Enrichment Course Descriptions

Fall 2020 Online Enrichment Class Schedule

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Fall 2020 Enrichment Class Schedule

DAY/TIME/CLASS
FEE
MONDAYS @ 3:30 PM - 10 classesNO CLASS 11/23
Dungeons & Dragons 3-5 (90 min)$225
Hamilton with Stone Soup Theatre 3-5 (90 min)$245
Intro to Mode Music/Sing Along with Mode LIVE 1-2 to (45 min)$149
Intro to Rock Guitar 3-5 (60 min)$171
Kids Yoga 1-3 (45 min)$154
Scratch: Intro to Game Development 2-4 (60 min)$219
TUESDAYS @ 3:30 PM - 10 classesNO CLASS 11/24
Chess Club 2-5 (60 min)$143
Frozen with Stone Soup Theatre 1-3 (60 min)$165
Harry Potter Scene Study LIVE 2-4 (60 min)$171
Minecraft Team Creative Build 1-5 (60 min) *$160*
Mobile App: My First App 3-5 (90 min)$269
WEDNESDAYS @ 2:15 PM - 9 classesNO CLASS 11/11, 11/25
Drawing & Painting 2-5 (60 min)$151
EV3 Robotics (with Kit Rental) 3-6 (90 minutes) - class starts 10/7$225
How to Make a Home Music Video 3-5 (60 minutes)$154
Jump Online! Jump Rope For Fun and Fitness 1-2 (45 min)$186
Mandarin 1-3 (45 minutes)$164
Roblox: Intro to Game Development 3-5 (90 min) - class ends 12/16$289
Sock Puppet Theatre 1-3 (45 min)$134
THURSDAYS @ 3:30 PM - 10 classesNO CLASS 11/25
Beginning Voice 2-5 (45 min)$154
Jump Online! Jump Rope For Fun and Fitness 3-5 (45 min)$197
Kids Yoga 4-5 (45 min)$154
Minecraft Modding: Intro 3-5 (90 min) *$289*
Tae Kwon Do 1-5 (45 min)$182
Trendy Crafts Online - Decorate Your Space 1-5 (45 min)$195
Video Game Design 3-5 (60 min)$190
FRIDAYS @ 3:30 PM - 9 classesNO CLASS 10/9, 11/25
Broadway Dance Party! 2-5 (60 minutes)$154
Machine Sewing for New Students 1-5 (90 min)$256
Play-Well Online with LEGO®: Minecraft Engineering 1-4 (60 min)$183
* requires additional purchase of Minecraft software

Fall 2020 Course Descriptions

Beginning Voice Grades 2 – 4 Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Sing out, superstar! In this class, students will learn important skills for singing including breathing techniques, vowel exercises, using your head voice and chest voice, and jumping intervals. We will play a lot of super fun games over video call as well as enjoy performances by guest singers. Finally, you will get to choose between 3 song options provided by your instructor and make a video cover, which we will enjoy together via an online watch party on the final day of class. Class limit 10.
MODE Music and Performing Arts staff   $154/session (10 classes)
Broadway Dance Party Grades 2 – 5 Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Get ready to bust a move at the Broadway Dance Party! In this high-energy dance class, students will learn musical theatre dance routines set to music from hit Broadway shows like Newsies, Matilda, Annie, and more! The class will learn proper warm-up techniques, important foundations for jazz, ballet, and theatre dance, and best practices for keeping your body healthy and strong while dancing — and we’ll have a great time while doing it! Students will prepare a number of routines to be performed during our final class. Class limit 10.
Ellie Kahn, MODE Music & Performing Arts   $154/session (9 classes)
Virtual Chess with Chess Mates* Grades 2 – 5 Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Students will learn chess strategies, tactics and openings, and have fun playing chess. Chess helps children built critical thinking skills and helps them learn to focus and plan. Each class includes a lesson, chess puzzles and game-playing time between students. Virtual chess club will be hosted online via Zoom (Meeting ID and password will be provided to registered students only). Games will be hosted on ChessKid.com, under coaching supervision. Students must know the chess rules and moves to participate in the class. The Chess Mates Foundation has been offering after school chess clubs in Seattle for over 20 years. Class limit 10.

NOTES: PC/Laptop recommended. Free ChessKid accounts will be provided for students.

Chess Mates Foundation staff   $143/session (10 classes)
Drawing & Painting Exploration Grades 2 – 5 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15 PM
Teaching artist Janet Crawley returns with her popular art class designed just for young artists! Students will learn watercolor and drawing techniques through engaging projects like dragons and dinosaurs, animals of all sorts, nature elements, cartooning and the introduction of famous artists. We will be using paint, colored pencils, markers, oil pastels, chalk pastels and crayons. This is a live interactive class on Zoom where Genesee Hill students and their teacher may talk to each other during discussion. Storytelling will be encouraged with each project so bring your imaginations! A list of supplies will be provided for parents to purchase what they need. Class limit 10.
Janet Crawley

Janet Crawley Art & Yoga

  $151/session (9 classes)
Dungeons & Dragons Grades 3 – 5 Mondays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Calling all Adventurers! Join a party of brave heroes in the imaginary world of D&D and make friends in the real world along the way. Dungeons and Dragons is an inclusive role-playing game that focuses not on competition, but on storytelling, imagination, creativity, teamwork, and a bit of luck. In this adventure, we will use a free online tool called Roll20 create our own fantasy characters, explore maps, roll virtual dice, and embark on a unique quest with the help of the Dungeon Master. All stories and quests are unique creations developed by our team of D&D adventurers! A computer (Windows, Mac, Chromebook) or tablet with a camera & microphone is all you will need to join the adventure. Class limit 6.
BEAM Experiences staff   $225/session (10 classes)
EV3 Robotics with Kit Rental Grades 3 – 5 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15 PM
Unleash the creative powers of the LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 by building and programming real, functioning robots! Students will participate in individual challenges at home to build emerging critical and creative thinking skills.  Class limit 14.

  • Parents will pick up a BEAM Ev3 Robotics Lego kit the week before class at a specified location (such as Uptown Espresso) in West Seattle. Kits will need to be dropped off at specified location the week following the end of class. We will email with confirmation on location and exchange times available after registration closes.
  • Each day, via a 90-minute Zoom class session, students will receive a short lesson, followed by guided creative building time. We will be programming directly on the robots, so no additional software is required. • Students can participate with any Tablet or PC/Mac; a camera is preferred so we can share our builds and troubleshoot together.
  • Students will build and complete a different creative challenge each class.
  • They will create robots that dodge obstacles and react to their environment using ultrasonic, touch and light sensors.
  • They will also learn to program and troubleshoot complex robotic behaviors.

Note: **A waiver will be required stating if the kit is returned with missing electronic sensor pieces, the robotic hub and/or its connection ports are broken, parent is responsible for cost of replacing kit at $450.00**. 

Class starts 1 week late on 10/7

BEAM Experiences staff   $225/session (8 classes)
Frozen with Stone Soup Theatre Grades 1 – 3 Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Join Stone Soup Theatre for an after-school online class on the musical Frozen, inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale “The Snow Queen”. Frozen tells the story of a fearless princess who sets out to find her estranged sister under very difficult circumstances. Your kids will have a great time singing “Let It Go” and other numbers from the musical, dancing, and finding new ways to tell this incredible story. Class limit 12.
Stone Soup Theatre staff   $176/session (10 classes)
Hamilton with Stone Soup Theatre Grades 1 – 3 Mondays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Join Stone Soup Theatre for an after-school online class on the popular musical Hamilton. This sung and rapped musical about American founding father Alexander Hamilton will come to life with hip hop, rhythm and blues, soul, and pop music. You’ll sing numbers from the show as well as dance, act, and learn a bit about the founding of our country. Class limit 12.
Stone Soup Theatre staff   $245/session (10 classes)
 Harry Potter Scene Study LIVE Grades 2 – 4 Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Dive into the world of Harry Potter in this scene study class. Using some of our favorite scenes from the movies students will learn how to turn words on a page into living, breathing characters on stage. We’ll use our voices, bodies, and imaginations and practice acting technique. On the last day of class, we’ll share our Harry Potter scenes with families and friends via recorded video chat. Class limit 10
Nina Williams – Termachi

MODE Music & Performing Arts

  $171/session (10 classes)
 How to Make a Home Music Video Grades 3 – 5 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15 PM
Stuck at home? No problem! You can make art wherever you are. Now is the perfect time to learn a new skill and find a way to flex those artistic muscles by turning your home into a music video recording studio! In this class, students will learn how to tell a story or express an idea through music and edit the footage together into a full-length music video. This class will require a phone or tablet for recording (cameras are also welcome) and a tablet or laptop for editing. The class will celebrate their creations together on the final day of class with a virtual watch party. Class limit 10
Gianni Aiello

MODE Music & Performing Arts

  $154/session (9 classes)
 Intro to Mode Music/Sing Along with Mode Grades 1 – 2 Mondays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
In our introductory class for young musicians, we will sing songs, explore instruments and have fun with music! All levels are welcome, but we encourage students with little to no experience to get them comfortable in a music setting. Using the songs of Caspar Babypants, popular songs of yesterday and today, and campfire sing-alongs, we will discover rhythm, song structure, lyrics and melody. A demonstration of learned material will be recorded via video chat on the final day of class. Class limit 10.
Nina Williams – Termachi

MODE Music & Performing Arts

  $149/session (10 classes)
 Intro to Rock Guitar Grades 3 – 5 Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Let’s get ready to rock! In this class, students will learn how to play power chords, learn how to play a solo and create a combo video of you soloing and playing rhythm guitar. Your video will be a cover of 3 different song choices provided by the instructor. We will jam out to our videos together with a virtual watch party on the final day of class. In addition, you will enjoy performances of professional guitarists and ask them questions. We want to jump-start your future life as a rock star! Class limit 10.

Note: At this time, we are not able to provide guitars. If you do not own a guitar that you can use for class, we can provide a list of recommended vendors to rent from. Acoustic or electric is fine!

Mike Dumovich

MODE Music & Performing Arts

  $171/session (10 classes)
Jump Online! Jump Rope for Fun & Fitness Grades 1 – 2Grades 3 – 5 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:00 PMThursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
In this fun and interactive class, students will learn jump rope tricks, online partner routines, and develop a personal jump rope routine while building endurance timing and coordination. This class is appropriate for all skill levels with differentiated demonstrations so all students are appropriately challenged. Our program focuses on a success-oriented, self paced learning. With 30 years as an educator, coach Rene Bibaud (who is also a GH parent) has developed a highly acclaimed approach to teaching kids of all abilities. The jump rope is used as a working metaphor about “growth mindset” to help kids develop goal setting techniques, self-confidence, and a celebration of differences. Bring your own jump rope or purchase one purchase a jump rope at www.learntojumprope.com prior to the first class. Class limit 10.
Rene Bibaud, RopeWorks   Wednesdays, $186/session (9 classes)Thursdays, $197/session (10 classes)
Kids Yoga Grades 1 – 3Grades 4 – 5 Mondays 3:30 – 4:15 PMThursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Students will experience happy vibes in this interactive yoga class. Each class will be structured with a story or theme, breathing, poses, a game or craft and end in a yoga relaxation. Students learn to be kind, patient and aware of their bodies while doing an ancient practice that helps guide them towards the ultimate self-care. This class is taught by GH parent Briana Montgomery Eichbaum who is an experienced kids yoga educator and trainer for Seattle Kids Yoga. Guiding people of all ages and abilities through yoga and mindfulness is her way of teaching everyone to say to themselves, “I can!” Course materials will be delivered by porch drop off, and every student will receive a “Yoga in a Box Kit” to use and keep. Class limit 20.
Briana Montgomery Eichbaum

Pure Potential Yoga

  $154/session (10 classes)

 

Machine Sewing for Beginners Grades 1 – 5 Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Beginner students will learn the fundamentals of sewing and beyond in our new online classes! Grab your favorite supervising adult and get ready to learn and explore a skill they can use for a lifetime. New students will learn machine safety and standard sewing techniques like turning corners, making knots, and zig-zag stitches before moving on to our prerequisite projects, the Velcro pouch and tote bag. During the first class, students will be able to vote on the projects they want to make, then each week, we will tackle one project as a group, and work step-by-step together. Projects are constantly rotating and include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animals and more! All supplies, including a sewing machine, will be available for local porch-pick up from Highland Park. Some tools and equipment will need to be returned after the classes are complete. Class limit 5.
Chelsea Cook

Little Hands Creations

  $256/session (9 classes)

 

Mandarin Online! Grades 1 – 3 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:00 PM
Discover the world through language from the comfort of your home! Mandarin Experts’ online classes are taught using the immersion method and use a lot of games & activities to make language learning fun. Students of all language abilities are welcome! Weekly instructor-led online classes offer an interactive and immersive environment for language learning. These fun classes will be supplemented by flashcards, digital books, video, and online content to enable students to continue exploring the language they learn in class. Our mission is to teach young children language and cultural awareness so they can be better prepared for a growing global environment. Class limit 12.
Wendy Tan, Mandarin Experts   $164/session (9 classes)
Minecraft Server Modding Grades 3-5 Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Calling all Minecrafters! Building Minecraft mods is a great way to learn programming, harness creativity, and enhance problem-solving skills while making your favorite game even better. Each student will have their own Minecraft server where they can customize the game with their own world maps and features. Students will be coding mods to create new items, environments, non-playable characters, game modes, and more! Using a simple drag-and-drop coding environment, students will accomplish exciting results with their one-of-a-kind Minecraft features! Note: Second graders who are comfortable with using a mouse and keyboard and are familiar with Minecraft desktop editions may register for the course with teacher approval. Class limit 16.

Software requirements: If you do not already have Minecraft Java Edition, you can purchase it through the official Minecraft website. Other versions of Minecraft (iPad, Xbox, Windows 10, etc.) will not support the modding for this class.

Coding with Kids staff   $289/session + Java Edition  (10 classes)
Minecraft Team Creative Build Grades 1 – 5 Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Join our group of blocky builders to construct massive creations from the ground-up! We will be designing and building a small city around a huge castle. Whether you’re new or a pro, this class is great for players of all ages. This online play session is meant to encourage collaboration and creativity. We will explore a bit of architecture and design, with a focus on imagination. The rules are simple: think BIG and play nice (no “griefers” allowed!)! Our Minecraft teacher will be using Zoom voice chat to communicate during play. We will send instructions about joining our Minecraft world after enrollment. Please send us an email if you have any questions! Class limit 14.

*** Prerequisites *** There are a few requirements to play Minecraft online. Here’s what you will need:

1.     Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Bedrock Edition is not available for MacOS, Linux and older versions of Windows.

2.     A Microsoft Account – Minecraft uses Microsoft account Gamertags to connect players. Registration is free.

3.     You may have to purchase a subscription if your student is using a video game console. Windows 10, iPad, iPhone, and Android players do not need a subscription. – XBox One – Requires an XBox Live Gold membership – Nintendo Switch – Requires a Nintendo Switch Online membership – PS4 – Requires a PlayStation Plus membership.

BEAM Experiences staff   $160/session + $30 software (10 classes)
Mobile Apps – My First App Grades 3-5 Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM
Take your first step into the world of mobile apps! students will learn the basics of designing and creating mobile apps through projects such as soundboards, games, or a music player. Even those new to coding can have their first app up and running in less than 30 minutes! After the class has ended, students will be able to install their apps on mobile devices or even publish them to the online store, letting them share their creations with friends and people around the world! Class limit 16.
Coding with Kids staff   $269/session (10 classes)
Play-Well Online with LEGO® Materials: Minecraft Engineering Grades 1 – 4 Fridays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Bring the world of Minecraft to life as Play-Well classes go virtual! Build engineer-designed projects and learn new building techniques over Zoom with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor. Encounter practical real-world STEM concepts while learning from and connecting virtually with other young Minecraft enthusiasts, and be sure to watch out for Creepers! With the specialized kit of LEGO® materials that is included in the cost of the program, kids will have everything they need to take their LEGO® building at home to the next level. LEGO Materials Kit is included in the class fee and will be available for local pickup in West Seattle, details TBA. Class limit 16.
Justin Kaiser, Play-Well TEKnologies   $183/session (9 classes)
Roblox – Intro to Game Development Grades 3 – 5 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:45 PM
Creating Roblox games is a fun way for campers to learn and practice programming! Each student will be able to create different custom games with Lua code, a language very similar to JavaScript and Python. With the largest user-generated online gaming platform, Roblox is the #1 gaming site for kids and teens (via comScore). Our Roblox class is a great way to build on this interest and have kids learn to code. They can then publish their game and share it with friends on PC, Mac, iOS, Android, Amazon Devices, and Xbox One. Class limit 16.

Note: Class ends 1 week late on 12/16 

Coding with Kids staff   $289/session (10 classes)
Scratch – Intro to Game Development Grades 2 – 4 Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Do you want to be a master video game maker? Are you excited to learn how to make some of your favorite types of games? Join the Game Developer Basics workshop to get started on your journey to becoming a Game Development Master! In this class, students will learn how to build a different type of game each week. Game types may include arcade games, platformer games, PvP games, and more! With each project, students will learn how to implement different coding concepts to explore the goals and limitations of each game. By the end of the class, students will have a foundation for building their own unique games in the future. Class limit 16.
Coding with Kids staff   $219/session (10 classes)
 Sock Puppet Theatre
Grades 1 – 3 Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:00 PM
There are countless ways to tell a story. Why not do it with socks? In this class, students will create sock puppets, scenery, mini props and accessories to decorate their “stage” and write a play that their puppets will perform via recorded video call. This class is a fun, silly way to learn the very important life skills of collaboration, creativity, and finding a spark of joy in anything–even in a sock! Students will perform their play via live recorded video on the final day of class. All that’s needed for the class are socks and some general arts/crafts supplies. Class limit 10.
Nina Williams – Termachi

MODE Music & Performing Arts

  $134/session (9 classes)
Tae Kwon Do Grades 1 – 5 Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Master Lisa has taken her popularTae Kwon Do class online! This fun, interactive class combines self-defense/martial arts with sport training and fitness. It also focuses on mastering patience, respect, discipline, focus, and integrity. Students will develop skills, fitness, and confidence while experiencing the teachings of a martial arts program. Tae Kwon Do is great for beginners and experienced students alike, anyone wanting to learn and improve skills. The class will be taught weekly online via Zoom PLUS some entertaining pre-recorded videos will be shared for reinforcement and additional practice outside the classroom. Class limit 22.Notes: Nunchucks (foam) skills will be taught for students who are interested, along with an optional belt test for students who are ready
Lisa Skvarla, Lee’s Martial Arts   $164/session (10 classes)
Trendy Crafts Online!Decorate Your Space Grades 1 – 5 Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM
Join Trendy Crafts after school and make an exciting, new craft project each week. Each semester with Trendy Crafts features a new theme and “Decorate Your Space” is a perfect match for the transition into the new year. Projects include a mixed media canvas featuring your state, blinged out wish tin, our trendy tissue dot desk organizer, and so much more!  All crafts and supplies needed for 10 complete classes will be delivered directly to your student. Each week tune in to our online class taught by company founder, Elizabeth Chapman. We will have fun crafting a unique project each class and sharing our work with each other. Bonus crafts will be taught using extra supplies and items from around the home! Class limit 20.
Elizabeth Chapman, Trendy Crafts   $195/session (10 classes)
Video Game Design Grades 3 – 5 Thursdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM
Design and build your very own video game in this interactive online class! Students will use Stencyl, a free, kid-friendly game creation engine to make 2-D video games on the computer. Each class, students will receive a short lesson, followed by guided creative building time. Lessons focus on designing fun and challenging platformer levels. We will learn to create custom pixel art using a free online editor called Piskel. This is not a programming-focused class, but students will have the opportunity to customize their games using block-based programming similar to Scratch. At the end of the session, students will have a game they can play and share with friends and family! Class limit 14.

PREREQUISITES:

  • Students must have a microphone and camera to participate in this interactive online class.
  • Stencyl, the program we use to create games, is only compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux computers, or Microsoft Surface Tablets. Sorry – most tablets, iPads and Chromebooks will not work with this class.
  • Students must have basic computer skills: be able to save and load files, switch between programs and type on the computer.
  • We will send an email with instructions to set up your Student’s computer before the class begins.
BEAM Experiences staff   $190/session (10 classes)

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