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 –  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:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $195        After Februrary 22nd - $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 – March 10, 24    |   April 14, 21, 28   |   May 5, 12, 19, 26 
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm   
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $195        After February 24th - $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 – March 13, 20, 27    |    April 10, 17, 24    |   May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  L101
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After February 27th - $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.

Note: Students can enroll in this class twice without repeating any of the projects.

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Amazing Amazon Adventure!

Instructor:          Ms. Molly McCrory, Amador Kindergarten Teacher
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:        Thursday – March 16, 23, 30    |  April 13, 20, 27   |   May 4, 11   
Sessions:            8 classes x 75 Minutes 
Time:                   3.05 - 4.20pm 
Room:                 D102
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $186     After March 2nd - $196

Calling all explorers! Let's adventure through the largest rainforest in the world ...the Amazon! This beautiful jungle habitat is full of amazing and fascinating creatures such as leaf cutter ants, red-eyed tree frogs, emerald tree boas, iguanas, howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, jaguars, macaws, blue morpho butterflies, and piranhas...OH MY! Grab your binoculars, your adventure cap, and let's learn about this far off, beautiful place and the fascinating creatures that inhabit it. Students will take away a "Rainforest Adventure Book" full of facts and a craft or art piece with each animal they learned about! It will be a jungle of fun!

**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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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 –  March 16, 23, 30    |   April 13, 20, 27  |   May 4, 11, 18, 25
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    3pm - 4pm 
Room:                  B203
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $186    After March 2nd - $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 – Fill Your Own Sketchbook with Art

Instructor:          Ms. Jean Wright from Cafe Art
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday – March 10, 24   |   April 14, 21, 28    |  May 5, 12, 19, 26 
Sessions:            9 x 67 minutes 
Time:                   3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                 D104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189     After February 24th - $199

Sketchbooks are great because you're not confined to just drawing. You can use it as a place to explore different mediums, study different techniques, create color palettes, design patterns, and keep a collection of visuals that inspire you. Using a variety of mediums in a sketchbook also helps grow creativity. In this 9/10 week course, our students will practice different skills and  techniques, explore color, and create different styles of art. At the end of the course they will go home with a. complete sketchbook of projects such as: creating value, Line Drawings, Dulaunay Abstract Art, Winter Folk art Trees, Farm Animals, Combining Line, Color and Pattern, Close-up Look at Eyes of Reptiles. Kids will be combing their work and binding into a sketchbook at the end of class.

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Chess Academy for Kids (Monday)

Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – March 13, 20, 27     |   April 10, 17, 24    |  May 1, 8, 15, 22 
Sessions:             10 x 1 Hour
Time:                    2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190     After February 27th - $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 – March 7, 14, 21, 28    |   April 11, 18, 25  |   May 2, 9, 16
Sessions:              10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                     2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                   D104
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190    After February 28th - $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 in Bloom with Ms. Jennaro

Instructor:          Ms. Angelina Jennaro,  Amador Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday - March 16, 23, 30  |   April 13, 20, 27    |  May 4, 11 
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 Minutes   
Time:                   3pm - 4.15pm   
Room:                  B104
Tuition:                Early Bird - $186      After March 2nd - $196

Inspired by the budding beauty of the Spring season artists will complete several unique handmade pieces that students will be proud of and families will enjoy for years to come! Students will learn and apply a variety of applications, techniques and skills throughout this course that will build their overall confidence and as a bonus provide inspiration when making their own crafts or works of art.

Spring inspired projects for this course could include painted pottery, lanterns, decorative signs, and birdhouses with crafting materials that reflect the Spring season and could include items like pressed or dried flowers, bunnies and carrots, budding blooms of all kinds, as well as watering cans and umbrellas. 

Crafting in Bloom will give budding young artists a fun opportunity for personal expression and exploration.   

Creating art and being creative is a fantastic way to build student relationships, spend time with friends, make new friends all while building student confidence and creativity. 

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Creative Writing for Primary Students – Elements of Writing A Story

Instructor:        Ms  Elizabeth Littlejohn
Grade Level:     1 - 2
Day/Dates:       Thursday – March 16, 23, 30   |   April 13, 20, 27    |  May 4, 11, 18, 25
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 Hour   
Time:                  3.05 - 4:05pm   
Room:                 B103
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After March 2nd - $196

Does your child love to write and put their unique ideas on paper? Or, does he/she struggle with writing and need a little extra help? Either way, this is the perfect class for them! Amador 2nd grade instructor, Ms Elizabeth Littlejohn LOVES to see returning and new students alike as writing is a process that improves with practice over time. In this ever-changing course your child will learn about character, plot and setting development and use their 5 senses to enhance and add detail to their story line before sharing their stories with their peers!

Students will experiment with all of these techniques and challenge themselves to think outside of the box. Some of the activities include raffle stories, random picture stories, painted paper stories, shared stories, squiggle stories, seasonal stories, and many more! What better way to encourage your child to love writing than in this upbeat, fun class?! To make it even sweeter, we also learn about sharing our stories in a way that allows our readers/listeners to be engaged by using intonation and expression, AND how to give respectful feedback to help our peers make their writing even better! 

Note: Ms. Littlejohn’s class is open to returning students as the theme and emphasis of each writing course changes each session and new skills are learned in each session.  

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Creative Writing for Grades 3 - 5: Introduction to Mystery and Adventure

Instructor:        Certificated Instructor from Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesday – March 7, 14, 21, 28    |   April 11, 18, 25    |   May 2, 9, 16
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                 L101
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195    After February 28th - $205

Inspire your child to write in the world of mystery and adventure!

This course will explore the art of mystery and adventure and the ingredients that go into creating this type of fiction. This course is all about unknowns! Students will read several mystery stories and adventure events and develop an appreciation of a compelling story: plot, dialogue, figurative language, character development, sequence of events, and imagery. Mysteries from children’s books and adventures like Gulliver’s Travels and other classics will be read. 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 detective details, inference, and many unknowns that are 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 mysteries and adventures which allows the characters to come to life and mimic human behavior in the worlds of motivation and pleasure seeking. Distinguishing between fact and fiction, characters and situations come alive with 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 – 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:                D104 or L101
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After February 21st - $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.

Note: Students can enroll in this class twice without repeating any of the projects.

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LEGO® Robotics (Monday)

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Monday – March 13, 20, 27 April 10, 17, 24  May 1, 8, 15, 22     
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  B103
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After February 27th - $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 – March 7, 14, 21, 28    |  April 11, 18, 25   |   May 2, 9, 16     
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $190   After February 28th - $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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Master of Public Speaking: Present with Impact!

Instructor:          Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:          Monday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |   May 1, 8, 15, 22       
Sessions:             10 x  1 Hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  Stage
Tuition:                 Early Bird Pricing - $195     After February 27th  - $205

This is an excellent course that reinforces presentation skills in 6 easy steps:

  • Non Verbal communication skills
  • Banish Mannerism
  • Vocal Expression
  • 3 P’s
  • First Impressions
  • Having Fun

Kids learn how to think critically and impact an audience effectively. Students begin to conduct research on more current issues, and make powerful presentations with the use of Power Point, Charts, Posters and other Audio/Visual Aids. This course will help kids formulate their thoughts with a clear, creative and concise structure.

Our goal is to develop well-rounded confident individual and to give kids with any level of prior knowledge a HANDS ON experience in each class!!

Enrollment Open

 

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Mindfulness in Movement (Yoga for Kids)

Instructor:        Vanessa Leong, Amador 5th Grade Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday – March 16, 23, 30    |   April 13, 20, 27   |   May 4, 11, 18, 25   
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 Hour  
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm   
Room:                 B204
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After March 2nd - $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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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Primary Grades

Instructor:           Talentnook Writing & Reading Academy
Grade Level:       1 - 2
Day/Dates:          Friday – March 10, 24   |   April 14, 21, 28   |   May 5, 12, 19, 26  
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                  Library
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $195         After February 24th - $205

Empower your child to easily understand text material and develop their toolbox of Reading Strategies

Phonics awareness builds reading comprehension skills. Decoding one-syllable and

two-syllable words, digraphs, common prefixes and suffixes, and irregularly spelled words are skills necessary for improved reading through our vocabulary section. The instructor will read aloud text which helps students understand how individual words connect together to form a fluent sentence. Reading aloud also promotes an understanding of how language flows and demonstrates how to pronounce multisyllabic words. Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? (WWWWH) direct their attention as they read, so students can decode new and unfamiliar words and information. The main ideas, tone, and predictions of "what will happen next," and how the tone in which a passage is written are discussed.

This course will enable your student to:

  1. Identify age-appropriate vocabulary words in context
  2. Understand reading text to answer comprehension questions
  3. Accurately recall textual information to put into writing practice


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Reading Comprehension Strategies for Upper Grades

Instructor:        Talentnook Writing & Reading Academy
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday – March 10, 24   |  April 14, 21, 28   |   May 5, 12, 19, 26 
Sessions:           9 classes x 67 minutes 
Time:                  3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                 L101
Tuition:               Early Bird - $195     After February 24th - $205

Empower your child to easily understand text material and develop their toolbox of Reading Strategies

Advanced skills are used in reading unfamiliar vocabulary words and text. Syllabic patterns, prefixes, suffixes, and root words are reinforced to accurately read unknown words. Students will be able to explain cause and effect, comparison, or chronology. Readers visualize text to understand it which focuses on events, people, places, things, and prior knowledge to decode unfamiliar words and word structures in different types of settings. The course will explore word meanings to identify roots, prefixes, or suffixes through graphic organizers associated with synonyms or antonyms. Summarizing textual content, identifying the main idea and topic sentence, and learning about predictions, foreshadowing, word cues, and connections are emphasized in comprehension.

This course will enable your student to:

  1. Identify vocabulary words in context with their word meanings
  2. Understand text and be able to improve reading comprehension
  3. Recall text with accurate information to put into writing practice


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Scientific Origami Ecosystems

Instructor:          Ms Christine Miller, Amador Teacher
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Thursday – March 16, 23, 30    |   April 13, 20, 27    |   May 4, 11, 18, 25
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm   
Room:                 B102
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After March 2nd - $196

Explore the world of science creating origami organelles. We will take an adventure into our desert, arctic, oceanic, and land biomes. Within each biome, students will investigate various animals and their habitat while creating origami species and a biome display. This class will include STEAM projects and lots of hands-on created activities. Come and join the fun creating your own art pieces on this educational scientific journey.

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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:        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:        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:          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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