6th Grade

Animal Art: Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media for Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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Expand your painting, drawing, and design skills through depicting your favorite animals. In this session we find inspiration from animals and insects that have fur, wings, gills, scales and more! We’ll explore a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, printing, and collage. Each session incorporates basics of color … Continue

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Basketball (3rd - 8th grade)

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The Las Lomitas League basketball program is open to all Las Lomitas and La Entrada students (and non-student residents) in 3rd through 8th grades in the Las Lomitas Elementary School District. Player evaluations will be Saturday, November 4, 2017 and coaches announce their teams a week later. Practices begin in mid-November, … Continue

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Chess Spring LE (4th - 8th grade)

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BayAreaChess combines fun and learning while promoting a team spirit where everyone helps each other succeed and improve. Our chess program will cover the very basics for new students to the game and we can challenge experienced players with more advanced concepts. Students will have the opportunity to learn the … Continue

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Chinese Level 4/5 Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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The course of Chinese 4/5 is designed for students who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese and Chinese culture. It will be taught by Ms. Grace Ko, the same LLL teacher who has been teaching at Las Lomitas Elementary School for more than 8 years. The goal of this class … Continue

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Congressional Debate and Speech (4th - 8th grade)

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This class simulates the U.S. Congress, either the House or the Senate and debate bills and resolutions of current interest.  The competitive format is 8 to 14 students in a room delivering speeches and asking questions of each other. Research, persuasive speaking, active listening, critical thinking, accurate and extensive note … Continue

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Cooking Fun Tuesday: Tour of the World (4th-8th grade)

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Join us each Tuesday for an 80-minute journey into international cuisine. Along the way, you’ll pick up cooking skills and kitchen safety tips so you’ll be more comfortable working in your own kitchen. We’ll stir-fry Easy Chow Mein, fold Dim Sum Dumplings, and grill Middle Eastern Patties. Then we’ll roll … Continue

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Cooking Fun Wednesday: Global Gourmet Spring (4th-8th grade)

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Calling all serious cooks and food fans! Join other students with cooking experience on Wednesdays for a weekly adventure creating gourmet dishes from around the globe. Our most popular menus have included fancy Japanese Sushi Rolls, French Crepes, and Italian Pasta and Focaccia, all made from scratch. We’ll choose from … Continue

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Digital Photography Spring – CANCELLED (4th-8th grade)

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Take a closer look at the world through the lens of a camera! Have fun and express yourself through the art of digital photography. Through step-by-step instruction, students will learn the basics of digital photography including: camera operation, exposure settings, composition, lighting and editing. Fun projects like portraits, product photography, … Continue

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Energy, the Environment and Chocolate Spring – CANCELLED (4th - 8th grade)

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Janelle London is the Chair of Menlo Park’s Environmental Quality Commission, and Co-Executive Director of the nonprofit Coltura. She believes all students should understand the role energy plays in their lives, energy’s environmental impacts, and the ability each student to make a difference in protecting our environment. She also thinks … Continue

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EXTRA help in French? – Spring – CANCELLED (4th - 8th grade)

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This intermediate/advanced class is tailored for students with an existing knowledge of French. Perfect for students who need extra help in grammar and conjugations from their regular daytime French classes at La Entrada. If your child is falling behind, can’t follow, or does not quite feel comfortable in French, this … Continue

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French for All – Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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This fun, exploratory and introductory class is tailored for all ages and grades. NO PRIOR French experience is necessary. The lessons are full of interactive exercises, fun action games. The teacher will lead the children in French language using educational manipulative pictures, children’s songs and dialogues. The teacher will introduce … Continue

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Guitar Spring (5th - 8th grade)

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Whether you want to join a band and tour the world or strum your favorite song behind closed doors, if you want to play the guitar you need a solid foundation. You need technique, rhythm, and knowledge of harmony. This class will focus on developing basic technique, rhythm, learning chords, … Continue

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Jazz Band Spring (6th - 8th grade)

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Jazz Band is a performing ensemble where students will learn the fundamentals of jazz performance. A minimum of one year experience on your instrument is expected, but not required. Any student who has less than one year experience will be asked to audition with the instructor before being allowed to … Continue

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Jazz Dance Spring – CANCELLED (4th-6th grade)

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Jazz technique, such as pirouettes (turns) and leaps and also gain flexibility. The pace of the class will be upbeat and fun. Anna is a very popular and fun teacher with youth all over the Peninsula. Students will also learn a Jazz routine. Learning these styles will give these dancers … Continue

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Kids’ Carpentry Spring (4st - 6nd grade)

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Kids’ Carpentry has taught thousands of children the safe use of woodworking with hand tools. After first building a sanding block and supertop, kids may choose from a wide variety of fun projects including: boats, clocks, games, trucks, doll furniture and more. Children are introduced to concepts of applied math, … Continue

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Let’s Make a Movie Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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Learn the in’s and out’s of making movies. Through theater improv you will develop a short story. Then you will learn how to operate a camera to turn it into a movie. And finally, you will get to edit it and add sound and special effects. Day/Time: Wednesdays 2:55 – … Continue

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More Minecraft Adventures Spring (4th - 6th grade)

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MORE WORLDS! NEW CHALLENGES! LET’S TAKE WHAT KIDS LOVE ABOUT MINECRAFT AND WEAVE IN LEARNING, COLLABORATION, AND TEAMWORK. Whether your student is new to Minecraft — or has taken other Sparkiverse Minecraft classes – they will enjoy this Minecraft Adventures class full of fresh challenges! Each week Sparkiverse takes students … Continue

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Spanish La Entrada Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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This fun class is tailored for students with no prior Spanish knowledge as well as for students with some or little Spanish knowledge. The lessons, through a structured approach are packed with educational pictures, interactive games, oral and written exercises. The children will learn quickly to convey short conversations in … Continue

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Spring Sports (4th - 8th grade)

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The Las Lomitas League will offer three sports in the spring.  All are co-ed and have different start and end dates.  Tennis is limited to 24 registrants. Track registration is unlimited. Tennis: Boys and girls grades 6 through 8 will practice twice per week and typically have one match per week … Continue

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Starfire Coding Spring – LE – CHANGES IN SCHEDULE (4th-6th grade)

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Students in Starfire Coding learn programming concepts that apply to real world programming languages by coding games and animations. Learning to code is essential to understand the world that we live in, and how machines work. The process of learning to code teaches kids new ways to think about problems; … Continue

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Starfire Design Thinking Spring – LE – CHANGES IN SCHEDULE (4th-7th grade)

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Design thinking is a strategy for solving problems through creativity, and innovation.  The Starfire Design Thinking Design thinking class is collaborative, hands-on, and creative. Learning happens through finding innovative solutions to real world problems. Classes are facilitated by passionate highly skilled professionals. Students are expected to think creatively, logically and … Continue

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Starfire Math Spring – LE – CHANGES IN SCHEDULE (4th-8th grade)

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Students in Starfire Math explore a world of fun, creative mathematics. They solve interesting and challenging, mathematical problems collaboratively in small groups of students (six or fewer) facilitated by passionate highly skilled professionals. Starfire Math is designed for students who have a solid command of grade level math concepts, and … Continue

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Sweet and Savory Cooking Around the World Spring – LE (4st -8rd grade)

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Does your child enjoy eating a variety of different cuisines, or maybe you are looking for some new, easy and fun recipes especially for kids that they will want to cook and recreate at home? Your child will have the opportunity to cook and enjoy sampling sweet and savory recipes … Continue

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Video Game Design Spring (4th - 8th grade)

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Video Games? Go ahead, pinch yourself, this is not a dream! Sign up for this after-school class to learn everything you need to know about video games–the elements of, types, history, and creation–in this fun, hands-on class. Some of the tools used will be Scratch, Sketch Nation, Gamestar Mechanic, Draw … Continue

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Volleyball League (6th-8th grades) (6th - 8th grade)

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The La Entrada Volleyball League is open to girls in the 6th through 8th grades. Teams participate in the recreational league run by the Menlo Park Youth Volleyball Program. There will be two practices and one game per week. Practices begin last week of August, games begin later in September and the season … Continue

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Winter Running Club (4th - 8th grade)

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New this Winter, 2018! La Entrada will offer a Winter running club open to all students from 4th through 8th grades managed by our Cross Country Coach, Chad Machinski. Runs will be offered to 4th and 5th graders Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4pm and to 6th – 8th graders, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3-4pm. Practices begin the … Continue

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