Class Descriptions

 

Art

Come join an art appreciation class designed by art teachers and parents to explore and create art. We will learn about famous artists and see how they can inspire us. We will be drawing, painting, creating sculptures, and exploring mixed media.
Taught by Kim Clark, an avid art appreciator and long time art student with a BA in Art History.

Basketball

After School Hoops® is a weekday afternoon basketball program for aspiring young players. The one hour instructional sessions combine fundamental skills instruction with organized team competition with the goal of providing an enjoyable and educational after school athletic event. Developing players benefit by improving their individual skills such as passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, and defending while, at the same time, learning how to work within the framework of a team. Boys and girls of all skill levels are encouraged to join. One of the many merits of After School Hoops® is that it provides school children with an organized after school event at which they can learn, socialize, and most of all, have fun. Parents and teachers often express concern that idle and unsupervised after school hours provide too many negative temptations for their children. Using athletics as the vehicle, After School Hoops® provides children with an opportunity to improve their overall physical fitness, develop sportsmanship and athletic integrity, and gain an understanding of the game of basketball.

Black Dragon Chess

Underlying its proven social and cognitive benefits, Chess is fun!  Join us for the upcoming session as we journey into this fascinating game!  The class will include individual and group instruction, as well as supervised play amongst the students.  All ability levels are welcome, even if you’ve never played before.  Previous students are also encouraged to continue. All materials provided.  End of session prizes given.

Critters 'n Clay™

Science, sculpting and children's literature will be integrated into one delightful hour of Critters 'n Clay™.  We will learn interesting facts about a new animal each week, sculpt it out of clay, read a story about the "critter du jour" and glaze the 3 project at our last class.  Students will create some priceless treasures in this class. A new group of animals will be studied each session, so the class remains fresh and exciting for continuing students.

Flag Football

Does your child love football? Do they want to learn more about the game in a fun environment? Or are you interested in your child learning and playing football without all the contact? Then join our coaches as they teach the fundamentals of passing, catching, throwing, offensive and defense strategies, teamwork skills, and sportsmanship!

Fun with Legos

Power on your engineering skills with Play-Well TEKnologies and tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture through engineer-designed projects such as Bulldozers, Hovercrafts, Hot Air Balloons, and the Eiffel Tower! Design and build as never before, and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. An experienced instructor will challenge new and returning students to engineer at the next level. New projects for fall!

Kids Fitness

The Kid Fitness program is designed to promote gross motor development, teamwork, and cooperation as well as build self-esteem. We teach basic fundamentals in sports such as soccer, basketball, bowling and mini golf. We also offer tons of fun activities including basic gymnastics, yoga, and other group activities such as parachute games, hopsack races, and obstacle courses. Please review our website at www.kid-fitness.net and click on the Facebook link for additional information, pictures and video clips!

​LuvLanguages (Spanish)

LuvLanguages teaches children new languages in a fun and engaging approach through music and movement, playacting and game playing.

Private Piano Lessons

The Instrumental Music Program (IMP) team of teachers offers private one-on-one lessons to Kindergartners on the grounds of Green Valley Elementary School or IN YOUR HOME. Private lessons meet once per week for 30 minutes or IN- HOME lessons for 30 ro 45 minutes. Additional fees apply to IN-HOME lessons. Kindergarteners are taught the rudiments of piano playing through note-reading, basic music theory, finger technique and performance preparation. All students will be given lesson and workbook materials which must come back and forth to the lesson each week. Home practicing of 5 days a week is expected. Students must have a piano or full-size keyboard in the home. Students have the opportuity to participate in piano recitals in the spring (Date and Place: TBA) Due to the long-term nature of piano learning, sign-ups are for the entire school year of 30 lessons (September through May). Tuition is paid in three suggested donation installments of $462. Make your check payable to Green Valley Elementary School. Contact Norma Bristol for further information

Sewing Class

My First Sewing Class (1st – 5th grades, boys and girls are welcome; is taught in the English language):  “Mom, I want to learn how to sew!” Sewing is not only fun and creative; but, it is a useful life skill. Children will learn how to safely thread a needle; work with patterns; and sew their own pieces by hand.  Sewing techniques learned in this class: running stitch, slipstitch, how to sew buttons, and more. Children will make useful and decorative projects such as: glass/phone case, bags/sacks, holiday decorations, etc. This is a needle & thread Sewing Class; not a Sewing Machine Class.   

Soccer Shots Classic

Soccer Shots Classic is for children who are new to soccer or who want to build upon skills they already have in a non-competitive environment.  Soccer Shots is an engaging children’s soccer program with a focus on character development. Our caring team positively impacts children’s lives on and off the field through best-in-class coaching, communication and curriculum. Our coaches are the best-trained in the business. Our expert-approved curriculum is age-appropriate and aligns with childhood education standards. In addition we provide an exceptional customer experience and ongoing communication with parents.  The focus of the class is on having FUN!

Video/GVTV Production

Learn the basics of moviemaking in this active hands-on class. Participants learn all the steps from concept, filming a scene, and editing a movie. Participants begin with an action film that is pre-storyboarded into a sequence of 18 various shots, angles and techniques assembled into a short video. Participants will also learn to use a “green screen” for creating a television news program, GVTV.

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Before and After School Enrichment Program at Green Valley Elementary School, Danville, CA.  gvalleyenrichment@gmail.com

For scholarship information, contact us at gvalleyenrichment@gmail.com

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