The school provides an after school program from 3:00–6:00 p.m. for 3-10 year olds, and 3:00-5:30 p.m. for toddlers. The after school program includes sports, arts and crafts, study hall, and outdoor recreational play. Extra fee is required.
Children in the 1st/2nd grade class make monthly visits to a local nursing home facility, integrating this experience into their daily lives. This experience promotes a greater sense of community with others outside of the school and encourages children to learn to honor their elders.
Awakening Seed is dedicated to providing our students with quality food experiences. We have created a special website devoted to food practices, resources, a food blog, lunch ideas and our evolving food curriculum. Check out our website at http://www.seedfood.awakeningseedschool.org.
Awakening Seed Green School Program
General information about the Seed Green School Plan and the school’s participation in the healing and sustaining of Planet Earth is included here.
Outdoor Education Program
Each classroom has an outdoor classroom area that is used for gardening, science experiments, ecology studies, special projects, community outreach, and individual work. Awakening Seed has a community garden and a schoolyard habitat for observing wildlife.
In June and July, Awakening Seed offers a summer program for children ranging from toddlers through 6th grade. This program is separate from the regular school year and is open to current and former Awakening Seeds, as well as children who attend other schools throughout the year. Download 2013 enrollment form. More information on this summer’s activities available in the Summer newsletter.
The summer program offers a series of concentrated courses of study, varying in length from one to two weeks and includes academic enrichment, arts and crafts, drama and theater, science, cooking, and various content studies. Special classes such as Yoga, Music, Spanish, and Creative Movement (P.E.) are offered throughout the summer.
Registration for SUMMER 2013 begins on Tuesday, February 19. Children who attend all six weeks, five days a week will be given registration priority.
Love and Logic Workshops
Awakening Seed offers free Love and Logic parenting workshops to all Seed parents. Workshops are offered twice a year with times and dates varying. The workshops are open to non-Seed families at a minimal cost. For more information about the Awakening Seed Love and Logic trainings, go to Love and Logic 12.
Art Masterpiece is an opportunity for students to take a deeper look at the works of famous artists throughout history. Five times a year parents sign up to present a brief lesson about different artists to a designated class. Posters and resources are available to teach about the artists and a follow-up art activity is offered. The results are impressive. This is an excellent way for parents to fulfill their volunteer hour requirements. For more information check out the flyer for Art Masterpiece.
Other Programs and Special Events
Various special programs and events occur throughout the year. A few are:
- Halloween carnival
- Celebration of the Winter Solstice
- All school Spring Picnic
Guest storytellers, speakers, and musicians
Field trips to museums, performances, local exhibits
- Demonstration classes for ASU education students
Schoolwide Earth Day celebration
Awakening Seed offers yoga instruction to students of all ages through the P. E. program. Children have their own mats and playfully learn to develop balance, concentration, and spatial awareness through their yoga practice. In addition to gaining self-confidence, physical strength and flexibility, they learn many valuable techniques for calming their minds and bodies, which enables them to be happier and healthier children.
For further information about other yoga programs for children (and adults) see Desert Song Yoga.