8th Grade

After School Lacrosse Fall (4th-8th grade)

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SixFifty is thrilled to announce the 7th year of our After School class at La Entrada! Using our time-tested curriculum developed by Menlo-Atherton High School and SixFifty coach, Matt Bond, players are led through skills & game sessions embedded with teamwork, decision-making, and leadership lessons designed to foster athletic & … Continue

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Animal Art: Painting, Drawing and Mixed Media for Fall (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 League (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 3, 2018 and coaches announce their teams shortly after. Practices may begin the week … Continue

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Chess Fall 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 Fall (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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Coding Creations Fall (4th - 8th grade)

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Learn to code by creating entertainment! Participants will receive the opportunity to use a variety of coding techniques and languages to produce a variety of multimedia on an iMac computer. From art, music, animations, and games, students will experiment using coding blocks, javascript, html, python and ruby in order to … Continue

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Coding with Python Fall – Cancelled (5th - 8th grade)

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This is a hands-on, project based class where kids learn to code with Python by solving coding challenges.  This class is for students grades 5-8 who have some experience coding with visual languages and want to learn Python to build games and apps. Students are suitable for this class when … Continue

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Coding with Scratch Fall (4th - 8th grade)

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Scratch is a visual programing language, where blocks of code are snapped together to create games and animations. Scratch is a robust language that can be used to code complicated games. Kids will learn coding concepts and build their own games and animated stories.   Day/Time: Mondays , 2:55 – … Continue

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Computational Thinking Fall – Cancelled (6th - 8th grade)

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In Starfire Computational Thinking, students will engage with the core concepts of computational thinking (decomposition, pattern recognition, abstraction, algorithmic thinking) via real-world illustrations and everyday examples apply computational practices (e.g. divide and conquer, debugging) in hands-on projects build valuable CT problem-solving skills such as 1) using precise language, 2) basing … Continue

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

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  This class simulates the U.S. Congress and debates issues of current interest.  Research, persuasive speaking, active listening, critical thinking, accurate and extensive note taking, and cross-examination skills are all integral to the course. The instructor will also cover the major formats of competitive speech. No prior experience in speech … Continue

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Cooking Fun Tuesday: Classics with a Twist (4th-8th grade)

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Join us each Tuesday for a delicious menu you’ll want to create for family and friends. We’ll scramble and flip our way through breakfast eggs, and pancakes, slice fruit cups, and grill cheese “sammies”. Then we’ll saute meats and veggies, bake the best-ever banana bread, and whip potatoes. Along the … Continue

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Cooking Fun Wednesday: The Adventure Begins (4th - 8th grade)

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If you like to explore more challenging culinary projects, and also pick up 10 key skills that every chef should know, come to the Wednesday cooking class where we’ll be creating awesome recipes that will impress your friends and family. We’ll start by comparing two styles the classic scrambled egg … Continue

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Cross Country (4th - 8th grade)

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La Entrada will compete in a Cross Country league open to all students from 6th through 8th grades. Fourth and fifth graders will participate in a running club meeting twice per week, but no meets. Our teams are entered in a recreational league comprised of teams from public middle schools in the area. The … Continue

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Design Thinking Fall (4th-8th grade)

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Design thinking is a strategy for solving problems through creativity, and innovation.  The Starfire 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 systematically to … Continue

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Digital Photography Fall (5th-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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Flag Football (6th - 8th grade)

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La Entrada’s flag football program is open to all students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. There are two teams, organized by grade level, based on the number of students that register from each grade. We have a ‘Varsity Team’ comprised of 8th graders. Our ‘Junior Varsity Team’ is comprised of … Continue

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French for All Fall (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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Game Craft: Video Game Design Fall (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 and … Continue

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Guitar Fall (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 Fall (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 Fall (4th-8th 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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Let’s Make a Movie Fall – Cancelled (5th - 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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Play in a Box Fall: Peter Pan (4th - 8th grade)

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La Entrada is teaming up with Peninsula Youth Theatre to offer after-school drama this year. Students will learn the basics of acting and storytelling while having fun and rehearsing a short play (Peter Pan). The program culminates in a final performance for family and friends on November 13th at 4 … Continue

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Spanish LE Fall (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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Sweet and Savory Cooking and Baking Around the World Fall (4th-8th 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? Well, here is the opportunity for your child to learn, cook and enjoy sampling sweet … Continue

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Tennis Clinics Fall (4th - 8th grade)

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Fall Tennis Clinics:  Fall tennis clinics will be run by La Entrada Coach and teaching pro Tony Simon at La Entrada. Clinics will begin September 10 and run through October 26. The week of Oct. 29 will be used for rain makeups.  Clinics are offered for 4th – 8th graders.  There … Continue

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Volleyball League (6th – 8th grades)

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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 the week of September 10, games begin later in September and the … Continue

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Yoga and Mindfulness Fall – Cancelled (4th - 8th grade)

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An introduction class to the popular yogaRok class! Designed as an athletic fun, power yoga class enhanced with pumping fun music. Learn proper form, alignment and prevent injuries or treat past injuries thru yoga! Breathing techniques and learning something new assists off the mat and enhances all aspects of life. … Continue

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