Grasshopper strives to empower your student to communicate with confidence! We join your child at their level and challenge them to their personal best. Our caring and compassionate educators see each student as individual learners where they are encouraged and challenged. We view each family as a team with open communication between student, parent and educator. We are on your team! The end result is confidence that translates to better grades in school and success in life!
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“My son and I were impressed from day one. The camp, although completely online, was very well organized. There were several counselors who coached the kids when they were in break-out sessions (=virtual break-out rooms). The whole “tribe” competition really got my 9-years old fired up and he told me this was one of the best camps he has ever had over the years. When I saw my son was self-driven to write and practice a speech because of this camp, I told myself I have to write them a stellar review”. Parent, emPOWER Virtual Camp
“After 30+ years in education, I have visited 100s of classrooms and viewed 100s educational programs, first as a classroom teacher then as a professor of education. The online classes offered by Grasshopper Enrichment reflect best educational practices with their interactive, hands-on curriculum. Whether your child learns to be an effective public speaker or an author who publishes his/her own writing, Grasshopper teachers guide your children through the process by expertly modeling the steps and procedures with substantive support, not to mention with an abundance of humor. Without reservation, I highly recommend the online classes offered by Grasshopper Enrichment.” Cindy Naranjo, PhD Adjunct Professor, College of Education, University of Florida
Speak Easy 1 – Public Speaking
Ages: 6 – 12
Public speaking has been rated the worst fear in adults. Why not conquer that fear as a child when inhibitions are low and learning new skills comes naturally? Our children will be required to make presentations and command an audience as soon as junior high. As they go through higher levels of education presentation skills become the key to success.
Through engaging video instruction and fun LIVE interactive games/ presentations, students will learn to get past their fear, embrace their audience and write then deliver an effective speech. Course includes small and large group practice and presentation in front of peers and teachers where they will receive specific feedback and encouragement as they grow their skills and confidence.
Speak Easy 2 – Public Speaking
Ages: 6 – 12
Our Speak Easy students have learned the skills and confidence to present a speech. Speak Easy II hones those new skills through on your feet and creative improvisation, impactful and persuasive speech writing, fun activities and more precise feedback through peer, coach and video evaluation. Class will culminate with a persuasive speech presentation for family and friends. This course includes engaging video and fun LIVE interactive instruction and activities in community with encouraging instructors and peers. These sessions will be broken out into age groups with instructors where appropriate.
Prerequisite recommended: Speak Easy I
emPOWER Leadership & Public Speaking Virtual Camp
Ages: 6 – 12
Public speaking and leadership made fun… yes, FUN! Through interactive games, challenges, and activities “Survivor style”, team tribes will learn to lead and team build, “wow” an audience using speaking techniques as they prepare, practice and deliver an effective speech, and play through interactive improvisational activities. Confident leadership and communication are the #1 skills for success in life. Prepare your elementary-age child now for junior high, high school and beyond.
This 1-week camp includes fun video lessons and daily LIVE Zoom meetings where campers will participate in lessons, activities, speech development, challenges, and “Tribal Council” as a group and in teams. They will earn points, votes and team-build as they encourage each other throughout the week. Some activities may require extended time outside of the camp hours where they made need to venture outdoors and indoors to complete challenges. Camp will culminate with an online speech presentation for family and friends.
Ages: 8 – 14
Using a unique two brain approach students will be inspired to write and “publish” their own book. This is a fun and challenging adventure where each student will be an author, editor, and artist “hired” by the publishing company to create their masterpieces. Students will learn how to use the elements of story building, revision to “make the pictures clearer”, and editing to captivate their readers through the written word and then enhance their illustrations to make their words come alive.
This course includes engaging video instruction, fun LIVE interactive activities and sharing/creating with peers, creative development, as well as professional editing of each author’s story by our educators before they finish their final draft for print. This is a great course to spend tons of independent time creating your very own amazing content and brilliant illustrations while off screens as well.
The Bestselling Author
Ages: 8 – 14
Our Aspiring Authors have learned the elements of story writing and book creation and had a taste of editing. But to be an author who wants to create a bestseller one must be able to critically look at their work and learn how to craft a mesmerizing, memorable story which captivates their audience. Authors will learn more tricks to great writing and master their editing skills. Once their masterpiece is transformed, the authors will learn the process of contacting a real publisher and submitting their magnificent manuscript.
This course includes engaging video instruction combined with fun LIVE interactive sessions in community with encouraging instructors and peers. We will participate in activities and share/respond throughout the creative development process. This is a great course to spend in class and independent time creating your very own amazing content and brilliant illustrations.
Prerequisite recommended: Aspiring Authors
Writing the Right Way
Ages: 8 – 14
An Aspiring Writer’s Virtual Adventure!
Through fun, inspiring and challenging activities writers will explore the worlds of authors, journalists, poets and more. They will learn the elements of story building and reporting and how to critically look at their work to create mesmerizing, memorable stories, articles and other written communication which will captivate readers and get their message heard.
Writing, teamwork, games, challenges, and FUN! Effective written communication is an essential life tool for success in school, leadership and life!
This 1-week camp includes fun video lessons and daily LIVE Zoom meetings where campers will participate in lessons, activities, various writing options both individually and in teams. They will develop a short story, poetry, a play and a journalistic article throughout the week. Some activities may require extended time outside of the camp hours where they made need to venture outdoors and indoors to complete writing pieces and fun experiences. Camp will culminate with a presentation of completion and author readings.
Impactive Speech Building – Be effective
Grades: 2 – 7
In this class, students will Investigate different types of speeches, develop writing and speaking skills, and practice specific public speaking techniques. Students will learn how to bring power to their message using voice and engagement techniques to deliver a passionate message with maximum impact. Speak Easy 1 recommended but not required.
“Super impressed with this online class! We have done a lot of them and this one was great! HIGHLY recommend!” – Parent, Grasshopper Online
Daily Leadership Hour-12+ Leadership Qualities
Grades: 1 – 7
The Daily Leadership Hour is designed to inspire and empower kids to be the driver in leadership where they may thrive as they make a difference in the world. Each hour focuses on a different leadership quality and/or skill using Grasshopper’s LEADERS and POWER (12+ qualities) curriculum. Daily activities include:
- Collaboration between teammates and coaches
- Application and practice of new leadership skills
- Building confidence
- Learning self awareness
- Meditation and mindfulness practice
- Fun games and activities to reinforce learning
This flexible program is a great way to focus, reflect and re-center at the end of each day! Be inspired to be your best!!
emPOWER Camp – Leadership & Public Speaking – Level 1
City of Bellevue, NW Art Center, Bellevue, WA
June 22-26, 2020, 5 days, 10AM – 3PM