8th Grade

Animal Art Plus! Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media (4th - 8th grade)

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Expand your painting, drawing, and design skills! .In this session we’ll find inspiration from animals, landscapes and still life arrangements. We’ll explore a variety of mediums including watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, Chinese brush painting, and collage. Each session incorporates basics of color theory, good design and composition. This course is … Continue

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Art & Design (grades 4-8)

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Students in Starfire Art & Design engage in hands-on activities that encourage creativity and critical thinking. They explore perspective, symmetry, geometric patterns, three dimensional art, Origami, furniture design and cultural art.   Day/Time: Mondays , 2:55 – 3:55pm Class Dates: February 4 – May 13 No Class: Feb. 18, Mar. … Continue

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Bay Area Chess (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 (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 with Scratch, Level I (grades 4-8)

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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: Thursdays , 2:55 – 3:55pm … Continue

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Coding with Scratch, Level II (grades 4-8)

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This class is for students who have taken Coding with Scratch Level I. Kids will learn advanced coding concepts and build their own advanced games and animated stories.   Day/Time: Thursdays , 2:55 – 3:55pm Class Dates: February 7 – May 16 No Class: Mar. 14, Apr. 4 Number of … Continue

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

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This class simulates the U.S. Congress and debates issues of current interest.  Writing, research, persuasive speaking, presentation, and critical thinking skills are all integral to the course. No prior experience in speech and debate is necessary. Students will also have an opportunity to compete at tournaments at an additional cost. … Continue

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

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Cooking is fun and even more so with friends! Join us each Tuesday for a delicious international menu you’ll want to create for family and friends. Along the way you’ll pick up 10 key cooking skills and kitchen safety tips so you’ll be more comfortable working in your own kitchen. … Continue

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Cooking Fun Wednesday: Global Gourmet (Grades 4-8)

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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 prepare Asian Spring Rolls and Dumplings for the Lunar … 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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Digital Photography (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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Fall Tennis Clinics (4th - 8th grade)

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Fall tennis clinics will be run by La Entrada Coach and teaching pro Tony Simon at La Entrada. Clinics will begin September 9 and run through October 25. The week of Oct. 28 will be used for rain makeups.  Clinics are offered for 4th – 8th graders.  There will be three … 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 7 th and 8th graders. Our ‘Junior Varsity … Continue

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French for All (4-8th 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 (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 (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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Spanish (4-8th 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 two sports in the spring.  Both are co-ed and have different start and end dates. Spring Tennis Team (6th – 8th grade) The La Entrada tennis team is a competitive program open to boys and girls, grades 6 through 8. The sport is limited … Continue

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Sweet and Savory Cooking and Baking Bonanza Class (4th-8th grade)

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Does your child enjoy eating a variety of different cuisines and or desserts, or maybe you are looking for some new, easy and fun recipes especially for children that they will want to cook at home. If your child loves to cook and or bake, then this 13 week after … Continue

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Volleyball League (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 Aug 26, games begin later in September and the season ends … Continue

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