ASE Class Descriptions

Fall 2017 Classes – September 21st – November 9th

Online Application Period: Sept. 1st, 7:00 am – Sept. 8th, 11:59 pm

Capoeira (6-7 yrs) & (8+ yrs)

The Capoeira Luanda San Diego – this class is structured to offer the kids the discipline and respect aspect of the martial arts at the same time as the freedom and creativity of music and dance and how to balance this contrast. They will be taught tough technical physical exercises and game dynamics about their bodies and how work with it and the others around consciously and responsibly, exercising for the gain of strength and flexibility to reach a goal or different goals (acrobatics and capoeira movements, kicks and defenses). They will also learn about Capoeira culture and history as well as the songs and movements names in Portuguese language. Once one of the main characteristics of Capoeira culture is about the joy of practicing, the classes involve several different game dynamics to make it more fun and accessible to kids training, specially, in a set up with a short period of time. Offered by Massapê Andre Amado

Ceramics (TK-1st) & (2nd-5th)

Clay Munchkins will cover anything from basic hand building (pinch, slab and coil) to introduction to the pottery wheel.  Offered by Clay Munchkins.

Chess (TK-5th)

Playing chess has proven to help students enhance their creativity, improve their power of concentration, develop and expand critical thinking skills, boost memory and retention, and achieve superior academic performance plus it is fun. Offered by Mountain Lake Chess.

Circus Arts (K-5th)

Come run away and join the circus with teachers from the Sophia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts. All our trained teachers are also professional circus artists. Students will learn tumbling, juggling, aerial arts, acting, ball walking and perform a show during the last class of the session. This is a wonderful chance to enjoy the ancient art form of circus arts and have fun doing it with fellow classmates. Offered by Sofia Isadora Academy of Circus Arts.

Flamenco (TK-5th)

Flamenco teaches students to build upon basic elements: body stance, footwork, arm and hand, and the Palmas hand clapping, feeling the rhythm of the music. Children may have opportunities to perform in public events. Offered by Flamenco with Roots Performing Arts.

Funtastic Physics (TK-5th) 

From gravity and air pressure to density and sound, physics is all around us! Through a series of hands-on investigation, students will explore a variety of physics concepts that we encounter every day! This inquiry-based series will offer a number  of  interactive learning  experiences designed to inspire students to become problem solvers, inventors and innovators in their communities. Offered by Fleet Science Center.

Gardening (TK-5th)

Work on crops and planting, weeding, mulching, composting. We will also work on signage and taste the flavors of our garden grown harvests! Offered by Dig Down Deep Gardening Educators.

Robolink (4th-5th) 

Students will learn how to construct machines that not only move, but also respond to the environment around them. Through playing and interacting with their creations, students learn about the sensor technologies and data-processing algorithms that give robots their autonomy. No prior experience in computer programming is necessary to complete any of the projects, but each class will require students to exercise creativity, problem-solving skills, and attention to detail. Offered by Robolink.

Soccer (TK-2nd & 3rd–5th) 

Kids will have fun learning, improving in their skill level, building self-confidence and making new friends. Class will cover the fundamentals of soccer through fun games and drills led by professional coaches who specialize in working with youth. T-Shirt included. Offered by Soccer Kids America.

WOW Kids Code (2nd-5th) New!

This amazing class uses a kid-friendly simplified version of Javascript to teach kids real coding skills. There are several different themed work books that change each session and include 18+ apps to code. Kids can work at their level to create working apps with as few as 2 lines of code, to more complicated apps with 60+ lines of code to the ultimate challenge to create your own app! Students can download their apps onto their personal devices to share at home. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Company.

WOW LEGO® Early Engineering 1 – Machines (TK-2nd)

This hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Lego class is designed to introduce younger kids to basic science and engineering concepts. Younger students will build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, they experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Weekly class summaries will be emailed to parents describing key concepts and projects built. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Co.

WOW LEGO® Elementary Engineering 2 – Machines (2nd-5th)

Elementary Engineering 2 will feature completely different projects from Elementary Engineering 1. Students do not have to complete class 1 in order to take class 2. This S.T.E.M (science, technology, engineering and math) class gives students a fundamental understanding of simple machines, structures, and mechanisms. Students will experiment with balanced and unbalanced forces and friction, measure distance, time, speed, weight and much more. Weekly class summaries will be emailed to parents describing key concepts and projects built. Offered by The Whole Child Learning Co.

Yoga (TK-5th)

Come practice yoga with Next Generation Yoga integrating the ideals of traditional Yoga with creativity and fun. Playful Yoga poses, animated breathing exercises and nourishing relaxation techniques are accompanied with music, crafts, books, props and educational and sensory elements to create a unique learning experience. Offered by Next Generation Yoga

For more information or to donate to future programs, please contact ASE Chair, Jill Roughan.

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  1. I’m having difficulty trying to sign my daughter up through the website. I know we are up against a deadline. Please let me know how I can provide payment. Thank you !

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