STEAM Afterschool | Have Fun While Learning
STEAM @ Kolb Elementary
STEAM Afterschool Courses at Kolb Elementary are now open for enrollment. Browse our course offerings below. Enroll online.
Each class that moves forward will generate contributions
up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25
to Student Council.
3150 Palermo Way
Dublin, CA 94568
Courses are offered 1 day per week for 10 weeks.
$130 - $195 Per Course
Each class that moves forward will generate contributions of up to $100 (dependent on class size) to the school’s Parent Faculty Club (PFC) and $25 to Student Council.
Local, Qualified Teachers
Courses organized by local teachers with
California Teaching Credentials.
Kolb Afterschool Course Offerings
Chess Academy For Kids
Instructor: Pacific Chess Academy - Mr.Jeff Pernik Owner. 30 years teaching chess, Ms. Karen Vallen- 34 years Teaching chess and Nenad Zagorac Tournament Director and 12 years teaching chess.
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Day/Dates: Friday - Dec. 1, 8, 15 | Jan. 12, 19 | Feb. 2, 16 (class begins @12:35), 23 | Mar. 2, 9 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 3:05 - 4:05 pm
Course Description: Learn chess with Pacific Chess Academy! This program is a great opportunity for kids to learn how to overcome obstacles, think strategically, and stay focused. Specifically designed for young players with various levels (Beginners, Intermediate, Advanced), the course offers video lessons, easy-to-follow instructions, individual recommendations, and preparation to chess tournaments. The use of the modern technology (projectors, iPad, teaching software) makes the learning process easy, fast, and fun! The class is offered to grades 1-5. All necessary equipment (boards and pieces, clocks, demo tools) provided. Participants receive certificates and trophies at the end of the school year.
6 Reasons Kids Should Learn Chess:
- Improves concentration, attention span and memory abilities
- Enhances reading and math skills
- Fosters critical-thinking and creativity in young minds
- Encourages and rewards hard work
- Develops problem solving skills
- Exercises both sides of your brain
Clay, Ceramics & The Color Wheel
Instructor: Ms. Julie Coching, Owner/Instructor from Café Art
Grade Level: 1 - 5
Day/Dates: Wednesday - January 10, 17, 24, 31 | February 7, 14, 21, 28 | March 7, 14 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 pm on collaboration days; 3:05 pm on normal release days
Room: Eagles Nest
Course Description: In this fun and educational art class, the kids will use a slab roller to hand-create a set of circle or square clay coasters. We will talk about clay, ceramics, and the process of firing the art. We will study the color wheel and talk about primary colors, secondary colors, complementary colors and look at which color combinations look good together and why. The kids will then choose a color palette for their coaster sets. Each week they will paint their hand-made coaster learning a new painting technique. We will discuss the history of the technique or the tools used to create the technique. The kids will write and draw in a “Color Theory and Technique journal" that they will bind into a book at the end of the session. The kids will go home with a color-themed set of tile coasters and their hand-bound color book.
Computer Science Fundamentals And Coding
Instructor: Ms Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Day/Dates: Thursdays - Jan 11, 18, 25 Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 Mar. 1, 8 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 3:05 - 4:05
Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class will work for you as students will be able to work at their own pace. Ms. Tomcik’s coding class will blend online step by step lessons in coding and computer science with fun, hands-on, “unplugged” activities. With an emphasis on developing computational thinking, we’ll learn about algorithms, debugging, loops, conditionals, binary coding, & digital citizenship. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to work with codable robots. Working individually, in pairs and in teams, students will be introduced to coding using a block-based online coding program. Problem solving, creativity, persistence and teamwork will be emphasized.
The Actors’ Workshop!
Instructor: Professional Actors from the Kenn Adams’ Adventure Theater Company
Grade Level: K- 5
Day/Dates: Tuesdays - Jan. 9, 16, 23, 30 | Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27 | Mar. 6, 13 (10 Class Sessions)
Time: 2:05 - 3:05 pm
Room: Eagle’s Nest
Enrollment Fee: $195
Course Description: It’s laughter, learning and limelight with the After School Drama Club’s The Actor’s Workshop! Through a fun series of theater games, acting exercises and scripted scene work, this introductory acting class teaches the fundamentals of the actor’s craft. Students explore the “three tools of the actor” – voice, body and imagination – as they learn how to create characters, interpret scripts and perform for an audience. The class teaches true theater skills such as stagecraft, emotionally truthful acting, and professional theater etiquette, while encouraging creativity and inspiring the imagination. The class culminates with a free workshop presentation of scenes and monologues for an invited audience.
Instructor: Ms. Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher
Grade Level: 3 - 5
Day/Dates: Fridays - Jan. 12, 19 Feb. 2, 16, 23 Mar. 2, 9 (7 Class Sessions)
Enrollment Fee: $130
Course Description: This course is for students who need to work on their typing skills. It will focus on helping students learn the proper techniques for typing so that they can move away from pecking at the keys. Additionally, students will learn how to properly set up a document for typing. Ensuring that we focus on proper spacing before and after punctuation. This course will allow students to become quicker at typing which will allow them to produce written work at a faster pace. This will also help prepare students for SBAC testing.
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