Fall 2021 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 winter or spring sessions if it is not offered in the fall.
ANIME, CARTOONING, & COMIC BOOK 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! Parker Anderson
ART WITH JAKE TEDESCO (TK-5)
This art program is for students who are really interested in learning to see 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 really about drawing, seeking spatial relationships and observation. Jake Tedesco, Community Art Instructor
ART ADVENTURES! (1-5)
Children learn about famous artists such as Georgia O’ Keefe, Henri Matisse, and Andy Warhol as they make wonderful creations each week using a wide variety of artist’s material. Art is fun–come join the adventure! Parker Anderson
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
BLACK BELT KIDS KARATE (K-3)
Our Black Belt Kids program is designed to target age-specific skills for children in kindergarten and elementary school grades. The curriculum introduces core skills training to the student reinforcing their physical, intellectual, social, and emotional abilities. More emphasis is placed on building their core fundamental skills with a strategic balance of martial arts. Each class, students will earn skill stripes signifying their progress and qualifying them for their next rank. Black Belt Kids
BRIT WEST SOCCER (3-5)
Brit West Soccer, Inc. offers a developmentally appropriate soccer curriculum that teaches skills through fun games in the context of STEAM topics. Each class highlights a specific skill such as dribbling, passing, shooting, and game development while also introducing a new STEAM concept. Games focus on fun, progression, and inclusivity. Brit West Soccer
CARDBOARD ART & ENGINEERING (1-5)
Come build amazing eco-friendly creations! At Cardboard Art and Engineering, reDiscover’s Facilitators teach children the skills they need to turn their wildest imaginings into real world items made from all sorts of accessible, upcycled materials. While practicing social distancing with their own personal workspace and dedicated set of tools, the group will have activities that encourage socialization and cooperation while building projects on their own to a group theme. Learn advanced cardboard construction techniques that can be brought home to generate hours of hands-on STEAM fun with just the content of your recycling bin. ReDiscover Center
CHEM KIDZ (K-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
COMPUTER KEYBOARDING (2-5)
Long gone are the typing classes we dreaded years ago, but with computers playing such an important role in our children’s education, the need to learn keyboarding is more important than ever. As we know, keyboarding is not a skill that can be acquired after a couple of classes, it takes time and practice. Fun is the motivating factor; we will be using software that makes learning the keyboard a challenging game. The class will always end with choices of art and puzzle software which is a trek of math, logic and science. It’s all about having fun while learning, which is what makes this class so much more enjoyable than a traditional keyboarding course. Little Click Club
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
FAIRY TALES (TK-K)
Fairy Tales have been adored by generations! This class brings the magic to life through improvisation, music, character development and acting exercises. Our students will explore the familiar classics and also use imagination to create their own original fairy tales. Come join the fun! The Actor’s Place
FULL STEAM AHEAD WITH ROBINSON’S PRINCIPAL, MRS. O’SULLIVAN (K-5)
Principals are teachers too! Our Principal, Mrs. O’Sullivan loves STEAM, especially the E for Engineering and the A for Art!. Use your creative and your analytic brain as we design and build creations as wild as our imaginations. Each week we’ll have a new project, new materials, and all new design challenges with one of our most favorite teachers of all – Mrs. O’Sullivan. An added bonus – Mrs. O’ Sullivan is donating her time, so all proceeds from this class will go towards an MBX donation to Robinson!
HIP-HOP & DANCE (TK-2)
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
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
ARCHITECTS, ARTISTS AND ENGINEERS! (TK-5)
Creativity, Innovation and Fun – Here we Come! Each and every week your lil’ creator will learn about the Great Master Artists and Architects and create their own inspired work of art inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, Van Gogh, Andy Warhol, in addition to our How to Create a Blueprint Lesson! Clay, Wood, Tempera, Stencils, Drafting tools 3-D Shapes and more. Students will have a ton of fun, strengthening fine-motor skills, building creative resilience, developing complex problem solving skills, and letting the imagination soar! Ready, Get Set, Create! The Art Box Academy & Art To Grow On
**Your lil ‘Picasso will also receive a bonus Art Box filled with Essential Art Supplies ensuring single student usage.
KIDS COOKING ACADEMY: LITTLE ITALY! (TK/K and 1-5)
Travel to Italy this session and enjoy delicious appetizers, salads, main dishes and even a dessert! Caesar Salad, Pasta Primavera, and Tiramisu are all on the menu this session. Nut free and vegetarian options. Are you hungry yet?? Parker Anderson
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 2- Ready, Set, Science! (TK/K and 2-5)
We are on a mission to explore the world of science! Learn about the hidden components of light. Use hands on experimentation to find out if compasses really help you find your way. Have fun with thermometers and investigate amazing optical illusions. Explore how sounds are created and transmitted and create hair- raising experiments with plasma balls! Lastly, cultivate a healthy attitude about fitness and nutrition in a fun way while discovering the biology of your taste buds! Mad Science
MAMA MAESTRO SPANISH ENRICHMENT EDUCATION (K-3)
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.
MARINE BIOLOGY (1-5)
Explore the diversity of ocean life from organisms in hot deep sea vents, to tropical fish, to the astonishing varities of arctic marine life! Observe dissections of a lamprey eel, a crayfish, and even a shark! Write with squid ink, grow Sea Monkeys, and learn about the largest environment on the planet. Parker Anderson
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.
Come and enjoy learning the fundamentals of some school yard favorites in a fun, stress-free, and non-competitive setting. Students will develop the skills necessary for a variety of team building games including: Dodgeball, Kickball, Ultimate Frisbee, and Capture the Flag. Semper Fit Sports
MUSIC VIDEO DANCE CREATIONS (1-5)
Calling all Rockstars! It’s time to move and groove to the best new tunes. Each week we crank up the music, freestyle dance, teach cutting-edge dance choreography, dress up in Rockstar Costumes and film clips to make fun music videos. The videos will be edited by Funky Divas & Dudes and emailed at the end of the course. Lights, Camera, Rock Out! Funky Divas & Dudes
PUBLIC SPEAKING & DEBATE (1-5)
This class will focus on the essentials of clear, 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. They will also explore and develop the skills of persuasive debate. Our young orators will find their creative voice while gaining confidence and ease when speaking in public. The Actor’s Place
ROBOT BUILDING GREEN SCIENCE (1-5)
Build 3 awesome robots to take home: the Salt-Powered Robot, the Tornado Maker, and the Solar Robot. Gain knowledge of alternative energy sources like Wind, Water, and Solar power as you build windmills, solar boats, hydro-cars, and more to discover renewable energy sources that make our planet greener! (Robots subject to change based on availability)
Parker Anderson Enrichment
ROCKET SCIENCE AND ASTRONOMY (K-2)
Ready, set, blast off! Explore the Universe as we launch everything from Film Canister Rockets, to Water Bottle Blasters, Business Card Boomerangs, and much more! Our adventures will take us to Titan, Mars, and a Galactic Cluster as we learn about comets, constellations, and our galaxy! This class is out of this world! Parker Anderson Enrichment
TECHKIDZ WORKSHOP (2-5)
Experience a combination of our Video Game Design, Coding Wizards, and Minecraft classes, all in one session! Students will learn how to design and modify their own exciting arcade-style video games! They will create their own animations, programs and games with MIT’s Scratch! Lastly, students will learn Minecraft building techniques, details of command blocks, and how to change the look of the game, while playing Minecraft in a fun, safe, and supervised environment! Parker Anderson Enrichment
WATCH ME SCULPT CARTOONS! (TK-5)
From Bugs Bunny to Mike Wazowski, this session will focus on the zany characters from Looney Tunes and Monsters at Work! Students will increase their fine motor skills through fun sculpting projects and at the end of each class will have their very own, self-made cartoon character! Get ready to find your inner creativity! To solidify a project, bake at 275 for 15 minutes. All supplies included. Oh! Rio! Productions.