After-school Enrichment Courses for Kids VancouverPear Tree Education
Pear Tree Education

Enrichment Courses

FOR JAN – MAR 2018!

Starting w/c 9th January, Pear Tree is offering the following after-school enrichment programs. Basic course descriptions are further down the page.

Ages 5-10: Crafting Workshop

Ages 5-10: Kids Can Cook

Ages 5-10: STEM Challenges

Ages 5-10: The Hour of Code

Price per day = $20 + GST
Price for 4-day week = $70 + GST (you save $10!)
Minimum commitment = 1 x calendar month (e.g. all scheduled weeks January)
Courses run from w/c 9th January – 16th March

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Course Descriptions


Crafting Workshop (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

This crafting workshop is inspired by Waldorf and nature! The crafts we are making are natural, hand-made and inspire imaginative play.

Some of the hands-on activities we’ll be doing are branch weaving, hand knitting, sewing, as well as nature and wood crafts.

You’ll be able to take many things you create home!


Kids Can Cook (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

This is a great opportunity for students to learn the basics of kitchen safety, about nutrition and how to prepare tasty and healthy snacks!

We’ll work with common kitchen ingredients like eggs, bread, and fruits.

Students will take home a collection of recipes at the end of the term!


STEM Challenges (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math! Each STEM challenge class will introduce a principle, and in small groups or teams, students will participate in a challenge that works on applying the principle.

Some examples of the challenges include making Lego Ziplines, light circuits, and mini waterslides! Students will be taught to safely work with materials such as glue guns, pulleys and levers, pliers, hammers, LED lights, and batteries.

At the end of each class, students will present their ideas to their peers.

This is a great hands-on class that involves exploration, critical thinking, public speaking and inventing!


The Hour of Code (Ages 5-10) 4-5pm

The weekly Hour of Code at Pear Tree incorporates critical thinking, problem solving, math and creativity.

Students will work with a variety of coding apps and programs, including Little Codr, LightBot, Osmo, Scratch, Tynker and Pear-y, our Dash robot.

Each class will be guided but students will apply problem solving skills and work either in small groups or teams to work through challenges.

Students are not required to bring a device.

Goals for Learning

  • critical thinking
  • problem solving
  • creativity / innovation
  • connect math/science to social studies and real life
  • deep understanding
  • gathering information
  • computer / Internet abilities
  • presentation skills
  • teamwork
  • leadership skills
  • negotiation
  • chronological order
  • responses to problems
  • graphs, timelines, maps
Grades 6-9

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