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ELEMENTARY CLASSES

2020 classes will be posted in February 2020.


Below is a sample offering for students entering grades TK-5 from LAST SUMMER.

Class descriptions are also available in pdf  and you can find an enrollment worksheet here.

SUMMER 2019 CLASSES

For our younger elementary students, we have full-morning classes so that students entering TK, K, Grade 1 and even Grade 2 can stay in one class all morning.

For our older elementary students, they will be able to select classes for each of three periods so they can build a program that most appeals to them!

NOTE: all classes will run subject to enrollment. If a class is cancelled due to lack of enrollment, you will be contacted. Instructors are not guaranteed and may be switched without notice.

>>FULL-MORNING PROGRAM  8:30am to 12:30pm<<


#010  AN ANIMAL A DAY

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) & Kindergarten

Join our summer safari as we travel through oceans, jungles, forests and farms to meet an animal a day. We will practice letters and sounds, counting and patterns, and learn about animal habitats as we circle the globe to find some animal friends. On the way we will explore reading, writing, math, science, social studies, cooking, sculpting, painting, puppets and music to learn fun facts about the animal world!

Elayne Borenstein


#020  KINDERMASTERS

Kindergarten

If you are excited and ready for Kindergarten learning, then this is the class for YOU! We will have fun with letters and sounds, review sight words and make fun projects, including kooky crafts and quicky, snicky snacks. Literacy-rich activities, phonemic awareness, reading, writing and social science activity centers will be part of our daily routine.

David Petrilyak


#030  1,2,3…READY, SET, READ!

Grades K-1

Play, explore and learn! Children will have a blast exploring daily literacy activities while improving their developing literacy skills through art, imaginative play, exciting crafts and interactive read-alouds. We will focus on phonics and phonemic awareness, touch on creative writing, and play age-appropriate games that promote confidence. We will be learning and having fun at the same time!

Pat Proft


#040  INSPIRED BY NATURE

Grades K-1

Experience the wonders of nature through hands-on explorations, guided observations and inspired art projects. We will celebrate the outside world through a wide variety of literature, art, music, songs and age-appropriate games. Join us as we explore nature while having fun!

Liz Franchi


#050  BOOK COOKS

Grades K-1

Book Cooks will whet the physical and mental appetites of young readers. We will spend 3 to 4 days diving into a new book, studying the story elements, focusing on vocabulary and writing a response. We will then finish the book with a culminating cooking activity that aligns with the story! We will focus primarily on fiction titles at a variety of reading levels to engage all students as we feed our brains and our bellies!

Jamie McClung


#060  EXPLORATIONS IN MATH, ART AND LITERACY

Grades K-1

Explore “FUN”-damental math concepts, express yourself as an artist and learn to LOVE reading and writing! Dig into foundational math ideas such as counting, geometry, place value and early problem-solving. Join us as we explore multiple-media art. Delight in poetry, fiction and non-fiction books as we use these texts to mentor our journey through introductory writing experiences in a variety of genres. Come join the fun!

Stefanie Mathewson & 


#070  PRIMARY OCEANOGRAPHY

Grades 1-2

This very popular class is back for another year! Taught by a team of three experienced primary teachers, this course is an in-depth study of sea life. You will attend research trips to the library and the Santa Monica Pier and even have visits from real marine scientists, all in order to gather knowledge and have hands-on experiences with sea life. You will be encouraged to apply your knowledge of sea life in a variety of activities: sea life stories, sea life riddles, pop-up books, and under-the-sea murals, just to name a few! Math and science will be integrated throughout the program. Teachers will adjust instruction to challenge and motivate the individual learning needs of all students. Don’t miss out on the fun!

Tiffany Estrada, Emma Fujiwara & Rebecca Urias 

>>PERIOD I  |  8:30am-9:40am<<


#101  MAKE A PLACE FOR A MAKER-SPACE

Grades 2-3

Do you like to tinker? Do you like to invent and create new things? 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!

Lori Alexander & Carl Avitia-Witt


#102  BASKETBALL FOR BEGINNERS

Grades 2-3

This class welcomes all beginners who want to learn the fundamentals of basketball by working on their skills through drills, while learning to defend and scrimmage each other. Students will also learn teamwork and good sportsmanship, and stay fit at the same time!

Paul Kumasaka


#103  EVERYDAY MUSICAL PATTERNS – JUST BEAT IT!

Grades 2-4

From Mozart to MC Hammer, students will listen to music from various eras and learn about the elements of sound. We will tie together patterns, silence and sounds while creating art inspired by the various composers and their music. Together we will explore the connectedness between science, math and art. Join us for a fantastic listening and artistic experience!

Jennifer Mack

 

#104  LET’S DANCE

Grades 2-5

Come and dance with us! We’ll make your “Hands Clap” because Westside’s finest dancers never fail to impress. You will experience the power of creative dance while developing confidence, problem-solving, perseverance and collaboration. Dancers will choreograph and perform their creations. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Come join us for summer fun and show your moves. Let’s dance!

Linda Brown


#105  STORIES THAT POP UP!

Grades 2-5

Express yourself with words and 3-D pop-ups. Awaken the creative writer and artist within you! Once you learn the basic steps for making pop-ups, using all kinds of crafty materials, you can create your own designs. Use your imagination in new ways to illustrate and illuminate your stories using crafty materials. Write better paragraphs with captivating details that actually jump off the page. Have fun improving your essential writing skills. Our summer session will culminate with a WRITERS AND ARTISTS SHOWCASE for families to attend. Freedom of expression is your key to Stories That Pop Up!

Ila Sender


#106  BRICKS 4 KIDZ

Grades 2-5

In this class, you will learn, build and play with LEGO® bricks, and be introduced to basic principles of architecture and engineering, building self-confidence while having fun. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers will lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach STEM concepts and be fun-centric across a variety of subject areas. Themes will include models from Super Heroes®, architecture and engineering, Transformers®, Star Wars® space travel, natural science and geography. Join us for building and learning fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz


#107  AMAZING ART

Grades 2-5

Join this class to learn about the seven elements of art design: line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space. You will observe and discuss how famous and contemporary artists used these basic concepts of art design in their works. You will incorporate a variety of materials in your projects, including crayon, marker, paint, pastels, pipe cleaners and paper. You will express yourself and have fun while creating your own personal drawings, paintings, collages, weavings and sculptures. Be an artistic star  ̶̶  join us and make Amazing Art!

Stephanie Neumann


#108  MATH GAME MANIA

Grades 2-5

Enrich your math skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, number sense, money and problem-solving. You will also improve your critical thinking while playing with dice, cards and math puzzles. Fridays are Math Mania days, where we play any of the games we have learned. The class ends with designing your own board game. Improve your math skills while having fun!

Rosio Medina


#109  PE FUN IN THE SUMMER

Grades 2-5

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 district-wide 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.

Tony Murphy


#110  DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Grades 3-5

Are you a creatively-minded, tech-savvy kid looking for tons of fun? Join us and you’ll be given an opportunity to learn and master the art of storytelling using animation technology, storyboards and digital tools that bring your stories to life! Come work in collaborative, story-interest groups and use iPads, iPods, desktop computers and digital cameras to perfect and publish your work. Stories will also be produced using clay, a variety of art materials, LEGOS®, still-life props and green screen. You will receive a flash drive or CD containing your stories, creations and productions to take home to share and enjoy. Are you ready to be a digital star? 

Deborah Talbott

 

Note: This class is for any child already tech-minded with some experience using technology.


#111  THE WONDERS OF READING

Grades 3-5

Children will recapture their love of reading! Each student will be immersed in reading “just right” books and engage in book-related projects guaranteed to help reading comprehension flourish. Our daily activities will involve author studies, the use of sketch books to capture mental images while reading, creating book jackets and posters, book talks and podcasts. Join us and get lost in reading!

Paula Flynn


#112  INTRODUCTION TO TENNIS

Grades 3-5

This class is an introductory course that teaches you the basics of tennis. It is designed for children who have yet to play tennis or who recently began the sport. We will focus on the basics, such as proper grip, strokes, racquet control, ball control, body control, movement and footwork, forehand, backhand and volley. As skills progress, students will use modified nets and court dimensions to play their way towards rally games and learn how to keep score. An appropriately sized racquet will be provided for you.

Jeremy Munson


#113 & #213  ACTING-DRAMA

**This is a 2-period class.**

Grades 3-5

Students will be provided acting workbooks with simple scripts, focusing on developing imagination, elocution and improvisation, as well as one- and two-act plays for memorization and performance. During our time together, students will develop stage presence, speaking and movement skills, and memorize lines and perform at least two short plays during our final week. Students will also design and create their own scenery backdrops for their plays.

Faron Isom


#114  FUN MATH GAMES

Grades 3-5

We will have fun while gaining confidence in mathematics. You will sharpen your number sense and build math proficiency while playing a variety of board games requiring addition, subtraction and multiplication, as well as higher-level problem-solving skills. Come have fun with math!

Christine Brewer 


#115  CODING CHALLENGE WITH OLLIE AND DASH

Grades 3-5

Get into the driver’s seat! Put your coding skills to the test. Code Ollie and Dash robots to program tricks, navigate obstacles and follow your creative commands! You will have fun while learning and problem-solving, using a coding app on an iPad and watching your virtual coding come to life. 

Kazuki Uema


#116  CHESS CHAMPIONS

Grades 4-5

Did you know that there are more possible chess games than atoms in 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.

Gerardo Rodriguez


#117  CULTURE CLUB

Grades 4-5

Let’s “travel” together and learn about a variety of different people, places and cultures during our five-week summer journey. We will be world travelers as we unpack and explore Mexico, England, Australia, Canada and Jamaica through art, culture, music, language, geography, sports and sampling delicious cuisines. All aboard for a wonderful journey!

Audra Radcliffe

 

NOTE: Foods served are often non-gluten free and may contain animal products. Parents of children with severe allergies are cautioned.

 


>>PERIOD II  |  9:55am - 11:05am<<


#201  MAKE A PLACE FOR A MAKER-SPACE

Grades 2-4

Do you like to tinker? Do you like to invent and create new things? 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!

Lori Alexander & Carl Avitia-Witt


#202  NATURE-MADE ART

Grades 2-4

It’s not just another pile of sticks! Students will express themselves by creating art from found materials. We will explore a different art form each week by transforming materials discovered on campus nature walks into sculptures, pictures and mobiles. The environmental impact of trash on nature will be addressed, as well as the responsibility we have for the care of our planet. 

Jennifer Mack


#203 & #303  SUMMER ADVENTURE THEATER COMPANY

**This is a 2- period class.**

Grades 2-5

Students will form a Summer Adventure Theater Company to produce and star in a series of scenes from popular children’s shows. We will make our own props, posters and programs and coordinate costumes. You will learn stage terminology and how to break down a script as an actor and as the producer, as you experience the rehearsal process from both onstage and backstage. All students will have a speaking role. We will present an informal performance for parents during the last week of Summer Adventure.

Christine Brewer


#204  LET’S DANCE

Grades 2-5

Come and dance with us!  We’ll make your “Hands Clap” because Westside’s finest dancers never fail to impress. You will experience the power of creative dance while developing confidence, problem-solving, perseverance and collaboration. Dancers will choreograph and perform their creations. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Come join us for summer fun and show your moves. Let’s dance!

Linda Brown


#205  STORIES THAT POP UP!

Grades 2-5

Express yourself with words and 3-D pop-ups. Awaken the creative writer and artist within you! Once you learn the basic steps for making pop-ups, using all kinds of crafty materials, you can create your own designs. Use your imagination in new ways to illustrate and illuminate your stories using crafty materials. Write better paragraphs with captivating details that actually jump off the page. Have fun improving your essential writing skills. Our summer session will culminate with a WRITERS AND ARTISTS SHOWCASE for families to attend. Freedom of expression is your key to Stories That Pop Up!

Ila Sender


#206  BRICKS 4 KIDZ

Grades 2-5

In this class, you will learn, build, and play with LEGO® bricks, and be introduced to basic principles of architecture and engineering, building self-confidence while having fun. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers will lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach STEM concepts and be fun-centric across a variety of subject areas. Themes will include models from Super Heroes®, architecture and engineering, Transformers®, Star Wars® space travel, natural science and geography. Join us for building and learning fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz


#207  AMAZING ART

Grades 2-5

Join this class to learn about the seven elements of art design: line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space. You will observe and discuss how famous and contemporary artists used these basic concepts of art design in their works. You will incorporate a variety of materials in your projects, including crayon, marker, paint, pastels, pipe cleaners and paper. You will express yourself and have fun while creating your own personal drawings, paintings, collages, weavings and sculptures. Be an artistic star  ̶̶  join us and make Amazing Art!

Stephanie Neumann

 

#208  HEROES, MONSTERS AND MYTHS

Grades 2-5

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!

Rosio Medina

 

#209  PE FUN IN THE SUMMER

Grades 2-5

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 district-wide 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.

Tony Murphy


#210  CHESS CHAMPIONS

Grades 3-4

Did you know that there are more possible chess games than atoms in 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.

Gerardo Rodriguez


#211  CULTURE CLUB

Grades 3-4

Let’s “travel” together and learn about a variety of different people, places and cultures during our five week summer journey.  We will be world travelers as we unpack and explore Mexico, England, Australia, Canada and Jamaica through art, culture, music, language, geography, sports and sampling delicious cuisines. All aboard for a wonderful journey!

Audra Radcliffe


NOTE: Foods served are often non-gluten free and may contain animal products. Parents of children with severe allergies are cautioned.


#212  PLAY BALL

Grades 3-5

This intermediate class is for all basketball players wishing to polish their skills by participating in team scrimmages. Learn the value of teamwork, sportsmanship, skill drills and face strong competition while having fun. Let’s play ball!

Paul Kumasaka


#113 & #213  ACTING-DRAMA

**This is a two 2-period class.**

Grades 3-5

Students will be provided acting workbooks with simple scripts, focusing on developing imagination, elocution and improvisation, as well as one- and two-act plays for memorization and performance. During our time together, students will develop stage presence, speaking and movement skills, and memorize lines and perform at least two short plays during our final week. Students will also design and create their own scenery backdrops for their plays.

Faron Isom


#214  THE WONDERS OF READING

Grades 3-5

Children will recapture their love of reading! Each student will be immersed in reading “just right” books and engage in book-related projects guaranteed to help reading comprehension flourish. Our daily activities will involve author studies, the use of sketch books to capture mental images while reading, creating book jackets and posters, book talks and podcasts. Join us and get lost in reading!

Paula Flynn


#215  INTRODUCTION TO TENNIS

Grades 3-5

This class is an introductory course that teaches you the basics of tennis. It is designed for children who have yet to play tennis or who recently began the sport. We will focus on the basics, such as proper grip, strokes, racquet control, ball control, body control, movement and footwork, forehand, backhand and volley. As skills progress, students will use modified nets and court dimensions to play their way towards rally games and learn how to keep score. An appropriately sized racquet will be provided for you.

Jeremy Munson


#216  FINGERS WARM UP AND WORK OUT!

Grades 3-5

Ready, set, TYPE! Get your “digits” ready by learning how to position your fingers, sit with proper posture and learn to type. You will strengthen your digital knowledge through a mixture of keyboarding exercises and multi-subject games.  Students will also learn how to find fun, safe and grade-appropriate academic games that will keep them motivated, challenged and learning at the same time. Weekly incentives will be provided to motivate students and encourage goal-setting and achievement. During our final week, students will receive a trophy and certificate to recognize and congratulate their individual achievement.

Deborah Talbott


#217  BUY OR SELL? STOCK MARKET SIMULATION

Grades 4-5

If someone gave you $150,000, what would you do with it? In this fast-paced class, you will team up to learn about the stock market and create a personal investment portfolio. Each team will virtually invest $150,000 in various stocks, while learning to track the progress of their investments using a variety of math skills. You will examine and monitor your profits and losses to determine if you should buy or sell, while reinforcing your math skills and having fun. Instruction will be adjusted to challenge and motivate the individual learning needs of all students. 

Kazuki Uema

 

>>PERIOD III  |  11:20am - 12:30pm<<

 

#301  CULTURE CLUB

Grades 2-3

Let’s “travel” together and learn about a variety different people, places and cultures during our five-week summer journey. We will be world travelers as we unpack and explore Mexico, England, Australia, Canada and Jamaica through art, culture, music, language, geography, sports and sampling delicious cuisines. All aboard for a wonderful journey!

Audra Radcliffe


NOTE: Foods served are often non-gluten free and may contain animal products.  Parents of children with severe allergies are cautioned.


#302  CHESS CHAMPIONS

Grades 2-3

Did you know that there are more possible chess games than atoms in 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.

Gerardo Rodriguez

 

#203 & #303  SUMMER ADVENTURE THEATER COMPANY

**This is a 2-period class**

Grades 2-5

Students will form a Summer Adventure Theater Company to produce and star in a series of scenes from popular children’s shows. We will make our own props, posters and programs and coordinate costumes. You will learn stage terminology and how to break down a script as an actor and as the producer, as you experience the rehearsal process from both onstage and backstage. All students will have a speaking role. We will present an informal performance for parents during the last week of Summer Adventure.

Christine Brewer


#304  FABLES AND FRIENDS – DRAMA AND WRITING

Grades 2-4

If a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush, this creative class is one to hold on to! During each of our five weeks together, students will explore a different classic tale and moral from Aesop’s Fables, followed by imaginative play to determine their own personal spin on the story. Each student will create handmade books summarizing their storytelling. These keepsake books will reinforce the practical skill of self-publishing and the pride that follows when sharing their creativity with others. 

Jennifer Mack


#305  LET’S DANCE

Grades 2-5

Come and dance with us! We’ll make your “Hands Clap” because Westside’s finest dancers never fail to impress. You will experience the power of creative dance while developing confidence, problem-solving, perseverance and collaboration. Dancers will choreograph and perform their creations. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Come join us for summer fun and show your moves. Let’s dance!

Linda Brown


#306  HEROES, MONSTERS AND MYTHS

Grades 2-5

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!

Rosio Medina


#307  AMAZING ART

Grades 2-5

Join this class to learn about the seven elements of art design: line, shape, texture, color, value, form and space. You will observe and discuss how famous and contemporary artists used these basic concepts of art design in their works. You will incorporate a variety of materials in your projects, including crayon, marker, paint, pastels, pipe cleaners and paper. You will express yourself and have fun, while creating your own personal drawings, paintings, collages, weavings and sculptures. Be an artistic star  ̶̶  join us and make Amazing Art!

Stephanie Neumann


#308  BASKETBALL SKILLS FOR THRILLS!

Grades 2-5

Come learn essential basketball skills and fundamentals while making new friends! We will start with practice drills, then play games that reinforce teamwork, while promoting a positive attitude and sportsmanship. Rules, hustling, encouragement and FUN will be emphasized. We will use age-appropriate basketballs and courts. Basketball is a great sport that you can enjoy for a lifetime!

Tony Murphy


#309  BRICKS 4 KIDZ

Grades 2-5

In this class, you will learn, build, and play with LEGO® bricks, and be introduced to basic principles of architecture and engineering, building self-confidence while having fun. Bricks 4 Kidz teachers will lead a discussion related to that day’s model, using materials designed by educators to teach STEM concepts and be fun-centric across a variety of subject areas. Themes will include models from Super Heroes®, architecture and engineering, Transformers®, Star Wars® space travel, natural science and geography. Join us for building and learning fun!

Bricks 4 Kidz


#310  BUY OR SELL?  STOCK MARKET SIMULATION

Grades 3-4

If someone gave you $150,000, what would you do with it? In this fast-paced class, you will team up to learn about the stock market and create a personal investment portfolio. Each team will virtually invest $150,000 in various stocks, while learning to track the progress of their investments using a variety of math skills. You will examine and monitor your profits and losses to determine if you should buy or sell, while reinforcing your math skills and having fun. Instruction will be adjusted to challenge and motivate the individual learning needs of all students. 

Kazuki Uema


#311  WONDROUS WORDS

Grades 3-5

Calling all writers! Publish your own book! Students will be introduced to varying genres of writing, such as memoir, realistic fiction and fantasy. We will examine mentor texts, then choose one of the three genres to work through the writing process of collecting seed ideas, planning, draft writing, revising, editing and illustrating. Each student will publish his/her own book!

Paula Flynn


#312  INTERMEDIATE TENNIS

Grades 3-5

Can you keep a rally going and keep score? If the answer is yes, then you are ready for this intermediate tennis class.  Students will focus on hitting with spin, both topspin and slice, continental serve grip to master the spin serve, lobs, drop shots and overall game strategies. The tennis balls, nets and court dimensions will be modified to facilitate successful rallying. Most importantly, we will focus on sportsmanship while having FUN! Come join us! Please bring your racquet. If you don’t have one, an appropriately sized racquet will be provided for you.

Jeremy Munson


#313  CREATIVE WRITING ILLUSTRATED

Grades 3-5

Students will express their writing creativity and visual skills through guided instruction for writing short stories, such as mysteries, fantasies, adventures and poetry. We will follow the four-step process of drafting, editing, revising and final edition. Illustrations to enhance each story and poem will be encouraged. Students will produce a portfolio of completed works to share with family and friends.

Faron Isom


#314  GCCSR EXPLORATIONS: Gears, Circuits, Coding, Simple Machines & Robots

Grades 3-5

This class will provide a collaborative, hands-on experience creating various projects, with partners and teams, using Gears, Circuits, Coding, Simple machines and Robotic materials. Groups will collaborate and rotate, on a weekly basis, to create unique inventions utilizing one of the five components. Your imagination will be challenged while having fun working together and thinking creatively. 

Deborah Talbott


#315  THE MAGIC OF NUMBERS

Grades 3-5

Have you heard about the greatest number ever discovered? Do you know the trick with 9s? Improve your basic math skills beyond your grade level, using a variety of fun math activities. Challenge yourself to figure out math puzzles using logic and reasoning. We will practice mental math and computation, use critical-thinking skills, play dice games, play money math, solve algebra problems and engage in math art projects and games. You may choose to do class activities with partners or in small groups. Strengthen your confidence in problem-solving as you apply your knowledge to create your own math game board. The Mathematical Mystery Tour is waiting to take you to The Magic of Numbers!

Ila Sender


#316  WELCOME, ALL SOCCER PLAYERS!

Grades 3-5

This class welcomes all beginning, intermediate and advanced players. Have fun interacting in skills drills, passing, dribbling and scoring lots of goals. Enjoy playing soccer while learning teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as getting some exercise. Improve your soccer skills and have fun at the same time!

Paul Kumasaka


#317  MAKE A PLACE FOR A MAKER-SPACE

Grades 4-5

Do you like to tinker? Do you like to invent and create new things? 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!

Lori Alexander & Carl Avitia-Witt