Dublin Elementary School

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

Dublin Elementary SchoolHello Dublin Elementary 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.  For those of you not ready to be back to in-person after school classes... click here for our Online After School Classes.

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from 1st Grade through to 5th Grade.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Dublin Elementary



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

Actors’ Workshop!

Instructor:         Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – Sept  6, 13, 20, 27    |  Oct   4, 11, 18, 25  |  Nov  1, 8   
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 C2   Moved to Stage from 9/27
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -$195     After Sept 1st - $205

It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club - 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 workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.

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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:          Monday – Sept 12, 19, 26   | Oct 3, 10, 17, 24   |  Nov 7, 14    
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:12pm
Room:                  TBA
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189   After Sept 2nd - $199

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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Beginning Typing Class

Instructor:        Michele Chandler, Dublin Teacher
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        REVISED Thursday  – Sept 1, 15, 22    |   Oct 13, 20, 27    |  Nov 3, 10  | Dec 1  
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm  REVISED 3.05 - 4.13pm (68 minutes)
Room:                 A9
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186     After Aug 27th - $196

This course is a beginning course for students who need to learn basic typing skills. It will cover proper finger placement for typing so students can move away from pecking at the keys. This class will be fun and engaging and will include typing games to practice their new skills!

Beginning Typing is open to students whether they’ve taken typing before or not as we can work with students who are just beginning their typing journey or those who already have some typing experience. Students can always improve their typing skills and speed with additional practice.

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Instructor:         BollyNaach Dance Company
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:         Monday –  Sept 12, 19, 26    |  Oct 3, 10, 17, 24   |  Nov 7, 14    
Sessions:            9 x  67 minutes
Time:                   2:05 - 3.12pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $195   After Sept 7th- $205

A fun-filled introduction to beginner & intermediate Bollywood dance for kids. Instruction includes foundational movements, fundamental techniques, hand gestures, rhythmic patterns & 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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Café Art – All Things “Kawaii,” Art for Kids

Instructor:          Jean Wright from Café Art
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            REVISED Wednesday – Sept  14, 21, 28  |   Oct 5, 12, 19, 26    |  Nov 2, 9, 30
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                    2:05 – 3:05pm
Room:                  B6
Tuition:                Early Bird - $189    After Sept 2nd - $199

Kawaii means “cute” in the Japanese language. Come along with us on a ten-week excursion as we explore the art world of cuteness! Your student will enjoy bringing their own cute creations into existence through various art mediums such as pencil and pen, paints, polymer clay, canvas, shrink dinks, melting beads and more. By the end of the session, students will be able to identify the characteristics of kawaii, be able to draw and design kawaii characters, and incorporate them into their everyday art. 

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Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:        Pacific Chess Academy
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        REVISED Wednesday – Sept  14, 21, 28  |   Oct 5, 12, 19, 26    |  Nov 2, 9, 30
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 A9 or Library
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189      After Sept 2nd - $199

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! The class is offered to grades 1-5. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.

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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Creative Writing for Primary Grades

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          1 - 2
Day/Dates:           Tuesday – Sept 6, 13, 20, 27  |  Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    |  Nov 1, 8
Sessions:                10 x 1 Hour
Time:                       2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                     K3
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $195    After Sept 1st -  $205

Inspire your child to write and create a storybook! 

This course will explore the art of storytelling and read aloud short stories.  Reading spurs imagination and acts as a springboard to writing.  Fun, silly, and rhyming stories motivate young children to learn the language and develop writing skills. Students will read and hear several genres of short stories and write story plots of beginning, middle, and end.  Students will write and understand how characters interact with each other.

Students get their chance to create their very own stories.  Students will write about many stories including adventure, science fiction, fairy tales, fables, mystery, realistic fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction that are short and fun. Imagination allows each student to share their ideas through writing.

This course will enable your student to:    

  1. Develop creative writing skills with sensory details.
  2. Write about characters, plot, and conclusions.
  3. Complete their own writing storybook.

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Creative Writing for Upper Grades

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          3 - 5
Day/Dates:            REVISED Friday – Aug  26  |    Sept 2, 23, 30    |   Oct 14, 21, 28   |  Nov 4
Sessions:                9 x 67 Minutes  REVISED  6 x 78 minutes
Time:                       3:05 - 4:12pm   REVISED 3.05 - 4.23pm
Room:                     B12
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $195    After Aug 21st -  $205

Inspire your child to write and create a storybook! 

This course will explore the art of storytelling. Students will read several genres of short stories and develop an appreciation of a compelling story: plot, dialogue, figurative language, character development, sequence of events, and imagery to name a few. Reading acts as a springboard to develop imaginative writing. 

Students draw on all materials read aloud in class and get their chance to create their very own stories.  Genres including adventure, science fiction, fairy tales, fables, mystery, realistic fiction, fantasy, and historical fiction spark interest in writing.  Imagination through reading and writing allows each student to have fun and share their voice.

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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Creativity Club – Fun with Drawing

Instructor:         Ms. Jennifer de Oliveira, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 2
Day/Dates:         REVISED Thursday  – Sept 1, 15, 22    |   Oct 13, 20, 27    |  Nov 3, 10  | Dec 1
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour  
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm   REVISED 3.05 - 4.13pm (68 minutes)
Room:                  P3
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186   After Aug 27th - $196

Kids will kick-start their creativity in this fun, hands-on class that explores a variety of drawing activities. Guided drawing lessons will help students develop their own artistic style. Kids will explore visual storytelling with open-ended comics prompts. They’ll work together on fun, collaborative drawing games. And they’ll also have time to draw independently as they learn the benefits of keeping their own sketchbook.

This class is perfect for kids who want to develop their drawing skills and creativity, and for young artists who just want time to draw after school. All skill levels are welcome.

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Engineering and Problem Solving with Keva Planks

Instructor:         Ms Monica McLeod, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      1 - 3
Day/Dates:         REVISED Thursday  – Sept 1, 15, 22    |   Oct 13, 20, 27    |  Nov 3, 10  | Dec 1
Sessions:            10 Classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm  REVISED 3.05 - 4.13pm (68 minutes)
Room:                  A11
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186   After Aug 27th - $196

Does your student love to build?  Then this is the after school course designed for them.  “KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long. You build structures by simply stacking the planks. No glue, no connectors. They can be stacked upright which looks like it would be unstable as a house of cards, but even this type of structure is surprisingly stable.”  Each day class will begin with individual building challenges, move to group challenges and then finish up with free time for building. During challenge activities students will practice different problem solving techniques as well as learning to work cooperatively in a group. Along the way they will learn some basic engineering, architectural, math and science skills.

In fact, did you know that research shows that students who play with blocks tend to do better in mathematics and science in higher grade levels?  Well, it’s true and researchers from the University of Idaho have concluded that playing with blocks helps children develop a fundamental understanding of quantities, equality & geometry. Playing, building and having fun while learning, what could be a better than that?

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Kiddie Coding Club – Introduction to Computer Programming, Robotics & Circuit Building

Instructor:         Mr  Karl Osicki, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Levels:    1 – 2
Day/Dates:         REVISED Thursday  – Sept 1, 15, 22    |   Oct 13, 20, 27    |  Nov 3, 10  | Dec 1
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 – 4:05pm  REVISED 3.05 - 4.13pm (68 minutes)
Room:                 A7
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186   After Aug 27th  - $196

Would you be excited if your child had an opportunity to learn the universal language of the planet, explore robotics and build circuits? Does your child enjoy math, engineering, technology, design and hands on activities? Kiddie Coding Club may be the perfect opportunity for them to tap into these 21st century prerequisites! In Kiddie Coding Club we learn basic coding concepts, use and build  Mindstorm Lego robots, build circuits with Snaplinks and Tinybits.

“People who know how to code will be able to communicate across countries and cultures, be innovative, and solve problems more efficiently, with no barriers to impede their success (Porter, John. (2016). 4 Benefits of Learning Coding at a Young Age.) Retrieved from: https://elearningindustry.com/4-benefits-learning-programming-at-a-young-age-2.

Come join Kiddie Coding Club where we will learn how to work together Using, Code.org, Tynker, and Code Combat to program in a fun and safe environment.  It doesn’t matter if your child has coding experience or not, this class is for everyone.  It will build on concepts some students already know and teach concepts to those who are new to the coding.  All interested students are welcome.

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LEGO® Robotics for Primary Students

Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 5
Day/Date:            Tuesday - Sept 6, 13, 20, 27    |   Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    |  Nov 1, 8   
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     2:05 – 3:05pm
Room:                   Library
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189   After Sept 1st- $199

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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Piano for Beginners (Monday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         REVISED - Monday – Sept 12, 19, 26    |   Oct 3, 10, 17, 24    |  Nov 7, 14
Sessions:            9 x 67 minutes
Time:                   3 - 4.07pm (Students will need to return to school at 3pm for this class)
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $186   After Sept 7th - $196

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Piano for Beginners (Tuesday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – Sept 6, 13, 20, 27    |  Oct 4, 11, 18, 25    |  Nov 1, 8
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                    3 - 4pm (Students will need to return to school at 3pm for this class)
                             REVISED - 3.05pm - 4.05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:               Early Bird - $186   After Sept 1st - $196

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Piano for Beginners (Thursday)

Instructor:         Ms. Judie Greenhouse, Dublin Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      2- 5
Day/Dates:         REVISED Thursday–   Sept 1, 15, 22    |  Oct 13, 20, 27   |  Nov 3, 10,  17*  |  Dec 1
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm     Nov 17* - 2.05 - 3.05pm
Room:                 Stage
Tuition:                Early Bird - $186   After Aug 27th - $196

What a joy it is to know how to play a musical instrument! This course is a beginners course for students who want to explore the realm of playing the piano. What better way to learn than learn by doing? 

This class will build up each student’s foundation and knowledge on reading notes, proper hand posture, counting, finger speed exercises, and more! Each student will be paired with their own keyboard. This active engagement course will foster each student’s joy for music as well as hone their precision. Students are required to work well both independently and within a group there will be both one-on-one and small group exercises.

Come to play and create! 

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Instructor:        CodeFu Tri-Valley Certified Instructor
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Wednesday classes – Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct 5, 12, 19, 26    |  Nov 2, 9
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird - $189     After Sept 2nd - $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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Speaking Minds: Build Confidence & Present to Persuade!!

Instructors:      Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:       REVISED - Monday – Sept 12, 19, 26    |  Oct 3, 10, 17, 24    |  Nov 7, 28
Sessions:          9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  2:05 - 3:12pm 
Room:                C7
Tuition:              Early Bird - $195   After Sept 7th - $205

Make your biggest fear, your greatest triumph!

Our program will provide your child with the instruction, interaction, and practice to develop and deliver compelling presentations with less anxiety. It will enhance students’ writing, active listening, & communication skills. Kids will learn to make strong arguments through thought provoking debatable topics and thru various activities.

This class will not only teach delivery and presentation skills, but will also provide a foundation for critical thinking & constructive reasoning.

Our goal is their SUCCESS!

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Stop Motion Animation & Game Design

Instructor:            CompuChild
Grade Levels:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:            REVISED Friday  –  Sept  2, 23, 30   |  Oct 14, 21, 28    |  Nov 4   | Dec 2
Sessions:               8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                      3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                    P3
Tuition:                   Early Bird - $189         After Aug 28th - $199

This is a beginner’s 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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Instructor:         Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:      2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Monday - March 14, 21, 28   |   April  11, 18, 25    |  May 2, 9, 16, 23   
Sessions:            10x 1 Hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 TBA
Tuition:               Early Bird $189   After March 10th - $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:          Bricks 4 Kidz  
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Date:            Tuesday – Sept  7, 14, 21, 28    |   Oct   5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9  
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                    2 - 3pm
Room:                   TBA
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $189    After September 2nd - $ 199

Join us for an adventurous journey through space! Build a rocket to blast through the atmosphere into a realm that is truly out of this world. Build a world where rebels and the dark side start epic battles.  We’ll build motorized models that represent spacecraft from your favorite popular space movie.  We will also learn about the characteristics of space along the way.  Come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far far away.

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Instructors:      Bricks 4 Kidz 
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Monday – Sept  13, 20, 27  |  Oct  4, 11, 18, 25   | Nov  1, 8  
Sessions:          9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                  2 - 3:07pm 
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $189     After September 9th- $199

It’s a Zoo in here! This course is sure to delight kids who love animals. Using Lego bricks, kids will have the chance to build snakes, insects, mammals and creatures and critters from their own imagination. Each week students will learn about the animals they build, from a chameleon that changes colors to their construction of a model seal that waddles across their table. Students will fall in love with their mobile creations that celebrate the wonders of the animal kingdom.

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Instructor:           Jean Wright of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Tuesday - Sept  7, 14, 21, 28   |  Oct  5, 12, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9  
Sessions:              10 sessions x 1 hour
Time:                     2 - 3pm
Room:                    A8
Tuition:                  Early Bird - $189      After September 2nd- $199

This class is designed for those students who love ceramic painting. In this class students will learn about design, color and elements of art. They will then paint a fully coordinated place setting of their own which will include a dinner plate, salad plate, snack plate, cereal bowl, tumbler and mug. By the end of the class students will have their own one-of-a-kind place setting to use at home and eat in style.

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