Winter Session 2 classes end Feb. 12. No classes week of Feb. 15 (Mid-winter break)
Registration for Winter Session 3 has begun. Check this page for updated enrollment information and class offerings. Register early so that these fabulous classes can be offered!
|View Ridge Enrichment Session 3 (Feb. 22 – April 9)|
|Chess (K-5) Lunchroom||Bricks 4 Kidz (1-5) Library||Rock & Fire Speed & Agility (K-5) lunchroom||Discover with Drawing (K-5) Room 14|
|NEW! World Dance (K-2) Room 6||Spanish K-2 (T and /or Th) Room 2||Spanish K-2 (T and/or Th) Room 2||NEW! Jazz Dance (2-5) lunchroom Starting 3/4!|
|Coding with kids: Intermediate (2-5) Computer Room||Mandarin (K-2) Room 4||Mandarin (3-5) Room 14||Coding with Kids: Beginners (2-5) Computer Room|
|Creative with Clay (1-5) (starting March 7)||Young Writers-Comic Books (2-5) Room 12||NEW! Sewing Room 24||Drama (K-2) Room 5|
|NEW! French (3-5) Room 26||Spanish (3-5) Room 18||Please note: no classes on Thursday 3/10 or 4/7||Drama (3-5) Room 6|
1-on-1 **Jazz Dance** for Boys and Girls
Make your move with One on One at View Ridge Elementary as we explore the world of jazz dance. We will learn various individual moves each week as we build strength, flexibility and coordination through creative dance. We will learn how to function in a cohesive group and work together towards our final goal of performing for family at the final session!
French through Polly glots
Challenge yourself to learn French this spring. The class is led by an experienced teacher and native speaker. You will participate in an active class using play, music, movement, and art to connect foreign words and sounds to everyday items and activities.
Wizards, Heroes, & Beyond…. Create a Comic Books
Unleash your imagination and create amazing comic books! Write an original comic using our guided worksheets to help you illustrate your characters and scenes like a pro. Next, collaborate to develop a digital comic which will feature animated photos of you as a character within the story.
Creative with Clay (starting March 7)
Mondays: Grades 1-5 / Cost $65 / To register or ask questions: email Molica at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Creative Clay club, where we will recreate our favorite characters into charms, trinket dishes, paper weights and more! A fun way to learn and play with friends while we get messy with our hands to recreate these items with polymer clay.
Chess4Life is committed to bringing an excellent program with a positive learning environment to View Ridge. Chess study has shown to increase math skills, concentration, memory, and self-confidence. Classes are tailored to the level of competency exhibited among the students. All students, of any skill level, are welcome. T-shirts included for all students.
Explore the fascinating science of living things and build engaging models of creatures from caterpillars to dinosaurs. During this six week unit, students will explore topics such as how the human body stays cool, the amazing life cycle of a butterfly, and investigate the Venus Fly Trap — a plant that eats bugs! If you love creatures, this is the class for you.
Thursdays / Grades 1-5 / Cost: $90 (5 classes) / Register/ Questions: email@example.com – 360-510-2535
Students are invited to learn a skill they will use for a lifetime and a hobby they will forever enjoy…sewing! No experience necessary for boys and girls to learn the basics and beyond. Beginning students will learn machine safety and beginner sewing techniques, while the more experienced students can expand on skills they already have. Student will advance at their own pace to more exciting and challenging projects throughout the session. Projects, which are constantly rotating during the quarter, include backpacks, phone cases, clothing, accessories, bags, games, stuffed animal and more! All sewing classes are supervised by Chelsea Cook, owner of Little Hands Creations.
Rock and Fire Speed and Ability
Take the first step to a faster step! Come join us as we go up and down, left and right, back and forth all the way to the finish line. OTA will implement its signature curriculum for teaching the latest techniques in athletic skill development. This “one stop shop” for improving as a soccer player, basketball player, football player, baseball player, lacrosse player, field hockey player, tennis player, volleyball player, and playground champion will include games, track and field contests, and a field day atmosphere every class! This program will include elements of the Presidential Fitness Challenge and Road Runners Course Program. The only question that will be asked, “Can you beat who you were on the first day, when you play on the last day?” Sign up to find out.
This session of World Dance will feature a variety of cultural dances from all over the great continent of Asia…from Bollywood to Balinese! Students will create a booklet of coloring pages illustrating various cultural aspects of each country. Dress up, dance videos, stories and instruments from these cultures will also be part of the children’s World Dance experience! Join us!
Sponge Spanish and Mandarin classes
Tuesdays / Grades Mandarin K – 2
Tuesdays / Grades Spanish 3-5
Tuesday and/or Thursday / Spanish Grades K – 2
Thursdays / Mandarin Grades 3-5
Hola! Ni Hao! Sponge Spanish and Mandarin classes are up and running for the year, and you can still join! We commit to immersion and small classes. This means that students can be successful regardless of when they start. We offer a research-based, exciting and engaging curriculum taught primarily in the target language. Students learn important, everyday language through exciting thematic units and a wide variety of interactive games, activities, songs and art projects. Our goal is to build a strong foundation of comprehension and communication skills, all while having fun! Register now and secure your spot in class!
Smart with Art – Discover with Drawing
We start with the “ingredients of drawing” – what are the fundamental building blocks that make up everything we observe? How can we translate that into a realistic drawing? This course will teach just that. Learn how to break down a drawing or live observation to create a road map to draw the scene or object desired. We will also look at main lines, guide points, overlapping and intersecting lines, symmetry, shading, light source, illustration and more!
Students will receive a sketchbook with the course, too. We will create some visual arts projects utilizing our newly found skills as well as practice exercises throughout the course. Come join us on a drawing adventure designed to enhance your powers of observation and skills at drawing! And, as always, Dress for Mess!
Coding with Kids
Want to become a coding ace and write your own games? Join the Coding with Kids programming club! In just a few weeks, you will be creating your own animations and computer games that you can share and play with family and friends. We teach real coding concepts in a fun way. Students also develop important life skills, such as critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, perseverance, and time management skills. The programming tool we use in class is Scratch (scratch.mit.edu), a drag-and-drop environment developed by MIT Labs for elementary and middle school students. No typing skills required. Scratch provides lots of creative outlets, such as backgrounds, characters, sounds and colors, which makes programming even more fun! To quickly see what kids can create in Scratch, watch this little video: http://vimeo.com/80961102.
Fridays K-2 or 3-5 (2 separate groups) / Cost: $105 / Register / Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Come explore the Dramatic Arts with Wedgwood Drama Studio! This supportive and fun filled class is open to all View Ridge students 3rd– 5th grade. The other is open to Kindergarten to 2nd graders. Through theater games and exercises, students will explore how actors use their bodies, voices and imaginations to tell stories and create characters. Whether you are new to the stage or consider yourself a veteran performer there will be something for everyone in this creative class. A final sharing of some of the students’ work will be on April 8th at 4PM.