Virtual Course Offerings

The following list provides class descriptions for classes offered virtually. This year, all classes will be open to all students throughout MBUSD, with the exception of Math Olympiad, which is site specific.

 SPRING 1 2021

ANIME, CARTOONING & COMIC CREATION! (1-5)

Cartooning is a great way to learn how to sketch and draw. You will learn to create your own characters as well as popular characters from Disney, Anime, and more! Learn about storylines, design, coloring, and lettering, as you create your very own comic book online that can be downloaded, printed and shared! Parker Anderson Central LA

BERLITZ SPANISH LEVEL A AND B (K-2) and (3-5)

Effective and engaging The Berlitz Method focuses on real-life situations and activities making learning a language effective, enjoyable and meaningful for young learners. Our unique learning cycle allows students, parents and educators to track progress, measure improvement and celebrate achievements. Berlitz Languages

CHEER AND FITNESS (K-5)

Cheer class emphasizes fitness and cheerleading techniques. We will promote teamwork, school spirit and self-esteem. We will cover the importance of nutrition and taking care of our bodies to build our confidence and spirits. We will teach cheer techniques and incorporate them into cool routines! Parker Anderson Central LA

CURIOSITY CLUB AFTERSCHOOL S.T.E.A.M. FUN LAB (K-5)

Join us online for S.T.E.A.M powered fun where you will explore the curious worlds of science, technology, engineering, art and math. Conduct experiments, create art, build, take things apart and enjoy learning how art, science, engineering and technology are connected. Each morning you will be emailed a lesson plan and an invitation to join our live, interactive classroom on Zoom at 4pm with Teacher Tim and other students where you can create, talk, ask questions and share your experiments and creations. Families will get a complete materials list (for all lessons) before the beginning of the session and a materials list the morning of each class. All materials are available at in grocery and drug stores (i.e Safeway and RiteAid). You can get everything you need for the whole course in one small grocery trip. Active Art and Science

ESCAPE ROOM (2-5)

Join us as we solve clues, answer riddles and virtually “escape” from a different themed scenario each week in this entertaining and challenging class. From Hogwarts to outer space, Minecraft to fairy tales, students will be challenged to work as a team and use critical thinking to reason their way out of a variety of situations. Come join the fun! The Actor’s Place

HOGWARTS ACADEMY! (K-5)

Perfect your Wizardry skills in this interactive, creative, virtual spell-binding class! Find out which house you belong to and learn how to make potions, use your wand, identify creatures, and more! Witches and wizards of all ages will graduate the Academy with the supplies and skills to use their magic for good! Parker Anderson Central LA

INTRO TO CHESS AND DISCOVER CHESS – INTERMEDIATE LEVEL I/II (K-6)

Intro to Chess is a beginner course and an excellent introduction for students to learn the game of chess and build their critical and strategic thinking. Our Chess teacher will show you how to set up the board, name of the pieces, pieces movement, special moves in chess, critical thinking, checks, checkmates, choosing the Best moves, and basic opening principles! Our program is a great start to learn CHESS! Discover Chess will allow students to learn the opening principle of the game, solve lots of puzzles, learn the basic strategies and endgame positions. At the end of class, we will analyze a player’s game. This class is fantastic for kids who want to take their chess game to the next level. SciGenius

MATH OLYMPIAD (3-5) (4-5) (6-8) SIGN UP FOR YOUR SCHOOL PROGRAM
Runs through June 2021

Do you like Math? Do you want to solve fun problems with friends? Join us online! Together we will solve math problems, play math games, and make new friends. Class meets once a week on Zoom throughout the school year. Even if you think you’re not great at math but still like to solve problems, this club will help you improve your skills. There may be an opportunity for math tournaments throughout the year and if your child is interested in enrolling, extra fees may be requested. This class is only open to MBUSD students. Students register for their home school class, unless otherwise indicated. Prerequisites: A love for problem solving! This class is a continuation of an ongoing program. If interested in joining for the remainder of the school year, please reach out to to be referred to the coach at your home school.  MBX Math Olympiad Coaches

PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATE (2-5)

This course will focus on the essentials of effective and powerful communication. Students will learn to craft and structure speeches, manage nerves, develop analytical and organizational skills, and express themselves distinctively and successfully. While in class, students will be given the opportunity to explore and develop the skills of speech and persuasive debate while presenting on a weekly basis. Most importantly, students will gain confidence and ease when speaking in public.  The Actor’s Place

SCRATCH CODING FOR BEGINNERS (1-3)

Master fundamentals of Scratch programming! This course focuses on providing the Scratch first-timers with an easy way to start Scratch programming which has many robust capabilities comparing to Scratch Jr but still easy to develop programs with the integrated development environment. Your child will learn Scratch programming by solving many small projects. Your child will learn loops, If-then-else branch, variables, and other new capabilities and be familiar with the Scratch environment to be ready for the next step such as Scratch Game coding. STEAM Dojo

SCRATCH GAME CODING (3-5)

Let’s master and improve coding skills with games!​ Developing and customizing games is the best way to master coding skills and improve logical thinking. The fun and interactive games motivate your child to learn while nurturing creativity and logical thinking. Games require advanced coding skills, UI/UX (user interface and user experience) design, game story design, and a lot of logical thinking– and we can teach your child all of these and more with this camp! What your child will learn Scratch programming environment ​ Programming skills such as if/else branches, loops, variables, conditions, screen/character control, sound control, interactivity, and event-driven programming Character and sound design and edition UI/UX design to make games fun and more challenging. STEAM Dojo

STEAMLAB: BRAIN GAMES! (1-5)

Level up your mind with STEAMLab: Brain Games! Using brain teasers, classic games, puzzles and STEAM-based projects, students will be stimulated and engaged, while improving their logical thinking, math and deductive reasoning skills. Have fun, give your brain a workout and engage in some friendly competition among friends in this amazing class! Parker Anderson Central LA

WATCH ME SCULPT – MINECRAFT (2-5)

Get ready to sculpt these cool Minecraft characters! In this session of Watch Me Sculpt we will create a variety of characters from Minecraft culminating in a scenic backdrop! To solidify a project, bake at 275 for 15 minutes. Clay supplies easily available on Amazon. Oh, Rio! Productions

SPRING BREAK CAMPS

HOGWARTS ACADEMY! (K-5)

Perfect your Wizardry skills in this interactive, creative, virtual spell-binding class! Find out which house you belong to and learn how to make potions, use your wand, identify creatures, and more! Witches and wizards of all ages will graduate the Academy with the supplies and skills to use their magic for good! Parker Anderson Central LA

TECHKIDZ: VIDEO GAME DESIGN (1-6)

Students will learn how to design and modify their own exciting arcade-style video games using Scratch, Roblox, and more! They will learn how to control characters, objects, and outcomes in their games as they increase the difficulty level and add more features. Share your creations with your friends! Parker Anderson Central LA

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