Kinder – 2nd Grade students can enroll in Self-Contained classes, which prepare them for a successful start to the upcoming school year. Students will spend the entire morning in one class with the same teacher.
2nd – 6th Grade students pick three Block schedule classes to move between throughout the morning.
Note: Course options might change based on enrollment.
Self-Contained Intro Classes (K – 2)
|Class Name||Description||Materials Fee||Grades||Subjects|
|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, 2023.
|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 the 1st-grade curriculum, they will gain skills for academic success. Students must be six years old by Sept. 1, 2023.
|Introduction to Second Grade: STEAM Edition||
Students learn and innovate while sharpening their language and math skills through creative STEAM challenges. Along their creative journey, students design, build, and collaborate with others as they explore their imaginations.
|Introduction to Kindergarten Mandarin Immersion||
Designed to prepare students entering into PUSD’s Mandarin Immersion Program, students will have fun learning basic instructions and vocabulary in Mandarin. Activities will include language arts, mathematics, art, and music. Students must be five years old by Sept. 1, 2023.
|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, 2023.
|1||First Grade, Mandarin|
|Introduction to Second Grade Mandarin Immersion||
Reinforces the reading, math, and language skills learned during the first two years of PUSD’s Mandarin Immersion Program. Class is open to any student who has already completed two years of a Mandarin Immersion Program. Students must be seven years old by Sept. 1, 2023.
|2||Mandarin, Second Grade|
Block Classes (2 – 8)
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|Class Name||Subjects||Description||Materials Fee||Grades||hf:tax:grade|
|House of Arts||Art, Drama, Music||
Come explore the wonderful world of art as we take inspiration from famous contemporary artists! Students will to create their own masterpieces through various mediums and learn about the elements of art by using techniques artists have used.
|$10||2, 3, 4, 5, 6||2 3 4 5 6|
|3D Printing||Science, Technology, Engineering, Math||
Welcome to the future! Students will be introduced to the software and hardware of this ever-expanding technology, and will learn to design, collaborate, and think critically to make designs come to life.
|$5||3, 4, 5, 6||3 4 5 6|
|STEAM 360||Science, Technology, Engineering, Math||
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.
|$10||2, 3, 4, 5, 6||2 3 4 5 6|
|Music & Rhythms||Art, Drama, Music||
Students will learn the fundamentals of music notation, reading and writing rhythms, explore musical styles through listening, and learn performance on the ukulele and the recorder to put it all together. Instruments provided.
|2, 3||2 3|
|Strings [Beg./Int.]||Art, Drama, Music||
Calling all budding musicians! In this class, students who are beginning or developing their musical chops will experience being part of an ensemble. We will focus on posture, note reading, sound and song production, interactive game play, and movement. Instruments include the violin, viola, cello, and bass. Class culminates in a grand performance. Instruments provided.
|3, 4, 5||3 4 5|
|Modern Band||Art, Drama, Music||
Rock out in this course designed for the young musician. Learn the basics of acoustic guitar, electric guitar, drums, bass, and keyboards. Students will have fun playing popular songs and will learn the basics of all instruments. This class is open to all skill levels. Instruments provided.
|4, 5, 6||4 5 6|
|Team-First Sports||Health and Fitness||
A class designed around movement, teamwork and core P.E. skills, like throwing, balance, agility, and more. We will use individual and team sports to help build strength and confidence, and we’ll work as team members to improve and practice great sportsmanship during movement.
|2, 3, 4, 5, 6||2 3 4 5 6|
|Pages for Ages||Language Arts||
In this writer’s group, young authors will develop imaginative compositions and find their unique voices. We will explore the genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
|3, 4, 5, 6||3 4 5 6|