Spring Enrichment 2019

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 17, 2018.
  2. Most classes begin the week of Monday, January 14, 2019 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.
  4. All cancelled classes result in free extended care for the duration of the intended class.

REGISTRATION

HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Please look through thecourse descriptions below and related details carefully.
  2. Online registration begins on Monday, December 17, 2018 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. 

EXTENDED DAY AND LATE CHARGES

Students taking enrichment classes will not incur extended day charges for the time prior to the class. However, students who remain in extended day five minutes after the class has concluded will be charged $15 for the remainder of extended day.

PROCEDURES

After School Procedure for Enrichment Students

All students in 1st through 5th grade who are registered for an enrichment class will be brought to their assigned Study Hall by their classroom teacher. Kindergarten students registered for an enrichment class will be brought to room 180. The instructor of each enrichment class will pick up and bring students to the proper location. At the conclusion of each class, the instructor will return all students to extended care locations.

Middle School students who are registered for an enrichment class will go to the Extended Day rooms until the start of the class. At the conclusion of the enrichment class, students can either leave campus to go home or they will wait in room S101.

 

Classes will not be held on the following dates:

  • Jan 21 (M), Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Feb 4 - 5 (M-T), Chinese New Year
  • Feb 8 (F),  Mass Greeting (Early dismissal)
  • Feb 18 (M),  President’s Day
  • Feb 19-22 (T-F),  February Break
  • Mar 1 (F),  Conf. & PD for ECD
  • Mar 8  (F),  Conf. & PD for ECD
  • Mar 14-15 (Th-F),  In-Service Days
  • Apr 8–12 (M-F), Spring Break
  • May 27 (M),  Memorial Day
  • Jun 13 (Th), Last Day of School (Early Dismissal)

 

 

ECD Enrichment Class Schedule

All ECD enrichment classes held at Alice A. Carnes Center, 42/52 Waller Street.
Classes listed in gold box are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

 Creative Dance
3:30 - 4:15
Room 

1/14 - 6/10

Playball
3:30 - 4:15
MPR

1/15 - 6/11

 STEM Lego
3:30 - 4:05
Room?

1/16 - 6/12

 Intro to Jewelry Making
3:30 - 4:30
Room?

1/17 - 6/6

 Toyology
3:30 - 4:30
Room ?

1/18 - 6/7

Chinese Martial Arts
3:45 - 4:30
Room MPR

1/14 - 6/10

Creative Caterpillars
3:30 - 4:30
Room ?

1/15 - 6/11

Toppling Tre Yoga
3:30 - 4:30
MPR

1/16 - 6/12

Built It! Using LEGO Duplo
3:30 - 4:30
Room ?

1/17 - 5/16

AcroSports
3:30 - 4:30
MPR

1/18 - 6/7

 

     

 Intro to Textiles & Fiber Arts
3:30 - 4:30
Room ?

1/18 - 6/7

Lower School Enrichment Schedule (Oak Campus)

All lower school enrichment classes held at 150 Oak Street.
Classes listed in gold box below are taught in Chinese.

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thur

Fri

Chinese Folk Dance
(1st - 2nd) 3:00 - 4:00
(2nd - 3rd) 4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

2/25 - 6/10

 Intro to STEM with Lego
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 282

1/15 - 5/28

 Chinese Folk Dance
(K only)
3:00 - 4:00
PAR (39)

2/13 - 6/12

 Toyology
(K only) 3:00 - 4:00
(1st - 4th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room 156

1/17 - 6/6

 Playball
(K - 1st)
3:15 - 4:00
Room PAR

1/18 - 6/7

Yoga
(K - 2nd) 3:30 - 4:30
(3rd - 5th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 498

1/14 - 6/10

Jewelry Making
(3rd - 5th) 3:15 - 4:15
(K - 2nd) 4:30 - 5:30
Room TBD

1/15 - 6/11

Younger Chinese Music Ensemble
(3rd - 4th)
3:00 - 4:00
Room 463

1/16 - 6/12

 Drawing & Watercolor
(K - 1st) 3:00 - 4:00
(2nd - 5th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room 262

1/17 - 6/6

 Chess
(K - 1st) 3:30 - 4:30
(2nd - 5th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 156

1/18 - 6/7

Speech & Debate
(4th - 5th)
3:30 - 5:30
Room TBD

1/14 - 5/20

Cooking Club
(1st - 3rd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room MPR3

1/15 - 6/11

Cooking Club
(1st - 3rd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room MPR3

1/16 - 6/12

Story Writing & Illustration Workshop
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room 469

9/6 - 5/23

Intro to Coding
(3rd - 5th)
3:15 - 4:15
Room 360?

1/18 - 6/7

Math Olympics
(4th Only)
3:15 - 4:15
Room 57

1/28 - 6/10

Math Olympics
(3rd Only)
3:15 - 4:15
Room 57

1/15 - 6/11

3rd Grd. Music Ensemble

3:00 - 4:00
Room MPR3

1/23 - 5/29

Design Engineering
(3rd - 8th)
3:45 - 5:15
Room TBD

1/17 - 6/6

Creative Art Exploration
(K - 1st) 3:00 - 4:00
(3rd - 5th) 4:00 - 5:00
Room TBD

1/18 - 6/7

Claymakers
(3rd - 8th)
3:45 - 4:45
Room 262

1/14 - 5/20

Hip Hop
(K - 2nd) 3:15 - 4:15
(4th - 5th)  4:30 - 5:30
Room TBD

1/15 - 6/11

Ice Cream Run
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Oak Gym

1/16 - 5/29

Chinese Martial Arts
(2nd - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

1/17 - 6/6

 Health Buddies
(K - 2nd)
3:15 - 4:15
Room TBD

1/18 - 5/24

Intro to Chinese Music Instrument
(1st - 3rd)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/28 - 6/10 

Jamba Juice Run
(3rd - 5th)
3:30 - 4:30
Oak Gym

1/15 - 5/28

Textile & Fiber Arts
(K - 2nd) 3:15 - 4:15
(3rd - 8th) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 262

1/16 - 6/12


SpyKids
Grade/time: TBD

Room TBD

1/17 - 6/6

 Watercolor
(K - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 262 

1/18 - 6/7

Leatherworking & Metalsmithing
(3rd - 8th)
3:30 - 4:30
Room TBD

1/14 - 6/10

 
Play With Clay
(1st - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room 262

1/15 - 5/28

Yoga
(3rd - 5th) 3:15 - 4:15
(K - 2nd) 4:30 - 5:30
Room 498

1/16 - 6/12

   

 


AcroSprots
(K - 2nd)
3:30 - 4:30
Room MPR3

1/15 - 6/11

Chinese Folk Dance
(4th - 8th)
4:00 - 5:15
Room PAR

2/13 - 6/12

   
   
Chinese Martial Arts
(K - 1st)
4:00 - 5:00
PAR (39)

1/15 - 6/11

Watercolor
(K - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room TBD

1/16 - 6/12

   
 
 Inter. Chinese Music Ensemble
(6th - 8th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/15 - 6/11

Youth Chinese Music Ensemble
(3rd - 5th)
4:00 - 5:00
Room 463

1/16 - 6/12

   
   Adv. Chinese Music Ensemble
(8th Only)
5:00 - 6:00
Room 463

1/15 - 6/11

 
STEM Lego
(K - 2nd)
4:30 - 5:30
Room 182

1/16 - 6/12

   
   
Jr. MathCounts

(5th only)
3:30 - 4:30
Room TBD

1/16 - 6/5

   

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

6th & 7th Grd. Music Ensemble

3:45 - 4:45
Room S201

1/28 - 5/20

Advanced MathCounts
(7th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N201

1/15 - 6/11 

Girls Who Code
(6th - 8th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room N201

Exact Dates TBD

 SSAT Prep
(7th only)
3:45 - 5:15
Room S107 & N201

2/28 - 5/23

 
6th Grd. Chinese Music Ensemble
3:30 - 4:30
Room Learning Center

1/18 - 6/7

Intermediate MathCounts
(6th - 7th)
3:35 - 5:05
Room N201

1/14 - 6/10

Speech & Debate:
Levels 3 - 4

(7th - 8th)
3:30 - 5:30
Room N202

1/15 - 5/28

 Speech & Debate:
Levels 3 - 4

(7th - 8th)
3:30 - 5:30
Room N202

1/16 - 5/29

Speech & Debate: 
Levels 1 - 2
(6th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:45
Room N202

1/17 - 5/30

 
Building for Sustainable Living Habitats
(5th - 8th)
3:30 - 5:00
Room TBD

1/18 - 6/7

8th Grd. Music Ensemble

4:45 - 5:45
Room S201

1/28 - 5/20

Inter. Chinese Music Ensemble
(6th - 8th)
4:00 - 5:00
@ Oak Campus

1/15 - 6/11

 

 

 

 
 Speech & Debate: 
Levels 1 - 2
(6th - 8th)
3:35 - 5:45
Room N202

1/18 - 5/31

 

 Open Design Lab
(6th - 8th)
3:45 - 5:00
Rm. N101

1/14 - 5/20

Lego Mindstorm Robotics
(5th - 8th)
3:45 - 5:00
Rm. N101

1/15 - 5/12 

     

ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Below are class descriptions for Spring 2019 offerings in the following categories:

PERFORMING ART 

APA1. Eighth Grade Music Ensemble

This special group will be combining Orff instruments and world percussion with additional instruments that group members are learning to play outside of school.  The Spring term will be building on pieces worked on in the Fall term, but a few new students who are willing to catch up are welcome to join. Contact Ms. Kennedy with any questions: s_kennedy@cais.org

Instructor: Susan Kennedy
Time/Day: 4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $420
Grades: 8th, Max. 12 participants
Location: 888 Campus, S201
Dates: (14 classes) Jan. 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

 

APA2. Sixth & Seventh Grade Music Ensemble

This advanced-level music ensemble will be learning music from historic periods as well as from a variety of cultures, played on xylophones, recorders, and additional world percussion.  There are a few spaces in this ensemble; new students should contact Ms. Kennedy before registering: s_kennedy@cais.org

Instructor: Susan Kennedy
Time/Day: 3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $420
Grades: 6th & 7th, Max. 15 participants
Location: 888 Campus, S201
Dates: (14 classes) Jan. 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20

 

APA3. Third Grade Music Ensemble

This entry-level music ensemble will focus on playing two and three part pieces on the Orff instruments (xylophones, glockenspiels, metallophones) and unpitched percussion (drums, wood blocks, metal percussion), with an emphasis on the skills needed to listen and play together as a performing group. No previous formal music study required, but Music Ensemble members need to be able to work in a disciplined, focused manner for one hour.  The spring term will be building on the repertory learned in the fall term, but a small number of new members will be welcome to join in the spring and will be assisted in catching up. Contact Ms. Kennedy if you would like feedback about your child’s readiness, or with any other questions: s_kennedy@cais.org

Instructor: Susan Kennedy
Time/Day: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $510
Grades: 3rd, Max 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus, MPR3
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

APA4. Younger Chinese Music Ensemble

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

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Day: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 3rd - 4th, Max 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

APA5. Youth Chinese Music Ensemble

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

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 6 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

APA6. 6th Grade Chinese Music Ensemble

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

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao and music instructors from Melody of China
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 6th, Max. 8 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26,  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

APA7. Intermediate Chinese Music Ensemble

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

Instructor:Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $680
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

 

APA8. Advanced Chinese Music Ensemble

For students who have played in the CAIS Chinese Music Ensemble and are continuing with private lessons. Admission with prior approval from Zhao Laoshi is required. [All lessons conducted in Chinese]
Please contact Zhao Laoshi prior to registration folkmelody@gmail.com

Instructor: Gangqin Zhao
Time/Days: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $680
Grades: 8th, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

 

APA9. Introduction to Chinese Music Instruments

Find a new interest in Chinese music instruments (Guzheng, Yangqin, or Yueqin) and learn the basic techniques through playing songs. No experience needed. [All lessons conducted in Chinese.]

Instructor: Gongqing Luan
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: 1st - 3rd, Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

 

APA10 - A/B/C/D. Chinese Folk Dance 中文

CAIS after school enrichment program offers Chinese dance classes to students from Kindergarten to Fifth 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.

  • Flexibility: front and side splits, back, arms, legs
  • Dance fundamentals: body posture and coordination, balance, hand gestures, arm and leg positions, etc.
  • Form: dance combinations and basic barre practice
  • Bearing: a technique for expressing specific inner feelings through “form”

All lessons conducted in Chinese.

APA10-A. [1st - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $500
Grades: 1st - 2nd, Min. 5/Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus, PAR
Dates: (14 classes) Feb. 25,  Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29,  May 6, 13, 20, Jun. 3, 10

APA10-B. [2nd - 3rd Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Monday
Class Fee: $500
Grades: 2nd - 3rd, Min. 5/Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus, PAR
Dates: (14 classes) Feb. 25,  Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25, Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29,  May 6, 13, 20, Jun. 3, 10


APA10-C. [K only]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: K only, Min. 6/Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus, PAR
Dates: (16 classes) Feb. 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

APA10-D.  [4th - 8th Grade]
Instructor: Fan Yang
Time/Days: 4:00 - 5:15 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $590
Grades: 4th - 8th, Min. 6/Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Feb. 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12 

 
 

CREATIVE ARTS

ACA1. Leatherworking & Metalsmithing [Mandarin] ~ NEW Offering ~

Take a walk on the wild side & explore working with metal & leather in this next level jewelry making class. You’ll learn to create mixed media pieces & explore metalsmithing techniques such as riveting, patina, stamping & dapping and leatherworking techniques such as dying, stitching, stamping & burnishing! Learn the properties of metal & leather and how to combine them into enviable wearable art.

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Monday
Class Fee: $595
Grades: 3rd +
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

 

ACA2-A/B. Introduction to Jewelry Making [Mandarin]

Dare to dazzle with handmade jewelry pieces! Daring Dazzlers is a jewelry-making class for beginners that encourages children to explore their creativity through an introduction to interesting colors, textures, and age-appropriate jewelry-making techniques. Our classes are designed not only to entertain, but to improve hand-eye coordination, small muscle development, and pattern-making skills. Boys and girls can learn the basics of beading, finger knitting and so much more! Our highly trained and fun instructors create a relaxed, encouraging environment all children will love.


ACA2-A. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. /Tuesday
Class Fee: $570
Grades: K - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

ACA2-B. [Pre-K]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: PreK, Max 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

ACA3. Jewelry Making & Design [Mandarin]

Our newly designed Jewelry Making class begins with the creation of an Art Journal where students will document new techniques learned throughout class. Students will begin with the basics by getting to know the tools of the trade and then practicing jewelry making skills such as crimping, bead stringing, and designing their own pieces. Once the basics have been mastered, students will advance to more complex techniques such as wire work & stamping & dapping metal.

Tap into your natural creative talents and personal style by designing your own jewelry! Create customized jewelry for you and your friends to wear by choosing from a huge selection of hot colors, textures, and unique beads to make one-of-a kind pieces. Our classes are designed not only to be fun, but also to let you in on some of the most popular jewelry making techniques available, such as wire wrapping, beautiful beading, woven cotton cord, and leather projects. We use only the highest quality findings, freshwater pearls, and Czech glass beads, and work to develop the skills to make your own jewelry long after jewelry class ends.

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Tuesday
Class Fee: $570
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

 

ACA4. Creative Caterpillars Art [Mandarin]

Unlock the power of creativity with Dragonfly Designs’ Creative Caterpillars Art Class! Students will explore a variety of art mediums such as clay, paint, paper, wax, dye & more.  Students will develop fine motor skills while exploring the limitless possibilities of their own creative spirits.

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. /Tuesday
Class Fee: $570
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:  (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

 

ACA5. Introduction to Textiles & Fiber Arts [Mandarin]

This class will introduce students to the basics of textile and fiber art techniques. Processes such as using scissors, cutting, threading needles, sewing, color theory, dyeing, stamping, and fabric painting will be introduced. Children will improve concentration, focus, manual dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. Projects may include the following:

  • Shibori and Batik dyeing
  • Woven Wall hangings
  • Printed T-shirts
  • Decorated Tote bags
  • Tie Dyeing
  • Paper making
  • Bean bags

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $450
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:  (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26,  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

ACA6-A/B. Textiles & Fiber Arts [Mandarin]

This class will introduce students to the basics of textile and fiber art techniques. Processes such as sewing, wool felting, weaving, screen printing, macrame, dyeing, stamping, and fabric painting will be introduced. Students will learn to design, plan, and execute their ideas from an abstract notion into a tangible product. Projects may include the following:

  • Wool Felted Stuffed Animals
  • Shibori and Batik Dyeing
  • Woven Wall Hangings
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Zipper Pouches
  • Drawstring Bags
  • Screen Print T-shirts
  • Decorated Tote Bags
  • Tie Dyeing
  • Paper making
  • Bean Bags
  • Macrame

ACA6-A. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Wednesday
Class Fee: $600
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

ACA6-B. [3rd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. /Wednesday
Class Fee: $600
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

ACA7 - A/B. Drawing/Painting/Acrylic/Watercolor Exploration [Mandarin]

In these weekly hour long sessions, students will play with color & technique as they develop their artistic abilities in drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting. The open studio space encourages kids to bring their own imagination to life while receiving guidance when they need it. They’ll have a chance to play with a variety of fun tools for painting and see different techniques in each medium. Give your child a wonderful opportunity to express themselves and build skills for a lifetime of creativity!


ACA7-A. [K - 1st Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: K - 1st, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

ACA7-B. [2nd - 5th Grade]

Through mindful observation and the application of visual art skills, students are challenged to expand their imagination and express themselves creatively. Students will have the opportunity to engage in various projects that deepen their skills in the fields of drawing, watercolor, and acrylic painting will be presented and practiced at times drawing on inspiration from master art works & learning about the artist’s history. The open studio format gives kids both support and freedom to make their dream world a tangible reality. They will finish with valuable skills and their own art pieces to be proud of!

Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. /Thursday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 2nd - 5th, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:  (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

ACA8-A/B. Creative Explorers Art Exploration [Mandarin]

Enter into a creative world full of endless possibility with Dragonfly Designs! Divergent thinking, the ability to look at multiple ways to solve problems, is the most valuable life skill we can offer our children. Students will be led by our native Mandarin speakers on an adventurous exploration of art mediums such as metal, clay, wax, wood, paper and leather to create innovative projects from candle making, lip balms, painting, tie dye, jewelry design, etching, paper making, and so much more!


ACA8-A. [K - 1st Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $450
Grades: K - 1st
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26,  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

ACA8-B. [2nd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Dragonfly Designs
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $450
Grades: 2nd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26,  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

ACA9-A/B. Watercolor Painting Class [Mandarin]

Watercolor paint is a fascinating and wonderful medium. The beauty of it is its transparency, luminance, and fluidity. In the Watercolor Painting Class, the teacher will use a step-by-step method to teach students basic painting skills to deliver a quality classroom experience that is fun, engaging, and educational. Students will explore the medium of watercolor paint and learn basic painting techniques (such as wet-on-wet, wet-on-dry, dry-on-dry, and washes, etc.) as well as creative thinking and observation skills. By experimenting with these techniques, students will learn to capture the world they see around them on paper so as to discover their full potential and at the same time express their creativity.

ACA9-A. [Wednesday]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.  / Wednesday
Class Fee: $500
Grades: K - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

ACA9-B. [Friday]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m.  - 5:00 p.m.  / Friday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: K - 5th, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26,  May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

ACA10. Play With Clay

Explore all things messy when it comes to clay. Encourage motor development, social skills, and visual thinking through art. This class will experiment with clay in all forms (air dry, hand made, and fired) and techniques (slab, coils, pinch, smash). Students will add glaze, paint, paper, and other craft materials to create their own masterpieces. Process is emphasized over product.

Instructor approval required. Please email Judy to be considered for this class, j_waitz@cais.org


Instructor:
Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $480
Grades: 1st - 2nd,  Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 (no classes 3/19, 4/23)

 

ACA11. Wheel and Hand - Claymakers

Learn the basic skills needed to center clay and throw a pot on a wheel.  Roll a slab or create a vase completely out of coils. This class is for more advanced clay work, exploring both the sculptural and functional qualities of clay while creating original works of art.  Students will work on both handbuilding and throwing projects to allow each student weekly time to practice and gain skills on the wheel. This class will focus on the process of making art more than on the end result. Be sure your child wears clothes you are not afraid to let get dirty, because we’re going to have lots of fun playing in the mud!  Instructor approval required. Please email Judy to be considered for this class, j_waitz@cais.org

Instructor: Judith Waitz
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 4:45 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $415
Grades: 3rd - 8th,  Max. 8 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20 (no classes 3/11, 4/22)

 

MATH AND SCIENCE

AMS1 - A/B/C.  Toyology: Science Through  Toys

Sarah’s Science is bringing Toyology back to Chinese American International School this Spring with ALL NEW PROJECTS! New and returning students welcome! In these exciting hands-on science classes we will build a variety of toys and use them to demonstrate major scientific concepts such as energy, electricity, light, gravity, motion, friction, magnetism and simple machines. Each student will construct and take home a science toy in every class. Project highlights this Spring at Chinese American International School include: Motorized Rotating Robot, Wind Powered Pulley, Static Charged Spaceship, Solar Powered Merry-Go-Round, and lots more! Space is limited. 

AMS1-A. [Pre-K]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m./ Friday
Class Fee: $550, Max. 18 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

AMS1-B. [K only]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $650, Max. 25 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

AMS1-C. [1st - 4th Grade]
Instructor: Sarah’s Science
Times/Days:  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Thursday
Class Fee: $650, Max. 25 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

AMS2.  ECD STEM LEGO®

STEM LEGO class gets your kids talking about science, technology, engineering and math. It is not too early for young kids to learn about STEM! The class encourages kids to work with a classmate to build a LEGO model builds ranging from space to modern day inventions.   

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:05 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $560
Grades: PreK, Max. 10 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AMS3.  STEM LEGO®

Bricks 4 Kidz uses LEGO® bricks to teach concepts of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through a play-based model of learning. Kids construct a unique model each week using project instructions and LEGO kits provided by Bricks 4 Kidz. All models are interactive and classes are thematically linked to deepen and support a child’s understanding and vocabulary for STEM concepts. Themes include outer space, world architecture, interesting inventions, amazing animals, and more. From concept to completion, kids will work with partners to complete the builds. Free-play time rounds outs the class giving our students an opportunity to develop their creativity. Our classes follow the Bricks 4 Kidz® motto: We Learn, We Build, We Play with… LEGO® Bricks

Instructor: Bricks 4 Kidz
Times/Days:  4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: K - 2nd, Min. 8, Max. 10 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AMS4. Build It! Using LEGO Duplo

Build a foundation for engineering with LEGO® Duplo®! Create Airplanes, Drawbridges, Seesaws, Windmills, Cranes, and other fun projects in this class for pre-K builders only. Parents are welcome to join the fun as young builders learn about shapes, colors, patterns, and counting while playing with their creations.

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $525
Grades: PreK, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16

 

AMS5. Intro to STEM with LEGO®

Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.

Each season’s course features different engineer-designed projects. For the 2018-2019 school year our curriculum features these projects: WINTER: Cities, Garbage Trucks, Catamarans, and Dinosaurs

Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $550
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 16 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

 

AMS6. Intro To Coding

Do you love playing video games? Ever wanted to build your own? We’ll teach you to use block based language to build an exciting top down game where you can uncover hidden items, solve challenging puzzles, and battle your way through waves of enemy characters. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental computer science concepts including loops, conditionals, boolean logic, message passing and variables, using an intuitive and beginner-friendly interface.

This course is taught by a team of experienced coders from a variety of backgrounds, and designed for newcomers with little to no previous coding experience. Lessons available for returning students. Let the games begin!

Advance students can work in Javascript. 

Instructors:MV Code Club
Class Fee:$750
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

AMS7. Junior MATHCounts

MathCounts provides engaging math programs to students to build confidence and improve attitudes towards math and problem solving. While MathCounts is typically offered only at the Middle School level, we have combined Math Kangaroo and Math Olympics with MathCounts tailored for our youngest “Mathletes.”  Junior MathCounts class brings fun and exciting math games into the classroom. Last semester, we discussed Halloween “trick or treat” routes, post Halloween candy counting and Thanksgiving pie making to learn certain key math concerts. Students also played pokers to “Rush to 24”, played Sudoku games and Tangrams. 

Students will learn through games and multiple strategies in problem solving to better make use of logic and reasoning. Course content includes arithmetic progression, four step operations, and word problem solving. We may also introduce basic plane geometry and fractions/percentages/proportions through graphic puzzles and hand drafting tools. There are many paths to math. Let’s work together to discover yours. 

Instructor: Dan Chen
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 5th, Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $535
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30, Feb. 6, 13, 27, Mar. 6, 13, 20, Apr. 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Jun. 5  (no classes 3/27, 4/3, 4/17)

 

AMS8-A/B. Math Olympics [Mandarin]

This is a virtual classroom that will adopt mathematics teaching techniques from experienced elementary Olympic Math teachers from China. Innovative Research presents this Chinese approach for the first time to students in the US. We believe that given the proper guidance and support all students can succeed in learning mathematics. 

The organization will have interactive math problems developed by authentic Chinese math teachers in China. Each student will have the opportunity to answer and participate in this virtual classroom.  It’s going to be an adventurous experience. We hope your children will have the opportunity “MEDAL” in the CAIS Olympic Math Event.

This course is designed and intended to align with our current Mathcounts program that begins at 5th Grade.

AMS8-A. [3rd Grade]
Instructor: Olympic Math
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m / Tuesday
Grades: 3rd, Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $810
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26, Apr. 2, 16, 23, May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11 (no class 4/30

AMS8-B. [4th Grade]
Instructor: Olympic Math
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 4th,  Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $720
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (16 classes) Jan. 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

 

AMS9. Intermediate MATHCounts

The MATHCounts after school enrichment class is celebrating its 22nd year at CAIS.  MATHCounts is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math.  The program culminates in a city-wide competition on February 23, 2019. Last year’s team placed 5th in the team competition.  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. 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. 

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: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 6th - 7th, Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $540
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(16 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, Jun. 3, 10  (no class 4/15)



AMS10. Advanced MATHCounts

The MATHCounts after school enrichment class is celebrating its 22nd year at CAIS.  MATHCounts is a middle school math competition program focusing on learning advanced math.  The program culminates in a city-wide competition on February 23, 2019. Last year’s team placed 5th in the team competition.  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. 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 on 2/23/19 for the competition. 

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: 3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: 7th - 8th, Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $610
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(18 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11   (no class 4/16)

 

AMS11. Girls Who Code [continued from Fall 2018]

In Girls Who Code, middle school girls have an opportunity to deepen their programming knowledge in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models. The focus for Girls Who Code this spring will be a CS (Computer Science) Impact Project, which will encourage students to create something to help their community or to inspire their community to code. As in the past, students will be taught by a volunteer professional engineer from an area tech company. In addition to learning programming, girls will have the opportunity to participate in several activities over the course of the semester that will give them exposure to careers in the field of technology, such as networking events, field trips, or workshops.

[This is a year round class]

Instructor: Kerri Willa
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Wednesdays
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 16 participants
Class Fee: $875
Location: 888 Campus, N201
Dates: 25 classes. Exact Dates TBD

 

AMS12. Electronic Prototyping for Design Engineering

In this course,  students will develop prototyping skills while creating interactive electronic artifacts and 3D models. By integrating microcontrollers into a plethora of projects throughout the course, students will begin to understand sensors and controls, helping them to bridge the physical and digital worlds. Projects focus on building foundational skills to encourage creative thinking while connecting math, science, history, art, and design in an engaging curriculum that is tailored to the students’ interests. By the end of course students will present a final project using all the skills that they’ve learned.

Instructor: Maker Studio SF
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $950
Grades: 3rd - 8th, Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

AMS13. Building for Sustainable Living Habitats ~ NEW Offering ~

In this course, students will be working in teams to design and innovate sustainable living habitats for bees. During the Spring term, we will be partnering with Planet Bee Foundation to learn about the importance of bees and the value they provide to our ecosystem. Students will dive into the history and background of the endangered species, learning about what it takes to design noninvasively. Join this course to put your design engineering skills to the test and explore sustainable design practice.

Benefits and takeaways: Students will be faced with real world engineering challenges and gain valuable insight and experience developing solutions that contribute positively to people’s quality of life and the planet at each stage of the product life cycle.

Instructor: Maker Studio SF
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $800
Grades: 5th - 8th, Max. 15 participants
Location: 888 Campus, Design Lab
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

AMS14. SpyKids ~ NEW Offering ~

SpyKids is STEAM education with the fun of espionage.  We engage with ALL learning styles and personalities, telling our Cadets that “everyone is great at something and no one is great at everything.  So all we ask is that you try, because you never know what might be your special skill.” Kids will gain experience with Drones, Electromagnetism, Circuitry, Sound & Vibration, Aeronautics, Civil Engineering, Currency craft & math, Disguises & Skits, Codes & Team Hunts and all kinds of fun spy gear including video surveillance, walkie- talkies and sound recording.  All STEAM topics are taught under the umbrella of active fun engagement using skits, games, hunts, crafts, labs, lectures, and teamwork. More about SpyKids at adventurous.com/spykids

Instructor: SpyKids
Times/Days:  TBD/ Thursday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: TBD, Max. 14
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

AMS15. LEGO Mindstorms Robotics (Mixed Levels)

Participants new to the Mindstorms system will go through an introduction activities to robot-building and coding using sensors, actuators and coding platform. Projects will include wayfinding through obstacle courses, musical/talking machines, and synchronized dancing robots.

Students with previous experience using LEGO Mindstorms will be challenged to build extensions to their base robot and program their robots for physical tasks and wayfinding using multiple sensors and motors.

Instructor: Jason Mickelson
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $600
Grades: 5th - 8th, Max. 12
Location: Turk Campus, N101
Dates: (16 classes)1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/12, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21

 

AMS16. Open Design Lab

Middle school students will have the opportunity to spend more time in the Design Lab after school exploring different aspects of digital fabrication, programmable circuits, and engineering. Participants choose from four different options throughout the semester:

  1. laser cutting/etching design/fabrication using alternative materials like railroad board, felt, rubber and metal.

  2. Circuit design and coding with micro:bit and multi-color LEDs.

  3. Hands-on engineering projects from LanceMakes

  4. A personal passion project using the tools and materials available in the Design Lab.

Instructor: Jason Mickelson
Times/Days:  3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m./ Monday
Class Fee: $550
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 12
Location: Turk Campus, N101
Dates: (15 classes) 1/14, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 5/13, 5/20  


CREATIVE WRITING 

Continued from Fall 2018

ACW1. Into the Belly of the Whale: An Adventure Story Writing & Illustration Workshop

Imagine stepping into the mouth of a giant, diving through a black hole, or transforming into a superhero. Just as Pinocchio entered unexpected and sometimes dangerous worlds in his quest to become human, this year-long workshop will invite students to travel with their story characters and tackle the twists and turns of their amazing adventures. We’ll tap into our imaginations with highly interactive storytelling games and illustration exercises, as we walk through every step of the writing process:

  • inspiring a love for creative writing
  • understanding the structure and the power of a compelling story
  • generating and organizing ideas
  • writing with momentum
  • revising for clarity and logic
  • editing towards a final draft

 

By the end of the course, each student will have an illustrated story and will present a reading on the last day of class.

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, 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, such as 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 the California State University at Long Beach, with specialties in history, art, theater, and philosophy. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta teach small group workshops for homeschooling groups and at the Chinese American International School in San Francisco. They run two thriving writers clubs with over 650 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. The latter two books are available on Amazon.com. Ms. Ho and Mr. Hatta are currently compiling stories for their new podcast series.

Instructor:Royd Hatta & Shu-Hsien Ho, Beyond the Box Learning
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Class Fee: $1,260
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Min. 6/Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: September 6, 2018 - May 16, 2019 (year-long, 28 sessions)
Fall (12 classes) Sept. 6, 20, 27, Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29,  Dec. 6, 13
Spring (16 classes) Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23 [no class 4/4] 

 

OTHER INTERESTS

AOI1. Creative Dance Class

Get your groove on with a creative dance class that encourages natural freeform dancing rather than step-by-step routines! Covering genres from ballet to jazz, hip-hop to world and contemporary, kids learn about music as they dance with our provided props. Not only is Creative Dance a fun class, kids are also developing their motor skills, muscle coordination, and flexibility as they perform their own choreographed dances. This enriching class immerses children in the rich world of music and dance, allowing them to express their creativity in their own unique style with their peers—just don’t blame it on the boogie!

Instructors:Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. /Monday
Grades: PreK
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10


AOI2 - A/B. AcroSports Gymnastics

AcroSports’ energetic gymnastics class introduces gymnastics to students with a focus on coordination, flexibility and strength. AcroSports’ gymnastics classes are designed to encourage students develop spatial awareness, balance and gross motor skills. Classes are delivered by experienced coaches using a range of USA Gymnastics approved equipment including panel mats, incline mat, springboard, balance beam and low bar.

AOI2-A.  [Pre-K]
Instructors:AcroSports
Class Fee:$480
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 15 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

AOI2-B. [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructors:AcroSports
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

AOI3-A/B. Playball Sports & Movement

Playball is an educationally based movement program, which uses sports and movement as a means to teach important life skills.  We teach the basic skills for six different sports including tennis, baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer, and 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. 

In the Playball course, students will learn the basic skills from six different sports.  Our course is taught using a highly structured curriculum which was developed by sports psychologists, teachers, and occupational therapists.  Each week the children will learn and practice skills such as kicking, dribbling, throwing, catching, fielding, dodging, etc. which are taught using fun and imaginative games.  The Playball curriculum is progressive in nature, and as the child develops, the curriculum builds upon the foundational stage and eventually moves into skill sequencing and mini games.  

AOI3-A: [Pre-K]
Instructors:Coach Jenn, Playball
Class Fee:$475
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: Pre-K, Max. 12 participants
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

AOI3-B: [K - 1st Grade]
Instructors: Coach Jenn, Playball
Class Fee:$375
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. / Friday
Grades: K - 1st, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

AOI4 - A/B/C.  Chinese Martial Arts [Mandarin]

In the Chinese Martial Arts class, students will learn different basic methods of hand, leg, and jumping movements as well as Shaolin Elementary Changquan. Basic methods are usually made up of rudimentary techniques and conditioning exercises, including stances. Practicing basic kicks, punches, and stances increases strength, agility, speed, and technique. The movements of Shaolin Elementary Changquan are well arranged and regarded as the standard with a certain degree of difficulty. The whole routine is meant to be practical, usable, and applicable as well as to promote fluid motion, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Through constant practice, students will improve their strength, speed, endurance, and other physical qualities and become interested in Martial Arts. Through the challenging process of learning Martial Arts, students experience the physical benefits of strengthening their bodies and learning to defend themselves. [Max 10 participants]

AOI4-A: [Pre-K]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$425
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday
Location: Alice A. Carnes Center
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

AOI4-B: [K - 1st Grade]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$475
Time/Days: 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: K - 1st  
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

AOI4-C: [2nd - 5th Grade]
Instructor: Lei Jin
Class Fee:$450
Time/Days: 4:00- 5:00 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 2nd - 5th,  
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 7, 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun. 6

 

AOI5-A/B. Cooking Club

A cooking class is beneficial to children because it aids in getting them familiar with being in the kitchen and this is a skill that will carry on with them. The cooking club focuses on knife skills, nutrition, and overall enjoying making and sharing meals with others. Throughout the semester the children will participate in learning what a recipe is, chopping fruits and vegetables, helping to prepare various dishes and learning to clean up as they move from one task to the other. This all happens while learning about nutrition and enjoying time with their classmates over some food. Nutrition education is very important for children to experience at a young age because it can help prepare them to be healthier and thus happier!

Students should provide a chef’s kit, which includes:

  • 1 lightweight cutting board apron
  • 2 cleaning rags
  • Single set of silverware (spoon and fork) and a durable plate
  • Chef’s knife with protective sleeve
  • Optional: peeler, grater, whisk

 

AOI5-A. Cooking Club [Tuesday]
Instructor: Nikita Silva
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Class Fee: $665
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Location: Oak Campus, Max. 10 participants
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

AOI5-B. Cooking Club [Wednesday]
Instructor: Nikita Silva
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Wednesday
Class Fee: $700
Grades: 1st - 3rd
Location: Oak Campus, Max. 10 participants
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AOI6-A/B. Jamba Juice Run

During this class students will get exercise and learn more efficient running techniques. In addition, they develop an awareness of their surroundings while running and practicing running etiquette on city streets. They also are rewarded for their hard work with a Jamba Juice. The run is about one mile to the Jamba Juice located at the shopping center of Church and Market streets. We walk back after receiving our juice.

Instructor: Michele Douglass
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m./ Tuesday
Class Fee: $525
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 13 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28

 

AOI7. I Scream, You Scream, We Will Play and Run for Ice Cream ~ NEW Offering ~

During this class we will run for approximately 1.5-2 miles (about 15 Min).  Students will learn how to run more efficiently so that they can run for longer distances. We will then go to the playground located on Octavia and climb and play which will help increase muscular strength. After a great workout we will walk over to Smittens for an ice cream (single scoop) and then walk back to school.  

Instructor: Michele Douglass
Times/Days:  3:30 p.m. -4:30 p.m./ Wednesday
Class Fee: $540
Grades: 3rd - 5th, Max. 12 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (18 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

 

AOI8 - A/B/C/D:  Yoga, Mindfulness & Meditation

It’s never too early to learn how to do yoga and how to meditate! Students will jump into fun, focused movement and breathwork blended with helpful relaxation techniques to use at home after a hectic week of school and social activities. Dynamic yoga poses build strength, increase flexibility, and improve coordination while providing students the basics of life-long balance and mindfulness. Get breathing and re-centered with us!

AOI8 - A. Yoga [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructors: Jing, Dragonfly Designs. Taught in Mandarin
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Monday
Grades: K - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

AOI8 - B. Yoga [3rd Grade +]
Instructors: Jing, Dragonfly Designs. Taught in Mandarin
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 3rd +
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (17 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20,  Jun. 3, 10

AOI8 - C. Yoga [3rd - 5th Grade]
Instructors: Laxman, Dragonfly Designs. Taught in English
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

AOI8 - D. Yoga [K - 2nd Grade]
Instructors: Laxman, Dragonfly Designs. Taught in English
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: K - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AOI9. Toppling Tree Yoga [Mandarin]

Get breathing with our Toppling Tree Yoga class! Young children have a natural desire to move their bodies as a form of self-expression, and in this fun, hour-long class, children will work on breathing techniques, flexibility, social skills and simple yoga poses as we play fun yoga games. Our certified instructors provide an imaginative and relaxing environment for students to have fun, stay healthy, and get in tune with their bodies!

Instructors: Jing, Dragonfly Designs. Taught in English
Class Fee:$600
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: PreK
Location: Alice A. Carnes Campus
Dates: (20 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb. 6, 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Jun. 5, 12

 

AOI10 - A/B. Funky Bunch Hip Hop Class

Students get down and throw down some moves to the beat like their favorite  pop stars with our easy-to-follow routines that focus on hip hop choreography, while also teaching them about the genre’s history. Combining freestyle dancing and dance routines, students get to showcase their own style while building up their coordination and rhythm skills. This energetic class isn’t just fun—it’s also ideal for building confidence and performance skills while learning about one of the most dynamic genres of music in the United States today.

AOI10-A. Funky Bunch Hip Hop [K - 2nd]
Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$570
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Tuesday
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

AOI10-B. Funky Bunch Hip Hop [3rd - 5th]
Instructors: Dragonfly Designs
Class Fee:$570
Time/Days: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m./ Tuesday
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (19 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28,  Jun. 4, 11

 

AOI11-A/B. Chess Class

Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily. Studies have found that chess improves test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior, including self esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!

The Berkeley Chess School is a nonprofit organization offering chess instruction from kindergarten through high school since 1982. We are an affiliate of the US Chess Federation. Over the years our students have won many state championships and several have gone on to become National Masters, FIDE Masters, and International Masters. For further information, please call us at (510) 843-0150, email us at programs@berkeleychessschool.org, or visit our website at www.berkeleychessschool.org.

Boards and sets are provided for our classes. The minimum class size is 10; maximum is 20.

AOI11-A. Beginning-Intermediate Chess
Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. / Friday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: K - 1st
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

AOI11-B. Intermediate-Advanced Chess Strategies and Play
Instructor: Tony Lama - The Berkeley Chess School
Time/Days: 4:30 p.m.  -5:30 p.m. /Friday
Class Fee: $375
Grades: 2nd - 5th (Intermediate to advanced players only!)
Dates: (15 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Jun. 7

 

AOI12. Health Buddies ~ NEW Offering ~

Students are becoming less aware of themselves through the constant overload of technology and unhealthy foods available. Health Buddies wants to bring health awareness to kids through interactive activities focused on movement, mindfulness, and healthy habits. Kids will learn life skills in a fun and engaging way to establish the foundations needed to build a balanced lifestyle.

We want to make wellness education fun and inclusive for all students! The structure of each class will include a hands-on activity, a movement activity, and food education/healthy snack recipe building. These activities include:

  • Stretching & body awareness activities
  • Balloon Volleyball
  • Self-care Skills
  • Emotion-based games
  • Relaxing techniques
  • Working with different textures
  • Grounding exercise (3 things you see, feel, smell, touch, etc.)
  • Breathing exercises
  • Tasting activities
  • Food art
  • Complete a “Healthy Snack Recipe Book” throughout the course

Instructors: Health Bae,  Katherine & Erika
Class Fee:$430
Time/Days: 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. / Friday
Grades: K - 2nd, Max. 15 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates: (13 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29, Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24

 

AOI13. Speech and Debate: 4th & 5th Grade ~ NEW Offering ~

BACKGROUND:

Debate has the power to be transformative. With the right approach, debate can become a vehicle that channels natural curiosity towards some of life’s most challenging subjects and vexing questions. The debate program at CAIS is managed through “Athens Debate” - a program led by our current debate instructor, Sachin Jain. For a full description of the Athens Debate program you can visit athensdebate.com. Registration must be done through CAIS. This debate program is designed to augment natural student curiosity with curriculum and an educational pedagogy that prioritizes deep learning and content mastery.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This class is for 4th and 5th grade students who are brand new to the fascinating world of speech and debate. Students will learn basic foundational concepts related to: public speaking, organized argumentation, logic and critical thinking, basic (and fun) philosophy, and the art of persuasion. All concepts will be taught in a light, fun, and organized manner. This class is designed to help students dip their toe into the world of speech and debate. Debate as an activity really takes off at the middle and high school levels. This class will serve as a way to jump start your child’s debate education and get them excited for an exciting debate career in middle school. This class is not focused on tournament competition - the goal is simply to create an exciting, fun, and positive learning environment around key debate concepts.

Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1300
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Monday
Grades: 4th - 5th, Max. 20 participants
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:(14 classes) Jan. 14, 28,  Feb. 11, 25, Mar. 4, 11, 18, 25,  Apr. 1, 15, 22, 29, May 6, 20

 

AOI14 - A/B. Speech and Debate: Levels 1 - 2

BACKGROUND:

Debate has the power to be transformative. With the right approach, debate can become a vehicle that channels natural curiosity towards some of life’s most challenging subjects and vexing questions. The debate program at CAIS is managed through “Athens Debate” - a program led by our current debate instructor, Sachin Jain. For a full description of the program you can visit “athensdebate.com”. Registration must be done through CAIS. This debate program is designed to augment natural student curiosity with curriculum and an educational pedagogy that prioritizes deep learning and content mastery. In placing a premium on the mastery of logic, writing, philosophy, communication, and public policy, students develop the intellectual toolkit to tackle any issue.

*A note on absences/class conflicts: if a student has a conflict, they are more than welcome to attend a different debate class that week. For example, students who have SSAT class conflicts, can simply attend another class that week. Also, the instructor is easily able to catch students up through his online course portal / schedule extra sessions to catch students up”

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students will learn foundational concepts related to the art of speech and debate: logic, critical thinking, communications strategy, refutation technique, persuasive speaking, introductory philosophy, and current event issues. Students will apply theory to practice with drills, games, and practice debates. We will focus on congressional debate and impromptu spar debates. Congressional debate is an event in which students debate various current event related bills; students pick a side and deliver speeches for their side and cross examine the opposing speakers. Impromptu style debate is an event in which teams of two students debate each other on a fun topic and and are only given a short amount of time to prepare.

AOI14-A: [Thursday]
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(15 classes) Jan. 17, 24, 31 Feb. 14, 28 Mar. 7, 21, 28 Apr. 4, 18, 25 May 2, 16, 23, 30


AOI14-B: [Friday]
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:35 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. / Friday
Grades: 6th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(13 classes) Jan. 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8,  Mar. 22, 29 Apr. 5, 19, 26, May 3, 17, 24, 31

 

AOI15-A/B. Speech and Debate: Levels 3 - 4

WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THEDEBATE LEVEL 3-4”CLASS?

Students who are entering at least their 3rd semester (summer sessions count as one semester) of debate. Students entering their 2nd semester of debate may consider joining this class if they think they are ready and have consulted with the debate instructor about this. Grades 6th, 7th, and 8th are welcome.

BACKGROUND:

Debate has the power to be transformative. With the right approach, debate can become a vehicle that channels natural curiosity towards some of life’s most challenging subjects and vexing questions. The debate program at CAIS is managed through “Athens Debate” - a program led by our current debate instructor, Sachin Jain. For a full description of the program you can visit “athensdebate.com”. Registration must be done through CAIS. This debate program is designed to augment natural student curiosity with curriculum and an educational pedagogy that prioritizes deep learning and content mastery. In placing a premium on the mastery of logic, writing, philosophy, communication, and public policy, students develop the intellectual toolkit to tackle any issue.

**A note on absences/class conflicts**:

If a student has a conflict, they are more than welcome to attend a different debate class that week. For example, students who have SSAT class conflicts, can simply attend another class that week. Also, the instructor is easily able to catch students up through his online course portal / schedule extra sessions to catch students up.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Students will learn next-level concepts related to the art of speech and debate: logic, critical thinking, communications strategy, refutation technique, persuasive speaking, introductory philosophy, and current event issues. Students will apply theory to practice with drills, games, and practice debates. We will focus on the following events: lincoln-douglas debate, congressional debate, and two speech events (extemporaneous speaking and impromptu speaking). Students in this class will be allowed to choose which debate event(s) they want to do. There will be 3 to 4 optional tournaments for students to attend.

Overall, students will learn how to ask the right questions, engage in vibrant discussions through socratic questioning, improve their technique with creative teaching methods, do their own research and writing of cases and positions, play constructive games that “trick” them into learning foundational key debate concepts. Students don’t just become good debaters, but strong thinkers.

AOI15-A. [Tuesday]
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Tuesday
Grades: 7th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(16 classes) Jan. 15, 22, 29,  Feb. 12, 26, Mar. 5, 12, 19, 26 Apr. 2, 16, 23, 30 May, 14, 21, 28  


AOI15-B. [Wednesday]
Instructors:Sachin Jain
Class Fee:$1500
Time/Days: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. / Wednesday
Grades: 7th - 8th, Max. 20 participants
Location: 888 Campus
Dates:(16 classes) Jan. 16, 23, 30 Feb., 13, 27 Mar. 6, 13, 20, 27 Apr. 3, 17, 24 May 1, 15, 22, 29

 

AOI16. SSAT Prep Course

This eight-session SSAT (Secondary School Admission Test) course is designed as a first step in the test preparation process. The class will include a pre- and post-assessment, testing strategies, and content review. Students will self-identify areas of strength and weakness in both content and test-taking skills, in order to guide their studies through the summer. An SSAT book with verbal, reading, and math content will be provided for the program.  

Note: SSAT is a required entrance exam for private independent schools. Parochial and public schools require different exams which will not be covered in this course.

Included Materials:

Official SSAT Practice Online for each enrolled student; $69.95 each

Instructors:Alice Woodman-Russell & Kaicy MacLeod
Class Fee:$500
Time/Days: 3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. / Thursday
Grades: 7th, Max. 44 students
Location: 888 Campus, S107 & N201
Dates:(8 classes) February 28; March 7; April 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23

 

AOI17. Chinese Speech Club

The goal of the Chinese speech club is to teach students how to prepare for a speech from formulation of the topic to speech delivery. Club members do not need to be participating in any speech contests to participate in this club. The minimum numbers of members for each club is 5; the maximum number of students will be 8. 

A. Chinese Speech Club [1st - 2nd]
Instructors: TBD
Time/Days: TBD
Grades: 1st - 2nd
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:

B. Chinese Speech Club [3rd - 5th]
Instructors: TBD
Time/Days: TBD
Grades: 3rd - 5th
Location: Oak Campus
Dates:

 

PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

A) Private Music Lessons

Erma will be teaching beginning, intermediate or advanced levels of piano and violin. Beginning to advanced levels for guitar. In her class, your child will learn how to play an instrument, how to read and write music and will begin or continue to learn about the workings of music theory. Students will be given the proper practice techniques, focusing on the quality of time spent on practice rather than quantity. Erma also focuses on teaching technique of physical playing and the enjoyment of music. Her goal is to have students appreciate music and make connections from their class to other areas of their lives. Classes are 30 minutes long. 

Instructor: Erma Kyriakos
Time/Days: 3:00 - 5:30 p.m. each day
Class Fee: $55 per 30 minute lesson
Grades: Kindergarten and up 

 

B) Chinese Instrument Lessons

For students who are interested in learning Chinese musical instruments, such as Guzheng,Yangqin, Moon Guitar, Pipa, Erhu, Xiao Ruan, Hulusi and Dizi.  Students will be able to join our Chinese music ensembles and perform in various school events after 6 months to one year of private lesson. All lessons conducted in Chinese.

Instrument rentals are available: $90/3 months, Deposit $300 (Refundable deposit upon safe return of instrument). 

Lesson schedules (different instructors):
Guzheng, Yangqin and Erhu: Available Mondays 3:00-5:30pm. / Tuesdays 4:00pm-6:00pm
Pipa, Moon Guitar and Erhu: Available Fridays: 3:30pm-6:00pm. 

Private lesson: $65/hr or $45/30min. 

Instructor: Various
Time/Days: Exact times to be scheduled between the Auxiliary Program Director and parent.
Age: 5 and up.

Contact: Mr. Lee at 415-865-6010 between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Please note that due to the nature of the scheduling, no cancellations will be allowed after student is registered. Tuition will be billed to parent after the first lesson.