McKinley

Grades K-8
325 S. Oak Knoll Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101

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K-2 Intro Classes

Grades 3-8

Intro to Kindergarten French Immersion

Designed to prepare students entering into PUSD’s French Immersion Program, students will have fun learning basic instructions and vocabulary in French.  Activities will include language arts, mathematics, art, and music. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Introduction to Kindergarten

Children prepare for kindergarten by engaging in language arts, mathematics, art, and music. This fun introduction enhances their readiness for both the social and academic settings of elementary school. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Intro to First Grade French Immersion

Reinforces the reading, math, and language skills learned during the kindergarten year of PUSD's French Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed one year of a French Immersion Program. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Introduction to First Grade

Designed to help ease the transition from kindergarten to 1st grade, students will engage in creative, thematic activities that reinforce reading and mathematics. As students are introduced to 1st grade curriculum, they will gain skills for academic success. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Intro to Second Grade French Immersion

Reinforces reading, math, and the language skills learned in the first two years of PUSD's French Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed two years of a French immersion program. Students must be seven years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Introduction to Second Grade

Welcome to second grade! Let's build on our first grade skills in preparation for a solid start in second grade. An emphasis will be on creativity as we read, write, explore and problem solve. Students must be seven years old by Sept. 1, 2021.

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Intro to Middle School

Going into middle school or looking into mastering your skills learned in the sixth grade? This intro to middle school class promotes the academic, social, and emotional growth of students by expanding on the foundation established in elementary school. Students will dive into English, mathematics, history, humanities, and science in a fun and engaging environment filled with projects and activities.

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The Big Three: Science Edition!

Students will examine key scientific concepts and explore physical, earth, and life science through fun and challinging activities. Math topics range from 2D vs 3D to creating their own place value system. Art topics focus on the elements of art and PE lessons would be split between conditioning and skills. Students will create science concept cards, math notebooks, and their very own art portfolios.

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Summer Art Studio

Come and experiment and build skills with a wide range of media, techniques and ""concepts in art"" from drawing and painting to sculpture, clay and mixed media. Students will learn individually through choice based activities (stations), as well as through cooperative (and safe, socially distanced) group activities. Students will also learn by looking at the work of a wide range of historical and contemporary artists, focussing in particularly on underrepresented and less well-known artists as inspiration for self expression and communication."

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School of Rock [Beg./Int./Adv.]

No auditions needed to join this rock band! Instruction on the guitar, bass, drums, and keyboard will be provided at various levels. Get ready to rock a mini concert on the last day of the program.

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Amazing Authors and Artists

Do you want to be a Twenty-First Century Renaissance person? Build your knowledge and creativity by not only studying literature and art, but creating it. By immersing yourself in contemporary short stories, writing in a variety of genres including fiction, nonfiction and poetry, you will also learn about the lives of great artists and create your own artworks based on their unique styles. Students will leave with a portfolio of work.

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World of Adventures

No matter when or where, we can take you there! Students will travel through important world events, explore cultures, and share their findings in a variety of fun and engaging formats. Along their journey, students create their own maps, learn about landmarks, and even publish their own ancient newspaper. Class is designed for students of all levels of academic ability.

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Math Mania

Multiplication will come alive as students focus on mastering multiplication tables in a low stress, high energy, learning environment. Students will learn to multiply like a wizard and will master division concepts with the roll of a dice.

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