• Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy Phoenix Hobbies

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Title of Activity Teams Meeting Link Name of Sponsor(s) Needed links
Baking Up Batches of Fun! https://bit.ly/3wDtD1g Pamela (Beth) Walker
Beginner Crochet https://bit.ly/3DafOsf Nicollette Jones-Flowers
Clay Club https://bit.ly/36ARUda Heea Crownfield
Club 24 https://bit.ly/3DbMTUx Manessa Green-Jewell
Coloring Club https://bit.ly/3EMuxu0 Emily Currie, Lori Vosler, Candis Little whiteboard.chat code:232c1sb https://bit.ly/3rMdaEI
Country Line Dancing https://bit.ly/3LjCHwh Ms. Mccraw, and Mr. V
Drama Games Club https://tinyurl.com/yhczt4cb Penny Trastelis
Draw With Me https://bit.ly/3D590vP Regina Clinard
Escape Room https://bit.ly/3L6yDzm Kostantina Sarrimanolis
Gamer's Club https://tinyurl.com/3r9y29t4 Mel Tornin
iPad Photography https://bit.ly/GeVAiPadphotography Margaret Sullivan Brannon
Kids Can Garden Too! https://tinyurl.com/nyvu6jn9 Lecretia Graves Gladys Andres
Lego Club https://bit.ly/3L2eLgE Michelle Hopkin
Multicultural Dances https://bit.ly/3xSiPN7 Vanessa Esquivel
Painting for K-2 https://tinyurl.com/378a7d6m Ashley Doom
Photography 4-5 https://tinyurl.com/5n6pwp3t Wrightmeyer
Prodigy for 3-5 https://tinyurl.com/mpuewrp9 Whitney Derfuss
Random Acts of Kindness https://bit.ly/3Nd4IHD Carlie St Louis
Scavenger Hunt Meets Scattergories https://tinyurl.com/5hejkjrd Kelly Silver
Science in the Kitchen https://bit.ly/37RC26B Garner and Smith
Soccer Club https://bit.ly/3usge9s Jeff Hindson
Songwriters and Poets Circle https://tinyurl.com/3eyhpfwt Shayne Madison
Speedstacking https://bit.ly/caublecupstacking Nancy Cauble
The Succulent Society https://tinyurl.com/3tj4wnxu Miranda Yow and Gloria Brown
Virtual Field Trips https://bit.ly/3NoeQxl Sharon Harris
Word Search https://bit.ly/3Lbm2Le Jennifer Little
Yoga For 2-3 https://tinyurl.com/yogaclubfor2-3 Izzy Proia
Yoga for 4th & 5th Grade https://bit.ly/36I9Nqn Latoria Hickman
Quaver Song Brush (4-5) https://bit.ly/3r6JKR0 Ms. Bartis

Phoenix Hobbies

  • What is Phoenix Hobbies?

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    Phoenix hobbies is a chance for students to explore their non-academic interests with guidance from a GeVA faculty or staff member.

    Staff members have chosen activities that they enjoy. They will bring their enjoyment and knowledge to GeVA eScholars on Monday, March 28 and Monday, April 25 at 2pm. Sessions will last for 30 minutes.

    Students will attend the same activity on both days.

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  • Who is this for?

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    All GeVA eScholars are expected to participate. This is scheduled to occur during the school day.

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  • When is Phoenix Hobbies?

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    Phoenix Hobbies will be on the last Monday of March and April: March 28 and April 25. It will start at 2:00 and end at 2:30.

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  • What activities can my child choose?

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    There is a directory below that describes each activity, the grade level, and what is needed to participate in the activity. 

    Your child should pick 5 activities they are interested in. We will assign students to activities based on their picks.

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  • How does my child pick their activities?

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    Students used a Google Form to make 5 selections. Selections were due on March 9.

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  • Who provides the supplies for the activities?

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    The eScholar's family will need to provide the materials for the activity. We will get your eScholar's activity assignment to you in time for you to get needed supplies. Many activities don't require any special materials.

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  • Where does my child access their Phoenix Hobby Meeting?

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    The Teams meeting links are published in the section above. 

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Phoenix Hobbies Catalog of Activities

Title of Group/Hobby Grade Level Description What is needed for the activity? Activity Sponsor(s) Related Image
Baking Up Batches of Fun! Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Do you like to help out in the kitchen? Do you like to make fun treats? Then you will really enjoy this after school hobby time!! We will create some simple treats and some that are a little more complex! Come join the fun!! You will need access to your kitchen and regular kitchen pantry supplies and kitchen utensils. Beth Walker
Beginner's Crochet First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth In this course you will learn the foundations of crochet. You will learn some basic stitches, such as chain, single crochet, and double crochet. For this activity you will need a crochet hook. Preferably a size G/US 6/4.0mm hook or a size H/US 7/5.0mm hook. You will also need some yarn #4 Medium Acrylic Yarn works best for beginners. The color does not matter. Mrs. Nicollette Jones-Flowers
Clay Club Third, Fourth, Fifth Learn to make a pinch pot, beads, and small cat or animal sculpture using self-drying modeling clay. Sculpey Air-Dry Modeling Clay, or a similar clay that does not need to be put in the oven and will not be damaged by water when dry. I am using white so I can decorate it easily when dry with markers or watercolor paint. If you would like to make beads, make sure you have a tooth pick or something similar to create holes. You can use a pencil as a tool for texture. Store your clay when opened in an air tight container. Ms. Heea Crownfield
Club 24 Third, Fourth, Fifth Do you love math sprints or flashcards? Do you often know the correct answer to math problems without writing anything down? Have you memorized all of your multiplication facts? If you answered "yes" to one (or all) of these questions, you are invited to join Club 24! After learning the basics and practicing on their own, students will have the opportunity to do battle in a 24 tournament. Could YOU be the first ever GeVA 24 champion? Optional: a 48-card deck of single-digit 24 Game cards (https://www.amazon.com/24-Game-Single-Digit-cards/dp/B002AODZFQ) Mrs. Green-Jewell https://drive.google.com/open?id=18hr7pKSTJRdaFn-rRGKPNwBA2ym5McMd
Country Line Dancing Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Students will learn basic dance moves and how to count when dancing. Comfortable shoes or socks, space to move around, charged device/teams access McCraw/Veitch
Drama Games Club Fourth, Fifth Learn some improv games that all great actors use to help them in their craft! (Lots of fun and laughs in the process.) Space to move around in. Penny Trastelis https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Q9Rf02rzyAXwcbxTVnMclw0NFVcUx_4h
Draw With Me Kindergarten, First, Second Students will learn to draw awesome pictures by following step by step directions. Students will need paper, preferably plain white (ie. computer or drawing paper). Students will also need something to color with - crayons, colored pencils or markers. Regina Clinard
Escape Rooms! Second, Third Can YOU escape? Let's try an escape room- be ready to answer riddles, solve questions, and do tasks to succeed in escaping! Your BRAINS!! Sarrimanolis
Gamer's Club for 4th and 5th grades Fourth, Fifth Find kids your age who share a love of video games. Have gaming sessions with one another, share what games you've been enjoying, and have club-wide gaming sessions of story-based games! Your enthusiasm for gaming! Mel Tornin
Hip Hop Dance Club Kindergarten, First, Second, Third Do you love to move and grove? Come pop and lock it in hip hop dance class with Ms. Bringman! Let's learn the basic dance moves together and then show what YOU CAN DO! What will you need? Stretchy 'work out' clothes Plenty of room to dance Access to camera on devise so we can see your sweet moves! Positive attitude! Ms. Bringman https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rt1f3ZsGvXBpx6e-0P2-JR8CIRTHCbQ6
iPad Photography Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Learn to make the most of the camera on your iPad. We'll learn about basic photography techniques like focusing and framing your shot and some quick and simple edits and effects you can do after the picture is taken. Students will need access to an iPad during the meetings. K-3 students can use their school device. M. Sullivan Brannon
Kids Can Garden Too! Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Ever wanted to grow your own food??? Gardening is easy and fun! In this class, you will learn the basics of growing food using the items around your home. You don't need a lot of tools or space to grow your own food. Small potato with eyes, dried beans or peas, recyclable items that can be used as containers (clean: detergent, soda, milk, or juice jugs, tin cans, empty food canisters, plastic containers, left over take out containers, -Be creative.), and a small bag of soil from (Lowe's, Fifth Seasons, or other) store that sells gardening supplies. Graves & Andres https://drive.google.com/open?id=1b158Zy-BHA7zbuXXZhaxFLrkOg8lBEMk
Legos for 3-5 Third, Fourth, Fifth Challenge yourself with Lego creativity! We will participate in various Lego design challenges while learning a few fun facts to share with others! You will need to bring your own Legos and be ready to share your masterpieces with others. Legos Bacon and Hopkin https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GlO_uDPi5bI7yQf6kWGwPgau1FBoV1LT
Multicultural Dances Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth We will dance music from different countries around the world. During our first lesson, we will dance rhythms from Latin America, such as salsa, merengue, and cumbia. So, let’s have fun and get ready to cha-cha-cha with the whole family on our Multicultural Dances Club. Comfortable clothing and shoes, and an open space where you can move to the right and left, back and forth! Vanessa Esquivel https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Rbtk57ALSlHFACsoHiJNBgmqVLwFCvbI
Painting for K-2 Kindergarten, First, Second Bring your watercolors or fingerpaint for a FUN Spring Time picture using your hands. We will focus on the art element of space by creating a horizon line and adding spring figures. Plan to get messy when joining us! Students will need their device, plain white watercolor paper (9X12, 8X10, or comparable size), watercolors or finger paint, small water basin, and paper towels or something to assist in cleaning up afterwards. Should students want to outline their work after the session, they should also have a Sharpie. Ashley Doom https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gRtcDr_g33z3jh8I4ZdDPt_2LKmHbHyu
Photography Fourth, Fifth Learn photography techniques to use with your camera or cell phone. Camera or cell phone with camera Wrightmeyer
Prodigy for K-2 Kindergarten, First, Second Students will form teams for challenges.The teachers are keeping track of who wins the battles and are keeping score. Students will need a Prodigy account. Evans and Koopman. (K-5)
Prodigy for 3-5 Third, Fourth, Fifth This group is for students who love to play Prodigy and would like to connect with other students. You will have needed to play this game before you come to the group. We will join in together and locate other students in the Prodigy world so that you can battle each other and make new math friends! Students will need their school device. Mrs. Derfuss https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vJu8hpon6ss-_g0bdSDSFRz3aIYb8hDI
Quaver Songbrush Fourth, Fifth We'll explore using Quaver's Songbrush app. In Songbrush, you will be able to choose from a palate of instrumental sounds to create music by painting on the musical staff. Your computer and your Quaver account. Ms. Bartis https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KixoFb8zVqTrSHunqnbwOQKIRUEQ2h7y
Random Acts of Kindness Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Learn how a little kindness goes a long way. One way we will learn to show kindness is to send a note in the mail to someone who may be lonely. We will design our stationery and write the note together. Students will need paper, markers, colored pencils, name and address of recipient, and an envelope and stamp. Ms. Peak
Relaxation Club/ Get Away From it All Club Kindergarten, First, Second, Third Students will take virtual vacations/ field trips like to the beach, Disney cruise, and horseback riding. The vacations/trips will be zoomed in photos, students dressing the part, and added background noise to give the illusion of being there live! Students will need space to lie down (if they choose), hat, sunglasses, beach towel, a good book to read, color, something to draw on or with (what ever the students need to create a peaceful and relaxing beach trip) For the Disney Cruise, students will need sunglasses, binoculars, coat, and hat. For horseback riding a chair, saddle (simple as a folded small blanket) helmet (hat), and boots. Students can feel free to bring a snack for every trip! Students are not necessarily required to have the Ms. Hughes
Science in the Kitchen Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Solid or liquid? In the Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck, a gooey green substance fell from the sky and wreaked havoc in the kingdom. We are going to make our own to see what this truly is - a solid or liquid? Get ready to get messy! Large bowl, plastic table cloth, food coloring, water, measuring cups (1 cup and 1/2 cup), corn starch, clothing you don't mind getting messy Amy Garner https://drive.google.com/open?id=1YF_J00gNqP9bOG2TXKjT2apFFMnkTj3X
Soccer Club Third, Fourth, Fifth We will talk about what we like about the sport - along with favorite players - opportunities to play as a collegiate athelete. Whiteboard.chat Mr. Hindson
Songwriters and Poets Fourth, Fifth We will talk about elements that make a good song or poem, share what inspires us in our writing, and supportively listen as participants have the opportunity to share their original work. Optional- bring a song or poem that you wrote. Lyrics must be school appropriate. Mrs. Madison
Speedstacking Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth We will review the basic cup stacking patterns in the sport of cupstacking. 12 plastic cups Coach Cauble https://drive.google.com/open?id=14LGUXFH6dV95sqouUhWfegVjb6Gft_7x
The Succulent Society Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Are you interested in house plants? Well this is the club for you! We will explore different house plants, how to take care of them, watering schedules, bugs that may infest, and best placement for plants. Students are welcome to get their own house plants, if not available that is fine as well. :) Miranda Yow and Gloria Brown https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wncbxy82EL2I_IAiGGBXw-9l84E5WiDY
Virtual Field Trips Kindergarten, First, Second Come explore the world with us! During our virtual field trips we can see animals from Africa, Australia and Antarctica. We can see what people eat in Europe, Asia and South America. There are many topics that we can explore together. Let's go! ipad or laptop Ms. Harris https://drive.google.com/open?id=1GkNPH8jFeOi681WT6zxPKAm_ZMR7vd11
Word Search Club Third, Fourth, Fifth Love to seek words? Enjoy the challenge of building words with group of letters? Come join me as we express word puzzles! Determination and laughter Mrs. J. Little https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ygmXAn3RGVfH8g9kq35r7NuY2KveTVMb
Yoga for 2nd - 3rd grade Second, Third Learn the basics of yoga! We will be introduced to the mind-body connection through various stretches and breathing techniques.We will improve our flexibility, strength, and mindfulness as we will follow along interactive videos. Students need to have space to comfortably move around. They should also be wearing comfortable clothing. A yoga mat is not a necessity but if you have one feel free to bring it! Ms. Proia https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cyt2G_WsBAjYApIuXkB945W0czFj-qv3
Yoga for 4th & 5th grade Fourth, Fifth Learn to master breathing techniques and yoga poses to relax your mind, body, and soul. Yoga mat/ blanket Latoria Hickman https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gyWchMssEkBkXwAvGRhMtT2TS2wfCqky
Yoga for K-1 Kindergarten, First Come and join us to learn age appropriate yoga and meditation positions. Students will need a yoga mat or towel on hardwood floors or a carpeted area. Quiet environments are also strongly encouraged for all students. Mrs. Candis Little https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Wpwb66hPnhEFpI0Y6oSKE1nuj2L-Bsbj
Perler Beads Kindergarten, First, Second We will learn how to create an Easter Egg design with colors of your choice. This will have the option to add a ribbon for hanging. perler beads in 4 or more colors, ironing paper or parchment paper (do not use wax paper), square pegboard for beads (either small board or large is fine), iron (adults need to do this part), ribbon (optional) Mrs. Johnston
Coloring Club Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Students will use Whiteboard Chat to color individual coloring pages. Internet and a device Ms. Currie
Scavenger Hunt Meets Scattergories! Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth Students will be given a letter. They must quickly search their homes for an item that begins with that letter. If you have an item unlike any on the team, you get a point. Access to various household items & be ready to have fun. Ms. Silver
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