Tricks of the Trade

Tricks of the Trade

Katelyn Schany Grant Elementary Site Manager And just like that, the school year has come to an end. It has been a great year for KOC at Grant Elementary. We have had a lot of fun with Learning Lab, Enrichment, SPARC Friday, YMCA Basketball, Cedar Rapids Track Club,...

Enrichment Season at Harrison

Here we are again. The sun is beginning to set early, but the faces of the kids in Harrison seem to be brighter than ever. That is because our Fall Enrichment Session is here! With over 20 separate enrichments going on this Fall, kids have a good reason to be excited....

Cedar River Soccer Association

I remember when I was a second grader waking up on Saturday mornings, throwing on my reversible red and blue YMCA soccer shirt, strapping up shin guards, chugging a Gatorade and heading out to the soccer park to play on my rec soccer team. I don’t remember scoring...

Math Munchers for Breakfast

  I recently started a Math Enrichment group to help some of our KOC students  improve their math skills.  We work on basic skills such as multiplication and division.  So far the students have enjoyed this enrichment.  The goal of Math Munchers is to improve math...

KoC: A History In Brief

‘“So how did this program get its start, and when are you expanding to _____________?” I get that question fairly regularly and thought I should put the response down on (electronic) paper in case there was a broader audience with that query. A Brief History:...

The Birds & The Pigs

Surface Pro’s, enthusiastic young minds, & Angry Birds.  Top that off with a field trip to a brand new, hi-tech building in CR on a Wednesday, and as you can imagine we didn’t hear too much complaining from our students. With the gracious help of...