FAST Classes: 2019/20

For the 2019/20 school-year I’ll be offering 3 FAST classes, including “RoboPaws” (not to be confused with the VEX Robotics Competition Club that meets in the mornings) as replacement for Steady Paws.

Green Paws Junior with Mr. Giunta: This 13-course class will provide students with the opportunity to explore student-driven STEM topics and to help keep Tritt Elementary Green! This hands-on class will spend time outside gardening, hiking, examining stream ecology, and creating awareness for the school’s environmental efforts! We’ll also make crafts and play games that will teach students about food chains and habitats. What kind of paw print will your student leave? Classes will be every Monday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between August 12th and December 2nd, with no class on 9/2, 9/23, 10/14 or 11/25. Kindergarten – 1st Grades. Class size is limited to 20 students. Cost is $200 per student, which includes all materials. Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC. 

RoboPaws 101 with Mr. Giunta: In this 12-week course students will study energy and collisions. Classes will be every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between August 14th and November 20th, with no class on 8/28, 9/25, or 10/16. Grades 3rd - 5th. Class size is limited to the first 20 students to enroll. Minimum class size is 10. Cost is $200 per student.  Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC.

Green Paws with Mr. Giunta: This 13-week course will provide students with the opportunity to explore student-driven STEM topics and to help keep Tritt Elementary Green! This hands-on class will spend time outside gardening, hiking, examining stream ecology, and creating awareness for the school’s environmental efforts! We’ll also make crafts like bird nest boxes, and goo for those rainy day blues. Games will teach students about food chains and habitats. What kind of paw print will your student leave? Classes will be every Thursday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between August 15th and December 5th, with no class on 9/26, 10/10, 10/17 or 11/28. Grades 2nd – 4th. Class size is limited to 20 students. Cost is $200 per student, which includes all materials. Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC.

Register NOW for Spring FAST classes!

Steady Paws MD with Mr. Giunta: In this 12-week course students will investigate biomedical sciences and biomedical engineering.  We’ll study how infections spread, create 3D printed models, solve biomedical design challenges, dissect animal organs, and of course, make fake snot. Does your student have a steady enough hand to get the job done? Classes will be every Monday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between January 14th and April 22nd, with no class on 1/21, 2/18 or 4/1. Grades 4th and 5th. Class size is limited to the first 20 students to enroll. Minimum class size is 10. Cost is $200 per student.  Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC. REGISTER HERE

Green Paws with Mr. Giunta: This 12-week course will provide students with the opportunity to explore student-driven STEM topics and to help keep Tritt Elementary Green! This hands-on class will spend time outside gardening, hiking, examining stream ecology, and creating awareness for the school’s environmental efforts! We’ll also make crafts like bird nest boxes, and goo for those rainy day blues. Games will teach students about food chains and habitats. What kind of paw print will your student leave? Classes will be every Thursday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between January 17th and April 25th, with no class on 1/31, 2/21 or 4/5. Grades 2nd – 3rd. Class size is limited to 20 students. Cost is $200 per student, which includes all materials. Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC. REGISTER HERE.

Green Paws Junior with Mr. Giunta: SOLD OUT! This 12-course class will provide students with the opportunity to explore student-driven STEM topics and to help keep Tritt Elementary Green! This hands-on class will spend time outside gardening, hiking, examining stream ecology, and creating awareness for the school’s environmental efforts! We’ll also make crafts and play games that will teach students about food chains and habitats. What kind of paw print will your student leave? Classes will be every Friday afternoon from 2:30-3:30 between January 18th and April 26th, with no class on 2/1, 2/22 or 4/6. Kindergarten – 1st Grades. Class size is limited to 20 students. Cost is $200 per student, which includes all materials. Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC. 

Can you hear me now???

Steady Paws took a shot at bio-engineering their own hearing aids!

Steady Paws / Green Paws / Green Paws Jr are FULL!

It is already time to sign-up for FAST classes! Use the links below to enroll your student today! Cost for each class is $200, payable by check to "Blue Jay Education, LLC" before the first class. 

Steady Paws MD, a biomedical science and engineering class for 4th/5th graders, on Mondays from 2:30-3:30. Activities include making fake snot, studying bacteria and infections, using 3D printing to solve problems, and dissection! 

Green Paws, an environmental science and gardening class for 2nd/3rd graders, Thursdays from 2:30-3:30. Activities include nature hikes, stream studies, crafts (eg pine cone bird feeders), games (eg camouflage), and opportunities to grow / harvest / and eat food from the garden.

Green Paws Junior, an environmental science and gardening class for K/1st graders, on Fridays from 2:30-3:30. Activities include nature hikes, stream studies, crafts (eg pine cone bird feeders), games (eg camouflage), and opportunities to grow / harvest / and eat food from the garden. 

Email Mr. Giunta at Joseph.Giunta@cobbk12.org (or text at 772-532-3928) with any questions. 

Water Wednesdays, all summer long.

Every Wednesday this summer I'll be at the school gardens from 11AM-Noon watering, weeding, and harvesting. Everyone is welcome to come! Here are some pics of our summer so far: 

What's on your mind?

The 4th and 5th grade students in Steady Paws MD got to dissect sheep brains as a culmination of all their studies this semester! A big thank you to Opal Patel (Krish and Anya's mom), without her expertise we never could have done it! 

Tritt Summer Camp Registration Open!

TRITT SUMMER CAMP 2018! Specials teachers will once again be offering the best of Visual & Performing Arts, Computer Lab & Technology, Indoor & Outside Games, and Science & Gardening in a summer camp for rising 1st-5th grade Tritt students. Camp will run from June 4th -7th, from 9AM-3PM each day, for $175. Make checks payable to "Tritt Elementary" with "Summer Camp" in the notes. Students can enroll from 3pm-5pm for an additional $50. Price increases on April 9th to $225. Spaces are limited, REGISTER NOW!

Registration is OPEN for Spring F.A.S.T classes!

This Spring I will be offering THREE F.A.S.T. classes, including the brand new "Steady Paws MD" for fourth and fifth graders! All classes are from 2:30 - 3:30. Learn more and register at the links below!

Mondays: Steady Paws MD. This new class is open to 4th and 5th graders only. We'll investigate biomedical sciences by tracking the spread of an "infection", coding apps to test reflexes, printing 3D models, making fake blood and more! Download the registration form here.

Thursdays: Green Paws. Open to 2nd and 3rd grade students, this popular class digs deep into gardening and nature study. Students use the Nature Nook for additional gardening opportunities , and crafts and games teach about the environment. Download the registration form here

Fridays: Green Paws Junior. This introductory course is for Kindergarten - 2nd Grades. We'll do most of what the older students are doing, but with less of the heavy lifting :-). Download the registration form here

All classes are $200, which includes supplies. Checks should be made payable to Blue Jay Education LLC. Thursday and Friday classes are likely to sell out. 

Green Paws Registration is OPEN!!!

Welcome back to school everyone!!! I can't wait to explore all sort of science with you this year!

If you love science as much as I do, then you should consider signing up for GREEN PAWS, my after-school FAST class. We go hiking, explore the creek, do lots of gardening, eat all those fun fruits and veggies we grow, play -themed games, and build crafts inspired from nature! 

Green Paws meets on Thursdays from 2:30-3:30 and is for 2nd-5th graders. 

Green Paws Jr. meets on Fridays from 2:30-3:30 and is for 1st-3rd graders. 

You can sign up on Tritt Tiger Foundation website. Cost is $180 per student. 

 

 

Summertime, and the picking is easy.

So thankful to the Green Paws kiddos that have been able to meet me at Tritt this summer in order to harvest our gardens! I'll send out an email next time I'm headed that way! 

Green Paws Summer Camp!

Green Paws Summer Camp was a blast! We went on hikes, found salamanders in the creek, planted wildflower seeds in the vertical gardens, picked carrots, played games, ate popsicles, planted fruits and veggies, created artwork using rubber worms, and had a great time overall! 

Harvesting Carrots and Helping Birds!

After a week of playing habitat games before the February break, it was back to work in Green Paws. While we were weeding, the Thursday class harvested about 60 carrots between 1-4" each. These were holdovers from the class that ended last November, but moving forward we'll always plant some root veggies to grow over the winter. 

Friday's class helped plan out our garden schedule for the semester, but even more fun were the bird nesting boxes we created! We cut doors in recycled milk jugs (I'm always collecting those) and added a bunch of red string. Our hope is that nesting song birds use the strings to help build/line their nests and that we can spy on them from the ground. You could also add dryer lint, hair from a brush, and other yarns and strings to entice them to use your nesting box! 

Elephant Toothpaste

We finished the semester with a big in the Thursday Green Paws class by making elephant toothpaste. Jimmy Kimmel's version in the video below is a little more intense, but we still pulled it off :-)

You can make your own by following Science Bob's recipe: https://sciencebob.com/fantastic-foamy-fountain/

Dessert Island

We wrapped up our semester of Green Paws Jr. by taking a closer look at dirt - specifically the layers that make up our soil. Of course, the best way to do that is to make a model... out of pudding, cookies and gummy worms! 

 

Summer Veggies Harvest

It was a hard summer and fall on our crops at school, and by the time we got back in early August many of our crops had died from the extreme heat and drought. In late June though I was able to stop by Tritt and harvest corn, beans and squash from our "3 Sisters Gardens", and tomato and peppers from the "marinara garden". We'll head into Summer 2017 with new crops in mind and a sustainable watering schedule. 

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Green Paws Jr. (K-2nd) FAST Registration - Spring 2017

Green Paws Junior with Mr. Giunta

(K – 2nd)

This 12-week course will provide students with the opportunity to explore student-driven STEM topics and to help keep Tritt Elementary Green! This hands-on class will spend time outside gardening, hiking, examining stream ecology, and creating awareness for the school’s environmental efforts! We’ll also make crafts like bird nest boxes, and goo for those rainy day blues. Games will teach students about food chains and habitats. Download the form here, or email Mr. Giunta with the information below. 

Classes will be offered on Friday afternoons from 2:30-3:30 for Kindergarten thru 2nd grades. Classes run between February 10th and May 19th, with no class on 2/24 or 4/7.   

Class size is limited to the first 20 students to enroll. Cost is $180 per student, which includes all materials.

Payment should be made by check to Blue Jay Education LLC.

Green Paws Junior class of Fall 2016 making rainy day "goo". 

Green Paws Junior class of Fall 2016 making rainy day "goo". 

 

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