Enrichment Course Descriptions

Spring 2021 Online Enrichment Classes

The Spring enrichment schedule, course descriptions and fees can be viewed in real time on the Homeroom enrollment page.  The class schedule is available to preview below.  Scroll down for full course descriptions.

Spring 2021 Enrichment Class Schedule

DAY/TIME
PRICE
 
 
MONDAYS @ 3:30 PM (9 classes) - NO CLASSES 4/12 & 5/31
Bag & Accessories Machine Sewing (90 min) ** – class starts on 4/19$198
Dungeons & Dragons 3-5 with DM Alex (90 min) Note: This is a concurrent session$208
Dungeons & Dragons 3-5 with DM Annie (90 min); Note: This is a concurrent session$208
Machine Sewing for New Students 1-5 (90 min) – class starts on 4/19$198
Robotics: Micro:bit 4-5 (90 min) *$245 + $19 kit fee
Scratch - Intro to Game Development 2-4 (60 minutes)$199
TUESDAYS @ 3:30 PM (10 classes) - NO CLASS 4/13
Chess Club 1-5 (60 min)$143
Creative Photo Editing 4-5 (90 min)$269
Fashion Camp (90 min) ** – class starts on 4/20$228
Kids Yoga 3-5 (60 min)$132
Mandarin K-3 (45 min)$209
Minecraft Creative Build 1-2 (60 min) *$160 + $30 software fee
WEDNESDAYS @ 2:15 (10 classes) - NO CLASS 4/14
American Girl Doll Clothing Machine Sewing (90 min) ** – class starts on 4/21 from 3:00 – 4:30$228
Little Coders: Storytellers K-2 (60 min) ** $219
Minecraft Creative Build 3-5 (60 min) *$160 + $30 software fee
Python: Multiplayer Games 4-5 (60 min) ** $219
Sleepover Sewing (90 min) ** – class starts on 4/21 from 3:00 – 4:30$228
THURSDAYS @ 3:30 PM (10 classes) - NO CLASS 4/15
Kids Yoga 3-5 (60 min)$132
Machine Sewing for Returning Students 1-5 (90 min) ** – class starts on 4/22$228
Minecraft Modding 3-5 (90 min)$269 + $20 Code Kingdoms account
Tae Kwon Do K-5 (45 min)$182
Web Dev: My First Website 4-5 (90 min) – includes $20 fee for Code Kingdoms account$269
FRIDAYS @ 3:30 PM (8 classes) – CLASSES START 4/23
Fiber Arts and Crafts 1-5 (90 min) – class starts on 4/23$228
Hand Sewing 1-5 (90 min) – class starts on 4/23$228
* requires additional purchase of Minecraft software, not included in class price
** beginner class is a prerequisite

Spring 2021 Course Descriptions

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American Girl Doll Clothing – Machine Sewing

Grades 1 – 5

Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Welcome to the world of American Girl Doll couture! In this class students will create their very own runway ready American Girl Doll tops, dresses, pants, and more. While patterns are sized to fit American Girl Dolls but feel free to tailor them to fit your favorite doll or stuffy! Dolls don’t have to have all the fun! During the first class, students will be able to vote on the projects they want to make, and then each week we will tackle one project as a group and work step-by-step together. This class is great for returning sewers who are ready for more complicated, customizable projects. 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. Some tools and equipment will need to be returned after the classes are complete  *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* *This class has a prerequisite of a LHC machine sewing class* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/21. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$128/session (8 classes)

 

Bag & Accessories – Machine Sewing

Grades 1 – 5

Mondays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Create your own accessories! In this class students will learn how to create their very own, one of a kind bags and accessories including a Fox Purse, Owl Backpack, Toolbelt, Bowtie, Scrunchy, Kitty Ear Headband, and more! During the first class, students will be able to vote on the projects they want to make, and then each week we will tackle one project as a group and work step-by-step together. This class is great for returning sewers who are ready for more complicated customizable projects. 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. Some tools and equipment will need to be returned after the classes are complete  *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* *This class has a prerequisite of a LHC machine sewing class* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/19. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$198/session (7 classes)

 

Virtual Chess with Chess Mates

Grades 1 – 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 12.

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

Chess Mates Foundation staff

 

$143/session (10 classes)

 

Creative Photo Editing

Grades 4 – 5

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Do you want to learn how to add cool effects to your photos? In this workshop, students will learn the basics of pixels and color manipulation, working with layers and masks, and adjusting textures. Use the GIMP photo editing software to create a fake vacation photo, put yourself into famous paintings, and more! Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$269/session (10 classes)

 

Dungeons & Dragons (2 concurrent sections)

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. New or repeating students welcome! There will be a new adventure each session! Class limit 6 (per section). NOTE: In order to accommodate more players, we are offering 2 concurrent sections of D&D this session. You can choose to continue with Dungeon Master Annie or join Dungeon Master Alex’s team.

Alex Bonfield and Annie Random,

BEAM Experiences staff

 

$208/session (9 classes)

 

Fashion Camp

Grades 1 – 5

Tuesdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Get ready for Fashion Camp- Quarantine Edition! This session, students will be tapping into their fashionista alter egos by designing and sewing their very own ensemble! All students will start by learning how to read a pattern and creating a simple wearable project. After that, we will guide them through the construction of a complimentary garment. Without the ability to work side-by-side with our students, we will be focusing more on construction, pattern reading, and sewing techniques, but student will still have access to our pattern library and can choose their fabrics prior to class. Each student’s fabric will need to be purchased prior to class based on the specifications of our garments. We will reach out to you with those details prior to class. On the final day of class, there will be an online zoom runway show. All supplies, including a sewing machine patterns and notions, 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. Some tools and equipment will need to be returned after the classes are complete  *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* *This class has a prerequisite of a LHC machine sewing class* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/20. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$228/session (8 classes)

 

Fiber Arts & Crafts

Grades 1 – 5

Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Expand your imagination and get creative! This new online class will dive deeper into some of our favorite crafting techniques and materials. We will be exploring the multiple different ways that we can apply techniques to create different effects and finished projects. Themes will include Fabric batik, macramé, hand sewing, paper crafts and more! All supplies 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. *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/23. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$228/session (8 classes)

 

Hand Sewing

Grades 1 – 5

Fridays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Learn the basics and beyond in this Hand Sewing class! We have converted some of our most popular machine sewing projects just for this program, and alongside our existing hand-sewing projects, we will focus on different hand stitching techniques and embroidery to create and decorate. Project options include the Owl Phone Case, Button Dice, Tic Tac Toe, Hackey Sack, Felt Wallets and more! One of our favorite parts about our in-person classes are that kids get to pick their projects, so we want to keep that autonomy rolling! Student will vote on which projects they want to make first and then we will tackle one project as a group and work step-by-step together. All supplies will be available for local porch-pick up from Highland Park. *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/23. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$228/session (8 classes)

 

Kids Yoga

 

Grades K – 2

Grades 3 – 5

Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM

Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:30 PM

In this 1-hour playful yoga class, children will learn yoga poses, breathing and relaxation exercises to help improve concentration, stress management, focus and learn more about the mind-body connection. We will use music, props (what you have at home), and crafts to bring these yoga classes to life for a fun and memorable experience. Materials will be delivered by no-contact drop-off right to your home or a no-contact pick-up in West Seattle!

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!” Class limit 25.

Briana Montgomery Eichbaum Pure Potential Yoga

 

$132/session (10 classes)

 

 

Little Coders: Storytellers

Grades K – 2

Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Students who have learned basic coding skills (i.e. code as a series of instructions, loops, and conditionals) will be able to put their skills to practice in new and creative ways! Little Coders Storytellers will have more independent coding time to exercise their creativity and get them ready for more advanced game development projects at the next level. Students will learn how to storyboard, implement ideas and problem solve as they build their story. **Prerequisite: Students should have completed Little Coders and Little Coders: Animations or have experience coding in Scratch before taking this class.**  Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$219/session (10 classes)

 

Machine Sewing for New Students

Grades 1 – 5

Mondays 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. *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend.* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/19. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$198/session (8 classes)

 

 

Machine Sewing for Returning Students

Grades 1 – 5

Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Machine Sewing is going ONLINE! Experienced students will be able to continue learning, creating, and sewing in our new online classes! Returning students will pair up with a supervising grown-up in every class of this session to learn and explore a skill they can use for a lifetime. 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. *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend. *This class has a prerequisite of a LHC machine sewing class * NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/22. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$228/session (8 classes)

 

 

Mandarin Online!

Grades K – 3

Tuesdays 3:30 – 4:15 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

 

$209/session (10 classes)

 

Minecraft 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 camper 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, campers 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. Tuition includes $20 fee for Code Kingdoms account. Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$289/session (10 classes)

 

Minecraft Team Creative Build

Grades 1 – 2

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. Please send us an email if you have any questions! We will send instructions about joining our Minecraft world after signing up. Class limit 12.

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

1.     Minecraft Bedrock Edition – – Unless you see “Minecraft Java Edition” or “Education Edition” on the title screen, you have Bedrock Edition. The title screen should just say “Minecraft”. 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.

Ava Benami, BEAM Experiences

 

$160/session + $30 software (10 classes)

 

Minecraft Team Creative Build

Grades 3 – 5

Wednesdays 2:15– 3:15 PM

Learn to build amazing things! In this class for 3rd – 5th graders, we will collaborate with each other to build a custom village. In addition to creative build time, our Minecraft instructor will give short lessons about creative techniques such as architectural design, Redstone contraptions and much more! At the end of the session, we will send the world we built together to each student to keep and play at home. Our Minecraft teacher will be using Zoom voice chat to communicate during play. Please send us an email if you have any questions! We will send instructions about joining our Minecraft world after signing up. Class limit 14.

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

1.     Minecraft Bedrock Edition – – Unless you see “Minecraft Java Edition” or “Education Edition” on the title screen, you have Bedrock Edition. The title screen should just say “Minecraft”. 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.

Ava Benami, BEAM Experiences

 

$160/session + $30 software (10 classes)

 

Python – Multiplayer Games

Grades 4 – 5

Wednesdays 2:15 – 3:15 PM

Do you love playing video games with your friends? Have you ever wanted to create your own Player vs. Player (PvP) game? In this camp, students will learn how to create their own PvP games using Python. Students will use basic Python programming to code their own two-player games, including an air hockey game and a space battler! This camp will introduce students to Python as well as basics of multiplayer game design. **Prerequisite Students must have taken Python: Intro or have experience coding in Python.**Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$219/session (10 classes)

 

Robotics: Micro:bit

Grades 4 – 5

Mondays 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Students will use micro:bits to explore how a computer can be programmed by making several different types of electronic devices, such as a compass, a decibel reader, and a thermometer. Campers will also get an introduction to how their devices can be a part of the Internet of Things by enabling wireless communication between the devices (like how consumer devices communicate in a smart home). Note: please purchase the Micro:bit before the first day of class, you can order it on Amazon here. Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$245/session + $19.50 kit fee (9 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

 

$198/session (9 classes)

 

 

Sleepover – Machine Sewing

Grades 1 – 5

Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:30 PM

Pillow forts, movie marathons, giggles, and cozy blankets… Get ready for a sleepover! In this class we will get to make our very own sleepover essentials including a Cupcake Pillow, Quillow, Journal, Scrunchie, Kitty Ear Headband and more (TGIF not included- ask your parents!) 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.  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. Some tools and equipment will need to be returned after the classes are complete  *Please note that the first class of this session is mandatory, please contact Chelsea Cook if your child is unable to attend* *This class has a prerequisite of a LHC machine sewing class* NOTE: this class is also open to non GH students that register directly on the LHC website. Class starts 4/21. Class limit 12.

Chelsea Cook, Little Hands Creations

 

$228/session (8 classes)

 

Tae Kwon Do

Grades 1 – 5

Thursdays 3:30 – 4:15 PM

Master Lisa has taken her popular Tae 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 12. Note: For students who are ready there is a belt test at the end of the 10 weeks! Kids will receive their belts and certificate. Nunchuck skills will also be taught.

Lisa Skvarla, Lee’s Martial Arts

 

$169/session (9 classes)

 

Web Dev: My First Website

Grades 4 – 5

Thursdays 3:30 – 5:00 PM

Take your first steps in Web Development and start on the path to making the great websites of tomorrow! Designed for beginners, students will be introduced to the basics of HTML and build a simple website. We will learn how to lay out a web page, mark up content, handle images, navigation etc. By the end of the course, students will have a good understanding of how a web page works! Class limit 12.

Coding with Kids staff

 

$289/session (10 classes)

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