Program Structure

The program targets 6-11 year-olds and consists of two 16-week semesters: Fall/ Spring. Luciole largely follows the holiday and inclement weather schedule of Williamson County Schools. Students meet for 4 hours, two days a week at Stoney Creek Farm for a total of 8 hours of weekly instruction.

Parents can choose between a Monday/Wednesday 9am-1pm section or a Tuesday/ Thursday 1pm—5pm section. Each section can accept up to 24 total students. When the sections fill, families will be put on a wait list. Should a section not fill, families will be given the option to join the other section.

Sample Schedule

Monday

9:00-10:45  Discovery Science

10:45-11 Snack and transition (music and dance)

11:00-12:00 French

12:00-1:00 Nature study, Observation and Narration

Wednesday

9:00-10:30 Art study

10:30-10:45 Snack and transition (music and dance)

10:45-11:45 French

11:45-1 Nature Study

Tuesday

1:00-2:45   Discovery Science

2:45-3:00   Snack and Transition (music and dance)

3:00-4:00   French

4:00-5:00  Nature Study

Thursday

1:00-2:30   Art study

2:30-3:45   Snack and Transition (music and dance)

2:45-3:45  French

3:45-5:00  Nature Study, Observation and Narration

 

Luciole Curriculum

Discovery Science

Semester 1:  Physical science: Simple machines / Earth science: astronomy and geology.

Semester 2: Earth science: astronomy and geology/ Botany: paleobotany- fossils; palynology—pollen and spores; and plant anatomy.

Art Study

Study three impressionistic artists; observe period pieces and experiment with classical art techniques.

A.  Georges Seurat (1859-1891; French Post-impressionist)
B. Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890; Dutch Post-Impressionist)
C. Claude Monet (1840-1926; French Impressionist)

Nature Study

Scavenger hunts: Building observational skills and watercolor techniques

Object series: fossils, geology, plants

French

Beginning language acquisition using Français langue étrangère learning material

Music Spotlight

Semester 1 Opera Overture Overview
Semester 2 Featured Composers: Debussy and Ravel

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Exploring the natural world

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Exploring, discovering and enjoying the natural world is at the center of Luciole’s mission. We believe children learn best by doing, discovering and experiencing. This is why the outdoors is our primary classroom. Your child will spend a good bit of time walking, hiking, observing, and experimenting… For this reason you will need to insure you child has a good rain resistant coat, rubber boots or ‘wandering shoes’ as well clothes that are good for experimenting and discovering.  Concentration activities will be conducted in a sheltered environment, but discovery activities will be on-going come rain or shine!