Kolb Elementary School

STEAM After School Courses | Winter Session
Kolb Elementary School


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 Kolb 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:       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:                 Eagle’s Nest
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 & the World of Art

Instructor:          Julie Coching, Owner of Cafe Art
Grade Levels:    K - 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 - 4:05pm
Room:                   L6
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 and 12 years teaching chess.)
Grade Level:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday - Dec  7, 14 | Jan 11, 18, 25 | Feb  8, 15, 22
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:20pm
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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Code to the Future & Robotics

Instructor:       Ms. Allison Tomcik
Grade Level:    3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday - Jan  10, 17, 24, 31 | Feb  7, 14, 21, 28
Sessions:           8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                   3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                 L5
Tuition:               $199

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class will work for you. Students will be able to work at their own pace. The class will blend step by step lessons in coding with fun, hands-on, "unplugged" activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, students will learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding and more. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. The more advanced students will begin to work with Javascript using other online coding programs. Problem solving, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.

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Let’s Get Typing!

Instructor:       Ms. Allison Tomcik
Grade Level:    3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesday - Jan  8, 15, 22, 29 | Feb  5, 12, 19, 26
Sessions:          8 classes x 75 minutes (your child will need to return to school at 3.05pm)
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                L5
Tuition:              $199

In this course, students will work on their writing skills utilizing the writing process culminating in a typed piece. Students will learn the proper techniques for typing so that they can move away from pecking at the keys. Additionally, students will learn how to properly set up a Google document for typing, focus on proper spacing before and after punctuation, double spacing, and useful hotkeys. This course will allow students to become quicker at typing which, in turn, will allow them to produce written work at a faster pace. This will also help prepare students for SBAC testing.

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Space Adventures & Mission to Mars

Instructor:       Bricks 4 Kidz  
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:                L6
Tuition:             $210

For the budding scientist, engineer, astro-biologist, astronaut or explorer in your family this course is right choice for them. Inspired by NASA & Star WarsTM, this class is packed full of models that will make your imagination blast off!  Each week future astronauts will learn about the real-life space exploration and build models related to the NASA space program. The Space Adventures class will spark your child’s imagination about the world out there.  Space is often called the last frontier, and has inspired scientists, stargazers and adventurers for generation. Join us on a Mission 2 Space! Discover incredible structures like the launch complex 39 at the Kennedy Center, travel the surface of the moon on a lunar rover, visit the international space station and do it all using Lego Bricks.  All you need to bring for this adventure is your imagination.

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Speak to Lead: Build Confidence & Charisma

Instructor:       Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:    2 - 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 - 4:05pm
Room:                L3
Tuition:             $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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Yoga for Kids- The Movement of Imagination

Instructor:        Kavita Patel, Owner/Operator of Monkey Bear Yoga
Grade Level:     1 - 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:                  A-27
Tuition:               $189

This Yoga for Kids class 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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