Spring 2022 Course Offerings

Note, all classes are not available at all schools. Each session schedule is different, so your desired class may be offered at your school in the fall if it is not offered this session.

ART WITH JAKE TEDESCO (TK-5)

This art program is for students who are really interested in learning to draw! Through the course of instruction students are exposed to one- and two-point perspective as well as interior perspective, using themes that are interesting to young minds. We talk about negative space, shadows, highlights, and ‘cast’ shadows. The students learn to blend colors with colored pencils, pastels, and paints. We explore facial proportions, giving the students the confidence to draw a person or animal. References to artists of historical importance are made whenever possible and especially if it ties in with the subject matter. During the class, the student is given the freedom to make choices and to think about their composition and what is visually and aesthetically pleasing to them as an artist! The classes are about drawing, seeking spatial relationships and observation. Jake Tedesco, Community Art Instructor

BASKETBALL WITH COACH DIMITRI (K-5)

Join the popular Coach Dimitri for an afternoon of basketball. This class will focus on skills, drills, fun, learning and team building. Always a fun and active afternoon! Dimitri Upshaw, South Bay Athletics

BREATHE & LEARN AFTER SCHOOL YOGA (K-5)

The B&L Signature Series class follows a unique curriculum designed to support and strengthen social emotional learning skills through the lens of yoga and mindfulness. Each week, we’ll investigate a particular theme which guides the class discussion and journaling. Students will also learn a specific breathing or mindfulness exercise, followed by daily yoga postures which are introduced and practiced in fun, engaging ways. Class ends with a visualization to help students relax and reflect by connecting back to their breath. Breathe & Learn

CARDBOARD COSTUMING (K-3)

Make masks, helmets, bracelets, wings, and more – out of cardboard! Cardboard is a tremendously versatile and accessible building material. With reDiscover Center’s tools and techniques, kids can build big, strong, amazing costume pieces. Transform into a wild animal, dive into the past, and explore new worlds. New costume themes and activities each week. ReDiscover Center

CHEM KIDZ (1-5)

Chemistry is amazing! Conduct physical and chemical experiments and learn what makes them work. Make your own desiccators and Elephant Toothpaste, grow copper sulfate crystals, and get ready for an instant snowstorm! All reactions are done outdoors, and students wear protective goggles. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

CHESS: ALL LEVELS (TK-5)

While learning to play chess, students will be taught critical thinking, mental discipline, and problem-solving skills, which can positively impact learning in the classroom. Designed to motivate and entertain, the curriculum introduces otherwise difficult concepts while teaching the art of chess. Intermediate and advanced players must understand “check” and “check mate” and be able to utilize end game strategy.

**Very Important! Beginner chess players must identify themselves as a beginner so that you don’t miss out on the first day’s lessons. That introduction to the game will begin your chess journey…Rue Ellington

EXCITING WORLD OF ROBOTICS (3-5)

Have you ever wanted to design, build, and program your own robot? Students will construct their own robots from the ground up, using the VEXIQ design system. The robots will then compete against each other in the VEXIQ High-rises Challenge. In the challenge, students will build and program their robots to stack high-rises of colored blocks and compete to score the most points in a designated time period. This is a STEM based curriculum where students will learn coding, building and the engineering process for basic robotic construction and design. The VEX design system is a national standard, and the standard used throughout MBUSD for STEM classes and robotics. This class is offered by the Mira Costa High School Robotics team and Ken Brenan, LEGO instructor and Computer Science teaching assistant at MCHS

FILM AND TELEVISION ACTING (1-5)

A highly interactive performing arts program that teaches the fundamentals of acting for film and television. Our classes are taught by professional actors who give our students the experience of being on a “set” while they work on creating their own commercials and performing scenes from real TV and film projects. Through the use of improvisational games, acting exercises and scripted material our students expand their creativity, boost their self-esteem, and become more confident speaking in public.  The Actors Place

HIP-HOP (K-3)

Are you ready to ROCK! Learn the basic techniques of dance and how to move to the beat. A healthy lifestyle is promoted through fun, physical activity that encourages self-expression through music and movement. This is a performance-based class, designed to help students gain confidence and self-esteem. Age-appropriate dance routines are taught to pop music and classics from the past! We put on a rockin’ performance in costumes on the last day for family and friends to enjoy! Funky Divas & Dudes

HIP HOP/DANCE WITH PAISLEY (K-3)

Hip means ”Trendy” and Hop means “Jump.” The Dance With Paisley & Company hip hop class is fresh, current, and energetic with age-appropriate movement and music! We lift up our students. Our goal is to foster love for movement while building skills and confidence, while having loads of fun! Ms. Paisley is highly trained and will guide your after-school group in the hip hop DWP After School Program. Paisley Vaughn

JEWELRY MAKING WORKSHOP (1-5)

Make your own jewelry in a hands-on introduction to this exciting and creative art form. Students make professional looking beaded jewelry using a variety of materials. Among the items created are earrings, bracelets, necklaces, pins, and rings. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

JR. ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS, AND ENGINEERS! (TK-5) …ALL NEW LESSONS!

All New Lessons! Creativity, Innovation and Fun – Here We Come! Each week your lil’ creator will learn about Impressionism, Architecture, Modern Art, Portraiture and more in addition to our Drawing, Sketching and Design lessons! Students will have a ton of fun, strengthening fine-motor skills, building creative resilience, developing complex problem-solving skills, and letting their imagination soar! Bonus -Our new Building and Engineering Stations are added into each class!

**Your lil ‘Picasso will also receive their very own Art Box filled with Essential Art Supplies ensuring single student usage. Ready, Get Set, Create! The Art Box Academy

JURASSIC DINOWORLD (TK-3)

Learn all about Dinosaurs in this fun, hands-on class!  Explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras through all sorts of project-based activities:  Dino Digs, fossil hunts, and ‘Dino of the Day’ activities!  You even get your own Dinosaur Egg to take home with you! Parker-Anderson Enrichment

KIDS ACTING WORKSHOP (1-5)

Acting exposes students to characterization, plot structure, ensemble acting, creativity, the art of listening and silence, and following directions all through the use of various theater games. Come join the fun! Parker-Anderson Enrichment

KIDS COOKING ACADEMY:  KIDS CHOICE! (TK-5)

Kids will tantalize their taste buds and have fun with food! Different recipes each week from appetizers to entrees, snacks, desserts and more! Learn about nutrition and cooperation skills in this scrumptious class where the kids get to pick the recipes! Parker-Anderson Enrichment

LC3K

Join LC3K, (Little Click Club/Computer Keyboarding,) and become a “Computer Whiz!”. This class has a split curriculum that provides computer confidence and skill building experiences tailored to different age groups. Kinder, TK and 1st grade students solve computer detective missions with the Puterbugs program as they use the mouse and navigate the different keys on the computer keyboard through an animated journey. While working at their own pace students are exposed to computer terminology, reading, math, and critical thinking skills! 2nd through 5th grade students use software that makes learning computer keyboarding a challenging game. Each class always ends with choices of art and puzzle software which are a trek of math, logic, and science for all ages. It’s all about having fun while learning, which is what makes this class so much more enjoyable than a traditional computer class or typing course. Fun and learning are the motivating factors in LC3K! Little Click Club

LEGO BUILDING (TK-5)

Come join Mr. B and his team exploring the world of LEGO building. Participants learn to build a variety of LEGO sets from Star Wars to Castle to Friends and more! Participants are encouraged to build sets larger and bigger than their abilities with help from the instructors. Each child will learn independent building, LEGO instruction reading, self-reliance, and socialization. Join the fun today! Mr. B and team

MAD SCIENCE SYSTEM 4…MAD-ICAL, RAD-ICAL SCIENCE (Kinder-5)

Are you ready to get engrossed in entomology, the study of bugs! To investigate and analyze crime scene evidence to solve a mystery? To DIG into Earth Science? We’ll see what physical and chemical changes take place in and around your kitchen and discover how simple machines make our lives easier.  Movie Effects gives you a chance to sit in the director’s chair and discover why science is the real star of the big screen. What makes toys work? Test and play with spinning tops, building gears, and gravity toys. Finally, conduct hands-on experiments to understand how and why weather occurs. Mad Science

MAMA MAESTRA SPANISH ENRICHMENT EDUCATION (K-5)

Come learn with us! We believe that everyone deserves to learn a second language. Our goal is to teach Spanish the way we learned our first language. In an organic way, our program focuses on giving the learners messages they understand to acquire a new language.

Mama Maestra Spanish Enrichment Education focuses on enriching communities by understanding the different cultures that the Spanish language has. Our curriculum meets the California Spanish Language Development Standards and the ACTFL standards with an effective pedagogy following Dr. Stephen Krashen’s theories of second language acquisition. Pilar DeNardo, M.Ed.

MATH OLYMPIAD (4-5)

Looking for a challenge! Joining this class develops Mathletes–students who learn skills in competitive math. Our team will practice solving challenging word problems and develop problem-solving strategies and confidence. Mathletes will participate in select competitions and tournaments. Math Olympiad will prepare students for the MathCounts competitive math program at MBMS.

MOVIE STAR MYSTERY (1-5)

Tap into your dramatic side by playing “celebrities” and “detectives” while trying to solve this Hollywood mystery. Stars are gathered at the Golden Trophy Awards, hoping they will win this coveted statue worth one million dollars. When the trophy suddenly disappears, celebs turn sleuths and must solve the crime. Part role playing, part puzzle solving, each week our students will enjoy acting games and improv exercises while developing their characters and playing out a part of the event. From their “acceptance speeches” to detective “interrogations” they will uncover clues and ultimately solve the case in this fun and highly creative class. The Actors Place

MULT-SPORT (TK-5)

This class will primarily focus on Soccer, Baseball and Basketball skills, while highlighting speed, agility, and movement. High energy and filled with lots of fun games, players will learn proper dribbling, passing, and shooting techniques of soccer and basketball, while learning proper hitting and fielding in baseball. Game scenarios and situations will aid in the development and further understanding of all sports played. A few playground games will be added and sprinkled in, to help maintain a fun factor keeping the players engaged throughout the session. Semper Fit Sports

RUNWAY FASHION DESIGN (1-5)

The Fashion Design class is all about you! Create a “line” of clothing, from your formal gowns to casual chic! Come up with your own design for a school uniform and make an outfit for yourself using clothes from your closet. It will be fun…and chic too! Parker-Anderson Enrichment

SPY KIDS:  SECRET AGENTS (K-3)

Take fingerprints, decode secret messages, search for clues, go on a scavenger hunt and decipher our escape room! Explore the fascinating world of solving mysteries and develop observation and reasoning skills. Every student also receives their very own ID Badge and detective kit. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

STEAMLAB:  INVENTORS WORKSHOP (1-5)

Join Inventor’s Workshop and learn to think outside the box as you come up with your own contraptions and inventions!  In this interactive, STEAM-based class, students will not only learn about the amazing history of famous inventors, but will also create, modify, and demonstrate their own designs. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

SUPER POWERED SCIENCE! (K-3))

Science can be so much fun! We teach inquiry-based exploration with hands-on materials as students learn to become critical thinkers.  Kids won’t be bored for a minute with the wide range of science they will experience during the sessions. Color-changing beads, density columns, and so much more. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

TECHKIDZ:  MINECRAFT! (1-5)

Come join us to learn about and play the most popular computer game on the planet! Learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and how to change the look of the game. Kids learn strategy, team building, and cooperation skills while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe and supervised environment. Parker-Anderson Enrichment

TINY KICKS ACADEMY! (K-3)

My name is Coach Max, and my passion is providing the most enjoyable organized playtime experience for children through activities that keep them moving and engaged. After teaching PE for 5 years, I founded Tiny Kicks Academy to mix Soccer with classic games such as capture the flag, cops and robbers, the floor is lava, and gaga ball to teach the values of teamwork in the most fun environment. Tiny Kicks Academy

WATCH ME SCULPT:  HARRY POTTER (TK-5)! Get ready to craft your own magic as we create with clay all things Harry Potter. From magical wands to golden snitches this is one wizarding session you won’t want to miss. Oh Rio! Productions

WEIRD & WACKY SCIENCE (K)

Come join us for some fun with Weird & Wacky Science! New, cool, and hands-on experiments each week.  This class is filled with fun science activities:  amazing crystals, magnetism, static electricity, gravity, and so much more. Experience the Scientific Method as never before! Parker-Anderson Enrichment

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