*Summer 2022

Reading Comes Alive

Are you constantly on the hunt for a new fantasy world to explore? If so, this class is perfect for you! We will discuss plot points (and holes), character traits, author’s purpose, the rules that guide the world, and any other topic on your mind. Whether your are a seasoned reader of fantasy or just venturing into your first “Other World” experience, you’ll be eager to up your next book!

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Introduction to First Grade Mandarin Immersion

Reinforces the reading, math, and language skills learned during the kindergarten year of PUSD’s Mandarin Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed one year of a Mandarin Immersion Program. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2022.

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Exploration of Art

Calling all artists! Come and learn about different artists as we create our own masterpieces. We will investigate different techniques including papier mache, water color, and much more. If you love being creative, this is the class for you.

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All About Habitats

Do you love learning about unheard of animals? Building and designing things? If so, this is the perfect class for you! Through our journey, students strengthen critical thinking skills, ingenuity, and problem solving, all while exploring various habitats, including the Arroyo, the home to a large variety of wildlife, reptiles and bugs.

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Introduction to Kindergarten Spanish Immersion

Designed to prepare students entering into PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program, students will have fun learning basic instructions and vocabulary in Spanish. Activities will involve language arts, mathematics, art, and music. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2022.

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Introduction to First Grade Spanish Immersion

Reinforces the reading, math, and language skills learned in the kindergarten year of PUSD’s Spanish Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed one year of a Spanish Immersion Program. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2022.

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Let’s Get Dramatic: An Introduction to Playwriting

Do you have a story to tell? Boston Court Pasadena wants to help you tell it through theatre! Over the course of three weeks you will learn the building blocks of theatrical storytelling, how to write a play, and what it is like to have a career in the performing arts. This class is taught by working theatre artists and is an interactive, hands-on experience. By the end of the program you will have completed a 10-minute play that will be performed on the Boston Court mainstage by professional actors. Please note that this class is offered to all students at Boston Court, provides lunch, from Monday thru Friday, 9am -3pm daily, and will include a performance on Saturday, July 9 with times TBD. Class size limited to 10 students.

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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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