Clubs

3rd Grade STEM

Description: Come explore how to drive and code Sphero robots. In this club, you will learn the basics of driving the Sphero and how to code the robot to navigate a path you design and create. This club is open to 3rd graders. We will meet for five weeks on Tuesday mornings before school.

Grade levels: 3rd grade
Duration per session: 5 weeks
Meeting dates/times: Tuesdays at 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Club Sponsors: Mr. Enfield and Mrs. O'Shea
 

4th and 5th Grade STEM

Description: Come explore how to drive and code Sphero robots. In this club, you will learn the basics of driving the Sphero and how to code the robot to navigate a path you design and create. This club is open to 4th and 5th graders. We will meet for five weeks on Monday mornings before school.

Grade levels: 4th and 5th grade
Duration per session: 5 weeks
Meeting dates/times: Mondays at 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
Club Sponsors: Mrs. Adams and Mrs. Long
 

Book Match

Description: Book Match is an exciting and rewarding reading program at Shabonee School. The Book Match program encourages teamwork, friendly competition, and the reading of some fabulous books across multiple genres and levels. Students who are interested in participating in the club are encouraged to read 10 or more books from the reading list. There are 50 books on the reading list.

This program is open to all interested 4th and 5th-grade students. In the Book Match Club, students will be placed on a team of 4-5 students. During club meetings, students will learn about the game and get placed on a small team (composed of 4-5 students). Teams will strategize how to read and study the books. Teams will also play against other teams when we play the game during the club.

Grade levels: 4th and 5th grade
Duration per session: 10 weeks
Meeting dates/times: Fridays at 11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. during lunch/recess
Club Sponsors: Mrs. Alexander, Mrs. Singer
 

Broadcast Club

Description: 4th and 5th graders have the opportunity to participate in Shabonee's Broadcast Club. As a member, students can participate in all of the different roles of the production process. They will plan, report, film, anchor, direct, and produce news broadcasts for the Shabonee student body. 
 
Grade level: 4th and 5th Grade
Duration per session: 4 weeks
Meeting dates/times:
  • Mondays & Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
  • Mondays & Wednesdays during lunch 11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. during lunch/recess
Club Sponsors: Mrs. Wiemann, Ms. Morrison, and Ms. Valente
 

Chess Club

Description: Chess Club is for any student interested in learning, improving, or just playing the game of chess. Our casual, non-competitive group stresses good sportsmanship and fair play.  We meet during lunch and recess on Tuesdays.
 
Grade levels: All grade levels
Duration per session: 5 weeks
Meeting dates/times: Tuesdays at 11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. during lunch/recess
Club Sponsors: Mr. Rhodes and Mrs. Singer
 

Lit Lab

Description: Discover the power of creative writing in the Lit Lab! We will be exploring different activities to get some creative ideas on the page, including how to develop a character, learning about dialogue, crafting that perfect first line, and more! By the end of the session, we will have written a draft of a short story or the first chapter of a longer story. Students can also decide to add optional illustrations.

Grade levels: All grade levels
Duration per session: 10 weeks
Meeting dates/times: Mondays or Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 8:40 p.m.
Club Sponsors: Mrs. Alexander and Mrs. Singer