Spring Enrichment 2021

FALL 2021 ENRICHMENT COURSES:
Enrollment will open Monday, August 2, 2021 at 7:00 a.m. In the interim, please peruse the Spring Catalog to get a sense of what the kinds of offerings may be.


 

We are pleased to continue offering a wide range of fun and educational enrichment classes in our after school enrichment program. All of the courses are taught by talented and experienced instructors. Each course is designed to help students develop a love for learning and explore new and different experiences. We are confident that you will find an enrichment class that is of interest to your child.

Please note the following:

  1. Registration opens on December 14, 2020 at 7 a.m. 
  2. Most classes begin the week of Monday, January 11, 2021 unless stated in the description.
  3. In the event that a class meeting is cancelled, classes will be made up after the last official class. If a makeup class cannot be offered, a prorated refund will be issued.
  4. All enrichment classes will be held VIRTUALLY via ZOOM. Please ensure that UltraCamp has your most up to date information. We will be sending invitations and Zoom information to those emails.

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please look through thecourse descriptions below and related details carefully.
  2. Online registration begins on Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:00 a.m.
  3. Registration will be assigned based upon the online registration time.

Please register at Ultracamp as soon as possible. A minimum of eight students is required for a class to be held. In the past, some classes had to be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment resulting from a lack of timely registration. Also, please be aware that many of our more popular classes fill up quickly.

POLICIES

CLASS CONFIRMATIONS AND CANCELLATIONS

If you are able to register for a class, your registration is confirmed. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified if your child is admitted to a class.

REFUND POLICY

There will be no refunds or changes once you have registered for a class. 

PROCEDURES

All enrichment classes will be held VIRTUALLY via ZOOM. 

Please ensure that UltraCamp has your most up to date information. We will be sending invitations and Zoom information to those emails.

 

Classes will not be held on the following dates:

  • Jan 18 (M), Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb 11 (Th), Mass Greeting ½ day
  • Feb 12 (F), Lunar New Year [Year of the Ox]
  • Feb 15 (M) Presidents’ Day
  • Feb 16 - 19 (T - F), February Break
  • Mar 15 (M), In-Service Day
  • Apr 1 - 2 (Th - F), K - 5th P/T Conference
  • Apr 12 - 16 (M - F), Spring Break
  • May 31 (M) Memorial Day
  • Jun 10 Last Day of School. ½ day  

 


K - 5th Enrichment Schedule

Classes listed in gold box below are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Knitting Club

(2nd - 5th) 
4:00 - 5:15

1/11 - 6/7

 Chinese Folk Dance
(K only) 4:00 - 5:00
(3rd - 4th) 5:00 - 6:00 


2/23 - 6/8

 Chinese Folk Dance
(1st - 2nd) 4:00 - 5:00
(5th - 8th) 5:00 - 6:00

2/24 - 6/9

 Creative Maker Lab
(1st - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 4/8

 Chess
(K - 1st) 4:00 - 5:00
(2nd - 5th) 4:00 - 5:00

1/15 - 6/4

Maker Studio:
Game Design Lab
(5th - 8th) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/11 - 3/29

Comic & Basic Animation
(4th - 5th) 
4:30 - 5:30

1/12 - 6/8

5th & 6th Chinese 
Music Ensemble

5:00 - 6:00

1/6 - 6/2

 Sensational Science

(2nd - 3rd) 
4:00 - 5:15

1/14 - 6/3

US-China Language 
Patners Speech Workshop

(4th - 8th)
5:00 - 6:00

1/15 - 5/14

Sensational Science
(K - 1st)
4:00 - 5:00

1/11 - 6/7

4th Grade Chinese
Music Ensemble

3:30 - 4:30

1/5 - 6/1

 Spring Fling - 
Let’s Paint with Watercolors!
(2nd - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00

1/13 - 6/9

Writing Workshop:
Will Unicorn Cookies Sell?

(4th - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 5/20

 

Comic & Basic Animation
(1st - 3rd)
4:30 - 5:30

1/11 - 6/7

Math Olympiad
(2nd - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00

1/12 - 4/20

You Can Draw

(K - 2nd) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/13 - 6/9

Girls on the Run
(3rd - 5th)
4:00 - 4:50

3/11, 3/18, 3/25

 

Elementary Speech & Debate
(4th - 5th)
4:00 - 5:45


1/25 - 5/24

Under the Sea: 
Treasure Hunt

(K - 2nd)
4:00 - 5:00

1/12 - 6/8

 

Math Olympiad
(4th - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 4/29

 

Honey, I Shrunk My Art: 
Magical Garden
(K - 2nd)
4:00 - 5:00

1/11 - 6/7

STEM FUNdamentals Using LEGO
(K - 4th)
4:00 - 4:45

1/12 - 3/23

 

Slay the Clay
(3rd - 8th) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 6/3

 

Sewing 101: A Toy Story

(2nd - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00

1/11 - 6/7

 Girls on the Run

(3rd - 5th)
4:00 - 4:50

3/9 - 6/8


 

 
Once Upon a Time with Clay
(K - 2nd)
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 6/3

 

 

Minecraft Adventures using LEGO

(K - 4th)
4:00 - 4:45

3/30 - 6/8

 

 

 

Middle School Enrichment Class Schedule

Some middle school enrichment courses are held at 150 Oak, some at 888 Turk Street as noted below.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Maker Studio: 
Game Design Lab
(5th - 8th) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/11 - 3/29

 Intermediate MATHCounts
(6th - 7th)
4:15 - 5:15

1/12 - 5/25

Advanced MATHCounts
(7th - 8th)
4:00 - 5:00

1/13 - 5/26

 Slay the Clay

(3rd - 8th) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/14 - 6/3

 Comic & Basic Animation
(6th - 8th) 
4:00 - 5:00

1/15 - 6/4

 

 Intermediate Chinese
Music Ensemble
(7th Grade)
4:30 - 5:30

1/12 - 6/8

 Middle School Speech & Debate
(6th - 8th)
4:15 - 6:15

1/27 - 5/26

 

 US-China Language 
Patners Speech Workshop
(4th - 8th)
5:00 - 6:00

1/15 - 5/14

 

 

  5th & 6th Chinese 
Music Ensemble

5:00 - 6:00

1/6 - 6/2

 

  

 

 

 Chinese Folk Dance
(5th - 8th)
5:00 - 6:00

2/24 - 6/9

 

 

ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Below are class descriptions for Spring 2021 offerings in the following categories:

PERFORMING ART 

 

APA1. 4th Grade Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with one year of experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

 

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Day: 3:30-4:30 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 4th Grade, Max. 6 participants
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8. 



APA2. 5th & 6th Grade Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with one year of experience playing Chinese instruments and who are taking at least one private lesson a week. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

 

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 5:00-6:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 5th - 6th Grade, Max. 10 participants
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26;  Jun. 2, 9.



APA3. Intermediate Chinese Music Ensemble

For students with four years of experience playing Chinese instruments who are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration at folkmelody@gmail.com[All lessons conducted in Chinese]

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 4:30-5:30 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 7th Grade, Max. 6 participants
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8. 



APA4 - A/B/C/D. Chinese Folk Dance 中文

CAIS after school enrichment program offers Chinese dance classes to students from Kindergarten to 8th grade. This dance class will provide students with a curriculum that features training in authentic ethnic and folk dances. Students will work on their flexibility, dance fundamentals, and the basics of bearing and form. [All lessons conducted in Chinese]

 

APA4-A. [K only]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $525
Dates: (15 classes) Feb. 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.  

 

APA4-B. [3rd - 4th Grade] 
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 5:00-6:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $525
Dates: (15 classes) Feb. 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.  

 

APA4-C. [1st - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $525
Dates: (15 classes) Feb. 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26;  Jun. 2, 9.

 

APA4-D. [5th - 8th Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 5:00-6:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $525
Dates: (15 classes) Feb. 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26;  Jun. 2, 9.  

 

CREATIVE ARTS

ACA1. Creative Maker Lab

Creative Maker Lab is a fun, hands-on virtual class for your little makers to unleash their creativity and awaken their imagination. This class will guide students through the use of storytelling as we explore topics on space, nature, architecture and light. Learning about each of these topics through stories in every session, we will apply inspiration to introduce new techniques for students to implement in our projects. From clay animation to stop motion, kids will bring to life short stories digitally. Then we will learn about invention and process in our inventor lab program series. Students will be instilled with an engineering-based thought process to help them learn to think critically and outside of the box to create and focus on building real life inventions that excite and dazzle the mind. 

Creative Explorer Activity Box will be provided with all tools and materials for each project. Cost: $65


Instructor: Maker Studio SF
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $240 + Activity Box $65
Grades: 1st - 3rd Grade, Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8.

 

ACA2. Maker Studio Lab [CANCELLED]

Join us in our Maker Studio Lab for a mixed media maker explosion to explore what play means. The art of making can be found in everyday objects through the use of combining and mixing different textures and colors to express your vision and artistic expression. Students will journey through the exploration of new mediums while expanding the scope of what design can be through play. Students will learn about new techniques in game making, printmaking, textile printing, collaging, and watercolor to bring to life their imagination through tactile play and sensory prowess.  We will integrate the meaning of play as students explore each stage throughout each project during the semester. This is a well-rounded class with hands-on projects to unleash your child’s engineering vision, imagination and creativity.

Activity box includes all tools and materials.


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $240 + Activity Box $65
Grades: 3rd - 7th Grade, Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants
Dates: (10 classes)  Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr.  9.

 

ACA3. Cardboard: Gadgets [CANCELLED]

Enter the world of cardboard, where your child will walk away a confident design engineer able to structurally design and build anything they want.  Cardboard: Gadgets is a hands-on building course where we will explore how to build toys and gadgets using cardboard and microcontrollers. Projects introduce students to mechanical engineering  concepts and processes to develop design fundamentals. Students will learn how to plan, conceptualize, and design and create their own projects using cardboard and code. Students will explore various industry tools like 3D modeling to virtually conceptualize their design blueprints to be translated into real-life creations. This class will also explore entry level coding concepts to add extra functionality and depth to their designs.

Activity box will include tools, materials, and components for each project, $65.
If you participated in Cardboard: Code, Material box is $45


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $260 + Activity Box $65
Grades: 3rd - 7th Grade, Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8.

 

ACA4. ART/MIXED MEDIA: Honey, I Shrunk My Art/Magical Garden

Discover a tiny world where grass is as big as trees, pebbles are the size of boulders, and flowers make a great umbrella! Students will make a teeny tiny house with teeny tiny furniture and then decorate their little house with wall art and a little gnome to guard it! Next, it’s time to transform colorful buttons, pipe cleaners, sequins, beads, sparkly gems, glue and paper into cute bugs, pretty flowers, and cuddly animals to complete their springtime garden experience! 

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Monday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $100
Grades: K - 2nd Grade
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7.

 

ACA5. TEXTILES: In Stitches - Sewing 101/A Toy Story 

Always wanted to learn how to hand sew? This is a great place to do it! To start, we will teach you how to create a stitcher’s best friend—an adorable strawberry pincushion! Then, customize a regular T-shirt by learning how to add a pocket to it, and jazz it up with some fun, floral embroidery. Next, kids will make cuddly stuffies who will become much loved additions to their toy collection. Some sturdy stitches will also be taught while making bean bags for even more good, old-fashioned fun!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 2nd - 5th Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7.

 

ACA6. ART: Cartooning [CANCELLED]

Students will learn how to draw everything from superheroes (Pow! Bang! Zing!) to princesses and knights in shining armor, and then even creatures and characters who populate the seas! Regardless of the subject matter, students learn to bring different worlds and different types of characters to life with just their pencil, a piece of paper and their own vivid imaginations.


Instructor:
Teacher Fox, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Monday
Class Fee: $550
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7. 

 

ACA7. ART/MIXED MEDIA: Under the Sea/Treasure Hunt

AARGH! Little ones come aboard and create projects that will help them explore the Seven Seas! We will be creating a ship that actually floats and a map that will be painted and drawn to show the location of buried treasure, as well as some small seafarers to take on your travels! There will also be opportunities to paint, weave, and trace to create new seaworthy art projects each day—including a friendly turtle, a coral forest, and fish puppets. 


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Tuesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $100
Grades: K - 2nd Grade
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA8. TEXTILES: Loom Weaving [CANCELLED]

Explore the art of weaving on a frame loom using simple, fun, and creative techniques! We’ll learn some basics of how to warp the loom, how to use weaving tools such as needles and shuttles, and how to use basic principles of art such as color and texture in weaving. We’ll explore different types of weaves including plain weave, basket weave, and more to create beautiful textiles like wall hangings, bags, book covers, and other mixed media fiber art. 


Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Tuesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $125
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA9. TEXTILES: Intro to Fashion Design/Princess Dresses [CANCELLED]

Have an eye for fashion? Students can show off their style via drawing and illustration with pencil, watercolor, pen and ink. Fashionistas will learn to create a croquis or sketch of a figure and then use cloth to dress it in creations that are ready for the runway. Next, with a wave of a magic wand (or colored pencil), students will use these new skills to design enchanting gowns to get their princess ready for the ball! Using beautiful watercolor, embellishments, and a collage technique, young artists will create lifelike 3D images.

Instructor: Tammy, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Tuesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 2nd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA10. ART: The Art of Japan + Origami Sushi [CANCELLED]

Konnichiwa from the islands of Japan! Our talented teacher will explore the amazing art found there, teaching students about the way balance is used in Japanese art. They may create a kimono full of patterns, their own workable fan, and make swimming koi fish in a pond. Next it’s a fun jaunt into the ancient art form of origami to create a Bento box of paper sushi that truly looks good enough to eat. 

Instructor: Mihn, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:30-5:30 p.m./Tuesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 2nd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8.

 

ACA11. ART: You Can Draw

Young artists are invited to begin to learn how to organize their artistic ideas in this drawing class that touches on a study of self portraiture in oil pastels and moves on to the natural world around us and the animals that inhabit it. Children will have an opportunity to learn about patterns, portraits, and proportion as they draw some of their favorite things. 

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesday
Class Fee: $650 
Grades: K - 2nd Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun. 2, 9.

 

ACA12. ART: Spring Fling - Let’s Paint with Watercolors! 

Inspiration can be found anywhere, even in the bounty of each season! We invite our artists to explore the Spring season as we paint the yummy fruits, beautiful vegetables and lovely plants that welcome us back to a warmer time of year!  Students will learn the techniques and brushwork needed when working with watercolor and will even learn a few tricks on how to create the illusion of form. 


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 2nd - 5th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun. 2, 9.

 

ACA13. TEXTILES: All About Cloth - Shibori, Tie Dye & Sewing Class [CANCELLED]

If your student loves color and textiles, this may be their new favorite class! Shibori cloth dyeing is a traditional Japanese hand-dyeing technique that uses an infinite number of ways to compress cloth to achieve dynamic, fascinating patterns.Tie dye is a method used to produce dyed patterns on cloth by tying parts of the cloth to shield it from dye. Students will get hands-on experience with these dyeing methods and then they will use their newly designed fabrics to hand sew items such as tote bags, pillows, and cloth napkins and create fun wall hangings.

Instructor: Simone, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $120
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun. 2, 9.

 

ACA14. MIXED MEDIA: Bookbinding, 3D paper Arts & Stamp Carving [CANCELLED]

Students enter the magical world of bookbinding through the creation of their very own handmade journals. This class touches on the history of bookmaking in different cultures, dissects the anatomy of a book, and teaches other unique options for bookmaking projects from stitching to hardcovers! As if that wasn’t enough, students will also learn how to professionally carve Linocut block stamps using printmaking techniques, create 3D popup cards & envelopes and design a cool graphic T-shirt.


Instructor:
Hanna, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./Wednesday
Class Fee: $650 + Material Kit $120
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade 
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun. 2, 9.

 

ACA15. MIXED MEDIA: Once Upon a Time with Clay

What do a greedy troll and some hungry goats have in common with a brother and sister who come upon a house made of candy and decide to eat to their hearts’ contentment? Why, everything! We invite students to join as our talented instructor teaches them how to bring these and other fairy tales to life, step-by-step, using different types of media such as air-dry clay and tempera paint! Kids will learn all about space by designing the backdrops for their stories, the concept of form through the creation of lovable characters, and the idea of perspective through the completion of this 3D project. Fairy tales have never been THIS much fun before!


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $100
Grades: K - 2nd Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3.

 

ACA16. MIXED MEDIA: Slay the Clay

Even older kids like to get their hands dirty! In this class they will be able to do just that while they learn to roll, blend color, and sculpt more advanced clay projects that may include some of the cutest polymer clay jewelry ever, fantastic wind chimes, and truly unique wall hangings. No doubt that this is tons more fun than that other “doh” they used to play with!


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3.

 

ACA17. JEWELRY: Beading Extravaganza [CANCELLED]

Students start from the very beginning of jewelry making with beading basics, then take their new skills a step further with loops, links, & connections, and then they will learn what else can be done with beads as they embellish everything under the sun from utensils to bookmarks. This class had no shortage of creative beading options!


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:45-5:45 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $115
Grades: 4th - 8th Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3.



ACA18. TEXTILES: Loom Weaving [CANCELLED]

Explore the ancient art of weaving on a frame loom with a variety of different kinds of threads and yarns. We’ll learn the basics of warping the loom and using weaving tools as well as basic art principles of design as applied to fiber art. Weaving is like painting with thread where you can play with color blending, texture, line, shape, and more. We’ll use techniques that may include plain weave, basket weave, tapestry, and rya knots and explore other creative mixed media techniques to create beautiful textiles like wall hangings, bags, book covers, and more.


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $120
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3.



ACA19. ART: Art Around the World [CANCELLED]

Art can take you anywhere! In this class, students have the opportunity to try different mediums (such as paint or collage) as they visit the polar bears of Alaska, the majestic waterfalls of Yosemite National Park, the spectacular African Savannah, the Rainforests of Brazil, the sandy beaches of Central America, and who knows where else! Oh, the places this class will go! 


Instructor:
Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $550 + Material Kit $100
Grades: K - 2nd Grade 
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9, 23, 30;  May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4. 

 

ACA20. ART: Art from India/Mandala Rock Painting [CANCELLED]

In this class, students will explore the beauty of India! Incorporating patterns and symmetry found in Indian artwork, they will tackle mediums such as sculpture, painting, and drawing while learning about Indian fashion, architecture, and some of the cultural traditions of this vibrant country. Students will also have an opportunity to find their center as they learn how to create beautiful Mandala stones. The intricate designs they will learn to create can be achieved through a technique called dot painting which, when used in creating these amazing designs, is believed to be a source of meditation and relaxation.

 

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $480 + Material Kit $100
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9;  May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4. [no class 4/23, 4/30]

 

ACA21. ART: Amazing Acrylics [CANCELLED]

Llamas, and seascapes and springtime flowers—oh my! The vibrant colors of acrylics capture the beauty in everything, and so the options to explore our world in color are limitless in this class! Through mindful observation of projects presented, students are given imaginative subject matter to create and are challenged to expand their imaginations and express themselves artistically while learning new painting techniques. 


Instructor:
Minh, Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days: 4:45-5:45 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $480 + Material Kit $120
Grades: 3rd - 8th Grade 
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9;  May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4. [no class 4/23, 4/30]

 

MATH AND SCIENCE 

AMS1 - A/B. Sensational Science 

Sensational Science expands students’ knowledge of the world around them with foundational scientific concepts as their lens. Curious scientists will learn a range of science fields from biology, chemistry, and physics, and make connections to their daily lives and activities. Students will work hands-on projects and experiments on these subjects for 4-5 weeks each.

Handouts and special materials for chemistry experiments: pH strips and acid-base testing strips are part of the science kit; $20

AMS1 - A. K - 1st Grade 
Instructor: STEMful, Amy Granados or Ashley Lopez
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $360, Max. 12 participants
Dates:(17 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7. 

 

AMS1 - B. 2nd - 3rd Grade 
Instructor: STEMful, Amy Granados or Ashley Lopez
Times/Days: 4:00-5:15 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $360, Max. 12 participants
Dates:(17 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 27; Jun. 3. 



AMS2 -A/B. Simple Science Experiments [CANCELLED]

The Spring section of this PolyKid Labs series will focus on Simple Science Experiments (the fall semester was Easy Engineering). Fun experiments and challenges introduce kids to basic science and engineering concepts such as acid and base reactions, color mixing, melting and freezing, buoyancy, density, viscosity, corrosion, magnetism, structural design, force and motion, aerodynamics, energy transfer, pulleys and levers, and many other topics. It’s a hands-on blast! Early exposure to scientific thinking including hypothesis, observation, follow-up questions, and the importance of persistence and teamwork are core drivers of the experience. See https://www.polykidlabs.org for more information.

Materials list and curriculum summary will be provided to parents who have signed a waiver prior to the first day of class.

AMS2 - A. Tuesday Class
Instructor: Polykids Labs
Times/Days: 4:00-4:45 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $650, Max. 16 participants
Grades: K - 2nd Grade
Dates:(20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8. 

 

AMS2 - A. Wednesday Class
Instructor: Polykids Labs
Times/Days: 4:00-4:45 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $650, Max. 16 participants
Grades: K - 2nd Grade
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26;  Jun. 2, 9.



AMS3. Play-Well at Home: STEM FUNdamentals using LEGO®

Play-Well classes are going virtual! Students will tap into their imagination from the comfort of their own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from their own LEGO® collections—all while connecting virtually with their friends and classmates! Students will explore their creative boundaries, learn new building techniques, and connect their projects to practical real-world STEM concepts, all with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO® pieces.

Materials: Please have any available LEGO® materials nearby for your child to build with. While we understand not everyone will have access to the same materials, we keep our lessons as open-ended as possible to accommodate everyone’s varied LEGO® collections. If possible, we do recommend having an assorted variety of LEGO bricks, LEGO “flat bricks”/plates, and any available decorative elements.

Instructor: Mike Spee, Play-Well 
Times/Days: 4:00-4:45 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $200, Max. 16 participants
Grades: K - 4th Grade
Dates:(10 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23.



AMS4. Play-Well at Home: Minecraft Adventures using LEGO®

Play-Well programs are going virtual! Students will bring Minecraft to life from the comfort of their own home with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor and simple pieces from their own LEGO® collections—all while connecting virtually with other young Minecraft enthusiasts! Students will learn new building techniques and explore engineering principles while crafting their favorite Minecraft Biomes, Mobs, and more, all with a focus on open-ended builds that do not require special LEGO® pieces.

Materials: Please have any available LEGO® materials nearby for your child to build with. While we understand not everyone will have access to the same materials, we will be sure to keep our lessons as open-ended as possible to accommodate everyone’s varied LEGO® collections. If possible, we do recommend having an assorted variety of LEGO bricks, LEGO “flat bricks”/plates, and any available decorative elements.

Instructor: Mike Spee, Play-Well 
Times/Days: 4:00-4:45 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $200, Max. 16 participants
Grades: K - 4th Grade
Dates:(10 classes) Mar. 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8. 



AMS5. Maker Studio: Game Design Lab - Sprite Character Building

Has your student ever wanted to create their own video game characters? Enter the mind of a game developer and designer in our Game Design Lab. This is a perfect course to expand their skills in digital design while learning how to produce 2-D pixel sprites for their very own video game. We will bring characters to life using C# object oriented programming in Unity. This is an introductory course into the world of video game development focusing on: functionality, mechanics, and interactive design used to create engaging games. We will explore the tools and techniques used by early game developers to create “gaming classics” and then explore methods they used that influence modern games today. Students will walk away with in-depth knowledge, exposure, and practices used everyday by game developers.

Computer system requirements:
Windows 7 (SP1+) and Windows 10, 64-bit version
MacOS Sierra 10.12
Linux Ubuntu 16.04, 18.04 or centOS 7

Contact: Marissa - hello@makerstudiosf.com


Instructor:
Maker Studio SF
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. /Monday
Class Fee: $325
Grades: 5th - 8th Grade, Min. 4 / Max. 8 participants
Dates: (10 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29.



AMS6-A/B. Math Olympiad 中文奥数

The International Mathematical Olympiad is a mathematical Olympiad for pre-college students, and is the oldest of the International Science Olympiads. The first IMO was held in Romania in 1959. It has since been held annually, except in 1980. More than 100 countries, representing over 90% of the world’s population, send teams of up to six students, plus one team leader, one deputy leader, and observers.

Math Olympiad (Taught in Chinese): Math Olympiad is a class that can increase students’ interest in learning mathematics, develop problem solving math skills, and stimulate creative interest in mathematics. The teacher will introduce important mathematical concepts relevant to each grade level. The teacher will also introduce problem-solving strategies while guiding students to develop the ability to use mathematics flexibly in solving problems. Math Olympiad

also promotes mathematics creativity and innovation, while providing students with gratification, happiness, and stimulation when responding to challenges.


AMS6-A. 2nd & 3rd Grade
Instructor: IRC
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m / Tuesday
Class Fee: $480
Dates: (12 classes) Jan.12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20. [no class on 2/23]

 

AMS6-B. 4th & 5th Grade
Instructor: IRC
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $480
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29.  



AMS7. Intermediate MATHCOUNTS

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 24th year at CAIS. MATHCOUNTS is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math. This year’s program culminates in a city-wide Golden Gate Chapter competition in February 2021 (most likely online due to uncertainties related to COVID-19). Last year’s team placed 6th in the team competition while two team members made it to the final round of 16 top individual competitors.  

MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific. Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects. Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving. Homework will be assigned weekly. And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child. It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well. Part of the competition allows calculators.

The Intermediate class will focus on the fundamentals of main topics such as algebra, geometry, and probabilities. This class will be open to 6th and 7th grade students.


Instructor
: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: 6th - 7th, Max. 15 participants
Class Fee: $615
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25.



AMS8. Advanced MATHCOUNTS

The MATHCOUNTS after school enrichment class is celebrating its 24th year at CAIS. MATHCOUNTS is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math. This year’s program culminates in a city-wide Golden Gate Chapter competition in February 2021 (most likely online due to uncertainties related to COVID-19). Last year’s team placed 6th in the team competition while two team members made it to the final round of 16 top individual competitors. 

MATHCOUNTS competition is open to all middle school students and is not grade specific. Students work on probability, number theory, plane and solid geometry, algebra, and proportional reasoning (fractions), among other subjects. Students will be doing a mixture of the following activities in our weekly meetings: practice problems provided by the competition organizer, practice Problem of the Week from MATHCOUNTS website, review concepts related to practice problems, and go over strategies for problem solving. Homework will be assigned weekly. And lastly, please consider purchasing a scientific calculator for your child. It doesn’t have to be fancy: Casio FX-300MS (<$10) or Casio fx-115ES (<$20) from Amazon will both work well. Part of the competition allows calculators.

The Advanced class will continue to build on what students have learned from last year and practice more challenging problems. This class will be open to previous 7th grade students as well as 8th grade students. First time students please contact the instructor before signing up for the Advanced class. Advanced class students should also be available for the competition in February 2021.

Please also note that since this class is designed to prepare students for the competition, students should be willing to work hard and stay focused for the duration of the class. 

Instructor: Rong Pan
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 7th - 8th Grade, Max. 15 participants
Class Fee: $615
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26.  


CREATIVE WRITING 

ACW1. Will Unicorn Cookies Sell? A Young Entrepreneurs Workshop

Imagine baking moist, frosted strawberry cupcakes for your neighbor’s birthday party, selling beautiful photographs of Sequoia and Yosemite on Amazon.com, or designing fun fantasy game apps for smartphones. All three of these business ideas were created by our students, ages 13 and younger! If your student has ever been curious to start their own business, this workshop is the place to begin. This course will be a highly interactive, playful, hands-on workshop for young entrepreneurs who would like to explore building their own home-based businesses with the support of parents and friends. We’ll walk through the steps of brainstorming and developing possible products or services, researching target customers, writing persuasive ads, creating marketing plans, and presenting a clear one-page business plan for taking action.

Writing Coaches Shu-Hsien Ho and Royd Hatta are passionate about teaching youth and teens how to organize their thoughts and write with power, clarity, and ease. Since 1996, their students have learned to write essays, research papers, persuasive speeches, poems, short stories, and even their first novels. After working with Ms. Ho, one teen writer independently published her 400-page fantasy novel. Their students have earned acceptance into top colleges and universities, including UC San Diego, Carnegie Mellon, Caltech, MIT, NYU, and Brown University. Ms. Ho has a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.A. from Lesley University. Mr. Hatta has a B.A. from Cal State Long Beach, with specialties in history, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta teach workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 700 families: Bay Area Young Writers and Bay Area Teen Writers. Since 2011, Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta have published eight anthologies of their students’ fiction: Strokes of Lightning, Real Heroes Wear Sneakers, Bones of Mystery, Encroaching Ink, Special Worlds, Piercing the Unknown, Colorful Characters, and Hues of Hubris. These books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently designing online classes for a wider audience.

 

Instructor:Royd Hatta & Shu-Hsien Ho, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $625
Grades: 4th - 5th Grade, Min. 6/Max. 12 participants
Dates: (14 classes) Jan. 14, 21, 28; Feb. 4, 25; Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25; Apr. 8, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20.

 

ACW2 - A/B/C. Comics and Basic Animation Workshop

Your student can explore the world of your favorite animated character as they go on an adventure with them in their fantasy world through storyboards and narratives. Students will design and discover their universe and take us on their unique journey through comics, flipbooks, zoetropes and basic animation skills. Students will make their first mini comic series, gag cartoon strips, animation, web comic and more!

A comic and basic animation class through Zoom will focus on engaging each students’ creativity individually but also emphasizing on activities that are done collaboratively as a class. Each session will be an hour long. The session will open up with a 5-10 minute ice-breaker activity, where students are required to draw still forms from their surroundings with dialogues or character expressions, this allows the class to know how their fellow students are doing and how to be supportive towards their peer group. This activity also sets pace for the main topic of the session, which lasts for 30-40 minutes. 

The main themes in this class range from understanding and executing comic and basic animation elements: character design, movement and development, facial expressions and gestures, use of emanata lines, sound effects, visual storytelling elements: panels, gutter, dialogues and thought bubbles to self-made flip books or animation videos/GIFs, to web publishing formats for comics online (The themes are appropriated to class age and size). The last 5-10 minutes of the class are for questions that students may have or an overall class critique on the work done by the students. The critiquing is always constructive, to make the students realize their own potential and appreciate the effort of other creators in class.

Parents and guardians at home can monitor class progress by looking at student work: comics/zines/cartoon strips or animation pieces created during class time.  

[Instructor’s Note to Parents] I encourage students to use a positive tone in their comics as I help them with their dialogues in the lesson. I’d request parents and guardians to support my endeavor by checking in every once in a while. The class emphasizes on every story being told, heard and respected. Students learn to appreciate and inspire each other through their diverse art styles and storytelling techniques. I hope that we can continue to create an innovative, respectful and brilliant environment as we have in the past semesters. 

A. Comics and Basic Animation Workshop [1st - 3rd]
Instructor:Shuchita Mishra
Times/Days: 4:30-5:30 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $610
Grades: 1st - 3rd Grade, Max. 15 participants
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 1, 8, 22; Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; Jun 7. 

B. Comics and Basic Animation Workshop [4th - 5th]
Instructor:Shuchita Mishra
Times/Days: 4:30-5:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $720
Grades: 4th - 5th Grade, Max. 15 participants
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 12, 19, 26; Feb. 2, 9, 23; Mar. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr. 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; Jun. 1, 8. 

C. Comics and Basic Animation Workshop [6th - 8th]
Instructor:Shuchita Mishra
Times/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 6th - 8th Grade, Max. 15 participants
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9; May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun. 4.  

 

OTHER INTERESTS

AOI1 - Girls on the Run

Girls on the Run is one of only three programs recognized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education as a top social-emotional learning (SEL) experience for kids. Trained coaches will guide a small team of 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade girls to build supportive connections that help them motivate each other to set and achieve big goals, both on and off the track. Each practice consists of a social-emotional lesson, movement games, and an active workout, all from the nationally-recognized Girls on the Run curriculum. Emotional intelligence is the building block of next-generation leadership, and Girls on the Run develops these critical skills; including confidence, motivation, self-awareness, growth mindset, social connection, and empathy. 

Class starts March 9th

Instructors:Girls on the Run - Natalie Langsdorf
Class Fee:$360
Time/Days: 4:00-4:50 p.m. / Tuesday & Thursday
Grades: 3rd - 5th Grade, Max. 12 participants
Dates: (16 classes) Tuesday March 9, 16, 23, 30; April 6, 20, 27; May 4, 11, 18, 25; June 1, 8. Thursday March 11, 18, 25.

 

AOI2. Playball Sports & Movement Class [CANCELLED]

Playball is an educationally based movement program, which uses sports & movement as a means to teach important life skills.  We teach the basic skills for six different sports including tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer & volleyball.  All of our activities are non-competitive and taught in a warm, friendly, and positive environment.  Playball is a unique opportunity for the child to gain confidence both socially and emotionally through being active and has translated very well to online courses in order to keep the kids active at home. 

Instructors:Playball Kids - Coach Steve
Class Fee:$280
Grades: K - 1st Grade
Time/Days: 4:45-5:30 p.m. /Wednesday
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 13, 20, 27; Feb. 3, 10, 24; Mar. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr. 7, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 19, 26;  Jun. 2, 9.

 

AOI3.US-China Language Partners Speech Workshop (Chinese/English class) 国际语伴课

Is your child looking to become an amazing dual language learner? Your child’s participation in this group with students studying English in China can become the perfect duo in helping each other grow. This opportunity will allow your dual language learner to experience sharing opinions and growth with your Chinese language partners, share your favorite idols, the most attractive cities in various countries, discuss your views on stereotypes, and build future leaders. This is not only an authentic language learning experience for students, but also the beginning of a relationship with a foreign partner who can continue to communicate and exchange opinions in the language.

Review what we have learned in the class during Summer 2020, click here:

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Instructors:
IRC
Class Fee:$420
Time/Days: 5:00-6:00 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 4th - 8th Grade
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29; Feb. 5, 26; Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26; Apr. 9, May 7, 14.

 

AOI4 - A/B.Chinese Language and Adventure 中国语言与文化探索 [CANCELLED]

Language is the bridge of culture. Language learning is cultural exploration and integration. Through our Chinese Culture Adventure class, students will learn to appreciate the development of Chinese culture from ancient times to the present day. Themes covered are: simple poetry, animals, food culture, ancient Chinese civilization, contemporary architecture, and the difference in celebrations of festivals between Northern and Southern China. The Chinese Culture Class not only allows students to improve their Chinese language level, but teachers will also lead discussions about Chinese culture with students, watch videos, and make handcrafts related to the subject to bring together all of the different activities. This will be a journey of Chinese culture exploration that children will look forward to.

AOI4 - A. 1st - 3rd Grade
Instructors: Stella Lu, IRC
Class Fee:$360
Time/Days: 4:00-5:00 p.m. / Monday
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 22;  Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10. [no class 2/1, 2/15, 2/22]

AOI4 - B. 4th - 5th Grade
Instructors:Stella Lu, IRC
Class Fee:$360
Time/Days: 5:00-6:00 p.m. / Monday
Dates: (12 classes) Jan. 11, 25; Feb. 22;  Mar. 1, 8, 22, 29; Apr. 5, 19, 26; May 3, 10. [no class 2/1, 2/15, 2/22]

 

AOI5. Virtual After School Culinary Classes [CANCELLED]

More than just a cooking tutorial, these interactive classes give kids an opportunity to gain a foundation of essential culinary skills along with an understanding of where food comes from. All of our lesson plans and recipes include crucial nutritional lessons, including sugar reduction and ingredient awareness. We focus on simple, delicious, and nutritious recipes that allow plenty of room for our aspiring chefs to add their own creative twist! 

Instructors: Sprouts Cooking Club
Grades: 1st - 8th Grades
Class Fee:$540 
Time/Days: 4:00-5:30 p.m. / Thursday
Dates: (12 classes) Exact Dates TBD

 

AOI6. Elementary Speech & Debate 

Topics Students Will Learn About: public speaking, oratory, how to make sound arguments, logic and critical thinking, technical writing, “claim, data, warrant, impact”, intro to lincoln-douglas debate, spar debate, parliamentary debate, congressional debate, impromptu speaking, the constitution, verbal static, rhetoric, crystallization, how to use analogies in debate, emotive speaking, philosophy, introduction to middle school debate and how to prepare for it, etc. 

In-Class Activities, Games, and Exercises Include: SPAR debates, “Constitutional Convention”, “Debate Baseball, emotive speaking drills, impromptu speaking, mini-debate tournaments in class, crystallization drills, “Taboo Verbal Static”, philosophical discussions (for example: Is it okay to ever tell a lie? Is it your duty to give to charity?), “How Loud Can You Get”, “Running for President”, “Problem-Solution” speeches, “Tongue Twister Fun Speaking Exercise”, “Storytelling Games”,  “Making a Commercial”

Students will also have the opportunity to attend various Elementary-level speech and debate tournament competitions (online) - completely optional.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE BEGINNER CLASS?

This class is for 4th and 5th grade students who want to dip their toes into the exciting world of speech and debate. 

GOALS:

  • Learn the art of public speaking
  • Develop mastery over logic, critical thinking, and reasoning
  • Enhance writing skills at an early age
  • Fun! Learn these highly transferable skills through fun lessons like practice debate debates, “Debate Baseball”, “Taboo Verbal Static”, philosophical discussions, “How Loud Can You Get”, “Running for President”, “Tongue Twister Fun Speaking Exercise”, “Storytelling Games”, “Making a Commercial”, and more!
  • Have the opportunity to attend online debate tournaments for elementary students. There will be 3 to 4 tournament (online) opportunities for the Spring. 

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