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Class Descriptions (K/TK & 1st-5th)
WISH Community School
5 Star Enrichment
PLEASE READ OUR 5 STAR ENRICHMENT CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
AND ANSWERS TO FAQs BELOW.
If you have any questions or suggestions about our 5 Star Enrichment Classes (and/or Camps or other Programs), please Email CoachStu@att.net or call 818-597-1550.
Math Tutoring will be available from 4:10 to 5:00 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays for grades 1st-5th. Please contact Stu at CoachStu@att.net or call 310-614-0022 for details and enrollment.
March 11-May 20, 2019
No Classes on April 1, 8, 15, 2019
New Instructor: This class is being taught by Natalie, a Credentialed Teacher who makes Creative Writing FUN.
Students will have a lot of FUN as they use their imagination and get creative while enhancing their Writing Skills. The class will be focused on learning about the elements of Fairy Tales (e.g., the characters, setting, fantasy, royalty, rule of 3, talking animals, magic, problem/ solution, a lesson, and happy endings). The class will start off by reading fairytales and writing similar ones where they can be creative. The class will include with writing their own fairy tale(s) that they will take home! Min/Max: 6/12
Multiple Classes: K/TK and 1st-5th
Instructor: Lego Marty and assisted by Kelsey
This Class will help your Child develop skills that will help to get him/her prepared to compete in the First Lego League and the WISH Robotics-Botball Teams
Students love to build & play with mechanized projects and structures that make their imaginations soar! Lego Engineering is a project-based program that teaches students the principles and methods of engineering, architecture and science using Lego! Students build exciting NEW projects each week. This Class will promote problem-solving skills, creativity, basic math concepts, self-reliance and self-confidence. And they have tons of fun while learning! The Projects will depend on the age and skill level of each group. Min/Max: 10/18 per Class for K/TK and 10/20 for 1st-5th.
READERS THEATER (K/TK)-NEW
Instructor: Natalie is a Credentialed Teacher who makes Reading FUN.
Students will have a lot of FUN as they enhance their Reading Skills! Readers Theatre combines reading practice and performing and/or working on STEM related project that relate to the story. The Goal for this Program is to improve reading fluency through repetitive readings of the text, increase expression while reading aloud and build comprehension. Since this class is geared towards TK and Kindergarten, the readings that the class will perform will be based on learning sight words and basic CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words they can read. The kids will retell classic stories such as “The Three Little Pigs” “Three Billy Goats Gruff”, and “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. Min/Max: 6/10
March 12-21, 2019
No Classes on April 9, 16, 2019
CERAMICS WITH MS. SOCHAR
AND WITH KELSEY ASSISTING
Multiple Classes (K/TK and 1st-5th)
Students will have a Lot of FUN creating both ceramic sculptures and functional art pieces. They will learn slab construction and hand building technique with water clay that is fired in a kiln, then glazed or painted. Kids will incorporate sculpture with their unique functional artworks. You can see some prior, completed Ceramics Projects from prior Sessions by CLICKING HERE. Includes all materials. Min/Max: 6/10 per Class
Multiple Classes: K/TK and 1st-5th
Instructor: Natalie is a Credentialed Teacher who makes Science FUN.
Students will learn Science while having lots of FUN along the way! Children will participate in hands-on, interactive, safe experiments while also learning the Scientific Method. Activities will include learning Chemistry (e.g., by making Slime, performing Bubble experiments and the Rusty Nail Experiment), Physics (e.g., Energy Experiments that will include Chemical Energy, Solar Energy, Mechanical Energy and Circuits as well as Gravity and Defying Gravity by making various paper airplanes) and more. During each Class, Students will:
1. Learn how to formulate a question that hopefully will be answered by the end of the experiment (which may take more than one day in some cases such as the Rusty Nail Experiment)
2. How to construct a hypothesis
3. How to test their hypothesis by doing an experiment
4. How to analyze the data and draw a conclusion
5. Share the results during class
Min/Max: For K/TK-6/10; For 1st-5th-6/12
Multiple Classes for K/TK and 1st-4th
New Instructor: Sam who makes Sports FUN
Students will have a lot of FUN and get increasingly fit as they learn and/or enhance their skills with Basketball and Soccer. The Skills to be taught/reinforced will include Dribbling, Passing and Shooting. Mini-Games will be played for FUN and to reinforce the concepts learned. Non-Competitive. Min/Max: 6/10
Basketball: Students will have a lot of FUN and get increasingly fit as they learn and/or enhance their skills with Basketball. The Skills to be taught/reinforced will include Dribbling, Passing and Shooting. Mini-Games will be played for FUN and primarily to reinforce the concepts learned. Depending on the Students who enroll, some of the games may get competitive. Min/Max: 6/12
March 6-May 22, 2019
No Classes on April 10, 17
Instructor: Mark, a Chess Master who makes learning Chess Fun for all ages.
We decided to offer Chess Classes just for the K/TK Students so that we can introduce them to the FUNdamentals of Chess, including the names of the pieces, how they move, to play games that will reinforce how they move, basic opening moves and strategies, etc. In addition to having FUN, benefits of these classes that will help with the Students future academic success include:
-Learning to focus and increase their concentration,
-Build their memory and sequencing skills
-Enhance their problem solving skills
New Instructor: London was a College Cheerleader who makes Gymnastics Classes FUN for Everyone. She will also be teaching Cheerleading on Fridays.
Students will have a Lot of FUN as they develop/enhance their loco-motor skills, manipulative movements and strength with instruction that includes rolls, cartwheels, jumping off of a Springboard, strength using Bars, balance using a Balance Beam and body awareness. Your Child will develop his/her 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. Skills taught will be based on the level of the group as each individual. Min/Max: 6/10
PHOTOGRAPHY WITH KELSEY
NOTE: If your 1st-5th Grade Child is enrolled with the Kindness Club, we will prorate your fees
Students will have a lot of FUN as they:
Min/Max: 6/12 for each class.
VISUAL ART MASTERS WITH
DRAWING, PAINTING & PHOTOGRAPHY WITH KELSEY
Multiple Classes: Kindergarten/TK
Give your children the Gift of enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence by unleashing their creativity and enhancing their fine motor skills.
Students will have a Lot of FUN as they are exposed to a variety of Art Masters and their artistic techniques, mediums, and famous artworks. Students will focus on drawing and painting while learning about color theory and composition. This is an excellent class for beginners to Intermediates, as students will become immersed in the world of fine art, build a wide range of skills, and learn a variety of ways to express themselves creatively, while learning about various Art Masters and the mediums that they used.
Projects for this Session will include:
- an Edgar Degas lesson with oil pastels as an intro to Impressionism
- an Andy Warhol lesson with markers as an intro to Pop Art
- seasonal projects for Spring and for St. Patrick’s Day.
Students will have their Works of Art "critiqued" in an informal and friendly way so that they have an opportunity to discuss their work and what it means to them, as well as to give our Instructor, Kelsey and their peers an opportunity to give compliments and positive feedback
If your 1st-5th Grade Child is enrolled with the Kindness Club, we will prorate your fees
Min/Max: 6/12 for each class.
VOLLEYBALL WITH NATALIE
Students will learn FUNdamental skills so they can play on a recreational Volleyball Team if they desire to do so. They will have TONS OF FUN while learning movement skills, eye-hand coordination, bumping, passing, spiking, serving and return of serve, rules and scoring. Additionally, offense and defense will taught with a focus on learning TEAMWORK. Min/Max: 6/12
March 7-May 23, 2019
Days Off: April 11, 18
CHESS WITH ROB
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 Students will learn the FUNdamentals of Chess including some basic strategies. For "Advanced Beginners" and "Intermediates", more rules and additional strategies will be taught, depending on the age and skill level of the group, including controlling the center of the Chess Board, Positioning and Tactics. Min/Max: 6/16
DANCE FOR FUN & FITNESS
BALLET, JAZZ, TAP & MORE) WITH KELSEY
Multiple Classes (K and 1st-3rd)
Students will "Get their Groove on", get a great workout and have TONS OF FUN as they learn the FUNdamentals of Ballet, Jazz, Tap and other movements while getting increasingly fit. They will Warm-up and Stretch at the beginning of each Class. They will learn to move to some favorite songs and learn choreographed routines to music created by favorite artists. In these classes, children will not stop jumping, clapping, turning and performing some of today’s most popular moves. Not only is this class a great workout, but it is a fun way for children to learn rhythm and coordination. They will put on a Mini-Performance on the last day of class to show off all of their cool grooves. Please wear Tennis Shoes. Min/Max: 6/12
FUN WITH MATH
New Instructor: This class will be taught by Natalie, a Credentialed Teacher who makes learning Math, FUN.
A strong foundation in Mathematics is important for all Students. This class will extend and enrich your child’s understanding of Math through FUN activities that promote a sense of numbers and mathematical reasoning based on California Math Standards. Activities will include Math games and other activities that teach and reinforce the basics of math vocabulary, the meaning of numbers, sequencing, money, adding and subtracting, problem solving, geometry, etc. This class is being taught by Natalie, a Credentialed Teacher who makes Science FUN. Min/Max: 6/10
BEGINNING SPANISH WITH EMILY
K/TK AND 1st-2nd
About the same beginning level as the Winter Session, but with New Words, Phases and Activities added
Students will learn Spanish, the FUN way; through a variety of interactive activities such as through art, music, movement, sports, storytelling and games, using an immersion model (as much as possible). They will learn vocabulary, phrases and grammar as they begin to converse in Spanish. The level of Spanish taught will depend on the age and skill level of the group as well as who enrolls (e.g., prior Students from the Winter Session and/or NEW Students.
March 8-May 17, 2019
No Classes on April 12, 19
ACTING/IMPROV WITH KELSEY
Students will have TONS OF FUN learning Acting Skills through theater games 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 age and skills of the group. Min/Max: 6/12
New Instructor: London was a College Cheerleader who makes Cheerleading Classes FUN for Everyone
Students will have TONS OF FUN learning FUNdamental Cheerleading Skills as well as choreographed dances and cheers on a bi-weekly basis. Cheerleading moves that the they will learn will include High V, Low V, T, etc. Skills that will be taught include Kicks, Jumps, Spirit and TEAMWORK. Benefits of the classes include enhancing memory and sequencing skills, preparation for more advanced cheerleading classes and becoming increasingly fit. The children will learn to warm-up and stretch at the beginning of each class. Min/Max: 6/10
5 STAR STEM
ENGINEERING & TINKERING WORKSHOP
Multiple Classes for Grades K/TK and 1st-3rd Grade
Students will have A LOT OF FUN learning various Engineering concepts as the build a variety of structures. They will develop their creative building skills and learn to follow basic plans as they are introduced to basic Math and Engineering concepts using building toys such as Lego/Bricks, Knex, Gear Sets, Circuit Sets and more. This Class will help them to develop their critical thinking skills and problem solving skills; and they will have FUN and a great learning experience. Min/Max: K/TK: 6/10 and 1st-5th: 6/12
MARTIAL ARTS WTH BELTS/STRIPES
MULTIPLE CLASSES: TK/K AND 1st-5th
NEW INSTRUCTOR: Lucas has a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and is an excellent Instructor who works well with Children, ages 4 to 10.
Students will enjoy learning the FUNdamentals of Martial Arts, including stance, punches, kicks and blocks. They will warm-up and stretch at the beginning of each class and cool down at the end of class. Emphasis will be placed on safety, the use of their new skills for self-defense only and respect. The benefits of these classes will include learning discipline and focus as well as enhanced self-confidence and self-esteem. The skills taught will depend on the level of the group. All Students will receive a White or Yellow Belt, etc. (depending on their level) and will be tested for their Stripes and increased Levels/Belts. Parents will be invited to the last day of class as the Students are being tested for their belts or stripes. The skills taught will depend on the age and skill level of the Group and Individuals.
Min/Max-K/TK-6/10; 1st-5th: 6/14
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RESPONSES TO FAQs
1. WHERE WILL THE 5 STAR ENRICHMENT CLASSES BE TAUGHT?
All of our Enrichment Classes will be taught on the WISH Charter/Orville Wright STEAM Magnet Middle School Campus. Students will be transferred to our Staff at a designated location after School is over (either in the K/TK Dismissal area or for 1st-5th, by the Wall with large La Ballona mural outside of the Kindergarten Rooms KB and KC).
2. HOW WILL MY KINDERGARTEN/TK CHILD KNOW WHERE TO GO FOR CLASSES AFTER SCHOOL IS OVER.
Either the Students K/TK Teacher will be picked up on our Enrichment Classroom or we will bring them to us at the La Ballona Mural after School is over. If they are in WLA Extended, then we will walk them there and have their Staff sign them out from us. They will stay with our Instructors during the entire class. We won't even allow them to walk to the bathrooms alone. Either our Instructor, his/her Assistant or our Coordinator will walk him/her there.
3. WHAT IS THE PROCECURE FOR SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT
Students will be "checked in" when they arrive; and we will do our best to find them if they don't. Our Procedure is that if we cannot account for them (e.g., if they didn't come to school due to sickness, etc.), then we will search for them for about 15-20 minutes; and then call his/her Parent to problem solve this.
PLEASE sign him/her out on our Sign-in/Sign-out Roster before leaving School (this is required, so please don't leave the campus with your Child before signing him/her out on our Sign-in/Sign-out Roster).
K/TK Parents/Guardians: Please pick up your Child up at the Class location our they may be near the wall with La Ballona Mural if their Class was on the Playground) after our Enrichment Classes are over.
1st-5th Grade Parents: Please pick up your Child at the Classroom/Playground or by the La Ballona Mural after Classes are over. They may be walked to the main WISH Charter gate if Parents are running late. Students will be required to stay inside the fence until you arrive.
We will walk WLA Extended Care Students back to their room after our Enrichment Classes are over.
If you need special arrangements during Pick-up, please Email CoachStu@att.net or call him at (818) 597-1550 at least 48 hours prior to your Child's Class.
4. WHY SHOULD YOUR CHILD PARTCIPATE IN OUR SPORTS AND OTHER ENRICHMENT CLASSES
As you probably know, WISH Community School Students in 4th-8th grade have the opportunity to participate on WISH Charter Teams for Sports, Cheerleading, etc. that are involved with the FIYA League
We offer a wide range of Sports and Skill Development Classes through our After-School Enrichment Programs that will help your child to learn/enhance his/her FUNdamental Sports Skills with some limited competition that will help them to get prepared to participate in competitive sports such as with the FIYA League. We offer Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, T-Ball, Tennis as well as FUN Fitness & Skill Development Classes that should help Students to develop their Speed, Agility, Stamina and Sports Skills. We also offer Cheerleading Classes that are FUN and should also help prepare the Students for the WISH-FIYA Cheerleading Teams. We look forward to working with your Children to develop these skills in K/TK through 3rd Grade so that they can enhance their Skills and Self-Confidence with respect to Sports and so that they can be as competitive as possible when participating in Sports Leagues like the FIYA League.
Our other Enrichment Classes also help Parents to achieve a few Goals for their Children such as:
a. It will help them to develop a Well-Rounded Education
b. Students who participate in a wide range of Enrichment Programs including Sports, Fitness, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Semi-Academic and other Programs during their Elementary and Middle School Years have the opportunity to learn what they enjoy and may find the activities that they are passionate about.
c. Our Classes are designed to be Skill Development oriented and FUN
d. Because all of our Classes are taught on the School's Campus, it is a great convenience for Parents since they are offered after the school day is over.
e. All of our Staff have been fingerprinted and cleared by the FBI and DOJ and so they are safe to work with Children.
f. We have trained our Staff on various Safety Procedures to ensure your Child's Safety, which is our highest priority
If you have any questions, please Email CoachStu@att.net
or call (818) 597-1550
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