What is C3?
C3 is a unique Anser program dedicated to nurturing creativity, building confidence, connecting to and through our community and cultivating stewardship of our natural world. The program builds a foundation for confident creative thinkers. Children have the opportunity to participate in sessions based in Visual Arts, Performing Arts and Community Based Curriculum (CBC).
Each week all Anser students in first through sixth grade leave their classrooms to explore new learning opportunities. Some go to the Visual Arts Studio and some take to the stage. Others leave campus for experiences with community partners and some participate in fun activities lead by parents on campus. As children get older they have more opportunity for choice in what modules peak their interest. Activities related to the Arts, Music, Science, Athletics, Service and more are offered as a “module”, or 6-8 week course. Each module is coordinated by a Visual Arts teacher, Performing Arts teacher, community member or Anser parent with talents to share. Some modules stay on campus while others occur offsite with community partners.
Why We Do It!
Connecting and learning through our Boise community provides students with many opportunities for growth. In C3 students are given the opportunity to directly connect with local organizations in many capacities. They learn about the roles, responsibilities and efforts of community members as well as their own. The involvement of parents gives opportunities to share interest and talents through volunteering and to participate in the learning experience of their child. Opportunities for service learning empowers students and parents.
Providing experiences and formal instruction in the disciplines of visual arts, dance, music and theatre is integral to development. Sensory, attentional, cognitive, emotional, and motor capacities are all systems that are nourished by the arts. It promotes self-esteem, motivation, aesthetic awareness, cultural exposure, creativity, and improved emotional expression, as well as social harmony and appreciation of diversity. We are working hard to create a unique program that works towards building a foundation in students for success.
Parental involvement is critical to the success of Anser’s C3 program. Module coordinators, volunteers and drivers are needed each week to facilitate our student’s exploration of C3 activities. C3 is a great way for parents to get involved with the school, meet other Anser parents and get to know their children’s friends. At the beginning of each session, module description packets and registration forms are sent out to all students. The students then indicate their module choices on their registration form, numbering them in order of preference. A lottery is then held to place students in modules.
Most modules are planned and outlined and simply need a willing parent to actually implement the module. A parent who volunteers to be a Module Coordinator is responsible for the module and the students in that module for one 4-6 week session. A training workshop is held prior to each session.
C3 at ANSER is a whole-school community endeavor. We rely heavily on the input of our parents through the C3 Committee and through module ideas developed by our parent community. Contact us today and jump into the fun of expeditionary learning with your child through C3!
If you are interested in volunteering with C3 as a parent, or as a community partner contact Emily Barnett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, please click here for our C3 Modules, C3 Volunteer Needs or C3 Forms.