Enrichment on Zoom!

We’ve been continuing our mission of providing Enrichment for Young Minds since the very beginning of Shelter in Place. We hope you will join us!

Enrichment on Zoom!

We’ve been continuing our mission of providing Enrichment for Young Minds since the very beginning of Shelter in Place. We hope you will join us!

Enrichment on Zoom!

We’ve been continuing our mission of providing Enrichment for Young Minds since the very beginning of Shelter in Place. We hope you will join us!

Enrichment on Zoom!

We’ve been continuing our mission of providing Enrichment for Young Minds since the very beginning of Shelter in Place. We hope you will join us!

Distance Learning - Enrichment Activities


 

 

 
 

Distance Learning Enrichment Program Via Zoom (Mondays to Fridays)
Click on classes in the calendar below to read the course description.

Schedule for Preschoolers and Kindergartners (Age 4-5)

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  Language Arts 1:30   Language Arts 1:30 Drawing Class 10am  

Schedule for Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:15 – 4:15pm Red/Orange Writing Class Yellow Writing Class Public Speaking Chess with ChessKid The Art in Science
4:30 – 5:30pm Sculpting and Crafting Scratch Programming Drawing Class Reader’s Corner Invention Club

Schedule for Third and Fourth Graders

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:15 – 4:15pm Drawing Class Yellow/Blue Writing Class   Green Writing Class  
  Intro to App Development
(G4 and up)
The Art in Science
(4:45 – 5:45pm)

 

 

Scratch Programming Public Speaking Sculpting and Crafting

Python
Programming
Invention Club

Schedule for Fifth to Eighth Graders

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
3:15 – 4:15pm   Blue/Purple Writing Class Essay Writing Class    
4:30 – 5:30 pm Intro to App Development
(4:30 – 5:30pm)
The Art in Science
(4:45 – 5:45pm)
Intermediate App Development Pottery Creations
Grades 5-12

**Materials Fee
   

*In the event a class you register for does not occur due to low enrollment, parents may switch into another class or request a refund.

**$15 Materials Fee for Pottery Creation Class with Ms. Lorraine will cover acrylic paint, brush, and clay, and will be added at checkout. If you have your own brush and paint already we can refund part of the fee. Please let our office know.

Please note we have discontinued group homework help. Parents who wish to have individual private attention on homework may contact our office to set up 1-on-1 tutoring with one of our teachers.

Young Writer's Workshops

 

Young Writer’s Workshop is level-based curriculum. Learning Bee’s academic writing classes teach students that writing is a process.

Student writing is assessed and levels assigned to determines individual needs for academic success. Our experienced writing staff creates curriculum to ensure that your child stays on track in a seamless transition into each new level of instruction. Every course is structured to expand your child’s vocabulary, improve their writing speed, and make them more accurate proofreaders. 

Learn more at our Young Writer’s Workshop Page.

12 Week Session starts September 21, 2020.

Sculpting and Crafting

 

Students are led in live instruction by Ms. Peggy to create 3-dimensional art using a variety of mediums including clay. Some will be moving toys, while others will be painted works of beauty and character. Students always enjoy them and have immense pride in their creations. 

Ms. Peggy requests that parents have these supplies on hand for art and sculpting/crafting class.
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/X6N05HZAADRX?ref_=wl_share
As long as you have the item, it doesn’t matter what brand it is. 

Sculpting and Crafting Class
Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders: Mondays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Third and Fourth Graders: Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

 

Public Speaking

 

We have been running Public Speaking class at Learning Bee all summer, and what a great class it is these days when students have so little time to express themselves. This class provides the opportunity for the students to voice their opinions and convince others of their ideas. This is a safe place for students to learn to open up, make social connections, and laugh together. Older students will have the opportunity to debate on various topics in a friendly manner.

Public Speaking Class
Preschoolers and Kindergartners (age 4 – 5): Tuesdays 11:00am – 12:00pm
Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders: Wednesdays 3:15 – 4:15pm
Third and Fourth Graders: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

Drawing Class

 

 

Students simply love to attend Ms. Peggy’s drawing classes. She leads them through step by step and guides them along the way as they use various different types of materials to create artwork from all different genres. Ms. Peggy believes that there is no wrong in art, and that the freedom to explore and create bolsters confidence and self-esteem in children. This is why the art room is everyone’s favorite room at Learning Bee!

Ms. Peggy requests that parents have these supplies on hand for art and sculpting/crafting class.
https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/X6N05HZAADRX?ref_=wl_share
As long as you have the item, it doesn’t matter what brand it is.

Drawing Class with Ms. Peggy
Preschoolers and Kindergartners (age 4 – 5): Thursdays 10:00 – 11:00am
Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders: Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Third and Fourth Graders: Mondays 3:15 – 4:15pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

Readers Corner

 

Reader’s Corner is a great place for kids who love books or who want to learn more about great books to read! We introduce authors and/or titles to our students by reading an excerpt of a book together, then we discuss what we read, and end each session with an activity.  Over the summer we started reading a limited digital release of JK Rowling’s latest book, the Ickabog, and submitted illustrations for a contest to include our drawings into her book. We aim to excite more young readers with our book club in the future!

Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders: Thursdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

Invention Club

 

Encourage inquisitive young mind to get excited about engineering! Invention Club is a forum where the inquisitive young minds are introduced to the engineering design process as well as the invention process. Participants will also learn some of the brilliant minds in modern world whose inventions was simply frustrations, mistakes and brilliance turned into commercial successes that changes the face of earth. Students will go through a few mini-invention drills/practices before the session ends with an Invention Convention for all participants showcasing their work that address a pre-chosen set of real world problems. Participants will get the chance to collaborate with fellow club members or work independently on their invention with weekly check-in with instructor (Project Based Learning model).

Invention Club
Advanced Kindergartners to Second Graders: Fridays 4:30 – 5:30pm
Third and Fourth Graders: Fridays 3:15 – 4:15pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

The Art in Science

 

Dr. Orna is a scientist and an artist. She always remember herself sketching and drawing. As a child, all her notebooks were decorated and framed with designs in black and white or color. Every empty envelope or scrap of paper immediately filled up with sketches, and a visit to the art store was, and still is, better than one to the candy store. 

She hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Biology, and a Ph. D. in Molecular Biology, followed by post-doctorate research at UC Berkeley and Stanford University, where she conducted Bioinformatics research. After years of investigating human hormones, she decided to dedicate her time to develop special curriculum to enrich kids in science and excite them about art.

In her program, The Art in Science, students learn various scientific concepts and perform experiments that turn into interesting artworks pleasing to the eye and intriguing to the mind.

The Art In Science
Age 4-5 Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00 – 11:55am
Age 6-8 Fridays 3:15 – 4:15pm
Age 9-12 Mondays 4:45 – 5:45pm
Commitment by class or by sessions (5 classes)

Pottery Creations

 

Students will learn how to make small pottery pieces by hand using the foundational techniques (pinch pot, coil, and/or slab) to create simple shapes. They will learn different ways to form a unique design by adding textures, details, and patterns. We will be using air dry clay and acrylic to paint their finished pieces.

Pottery Creations (Grade 4 & up)
Wednesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm
$20 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020
$15 Materials Fee

App Development

 

Introduction & Intermediate Level to MIT Application Inventor Workshop (By No App-Maker Left Behind)

No App-Maker Left Behind (NALB), a non-profit, student-run organization that teaches the basics of app-development to elementary school-aged children at libraries and schools across the Bay Area. Our goal was to reach out to young students in our communities and introduce them to the world of STEM through an app-development competition by using MIT App Inventor to develop apps, which were judged on aesthetics, usefulness, UX (user experience) and flow.

We had great success cultivating enthusiasm and app development skills over the course of a 6 weeks program offering at Learning Bee’s Distance Learning Summer Camp with the groups of 5th and 6th graders.

MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. Those new to MIT App Inventor can have a simple first app up and running in less than 30 minutes. And what’s more, our blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.

Introduction to App Inventor (Grade 4 & up)
Monday 4:30 – 5:30pm (8 weeks session, starts 9/21 – 11/9)
$ 195

App Inventor (Intermediate Level – Returning students from summer camp, Grade 4 & up)
Friday 4:30 – 5:30pm (8 weeks session, starts 9/25 – 11/13)
$ 195

Scratch Programming

 

 

Introducing the fundamentals of programming through interactive coding projects using the Scratch Language by Serendipity Outreach.

Community Outreach Reengineered: Using our skills of Robotics, CAD Modelling, and Software Develpment, we are using STEM as a catalyst to bring together local world class robotics teams to serve the community and under-resourced students. Tow thirds of our proceeds are donated to the FUSD School Pantry and to Serendipity through our affiliated 501(c)(3) Future Robotics Education of Mission San Jose to provide resources to Special Needs Students and create PPE’s during COVID-19.

We have collaborated with Learning Bee for the past two years, including a very successful summer 2020 during which our team taught Scratch and Python programming in small groups to numerous students over the course of 9 weeks.

From the MIT Scratch Website: Scratch is designed especially for ages 8 to 16, but is used by people of all ages. Millions of people are creating Scratch projects in a wide variety of settings, including homes, schools, museums, libraries, and community centers. The ability to code computer programs is an important part of literacy in today’s society. When people learn to code in Scratch, they learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.

Beginning and Intermediate Scratch Programming
Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:30pm (16 students max)
$22 per class, session commitment until October 30, 2020

Chess Class

 

Learn chess with Coach Carey! Coach Carey is the CEO of ChessKid, the world’s most popular and trusted scholastic chess website. Coach Carey will help kids become better strategic and tactical thinkers.  They’ll have fun learning a game they can enjoy for a lifetime. They’ll also learn things like sportsmanship, accountability and calculated risk taking.  As part of the class, all kids will get their own ChessKid memberships that they can use to hone their skills, practice against bots or challenge other kids around the world.  25% of all proceeds will go to support Chess in Slums, a non profit organization that uses chess as a way to improve the lives of children in impoverished African communities.

Ages: 8-12
Skill level: beginner to intermediate beginner
Program length: 6 weeks
Dates: Thursday from 3:15-4:15
Cost: $150
Class size: 8 max

WeDo Lego Robotics

 

The LEGO Education WeDo™ Robotics Construction Set, aimed at introduction of robotics to young age children, was first launched in 2009. The set combines the beloved LEGO bricks with one motor, two sensors, and a hub that connects the model to the computer. Simple drag-and-drop visual programming software is then used to bring the model to life. With this kid-friendly approach, the set makes learning fun, inspiring and engaging. Kids learn about complex topics in the fields of physics, engineering, and programming, as well as develop motor and cognitive skills through robot building, all as they have fun with LEGO bricks. Its simplicity and versatility make WeDo a great set to use in the classroom for teaching robotics and programming and enhancing STEM lessons. Students will learn concepts in math, engineering, physics, & robotics that are fully intertwined in the projects and challenges laid out by the instructor in class as they immerse themselves in problem solving scenarios.

Requirement for virtual classes:

  • Parents must purchase your own set of LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 Core Set 45300 (Available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01A9A9XLW/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_nyuwFb6BYSC9D)
  • Students must have a hardware device fully compatible to install/run downloadable WeDo 2.0 software prior to 1st day of class. Visit https://education.lego.com/en-us/downloads/wedo-2/software for details on hardware requirement.
  • Students should also have a separate device to connect with class over Zoom or know how to do split screen to run both Zoom and WeDo software simultaneously on the same device.Class commitment: 4 weeks at a time.

     

  • WeDo Lego Robotics
    Fee: $100 (Max. class size: 8)
    Schedule: TBD

Credits and Bonuses

What if I have credit from March 2020?

If you have credit with us, meaning you have already prepaid for on-site summer camp or for afterschool tuition that has not been used due to the shelter-in-place, please register as usual at our registration portal.

When you get to check out, please click the “PAY AT LEARNING BEE” option. We will deduct the amount you are using now from the credit that you have, and send you a receipt or invoice for the balance.

REGISTER FOR FALL 2020 PROGRAMS HERE

Referral Bonus!

Any brand new students being referred by an existing Learning Bee family will be given a $50 credit when the student enrolled for service of $350 and more. 

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Before September 25, 2020: Credit for services at a future date. 

September 25, 2020 and on: No refunds/credits given.

No refunds are given for missed classes for any reason unless initiated by Learning Bee.

LEARNING BEE LEARNING CENTER
39977 Mission Blvd
Fremont, CA 94539
510.226.8408
info@learningbeelearningcenter.com