Enrichment class builds life skills

All Saints enrichment class participants showing off their airplanes are, from left, Elise Ward, K-8 art teacher; Ellie Neubauer, eighth grade; Anna Collier, seventh grade; Ty McCumsey, seventh grade; Olivia West, eighth grade; Amy Ngo, seventh grade; Janelle Nguyen, seventh grade; and Aivy Nguyen, seventh grade.

DAVENPORT — An enrichment class at All Saints Catholic School have delved into a variety of interests and pastimes.
Elise Ward, K-8 art teacher, is offering the “Discovering Art Hobbies” class. Students have explored the fine paper art of origami, popular hobby of scrapbooking, beading, gardening, weaving, painting, juggling and culinary art of baking.
The most recent project, Ward said, involved painting and flying model airplanes. Students named, decorated and flew their planes on the All Saints campus. One contest was to see whose plane flew farthest.
Seventh-grader Ty McCumsey said, “The coolest part of our airplanes was that each student had different colors.”  Fellow seventh-grader Joe VanLandschoot won with a 38 foot glide.
“The enrichment classes that we offer help to facilitate life skills which aid the students in being independent inquirers and problem solvers,” Ward said.
Eighth-grade student Ellie Neubauer said, “My favorite part of this enrichment is baking and working with the other students.”

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