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Class Descriptions (K/TK & 1st-5th)

Class Descriptions (K/TK & 1st-5th)

WISH Community School
5 Star Enrichment


AFTER SCHOOL CLASSES
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Spring 2018 Session

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.

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SPRING CLASSES BEGIN ON TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018

MONDAYS-9 CLASSES
March 12-May 21, 2018
No Classes on December March 26, April 2, 2018


 BASKETBALL
(Multiple Classes:  Kindergarten/TK


Get your Child prepared early to play on the WISH-FIYA or other League Basketball Teams, starting in the 4th Grade.  Students will have a Lot of FUN as they improve their Basketball skills.  This Basketball class focuses on solid individual player fundamentals and organized team play.   All students participate in athletic basketball drills that will enhance their skills; and they will play organized Mini-Games will be played to reinforce skills and rules.   Drills and lessons will consist of dribbling, shooting, passing, team strategy and SPORTSMANSHIP! 
NOTE:  If your K/TK Child hasn't developed his/her skills yet (e.g., Dribbling), then we will teach them).  Min/Max:  6/10
 
 BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL
(1st-3rd)


Get your Child prepared early to play on the WISH-FIYA or other League Basketball and/or Volleyball Teams, starting in the 4th Grade

BASKETBALL CLASSES:  Students will have a Lot of FUN as they improve their Basketball skills.  This Basketball class focuses on solid individual player fundamentals and organized team play.   All students participate in athletic basketball drills that will enhance their skills; and they will play organized Mini-Games to reinforce skills and rules.   Drills and lessons will consist of dribbling, shooting, passing, team strategy and SPORTSMANSHIP! 
 

VOLLEYBALL CLASSES:  Students 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

YOGA-N-SPANISH
Multiple Age Groups:  K/TK and 1st-5th
 
Our Yoga-n-Spanish Classes will be an introduction to 2 Classes in one:  We will introduce your Children to Yoga and they will be taught in both English and Spanish (about 50% each language).  Yoga is an excellent form of non-competitive exercise.  Kids will have TONS OF FUN as they are guided through Yoga practice designed to stimulate their growing minds and bodies.  They will increase their flexibility, balance and coordination while learning Yoga stretches and positions in addition to learning to relax and concentrate.  Their imagination will be stimulated as they shape their bodies into mammals, mountains and trees, etc. 
Min/Max:  K/TK:  6/10; 1st-5th Grades:  6/12.
 

LEGO ENGINEERING &  ROBOTICS WITH NEW PROJECTS
(K/TK)


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.


Lego Engineering & Robotics brings together thousands of Lego parts, a master Lego instructor and the imagination of your Lego engineer. The result is an explosion of engineering creativity and fun! Lego engineers build awesome projects powered by electric motors, springs or human power, including Mini-Bots from the future, battle tanks, cable cars that glide through the air and Worrier Quad-Bots. All projects teach engineering principles while promoting creativity, problem-solving skills and self-confidence. Project-lessons are selected in accordance with the age, skill level and interests of each group.  Min/Max:  10/18
 
 
LEGO ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE
WITH NEW PROJECTS
(1st-5th)


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.

Lego Engineering & Architecture brings together thousands of Lego parts, a master Lego instructor and the imagination of your Lego engineer. The result is an explosion of creativity and fun! Lego engineers build awesome robotic and architectural projects that may include alien Mini-Bots, cloud-piercing supertowers, cable cars that glide through the air, medieval draw bridges and Worrier Quad-Bots. All projects teach engineering principles while promoting creativity, problem-solving skills and self-confidence. Project-lessons are selected in accordance with the age, skill level and interests of each group. Min/Max:  10/20
  

AFTER GAP OR
AFTER THE ABOVE CLASSES ON MONDAYS

K/TK Students

This Program is designed for those Families who would like their Children to continue taking Enrichment Classes at WISH Charter after School until 4:05 pm (e.g. if they have an older sibling who is going to be participating in our Enrichment Classes from 3:05-4:05 OR if they are in GAP and would like to be able to pick their K/TK and 1st-5th Grade Sibling at the Same Time.
Parents can enroll their K/TK Child in our Yoga-n-Spanish Classes from 3:05-4:05 pm (and we will supervise them from 2:55 to 3:05 pm).
 
TUESDAYS-10 or 11 CLASSES (depends on the Class)
For Musical Theater:  March 6-May 29, 2018
For Tennis, Soccer and T-Ball:  March 6-May 22, 2018
No Classes on March 27, April 3


MUSICAL THEATER (LET'S PUT ON A PLAY)
Multiple Classes:  K/TK and 1st-3rd


Students will have Tons of FUN as they Sing their favorite Musical Theater tunes and learn Dance Choreography for their chosen show that the Students will create with our Instructor.   Parents will be invited to attend a Mini-Performance on the last class.  The Play will be determined by the Students and will be influenced by their age and skill level.  Min/Max  K/TK-6/10; 1st-3rd:  6/12



SPORTS:  TENNIS, SOCCER & T-BALL
(K/TK)


Students will have A LOT OF FUN as they learn and enhance their skills so that they can play Tennis, Soccer and T-Ball.
-SOCCER classes, Students will learn dribbling, passing and shooting, as well as rules and scoring.  
-T-BALL classes, they will learn and enhance their skills, including throwing, fielding, running the bases and hitting.  
-TENNIS:  They will learn Forehand, Backhand and Volleys using Age Appropriate Racquets and using a Portable Net that gets set up on the Playground.  Safety will be emphasized so that no one will get hit accidentally by Racquets.
 
For each Sport, they  will learn teamwork and good sportsmanship as they play mini-games that are designed to help the Students learn the games.  This is a skill development class and not competitive. Min/Max:  6/10
 
 
TENNIS AND SLOW PITCH BASEBALL
(1st-3rd)

-SLOW PITCH BASEBALL:  They will learn and enhance their skills, including throwing, fielding, running the bases and hitting.
-TENNIS:  They will learn Forehand, Backhand and Volleys using Age Appropriate Racquets and using a Portable Net that gets set up on the Playground.  Safety will be emphasized so that no one will get hit accidentally by Racquets.  Min/Max:  6/12

AFTER GAP OR AFTER THE ABOVE CLASSES ON TUESDAYS
K/TK Students

This Program is designed for those Families who would like their K/TK Children to continue taking Enrichment Classes at WISH Charter after School until 4:05 pm (e.g. if they have an older sibling who is going to be participating in our Enrichment Classes from 3:05-4:05 OR if they are in GAP and would like to be able to pick their K/TK and 1st-5th Grade Sibling at the Same Time.
Parents can enroll their K/TK Child in our Musical Theater Classes  from 3:05-4:05 pm (and we will supervise them from 2:55 to 3:05 pm).
 

 
WEDNESDAYS-11 CLASSES
(1st-5th)
March 7-May 30, 2018 (No Classes on March 28, April 4)

 
Sports or Visual Arts Classes ON OPPOSITE WEDNESDAYS FROM THE KINDNESS CLUB WITH ABOUT A 50% DISCOUNT with 50% of the Classes for the following 6 Wednesdays:  March 14, 28, April 11, 25, May 9, 23, 2018. As you may know, the Kindness Club meet with Ms. Murphy every other Wednesday.  Two Parents suggested that we might offer some Classes on the Every Other Wednesday when Kindness Club is not meeting.  So we created this program with Fees only for the 6 Classes on every other Wednesday when the Kindness Club is NOT meeting.  Students can enroll in eithier our Sports (Basketball or Flag Football Classes OR our Visual Arts  Classes).  Min/Max:  6/12 for each class.
 
BASKETBALL AND FLAG FOOTBALL
Multiple Age Groups:  K/TK and 1st-3rd
 
Students will have A LOT OF FUN as they learn and enhance their skills so that they can play Basketball and Flag Football:
 
-BASKETBALL:  Get your Child prepared early to play on the WISH-FIYA or other League Basketball Teams, starting in the 4th Grade.  Students will have a Lot of FUN as they improve their Basketball skills.  This Basketball class focuses on solid individual player fundamentals and organized team play.   All students participate in athletic basketball drills that will enhance their skills; and they will play organized Mini-Games will be played to reinforce skills and rules.   Drills and lessons will consist of dribbling, shooting, passing, team strategy and SPORTSMANSHIP! 
-FLAG FOOTBALL:  Students will have TONS OF FUN while enhancing their skills to play Flag Football.  Skills to be taught include passing, receiving, blocking and punting, with a focus on developing strategies, plays, teamwork, rules and scoring.  They will develop their Flag Pulling Skills with games like Capture the Flag and Color Wars. 
 
They will learn to warm-up and stretch at the beginning of each class.  Benefits including enhancing eye-hand coordination, movement and teamwork skills while becoming increasingly fit.

NOTE:  If your K/TK Child hasn't developed his/her skills yet (e.g., Dribbling), then we will teach them).  Min/Max:  6/10
 

INSPIRED MINDS: STEM 1
Science & Engineering

1st-3rd Grade


Students will have a lot of FUN as they are introduced to the Scientific Method whee they will develop and test their Hypotheses.   They will work on Projects using a variety of building and other materials that will include Circuit Sets (where they will learn about electricity, green energy, circuits, etc), Gears where they will team up to build increasingly comlex gear sets, Knex (where they will work with Motors, Gears and Pulleys), Lego (where they will build a variety of bridges and have some Fun competitions (such as who can build the strongest bridge, who can build a strong bridge with the least amount of parts, who can build the tallest bridge that will withstand the force of a rolling ball, etc.).  They will also be introduced to the Scientific Method where they will develop and test their Hypotheses.  Min/Max:  6/10



VISUAL ARTS (50/50)
PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART (DRAWING AND PAINTING)

Multiple Age Groups:  K/TK and 1st-5th


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 introduced to Photography, Drawing and Painting.   

Photography:  This will be taught in about 50% of the classes.  Students will have TONS OF FUN as they learn about some famous/outstanding Photographers and develop their techniques for a lifelong enjoyment of photography.   The skills taught will include techniques sch as how to visualize frame, crop and take better pictures.  They will also learn to shoot action pictures and special effects, as well as how to show their work in the form of a portfolio.  Photos will be printed and given the Students in subsequent weeks.

Drawing and Painting:  These will be taught in about 50% of the classes.. 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. Students will be introduced to some Art Masters and their Works of Art.   

Min/Max: KTK-6/10 and 1st-5th-6/12



YOUNG FILMMAKERS WORKSHOP
K & TK

Students will have TONS OF FUN as they learn the basics of filmmaking, including how a set operates, the different positions on a film crew, and basic screenwriting, directing, and shooting principles. Together they will write, shoot, and act in a short 5-10 minute film, which will be edited by the instructor.   Students will be given a copy of the DVD (or it will be mailed following the class).  Min/Max6/10

AFTER GAP OR AFTER THE ABOVE CLASSES ON WEDNESDAYS FOR K/TK STUDENTS:
This Program is designed for those Families who would like their Children to continue taking Enrichment Classes at WISH Charter after School until 4:05 pm (e.g. if they have an older sibling who is going to be participating in our Enrichment Classes from 3:05-4:05 OR if they are in GAP and would like to be able to pick their K/TK and 1st-5th Grade Sibling at the Same Time.
Parents can enroll their K/TK Child in our VISUAL ARTS (Photography and Art) CLASSES from 3:05-4:05 pm (and we will supervise them from 2:55 to 3:05 pm). 

THURSDAYS-11 CLASSES
March 8-May 31, 2018
No Classes on March 29, April 5)
 

KINDNESS ROCKS WITH DANCE BUDDIES OR SPORTS BUDDIES
5th Grade Only

The idea for this Class came from a Survey Response from a WISH Community School Parent who suggested that it would be great if her younger, Kindergarten Student could have an opportunity to interact and learn from older Students. This also ties in with the Kindness Club Mission.   5th Grade Students will have the opportunity to learn to work with  a K-2nd Grade Student and become his/her Buddy, while assisting him/her with his/her Class Activities (either during our Sports Mania Classes or Hip Hop Classes. Min/Max:  6/12


CHESS 
Multiple Classes (TK/K, 1st-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 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:  6/14



HIP HOP
Multiple Classes (K and 1st-3rd)
Taught by Ms. Kelsey

Students will "Get their Groove on", get a great workout  and  have TONS OF FUN learning today’s pop culture style of dance.  Children will learn to move to their favorite songs and learn routines to music created by their favorite artists.  In this class, children will not stop jumping, clapping, turning and performing 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.  Min/Max: 6/12
 

SPORTS MANIA
(Kindergarten/TK and 1st-2nd)


This is a FUN Class where Students will learn the fundamentals of Basketball, Soccer, T-Ball and possibly other Sports that they express an interest in. Each Sport will be taught/played for 3-4 weeks before moving on to the next one.  Other Sports may be taught based on the Student's Interests.  The Skills taught will be based on the age and skill level of the Students.   Min/Max: 6/12  




FRIDAYS-9 CLASSES
March 9-June 1, 2018
No Classes on March 23, 30, April 6, May 25


CERAMICS (with NEW Projects)
Multiple Classes (K/TK and 1st-5th)
With Ms. Sochar



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 uniqure 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
 

MARTIAL ARTS WTH BELTS/STRIPES
MULTIPLE CLASSES:  TK/K AND 1st-5th

 

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

GYMNASTICS
K/TK and 1st-3rd
 
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 and each individual.  Min/Max:  6/12
 
If you have any questions about our 5 Star Enrichment Classes, please Email CoachStu@att.net or call 818-597-1550.

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ONLINE FOR K/TK

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL ONLINE FOR 1ST-5TH

 
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 (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 bring them to us at the La Ballona Mural after School is over OR we will pick them up where the K/TK Teacher bring them after school (inside the School).  They will stay with our Instructors during the entire class. We won't even allow them to walk to the bathrooms alone.  Either oru 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.
 
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 at the Classt location ( our they may be near the wall with La Ballona Mural) 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 Charter 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.     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.
 
    b.   Our Classes help to provide a well-rounded education for your Child.
 
    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.

If you have any questions, please Email CoachStu@att.net
or call (818) 597-1550