#101 MAKER-SPACE: STEAM THROUGH THE SUMMER!
Do you like to tinker? Do you like to invent and create new things? Then this is the class for you! You will be encouraged to create something unique that has never been seen before. For part of each week, you will have the freedom to explore your own interests and come up with projects you would like to create. For the remainder of each week, you will work with a partner or team to solve a variety of Scientific, Technological, Engineering, Artistic, and Mathematical (STEAM) problems. We will be cooking, building, creating, and solving challenges using LEGO™, K’Nex™, computers, and recycled materials. Join us for an action-packed, fun-filled experience and STEAM through the summer!
Lorie Alexander & Carl Avitia-Witt
NOTE: Foods may contain gluten, dairy and other allergens. Parents of children with allergies are cautioned.
#102 CHESS CHAMPIONS
Did you know that there are more possible chess games than atoms on the earth? Do you have what it takes to be the next great chess champion? In this class, you will learn basic strategies of chess playing and work on your master openings and defenses. You will have an opportunity to play traditional chess against partners, play four-player chess, and also play games online to become a master. All skill levels are welcome.
#104 HEROES, MONSTERS AND MYTHS
Journey back in time 2,500 years. You will be introduced to the world of Ancient Greece, where monsters had snakes for hair and heroes were stronger than lions. We will recreate our favorite Greek myths into comics, sculptures, mosaics, masks, stories, and more! We will finish the summer with our version of the first Summer Olympic Games. Grab your suitcase and let’s go!
#105 CARDBOARD CREATIVES
In this engaging class, we will explore and study design, conservation, upcycling, and recycling materials. Students will express themselves by creating art using cardboard and hone their skills in cutting, planning, arranging, and constructing. Students will work and plan together to design and build their very own town.
#108 PE FUN IN THE SUMMER
We will play and build skills through a variety of PE games that are demonstrated throughout the school year. All our favorite games are designed to build sportsmanship, teamwork, cooperation, skills, and FUN! We will play games from SPARK® PE, part of the current SMMUSD curriculum. New games and skills will be introduced as well. The importance of sportsmanship, daily aerobic activity, improving athleticism, warming up, staying hydrated, cooling down, and maintaining a positive attitude will be emphasized.
#109 VIDEO GAME DESIGN
Join us for creative fun! Our adventure begins with a look into the evolution of video games and their many genres. With assistance, students will design and create a proposal and story map, introducing the group to their original game idea. In the design process, students will focus on ideas for the setting, characters, plot, challenge, and goals related to their video game creation.
#110 BASKETBALL “FUN”-DAMENTALS
Basketball is a great game that teaches collaborative skills that students take with them beyond the court. Children of all skill levels will be introduced to the fundamentals of the game through engaging, team-oriented drills and games. In this fast-paced class, emphasis will be placed on developing team-building skills, good sportsmanship, and having FUN!
#111 UNPLUGGED MATH AND LITERACY GAMES
We will have fun while gaining confidence in mathematics and boosting our literacy skills. Students will sharpen their number sense, build math proficiency, increase vocabulary and improve reading and writing skills through games. Using a variety of board games, dice, and cards, your addition, subtraction, multiplication, as well as higher-level problem-solving skills will be strengthened. Games are a wonderful way to make friends and learn while having fun.
#112 GCCSR EXPLORATIONS: Gears, Circuits, Coding, Simple Machines & Hands-On Robotics
This class is for the curious-minded student and will provide a collaborative, hands-on experience exploring and creating various projects, with partners and teams, using Gears, Circuits, Coding, Simple machines, and Robotic exploration projects. Groups will collaborate and rotate, on a weekly basis in order to create unique inventions and share creative ideas. Your imagination will be challenged while having fun working together and thinking creatively.
#113 MASTERPIECE ART
Get your paintbrushes ready! Immerse yourself in the world of art! Join us and learn about the most famous artists of all time. Students will learn about the artists’ backgrounds and techniques. We will then use our skills to reproduce a variety of their greatest masterpieces.