McKinley

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

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K-2 Intro Classes

Grades 3-8

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, 2022.

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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, 2022.

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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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Armenian Tapestry

Come explore the myths, legends, and fairy tales of Armenian culture. Students will learn about the history, art, and cultural symbols of this ancient civilization. Students will work on different projects to demonstrate their learning. These projects will encompass writing, visual, and performing arts.

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Cultural Exchange

Are you ready for an amazing trip around the world? During this class students will read stories from different cultures, travel to enchanted lands, learn about magical creatures, and befriend
many imaginary characters. Artistic and dramatic elements will be incorporated to embody the stories read.

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Imaginary Lands

Using papier-mache, glitter, paint, and a variety of other feathery and fun materials, students will create a fantasy landscape and the creatures that live there.

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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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Stem 360

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society, Steam 360 will include science, technology, engineering, art, and math through exploration and building projects using a variety of materials. This 360 course will give students support starting with conception through design to finished product using their imaginations.

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Robotics [Beg./Int./Adv.]

Students will learn the exciting art and technology of robotics, from mechanical design to programming, and strengthen their knowledge of algebra. Students will build important teamwork and problem-solving skills as well. This class is available for all levels of experience.

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Chess [Beg./Int./Adv.]

The ancient game of chess develops skills in spatial relationships, awareness of consequences, and planning ahead. Beginners learn the basics of the game that can lead to a lifetime of study. Students who already possess a working knowledge of the game can take intermediate chess, while more experienced players can continue to hone their skills in advanced chess.

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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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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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Robotics [Beg./Int./Adv.]

Students will learn the exciting art and technology of robotics, from mechanical design to programming, and strengthen their knowledge of algebra. Students will build important teamwork and problem-solving skills as well. This class is available for all levels of experience.

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Stem 360

In partnership with the California Native Plant Society, Steam 360 will include science, technology, engineering, art, and math through exploration and building projects using a variety of materials. This 360 course will give students support starting with conception through design to finished product using their imaginations.

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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 by looking at the work of a wide range of historical and contemporary artists, focusing in particularly on underrepresented and less well-known artists as inspiration for self expression and communication.

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World of Adventures

No matter when or where, we can take you there! Students will travel through time and space, study important world events, explore ancient cultures, and marvel at the art they created. Students will share their discoveries in a variety of fun and engaging formats, ranging from hieroglyphics on hand made papyrus, to art that echoes the masterpieces of earlier days. This class is designed for students of all levels of academic ability. Although this class has as its primary focus social studies, language arts, and visual art, math and science will be integrated through a variety of activities connected to the topics we are exploring.

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3D Tech Lab

Using a 3D printer and software including Tinkercad, Makerbot, Google Draw, and Adobe programs, aspiring engineers will create prototypes that address real world challenges. Students will use the Engineering Design Process to move from investigation, through design and creation, to evaluation, and ultimately bring their products to life with branding and advertising.

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