The BCS “After School Club” kicked off for the second semester last Monday, Jan. 27. In this second session of the year, the students will be focusing on problem-solving and social skills. To improve these skills, students participating will get to play interactive games that require strategy and advanced thinking.
In the past, only students in grades 4-6 who met criteria based on testing scores were nominated for the “After School Club”. For the spring semester, the club instructors Sheila Philips and Shauna Wilken wanted to give these advanced learning skills opportunities to any student that wanted to participate. The club will run in three four-week sessions; one for fourth graders, one for fifth graders, and one for sixth graders. Fifth graders are tentatively set to start their four weeks on February 24 and sixth graders on March 23. Permission slips will be sent home soon for those two groups.
On Monday, twelve fourth graders were divided into groups and had opportunities to play checkers, Yahtzee, Mancala, Blokus, and Otrio. These students will continue for three more weeks with new games being introduced throughout the session.