Kolb Elementary School

We are offering a dynamic selection of courses available from 1st Grade through to 5th Grade.

Hello Kolb 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.  Below is the list of courses we are offering at Kolb Elementary.



Instructor:         Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:        Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                A27
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -$196     After March 5 - $210

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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Instructor:         Professional Actors from Kenn Adams Synergy Theater
Grade Level:      1- 5
Day/Dates:        Thursday -  March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9,16, 23
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm
Room:                A27
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing -$196     After March 7 - $210

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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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 –  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:                  B2
Tuition:                Early Bird - $199      After March 6 - $210

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.

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

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Instructor:        Challenge Island Instructor
Grade Level:     TK - 1
Day/Dates:        Monday – March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                 A13
Tuition:               Early Bird - $205     After March 4 - $215

Join us for an exciting island expedition where you and your pals will take a journey through the Animal Kingdom. Dive into the captivating world of diverse habitats, including oceans, rainforests, farms, and the realms of birds and reptiles. Along the way, you'll have the chance to explore various sensory bins and unleash your creativity through arts and crafts. Prepare for an incredibly thrilling adventure at Challenge Island's® Animal Island™!

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Instructor:           Ms. Jean Wright from Cafe Art
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    2:05 - 3:12pm
Room:                   A13
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $192     After March 6 - $205

Café Art is excited to invite your child on a seasonal art journey as we combine our favorite classes – all things kawaii (cute) and zentangles (fun doodles) with seasonal art. This session we will be learning to draw Kawaii characters such as, but not limited to, flowers, baby animals, butterflies, bees…  Students will use their skills to make sketchbooks, Shrinky dink keychains, bookmarks, button pins, canvas, final portfolio’s and more. We will be using art mediums such as pencils, sharpies, watercolor pencils, markers, and others. Don’t wait! These classes fill up fast. Hope to see your child soon.

Kawaii art students creating art!

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Instructor:           Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:        1 - 5
Day/Dates:           Thursday – March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |   May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:              10 x 1 Hour
Time:                     3:05 - 4.05pm
Room:                   MPR
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $198       After March 7  - $210

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. Specially designed for young players with various levels of chess experience (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) the course offers easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations and preparation for chess tournaments.  Parents can monitor kids’ progress by using our FREE mobile application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY easily downloadable from AppStore with unlimited chess games, studies, puzzles and tournaments.

Our students learn chess tactics and strategies and quickly become decent players ready for any challenge. We also offer make-up classes in online format (2 per semester) to kids who miss their regular class at school. Our students are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons so all they need to bring is a big smile and a willingness to win!

Chess being played at an After School Elementary School in Dublin.

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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Instructor:          Pacific Chess Academy 
Grade Level:       1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Friday -   March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26   |  May 3, 10, 17, 24
Sessions:              9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                     3:05 - 4.12pm
Room:                   MPR
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $198       After March 8 - $210

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. Specially designed for young players with various levels of chess experience (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced) the course offers easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations and preparation for chess tournaments.  Parents can monitor kids’ progress by using our FREE mobile application PACIFIC CHESS ACADEMY easily downloadable from AppStore with unlimited chess games, studies, puzzles and tournaments.

Our students learn chess tactics and strategies and quickly become decent players ready for any challenge. We also offer make-up classes in online format (2 per semester) to kids who miss their regular class at school. Our students are provided with all necessary chess equipment for lessons so all they need to bring is a big smile and a willingness to win!

Chess Academy after school program at Dublin Elementary Schools

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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Instructor:          CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:       2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22     
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05pm - 3:05pm
Room:                  B1
Tuition:                Early Bird - $199       After March 6 - $210

Let your student explore the world of engineering, electronics and circuitry in this new and creative course designed to inspire your student’s interest in new forms of technology. This innovative and hands-on course combines electrical engineering and helps your student learn about important concepts like clean energy.

During the class, students will build their own circuits and learn in-depth about electricity, batteries, parallel and series circuits, resistors, switches, transistors and more.

Our instructors will teach basic engineering, electronics and circuitry concepts by building components (musical doorbell, siren, motion detectors, 2 speed fan with lights and many more) using hands-on Snap Circuit kits.

Students will also learn and build clean energy tools such as electric cars, windmills, solar powered car, and hand-generated power in addition to geothermal, hydrogen fuel cells, wind, solar, tidal, hydro, and other technologies. The class is perfect for budding environmentalists and future engineers!

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Instructor:        Ms. Allison Tomcik, Kolb Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday –  March  7, 14, 21, 28   |  April  18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:          10 x 1 Hour
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm  
Room:                J2
Tuition:             Early Bird - $190     After March 7 - $200

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. In addition, students will have the opportunity to program Ollie robots and will learn to build and program LEGO robotic sets using basic engineering techniques and coding. Problem solving, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.

 

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Instructor:           Creatif Art Instructor
Grade Levels:      1 - 5
Day/Dates:          Thursday - March 14, 21, 28  |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9 
Sessions:             8 classes x 75 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:20pm
Room:                   K4
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $199     After March 7 - $210

Join us for an exciting and interactive drawing and painting class tailored specifically for young artists. Through this fun session they will be introduced to basic drawing and painting skills. They'll have the opportunity to express themselves artistically, creating vibrant artworks.
No prior experience required as this class is designed to inspire creativity and foster a love for art. Join us as we embark on a colorful journey of self-expression and creativity! Enroll your child today to ignite their passion for drawing and painting.

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Instructor:        Ms. Kara Burell, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday - March 7, 14, 21, 28  |  April  18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:          10 x 1 Hour
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm  
Room:                 J3
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After March 7 - $200

Kids will have fun creating, collaborating, designing and publishing through the graphic design tool Canva!  Your child will learn to apply artistic skills, utilize photo editing skills, and create their own unique creations from Canva's custom fonts, frames, icons, and design elements.

Unique features to this course include 4 take-home projects your child creates within Canva. Each project will then become printed and sublimated by transferring their design from the computer to ink, to high heat and will then be placed upon a bookmark, a keychain, a t-shirt, and finally a water tumbler ...all uniquely customized and created from your child!

Each child will build graphic design skills, confidence in themselves as designers, artists and creators, and have fun creating something truly unique to call their own! Don’t miss out on the fun of creating your own products.

Skills learned in this class can further be applied to enhance student presentations, video and classroom assignments within the classroom, collaboration, graphic design.

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Instructor:        Ms. Kara Burell, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level:     3 - 5
Day/Dates:       Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:          10 x 1 Hour
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm  
Room:                 J3
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190     After March 5 - $200

Kids will have MORE fun creating, collaborating, designing and publishing through the graphic design tool Canva!  Your child will learn even more skills to deepen their knowledge of artistic skills, utilize photo editing skills, and create their own unique creations chosen from a unique choice menu your child has helped to create! Suggestions from the kids have included a pillowcase, pen, coffee mug, magnet, drawstring bag, and more!

Unique features to this course include 5 take-home projects your child creates within Canva. Each project will then become printed and sublimated by transferring their design from the computer, to ink, to high high heat and will then be placed upon a creation of your child's choice  ...all uniquely customized and created from your child!

Each child will build graphic design skills, confidence in themselves as designers, artists and creators, and have fun creating something truly unique to call their own!

Skills learned in this class can further be applied to enhance student presentations, video and classroom assignments within the classroom, collaboration, graphic design.

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:      1 - 2
Day/Dates:        Wednesday – March 13, 20, 27   |  April 10, 17, 24   |  May 1, 8, 15, 22
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 A27
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $200   After March 6 - $210

Embark on an imaginative journey with our upcoming course, Creative Writing. Designed to encourage creativity, critical thinking, and a love for storytelling, this course introduces students to the dynamic worlds of Comedy and Thriller genres.

In the first five sessions, students will be engaged in interactive comedic tales featuring relatable characters and settings, which will be narrated. These stories will introduce them to the whimsical world of Comedy, emphasizing the humor derived from everyday situations. Through laughter and perspective, students will naturally connect with characters whose experiences mirror their own, fostering a sense of familiarity.

Through the readings of the Thriller genre, students will analyze character traits and behaviors in suspenseful contexts that lead to tension and climax of events. By exploring how characters respond to mysterious situations, students will recognize the parallels between the characters in the stories and their own experiences, making the circumstances more relatable.

Through the readings of Comedy and Thriller, students will:

  1. Gain an appreciation for the diverse ways stories can be told, from humorous narratives to suspenseful plots.
  2. Experience various emotions, from hearty laughter during comedic readings to the anticipation and excitement of thrilling stories
  3. Develop the ability to identify elements that contribute to the comedic or thrilling nature of a story.

 
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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:             Talent Nook Writing Academy 
Grade Level:          3 - 5
Day/Dates:             Monday –  March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:                10 classes  x 1 hour
Time:                       2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                     J2
Tuition:                    Early Bird Pricing -  $200    After March 4 -  $210

In this course, students will explore the mysterious elements of plot twists, character development, and enigmatic settings, inviting them into a world of intellectual discovery. This course is a rollercoaster ride through the worlds of comedy and thriller, promising an unforgettable blend of laughter and suspense.

This captivating Course is not just an academic endeavor, it's an opportunity for the students to explore the magic of Comedy and Thriller genres, tapping into the essence of human connection, emotion, and shared imagination. Each student will get a chance to share personal reflections on how comedic and thrilling tales resonate with their own experiences.

This course aims not only to educate but to touch the hearts and minds of your exceptional students. Through laughter, suspense, and heartfelt narratives, we are confident that this expedition will profoundly impact their literary journey.

Through the reading of Comedy and Thriller, students will:

  1. Gain an appreciation for the diverse ways stories can be told, from humorous narratives to suspenseful plots.
  2. Experience a range of emotions, from hearty laughter during comedic readings to the anticipation and excitement of thrilling stories.
  3. Develop the ability to identify elements that contribute to the comedic or thrilling nature of a story.

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Instructor:           Ms Stacy Alvarez and Ms Katie Barnes, Kolb Teachers
Grade Levels:      K - 5
Day/Dates:          Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05pm - 3:05m
Room:                   K4
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190      After March 5 - $200

In Part Two of  "Exploring Illustration: A Journey Through Different Styles," young artists will embark on another creative adventure to discover the fascinating world of illustration. We will be focusing on watercolors and oil pastels.This engaging and hands-on course is designed for elementary students eager to explore the diverse and captivating styles of various illustrators. Through a series of fun and interactive lessons, students will not only learn about various illustration techniques but also develop their own artistic skills.

Join us on a colorful and imaginative journey through the world of illustration! Unleash your creativity, sharpen your artistic skills, and discover the power of visual storytelling in "Exploring Illustration: A Journey Through Different Styles." Enroll today to start your adventure in art!

*Note: If you didn’t participate in our Winter  part 1class – no issues, this is all new material and anyone you can join us for our part 2 course! 

 

Note: For those of you enrolled in the EDCC program, Ms. Barnes or Ms. Alvarez will pick up and drop off Kindergarten students who are enrolled in EDCC. Please make sure to complete the required EDCC form and turn it into your EDCC program so they are aware that either Ms. Barnes or Ms. Alvarez will pick up your child from EDCC.  If your Kindergartner is not enrolled in EDCC, parents will need to bring their child back to school in order to participate in this class.

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Instructor:       CompuChild  
Grade Level:    2 - 5
Day/Dates:       Friday – March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26    |  May 3, 10, 17, 24      
Sessions:          9  classes x 67 minutes
Time:                 3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:               A27
Tuition:             Early Bird - $199          After March 8 - $210

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.

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

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Instructor:         Ms. Allison Tomcik, Kolb Elementary Teacher
Grade Level:      3- 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21
Sessions:            10 x 1 Hour 
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  J2
Tuition:               Early Bird - $190      After March 5 - $200

In the spring of each year, students in 3rd - 5th grade take important standardized summative assessments. These assessments help teachers, administrators, parents, and students know their strengths and areas that may need some improvement. These tests are taken on a computer so it is important for students to know how to navigate the testing platform. In this course, students will learn how to navigate the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) platform. They will learn the different tools that are available to them when taking the test and we will do some practice tests so they can get a feel for the testing platform.  Additionally, students will learn the proper techniques for typing so that they can move away from pecking at the keys. Finally, students will learn how to properly set up a Google document for typing. In this class, we will focus on proper spacing before and after punctuation, double spacing, and useful hotkeys. This course will allow students to become quicker at typing which will allow them to produce written work at a faster pace. 

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Instructor:           Lando Trained Instructor
Grade Level:       1- 3
Day/Dates:          Thursday - March 14, 21, 28   | April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:             10 classes x 90 Minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:35pm
Room:                  B2
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $300        After March 7  - $310

Lando classes teach students the skills needed to solve real world engineering problems without relying on step by step instructions. Our unique classes give students the freedom to explore their own solutions to engineering problems, while our expert teachers guide them with tactical hints and suggestions, as well as explanations of core engineering and design concepts. This approach allows them to gain early exposure to complex concepts and ideas, while developing mental toughness and perseverance. In each class students will utilize legos to solve a specific engineering or design challenge (e.g., building a bridge, dome, elevator, catapult, train.) These challenges include distinct levels (bridge holds 2, 5, 10, 15, 20, 35+ pounds) to keep students engaged and allow them to progress at their own pace.

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Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Monday – March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20 
Sessions:           10 classes  x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                B2
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199   After March 4 - $210

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 twice without repeating any of the same projects.

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Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:       Thursday – March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9,16, 23 
Sessions:           10 classes  x 1 hour
Time:                  3:05 - 4:05pm 
Room:                TBA
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199   After March 7 - $210

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 twice without repeating any of the same projects.

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Prerequisite – This classes is designed for student who have some experience listening to daily use of Mandarin in their home.  However, speaking, reading and writing skills are not required and English explanations will be used in the classroom as needed to facilitate learning.

Instructor:           Ms. Yu Wang, Owner Joyful Thoughts Mandaring Immersion Program
Grade Level:       K - 3
Day/Dates:          Monday - March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                    2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                  Room Change to A13
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $205        After March 4  - $215

Join our dynamic Mandarin Immersion class where language comes to life through explorations, interactive activities, and cultural adventures. Ignite your child’s curiosity, make friends, and embark on a language journey full of fun and discovery! All classes are designed to combine academic and social-emotional learning (SEL) to foster language fluency, vocabulary, grammar and expression, cultural awareness, self-esteem, and respect for diversity through immersive classes.

Learning goals are set up for each class with two reference materials, YCT (Youth Chinese Test) and HSK (Chinese proficiency Test). We also incorporate oral Mandarin expressions and daily used sentences into our lessons.

In our Mandarin Immersion program, students will be actively involved in the whole Mandarin learning process.  A unique topic is designed for each class covering real-life problems, culture, community, nature, art, or social-emotional development. Students start thinking, observing, and discussing from a driving question. They also lead the exploration process by asking more questions and participating in group discussions. The class will have abundant hands-on activities that students will have a chance to finish their “work”— a final presentation, a poster, a handcraft, or a questionnaire, etc.

Please join us, enroll now and empower your child with the gift of bilingualism!

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Instructor:         Gurus Education, East Bay
Grade Level:     2 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday – March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21   
Sessions:            10 x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3.05pm
Room:                  A13
Tuition:                Early Bird - $200     After March 5 - $210

Help your child build their presentation confidence by learning the important skills of public speaking.  The skills practiced in this class will help your child make effective presentations that they will use the rest of their lives.

The course will focus on six important presentation skills that enhance your child’s public speaking ability:

  • Non-Verbal communication skills – Students will come to understand how expressions, gestures, eye contact and body language help make presentations more impactful.
  • Eliminate Irritating Mannerisms – Students will learn how to identify and eliminate distractions like filler words, fidgeting & interruptions can detract from a presentation.
  • Vocal Expression – Students will learn how voice and tone can help them enrich their presentations and help them make important points.
  • The3 P’s, Prepare, Practice & Present – Like an attorney who is preparing to go to court, students will learn that proper preparation will help them make effective presentations.
  • Making Strong First Impressions – Students will come to understand the importance of strong opening statements and how they can help them effectively capture the attention of their audience.
  •  Have Fun – The more relaxed the presenter the more fun it will be for everyone.

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!!

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Instructor:        Certified Instructor from Math Trek Program
Grade Level:     1 - 3
Day/Dates:        Monday – March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20     
Sessions:           10 classes x 1 hour 
Time:                  2:05 - 3:05pm 
Room:                A27
Tuition:               Early Bird - $192     After March 4 - $205

Help your child discover the “magic” of math by enrolling them in our Noetic Math course. This class is different from a typical math class as it focuses on problem-solving skills that help students discover their own mathematical abilities and learn to appreciate how math can help them in the real world. During the course students will work on problems both individually and in teams to solve complex math problems through a variety of math games that are fun, challenging and inspirational.

Students will not only learn to effectively multiply, divide. they will be introduced to algebraic concepts that help them learn math conceptually. The class takes a gradual approach of exposing students from conceptually easy problems to progressively more complex problems. Not only will their math skills improve but they will be inspired to learn and enjoy math on a level they may not have experienced in the past. During our time together students will have the chance to participate in a variety of math contests that challenge them to apply the skills they are learning. Students who choose, can participate in semi-annual Noetic Learning Math Contests (NLMC) for elementary students which we will let our families know about.

The goal of our program is to help students develop their problem-solving skills, enhance their enjoyment of math and to inspire them to excel in math as time goes on.

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:         Thursday - March 14, 21, 28   |  April 11, 18, 25   |  May 2, 9, 16, 23
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 Hour
Time:                   3:05pm - 4:05pm
Room:                 A13
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After March 7 - $210

This is a fun library reading hour after school. The reading material encompasses reading picture books to simple text, where children learn to follow characters, plot, and dialog. Here, we also use pop-up books to create tension and color in the stories. The books are read in a friendly, happy environment to provide a love of reading for pleasure.

The teacher engages each and every student with a theme of the week, reading material from Animal Babies to A Trip to the Airport. Children are encouraged to bring their own books to read with the class if they have a favorite to share. Children are asked questions about the story, share their thoughts, identify the lousy character/good character (protagonist/antagonist), and comment whether they liked or disliked the story and why. Each story is followed by coloring a picture and some new words to learn and sound out, along with discussions, hands-on activities, and animations. There is fun and smiles along the way as children learn the importance of reading for pleasure, information, and leisure activities.

Read Aloud will enable your student to:

  1. Develop a love of reading, listening, and word skills
  2. Stimulate language and reading by reading books with plot
  3. Read books and learn the art of discussion and character development.

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      1- 2
Day/Dates:         Monday - March 11, 18, 25   |  April 8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20    
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05 - 3:05pm
Room:                 E4
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After March 4 - $210

Implementing reading comprehension and writing strategies offers a wide array of benefits for students. Exposure to well-written texts contributes to the development of proper grammar and language usage in student’s writing and comprehensive reading methods which enhance vocabulary, thus empowering students with a richer language experience even at a beginning level.

In this course, students will build a more extensive vocabulary through exposure to a variety of texts to understand and implement context clues to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words and sound them out. Reinforcement to apply proper grammar, punctuation, and language usage in reading enhances writing. This comprehensive course aims to provide a well-rounded set of literacy skills, preparing students for more advanced reading and writing tasks while fostering a love for literature and practical written and textual communication.

Reading and writing with Comprehension Strategies course will :

  1. Boost student confidence in translating suspense and tension into their writing
  2. Create a foundation of understanding the author’s purpose in written material
  3. Learn to illustrate writing into words and pictures from unknown events

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:         Wednesday – 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:                 J2
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After March 6 - $210

This comprehensive Reading and Writing course is targeted to academically enhance students' grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and vocabulary skills through a carefully crafted curriculum that combines academics with comprehension techniques and direct instructor input.

With expository reading passages, the understanding of the text will emphasize the alignment of thought development and writing expression to produce better writers. This course encourages the development of details, analysis, and summarization.

Students will develop new strategies for reading and writing skills that enhance reading comprehension to create writing output that is taught and practiced. The course encourages students to express their thoughts through correct words and proper sentences. The integration of comprehension strategies supports holistic language development and academic success in years to come. By reinforcing skill building, we create thoughtful understanding and expression through reading and writing.

Reading and writing with Comprehension Strategies course will :

  1. Boost students' confidence in their academic abilities by refining their reading and writing
  2. Develop essential literacy skills that carry over into all academic subjects
  3. Instill an appreciation for reading and writing that develops critical thinking.

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Instructor:           Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:       K - 5
Day/Dates:          Friday -  March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26   |  May 3, 10, 17, 24 
Sessions:             9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                    3:05 - 4:12pm
Room:                   A13
Tuition:                Early Bird - $199   After March 8 - $210

“Spanish Safari” is an enriching language program tailored to captivate young minds early on and deepen their understanding of the Spanish language and culture. In our Spanish course, our dedicated teachers are committed to providing a comprehensive and engaging learning experience that starts from the very basics. Week 1 of the course will be a foundational journey into the world of the Spanish language, beginning with essential elements like greetings, alphabets, numbers, and colors. Subsequent weeks dive into a diverse array of subjects, including personal and relatable topics like my home/family, parts of the body, weather, animals, telling time, hobbies, routines/school, and much more.

Each week offers an immersive and dynamic learning experience, incorporating interactive activities, games, music and discussions to make language acquisition engaging and enjoyable. Students get to showcase what they've learned through exciting projects. These projects focus on Spanish-speaking countries and cultural activities, allowing students to apply their language skills in creative and meaningful ways.

Spanish Safari will enable your student to:

  1. Cultivate cultural awareness, tolerance, and an appreciation for global perspectives
  2. Open up global opportunities in an increasingly interconnected world.
  3. Enhance problem solving skills, as learning a new language requires navigating grammar rules, vocabulary, and sentence structures.

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Instructor:           Ms Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Teachers
Grade Levels:      K - 2
Day/Dates:          Monday –  March 11, 18, 25   |  April  8, 15, 22, 29   |  May 6, 13, 20 (No Class)
Sessions:             10 classes x 1 hour Change to 3 classes x 80 minutes
Time:                    2:05pm - 3:05pm Changed to 2:05pm-3:25pm
Room:                   K4
Tuition:                 Early Bird - $190      After March 4 - $200

Welcome to STEM Explorers, an exciting and hands-on STEM class designed specifically for primary grades K-2. This engaging program is crafted to spark curiosity, foster creativity, and introduce young minds to the fascinating world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

This STEM class is all about doing! Through fun and interactive activities, children will explore STEM concepts in a way that makes learning both educational and engaging. This class also emphasizes the importance of teamwork. Children will take part in group projects, fostering collaboration and communication skills.

STEM Explorers is more than a class; it's a journey of exploration and learning that lays the foundation for a lifelong love of STEM. Join us as we embark on an adventure filled with wonder, discovery, and endless possibilities!

 

Note: For those of you enrolled in the EDCC program, Ms. Alvarez will pick up and drop off Kindergarten students who are enrolled in EDCC. Please make sure to complete the required EDCC form and turn it into your EDCC program so they are aware that Ms. Alvarez will pick up your child from EDCC.  If your Kindergartner is not enrolled in EDCC, parents will need to bring their child back to school in order to participate in this class.

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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      K - 2
Day/Dates:         Friday - March 15, 22   |  April 12, 19, 26    |  May 3, 10, 17, 24   
Sessions:            9 classes x 67 Minutes
Time:                   3:05pm - 4:12pm
Room:                 H1
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After March 8 - $210

WordSMASH! at the kindergarten to second grade level is a combination of reading, playing, and drawing fun that ignites your child’s creativity and love for language. This course is

jam-packed with sensory details and engages play-on words and letter recognition sounds. In this most basic program for our youngest learners, WordSMASH! comes alive with new themes, games, fun, laughter, and music. It will make language inspiring for their age level with phonics, word families, and rhymes.

WORDSMASH! offers weekly activities ranging from “Color My World” to “Make a Wish” and many more out of the box themes. Our program includes engaging word games, find the mistakes, rhymes, jokes, nonsense words, connect-the-dots, and more. With activities like "Can you rhyme with?" and "Music to write with," we bring laughter and learning together, encouraging a fun and interactive reading experience for children.

Our teachers let their inner child come out to play with your students. WordSMASH! provides the perfect foundation for kids to unleash their understanding of letters, sounds, and drawings to listen, laugh, and smile as their words flow. Warning: WordSMASH! is extremely entertaining, and your students might tell you everything that happened as they laugh out loud.

WORDSMASH will enable your student to:

  1. Develop thinking skills with phonics, word families, and tactile word games
  2. Stimulate language with sensory and drawing manipulatives.
  3. Complete portfolios with illustrative language and activity projects.

 
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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:         Tuesday - March 12, 19, 26   |  April  9, 16, 23, 30   |  May 7, 14, 21    
Sessions:            10 classes x 1 hour
Time:                   2:05pm - 3:05pm
Room:                 B2
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After March 5 - $210

WordSMASH isn't your typical language course – it's a journey into the wonders of words, cleverly disguised as a thrilling game of language, sounds, scavenger hunts, with the complexities and exceptions of language. Each week provides a theme that creates excitement from Music Makes to Superheroes Save the Word as students explore reading activities, and music to enlighten and inspire.

The course is crafted to combine learning with excitement, making language exploration an exhilarating game. The program incorporates a variety of interactive word games, challenges, and activities that stimulate critical thinking and creative expression. From puzzles to collaborative projects, to “What ifs,” and “This can’t be true,” students actively participate in the learning process all the while entertained with the nuances of language. Students learn with fun and games.

Each week introduces a captivating subject ranging from "Mythical Odyssey" to "Scientific Marvels." These themes serve as a gateway for students to explore diverse aspects of language in a fun and engaging manner.

WORDSMASH will enable students to:

  1. Develop thinking and word skills by enjoying language
  2. Read and explore new themes that ignite imagination and word play
  3. Complete language projects in illustrative ways to build cognitive skills Let the joy of learning words be an ongoing, animated adventure!


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Note: Students may re-enroll in all Talent Nook Writing & Reading courses as the themes change from session to session and the students will learn new curriculum each time they enroll in one of their courses.

Instructor:         Talentnook Writing Academy
Grade Level:      3 - 5
Day/Dates:         Friday – Dec 1, 8, 15   |  Jan 12, 19, 26   |  Feb 9, 23   |  Mar 8
Sessions:            9 classes x 67 minutes
Time:                   3:05pm - 4:12pm
Room:                 B2
Tuition:               Early Bird $200      After November 23 - $210

In this writing course, students improve their grasp of grammar, reading comprehension, writing, and the use of language with engaging reading passages and direct instructor input. The ingredients of language arts, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and reading are developed to create better readers and writers in this academic course. Students benefit from reading a variety of different points of view.

Through varied and interactive reading passages, students learn to compare and contrast different points of view, author’s tone, figurative language, opinions, and facts presented in educational literature. Informational text is analyzed with reading and writing strategies for accuracy and speed for the later stage at the elementary level.

Students build skills by conversing on grade-level topics and reading texts with supporting details. Textual information is presented with engaging questions discussed in class, which leads to better descriptive writing. With greater understanding, writing builds confidence and awareness.

Writing with Comprehension Strategies course will enable your student to:

  1. Decode figurative language and use evidence when writing.
  2. Understand the difference between fact, opinion, and theme for writing.
  3. Write with clarity of textual meaning at their grade levels.

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Instructor:       Ms. Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level:     2  -  3
Day/Dates:       Thursday - Aug  31   |  Sept  7, 14, 21   |  Oct  5, 19, 26   |  Nov  2, 9
Sessions:           9 x 67 minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:12pm 
Room:                 K4
Tuition:               Early Bird Pricing - $189      After August 24th - $200

Every year students will be asked to write informational books and essays as they progress through school. At a young age, we can give our kids the tools to be successful in this genre of writing.

In this course, students will learn the basics of informational writing. They will learn the structure of an informational book and a “How-To” book. They will engage in learning activities that help them feel confident with their writing, learn how to write with strong grammatical skills , learn and use technology to self-publish their work, edit, and revise their own work. At the end of the course they will have one published book to share and to refer back to when they are writing in class. 

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Instructor:        CompuChild Instructor
Grade Level:     1 - 5
Day/Dates:        Friday – Aug  25   |  Sept  1, 8, 22, 29   |  Oct  6, 20   |  Nov  3
Sessions:           8 x 75 Minutes
Time:                  3:05 - 4:20pm 
Room:                B1
Tuition:              Early Bird - $199      After August 18th - $210

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 twice without repeating any of the same projects.

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