Amador Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.

Amador Elementary SchoolHello Amador Families!!!!

We are delighted to be offering in-person after school classes again.  We have some of your favorite teachers back and some new courses to offer you.  

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from Kindergarten through to 5th Grade.  


As per DUSD requirements, masks are optional for the after school classes.
ALL DPIE VENDORS WILL BE FULLY VACCINATED.

Courses are offered 1 day per week.  Each course is 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition - $189 - $210 per course.  

Actors' Workshop! - Wednesday

Instructor:           Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday – Dec 7, 14, 21  | Jan 11, 18, 25  | Feb  1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $195        After November 23rd - $205

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

Take it once or take it again and again! Students are encouraged to repeat the program several times. While the overall objectives remain the same, there are always new games, new activities and new performance scenes to keep the program varied and interesting. As students progress through successive iterations of the program, they continue to work on more sophisticated material in order to ensure that their skills continue to grow and that they are being appropriately challenged.

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Actors' Workshop! - Friday

Instructor:           Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Friday – Dec  9, 16    |  Jan  13, 20, 27    |  Feb  3, 10, 24   | Mar  3
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm   
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $195        After November 25th - $205

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

Take it once or take it again and again! Students are encouraged to repeat the program several times. While the overall objectives remain the same, there are always new games, new activities and new performance scenes to keep the program varied and interesting. As students progress through successive iterations of the program, they continue to work on more sophisticated material in order to ensure that their skills continue to grow and that they are being appropriately challenged.

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Advanced Lego Robotics (Monday)

Prerequisite: To enroll in this course you MUST have first completed our Lego Robotics, WeDo Lego Robotics for Elementary Students or some other beginning Robotics class so your child is familiar with the basics of block coding. Otherwise, students should enroll in the Lego Robotics class at least once before enrolling in the Advanced Lego Robotics course.

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Dec 5, 12, 19  |  Jan  9, 23, 30    |  Feb  6, 13, 27   |  Mar  6
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  L101
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After November 21st - $200

Do you have a budding engineer in your family and a child who just can’t get enough of building and problem solving? Then the Advanced Lego Robotic course might be just the class you’re looking for. Working in teams, students will participate in an interactive engineering design process, will be using more sensors, and be challenged to more complex programming and dynamic robot projects that enable them to successfully complete a series of engineering challenges.

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Prerequisite: To enroll in this course you MUST have first completed our Lego Robotics, WeDo Lego Robotics for Elementary Students or some other beginning Robotics class so your child is familiar with the basics of block coding. Otherwise, students should enroll in the Lego Robotics class at least once before enrolling in the Advanced Lego Robotics course.

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday – Dec  7, 14, 21   |  Jan  11, 18, 25  |  Feb  1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After November 23rd - $200

Do you have a budding engineer in your family and a child who just can’t get enough of building and problem solving? Then the Advanced Lego Robotic course might be just the class you’re looking for. Working in teams, students will participate in an interactive engineering design process and will be challenged to construct more complex and dynamic robot projects that enable them to successfully complete a series of engineering challenges.

The Advanced Robotics course is designed for students who have already participated in our Beginning Lego & Robotics course as taught in the DPIE After School Program or a student who has already taken a basic robotics course and learned or is familiar with the basics of block coding.

Challenges will include:

  1. Obstacle Course Learning
    Objectives: How to utilize motors, sensors and other Lego parts to build a moving robot and program.
    Goal: Kids will design a robot that will complete the obstacle course involving bridge, wall, river and other obstacles, in order to rescue a stranded individual and bring them back to base.

  2. Mouse Maze
    Learning objectives: Learn how to take input from the environment and take action based on sensory data.
    Goal: Students will have to design and build a robot that will be able to take and respond to input from its environment and find its way through the maze.

  3. Robot Sumo
    Learning objectives: Students will use the knowledge they have gained from previous projects and additional and more complex sensors to construct robots that are both robust and spatially aware
    Goal: Teams of students will compete in a robot sumo tournament. Student teams will create a fully autonomous robot with the goal of pushing the other robot out of the circle while maintaining their position in the circle.

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Bolly Fusion Dance Class for Kids

Instructor:           Ms. Krishna Mehta, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday –  Dec 8, 15  | Jan 12, 19, 26  |  Feb 9, 23  |  Mar 2
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 Minutes
Time:                    3pm - 4:15pm 
Room:                  B203
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $186    After November 24th - $196

An active, energetic, and diverse Bollywood Dance class that will focus on merging many different styles of dance into one, while encouraging students to build their confidence levels. Students will be exposed to Indian Classical Dance, Folk Dance, Bhangra, and Bollywood through choreographed dance pieces. Students will learn specific technique associated with each of these dance styles, including but not limited to what the hand gestures and steps are called, the meaning behind each gesture, and how to string it together in a fluid motion. Lessons will focus on understanding rhythm and how to hear the beats within each song.

Students will learn the true art of performance, with lessons on stage presence, facial expressions, and expressing emotions through dance! Students will build their knowledge on how to weave all the different forms of dance to create a choreographed piece. In addition, through BollyFusion dance classes, students will learn character traits like responsibility, passion, and hard work, while learning vibrant and entertaining dances.

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Café Art - Everything “Zentangles”

Instructor:          Ms. Jean Wright from Cafe Art
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday – Dec 9, 16    |  Jan  13, 20, 27  |  Feb  3, 10, 24   |  Mar 3
Sessions:            9 x 67 minutes 
Time:                   3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                 D104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189     After November 25th- $199

Zentangles are a creative combination of doodles and meditation. Come along with us on a ten-week journey as we explore the art world of zentangles. Your student will enjoy bringing their own doodles to life through various mediums such as pencil and pen, sharpie, paints, shrinky dinks, and more. By the end of the session, students will learn specific doodles and learn to create their own. At the end of the session, kids will create mini portfolios to showcase everything they have learned.

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Chess Academy for Kids (Monday)

Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Dec  5, 12, 19  |  Jan  9, 23, 30   |  Feb  6, 13, 27   |  Mar 6  
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190     After November 21st - $200

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a Chess Champion, this class is for students at all ability levels.

Six Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities.
  2. Enhances reading and math skills.
  3. Foster critical thinking and creativity in young minds.
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work.
  5. Develop problem solving skills.
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain.     


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Chess Academy for Kids (Tuesday)

Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday – Dec  6, 13, 20  |   Jan  10, 17, 24, 31  |  Feb  7, 14, 21
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190    After November 22nd - $200

Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy!  This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year. It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a Chess Champion, this class is for students at all ability levels.

6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess

  1. Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities
  2. Enhances reading and math skills
  3. Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds
  4. Encourages and rewards hard work
  5. Develops problem solving skills
  6. Exercises both sides of your brain

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Crafting Through the Season

Instructor:          Ms. Angelina Jennaro,  Amador Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday - Dec  8, 15    |  Jan  12, 19, 26  |  Feb  2, 9   |  Mar  2 
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 Minutes   
Time:                   3pm - 4:15pm   
Room:                  B104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $186      After November 24th - $196

Artists will create one of a kind, handcrafted pieces inspired by the beauty of the Winter season.  Students will complete several unique handmade pieces that students will be proud of and families will enjoy for years to come! Students will learn a variety of applications, techniques and skills throughout the course that will build their confidence in general, and when making their own crafts or works of art. Winter inspired projects for this course could include front door hangers/decorations, wreaths, garland, signs, and table centerpieces with crafting materials that reflect the Winter season and could include items like pine cones, branches, trees, and snow. 

Crafting Through The Season will give budding young artists a fun opportunity for personal expression and exploration.   Practicing and creating art is an awesome way to build relationships through making friends and build student confidence and creativity. 

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Creative Writing for Primary Students - Strengthening Your Writing Skills

Instructor:        Ms  Elizabeth Littlejohn
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Day/Dates:       Thursday – Dec  8, 15  |   Jan  12, 19, 26  |  Feb  2, 9  | Mar  2
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes   
Time:                  3 - 4:15pm   
Room:                 B103
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After November 24th - $196

Does your child love to write and use their imagination to come up with creative stories?  If so, this class is the one for them.  Through several different writing activities, we will explore possible ways to think outside the box and get truly original ideas on paper.  We will experiment with character and plot development in ways that are unique and new. We will work with “Spin and Roll A Story,” picture stories, raffle stories as well as “Squiggle stories.”  I can’t wait to see what your child comes up with.  This course is constantly changing, so whether your child has taken a course from me before or is a new attendee in my class, they are welcome to join in on the fun as they develop their writing abilities in new and different ways.

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Creative Writing for Upper Grades - Fables, Fantasy & Fairytales

Instructor:        Certificated Instructor from Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesday – Dec 6, 13, 20  |  Jan  10, 17, 24, 31  |  Feb  7, 14, 21
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                 L101
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195    After November 22nd - $205

Inspire your child to write in the world of fantasy!

This course will explore the art of fables and fairytales and the ingredients that go into creating this type of fiction. This course is all about fantasy!  Students will read several fables and fairytales and develop an appreciation of a compelling story: plot, dialogue, figurative language, character development, sequence of events, and imagery.   Fables from Aesops will be read and fairy tales from Disney and other classics will be read as well. Meaning and characters will develop imaginative writing. Each student will attempt to create their own story with guidance from the instructor on how to realize motivation and consequences of morals and lessons learned from human behavior.

Students draw on all materials read aloud in class and get their chance to create their very own stories. Imagination through reading and writing allows each student to have fun and share their voice through fables and fairy tales which allows the characters to come to life and mimic human behavior in the worlds of forests and palaces of fantasy. Consequences and morals of good and poor behavior will come through in characters and your child’s voice.  What fun!

 This course will enable your student to:    

  1. Develop creative writing skills.
  2. Read, sample, and write in different genres.
  3. Complete their own short stories with fun and guidance.

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Game Development

Instructor:       CompuChild
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday – Dec 7, 14, 21  |  Jan  11, 18, 25  |  Feb  1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                D104   or    B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After November 23rd - $200

This is a beginners course in design and building games. Students will be using the roblox game engine to build 3D games and learning the fundamentals of programming doing so. This is a fun way for kids to learn programming while applying their creative side to design games. They will be learning and practicing the concepts of variables, IF ELSE conditions, Loops, timers, functions, checkpoint, and events in this course.

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LEGO® Robotics (Monday)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Dec  5, 12, 19   |  Jan  9, 23, 30    |  Feb  6, 13, 27   |  Mar  6     
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  B103
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After November 21st - $200

Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project. 

Note: Students can enroll in this class two times without repeating activities.

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LEGO® Robotics (Tuesday)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday – Dec  6, 13, 20  | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31  |  Feb 7, 14, 21     
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  B204
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After November 22nd - $200

Kids will have a great time in this hands-on Robotics course while also being introduced to various aspects of mechanical, electrical, and computer science Engineering. Students will be introduced to a block coding language in order to provide an intuitive understanding for programming as well as provide easy to follow instructions to build many simple machines.

In every class session students will use Lego pieces to build figures like airplanes, alligators, a smart spinner, etc., and they will be introduced to mechanical and electrical mechanisms like sensors, gears, pullies.  They will then use block programming to help their fit all these pieces together to create their own moving project. 

Note: Students can enroll in this class two times without repeating activities.

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Mindfulness in Movement (Yoga for Kids)

Instructor:        Vanessa Leong, Amador 5th Grade Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday – Dec  8, 15   |  Jan  12, 19, 26  |  Feb  2, 9, 23   |  Mar  2   
Sessions:           9 classes x 67 Minutes  
Time:                  3 - 4:07pm   
Room:                 B204
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After November 24th - $196

Mindfulness in movement will develop a student's whole self by creating positivity within, building self awareness, gaining confidence and academic achievement through yoga practices and mindful awareness techniques. In this course of Mindfulness in Movement, students will build social emotional skills through mindful, breathing and relaxation activities. We will also incorporate team building activities, which will cultivate and increase confidence in their ability to handle personal problems and deal with emotional challenges calmly. Together we will foster gratitude, resilience, cooperative, self awareness, kindness and making good choices that your child could apply throughout their lives. 

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Keys to Becoming an Inspirational Presenter & Creative Writer!

Instructor:          Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – Dec  5, 12, 19  |  Jan  9, 23, 30  |  Feb  6, 13, 27   |  Mar  6       
Sessions:             10 x  1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  B102
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $195     After November 21st  - $205

A highly confident speaker is viewed as being more credible & knowledgeable.

Our goal is to help kids overcome public speaking anxiety to present impressively and write effectively in 6 easy steps. Students will gain an understanding of various writing formats such as persuasive, narrative, descriptive etc. They will also learn to make strong arguments by providing reasoning and evidence on thought provoking debatable topics.

This course will help kids formulate their thoughts with a clear and concise structure and prepare them for SUCCESS with CONFIDENCE!! 

 

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We Will Rock-It Through the Stars

Instructor:          Ms. Molly McCrory, Amador Kindergarten Teacher
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:        Thursday – Dec  8, 15  |  Jan  12, 19, 26  |  Feb  2, 9, 23   
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 Minutes 
Time:                   3.05 - 4.20pm 
Room:                 D102
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $186     After November 24th - $196

BLAST OFF! Join Ms. McCrory and watch your student transform from student to astronaut. In this STEAM enrichment course, your child will soar through the Milky Way Galaxy and learn about the planets that rotate around our sun, our home planet, and so much more. The possibilities are literally endless and the activities/ projects are out of this world! To infinity and beyond!

**If your Kindergartner attends EDCC, Ms. McCrory will pick up and drop off students at EDCC at the beginning and end of the class.  Please complete EDCC’s pickup form if you enroll your child in this class. 

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Instructor:           Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday - March  8, 15, 22, 29    |   April   12, 19, 26    |   May 3, 10, 17  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $189         After March 3rd - $199

Prepare for the world of technology and learn the secret language of computers! New and returning students are welcome! Continue or begin your coding adventure with the Code To The Future team, and create brand new projects like a projectile platformer or multiplayer racing video game! The possibilities to create are endless! New students are always welcome to join throughout the year, and every class is differentiated for individual learning. Choose your favorite theme, from Minecraft to Fortnite!  

This class is online and offline, giving the students the ability to learn coding through Scratch and then uploading their projects to share.

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Instructor:        CodeFu Tri-Valley Certified Instructor
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Day/Dates:        REVISED - Tuesday - Sept   13, 20, 27    |   Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    |  Nov 1, 8, 15   
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After Sept 1st - $199

In this course students will learn how to build games and tell digital stories using the application Scratch Jr. Student will piece together sequences before executing to see the outcome of the story. Students will have the opportunity to decide what story they want to tell and the objective they want to achieve.  Once those decisions are made they will program each step in the storyline utilizing code blocks to complete the animation tasks. The course will give new students a foundation to work from as they learn coding principles in an easy and user-friendly environment. Enroll your child now to begin his/her journey into the world of computer science.

Coding Languages Learned – Scratch Jr block-based coding.

Core Subjects Incorporated into Instruction – Problem solving, Reading, Creative Writing, Measuring and Estimation.

Core Subjects Learned – Algorithms, sequencing, loops, commands and if-then statements.

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Instructor:        CodeFu Tri-Valley Certified Instructor
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:        REVISED Friday – Aug  26    |   Sept 2, 23, 30    |  Oct 14, 21, 28   |   Nov 4   
Sessions:           9 classes x 67 minutes  REVISED 6 x 78 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:12pm     REVISED 3.05pm - 4.23pm
Room:                 L101
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After Aug 21st - $199

In this course, students will learn how to build games and tell digital stories using the application Scratch. Students will piece together sequences before executing to see the outcome. Students will begin by deciding on a story and objective then program each step using code blocks to complete the animation or task. Join now to begin your journey to become a master game designer! No prior coding experience needed.

Coding languages learned: Scratch Core Subjects Incorporated: Problem Solving, Creative Writing, Percents and Fractions, Arithmetic (Adding, Subtracting, Comparing), Graphing and Coordinates

Coding Core Subjects Learned: Variables, For Loop, If Else, Functions, Lists, While loop

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Instructor:          Ms Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:         REVISED Thursday - Sept  1, 15, 22   |  Oct 13, 20 27    |  Nov 3, 10, 17* |  Dec 1   
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm    *Nov 17   2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                 B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After Aug 27th - $196

Kids are curious and always looking to explore, discover, check out, and experiment. In this new phase 2 geology class, you will become a geologist and seismologist. This science course will take you on a journey inside our GRANITE PLANET while we dig further into the rock cycle, soil coring, recreate stalactite models, and study seismology through origami, baking, and building! This is a whole new course so if you enjoyed Geology Rocks you will love this new and enriched additional as it will be a whole new experience.

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Instructor:        Molly McCrory, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:     K - 2
Day/Dates:       REVISED Thursday – Sept  15, 22    |   Oct 13, 20 27    |   Nov 3, 10, 17*  
Sessions:           REVISED 8 classes x 75 Minutes
Time:                  REVISED 3:05 - 4:20pm   *Nov 17 - 2.05 - 3.20pm 
Room:                 D102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $18    After Aug 27th - $196

If you took Ms. McCrory's Oodles of Doodles Course in Spring of 2022, there will be new creations this Fall! Master Doodlers/previous artists are encouraged to join!

Calling all artists! Every child has the ability to create a masterpiece, but sometimes we need a starting point and the opportunity to grow. This fun and dynamic course allows your child to hone in on their artistic abilities and learn how to draw and create a work of art by following step-by-step directions. We will be learning to draw different animals and seasonal creations and following and then adding oil pastel and watercolor.  This course allows your child to practice their ability to follow one and two step directions, work on their fine motor development, and have fun in the process. Hopefully some frame-worthy work will be coming your way. 

If your Kindergartner attends EDCC, Ms. McCrory will pick up and drop off students at EDCC at the beginning and end of the class.  Please complete EDCC’s pickup form if you enroll your child in this class. 

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Instructor:             Ms Christine Jeffries, Amador Teacher
Grades Level:        3 - 5
Day/Dates:            Thursday – March 10, 17, 24    |April  14, 21, 28    |   May 5, 12, 19, 26       
Sessions:               10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                      3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                     B201
Tuition:                   Early Bird - $180     After March 6th - $190

Calling all students in grades 3-5! Do you want to stimulate your brain and boost your imagination? Do you want to develop your critical thinking and communication skills? Do you want to improve your academic performance in ALL subject areas? One of the best ways to do so is through writing! However, so many of us find that writing can be both challenging and overwhelming. This course will help you build your writing skills in fun and exciting ways. This course changes from session to session and from year to year. In the 2022 Spring session, you will learn how to conduct research using reliable sources, build an argument to defend your thinking, structure a persuasive essay, and even participate in oral debates! 

Participants will:

  1. Engage in learning activities that boost confidence in writing, listening, and speaking
  2. Develop strong grammatical and communication skills
  3. Utilize technology to self-publish written work
  4. Become equipped with the tools to organize ideas
  5. Revise and edit their own work

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Instructor:          Professional Dance Instructors from BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday -  March 8, 15, 22, 29  |  April 12, 19, 26    |  May 3, 10, 17 
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $189      After March 3rd - $199

A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns and communicative expressions.  Students will learn dance routines choreographed to snippets of popular Bollywood songs as well as some Koliwood and Tollywood songs from the South Indian cinema.  The classes will also strengthen individual coordination and rhythmic skills through various exercises and drills.  Additionally, students will develop a vocabulary of common Bollywood dance moves that they can string together to create their own unique dance. This class will expose kids to many different dance styles as Bollywood has become a melting pot of many popular traditional and western dance styles.

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