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  • 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
  • Piano 101

    The world of music is a beautiful place. In Piano 101 students will learn how to play the keyboard while having fun. All equipment will be provided during class. Week Skills Lesson/Activity 1 Keys on the Piano Students will be introduced to the Middle C and piano finger numbers 2 Music Alphabet, Finger Placement Students will learn the value of the Middle C and finger placement 3 Hearing Various Keystrokes Students will learn a basic warm up and learn how to listen for different keystrokes. 4 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to a song and learn the different keystrokes. 5 Learning Notes Students will continue with their warmups and learn notes. 6 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 7 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 8 Song Introduction Students will be introduced to another song, learn the different keystrokes, and continue practicing the other songs. 9 Preparation for Recital Students will select which song they will perform. 10 Recital Day Parents will be invited to the last class to see their students perform.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • STEAM Tank Entrepreneur

    Calling all innovative and inventive kids to an adventure in STEAM and entrepreneurship! You and your team will design, create, and open a new business this semester. Semester at a Glance: Weeks Theme Lesson/Activity 1 & 2 Pizzeria Entrepreneur Build your own pizza business by designing your logo, menu, and pizza oven. Calculate your profit and learn more about being an entrepreneur. 3 & 4 Sweet Entrepreneur Do you love candy and want to open a candy store? Learn about the business model, how to advertise and then design and build your own candy dispenser! 5 & 6 Pet Entrepreneur This is a must for all future Veterinarians. Students will design a spa and grooming business for your furry friends and develop a business plan on how to open your own pet grooming business. 7 & 8 Slime Entrepreneur We all love slime! Brainstorm different recipes for your slime business and special containers and then develop a plan to sell your brand specific slime in the stores. 9 & 10 Haunted Entrepreneur/Parent Showcase Design, build and test your very own haunted house. Add attractions, rides and more to get more traffic at your location. Parents will be invited to the last class to join the students.
  • Young Rembrandts

    Young Rembrandts teaches children to draw while boosting their skills, brainpower, confidence and appreciation of art.Our classes are built to be fun with a new drawing every class.
  • 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.
  • 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.