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Course Catalog Fall 2022-23

2022-23 First Semester Course Catalog

Monday/Wednesday Classes

These classes meet 2x per week.

Early Literacy with Friends – Space Available

Grades K-1

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated. ELA/SEL

Gather with friends in a literacy rich environment that includes a ‘Just-Right’ levelled library and just right-sized tables and chairs. Activities include handwriting, letter/phonics games through art and play, bookmaking, imaginative play, and library visits. Included in all we do, friendship building and Social Emotional Learning will be explored through fun and games.

Instructor: Beth

4 hours on the learning plan


Come Play Math With Us! – Fully Enrolled

Grades 2-3

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  Math

This class makes math social, hands on and engaging. Come learn the mathematical concepts with friends through math games. We will be studying the following mathematical concepts: place value, number sense, multi-digit addition, multi- digit subtraction, word problems, fractions, data, geometry, and review.

Instructor: Scott

4 hours on the learning plan


Math: We Can Count on It – Space Available

Grades 4-5

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  Math

Through both independent and collaborative work, solve real-world problems and share solutions and strategies. Use technology such as manipulatives, calculators, and computer-based programs while deepening understanding of math concepts: – Fractions and decimals – Long division – Measurement

Instructor:  Lily

4 hours on the learning plan


Aliens Among Us – Advanced Writing – Space Available

Grades 5-6

Monday/Wednesday 9:00 to 10:25

Certificated.  ELA/Fine Art/Science

In this class we study various scientific disciplines to create a fictional alien species in small groups. We develop an alien world with clear physical rules, create flora and fauna, imagine alien technology, explore concepts in physiology, as well as how these might influence an alien culture to grow. Once we create the alien race, we write short stories with that alien as a central focus.

Along the way, the class participates in other activities: presentations of different aspects of our project, create 3-D versions of our aliens, and watch the PG movie Home or Lilo and Stitch to study alien creation.

*This advanced writing class is designed with 5th and 6th grade advanced learners in mind as well as any 5th or 6th grade student ready for a challenge. 

Instructor:  Bill

4 hours on the learning plan

This class is not AL/HCC eligible.  See description above *

Come Play Math With Us! – Space Available

Grades K-1

Monday/Wednesday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  Math

This class makes math social, hands on and engaging through play. Come learn the mathematical concepts with friends through math games. We will be studying the following mathematical concepts: place value (ones and tens), number sense, addition and subtraction through 20, word problems, geometry, data and measuring, and time.

Instructor:  Scott

4 hours on the learning plan


Visual Arts Explorers – Space Available

Grades 1-2

Monday/Wednesday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  Fine Arts

In 2022-2023 the Explorers will examine how artists, scientists and craftspeople from different cultures and times use the visual arts elements to communicate their observations, ideas and beliefs. Our explorations will provide inspiration for making art in a wide variety of visual arts media. Students may take one or both semesters of this class. Curriculum does not repeat during the year.

Instructor:  Laurie

3.5 hours on the learning plan

This class is not AL/HCC eligible


Jr. Great Books – Space Available

Grades 2-3

Monday/Wednesday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  ELA

Students will experience guided reading and inquiry-based discussions with peers about wonderful works of literature. Our work will include creative writing and exploration of literature through art and drama.

Jr. Great Book student books and curriculum provided.

Instructor:  Beth

4 hours on the learning plan


Ichthyology – Icky What? – Space Available

Grades 4-5

Monday/Wednesday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  ELA/Science

Ichthyology is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. In this class, we learn about fish: Fish, Fish, Fish, Fish, and more Fish. However, fish come in many varieties, shapes, and from different habitats though most of them are in water (what do you mean most?). We study fish through reading, writing, watching videos, drawing and live observation. Students tackle projects like creating an aquarium, paper dissections, researching a specific fish and making a personal presentation, drawing and labeling all the parts of a fish, tracking data and making graphs, and even creating new fish species.

Instructor:  Bill

3.5 hours on the learning plan


Going Deep With Math Concepts A – Space Available

Grades 6-8

Monday/Wednesday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  Math

Through both independent and collaborative work, solve real-world problems and share solutions and strategies. Use technology such as manipulatives, calculators, and computer-based programs while deepening understanding of math concepts: – Integers and Operations – Rational Numbers – Data and Statistics

*NOTE – This is the same class offered on Tuesday/Thursday.  Do not sign up for both sessions of 6-8 Math.

Instructor:  Lily

4 hours on the learning plan

Martial Arts A – Space Available

Grades K-8

Monday/Wednesday 11:00 – 11:55

Elective. Physical Education

This K-8 class will focus on balance, strength, and core development, as demonstrated through students performing katas and different blocking, striking and defensive poses.

3 hours on the learning plan

Instructor: Master Chang

Martial Arts B – Space Available

Grades K-8

Monday/Wednesday 12:00 – 12:55

Elective. Physical Education

This K-8 class will focus on balance, strength, and core development, as demonstrated through students performing katas and different blocking, striking and defensive poses.

3 hours on the learning plan

Instructor: Master Chang

Creatures of the Northwest – Animals That Swim, Fly and Run! – Space Available

Grades K-1

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  ELA/Science

This ELA and science integrated class will have monthly themes based on northwest habitats. Students will learn about the daily life, diet, prey, predators, migration, and habitats for animals that live in the Northwest. In class we will read informational books, watch educational videos, make science drawings, take virtual field trips, and build background knowledge and vocabulary.

Instructor:  Scott

4 hours on the learning plan


Seattle History – Maps and Timelines – Space Available

Grades 2-3

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  ELA/Social Studies

Learning about the History of the Seattle Area from multiple perspectives. Using Since Time Immemorial Curriculum and the multiple local human and library resources.

Teacher Beth

4 hours on the learning plan


Sparking Fun with Energy and Forces – Space Available

Grades 4-5

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  Science

In collaboration, we will explore physical science concepts like balancing forces, electricity, and energy transfer. We will conduct experiments and investigations, design and test solutions, read books, and create presentations about what we have learned. We will integrate math concepts such as collecting and analyzing data and creating graphs.

Instructor:  Lily

3.5 hours on the learning plan


Castles, Calligraphy and Medieval Beasts: The Art of the Middle Ages – Space Available

Grades 6-8

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  Fine Arts

An in-depth exploration of the diverse art and architecture of the middle ages will inspire artists in this class to develop diverse skills and create art with a wide range of visual arts media. Home extension will include brief reading and research assignments.

This class is not AL/HCC eligible

Instructor:  Laurie

4 hours on the learning plan


Improv and Improve – Space Available

Grades 7-8

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  Drama

The objectives of this course are to discover the fundamentals of improvisational comedy, improve your storytelling skills, learn techniques to think quickly on your feet, and to be more creative. This spirited, fun course is designed for the actor who wants to learn the essentials of good scenic improvisation or anyone who wants to improve their teamwork or quick-thinking skills. Through coaching, warm-up exercises, creative performance games and basic short-form scene-work, you will learn how to be more spontaneous, trusting, and cooperative and how to listen in a fun, creative atmosphere. There is a final performance of improv scenes at the end of the class.

This class is not AL/HCC eligible.

Instructor:  Bill

3.5 hours on the learning plan


Martial Arts C – Space Available

Grades K-8

Monday/Wednesday 1:00 – 1:55

Elective. Physical Education

This K-8 class will focus on balance, strength, and core development, as demonstrated through students performing katas and different blocking, striking and defensive poses.

3 hours on the learning plan

Instructor: Master Chang


Tuesday/Thursday Classes

These classes meet 2x per week.

Our Amazing Earth – Space Available

Grades 3-4

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  Science

In collaboration, we will explore environmental concepts like weather, climate, and various Earth systems. We will conduct experiments and investigations, design and test solutions, read books, and create presentations about what we have learned. We will integrate math concepts like reading and creating graphs.

Instructor:  Lily

3.5 hours on the learning plan


History and Geology of the Pacific Northwest (Since Time Immemorial) – Space Available

Grades 5-6

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated. Science/Social Studies

Learn about how the Pacific Northwest was formed and about the people who have lived here ‘Since Time Immemorial’. This is a geology and history class using a project based approach drawing from several sources. There will be monthly student shared presentations/projects.

Instructor: Beth

4 hours on the learning plan


Aliens Among Us – Advanced Writing – Space Available

Grades 7-8

Tuesday/Thursday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  ELA/Fine Art/Science

In this advanced writing class, we study various scientific disciplines to create a fictional alien species. We develop an alien world with clear physical rules and ecology, imagine alien technology, write an alien language, explore concepts in physiology, as well as how these might influence an alien culture to grow. Once we create the alien race, we write short stories with that alien as a central focus.

Along the way, the class participates in other activities: presentations of different aspects of our project, “dissect” an alien to explore physiology, and watch the PG-13 movie AVATAR as a study in world building.

*This advanced writing class is designed with 7th and 8th grade advanced learners in mind as well as any 7th or 8th grade student ready for a challenge.  5th or 6th grade AL/HCC students will register for the 5-6 “Aliens Among Us” class which is designed for our 5-6 advanced learners.

This class is not AL/HCC eligible.  See description above *

Instructor:  Bill

4 hours on the learning plan

Books, Bricks and Stuffies! – Space Available

Grades 1-2

Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  ELA

In this 1st and 2nd grade ELA class, students will engage in read alouds and class discussions as they learn about the elements of story and the features of non-fiction. They will also deepen their own reading skills in small reading clubs and with reading partners. At the end of each book students can create an element from the book with Legos or a piece of art. Students are invited to bring their stuffies to class as we explore all the reading genres and demonstrate our learning with hands-on activities.

Instructor:  Scott

4 hours on the learning


Around the World in 80 Days – Space Available

Grades 3-5

Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated. Fine Arts

Grab your passports and get ready to go! In 2022-2023 Students in this art class will follow Phileas Fogg’s famous itinerary around the world. Artists will discover the art, architecture of many cultures and be inspired to create a wide range of artworks of their own.

This class is not AL/HCC eligible

Instructor:  Laurie

3.5 hours on the learning plan


Going Deep with Math Concepts B – Space Available

Grades 6-8

Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  Math

Through both independent and collaborative work, solve real-world problems and share solutions and strategies. Use technology such as manipulatives, calculators, and computer-based programs while deepening understanding of math concepts: – Integers and Operations – Rational Numbers – Data and Statistics

*NOTE – This is the same class offered on Monday/Wednesday.  Do not sign up for both sessions of 6-8 Math.

Instructor:  Lily

4 hours on the learning plan


I’ve Got the Skillz! – Space Available

Grades 7-8

Tuesday/Thursday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  ELA

In this class, we focus on skills needed for academic success in high school: note taking, studying, research skills, academic discussion, and responding to questions with extended answers. Weekly we watch videos, read text, listen to a short lecture, and take Cornell Notes about each. Then, we create a study guide from our notes so we can take a “Quizziz” or “Nearpod” on the topic. Content we study in the class will be of high interest and shifts from ELA to science to topics of personal interest.

This class is not AL or HCC eligible

Instructor:  Bill

3.5 hours on the learning plan


Road Trip – Let’s Explore State and National Parks! – Space Available

Grades 3-4

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  ELA

This 3rd and 4th grade ELA and geography integrated class will travel around North America while building reading, writing, and research skills. Students will be reading informational books, doing online research, taking virtual field trips, and writing in a travel journal as we explore favorite parks. At the end of each unit, students will create travel brochures, posters, PowerPoints, dioramas, and possibly Lego or Minecraft representations.

Instructor:  Scott

4 hours on the learning plan


Creative Writing – Space Available

Grades 4-5

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated.  ELA

In this creative writing and writers workshop class, we will use mentor texts and favorite writers to explore writing techniques. Students can look forward to Writing Celebrations throughout the semester.

Students will have multiple opportunities to explore multiple genres and authors.  We will learn from guest writers, TED ed, BrainPOP and various resources to round out our experiences with writing.

Instructor:  Beth

4 hours on the learning plan


Our World and Beyond – Space Available

Grades 6-8

Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated. Science

In collaboration, we will explore environmental concepts about the earth like Ocean, Atmosphere and Climate and then go outward to space to study the Earth, Moon and Sun. We will conduct experiments and investigations, design and test solutions, read texts and articles, and create presentations about what we learn.

Instructor:  Lily

4 hours on the learning plan

Vertebrates and Invertebrates of the Northwest – Space Available

Grades 3-5

Tuesday/Thursday 2:30 – 3:55

Certificated.  ELA/Science

This ELA and science integrated class will have monthly themes about the different type of vertebrates (Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians) and invertebrates and their habitats. Using informational texts, modeling habitats using Minecraft, watching educational videos, making science drawings, and taking virtual field trips, students will learn about daily life patterns, habitats, and diets for the animals we study.

Instructor:  Scott

4 hours on the learning plan


Monday Classes

These classes meet 1x per week.

Stop Motion Animation – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Monday 9:00 – 10:25

Elective: Technology

Bring your story to life by making stop motion animated movies! Working in teams, students build sets and characters using LEGO® bricks, then write, direct, and edit a unique story to share with the world! Students will begin by learning about cameras and special software required for stop-motion animation. Then, we’ll learn the visual principles of animation as well as storytelling fundamentals. By the end of the semester, students will have completed multiple animation exercises and a final film project using everything they’ve learned.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: BEAM

2 hours on the learning plan

Musical Theater – Space Available

Grades K-3

Monday 9:30 – 10:25

Elective. Fine Art/Drama

Join us as we stretch our creativity while singing, explore emotions and how to use them when acting, and participate in acting out short skits. Students will learn basic vocal techniques and acting skills as we prepare a show open to parents and friends at the end of each session.

NOTE: Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jennifer

2 hours on the learning plan

Pixel Art – Space Available

Grades 3-5

Monday 10:30 – 11:55

Elective. Technology

Learn the art of the pixel! Join us for an in-depth, on-site 3-5 class about drawing with the smallest squares on any screen – pixels. We will be using an online pixel art creation program called Piskel to make retro-style video game art, animated characters, and other art projects. Students will learn fine-art concepts such as color theory, light & shadow, perspective, tiling, animation principles and more. They will also learn the history of pixel art and how it is used in modern games and videos. At the end of the class, students will have a completed gallery of original artwork to share with friends and family!

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: BEAM Experiences

2 hours on the learning plan.


Cascade Choir – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Monday 10:30 – 11:25

Elective. Music

The Cascade choir will learn basic vocal exercises and techniques, and work to develop musical skills through listening and working together as a group. Students will sing group songs as well as have the opportunity to choose a solo song to work on. The class will end with a performance open to family and friends.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jennifer

2 hours on the learning plan


Tuesday Classes

These classes meet 1x per week.

Art Exploration Stations – Space Available

Grades K-2

Tuesday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  Fine Arts

Artists in this class will explore the visual arts elements – line, shape, color, and texture – and develop skills and knowledge of multiple visual arts media multiple visual arts media through art stations.

Instructor:  Laurie

2 hours on the learning plan


Video Game Design A – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Tuesday 9:00 – 10:25

Elective. Technology

Students will learn about many different disciplines and game design principles to make video games that are engaging, unique, and most of all, fun in this 4-8 class.

Students sign up for only one session of Video Game Design.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: BEAM

2 hours on the learning plan

Video Game Design B – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Tuesday 10:30 – 11:55

Elective. Technology

Students will learn about many different disciplines and game design principles to make video games that are engaging, unique, and most of all, fun in this 4-8 class.

Students sign up for only one session of Video Game Design.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: BEAM

2 hours on the learning plan


Wednesday Classes

These classes meet 1x per week.

K-2 Woodwoorking A – Enrollment Closed

Grades K-2

Wednesday 9:30 – 10:25

Elective. Fine Art

This is a 12 week course. Classes end December 14th.

Class cancelled on October 12th.

Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy building experience designed to teach students practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. We create unique opportunities for students to construct fun and exciting projects while empowering them to become independent thinkers-building confidence, self-esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that last them a lifetime. At the end of the session, each student will go home with wooden toys that they have made and painted by hand.

Students who have never had this course will have priority to register for this class.

Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Kids Carpentry

1.5 hours on the learning plan

3-5 Woodworking – Enrollment Closed

Grades 3-5

Wednesday 10:30 – 11:25

Elective. Fine Art

This is a 12 week course. Classes end December 14th.

Class cancelled on October 12th.

Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy building experience designed to teach students practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. We create unique opportunities for students to construct fun and exciting projects while empowering them to become independent thinkers-building confidence, self-esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that last them a lifetime. At the end of the session, each student will go home with wooden toys that they have made and painted by hand.

Students who have never had this course will have priority to register for this class.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Kids Carpentry

1.5 hours on the learning plan


Thursday Classes

These classes meet 1x per week.

Cascade Community Art Space – Do not register for this class

Grades 4-Adult

Thursday 9:00 – 10:25

This drop-in session does not satisfy certificated contact

Come and enjoy the company and inspiration of other artists as you work collaboratively or independently in this supported art space. The focus will be on 2D art with a variety of materials provided each week to help you explore your artistic vision.

First come, first served. Max limit is 16. While students have priority to fill the seats, parents are invited to join as space allows.

Parents must have turned in their volunteer paperwork to attend. See Lucy in the main office for more information.

Instructor: Laurie

Art Space learning hours may be reported to your counselor for the learning plan. There will be no attendance taken or progress submitted by the teacher.

K-3 Improv – Space Available

Grades K-3

Thursdays 9:30 – 10:25

Elective. Drama

Improv is the theatre of collaborative storytelling. During this class the children will learn a variety of fun games and activities that will teach them to work together to best tell stories. Learning that it is okay to be goofy and that sometimes you need to let others stand in the spotlight, the kids will build confidence on stage as well as off.

NOTE: Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jet City Improv

1.5 hours on the learning plan


K-2 Woodwoorking B – Enrollment Closed

Grades K-2

Thursday 9:30 – 10:25

Elective. Fine Art

This is a 12 week course. Classes end December 15th.

Class cancelled on October 13th.

Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy building experience designed to teach students practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. We create unique opportunities for students to construct fun and exciting projects while empowering them to become independent thinkers-building confidence, self-esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that last them a lifetime. At the end of the session, each student will go home with wooden toys that they have made and painted by hand.

Students who have never had this course will have priority to register for this class.

NOTE: Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Kids Carpentry

1.5 hours on the learning plan

4-8 Improv – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Thursday 10:30 – 11:25

Elective. Drama

Improv is the theatre of collaborative storytelling. During this class the children will learn a variety of fun games and activities that will teach them to work together to best tell stories. Learning that it is okay to be goofy and that sometimes you need to let others stand in the spotlight, the kids will build confidence on stage as well as off.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jet City Improv

1.5 hours on the learning plan


6-8 Woodworking – Enrollment Closed

Grades 6-8

Thursday 10:30 – 11:25

Elective. Fine Art

This is a 12 week course. Classes end December 15th.

Class cancelled on October 13th.

Kids’ Carpentry is a hands-on toy building experience designed to teach students practical woodworking skills with an emphasis on the safe use of hand tools. We create unique opportunities for students to construct fun and exciting projects while empowering them to become independent thinkers-building confidence, self-esteem, and a repertoire of practical skills that last them a lifetime. At the end of the session, each student will go home with wooden toys that they have made and painted by hand.

This class for our middle school students will take on more complicated projects as is appropriate for this age group.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Kids Carpentry

2 hours on the learning plan

Marks on Paper: Expressive Drawing and Painting – Space Available

Grades 5-8

Thursday 1:00 – 2:25

Certificated. Fine Arts. Remote Class

This class is being offered as a live instruction, remote class. While we are primarily back to being an in-person program, we are offering this course for the first semester only.

Leave your assumptions behind and bring a sense of curiosity to the art-room. Students in this class will experiment with drawing, painting and journaling methods that encourage presence, sensory awareness, and creative freedom.  Explorations in mark making, paint application, color, and composition will allow students to discover the possibilities of multiple materials and develop their own natural language of lines, shapes, and forms.  This class is process oriented and students will  create a wide range of personally satisfying artwork.

Note: This class is not HCC or AL eligible.

Instructor: Laurie

2.5 hours on the learning plan.


Friday Classes

These classes meet 1x per week.

Let’s Get Sillier – Space Available

Grades 5-6

Friday 9:00 – 10:25

Certificated.  Drama

In this drama class for 5-6 grade students, we explore different forms of performance from monologues to scenes to improvisation. Students are encouraged to act up and get silly and sometimes serious. Students with no or little experience and those with lots of experience will find something for them in the class. There is a final performance of scenes at the end of the class.

This class is not AL/HCC eligible

Instructor:  Bill

2 hours on the learning plan


Lego Robotics – Space Available

Grades 3-5

Friday 9:00-10:25

Elective. Technology/Engineering

Build and design real, functioning robots! Each day, students receive a short lesson, followed by guided creative building time. We will tackle creative team challenges, construct robots that automatically react to their environment using motors and sensors and learn to program complex robotic behaviors. The session ends with an awesome battle-bot tournament!

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only

Instructor – BEAM Experiences

2 hours on the learning plan.

K-3 Intro to Guitar – SpaceAvailable

Grades K-3

Friday 9:30 – 9:55

Elective: Music

Students will learn the basics of how to tune their guitar, how to read and play simplified chords, and how to read and play single string tab. Students will learn familiar, old, and current songs. As students progress, they may be introduced to the CAGED chord system, more challenging tab, and more challenging songs. Students may also explore songs of their choice. Regular practice is required for success and students will be encouraged to perform for family members and the class.

NOTE: Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jennifer

2.5 hours on the learning plan

Intermediate Guitar – Space Available

Grades K-8

Friday 10:00 – 10:25

Elective. Music

Students will explore the CAGED chord system as well as additional chords and patterns. Strum patterns will become more complex and more difficult, multiple string tab will be introduced. Students will be encouraged to learn songs of their choice and will be encouraged to create their own chord patterns, tab, and songs. Prerequisite: Intro to Guitar or audition. Students will be assessed during the first few sessions and changes will be made if necessary, so that students are in the appropriate class.

Instructor: Jennifer

2.5 hours on the learning plan

Digital Citizenship – Space Available

Grades 6-8

Friday 10:30 – 11:55

Certificated.  ELA/Technology

Much like travelling to other countries, using computers can seem bewildering and confusing because of jargon, new language and unfamiliar signs. Students in this class will travel through the world of Office 365 to become more familiar with the language and structures. We will stop and explore different places online: Outlook E-mail, Word, One Drive, PowerPoint, Excel, and One Note. This class will focus primarily on understanding the Office 365 system for use in academic classes, but with more fun content so we can focus on technology.

Instructor:  Bill

2.5 hours on the learning plan


4-8 Intro to Guitar – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Friday 10:30 – 10:55

Elective. Music

Students will learn the basics of how to tune their guitar, how to read and play simplified chords, and how to read and play single string tab. Students will learn familiar, old, and current songs. As students’ progress, they may be introduced to the CAGED chord system, more challenging tab, and more challenging songs. Students may also explore songs of their choice. Regular practice is required for success and students will be encouraged to perform for family members and the class.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jennifer

2.5 hours on the learning plan

Outdoor Adventures – Space Available

Grades 4-8

Friday 1:00 – 1:55

Elective. Fieldtrip

This on location Field Trip Class will include outdoor trips to various areas around Seattle to discover and learn about flora and fauna, wildlife, create art, and learn about Seattle’s history. Class will meet rain or shine. Examples of potential adventures: Greenlake – scavenger hunt – find nature items Discovery Park, Daybreak Star to- Beach/tide pool exploration Woodland Rose Garden – flower and plant observation, scavenger hunt, nature drawings The Locks – Salmon observation and discovery Golden Gardens – sensory writing and sharing observations Gas Works –painting, examine historic gasification remnants Fisherman’s Terminal – learn about Seattle’s historic fishing industry, sketch boats.

Parents/guardians are responsible for student transportation to and from the fieldtrips.

Only enrolled students and a parent/guardian may attend.

NOTE: This class is not HCC/AL eligible. Electives serve students within the grade band only.

Instructor: Jennifer

1.5 hours on the learning plan