BU Super Saturday To Focus On Christmas And Technology, Puppeteering, Rock Climbing

Nov. 30, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University's Center for Community Learning and Enrichment will continue its Super Saturday educational programs on Saturday, Dec. 2, with several classes designed to stimulate thinking and make learning fun for students in first through ninth grades.

The popular session "This Thing Talks When My Mouth Moves" for first through third graders will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday in room 100 of the Draper Academic Building on the Baylor campus. Rick Strot, puppeteer and Baylor lecturer in education, will show students how to use puppets to create zany, entertaining shows.

Fourth and fifth graders will make decorations and research the many holiday customs around the world in "Christmas Near and Far" from 9 a.m. to noon in room 108 of the Draper Academic Building. Becky Clarkson, an educator and artist, will serve as the instructor.

Training specialist Sara Mynarcik will help sixth and seventh graders get ready for Christmas with a twist of technology in "Express Your Christmas Spirit" from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the room 200 computer lab in the Draper Academic Building. Students will create their own PowerPoint presentations with a Christmas theme, as well as visit Christmas web sites, import pictures and clip art, animate text and add holiday music.

Geologist and expert rock climber Chris Sembritzky will repeat his rock climbing class for eighth and ninth graders from 9 a.m. to noon at the climbing rock in Baylor's McLane Student Life Center. The class is limited to 10 students.

All classes are $30, which includes all lab, materials and facilities fees. For registration information, call the Center for Community Learning and Enrichment at (254) 710-2171.

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