Block Schedule

Block Classes 

Grades K-7

May 31-- July 8, 2022

Cost- $800

Please note: This information is tentative and subject to change.

 

Intro to TK

Grade: TK

Block:  8:30-11:30

Instructor:  Annie Chin

Lab Fee: $15

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- Dru Crouch, Mandy Donohoe, and Joanne Javier   

Lab Fee:  $10

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   

Lab Fee:  $10

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- Macy Luk  and Candace Choi 

Lab Fee:  $10

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- Tina Duong and Daisy Pacheco-Flores  

Lab Fee: $10

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- Lettie Aranda and Nicole Kwok 

Lab Fee:  $15

In this class we’ll 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: 5

Block: 8:30-11:45

Instructor- Natalie Badalof  and Jennifer Cerros 

Lab Fee:  $15

Let’s get ready for 5th grade!  This course will provide students with exposure to the curriculum that will be covered in 5th 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 a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts and complete a variety of projects using technology.  

 

Bridge to 6th Grade

Grade: 6

Block: 8:30-11:45

Instructor- Lizette Arellano and Isa Zamalloa

Lab Fee:  $15

Let’s get ready for middle school!  This course will provide students with exposure to the curriculum that will be covered in 6th grade. This course is a review of basic mathematical principles needed for success in 6th grade, including a review of fractions, decimals, basic computation, and percentages. 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 language fundamentals.  This course will summarize grammatical concepts and assist students in developing their composition skills. Students will rotate between teachers, giving them a sneak peek of  middle school life!

 

Engineering Diplomacy:  A Summer with Rube Goldberg and the United Nations

Grades:  5-7

Block: 8:30-11:45 

Instructor- Summer Cervantez 

Lab Fee:  $50  

In this block course, students will have the ability to utilize their critical thinking skills in two different engaging and applied ways.  First, students will learn about different countries and world issues while simulating a mini Model United Nations. Students will learn about a country of their choice and represent that country on a mini diplomatic stage.  Second, students will explore the wacky and wonderful engineering world of Rube Goldberg, learn about basic engineering and physics principles, and design and build their own Rube Goldberg machines. Students will be actively involved with research, public speaking, and hands-on, collaborative learning. This block course offers the maximum opportunity for students to have a creative, challenging day, while minimizing concerns over Covid.  Want to learn more about: 

Rube https://www.rubegoldberg.com/rube-the-artist/

Model United https://www.un.org/mun

 

 

Students must be registered based on the grade-level they are entering as of August 2022. Please remember and note, registration is on a “first received, first enrolled” basis.

 

Full refunds will be granted up to May 13, 2022 @midnight.  No refunds will be issued after May 13th @ midnight.