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STEAM @ Kolb Elementary

STEAM Afterschool Courses at Kolb Elementary are now open for enrollment. Browse our course offerings below. Enroll online.

Courses | Location | Timeline | Tuition | 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.

Location

Kolb Elementary
3150 Palermo Way
Dublin, CA 94568

Timeline

Courses are offered 1 day per week for 9 weeks, March - May.

Tuition

$150/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

Clay, Ceramics & The Color Wheel

Grade levels: 1 – 5
Dates: Tuesdays, March 14 – May 16, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 14, 21, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16)
Instructors: Julie Coching, Owner/Instructor, Cafe Art
Room: Eagle's Nest
Enrollment Fee: $150

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, complimentary 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.

The Science of Construction & Engineering

Grade Levels: 1 – 3
Dates: Wednesdays, March 15 – May 17, 3:10 - 4:10 p.m. on regular days, 2:10 – 3:10 p.m. on collaboration days
(9 instructional days: March 15, 22, 29, Apr. 12, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17)
Instructors: Casey Curtis, Dougherty Teacher
Room: Eagle's Nest
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Come learn science through the lens of engineering.  We will be using the Next Generation Science Standards to explore and experiment with hands on activities and building.  During these classes we will be building, testing what we build, and then improving on it to make the most efficient vehicles. Students will have the opportunity to work with bottle rockets, paper structures, toy parachutes, catapults, tiny robots, and slingshot rockets. Come join the fun.

Art Around The World

Grade Levels: K – 4
Dates: Thursdays, March 16 – May 25, 3:10 - 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 16, 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25)
Instructors: Uma Bird, Kolb Teacher
Room: J1
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Are you ready to learn about art from around the world? Students will learn techniques and the history of art, while at the same time create an art piece which is unique to this class. These multicultural creations are an awesome way for them to learn about the world around them. If you enroll in this class get ready to begin exploring the world. Art projects will take students to Africa (Benin - paper applique), Japan (Origami), India (Paper Alpana), China (Butterfly paper cut - popular Chinese craft), the Phillippines (Decorating a Jeepney), Mexico (Fiesta banner and Tree) and much more.

Vacation to Mars - The Solar System As A Play

Grade Levels: 1 – 5
Dates: Thursdays, March 23 – May 25, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(8 instructional days: March 23, 30, April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25)
Instructor: Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Teacher
Room: G1
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: You know our solar system spins, but in our show it sings and dances too! When a family sets out for the vacation of a lifetime, they have no idea they'll soon be touring the whole solar system. The sun is used to being on center stage, and even the planets have attitude -- Jupiter boasts of his sixty-plus moons, Saturn polishes his rings, and Venus thinks she's so hot (900 degrees!). Even Pluto is there, wanting desperately to be a planet again. Will the family ever get to Mars? Cinch up your asteroid belt and come along! Students will perform this amazing play to all parents on the last session of class. You won't want to miss it!

Crochet for Kids

Grade Level: 2 – 5
Dates: Fridays, March 24 – May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 Instructional days: March 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Instructors: Bronwen Boyer, Kolb Teacher
Room: G2
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Children will eliminate screen time, develop fine motor skills, and sharpen their focus, determination, and problem solving skills while learning the art of crochet. By starting with the basic foundation chains and stitches of crochet, students will eventually move onto more difficult tasks using yarn and a crochet hook. Learning a craft like crochet helps a child to develop patience, a love for creating, and commitment to follow through with a project, all while learning and having fun! Once the basic stitches of crochet are learned, children can move on to read patterns and create one of a kind items like hats, scarfs, and blankets that they can keep for themselves or gift to friends and family.

Computer Science Fundamentals and Coding

Grade Level: 3 – 5
Dates: Fridays, March 24 – May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 Instructional days: March 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Instructors: Allison Tomcik, Kolb Teacher
Room: L5
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced coding student, this class 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. 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.

Train Your Brain & Your Body

Grade Levels: 1 – 5
Dates: Fridays, March 24– May 26, 3:10 – 4:10 p.m.
(9 instructional days: March 24, 31, April 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)
Instructor: Stacy Alvarez, Kolb Teacher
Room: G1
Enrollment Fee: $150

Course Description: This a hands on, fast paced class that integrates STEM activities with physical activity. Students will learn about how physical activity and nutrition affect the human body. Students will be conducting a set of hands-on explorations that will challenge them to investigate and discover more about how nutrition affects physical activity and the human body. For one of the exciting lessons students will get to be food scientists for NASA! They will study the caloric needs of astronauts and will be “packaging” their food for a long spaceflight. Get ready for your mind and body to feel energized for the weekend!

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Questions or Comments

We are here to help. Please contact as with questions or feedback.

Main Office
(925) 587-5610

Vickie Constantinides
Academy Program Manager
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1003
vickie@dpie.org

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
(925) 587-5610  Ext. 1004
rich@dpie.org