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Pinecrest School Northridge-Class Descriptions, Schedule AND Days Off
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The Premier Funtastic Fitness and Skill Development Program for Preschool Children. CLICK HERE or the Star above to learn more about our Fabulously Fun and  Educational  Programs.
If you have any questions, please Email CoachStu@att.net or call (818) 597-1550. 

ACTING/IMPROV (K-2nd) NEW 

Kids will have TONS OF FUN learning Acting Skills through theater games (e.g., the 5 senses game, imitating animate and inanimate objects, etc.) and improvisation (e.g., going on a field trip to the beach or zoo).  Other benefits of this class will include developing public speaking and communication skills, creativity, spontaneity and teamwork as well as teaching them to focus on "being in the moment".    The level of instruction will be based on the skills of the group. 
Min/Max:  6/12 

11 Thursdays: January 19-March 29, 2012 


ANIMAL EDVENTURES (K-5th) 
This Class will be like having the Discovery Channel right in the classroom.Students will enjoy this unique, hands-on, interactive experience featuring a variety of live animals, including different kinds of (non-poisonous) snakes, lizards, tortoises, frogs, bugs, spiders, birds and mammals. Students will be able to learn about and touch/hold these children friendly and safe to handle animals and participate in an art project relating to the animal(s) of the week. 

NEW and FUN  Animals will be introduced during this Session such as Atlantis (a Illigers Magaw), Bageera (a Bengal), Chaz (a Main Coon), Porkchop (a Piglet), Sage (an Eastern Timber Pup) and Twinkle (an African Grey). Students will also have the opportunity to help decide which other Animals will be brought to class during the session. Min/Max: 10/18 per class (a minimum of 20 total Students is required in order to teach these classes). 

9 Fridays, January 20-March 16, 2012 (No Days Off) 

BASKETBALL (Multiple Classes: K-1st and 2nd-5th) 
Kids will have TONS OF FUN while learning FUNDAMENTAL BASKETBALL SKILLS and beginning preparation to play Recreational Basketball for Fun, Leagues, etc. BASKETBALL SKILLS TO BE TAUGHT/REINFORCED INCLUDE: dribbling, passing, shooting, offense and defense. Benefits include developing movement skills, eye-hand coordination, enhancing self-confidence, learning teamwork, and improving concentration. The skills taught will be based on the level of each group. Mini-Games will be played. Min/Max: 6/10 

K-1st: 11   Tuesdays: January 17-March 27, 2012 (No Days Off) 

CHESS (K-5th) 

Learning and playing Chess will seem like fun and games to your children, but as they learn this game played by Kings, they will learn to focus and increase their concentration, build their memory and sequencing skills and enhance their problem solving skills; all are keys to their future academic success.  During this session, the kids will learn the FUNdamentals of Chess including some basic strategies.  Min/Max: 6/12 

11 Wednesdays; January 18-March 28, 2012 (No Days Off) 

GUITAR-BEGINNING (2ND-5TH) NEW 

Students will have a lot of Fun in this small group  learning Guitar and to play songs.  The class will include rhythm and percussion activities, an introduction to reading music, guitar chords and basic music theory.  Min/Max:  3/5 per class 

6 Mondays (January 23-March 12, 2012 (No Classes on Feb 13, 20)


GYMNASTICS (K-3rd) 
The Students will have TONS OF FUN as they learn a variety of Gymnastics skills We will teach/reinforce loco-motor skills and manipulative movements with instruction that includes rolls, cartwheels, basic balance and body awareness. Through this program, your child will develop their coordination skills, confidence, strength, flexibility, discipline, goal orientation, organization and creativity. These will serve as “stepping stones” as they progress into more advanced gymnastics and/or other sports. Min/Max: 6/10 

9 Mondays: January 23-March 26, 2012 (No Class on Feb 20) 

T-BALL (K) NEW 
Get Ready for Spring T-Ball/Baseball! 

If you are thinking about enrolling your child in a T-Ball League, this is a class for him/her.  Kids will have TONS OF FUN while learning T-Ball skills, as well as an introduction to and love for one of America’s favorite sports, Baseball.  We will teach/reinforce the basic skills including hitting, running the bases, throwing and fielding balls with and without gloves, as well as sportsmanship and basic rules of the game.  We utilize equipment designed for young children. Min/Max:  6/10 

11 Wednesdays, January 19-March 29, 2012 (No Days Off)