Class Descriptions

Woods Winter 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!

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SAT English Prep 2018

This session of SAT prep is targeted to helping students prepare for the March 10, 2018 SAT.

This six week intensive course will help students strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and writing skills. Students will read wide range of literature (similar to the passages found in the SAT reading section) and will learn high frequency SAT vocabulary words. In addition, there will be an emphasis on strengthening the foundational skills of reading and writing college-level English.
 
Cost: $250 for the six week session
 
Dates: Wednesdays starting January 31st and ending on March 7th (six weeks)
 
Time: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
 
Location: Room 210
 
Ages: Current 10th and 11th graders
 
What do Ms. Finkelstein's current students say about her approach to instruction?
 
Ms. Finkelstein is the quintessential "English Teacher"!
 
She definitely has a passion for her subject and is open to conversation about it - which is a a really good trait in a teacher.
 
She does a lot of things in class, like group activities, to include the students, instead of just lecturing.
 
She takes time to edit your papers and give outside help on assignments if you need it
 
Driver's Education

Spring Break is coming, and it's a great time to get your child's Driver's Education class over and done with in anticipation of his/her obtaining their driver's license in time for summer!

We have partnered with JORDAN DRIVING SCHOOL OF THE CAROLINAS to offer a compressed Driver's Ed class over Spring Break, as follows:

March 26th - 30th   –   Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 3 p.m

This course is comprised of 30-hours classroom instruction as well as six (6) hours of behind-the-wheel instruction by certified instructors, as required by the NC DMV.  This will be scheduled by Jordan,  based on the student's age (oldest to youngest).

Age Requirement:  Students must be 14-1/2 years of age as of the first day of class (3/26) to take Driver's Education

Other Reqiurements:  North Carolina requires all students to have a DMV basic eye check.  DMV will send a representative to the class to administer the basic eye check

Additional Information:  You will find additional information regarding this course here.

Cost:  Jordan Driving School of the Carolinas is offering Woods a special discounted price for this course of $375 (reduced from $395).

PLEASE NOTE:  Jordan Driving School requires a that a special registration form be completed; you will find that form here. Return it to the school office for processing. 

IMPORTANT:  We need BOTH the completed Jordan Driving School form referenced immediately above AND an online registration through this website to process your child's registration in this Driver's Ed Course:

GO TO  THE "REGISTER" TAB WHICH IS FOURTH OVER FROM THE LEFT

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE TO GO THROUGH THE

ONLINE REGISTARTION PROCESS.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THIS LIMITATION:  Students cannot miss a single class for any reason, including illness, sporting events, out of town, etc.  On-time daily attendance is necessary to pass the course.  (The State's requirement of a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction is non-negotiable and inflexible!)

Yay!  I did it.

Additional Resource:  

North Carolina Driver's Handbook

Before a student driver can apply for a NC driver's license, they'll need to prepare for the written test by studying the traffic rules and regulations in North Carolina.

All of this information is found in the North Carolina Driver's Handbook (REV 2015)—a comprehensive guide to driving in the state. Topics covered in the DMV handbook include:

  • Defensive driving techniques.
  • NC driver's license exams.
  • Basic driving skills.
  • Driving under hazardous conditions.
  • Traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Vehicle registration and titling.
  • Required vehicle inspections in North Carolina.
  • Registering as an organ donor.

 

Session II--Japanese Ninjutsu Martial Arts

 

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 SESSION on January 10th.  Regular classes start January 17th, and end on May 9th (17 weeks). 

Please note that there is no class on March 28th when we are out for Spring Break.

Time:  3:05 - 4:05 p.m. Students should report to The Glade (Room #106)

Open to Students Ages 6+

Registration Fee: $315 Per Session.  

Register on the Quest Center's registration page here.

Kids Yoga with Emily--Session III
NOW OPEN FOR REGISTATION: NEW START DATE OF TUESDAY, JANUARY 9, 2018
Please note that this Session of Yoga will be led by Liz Harden who is filling
in for Emily Behr while she is on maternity break.
 
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:  All students should bring their own yoga mats for use during this class.  Inexpensive Yoga Mats are available for purchase at many local stores; contact me @ akaiyala@woodscharter.org if you need more information about where to get your student a Yoga Mat! 
 
Dates:  Tuesday afternoons starting Tuesday, January 9th and ending Tuesday, February 6th (five weeks) from 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.  

Ages:  6-9

Registration fee:  $80

Supply fee:  $10