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Family Fun Night

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Champions Club @ I.S. 211 (The afterschool Corporation)

Shonda Murphy

1001 East 100th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11236



Activity Description

Parents are invited to take part in the program activities with their children. Students are asked to select an activity that both they and their parents can share in and that the students think they all will enjoy. The specific activity is secondary to the idea of getting parents into the program and facilitating their participation with their children in activities that the family can enjoy. Several activities are offered‚ including cooking‚ basketball‚ and rhyming 101.

Number of Students Involved in This Activity: 80

Range of Student Ages: Eleven to fourteen years old

Duration of Activity: Two hours

Relevant Contextual or Demographic Information: Parents in the neighborhood are working class‚ so they may not have time to share focusing on children solely.

Academic ContentWhat is the academic content of this activity? Literacy Math Science
It depends on the particular activity: Cooking enhances science skills (measuring‚ effects of heat and solids‚ liquids) literacy and math. All of the program activities involve an academic component: basketball-score-tracking‚ teamwork‚ fitness‚ rhyming 101-literacy‚ poetry‚ rhyming& and writing.

Strong RelationshipsHow does this activity create strong relationships?
The participants are working with their parents to make the event successful. They work together in selecting activities and in accomplishing them. Students are also encouraged to interact closely with program instructors.

Decision MakingWhat opportunities are there for authentic decision making?
Students and parents must work together to select an activity. The activity they select may not necessarily be one that they participate in during afterschool but one that both they and their parents will enjoy.

Student LeadershipWhat student leadership opportunities are there?
Students are in a position to teach their parents (i.e.‚ what they are learning/doing at the Champions Club‚ how it operates‚ what activities they participate in and how to do them). They practice decision-making.


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