Class Descriptions

Woods Fall Wonders strives to offer lots of variety in our after-school classes, with a goal of

having something to interest all our students.  

Email us via the "Contact Us" tab if you have any suggestions of classes we may want to add to our schedule!

Chess Academy

       

This nine week class will teach students the fundamentals of the game of chess.  Students will spend the first 15-20 minutes learning a specific lesson on the game and its strategy, and then spend the next 40-50 minutes playing the game.  Learn more about Chess Academy's class curriculum here.  Visit the Triangle Chess Center's website to learn more about the group's history, mission and philosophy.  Also, please note that Triangle Chess offers Open Free Play at which all chess players are welcome on Wednesday Nights from 5:30-8:30 and Saturday Afternoons from 1:00-5:00.  

Dates:  Thursday afternoons for nine weeks, starting September 14th and ending November 16th (Please note:  No class October 12th due to early dismissal)

Time:  3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ages:  Grades 2-6

Registration fee:  $145

Japanese Ninjutsu Martial Arts Session I

 

The Quest Center's program teaches the oldest recorded form of martial art from Japan.

The integration of tradition and personal growth provides multiple benefits to students including:

  • physical awareness and fitness
  • mental discipline
  • motivation to improve
  • motivation to accomplish difficult tasks                                                                                                                                       
  • decreased hostility and aggression
  • self regulation of thoughts, emotions and behavior
  • self-esteem and self-acceptan

For more information about the Quest Center's programs, check out their website:  http://chquestcenter.com/.

Schedule:  Wednesday afternoons, starting with a FREE DEMO class on September 13th with regular classes starting on September 20th and ending on December 13th (12 weeks)

Please note that there is no class on November 22nd due to Thanksgiving Break

Time:  3:05 - 4:05 p.m. Students should report to The Glade (Room #

Open to Students Ages 6+

Registration Fee: $315 Per Session.  

Register on the Quest Center's registration page here

Kids Yoga with Emily--Session II
 
In this class, kids will learn about yoga in a fun and exciting way! Poses, basic breath work, and games will be used to teach kids yoga in a way that they understand.
Each class will have a different theme. We will read books, play games, and explore mindfulness and yoga exercises based on that theme.
 
PLEASE NOTE:  A special Waiver is required before students can participate in this class.  You will find it here.
 
ALSO PLEASE NOTE:  We'd like students to bring their own yoga mats, if possible.  Please email me at akaiyala@woodscharter.org if you do NOT have a yoga mat!
 
Dates:  Tuesday afternoons starting Tuesday, October 17th and ending November 14th (five weeks) from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
 
 

 

Ages:  6-9

Registration fee:  $80

Supply fee:  $20

Running with the Wolves

 

Students need to be wearing appropriate running clothes which are also suited to the weather conditions, and also be wearing running or tennis shoes.  No sandals, crocs, flip flops or boots may be worn for running.  Students should also have a bottled water or water bottle to ensure proper hydration.   Parents need to park and walk into the Great Room to pick up their child once practice has ended, and must arrive to do so not later than 4:20 p.m. as no supervision is available for students once running club has concluded.  

Join the Wolfpack After-School Running Club!  Students' participation in a running program has numerous proven benefits, including:

Physical Benefits

Increased physical fitness is the most obvious benefit to participating in a sports program:

  • Kids who regularly participate in running show increased coordination and better overall health than their peers who do not get involved.
  • Increased physical activity allows for better weight management as well.

 

Social Skills

Participating in sports will help your child build social skills:

  • By working with others on her team, your child can understand the concept of teamwork and hone leadership skills.
  • Your child will learn about sportsmanship and treating others with respect.
  • Finally, your child will also learn about the concept of success vs. failure, and about the dedication it takes to achieve success.

 

Fun

Participating in sports is just plain fun for kids:

  • It allows them to enjoy time spent with their friends.
  • It also encourages them to make new friends
Dates and Times:  3:15-4:15 Mondays & Wednesdays, starting on September 25th and ending on November 8th.  There will be a fun end-of-season party to celebrate our accomplishments on a date TBA!  This season's 5k race will be held at Woods on Saturday, November 11th. 
Please note:  There will be no running club on the following day/date due to its being a school holiday:

Monday, October 9th

Grades:  First through fourth grade girls and boys are invited to participate

Registration Fee: $125 (includes a cool t-shirt and entry fee for the 5K)