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  • Cooking & Baking 101

    Each week students learn basic cooking skills using a variety of recipes from sweet to savory, dinner to dessert.Classes reinforce literacy, math, science, nutrition and social skills, while exploring diverse foods.This is an eight-week class and accommodates nut allergies only. Semester at a Glance: Week Recipe Lesson/Skills 1 Vegetable Tortilla Roll Ups Knife skills, mixing, assembling 2 Matcha Green Tea White Chocolate Cookies Scoop and level, measuring, mixing, creaming butter and sugar 3 Lasagna Rolls Knife skills, mixing, spreading, assembling, using herbs 4 Banana Stuffed French Toast Knife skills, egg cracking, whisking, spreading, assembling, skillet skills 5 Individual Seven Layer Dip Mixing, knife skills, seasoning, layering, presentation 6 Pumpkin Pastries Working with pastry, mixing, smell and tell spices, assembling 7 Raw Fall Salad Knife skills, making a vinaigrette, juicing lemons, measuring, mixing 8 Student’s Choice/ Showcase Parents will be invited to the last class to sample two of the recipes made by their child.
  • Chess with the Knight School

    The Knight School has perfected the after-school chess class and is sweeping the nation with this hilarious, kid-focused, amazingly cool approach to chess.Our coaches have a vast amount of experience teaching their students to become excellent chess players, emphasizing a highly aggressive strategy and our tactics-based curriculum. Week Lesson and Band Color Lesson 1 Welcome to TKS and Identifying (rainbow/white) Chess Basics: moves, values and names 2 Checkmating (yellow) Check vs. Checkmate and The Law of the Splatter 3 Scholar’s Mate (tan) The Four-Move Checkmate 4 Forking (magenta) Attacking 2+ pieces with one move 5 Developing (orange) Follow the Golden Rule of Chess – Develop your Piece 6 Pin and Exploit (tangerine) First pin a piece, then exploit the fun 7 X-Raying (red) Line up their pieces and attack their king 8 Skewering (lime) Line up their king and queen 9 Ladder-Mating (green) Compress ‘em against the wall 10 Showcase Parents will be welcome to join the last class to watch or jump in and join on the bead-tourney
  • Spanish

    Give your child the gift of another language with our Spanish class. Our music and play based methodology are fun, interactive and innovative, helping children acquire the language through games and fun activities. Themes vary from semester to semester. Semester at a Glance: Week Can-Do Statement 1 The students can greet someone politely; can introduce themselves when they meet people and tell someone their name; can ask someone how they are doing; can tell someone how they are doing; can tell someone whether or not they understand them; can pronounce the vowels in Spanish; can say goodbye politely. 2 The students can count up to ten; can respond to personal questions such as their age; can ask someone their age; can count how many colors are in the rainbow; can name some days of the week; can answer when asked what day is today; can explain that in Spanish the names of the days of the week are not capitalized; can say some activities they do in different days of the week. 3 The students can greet someone based on the time of the day; can name some fruits the like; can name some fruits they dislike; can name some Spanish-speaking countries and find them on the map; can say where they live and where their family is from; can say some words that start with the letter "M". 4 The students can answer when asked how they are feeling; can name some members of their family; can say if they think their family is big or small; can find the country of Mexico on the map; can say which continent Mexico is located in; can say some words that start with the letter "S". 5 The students can use some words to describe the weather; can say when they are hungry; can say the name of some foods they like to eat; can name some months of the year; can answer when asked which month are we in; can find the country of Argentina in the map; can describe some elements of the Argentinian flag; can say the names of some traditional Argentinian foods; can say some words that start with the letter "P". 6 The students can say which month their birthday is in; can say when they are thirsty; can say the name of some beverages they like to drink; can say the names of some fruits; can say what color some fruits are; can say if a food is a fruit or not; can say some words that start with the letter "D". 7 The students can say what types of food a healthy plate includes; can name some healthy foods; can say if a food is a vegetable, fruit, grain, or protein or not; can find the country of Spain on the map; can describe some elements of the Spanish flag; can describe some elements of the Spanish flag; can say the names of some traditional Spanish foods; can say some words that start with the letter "N". 8 The students can name some clothing items; can say what clothing items they should wear in different types of weather; can say when something is long or short; can find the country of Peru on the map; can describe some elements of the Peruvian flag; can say the names of some traditional Peruvian foods; can say some words that start with the letter "F". 9 The students can say when something is near or far; can name the four seasons of the year; can say what the weather is like in the four seasons of the year; can say some things they like to do in each of the four seasons of the year; can say some words that start with the letter "R". 10 Review; final parent showcase.
  • Art with Abrakadoodle

    Abrakadoodle delivers the very best in visual arts classes! We offer multi-media, multicultural and STEAM-based programs. In our art classes students will experiment with a variety of art materials while they develop their imaginations and have fun learning about artists, techniques, and art styles from around the world. Semester at a Glance: Week Artist Lesson/Activity 1 Dutch Rembrandt van Rijn Rembrandt Doodle Paint a self-portrait using acrylic paint 2 Dutch Artist Piet Mondrian Label Mix Up Doodle Draw a Mondrian-like tree and rearrange using labels 3 French Artist Paul Gauguin Paul Gauguin Orange Doodle Create a still life using mixed media 4 African American Artist Kara Walker Kara Walker Doodle Create a movable figure using paper silhouettes 5 American Artist Darryl Norem Darryl Norem Doodle Create dimensional landscapes using watercolor 6 American Artist Roberta Daar Roberta Daar Wall Sculpture Doodle Create a wall sculpture using shapes 7 African American Patrick Davis Patrick Davis Tree of Life Doodle Create a tree sculpture using clay 8 Nature inspiration Ladybugs and Friends Doodle Create ladybugs in their habitat using mixed media 9 Haiti Houses Project Inspiration Haiti Houses Doodle Design miniature houses 10 Creative Inspiration: What artist or nature element inspired you most? Showcase/Artist Challenge Children will select the materials for their creative inspiration and parents will be invited to join in on the fun.
  • Building Brains

    In this LEGO Engineering class, students will use LEGO technic kits to build working machines and motorize them. Curriculum is written by an engineer and teaches the TEKS for both math and science. Semester at a Glance: Week Build Lesson/Skill/Activity 1 Lego I: Pinwheel Lego II: Sweeper Lego I: Wind Energy, friction Lego II: Friction, bevel gears, measuring 2 Lego I: Spinning Top Lego II: Fishing Rod Lego I: Gearing up, measuring Lego II: Pulleys, levers 3 Lego I: Seesaw Lego II: Free Wheeling Lego I: Levers, balance, pivot point Lego II: Wheels and axles, kinetic energy 4 Lego I: Raft Lego II: The Hammer Lego I: Wind power, buoyancy, float Lego II: Levers, cams, inclined planes 5 Lego I: Car Launcher Lego II: Trundle Wheel Lego I: Wheels and axles, measuring Lego II: Gears ratios, gearing down 6 Lego I: Measuring Car Lego II: Letter Balance Lego I: Gears, wheels, measuring, accuracy Lego II: Levers, gears, measuring 7 Lego I: Ice Hockey Player Lego II: Click Clock Lego I: Gears, motion Lego II: Gears, measuring, time 8 Lego I: Sam’s New Dog Lego II: Windmill Lego I: Pulleys, belt and wheel Lego II: Gearing up and down, renewable energy 9 Lego I: Paper Crinkler Lego II: Land Yacht Lego I: Gears Lego II: Gearing down, measuring 10 Lego I: Crane Lego II: Fly Wheel Parent Showcase Lego I: Worm gears Lego II: Gearing up, energy Parents will be invited to the last class.
  • Imagination Lab

    Grab your lab coats and goggles and get ready for our newest program where your young scientist will explore science, engineering & technology principles with hands-on experiments. Semester at a Glance: Week Theme Lesson/Activity 1 Oobleck vs. Slime This week we will find out the difference between slime and oobleck and record inferences. 2 How to Make Water Walk We’ve all walked in water and have the soggy socks and muddy feet to prove it. But have you ever seen water walk? With this fascinating science experiment, your kids will be able to see water “walk” from one cup to another. 3 Let’s Do Chemistry Creating mixing stations to find scientific practices, stability and change, matter and its interactions 4 Bouncing Polymer Ball What happens if you make a few differently sized balls? Does the size of the ball affect how the balls bounce? 5 How to Test the Strength of Shapes In this exercise, your child will learn how to test the strength of different shapes. By making their own shapes and then balancing books on top of them, they can observe how strong each shape is. 6 Explore Buoyancy Students will explore buoyancy with foil boats. 7 Learning about Chromatography In this simple science experiment using nothing more than water, markers and coffee filters, your child can separate ink into the colors used to create it. 8 Learning about Acid and Bases In this activity, students will gain an understanding of acids and bases in the presence of a chemical called anthocyanin. 9 Magical Crystal Tree Impress your friends by creating a colorful tree out of salt crystals, cardboard and a few other household items. Within a day, you’ll have a colorful snow-covered tree that seemed to magically sprout from nothing! 10 Make Your Own Ice Cream/Parent Showcase Choose your topping and flavor and make your own ice cream. Parents will be invited to the last class to join the students.
  • Tennis

    Our curriculum focuses on academic concepts and includes games, drills and physical fitness activities to teach the skills, rules and etiquette of tennis.Our TGA Premier Sports coaches are trained professionals with a desire to spread their love of tennis.All equipment will be provided during class. Semester at a Glance: Week Skill Lesson/Activity 1 Basic Tennis Concepts, Forehand Review class rules, basic tennis concepts, warm up exercises and learn how to hit forehand 2 Foot Work Warm up exercises, drills for foot work, continue practicing forehand 3 Foot Work (continuation) Warm up exercises, drills for foot work, continue practicing forehand 4 Backhand and Racket Control Warm up exercises, drills for foot work, racket control exercises, continue practicing forehand and start on how to hit backhand 5 Backhand and Racket Control (continuation) Warm up exercises, drills for foot work, racket control exercises, continue practicing forehand and start on how to hit backhand 6 Foot Work and Speed, Hand-eye Coordination Warm up exercises, drills for foot work and speed, hand-eye coordination games and exercises, continue practicing forehand and backhand 7 Hand-eye Coordination, Hitting volley Warm up exercises, drills for foot work and speed, hand-eye coordination games and exercises, continue practicing forehand and backhand, start learning how to hit volley 8 How to Serve Warm up exercises, drills for foot work and speed, hand-eye coordination games and exercises, continue practicing forehand, backhand and volleys, start on how to serve 9 How to Serve (continuation) Warm up exercises, drills for foot work and speed, hand-eye coordination games and exercises, continue practicing forehand, backhand and volleys, how to serve 10 Parent Showcase Parents will be invited to see all the skills that students learned during class.