Welcome to the Winter 2021 session of after-school enrichment opportunities! Even though classes are not meeting in person, many of these classes are fun and engaging ways for students to learn and engage in different areas of interests like cooking, art, dance, computer programing and engineering or to supplement the school day through history, math, languages, or book clubs.
This Winter 2021, we have several vendors offering some awesome after-school enrichment opportunities that are currently enrolling. At this time, we are not using Homeroom to enroll, so please visit individual resources for class and enrollment information. Any questions can be emailed to Mary-Elizabeth Robinson: email@example.com.
NASA: Academy of Future Space Explorers for grades 1st-5th
Either Mondays, Jan 25 thru March 22 (no class on 2/15), or Thursdays, Jan 28 thru March 25 (no class on 2/18)
$174 (discounted price until Jan 19), $209(regular price)
ATTENTION FUTURE ASTRONAUTS! Mad Science and NASA have teamed up to bring you the excitement and wonder of space in this new voyage of discovery! See the principles of thrust and propulsion at work in a real rocket launch! Explore the atmosphere on earth and beyond! Watch star dust burn, and journey through a galaxy as you investigate the life cycle of stars! Explore the farthest reaches of our solar system and create a lunar eclipse in this “mad” planetary tour! Probe the mysteries of meteors and bounce around satellite light as you learn about space phenomena! Experience the life of an astronaut as you prepare for space flight! This is an experience that is truly out of this world!
$174 (discounted price until Jan 19), $209(regular price)
GENERATION POUND® is a youth-oriented program where we use drumsticks to get active, fusing movement and music to improve focus, coordination, physical fitness and teamwork. By combining exercise and interactive activities, kids will learn new ways to explore movement, embrace their creativity and ROCK OUT—ultimately building strength, confidence and self-awareness. Learn more and sign-up through www.mariposadance.com/
ZUMBA® KIDS classes are high energy dance parties packed with specially choreographed, kid-friendly routines and global music that kids love. We focus on inspiring kids to express themselves through music, movement and play, and building their self-confidence while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. Learn more and sign-up through www.mariposadance.com/
Hummingbird Music SchoolWinter Session Group Classes
Piano Class Level 1 (ages 5-8) Mondays 3:00-4:00pm
Piano Class Level 1 (ages 9-12) Mondays 4:00-5:00pm
Piano Class Level 2 (ages 9-13) Mondays 5:00-6:00pm
Singing Class for Young Voices (ages 5-8) Tuesdays 3:00-4:00pm
Write Your First Song: Songwriting for Kids! (ages 8-12) Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Tween Vocal Class: Your Favorite Pop Songs (ages 9-12) Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm
Ukulele Class Level 1 (ages 5-8) Thursdays 3:00-4:00pm
Ukulele Class Level 1 (ages 9-12) Thursdays 4:00-5:00pm
Online Music Classes run for 10 weeks (January 11-March 26), once a week.
As always, class size is limited to ensure students receive individualized instruction and feedback.
Young Rembrandts Art Class for grades K-2 and 3-5Stimulate those brains! Screen time isn’t just watching TV – come draw with Young Rembrandts and get a full hour of developing vocabulary, fine motor skills and art techniques. Best thing? Each time your child takes a class, they will be walking away with a complete piece of artwork.Drawing & Cartooning with Young Rembrandts (Grades K-2)Wednesdays January 13 – March 24 3:00-4:00pm$143
African American/ Black Civil Rights History through the Lens of Children’s Literature, Part 1co-taught by Elise Levin-Güracar and Sharon LevinThis class starts with an overview of Black History in the United States, starting in the early 1600’s with a focus on the Civil War, the 14th Amendment, The Dred Scott Decision and Plessy v. Ferguson. Students will read the book Stamped byJason Reynolds and Ibram X. Kendi weekly, with support from detailed reading responses to learn about the history of racism in the United States. Each week, we will discuss what they have read, and learn more about lesser known individuals and events. Students will also read a picture book/ part of a chapter book each week (texts will be loaned from the instructors for students in the Bay Area, titles available for digital library loan will be recommended for students outside of the Bay Area) on a person or event related to the class topics. Students will reflect on features of the book that helped them learn, and will write their own book after conducting research on a person or event they are interested in. We will conclude in the 1960’s with the reading of March by John Lewis. Students will write their own book to share during the final class.Grade levels/ages: 6th-8th gradeDates and Time: 1/27-, Wednesdays 12-1:30PM PST (14 weeks, will run through May 5 or 12, we will try to align a Spring break with the school)Pricing: $550 (need based sliding scale available)
Rotating Middle School topicsWednesdays 10-11AM PSTEach month we will focus on a different topic in middle school math. Students will solve real-life and mathematical problems using algebraic expressions and equations; develop their own statistical research questions, collect, and represent their data; and explore the geometry of circles.Grade levels/ages: 6th-8thDates and Time: Wednesdays 10-11AM, monthly enrollment, first January class is 1/13Pricing: $40/class (need based sliding scale available)
Number SenseClass for upper elementary (4th/5th) that will be scheduled on Wednesdays based on student availability.In this class students will engage in puzzles, word problems, and games to develop their number sense. Number sense is defined as a “conceptual framework of number information that enables a person to understand numbers and number relationships and to solve mathematical problems that are not bound by traditional algorithms” (Bobis, 1996). Having a strong number sense supports student learning throughout their math careers. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
Starfire Education is offering a huge variety of small online classes from Kindergarten to 8th grade. To see what they have open for enrollment for Roy Cloud students, visit their registration page: https://starfireed.
The Starfire method encourages students to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through creative processes. Learning happens through discovery while doing projects in small classes of five students or less, led by an experienced and passionate STEAM teacher.
The Starfire way is fun, interesting, challenging, and rewarding. Starfire classes are delivered by a Starfire teacher, live over Zoom in our Virtual Classroom.
Another great option for enrichment classes is Outschool. They offer lots of online classes from lots of independent teachers from all over the country covering all kinds of topics and curriculum.
In a similar way, Homeroom is also offering a variety of classes taught by individual teachers (including Spanish classes!) you can find those here: https://www.homeroom.
1/19-3/23 Public Speaking-Confident Speakers & Writers
1/19-3/23 Young Master of Public Speaking and Writing
1/20-3/24 Public Speaking and Debate-Speaking and Writing Skills
1/21-3/25 Advanced Public Speaking and Debate Skills
1/21-3/25 Smart Money and Investing
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Questions and information can be directed to Mary-Elizabeth Robinson (email@example.com).