After School Clubs??

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  1. sarsah3

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    Does anyone run any clubs? I am considering asking my principal if I can have a book club with kids and/or parents? I am just wondering what those of you do.
     
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    I have a science club for 2nd and 3rd grade. We meet for 1/2 an hour once a month and complete experiments.

    One of my colleagues has a stamp club. They work with stamp collecting (not sure exactly what they do.)

    We also have an after school stock market club for 6th grade, a cup stacking club for 4th and up, and a photo club.
     
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    We have a garden club (we have a courtyard so it makes it easy). My friend runs that and they do a lot of activities in the fall and the spring.

    I received a grant to start an afterschool club this year. I'm in the process of figuring all of the logistics out. I'm excited! Its a community service and school spirit club for 2nd and 3rd graders.
     
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    We have an after school fitness club.
     
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    What grade/level are you in?
     
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    Our school has art club, various sports, beading, sometimes ecology, cooking (for K-2), Spanish, computer. I usually tutor so I don't do a club. This year, though, I am going to do a math 'club' for kids who are below grade level or just squeaking by.

    At our school, you charge for the club, school collects the money, takes 20 or 15%, and gives you the rest.
     
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    Our school has a garden club, a chess club, and an FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). The FCA actually meets on Friday mornings before school. We're a relatively new school and clubs are just starting to pop up. There probably are a couple more, but I'm in Kinder, a world to our own!

    I think a BOOK CLUB is a FABULOUS idea! And so timely...with Oprah making them popular again, who could possible have a problem with it?! :-D
     
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    I run the newspaper staff. (AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.)

    I have ideas for guest speakers this coming year as well as different focuses. We meet every other Thursday afternoon.
     
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    I'm the sponsor and adviser (advisor looks better, but my spell check says it's the wrong spelling) for our school's Junior Classical League. The JCL is a national organization for students of Latin and ancient Greek.

    We do community service events, fundraising to attend conventions, and compete at state and national conventions. The kids participate in written tests (Latin grammar, derivatives, mythology, Roman life and customs, etc.), Olympika (chariot races, gladiatorial combat, foot races, etc.), and a whole bunch of other things.

    We meet weekly on Thursday afternoons. I get a small stipend from the school, but I'd do it for free.
     
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    How cool is that. Boy, I wish we taught Latin in our school (how often do you hear THAT??!!) Great idea for a club!
     
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    my children have a homework club, rock wall club,chess club,cooking and more. they have a routine six week session. they love it.
     
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    Thank you for the link! At my alma mater, North Dakota State University, the acceptable term was 'adviser.'

    As a Latinist, it's easy for me to see the argument either way. Latin gives us many words in English describing a person, and we usually spell these words with an 'or' ending: doctor, actor.

    We also get these sorts of words from other languages or directly from Middle English, but they're often spelled with an 'er': teacher, lawyer.

    Eh.
     
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    We have so many clubs at our school. The card club is one the boys love (not Vegas cards, but trading cards), dance club, spirit club, Beta club, drama club, FACS club and I sponsor the National Junior Honor Society which is a service club.
     
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    some survival tips for club sponsors.
    Survival tips.
    Allow the kids to do the work.
    You have the last word on all decisions.

    Set up a system of pay for work. This can be science money rather than US $. If they sell candy, so many dollars, pizza so many dollars, help with the science fair so many dollars. Your treasurer will have to keep tabs on all of this. For a large club you will need two treasurers, one for auditing.

    Have a goal - field trips are always popular. Kids who have earned so many science dollars can go. Maybe they can buy part of their way to the field trip ( 5 US $ = 1 science dollar) but at least part of their cost should be paid for in science dollars. This is a great incentive to participate, the rich kids cannot just buy their way in without active participation in the club. Also field trips are a privilege not a right. If a student misbehaves or cannot be trusted they do not have the privilege of attending a field trip.

    More tips at

    http://www.wetheteachers.com/viewfiles.php?fid=319

    VA
     
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    We have...an art club, an environmental club, a student council, a music club, and a homework club. This is for various elementary grades.
     
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    Thank you all so much! You have given me great ideas.
     
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    We have a model train club
     
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    I am planning on a homework club for all ELL students in the building. Although I may have to open it to any interested students. I'm in the process of checking that out.
     
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    Some very nice ideas, thank you.

    I have an NHS club (National Honor Society). When I picked up the club it was in pieces and I am trying to figure out how to build it up. The ideas on this thread are awsome. I cannot wait to try a few!

    I am thinking about starting a science club too. Not too sure what we would do, though.
     
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    Me too! I took over as advisor last year shortly before new member selection. O man, what a disaster. The by-laws had not been revised for many years, leaving what seemed to be many loopholes. I spent at least a month researching other chapter by-laws and studying the national handbook so I could revise our by-laws. Insane! In the end it all worked out. I LOVE working with my NHS kids! Our chapter service project was a BLAST!
     
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    Lucky you. Most of my kids are in so they can list NHS on their applications. Getting them to do stuff is hard! I've got some ideas for this year that I hope will work.
     
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    And part of the few ingredients to any student club...

    At least 1 or 2 goal projects for the group for the year...I like one for service, one for the kids to have fun

    Regular meetings, attendance every so many sessions is mandatory to maintain membership

    A treasurer to collect $$$

    And guests are always appreciated!
     

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