Winter 2020 Classes – January 23th – March 5th


Winter 2020 ASE
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All classes are the same price of $85!

Art  (​ K-2nd) & (3rd-5th)

Kawaii: Cute Things Art Class

The word kawaii means cute in Japanese. We’ll study the art of cuteness and create a variety of art projects featuring drawing, painting and sculpting cute animals, desserts and creatures. Offered by  ArtBeat San Diego

Bridge (3rd-5th)

Bridge is a card game that is considered a “mind game” and is included in the Olympiad. It is a partnership game that is played in a social environment against other players. The game helps develop mental prowess and social skills. It is considered a very useful deterrent against Alzheimer and other “memory loss” diseases. It is played all over the world with more than 5 million registered members although the number of bridge players around the world is much higher than that. ​Offered bySan Diego Bridge Unit 539

Capoeira (TK – 2nd) & (3rd – 5th) 

The Capoeira Luanda San Diego – this class is structured to offer the kids the discipline and respect aspect of the martial arts at the same time as the freedom and creativity of music and dance and how to balance this contrast. They will be taught tough technical physical exercises and game dynamics about their bodies and how work with it and the others around consciously and responsibly, exercising for the gain of strength and flexibility to reach a goal or different goals (acrobatics and capoeira movements, kicks and defenses). They will also learn about Capoeira culture and history as well as the songs and movements names in Portuguese language. Once one of the main characteristics of Capoeira culture is about the joy of practicing, the classes involve several different game dynamics to make it more fun and accessible to kids training, specially, in a set up with a short period of time. Offered by Massapê Andre Amado

Chess (TK – 5th) 

Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance plus it is fun. Offered by Mountain Lake Chess.

Circus Arts (K – 5th) 

Come run away and join the circus with teachers from the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts. All our trained teachers are also professional circus artists. Students will learn tumbling, juggling, aerial arts, acting, ball walking and perform a show during the last class of the session. This is a wonderful chance to enjoy the ancient art form of circus arts and have fun doing it with fellow classmates. Offered by Sofia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts.

Clay Creations (K-5th)

Create one of a kind clay creations in this beginner style class! Learn how to manipulate, build and design one of a kind objects with clay. Put your imagination in your hands and create! Offered by ArtBeat San Diego

NOTE: The clay projects will NOT be fired in the kiln

Flamenco (TK – 5th) 

Flamenco teaches students to build upon basic elements: body stance, footwork, arm and hand, and the Palmas hand clapping, feeling the rhythm of the music. Children may have opportunities to perform in public events. Offered by Flamenco with Roots Performing Arts.

Gardening (K – 5th) 

Work on crops and planting, weeding, mulching, composting. We will also work on signage and taste the flavors of our garden grown harvests! Offered by Dig Down Deep Gardening Educators.

WOW Kids Code (2nd – 5th) 

This amazing class uses a kid-friendly simplified version of Javascript to teach kids real coding skills. There are several different themed work books that change each session and include 18+ apps to code. Kids can work at their level to create working apps with as few as 2 lines of code, to more complicated apps with 60+ lines of code to the ultimate challenge to create your own app! Students can download their apps onto their personal devices to share at home. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Company.

WOW LEGO® Early Engineering 1 – Machines (TK – 2nd) – $95

This hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Lego class is designed to introduce younger kids to basic science and engineering concepts. Younger students will build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Weekly class summaries will be emailed to parents describing key concepts and projects built. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Co.

WOW LEGO® Elementary Engineering 2 – Machines (2nd – 5th

Elementary Engineering 2 will feature completely different projects from Elementary Engineering 1. Students do not have to complete class 1 in order to take class 2. This S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) class gives students a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures, and mechanisms. Students will experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction, measure distance, time, speed, weight and much more. Weekly class summaries will be emailed to parents describing key concepts and projects built. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Co.

Music Around The World (TK-1st) & (2nd-5th) ​

Embark​ on a musical journey around the world! In this active class, children will play instruments, learn traditional songs, and participate in cultural music games from Thailand, Iran, England, Ghana, Jamaica, Mexico, Brazil and more. With multi-sensory activities, students are engaged in making music throughout each adventure. Our musical travels will also develop skills in critical listening, spatial awareness, problem solving, creativity, vocabulary, teamwork and cultural awareness. Join the fun as we let the music take flight! ​Offered by SarahLynn Zavora

Science Detectives (TK – 1st)  (2nd – 5th)

In this science mystery themed class, students are on the case with kid science detectives Fossey and Doyle from Michelle Torrey’s “The Case of the Gasping Garbage.” They’ll set up their science lab and work with teammates to perform experiments and crack the case. Students will learn how detectives use the Scientific Method to make a hypothesis, test their theory, and come up with a verifiable answer. On the last day they’ll put their detective skills and science knowledge to the test to solve an escape room style mystery. Labs include: Microscopic bacteria, living yeast, forensic science, dusting for fingerprints, and poison dart front pH tests! Offered by The Whole Child Learning Company

Veterinary Science (TK-1st) & (2nd-5th)

WOW Future Vet Class! This is THE class for kids who want to become a Veterinarian when they grow up, or who just love animals! Students will perform mock exams, surgeries and other topics, including: the Veterinarian’s office, the Veterinary pharmacy and lab, basic animal anatomy & physiology, pet care & nutrition, first aid & emergencies, diagnosing common illness & injuries, treatment plans, solving “medical mysteries”, and getting into vet school! Offered by The Whole Child Learning Company

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