade of music to perform to. They will have the ability to choose songs and create choreography specific to their designated decade. 

*PARENTS INVITED TO THE PERFORMANCE*

 

Spirit/Staff Appreciation Week

May 4 - 8, 2020

Students and staff will get to participate in different themed activities each day. We will also focus on showing our appreciation to both school day and after school staff. 

 

End of Year Letters to Grade Level Below

May 14 - 15, 2020

Students will be encouraged to write letters to the grade level below them. They will be asked to give encouraging words of advice to the upcoming grade level. 

 

Preparation for 5th Grade Send Off

May 18 - 19, 2020

Students in K-4 grade will make signs and cards in honor of the 5th Grade Send-Off. The signs will be held high as the 5th grade students march the halls on May 20.

 

5th Grade Send Off

May 20, 2020

This day is designed to honor the 5th grade students moving into secondary school. The 5th grade students will march the halls equipped with homemade graduation caps. They will end the afternoon with a party in their honor.  

*5TH GRADE PARENTS INVITED*

 

 

Thank you for supporting the After School Enrichment Program!

 

Amy Flanigin

Assistant Manager

a.flanigin@mwschool.org

 

*Staff, activities, schedules and events are subject to change.