WINTER 2023-24 ASP ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Redwood Day offers students the opportunity to explore talents and interests outside of the school curriculum. Instructors are dedicated educators within the school community and the greater Bay Area.
 
ENROLLMENT: Registration opens Wednesday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Everyone must register online. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to cancellation if minimum enrollments are not met. If a class does not meet its minimum enrollment and is canceled, families will be notified and reimbursed for the class.
 
CHANGES/CANCELLATIONS: In order to provide some flexibility in our programs, all classes may be canceled after the first week with a full refund. Unfortunately, after our second class, we will not be able to provide any refunds for classes.
 
BILLING: Students attending enrichment classes must sign in to Extended Care at dismissal. In order to sign up for our enrichment offerings at the rate listed you do need to be enrolled in our X-Care or X-Plus program.  As you will notice in the class descriptions, there is a different rate listed for students not enrolled in X-Care or X-Plus. If you are not enrolled in our X-Care or X-Plus program by the beginning of the enrichment session, you will be charged an additional fee in UltraCamp, but this is not due at registration.
 
If you are looking to utilize your discounted tuition rate for our after school program registration simply enter your student’s information in the format of First InitialLast Name for the discount code [e.g., John Smith would be JSmith]. There are no spaces or hyphens in your discount code.
 

REGISTRATION: Register through UltraCamp by clicking the link below.
 
No classes will be held on conference days, in-service days, school holidays, or school vacations, and all class dates are listed in the registration information for each course.


MONDAY

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  • Hip Hop Dance

    Grades: 1st-3rd Grade
    Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Instructor: Nexplore
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Move and groove with Nexplore Hip Hop! While exploring different dance styles, students boost confidence, express themselves, and embrace the power of dance. Through music and movement, they learn dance fundamentals, history, culture, and choreography.
  • Junior Hip Hop Dance 

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: 3:15-4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Nexplore
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Move and groove with Nexplore Hip Hop! While exploring different dance styles, students boost confidence, express themselves, and embrace the power of dance. Through music and movement, they learn dance fundamentals, history, culture, and choreography.
  • Mural Arts with Mr. Aaron

    Grade: 3rd-5th Grades
    Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Aaron Bos-Wahl
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    In this workshop, students will have the chance to collaborate with one another on a large-scale public mural on campus. They will learn a little about the history of mural painting, from the ancient frescos of Syria, India, Pompeii, and elsewhere to murals by Diego Rivera and contemporary examples found in Oakland (highlighting the connection to the history of graffiti and street art).

    Students will collaborate with peers on brainstorming and discussing ideas for a mural design. They will take their ideas from various types of sketches and mock-ups to the final wall. Students will also learn and practice techniques for painting with acrylic paint, painting clean lines, fixing mistakes, and working with others.

TUESDAY

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  • Beginner Chess

    Grade: 1st & 2nd Grades
    Time: 3:45-4:45 p.m.
    Instructor: Berkeley Chess School
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Immerse yourself in the exciting world of chess! Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math, and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior, including self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!
  • Chess

    Grade: 3rd-5th grades
    Time: 4:30-5:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Berkeley Chess School
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Immerse yourself in the exciting world of chess! Chess is fun and can be learned quickly and easily! Studies have found that chess helps improve test results in reading, science, and math and produces growth in critical cognitive skills. Beyond academia, chess influences social behavior including self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and good sportsmanship. And did we mention: it’s FUN!
  • Jiu Jitsu

    Grade: 1st-3rd Grades
    Time: 4:05-5:05 p.m.
    Instructor: Elizabeth Bonani - Mineiro Jiu Jitsu
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Become a martial artist with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Professor Liz. This self-defense martial art teaches students about respect, discipline, and dedication. Classes are driven by each student's participation. All levels are welcome to join as we focus on body awareness and building healthy relationships.
  • Lego Adventures in STEM

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: 3:15-4:15 p.m.
    Instructor: Play Well
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Space Stations, Fire Trucks, and the Eiffel Tower. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas. Each season's course features different engineer-designed projects.

WEDNESDAY

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  • Engineering & Design: Building with Microcontrollers

    Grade: 3rd-5th Grade
    Time: 4:20-5:20 p.m.
    Instructor: Kodely
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Getting hands-on with FUN sensors and tools is the best way to learn about technology! Students will use the micro:bit, an award-winning programmable device that allows students to get hands-on with coding and digital making. This workshop is the perfect starting point for your child to get inspired by the power of technology in the real world.
  • Junior Chefs

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: 3:35-4:35 p.m.
    Instructor: Sydney Wisherop
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    In this fun and hands-on class, young chefs will embark on a culinary journey filled with creativity, laughter, and delicious discoveries. We will focus on:

    • Kid-Friendly Recipes: Our experienced instructors have curated a delightful menu of simple and nutritious recipes that are perfect for tiny hands. From colorful fruit salads to tasty mini sandwiches, each class will feature a new and exciting dish.
    • Basic Cooking Skills: We'll teach your little ones the fundamentals of cooking in a safe and supervised environment. They'll learn how to measure ingredients, mix, stir, and even practice some basic knife skills (with child-friendly tools, of course!).
    • Healthy Eating Habits: Instilling healthy eating habits early is crucial. Our program emphasizes the importance of fresh, whole ingredients and encourages an adventurous palate in a playful and engaging manner.
    • Teamwork and Friendship: Cooking is a social activity! Through collaborative cooking projects, your child will develop teamwork skills, share responsibilities, and forge new friendships in a supportive and enjoyable setting.
  • Lego Gear Bots

    Grade: 1st & 2nd Grades
    Time: 3:20-4:20 p.m.
    Instructor: Kodely
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    While students learn about axles, cams, cranks, and engineering in everyday machines, they dive into hands-on design thinking projects to build physics-driven kinetic creatures using LEGO Technic bricks and papercraft.

THURSDAY

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  • Drama I

    Grade: 1st-4th Grades
    Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
    Instructor: Doug’s Drama
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)


    The focus of this class will be the production of a fun and lively version of "The 3 Little Pigs". Class time will include creative drama games, puppetry and storytelling. The class will be taught by long-time children's theater director, playwright, and storyteller Doug Cole, the Director of Doug's Drama and Cole Arts Camp. More information on Doug and his programs at www.dougsdrama.com
  • Fashion Crafts

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: 3:15-4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Cooking Round the World
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Students will explore their creativity and build fine motor skills through a variety of fun projects, including fashion sketching, hand sewing, yarn art, weaving, and more.
  • Sewing

    Grade: 3rd-8th Grades
    Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Julia Husch
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    Students will learn to design and sew a fashion project over the course of the trimester. They will learn to safely operate a professional sewing machine and iron, read a sewing pattern, and illustrate their designs. Class will emphasize design creativity and garment construction skill-building in a positive and patient learning environment. All of the materials will be provided including high quality fabrics, threads, and personalized embroidery. There will be a new project each trimester!

FRIDAY

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  • Futsal

    Grade: 1st & 2nd Grades
    Time: 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Super Soccer Stars
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    These scrimmages are fun non-competitive continuous futsal-style soccer games. We start each class with a fun, dynamic activity, followed by small-sided games. The primary focus is to increase familiarity with space to enable children to develop team skills in a game environment. Emphasis is placed on the awareness of teammates constantly so that these skills can be easily transferred into the soccer game. The futsol-style scrimmage games help improve players' decision-making skills, provide more touches on the ball, increase opportunities for 1v1 scenarios to develop more creative players, and vastly improve reaction time.  Soccer Stars coaches work to help each player develop game awareness while encouraging the use of the proper technique where appropriate.
  • Junior Futsal

    Grade: Kindergarten
    Time: 3:15-4:00 p.m.
    Instructor: Super Soccer Stars
    Rate:$380 (students enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus) 
    $480 (students not enrolled in X-Care/X-Plus)



    These scrimmages are fun non-competitive continuous futsal-style soccer games. We start each class with a fun, dynamic activity, followed by small-sided games. The primary focus is to increase familiarity with space to enable children to develop team skills in a game environment. Emphasis is placed on the awareness of teammates constantly so that these skills can be easily transferred into the soccer game. The futsol-style scrimmage games help improve players' decision-making skills, provide more touches on the ball, increase opportunities for 1v1 scenarios to develop more creative players, and vastly improve reaction time.  Soccer Stars coaches work to help each player develop game awareness while encouraging the use of the proper technique where appropriate.