Block Schedule

The information below is for the 2023 Summer Season. The 2024 Summer Course Catalog will be updated March 1st, 2024.

 

Block Classes 

Grades TK-7

June 5- July 14, 2023

Cost- $900

 

  • All classes are for enrichment only- no grade or credit will be given.
  • Please register your student in the grade they will enroll in for the 2023-24 school year.
  • Full refunds will be granted up to May 14, 2023 @midnight.  No refunds will be issued after May 14th @ midnight.

 

Intro to TK

Grade: TK

Block:  8:30-11:30

Instructor:  Monica Fitzhugh 

This class is intended to give young learners a running start.  We provide a warm, secure, and stimulating environment to foster growth of your child as they discover a passion for learning.  Children will learn foundational social, emotional, and pre-academic skills that will provide a firm foundation in their entire educational career.  We will provide child-centered activities for our young learners to thrive and grow to their fullest potential. Our lessons, activities,  and projects are age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate for our young learners.  Most importantly,  our children will have an opportunity to build relationships with their peers. 

 

Intro to Kindergarten

Grade : K

Block:  8:30-11:30

Instructors- Joanne Javier and Mandy Donohoe 

LET'S GET READY FOR KINDERGARTEN! This introduction to kindergarten will give your child a feeling of self-confidence and familiarity with school routine. Engaging activities that foster social development and academic growth (reading, writing, and STEM) will be presented in this class. Students will be exposed to concepts and methods that will be used in kindergarten. They will also participate in other activities such as: daily art lessons, health and nutrition, and safety (with a visit from the San Marino Fire Department). KINDERGARTEN, HERE WE COME!

 

Bridge to 1st Grade 

Grade: 1 

Block:  8:30-11:45

Instructor- Heidi Derrick and Brian Jehue 

Fun as we head into First Grade!!!  This course will provide students with exposure to the concepts and skills that will be used in first grade. The literature based portion of the block will reinforce and expand language arts skills to include  word blending, sight word recognition and writing centered around children’s books. During the  STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) portion of the class, students will strengthen number sense and  review essential skills for 1st grade through investigation and STEM challenges.  

 

Bridge to 2nd Grade

Grade: 2

Block:  8:30-11:45

Instructor- Candice Choi and Macy Luk 

This course will provide students with exposure to the methods and concepts that will be covered in second grade. Students will be able to practice their mathematical skills and strategies through games  and project based learning. This class will also cover oral and written language and puts a strong emphasis on grade level reading and writing skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice narrative, opinion, and informational writing. Students will read fiction and nonfiction texts. They will practice phonemic awareness as well as finding main characters, settings, story sequence, key details, and how to summarize.

 

Bridge to 3rd Grade- Language Arts

Grade: 3

Block:  8:30-11:45

Instructor- Katie Lapsys and Erica Trejo 

This class puts a strong emphasis on reinforcing grade level reading and writing skills through collaboration and hands-on activities. We will have the opportunity to practice narrative, opinion, and information writing. We will also read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts, exploring characters, setting, plot, and main ideas and key details. Furthermore, this class will review, enrich, and challenge your incoming 3rd grader's number sense and math thinking through fun and play! 

 

Bridge to 4th Grade

Grade: 4

Block: 8:30-11:45

Instructor- Lizette Arellano and Vanessa Zamalloa 

In this class we will go over ELA, Math, and Writing concepts to get you in tip-top shape for 4th grade work. Our Language Arts portion will focus on two novel studies. Students will work on their comprehension skills, create art, write multiple paragraph responses, write poetry, and enjoy all that the novels have to offer. For our Math, students will learn and practice the skills to be successful in 4th grade. Our focus will be to develop a deep understanding of how problems work. The lab fee includes the two novels that we study during this class.

 

Bridge to 5th Grade

Grade: 4

Block: 8:30-11:45

Instructor- Araceli Brambila 

Let’s get ready for 5th grade!  In this class we will go over ELA, Math, Writing and Study Skills to prepare you for the challenges of 5th grade. Our Language Arts portion will focus on two novel studies in order for students to practice comprehension strategies, vocabulary and writing skills to produce multi-paragraph responses and related art projects. Our math will focus on developing a deeper understanding of how problems work with a large focus on mental math, communicating their strategies and solidifying foundational skills that will make them successful in 5th grade through fun math games and group activities.

 

Students must be registered based on the grade-level they are entering as of August 2023. Please remember and note, registration is on a “first received, first enrolled” basis.

 

Full refunds will be granted up to May 14, 2023 @midnight.  No refunds will be issued after May 14th @ midnight.