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

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

WISH Community School
5 Star Enrichment
AFTER SCHOOL 5 STAR ENRICHMENT  CLASSES
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS
Fall 2019
As of August 18, 2019

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.
 

MONDAYS-8 CLASSES
September 9 to November 18, 2019
No Classes on Sept. 30, Oct. 21, Nov 11, 2019


5 Star Stem Classes
LEGO ENGINEERING
Multiple Classes:  K/TK and 1st-5th

 
Instructor:  Lego Marty and assisted by Kelsey

Lego Marty is the owner of PlaySmart Education and has been teaching Lego Engineering Classes with 5 Star Enrichment for the last 5 years.

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 using Lego, Motors, Gears and Pulleys, etc.  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.

READER'S THEATER (K/TK and 1st/2nd)

 
Instructor:  Jennifer is an experienced Preschool and Elementary School Teacher

who makes Reading FUN.
 
Students will have a lot of FUN as they enhance their Reading Skills!  Reader's Theatre combines reading practice and performing and/or working on STEM related projects 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. 
  
For the TK and Kindergarten Classes, the focus will be on teaching sight words and basic CVC (consonant, vowel, consonant) words they can read. The kids will retell classic stories such as “The Three Little Pigs” and  “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”. 
The focus for the 1st-2nd Grade Classes will be on enhancing comprehension with the above and other stories/reading materials, etc.
 Min/Max:  K/TK-6/10 & 1st/2nd-12

 
TUESDAYS-10 CLASSES
September 10-November 19, 2019

No Class on October 22, 2019

CERAMICS WITH MS. SOCHAR 
AND WITH KELSEY ASSISTING
Multiple Classes (K/TK and 1st-5th)

 
Instructor:  Ms Sochar is a wonderful Ceramics Teacher with a wealth of experience.  Students love her classes and the project that they create.  She has been teaching Art and Ceramics for over 30 years.

View some Ceramics pieces made by prior WISH Students by CLICKING HERE FOR 2017 & 2019 
CLICKING HERE FOR 2015

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



5 STAR STEM CLASSES 
SCIENCE EDVENTURES
Multiple Classes:  K/TK and 1st-5th
 
Instructor:  Jennifer is an experienced Preschool and Elementary School Teacher

who makes Science FUN.

Students will learn Science while having a lot of FUN along the way! Children will participate in hands-on, interactive, safe experiments while also learning the Scientific Method. Activities can 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-4th-6/12
 

 
WEDNESDAYS-10 CLASSES
September 4-November 20, 2019

No Classes on Oct. 9, 23, 2019
 
GYMNASTICS
K/TK & 1st-4th
 
Instructor:  London is an experienced Gymnastics Instructor who was a College Cheerleader and is an experienced High School Cheerleading Instructor who makes Gymnastics Classes FUN for Everyone. She will also be teaching Cheerleading on Thursdays

 
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:  6/12

 
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ART MASTERS WITH
CLAY, DRAWING & PAINTING WITH KELSEY
Multiple Classes:  Kindergarten/TK & 1st-5th

 
Instructor:  Kelsey has a B.A in Fine Arts and is an experienced and FUN  Art Instructor. She has been teaching  with 5 Star Enrichment for the last 3 years.
View some Pictures and Ceramics made by prior WISH Students by CLICKING HERE
 
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 painting while learning about color theory and composition. They will have the opportunity to work with Clay.  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. 

 
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
 
Min/Max:  6/10
  

THURSDAYS-10 CLASSES
September 5-November 21, 2019

No Classes on Oct 24, 31, 2019
 
CHEERLEADING
K/TK
 
London is an experienced Cheerleading Instructor who was a College Cheerleader and has been (and is currently) a  High School Cheerleading Instructor who makes Cheerleading Classes FUN for Everyone. She will also be teaching Gymnastics on Wednesdays.


 
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
 

CHESS WITH ROB
(1st-5th)

 
Rob is a very experienced Chess Player and Instructor who makes learning Chess FUN.

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

BEGINNING SPANISH WITH JENNIFER
K/TK AND 1st-2nd

 
Instructor:  Jennifer is an experienced Preschool and Elementary School Teacher
who makes Reading FUN.  She is bilingual in English and Spanish.
 
Students will learn Spanish, the FUN way; through a variety of interactive activities such as through art, music, movement, 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., Beginning or more experienced Spanish Speakers Min/Max: 6/12

DANCE (Ballet & Jazz)-New Sept 17, 2019
This class is designed for Beginning Dancers who are interested in learning and/or further developing their Dance techniques in Ballet and Jazz.  Students  will have TONS OF FUN warming up, stretching, learning basic Ballet (5 positions of the feet, arm positons and ballet term an movements such as plie, tendu, releve, etc.).  They will also learn Jazz (walks, kicks, turns, leaps, etc.) while  listening to popular music, as they develop their performance techniques.  During the session, the students will learn at least one choreographed Ballet and Jazz routine which they will perform in a Mini-Performance on the last day of Class.  The skills and dance routines taught will vary depending on the age and skill level of the group.  Min/Max  6/12 


FRIDAYS-11 CLASSES
September 6-November 22, 2019
No Classes on Oct. 25, 2019
 
ACTING/IMPROV WITH KELSEY

with a Focus on Enhancing Public Speaking Skills
1st-5th
 
Students will have TONS OF FUN learning Acting & Improv 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".   One of our Goals is to help Students get comfortable speaking in front of an audience as they enhance their Pubic Speaking Skills.   The level of instruction will be based on the age and skills of the group. 

Min/Max:  6/12
 
 5 STAR STEM CLASSES
ENGINEERING & TINKERING WORKSHOP
Multiple Classes for Grades K/TK and 1st-5th Grade

 
Instructor:  Sarah is an LMU Engineering Student who taught these Classes during the last School Year.  She makes Engineering and Tinkering Educational and FUN

Students will have A LOT OF FUN learning various Engineering concepts as they 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
 
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. WHERE SHOULD MY CHILD GO FOR 5 STAR ENRICHMENT CLASSES  AFTER SCHOOL IS OVER 

For K/TK Students; We will pick up the K/TK Students in the K/TK Dismissal area and check them in on our Sign-in/Sign-out Rosters.

1st to 5th Grade Students meet us by our 5 Star Enrichment Banner located adjacent to the La Ballona Mural (outside the main hallway where the K/TK Classes are located.  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 10-20 minutes; and then call his/her Parent to further problem solve this.
If  Students are also enrolled  in WLA Extended, then we will walk them there and have their Staff sign them out from us.

3.  Can Students leave the 5 Star Enrichment Classroom/area?

Students are required to 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.
 
4. WHAT IS THE PROCECURE FOR SIGN-IN AND SIGN-OUT
 
PLEASE sign your Child 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).

 Parents/Guardians:  Please pick up your Child up at the After School Enrichment Class location  after our Enrichment Classes are over.
 
We will walk WLA Extended Care Students to their designated WLA Extended  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.

 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.
 

  
5.  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

 
6.  What happens if my Credit Card is declined or if my check bounces?

Recently, we have had some significant challenges getting  paid from some families,  mostly due to incorrect Credit Card Information so that we can charge credit cards for our services.  We are very flexible and accommodating.  However, after our 2nd attempt to get paid, but unsuccessfully, we will reserve the right to charge a $10 late fee and 2% for each month that the balance is unpaid following that 2nd attempt.  If you would like to discuss this, please Email CoachStu@att.net and/or call him at 818-597-1550.
 
If you have any questions and/or suggestions for future Classes and other Programs, please Email CoachStu@att.net or call 818-597-1550.  Thank you.  Stu