Interested in exposing your child to developmental concepts like physical expression, creativity, and world culture? Join us for the TPS Mini Masters Series!
Held the second Saturday of every month (September through March) for prospective students and families, these up-tempo classes with Prairie faculty will introduce children ages 1 to 3 to a variety of important concepts, while also affording parents and kids the chance to participate in some of Primary School’s favorite lessons!
All classes will take place on The Prairie School campus (4050 Lighthouse Drive, Wind Point), beginning at 8:30AM. Sessions will typically last between 45 minutes and one hour. All Mini Masters will receive a snack and drink. Each class is $10 per child, but a special rate of $50 is available for anyone registering for the entire series prior to the September date.
While enrollment is open to all children ages 1-3, class activities will be best suited for those 2 and up. Please note: pre-registration is required for all classes. Unfortunately we can not accommodate drop-ins.
Class size is limited; registration for an upcoming class will open once the preceding class is concluded. To ensure the discounted $50 rate for all classes, a child must be registered for the full Mini Masters Series prior to Friday, September 13th.
Music Making & Body Shaking
Saturday, September 14th
Matt Oscarson, Music Teacher
With special emphasis placed on sensory experiences and physical movement – two key forces behind brain development – Music Making & Body Shaking is a unique introductory program focusing on play and physical expression. Bond with your child in a fun environment while bouncing, singing, finger-playing, exploring instrument sounds and dancing!
Saturday, October 12th
Izzi Buikus, Art Teacher
Welcome to a world of creative exploration, where children are encouraged to explore various mediums to express themselves.
Saturday, November 9th
Nich Schafer, Gym Teacher
Utilizing a variety of objects that vary in color, shape, and size, Color Crazy will give your child the chance to exercise both body and mind. Team up with your tot for a lesson that is sure to keep them entertained – not to mention tire them out for nap time – while also providing fun ideas on how to keep them active.
Prairie Gingerbread Bash
Saturday, December 7th
Join current and prospective Prairie families for this annual holiday favorite hosted in the school dining room. Decorate your own gingerbread house from O&H Bakery, while enjoying refreshments and caroling!
*Gingerbread Bash is not included in Mini Masters registration. Each gingerbread house is $30.
Click here to register for the Gingerbread Bash (Coming Soon!)
Strike a Pose (Yoga)
Saturday, January 11th
Kelsey Cassidy, Early School Teacher
Strike a Pose will introduce students to yoga and meditation in an age-appropriate way. The principles of yoga at the heart of this session reinforce kindness, compassion, mindfulness, and awareness.
From Seeds to Sharing: Edible Schoolyard
Saturday, February 8th
Chris Henke Mueller, Primary School Teacher
Get your hands dirty in Prairie’s Giving Garden! Children will come together to learn, work and play in a more sustainable way, all the while making the connection between the food they eat and how it is grown.
Saturday, March 14th
Danelle Davies, Dance Instructor
Children and their parents will explore music and movement in fun, creative ways — all while beginning to think about concepts such as rhythm, balance, and coordination. Wear comfortable clothes that are easy to move in and get ready to dance to the beat!