Course: Critical Thinking and Skill Building Games
Grade Level: 3-6
Day/Time: Monday 1:30 – 2:45 OR 2:55 – 4:10pm
Instructor: Eddy Hilger
Cost: $21 per month + $15 application fee
Description: We will use a variety of fun games to help students learn how to critically think, use strategy, plan, solve problems, have fun and collaborate with others.  Students will learn how to play Chess, Lost Cities, Backgammon, Settlers of Catan, Hive Pocket, Rummikub, Carcassonne, Forbidden Desert, and various cards games in a fun-filled environment. Our goal is for students to have fun as they learn different games, play, compete and collaborate with one another, while increasing various skills used in learning and life.  The only “homework” assigned will be for students to practice at home with mom, dad, grandparent, sibling and/or friend on the game we incorporate every 3-4 weeks.  While this is listed as a class, it will be treated very differently than our typical academic course and students will not be graded.  Of note, your child must be involved in at least two other HHL classes in order to apply for this class.  Last, this class has a limited number of spots (12) and fills up extremely fast!

Course: Study Hall
Grade Level: 3-6
Day/Time: Monday 12:05 – 1:20pm OR 1:30 – 2:45pm
Supervisor: Trista Plantholt
Cost: $10 per month (no application fee)
Description: This opportunity is available to students who have a class before AND after the study hall, have a sibling taking a class during this time, OR need it for car-pooling purposes.  More specifically, this study hall is for students who have a class that ends at 1:20pm, but need to stay on campus until Elementary Choir or Middle Grades Art starts (2:55pm) OR their sibling’s class finishes.  It is our hope and desire for the student to make the most of this occasion, using the time to study diligently, take a mental break, or read quietly.

Course: Robotics Building & Coding Workshop
Grade Level: 3-7 (ages 8-13)
Day/Time: Fridays from 2:15 – 3:45pm
Fall Semester – September 20th thru November 8th
Instructor:  Sherrie Forrest (HHL Teacher and RoboThink Certified Instructor)
Cost: $200
Description: Young engineers will be introduced to robotics and coding by building, coding & playing with robots! Students will learn how to build robots using a dc motors, mainboards, switches, and IR sensors to create Knight Bots, Spider, Bots & even a bot that plays soccer.  When learning to code, students will build a robot then create the code to make their robot complete an activity. Each exercise introduces new coding concepts such as sequencing, loops and more. Every week provides a fun, educational challenge to build, code & play with robots. No prior experience necessary. Ages 7-13.  Click on the link to register:  https://www.bizzflo.com/Music-Education/RoboThink-Middle-Tennessee/class/Introduction-to-Robotics-Coding-Ages-7-13-Hilger-HIgher-Learning