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.
9:00-10:45 Discovery Science
10:45-11 Snack and transition (music and dance)
12:00-1:00 Nature study, Observation and Narration
9:00-10:30 Art study
10:30-10:45 Snack and transition (music and dance)
11:45-1 Nature Study
1:00-2:45 Discovery Science
2:45-3:00 Snack and Transition (music and dance)
4:00-5:00 Nature Study
1:00-2:30 Art study
2:30-3:45 Snack and Transition (music and dance)
3:45-5:00 Nature Study, Observation and Narration
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.
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)
Scavenger hunts: Building observational skills and watercolor techniques
Object series: fossils, geology, plants
Beginning language acquisition using Français langue étrangère learning material
Semester 1 Opera Overture Overview
Semester 2 Featured Composers: Debussy and Ravel
Exploring the natural world
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!