A KALEIDOSCOPE IS AN OPTICAL INSTRUMENT IN A ROTATING TUB IN WHICH BITS OF COLORED GLASS, ETC. ARE SHOWN BY REFLECTION IN CONTINUALLY CHANGING SYMMETRICAL FORM; FROM ONE BEAUTIFUL, EXCITING EXPERIENCE TO ANOTHER.
When one sees a kaleidoscope, one sees beautiful, exciting, continually changing forms; things of beautiful. This is the case in Southern Avenue Elementary Charter School’s Creative Arts Program; therefore, this program is called Kaleidoscope.
Participation in this program is mandatory and enthusiastically encouraged for all children. Kaleidoscope is not being offered to just give the children meaningless, busy-work, after-school activities. This is an integral part of Southern Avenue Charter Elementary School’s “holistic” approach to education the whole children. This is a goal-oriented program.
The goal of Kaleidoscope is to: Increase each child’s learning forever by providing an exciting of: creative arts as a means of self-expression through the arts: cultural development as a means of successfully function in a culturally diverse society; and cognitive developing and higher order thinking activities as a means of developing a positive self concept.
Kaleidoscope (Creative Arts) & Sports
- Book Clubs
KALEIDOSCOPE OFFERINGS CHANGE FROM YEAR TO YEAR!
The Kaleidoscope program begins after Labor Day each year. Remember, Kaleidoscope takes place each Thursday afternoon from 2:30 -3:30. Dismissal will begin at 3:45 after Kaleidoscope. A form is sent home each year before Kaleidoscope begins requesting parents to rank the top choices for their scholar’s Kaleidoscope placement. Please be on the look out for this information to be sent home with your scholar at the end of August each year.
Kaleidoscope first choices are not guaranteed due to limited space in each class.