Smartiepants

Social Butterflies with Kelly Zimner

Wednesdays 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

October 19th - December 7th

SIGN UP / LOG IN TO CONTINUE Class fee: $240 + HST Age group: Geared to kids in JK, SK & Gr.1
NEW PROGRAM!!
8 Weeks: Wednesday October 19th to Wednesday  December 7th 
What is Social Butterflies?
Social butterflies is a unique and creative program that is designed to teach fundamental social skills for everyday life experiences. Our program targets all of our amazing learners out there and is designed to make learning about their social environment exciting! Through visual arts, science, and active learning techniques, our butterflies will not only have a blast but will learn the importance of respect, friendships, and active communication! Our program aims to bring out the true social butterfly in everyone!
Who is Kelly Zimner?
Kelly Zimner is a Special Needs Educator in Toronto and has been working for 8 years in the private system. With a Bachelors of Education from McGill, and Masters of Teaching from OISE, Kelly brings lots of knowledge, experience, and creativity to share with the butterflies!
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What can you expect in a Social Butterflies class?

Children of all ages thrive and excel with routine. When they know what to expect, they feel optimistic, motivated and at ease! Each lesson of our program follows a specific routine to have our learners feel confident, excited and positive!

15 minutes Free Exploration: There will be a variety of stations of activities for the butterflies  to explore and enjoy! On their own or with friends they will explore the target social theme of the week. Each activity will meet the needs of all our amazing multiple intelligence learners ! Through visual, verbal, kinaesthetic and hands on activities, your child will love exploring our social theme!

15 minutes: Circle Time! Our main theme will be presented through an engaging and hands-on lesson with the whole group!

15 minutes: Science/Art based Exploration: Our butterflies will further develop their understanding of the lesson’s theme with a choice of an art or science based activity. This section of the class will foster exploration, knowledge and  independence !

5 minutes:  Clean up 

10 minutes: Group Review Game 

After each lesson each butterfly will take home a learning gift to help them practice what they learned that day!

Themes of the week: Emotions, Respect, Active Listening, Conflict Resolution, Friendships, Manners & Flexibility

 

Class Location

Smartiepants

1136 Eglinton Avenue West

Fall Session Info

IN-CLASS PROTOCOLS

  • Masking is OPTIONAL in classes as of Sept 12, 2022
  • All Smartiepants/SmartieGym Staff are triple vaccinated
  • Capacity inside Smartiepants will be 12 kids, capacity inside SmartieGym will be 15 kids
  • All children will not be required to wear a mask, but may do so if preferred
  • All children will be allowed to bring an allergen-free snack & water to class (age-dependent)
  • Commercial grade HEPA-Filter will be on throughout the whole day to help purify the air
  • Please do not come to class if you or your child are newly experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (runny nose, sore throat, cough etc). If you have tested negative, previously had COVID or symptoms are progressively improving, you may be permitted into class. Please email us with information to help navigate the screening process.

IMPORTANT POLICIES

  • Smartiepants/SmartieGym reserves the right to cancel a program due to low enrolment (you will receive a full refund)
  • If the session/pro-rated classes are cancelled due to a government-mandated shut down – Smartiepants/SmartieGym will offer you alternative programming in lieu of classes or will provide credit options
  • If your child is absent from a class, we will not provide makeup classes or credits/refund
  • There is some free and some paid street parking; Green P Free Parking ‘CROSSTOWN’ Code  – Smartiepants ID: 6130, SmartieGym ID: 6102 or 6143
  • Strollers may be parked outside of Smartiepants/SmartieGym – feel free to bring a stroller lock in order to lock your stroller to the bike rack. Smartiepants/SmartieGym is not responsible for any loss or theft of items left outside