Courses for Students Completing Kindergarten

Title Total cost Available sections
Fun with Math $650 0
Seashore Science $700 0
Planet Ocean $700 0

 

Fun with Math
Welcome, Math Adventurers! In this course, we will explore math concepts and develop mathematical thinking skills through fun projects and enjoyable activities incorporating art, literature, music, and movement. Using graphing activities and geometric art projects, we will investigate the relationships between math and our everyday lives. Also, we will develop pre-algebraic thinking skills by predicting, extending, and creating patterns with shapes, numbers, movements, and more. Working in cooperative groups and as a class, we will put on our problem-solving hats and use our critical thinking skills to solve logic problems. In order to deepen our understanding of more traditional math, we won’t be doing typical pencil-and-paper problems but instead will learn by having fun with math!
Homework per class meeting: None
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $80 · Total: $650  
ED3401
M T W T F
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Grace Sui
Closed
ED3402
M T W T F
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Grace Sui
Closed

 

Seashore Science
Seashores are rich natural laboratories for scientific exploration. In Seashore Science, we will learn about tides, tide pools, and the plants and animals of California’s rocky seashores. We will study different tidal pool relationships using methods of investigation employed in both earth and life sciences. Topics will include high and low tides, fresh vs saltwater, camouflage, animal anatomy, and marine conservation. Also, we will learn a lot about seashore life, including mollusks, crustaceans, univalves, bivalves, algae, plankton, and kelp. We will use scientific methods of observation, and keep journals as we learn about water chemistry and related marine topics. The inner and outer workings of the tide pool plants and animals will be brought to life through experiments, drama, arts and crafts projects, as well as close encounters with live creatures in a marine touch-tank.
Homework per class meeting: None
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $130 · Total: $700  
ED3403
M T W T F
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Karen Kemp & Susan Cossette
Closed
ED3404
M T W T F
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Karen Kemp & Susan Cossette
Closed

 

Planet Ocean
The ocean covers almost three quarters of our planet and makes life on earth possible. In Planet Ocean, we will explore many aspects of ocean science, including physics as well as biology, and the global ocean from its sandy coasts to the darkest depths. Every day, we will share some art and music, a few stories and a lot of science. Some of the topics we will cover include: evolution and taxonomy of marine animals, tides and tide pools, inter-tidal ecology, world of water, floating and sinking, and saving the ocean. Through stories, demonstrations, hands-on science experiments, and art projects, students will gain a deep knowledge of oceans and ecosystems, a new appreciation of their importance, and learn what we can do to protect them.
Homework per class meeting: None
Tuition: $570 · Materials fees: $130 · Total: $700  
ED3405
M T W T F
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM Cynthia Cudaback
Closed
ED3406
M T W T F
1:00 PM – 4:30 PM Cynthia Cudaback
Canceled