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  • Capoeira

    Students will have the opportunity to learn the Brazilian art form of Capoeira in a structured and fun atmosphere, while building self-defense skills, lateral awareness, reflex and balance. Each week is different, building on the previous week’s experiences and introducing new ones. Over the session, kids will learn basic capoeira and acrobatic and kick techniques, as well as musical rhythms instruments and songs in Portuguese. ***********Los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de aprender la forma de arte brasileña de Capoeira en un ambiente estructurado y divertido, al tiempo que desarrollan habilidades de autodefensa, conciencia lateral, reflejo y equilibrio. Cada semana es diferente, aprovechando las experiencias de la semana anterior e introduciendo otras nuevas. Durante la sesión, los niños aprenderán técnicas básicas de capoeira y acrobacias y patadas, así como instrumentos de ritmos musicales y canciones en portugués.
  • Haideh's Awesome Art

    Exploring the still life art form enables student artists to see the three-dimensional world as is and translate it to the two-dimensional world. Students will learn new ways to look at everyday objects and express their feelings through painting. Learning specific techniques in drawing and painting gives young artists tools that enable them to best express their vision. We start each session by selecting the drawing object or picture for that day along with our style and color palette. The subjects will vary from flower arrangements to household objects to animals, natural environments, toys and sculptures of various kinds. We will take our necessary breaks to keep things fun and snack on healthy foods throughout the session. Our goals are to have fun and learn to see and interpret the world around us in fresh ways while expanding our repertoire of drawing and painting techniques. I love to encourage students to reach their absolute best, based on their individual capabilities; I set them up for success. Building confidence, teaching a range of techniques and nurturing creativity is at the heart of my instruction. Since RVC is a small school, we need to work hard to make the after-school classes financially viable for our instructors, who get paid on a per student basis. So we cannot run these classes as drop-ins. The instructors need families to commit to the programs for a full session. We cannot provide refunds for student absences. If classes start out below the max enrollment, we will allow students to join after the start date (and will pro rate the price for late enrollees).********* Explorar la forma de arte de naturaleza muerta permite a los artistas estudiantes ver el mundo tridimensional tal como es y traducirlo al mundo bidimensional. Los estudiantes aprenderán nuevas formas de mirar objetos cotidianos y expresar sus sentimientos a través de la pintura. Aprender técnicas específicas en dibujo y pintura les da a los artistas jóvenes las herramientas que les permiten expresar mejor su visión.Comenzamos cada sesión seleccionando el objeto de dibujo o la imagen para ese día junto con nuestro estilo y paleta de colores. Los temas variarán desde arreglos florales hasta objetos domésticos y animales, ambientes naturales, juguetes y esculturas de varios tipos. Tomaremos nuestros descansos necesarios para mantener las cosas divertidas y comer cosas saludables durante toda la sesión. Nuestros objetivos son divertirnos y aprender a ver e interpretar el mundo que nos rodea de formas nuevas, al tiempo que ampliamos nuestro repertorio de técnicas de dibujo y pintura. Me encanta alentar a los estudiantes a alcanzar lo mejor posible, en función de sus capacidades individuales; Los preparé para el éxito. Construir confianza, enseñar una variedad de técnicas y nutrir la creatividad es el núcleo de mi instrucción.
  • Lego Robotics

    Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.
  • Music / Ukulele

    Your youngsters will love learning basic Ukulele and singing together with their classmates. This music class is a great way to get your child started in music while developing their creative instincts and having fun! We will be singing, strumming, snapping, clapping and proving that music is for everyone!With the older kids, our class tends to focus a little deeper on chords and arrangements. The kids will develop dexterity and muscle memory with the ukulele that will transfer easily into other instruments like guitar and bass. We will be learning how different instrument and voices work together and how even small contributions to a song can change the whole sound. Listening and working as a team to create and build will help develop their ears and hopefully start a lifelong long appreciation of music.***********A tus hijos les encantará aprender el ukelele básico y cantar junto con sus compañeros de clase. ¡Este grupo es una excelente manera de que su hijo se inicie en la música mientras desarrolla sus instintos creativos y se divierte! Vamos a cantar, rasguear, chasquear, aplaudir y demostrar que la música es para todos. Esta será una clase de grupo pequeño de 4-6 estudiantes para garantizar la atención y el apoyo individual.
  • Creative Song & Dance

    This class will give your child a chance to develop their skills in creative movement, and for those that feel comfortable, to integrate their voices. Children will learn to utilize levels, full body, pace and rhythm, as they put together their own choreography, sculpting the space with their own movement. They will also explore duets and group movement. *********Esta clase le dará a su hijo la oportunidad de desarrollar sus habilidades en el movimiento creativo, y para aquellos que se sientan cómodos, para integrar sus voces. Los niños aprenderán a utilizar los niveles, el cuerpo completo, el ritmo y el ritmo, al armar su propia coreografía, esculpiendo el espacio con su propio movimiento. También explorarán duetos y movimientos grupales.
  • Voice Training

    A class which fosters kids ability to sing, keep good pitch, use their full voice and express themselves through song. A great class, for those who want to prepare for the spring musical! Or those who just love to sing!Una clase que fomenta la capacidad de los niños para cantar, mantener un buen tono, usar su voz completa y expresarse a través de la canción. ¡Una gran clase, para aquellos que quieren prepararse para el musical de primavera! ¡O a los que les encanta cantar!
  • Yearbook

    Join Ross Valley Charter School Yearbook Team!Be a part of creating art and history by capturing the life moments of your peers, teachers and families. Tell stories through our school year book for others to share and enjoy for years to come!We will learn to design, edit, and enrich the year book with your creativity, while working on a team with other awesome students. Most importantly, we will have FUN while creatively recording our school’s awesome community of students, staff, and families! This is a commitment to community service which requires both you and your parent(s) agreement. Grades 4 and 5 are welcome to join us. If you are a continuing team member, please sign up here for registration’s purposes.**********¡Únete al equipo de Anuario de Ross Valley Charter School! Sea parte de crear arte e historia al capturar los momentos de vida de sus compañeros, maestros y familias. Cuente historias a través de nuestro libro del año escolar para que otros las compartan y disfruten en los años venideros. Aprenderemos a diseñar, editar y enriquecer el anuario con su creatividad, mientras trabajamos en equipo con otros estudiantes increíbles. Lo más importante es que nos divertiremos mientras grabamos de forma creativa la impresionante comunidad de estudiantes, personal y familias de nuestra escuela. Este es un compromiso con el servicio a la comunidad que requiere tanto el acuerdo de usted como el de sus padres. Grados 4 y 5 son bienvenidos a unirse a nosotros. Si usted es un miembro permanente del equipo, regístrese aquí para los fines del registro.
  • Mountain biking -- for advanced riders

    Advanced Mountain biking class (Wednesdays) -- I will take kids out onto the nearby trails of Marin County Open space to explore our backyard by bike. During the rides kids will build on their climbing and descending mountain bike skills, learn our trail systems, nature awareness and local plant identification. I have 6 different rides planned at about 6 miles each with around 1,000-1,500 feet of climbing per ride. I will also incorporate some bike maintenance and repair into the sessions. Instructor Bio: Rachel Lloyd (RVC mom) doesn’t like to brag, so we wrote this bio for her.  She has raced in every sort of elite mountain biking event you can imagine and was ranked top-ten worldwide in cyclocross. Hardly anyone in Fairfax—the birthplace of the mountain bike—knows more about the sport than this woman. RVC mom Liz Canning says her kids: “did 2 weeks of Rachel’s mountain bike camp this past summer and it transformed them! They loved it so much, and have become such confident little cyclists as a result. The kids’ riding time was broken up with exploring beautiful places beyond the trails.”
  • Kung Fu

    Each Animal Teaches a virtue - Morality, Integrity & Good Character are still essential for success in the modern world. Systematic Training in Proper Body Mechanics builds whole body strength, flexibility, and coordination. Practical Self Defense prevents bullying and builds true self confidence. Your Child will learn practical defense skills suited to a child’s body and mind. Dodging, Break Grabs, Escape Skills Blocking and Covering Up; Falling and Rolling to prevent injury Defense on the ground against a standing opponent “Lucky Fu Books” Deepen Your Kids’ Learning. Each book contains: Animal Biology Lesson Virtue Lesson and Discussion Chinese Lessons Games, Mazes and Coloring Chinese Folk Stories and Idioms Pictures of All Drills and Moves ***********  Cada animal enseña una virtud - la moralidad, la integridad y el buen carácter son todavía esenciales para el éxito en el mundo moderno. El entrenamiento sistemático en la mecánica apropiada del cuerpo construye la fuerza, la flexibilidad, y la coordinación completas del cuerpo. La Autodefensa Práctica evita el acoso y construye una verdadera confianza en uno mismo. Su hijo aprenderá habilidades prácticas de defensa adecuadas para el cuerpo y la mente de un niño. Esquivar, romper agarres, habilidades de escape Bloqueo y cobertura; Caída y balanceo para evitar lesiones Defensa sobre el terreno contra un oponente permanente  "Lucky Fu Books" Profundizar el aprendizaje de sus hijos. Cada libro contiene: Lección de Biología Animal Lección y discusión de la virtud Lecciones Chinas Juegos, laberintos y colorear Historias y expresiones populares chinas Imágenes de All Drills and Moves
  • Art - Glass Creations

    I Made It! Glass Creations is thrilled to be offering on-site after school enrichment to Ross Valley Charter School.Your child is an artist! If you would like your child to learn an appreciation for art or deepen their appreciation for art, look no further. Your child will build self esteem in their ability as an artist while having a blast creating forever and useful fused glass art. Bike bells, night lights and treasure boxes are just a few of the are projects that will stretch your child’s creative thinking skills and imagination while exploring pointillism, realism and contemporary art. Every week your child’s ability as an artist will shine when they come home with pride saying “I Made It!
  • Bird Language

    Bird Language and Nature ConnectionChildren will learn how to interpret the voices and behavior of the birds while expanding their senses surrounded by nature. We will cover the five voices of birds, the types of alarms, and learn how to map, interpret and identify our feathered neighbors through games, hikes, skits, and outdoor adventures. We will also get to know predators and prey, and examine the lives of hawks, falcons, songbirds, owls and more through experiential learning, immersing in our local habitat, listening, observing, and playing. We will also learn the best ways to move through the woods and track when observing and learning about wildlife.Optional/recommended supplies- guide to local birds and at home feeder from Backyard Farmer in Fairfax*********** Lengua de los pájaros y conexión con la naturalezaLos niños aprenderán cómo interpretar las voces y el comportamiento de las aves mientras expanden sus sentidos rodeados de naturaleza. Cubriremos las cinco voces de las aves, los tipos de alarmas, y aprenderemos cómo mapear, interpretar e identificar a nuestros vecinos con plumas a través de juegos, caminatas, parodias y aventuras al aire libre. También conoceremos depredadores y presas, y examinaremos las vidas de halcones, halcones, pájaros cantores, búhos y más a través del aprendizaje experiencial, sumergiéndonos en nuestro hábitat local, escuchando, observando y jugando. También aprenderemos las mejores formas de moverse por el bosque y realizar un seguimiento al observar y aprender sobre la vida silvestre.Suministros opcionales / recomendados: guía para aves locales y alimentador en el hogar de Backyard Farmer en Fairfax.
  • STEAM

    After school STEAM is a fun and social environment where students get practice and experience with the digital tools that fuel creativity and imagination. We learn 3D modeling using an online program called Tinkercad, and 3D print our results. We learn graphic design using an online tool called Sketchpad, and use a CNC tool to cut our designs out of wood. We learn how to create simple computer programs using a website called Scratch, and use a tool called MakeyMakey to interact with our creations. In addition to these main activities, during after school STEAM, you may find students: -Practicing typing skills with typing games -playing or remixing someone else’s game on scratch -creating pixel art with a program called Piskel -making memes on sketchpad - having a five minute turn using a high-end virtual reality setup - practicing teamwork skills in a collaborative Minecraft design challenge -melting something with a 3D pen or glue gun - creating weird and original sounds using a computer -snacking in some vegetables and having fun! I strive to create a fun and open environment for students. Each session begins and ends with a guided task with free choice time in between. Students are expected to follow my instructions and respect online rules (no YouTube, no gaming outside of Scratch). The digital tools that we learn in after school STEAM can be accessed for free from any computer, but are enhanced by the expensive equipment I bring and make available each week. I see students who spend time coming to extra STEAM gaining proficiency with digital tools, and making cool, original art that is an expression of their natural interests. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me or schedule a time to drop in. Thanks! James ***********Después de la escuela, STEAM es un ambiente divertido y social donde los estudiantes pueden practicar y experimentar con las herramientas digitales que estimulan la creatividad y la imaginación. Aprendemos el modelado 3D utilizando un programa en línea llamado Tinkercad, e imprimimos nuestros resultados en 3D. Aprendemos diseño gráfico usando una herramienta en línea llamada Sketchpad, y usamos una herramienta CNC para cortar nuestros diseños de madera. Aprendemos cómo crear programas informáticos simples utilizando un sitio web llamado Scratch, y utilizamos una herramienta llamada MakeyMakey para interactuar con nuestras creaciones. Además de estas actividades principales, durante STEAM después de la escuela, puede encontrar estudiantes: -Practicar habilidades de mecanografía con juegos de mecanografía. -jugar o remezclar el juego de alguien más en cero -crear pixel art con un programa llamado Piskel de hacer memes en el bloc de dibujo - tener un turno de cinco minutos usando una configuración de realidad virtual de alto nivel - practicar habilidades de trabajo en equipo en un desafío de diseño colaborativo de Minecraft -fundir algo con un bolígrafo 3D o una pistola de pegamento - creando sonidos extraños y originales usando una computadora ¡Asaltar algunos vegetales y divertirte! Me esfuerzo por crear un ambiente divertido y abierto para los estudiantes. Cada sesión comienza y termina con una tarea guiada con un tiempo de elección libre en el medio. Se espera que los estudiantes sigan mis instrucciones y respeten las reglas en línea (no YouTube, no jueguen fuera de Scratch). Se puede acceder a las herramientas digitales que aprendemos en STEAM después de la escuela de forma gratuita desde cualquier computadora, pero se ven mejoradas por el costoso equipo que traigo y pongo a disposición cada semana. Veo que los estudiantes que pasan un tiempo extra en STEAM adicional ganan competencia con las herramientas digitales y hacen arte original y fresco que es una expresión de sus intereses naturales. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, no dude en ponerse en contacto conmigo o programar una hora para visitar. ¡Gracias! James
  • Mountain Biking -- for beginner riders

    Beginner Mountain biking class (Tuesdays) -- I will work with the kids on the RVC campus and nearby White Hill Open space to teach kids balance, cornering and confidence on a mountain bike or kids bike. I hope to instill good attitude and perseverance in the kids and share my love of nature and bikes!  For this class, kids must know how to ride a bike already and be interested in learning how to go off-road!  Students also need a mountain bike style bike with gears and front and rear brakes.  Instructor Bio:  Rachel Lloyd (RVC mom) doesn’t like to brag, so we wrote this bio for her :) She has raced in every sort of elite mountain biking event you can imagine and was ranked top-ten worldwide in cyclocross. Hardly anyone in Fairfax—the birthplace of the mountain bike—knows more about the sport than this woman. RVC mom Liz Canning says her kids: “did 2 weeks of Rachel’s mountain bike camp this past summer and it transformed them! They loved it so much, and have become such confident little cyclists as a result. The kids’ riding time was broken up with exploring beautiful places beyond the trails.” Age Range: 1st grade through 5th grade 
  • Mountain Biking -- for intermediate riders

    Intermediate Mountain biking class (Mondays) -- I will work with the kids on the RVC campus and nearby White Hill Open space to teach kids balance, cornering and confidence on a mountain bike or kids bike. I hope to instill good attitude and perseverance in the kids and share my love of nature and bikes!  For this class, kids must know how to ride a bike already and be interested in learning how to go off-road!  Students also need a mountain bike style bike with gears and front and rear brakes.  Instructor Bio:  Rachel Lloyd (RVC mom) doesn’t like to brag, so we wrote this bio for her :) She has raced in every sort of elite mountain biking event you can imagine and was ranked top-ten worldwide in cyclocross. Hardly anyone in Fairfax—the birthplace of the mountain bike—knows more about the sport than this woman. RVC mom Liz Canning says her kids: “did 2 weeks of Rachel’s mountain bike camp this past summer and it transformed them! They loved it so much, and have become such confident little cyclists as a result. The kids’ riding time was broken up with exploring beautiful places beyond the trails.” Age Range: 3rd grade through 5th grade 
  • RVC Service Group at Bennet House

    Ross Valley Service Club. The Ross Valley Service Club is a student group starting to connect various populations of our community through service. The students will visit The Bennett House in Fairfax, an apartment complex for seniors, twice in February to work with residents on projects they need help with, such as gardening. The members of the Ross Valley Service Club will also simply spend time with, and get to know the seniors, who are looking for some youthful energy in their environment! If your child would like to be a member of the Ross Valley Service Club please sign them up! We will begin our bimonthly visits to the Bennett House on Mondays after school beginning in early February.  ----- Ross Valley Service Club. El Ross Valley Service Club es un grupo de estudiantes que comienza a conectar a varias poblaciones de nuestra comunidad a través del servicio. Los estudiantes visitarán The Bennett House en Fairfax, un complejo de apartamentos para personas mayores, dos veces en febrero para trabajar con los residentes en proyectos en los que necesitan ayuda, como la jardinería. Los miembros del Club de Servicio de Ross Valley también simplemente pasarán tiempo y conocerán a las personas mayores, que están buscando algo de energía juvenil en su entorno. Si a su hijo le gustaría ser miembro del Club de Servicio de Ross Valley, ¡inscríbase! Comenzaremos nuestras visitas bimestrales a Bennett House los lunes después de la escuela a partir de principios de febrero.