Virtual Enrollment and Class Info

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PRICING

$200 per semester class (16 weeks)

$60 per 4-week workshops

*PRICING MAY BE PRORATED FOR LATE START

Grades TK-K

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Mondays 10:45 am

 Animal Enthusiasts w/Art, Science & Math

Grades TK - K 

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

 

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 10:00 AM

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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

Grades 1-3

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Mondays 12:00 PM

Social Studies & Science

Grades 1-2

In grades 1-2, 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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 19th, 17th

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Thursdays 1:00 PM

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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

Grades 2-4

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Mondays 9:00 AM

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:

Moonwalk: The First Trip to the Moon (A Step Into Reading, Step 5), 2 weeks

https://www.amazon.com/Moonwalk-First-Trip-Moon-Step-Into-Reading/dp/0394824571/ref=asc_df_0394824571/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312105353883&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=15635282451025233111&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031279&hvtargid=pla-453992758944&psc=1

 

The Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the War, 2 weeks

https://www.amazon.com/Trojan-Horse-Greeks-Step-Reading/dp/0394896742/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=trojan+horse&qid=1609389988&s=books&sr=1-1

 

A Family Secret: A Timmi Tobbson Young Explorers Children’s Adventure, 4 weeks

https://www.amazon.com/Family-Secret-Explorers-Childrens-Solve-Them-Yourself/dp/3963267305/ref=pd_lpo_14_t_0/143-1625009-3663859?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=3963267305&pd_rd_r=a78dcbc2-5563-4047-8c33-b58aad4c4d8d&pd_rd_w=IS7kM&pd_rd_wg=dGtVn&pf_rd_p=7b36d496-f366-4631-94d3-61b87b52511b&pf_rd_r=C8RCJ0K4KSY5ZZF3C7MZ&psc=1&refRID=C8RCJ0K4KSY5ZZF3C7MZ

 

Ice Wreck (A Stepping Stone Book), 4 weeks

https://www.amazon.com/Ice-Wreck-Stepping-Stone-Book/dp/0307264084

 

Who Was Milton Bradley?, 4 weeks

https://www.amazon.com/Who-Was-Milton-Bradley-ebook/dp/B01839Q37I

45 min LIVE

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 9:00 AM

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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

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Mondays 1:00 PM

LEGO STEM Club

Grades 2-4

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.

SUPPLIES NEEDED: assorted LEGO kit/blocks,

Chain Reactions Kit (https://www.amazon.com/Klutz-LEGO-Chain-Reactions-Craft/dp/0545703301/ref=asc_df_0545703301/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312105353883&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9001693961733492912&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061183&hvtargid=pla-435310079937&psc=1) & Gadgets Kit (https://www.amazon.com/Klutz-Lego-Gadgets/dp/1338219634/ref=asc_df_1338219634/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312131879690&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=9001693961733492912&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9061183&hvtargid=pla-524406692630&psc=1)

 

45 min LIVE

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 12:00 PM

Social Studies and Science

Grade 3

In 3rd grade, 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.  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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

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Monday 3:00 PM

Minecraft 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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 3:00 PM

Wonder Workshop Series

Grades 2-4

Series of Four 4-Week project based, thematic unit workshops.

Each four week workshop students will be engaged in learning, imagination, creativity, problem-solving, team-building, presentation, and communication skills 

We will cover a variety of topics based around cross-curricular thematic content. Driven by student research, exploration, and project-based extension activities. 

SIGN UP FOR 1 OR ALL 4 (Semester)!

Workshop 1: Arctic Adventures

Join us on an adventure into the Arctic during this workshop focusing on Exploration and Science!

Workshop 2: Famous Folks

Join this workshop based on fascinating stories about amazing people who changed history.

(Collection of Historical Figures)

Workshop 3: Rockin' Rocks

Come dig with us during this workshop all about geology!

Workshop 4: Deep Dive

Let's dive together into the depths of sea and space and explore all the hidden wonders they hold.

45 min LIVE

Workshop 1 Dates:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th & Feb 4th

Workshop 2 Dates:

Feb 11th, 18th, 25th & Mar 4th

Workshop 3 Dates:

Mar 25th, April 1st, 8th, 15th

Workshop 4 Dates:

April 29th, May 6th, 13th, 20th

Grades 4-5

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Thursdays at 2:00pm

US & California History​     & Science

Grades 4-5

Discover and uncover the story of California and America.  In the fourth grade and fifth grade, students are building a historical foundation that will serve them well in the years to come.  In this class, we will use an interactive, 3D map-projects based approach to develop a basic understanding of key events and the basic chronology of California and United States history, the nation's geography, and its economic history.  Throughout the semester, students will continue to enlarge the study of history, government, economics, culture, and geography to build their understanding of past and present, as well as make inferences about the future. Inquiry into current events, analysis of primary/secondary source documents and literature will help students make connections between the past and the present. Students will deepen their world connections as they trace the global travels of people from many diverse cultures who now call California and the United States home.

The science scope of our class is designed to foster a student’s sense of wonder.  Fourth and fifth graders explore three different branches of science: physical science, life science, and earth & space science.  Students will take part in hands-on projects and investigations to better help them understand concepts, as well as get a feel for the work that scientists do.  In addition, we will work to make connections to math and literature, particularly in the area of data analysis and the world around them.

Our hope is that students find social studies and science fun and intriguing and are provided opportunities to make important life-long connections between the past, present, and future. Students who appreciate the sacrifices and advancements that have been made in the past and understand the challenges that lie ahead can make better decisions in the present.

Literature Connections:

 

The Trail of Tears

https://www.amazon.com/Trail-Tears-Step-Into-Reading-Step-5/dp/0679890521/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Trail+of+Tears&qid=1609628331&sr=8-4

 

Pioneer Cat

https://www.amazon.com/Pioneer-Cat-Stepping-Stone-Book/dp/039482038X/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=pioneer+cat&qid=1609628496&sr=8-1

 

Dinosaur Hunters

https://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Hunters-Step-into-Reading/dp/0375824502/ref=pd_rhf_se_p_img_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WX1ZMB4RS7QMDFWVQ28B

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

Grades 5-8

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Mondays 10:00 AM

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 semester we will complete comprehensive novel studies on the following selections:

Hatchet by Gary Paulsen

https://www.amazon.com/Hatchet-Gary-Paulsen/dp/1416936475/ref=sr_1_1?crid=39OKX980X3XDW&dchild=1&keywords=hatchet+by+gary+paulsen&qid=1609544251&s=books&sprefix=hatchet+by+Gary+%2Cstripbooks%2C208&sr=1-1

 

Escape from Mr. Limoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein 

https://www.amazon.com/Escape-Lemoncellos-Library-Chris-Grabenstein/dp/0307931471/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1609543506&sr=1-1

 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Bryan Mealer and William Kamkwamba

https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Who-Harnessed-Wind-Electricity/dp/0061730335/ref=sr_1_2?crid=CB4OXYRD90FT&dchild=1&keywords=the+boy+who+harnessed+the+wind&qid=1609544284&s=books&sprefix=the+boy+who+%2Cstripbooks%2C213&sr=1-2

 

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Young Readers Edition

https://www.amazon.com/Boy-Harnessed-Wind-Young-Readers/dp/0147510422/ref=sr_1_1?crid=M2CSZMOCW5S3&dchild=1&keywords=the+boy+who+harnessed+the+wind+young+readers+edition&qid=1610342485&s=books&sprefix=the+boy+who+harnessed+the+%2Cstripbooks%2C195&sr=1-1

Student Vote for Book #4:

Front Desk by Kelly Yang

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

 

45 minutes LIVE

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 11:15 AM

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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

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Mondays 2:00 PM

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:                        

Renaissance and Reformation

The Age of Exploration

The Scientific Revolution

Changes in the 16th-18th Centuries 

45 minutes LIVE

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 11th, 18th, 25th

Feb 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd

Mar 1st, 22nd, 29th

April 5th, 12th, 26th

May 3rd, 10th, 17th

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Thursdays 4:00 PM

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

SEMESTER 2 DATES:

Jan 14th, 21st, 28th

Feb 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Mar 4th, 25th

April 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th

May 6th, 13th, 20th

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Mondays 4:00 PM

 Brain Busters Workshops

Grades 5-7

Bust your brain learning new things like fractions and aeronautical math!

Series of Four 4-Week project based, thematic unit workshops.

Each four week workshop students will be engaged in learning, imagination, creativity, problem-solving, team-building, presentation, and communication skills 

We will cover a variety of topics based around cross-curricular thematic content. Driven by student research, exploration, and project-based extension activities. 

SIGN UP FOR 1 OR ALL 4 (Semester)!

Workshop 1: The Math Chef  

Come cook with us during our 4-week thematic workshop based on Culture, yummy cuisine, and fractions!

Workshop 2: Hidden Figures 

Join us for a brilliant adventure to discover some of the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history!

Hidden Figures Young Readers Edition

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0062662376/ref=crt_ewc_title_huc_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Workshop 3: Big Money Escape Room 

Can you escape the big money challenge  room??? You'll have to manage your personal finances just right in order to break out! (Finance 101 & Decimals)

Workshop 4: Amazing Race Challenge 

A face-paced, high energy race around the globe! Uncover clues to move through each leg of the race by challenging your knowledge of history, geography, science, map reading, logic, global cultures, as well as your independent task orientation and collaborative-communication skills alike.

45 minutes LIVE

Workshop 1 Dates:

Jan 11th, 18st, 25th and Feb 1st

 

Workshop 2 Dates:

Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd and Mar 1st

 

Workshop 3 Dates:

Mar 22nd, 29th, April 5th and 12th

 

Workshop 4 Dates:

April 26th, May 3rd, 10th and 17th 

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