Sunflower ASES Program
The after school program is designed to offer academic tutoring and after school enrichment courses.
• SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING and MATH (STEM) is a hand-on science class where students are exploring science and math concepts by using engineering and technology skills.
Currently the class is working on programing robots.
Soccer: Sunflower hosts two soccer teams, a lower grade team of 1st-3rd graders and an upper grade team made up of 4th -6th graders. The teams play against other ECESD school teams and participate in two scheduled tournaments held on Saturdays.
Art: This class is made up of students of all ages, and consists of building a up art knowledge and skills with hands on projects. The students paint, draw, sculpt with clay, make cultural objects and work with actual mosaics that will become part of a school installation.
Leadership: is a group that works on school spirit, school direction, presentations, and news. This team is the heart and head of the school.
Nutrition and PE: This group is learning other sports like basketball, baseball, volleyball and overall nutritional information that will help children plan meals.
Dance: This group of children enjoy performing, and work on one or two pieces a month. They work in collaboration with the teacher to choreograph dance moves that will be presented to parents once a month.
STEM Class: Robotics
Recent ASES Art Projects
This is a group for upper grade students who want to have a strong voice in the running of the school. This group looks at situational problems and develops how the school will address the issues they propose. They are also the group that plans ASES assemblies, the fire drills, and the beautification projects.
This class has students looking into what makes for healthy living. They will study nutrition and learn how to do many physical activities that show them how to keep their bodies healthy.
Sunflower has two levels of teams. The lower grade team is made up of 1st-3rd graders. Last year, this team won the Soccer Championship Cup.
The upper grade team is made up of 4th -6th graders. This team also plays a season against other schools’ ASES program.
Both teams will be playing at least two Saturday tournaments.
This class is for students who like to learn to dance modern dance. They will help choreograph the dances they are going to perform.
This class has a series of art projects that teach techniques for drawing painting and laying mosaics.
This hands-on science unit covers how to code and program a small robot. The final for this unit is to be able to control the robot.
This hands-on science unit is focusing on force and power. Students will learn about velocity and drag. They will design their own water rocket and have a final competition for which goes the farthest.
This hands-on science unit has students exploring the concepts of how energy works and how to make it useful. Students will learn about how solar batteries work, and apply what they learned about vehicle design principals to design a solar car. They have a final competition to see which car races the fastest.