Things Fall Down (1st-5th) 2:30 - 3:30
Instructor: Henri Ducharme
Course Fee: $170
Building with Blocks and Marbles: In this class, we make stuff with marbles and building blocks. Then it falls down in weird ways. We’ll make mazes, we’ll play store, we’ll solve stories where the princess has to rescue the prince, we’ll make strange falling domino puzzles, we’ll make catapults. We use 3,200 classic wooden building blocks, the kind that Frank Lloyd Wright and Robert Oppenheimer played with, that helped make them so smart; and Cuboro, an ingenious Swiss-made marble run system that fascinates children and gets them thinking logically and spatially.
Henri Ducharme has taught after-school classes at Malcolm X for ten years and prior to that taught in Waldorf elementary schools. He studied Mathematics at Oberlin College.