Virtual Enrollment and Class Info

Please check the options below to see which classes you'd like to enroll in. To see full weekly schedule, please scroll to the bottom of the page. After you make your choices, please fill out our Virtual Enrollment Form by clicking the box below.

Grades TK-K

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Mondays @ 10:15 am

 Animal Enthusiasts w/Art, Science & Math

Grades TK - K 

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR SESSION 1

 

No matter where you live, animal and nature study is right at your fingertips! 

We will be introduced to, explore and examine a variety of topics in the area of botany and zoology, as well as strive to educate children in terms of the environment around them in their everyday lives.  We will learn about both the ways of animals and nature. Fun, creative extension activities/art will allow students to make connections to class concepts in their favorite nature spaces and share what they have learned with others.

 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st, 28th

Oct 5th, 12th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 19th, 26th

Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

Dec 7th, 14th

 

NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY (9/7)

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Thursdays @ 10:15am

Sproutlets Circle Time

Grades TK - K

Come play, share, move and learn with us - we can't wait to meet your little learners!  Our weekly circle time will include activities such as cooperative games, stories, rounds, musical games/songs, drama and movement activities, talking and listening exercises, puppets and masks.  As a community, we will also work on fun age-appropriate developmental skills and goals - like our ABCs and letter sounds, 123s, colors, shapes, calendar time, rhyming, question of the day (various topics). Circle time helps children work on five key skills: thinking, listening, looking, speaking and concentrating.  We strive for our circle time to also encourage unity, respect, turn-taking and working together towards a shared goal. 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

Grades 1-3

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Tuesdays @ 9am

Social Studies & Science

Grades 1-3

In grades 1-3, children's interests are all about wonder and excitement! They are just learning to creatively express themselves.  We will capitalize on those developmental aspects in this combination class.  During the Social Studies portion, students will work to develop their understanding of basic concepts and ideas from civics, economics, geography, and history.  Our Social Studies program will focus on students broadening and deepening their definition of community, from their families and our learning community to our city and the global village. Our Science program will focus on the essence of asking big "Why?" questions through fun investigations and observations.  Science topics will include Wonderful Waves, Excellent Earth and its Ecosystems, Magical Matter and Motion and Super Duper Diversity.

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

September 22, 29

October 6, 13

SESSION 2

Oct 20th, 27th

Nov 3rd, 10th, 17th

Dec 1st, 8th, 15th

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Thursdays @ 12pm

Animal and Nature Study

Grades 1-3

No matter where you live, animal and nature study is right at your fingertips! We will be introduced to, explore and examine a variety of topics in the area of botony and zoology, as well as strive to educate children in terms of the environment around them in their everyday lives.  We will learn about both the ways of animals and nature.  Fun, creative extension activities will allow students to make connections to class concepts in their favorite nature spaces and share what they have learned with others.

 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

Grades 2-4

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Mondays @ 11am

Storybooks

Grades 2-4

Storybooks is an opportunity for emerging readers to form partnerships in reading. Students read a book together, collaborate to get a job done, and share in the joy of exploring a book together. Class content will focus on games to highlight literary, grammar and spelling elements and rules. There will also be a focus on developing a reflective community based on student chosen discussion topics and project tasks.  

Join us for the entire semester and we will complete comprehensive read-aloud studies on the following selections:

 

Session 1 :

Book 1: Step Into Reading-The Bravest Dog Ever The True Story of Balto (2 weeks) 

Book 2: I Can Read Book- Greg's Microscope (2 Weeks) 

Book 3: Stepping Stones Classic-20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (4 weeks) 

 

Session 2 (next session):

Book 1: I Can Read-Animal Rescue Club      (2 weeks) 

Book 2: I Can Read-First Flight The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers (2 weeks)

Book 3: Stepping Stones Classic-Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes (4 weeks) 

45 min LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st, 28th

Oct 5th, 12th

 

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 19th, 26th

Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

Dec 7th, 14th

NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY (9/7)

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Wednesdays @ 4pm

Mincraft Education Club

Grades 2+

Minecraft Education is a game-based learning platform that offers students an engaging and collaborative experience using Minecraft, while also igniting their passion for learning! Join us for both individual and team-based challenges and student-led adventures that will foster skills like collaboration, communication, critical thinking and systems thinking. The open learning environment offered by Minecraft EDU gives students the freedom to experiment, encouraging creative self-expression and problem solving.

 

45 min LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 26th

Sept 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Oct 7th, 14th

SESSION 2:

Oct 21st, 28th

Nov 4th, 11th, 18th

Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th

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Mondays @ 12pm

LEGO STEM Club

Grades 2-4

THIS CLASS IS CURRENTLY FULL FOR SESSION 1

What can’t we learn with Legos! Students will work both individually and collaboratively to create, build, share, explore and DO all things Legos.  

Lego extension activities will engage grade level appropriate concepts in English, Math, Science and History. 

Each student will need a base board/plate and assortment of Legos from your home collection.

 

45 min LIVE

 

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st, 28th

Oct 5th, 12th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 19th, 26th

Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

Dec 7th, 14th

NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY (9/7)

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Thursdays @ 8:45am

Junior Writing Club

Grades 2-4

 In grades 2-4, children are learning to creatively express themselves in writing while practicing conventions of grammar and spelling.  Writing can feel overwhelming and students can often be resistant.  Enter our Junior Writing Club! An interactive, discussion based approach to learning the rules of writing, grammar and spelling.  Each week students will be introduced to new writing concepts and strategies via online games and then given a fun extension activity to reinforce the concept at home.  Weekly extension activities will also encourage sharing and individual/peer editing and reflection.  Students will also build their own progressive Wacky Words Journal with weekly responses to help encourage their creative, original writing responses.

45 min LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Wednesdays @ 2:30pm

Global Studies​ Project Based Learning

Grades 2-6

 We will travel the globe as we read a children’s literature selection from a specific country  and then complete an accompanying unit that may include nature study, folktales, fables, art, poetry, history and lots of discussion questions and discovery.  Country maps, flags and beautiful drawings of indigenous animals will be shared as part of a class file. Students will be encouraged to compile a passport journal as a sharing keepsake. We will also learn the continent song. Students will also gain and apply skills by working on a longer-term project that involves an inquiry into a specific topic or question. There will be just as much practice of skills students already know, as there will be learning completely new skills. The key to this class will be the empowerment student’s feel in getting to make their own choices.  They will choose their end products and how they work and present the information.   

Suggested materials: A reference map, any children’s encyclopedia of animals, a set of colored pencils or watercolors, a notebook/journal, glue, scissors, and a spirit of adventure…

45 min LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2:

Oct 21st, 28th

Nov 4th, 11th, 18th

Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th

 

NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY - 9/7

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Thursdays @ 11am

Social Studies and Science

Grades 3-5

 In grades 3-5, children are learning how to independently manage their time for both short-term and long-term assignments as they develop study skills and organizational skills. Students are also exploring how to clearly and fully express themselves in written, oral, and artistic forms.  All of those factors will come into play during this Social Studies-Science combination class.  We aim for this to be a collaborative, discussion-based class with projects, extension activities and learning experiences that often make cross-curricular connections.  In Social Studies, we will continue to encourage the further development of our student's historical perspective and reflect on how the decisions we make can affect others.  Topics will include citizens and citizenship, economics, geography and map skills, California and US history and government.  For the Science portion, students will learn to observe, collect, apply, and evaluate data to solve problems and answer questions.  Science topics will include Energy, Ecosystems and Evolution, Wacky Waves, Molecules and Models, Our Changing Earth and Unbelievable Universe.

45 min LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

Grades 5-8

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Mondays @ 8:15am

Middle School History

Grades 6-8

 

 

World History & Geography (Medieval & Early Modern History) - Why do we study history? Because the more informed we become, the more informed decisions we can make - as both individuals and as a community.  Some might argue that many of the world’s concerning topics exist because people do not have an understanding of each other or the roots of our societies and beliefs.  Learning about world history and world culture will empower students to understand how others lived and how the world evolved to be what it is today.  In this year-long course, guided by the California State Standards, we will explore history through a variety of engaging learning activities: outside class readings, virtual presentations (both teacher and student led), videos and projects, group activities and discussions, games, research. 

  

                     Topics will include:                        Roman Empire

Middle Ages

Medieval Times

The Renaissance

The Reformation 

The Scientific Revolution 

Changes in 16th-18th centuries  

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st, 28th

Oct 5th, 12th

 

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 19th, 26th

Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th

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Thursdays @ 9:30am

Writing Club

Grades 5-8

Writing Club is an opportunity to embark on a journey to make writing more fun for students (and yes, still cover the technical aspects!). 

We’ll review and work on all the different parts of The Writing Process. Through ample opportunities to explore the creative process, students will develop original creative writing pieces - being careful to not pick apart structure and syntax.  But we will also explore other types of more technical writing - narrative, expository, descriptive and persuasive essays.  A great way to help students develop their writing voices is to let them imitate others. 

Together, we will read short pieces by authors with distinctive voices and as a class identify how—on the sentence level—the writing is unique and interesting, giving them the opportunity to learn practical ways to infuse writing with personality.

 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Mondays @ 9:30am

Book Club

Grades 5-8

Book Club is an opportunity for students to form partnerships in reading. Students read a book together, collaborate to get a job done, and share in the joy of exploring a book together. During this session we will complete comprehensive novel studies on the following selections:

Book 1: Pie by Sarah Weeks

Book 2: My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. 

We will focus on varying literary and grammatical elements, as well as spelling, vocabulary and copywork practice; along with discussion and reading questions.

Join us for the entire semester and during Session 2 we will complete comprehensive novel studies on the books:

Book 1: Homer Price by Robert McCloskey Book 2: The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street by Karina Yan Glaser.

 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 17th, 24th, 31st

Sept 14th, 21st, 28th

Oct 5th, 12th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 19th, 26th

Nov 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th

Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th

 

NO CLASS ON LABOR DAY (9/7)

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Thursdays @ 12:45pm

Supercharged Science

Grades 6-8

Join us for a supercharged time of science and fun! Students will dive into a world of more advanced and developed scientific topics and thinking.  In this year-long course, guided by the California State Standards, we will explore science through a variety of engaging learning activities: outside class readings, virtual presentations (both teacher and student led), videos and hands-on projects, group activities, lab work and experiments, discussions, games and research.  Course topics will be both exciting and challenging!  Topic units will be structured in four week increments (unless otherwise noted).  Topics will include: Earth Systems - Nature Study, Life Science - Molecules to Organisms, Matter, Interactions, Energy and Dynamics, Marine Biology, Diversity - Zoology and DNA, Engineering Design and Human Body and Health (8 weeks).

45 minutes LIVE

 

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 27th

Sept 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Oct 1st, 8th, 15th

SESSION 2 DATES:

Oct 22nd, 29th

Nov 5th, 12th, 19th

Dec 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Wednesdays @ 3:15pm

Project Based Learning

Grades 5-7

Students will gain and apply skills by working on a longer-term project that involves an inquiry into a specific topic or question.  There will be just as much practice of skills students already know, as there will be learning completely new skills. The key to this class will be the empowerment student’s feel in getting to make their own choices.  They will choose their end products and how they work and present the information.  

This will be a cross-curricular course that will build on grade-level skills in the areas of Math, English, Science, History, Art and more.  As an example, an original project idea may include a student focus topic of “animal habitats” with a driving question of: How can we plan a suitable habitat for the zoo’s newest animal addition?  This may be modified to a project idea with a focus topic of “aquarium habitats” with a driving question of: How can we plan a suitable habitat for the aquarium’s newest addition? - to meet varying student interests.  Overall, this class is designed to inspire curiosity, problem solving and self-guided discovery. 

 

45 minutes LIVE

SESSION 1 DATES: 

Aug 26th

Sept 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

Oct 7th, 14th

SESSION 2:

Oct 21st, 28th

Nov 4th, 11th, 18th

Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th

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