John Green Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Winter Session

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

Courses are offered 1 day per week up to 10 weeks. 10 hours of tuition.

Tuition - $175-$210 per course.

Each class that moves forward will generate contributions to the School, the Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and to the Student Council.

Actors' Workshop!

Instructor:          Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level:       K- 5
Day/Dates:         Monday - Dec  3, 10, 17 | Jan  7, 14, 28 | Feb 4, 11, 25  
Sessions:            9 classes x 70 minutes
Time:                   2:05  - 3:15pm
Room:                 C4
Tuition:               $210

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.

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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Animals and World of Art

Instructor:           Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:     K - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesday - Dec  5, 12, 19 | Jan 9 16, 23, 30 | Feb  6 , 13, 20
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   3:05 - 4:05pm or 2:05 - 3:05pm on Collaboration days
Room:                 B10
Tuition:                $199

In this mixed media art class, we will study 9 styles of “animal art” then create a work of art inspired from each style.  We will work with clay, ceramics, glass, oil pastel, paper, collage and more. Some of the animal art we will study includes Andy Warhol’s endangered animal printmaking, George Rodriguez Blue Dog, Aboriginal art, Polar Bears white color mixing, Fused Glass Turtles, Cartoon Animal Drawing, Asian Brush Painting Panda, Clay Animal Whistle and Clay snake Pinch Pot rattle. You will literally feel like you’ve had a 10-week adventure through the Zoo!

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Chess Academy for Kids

Instructor:                Pacific Chess Academy (Mr Jeff Pernik Owner - 30 years teaching chess, Ms. Karen Vallen - 34 years teaching chess and Nenad Zagorac - Tournament Director, 12 years teaching chess).
Grade Level:             1 - 5
Day/Dates:                Thursday -   Dec 6, 13, 20 | Jan 10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb  7, 14, 21
Sessions:                   10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                          3:05 pm -  4:05pm
Room:                        Library
Tuition:                      $205

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 (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation for chess tournaments. The use of modern technology (projector, 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. 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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Speak to Lead: Build Confidence and Charisma

Instructor:        Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb  8, 22 | Mar 1
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                 K1
Tuition:              Early Bird Pricing - $199   From November 24th - $210

Have you ever wondered what the #1 fear in this world is? YES, it is Public Speaking and our goal is to build your child’s confidence in public speaking and set them up for SUCCESS!! This course is ideal for all students and it doesn’t matter if they’ve taken public speaking before or if they are new to the program. Kids will learn to present and write effectively in 6 easy steps. This class is a combo course of Advanced Public Speaking, Speech Writing and Debate. Students will learn to write well-structured speeches on thought provoking topics in different styles such as narrative, descriptive, compare and contrast, and persuasive. In the debate portion, students will discover various formats and learn to make strong arguments backed by reasoning and evidence. Learning will be FUN & EXCITING!

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Video Game Design & Coding

Instructor:        Licensed instructor from Code to the Future
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb  8, 22 | Mar 1
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                Library
Tuition:             $210

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 multi-level platformer or RPG style 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. After mastering the processing style of a computer, new coders will learn to use Scratch, a block-based tool developed at MIT. Use Scratch to make engaging projects with endless possibilities, in a mixture of games and stories. Choose your favorite theme, from Luke in Star Wars to the voyager Moana!

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Yoga for Kids - The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:         Kavita Patel, Owner/Operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday -  Dec  4, 11, 18 | Jan  8, 15, 22, 29 | Feb  5, 12, 19
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                     2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                   K3
Tuition:                Early Bird Pricing - $175    From November 24th - $185

This Yoga class for kids will explore the role of the Chakras in our yoga practice. Chakras are the 7 spinning wheels of energy located along the spine. Each Chakra has a color of the rainbow associated with it and a place it resides along the center of the body. Our Chakras are associated with our mental and emotional well-being. When our Chakras are balanced, we feel comfortable, confident and in charge of our own emotions. We will use mindful movement and breath to awaken our awareness of these energy centers. Understanding the superpowers of energy centers gives us the tools to understand ourselves better and empowers us to lead a balanced, peaceful life.

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