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Junior Adventurers: Magical and Mythical Creatures Collectors' Club

Shiny Happy Kids Alexandra McCarty STEM DINOS ART
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(782)
Do you love dragons, elves, mermaids and unicorns? We will travel the world in search of fantasy creatures from stories and mythology and add them to our weekly "field guide" journal. Includes games, stories, social skills, + show-and-tell.

Class experience

US Grade Kindergarten - 3
While the main focus will be on allowing young fantasy enthusiasts to share their love of mythological and magical beings, we will also be practicing important social and educational skills as we learn about habitats, adaptation, and other STEAM concepts.  The short creature lesson at the beginning will provide a framework for these discussions and will help the young explorer to build and develop observation, recreation, and communication skills, as well as foster curiosity, wonder, and interest in the world around them, big and small, real and imagined.  The field guide will serve as a fun keepsake and reference for future fantasy studies and reflection.
I'm so excited to share my love of magical creatures with you!  I've been teaching STEAM and social studies topics like this one to preschool through middle school for 8 years through an independent STEAM education company, and I'm really looking forward to connecting with new students here on Outschool.  Not only will we be learning about the fantastic world of magical beasts--but we'll sneak in some colors, numbers and math, comparing and contrasting, observation, movement and more--all things that preK-through-2nd graders love to learn and practice!  Best of all, your child will have the opportunity to share, share, share all of their favorite magical facts and stories!
Homework Offered
Occasional extension activities or videos may be provided between meetings, but are always optional and will not affect in-class participation. Students who wish to complete these extra activities will be encouraged to share them virtually in the classroom posts or during the "show and tell" portion of our weekly live meeting.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
No formal assessment unless by parent request.
Grades Offered
Shiny Happy Kids is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, affirming space for all kinds of learners.  Growing up as neurodivergent and gifted kids, our teachers understand the need for classrooms where everyone gets to shine!
Access to a printer is required for this class.
A sketchbook, preferably spiral bound for ease of use, at least 7X9 inches or larger, with a side-by-side format if possible.
Colored pencils, crayons, markers.
Pencil and eraser.
Scissors and glue.
Other creative materials may occasionally be requested, such as LEGO or DUPLO bricks, clay, playdough, or other building/making supplies.
Extension activities may require additional materials, but will mostly be easy-to-find, common household items, and are never required.
All material will be presented in a sensitive, age-appropriate manner.  The approach will be light-hearted, fun, and often silly.  The emphasis will be on what these creatures look like, their main features, non-scary stories, legends, and fairy tales where we find them.  All mythological content will be based on kid-friendly versions.
Rising Star
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(782)
SHINY HAPPY KIDS is an educational organization that is committed to creating spaces where all kids can come together to explore ideas and face challenges together in a safe, inclusive, positive space.
The best part about our classroom is that we... 
Group Class


1x per week
45 min

Completed by 83 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 4-8
4-6 learners per class

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