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Gloria Matlock with students during music session

Enrichment Activities


The children in Twice As Smart are given opportunities to integrate reading, writing and mathematics with expressive arts, such as music, creative writing and movement, all of which  open new avenues of self-expression. Field trips and guest speakers expand their interests and enable the children to engage with the world through body, mind and heart.


Recent examples of Twice As Smart’s activities include:


Musical Performances The children have learned by heart a repertoire of songs they present in the program, Where Is the Kindness? Songs of Homelessness, Migration and Immigration. They have sung in Greenfield at:

  • All Souls Church

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Second Congregational Church

  • Greenfield Community College, Martin Luther King Day Commemoration 

  • Greenfield Community College spring performance

  • Greenfield Community College Inauguration of President Michelle Schutt


Art Show and written statements on Why I Go to School at the Lava Center in Greenfield. The art show was sponsored by the Traprock Center for Peace and Justice


Original Play The People That Inspire Us about prominent Black and Brown individuals in history


Display of children’s art work and program information at Greenfield Savings Bank


Special Activities and Field Trips

  • Monthly improvisational theater games with clinical social worker, Heidi Haas

  • Visit to tree farm and maple sugar operation

  • Presentations about money by the President and Manager of Greenfield Savings Bank

  • Hands-on experience at Launch Space, a community maker space

  • Visits to

    • Basketball Hall of Fame

    • Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

    • Beneski Museum of Natural History at Amherst College

  • Participation in

    • Greenfield Community College’s Activity Night

    • Greenfield Community College’s Youth Festival

    • An afternoon of improvisational theater and circus arts with Hilltown Youth Theater

    • Outdoor education field trip with Mount Grace Land Trust

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