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Lower School Fall Enrichments

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Fall Dates

Fall Enrichments 9/21-12/14      
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday
9/25 9/26 9/27 9/21
10/2 10/3 10/4 9/28
10/16 10/10 10/11 10/5
10/23 10/17 10/18 10/12
10/30 10/24 10/25 10/26
11/6 10/31 11/1 11/2
11/13 11/7 11/8 11/16
11/20 11/14 11/15 11/30
11/27 11/28 11/29 12/7
12/4 12/5 12/6 12/14


Golf Based Fitness and Movement

The Golf based fitness and movement class is specialized for students in the 2nd through 5th grades, welcoming all ability levels. Students rotate through 5-7 minute intervals over 7 to 10 different stations, based on leading TPI junior golf instruction. No equipment is required as we bring in customized (and safe) junior golf clubs. Class is taught by Cheryl Lala; former student-athlete at Cal, who went on to play professional golf, coach college golf and is a LPGA Class A golf instructor.

Cheryl Lala


Grades: 2-6


3D Printing: Boardgames

Come explore the iLab and learn how to print objects with the 3D printer! This enrichment is about using the 3D printer (as well as other tools in the iLab) to create a board game that we can play together. Students will have the opportunity to work together on a group board game project as well as on their own games. This is a fantastic opportunity to tinker in the incredible CDS iLab and have a blast playing games with your friends. You won't want to miss it!

3:45-4:45, Grades: 4-6

Sam Sevett


Novels, Nibbles and Notes

During Novels, Nibbles and Notes, students will join a community of excited story lovers. There will be many intriguing books read aloud on a comfortable carpet with delicious snacks and drinks to nibble on. Students will have juicy conversations about themes and ideas related to the story while munching on snacks! This class is for any student who is curious, imaginative, and fun-loving.

Christine Poon


Grades: K-2


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RobotED: Adventure Bots

Adventure Land! Join us as we follow the adventure trail while different robots

add to the thrill of life! Drag the water skier and be careful of the bear and the

wolf! Bungee jump with R-Bot and watch out for the scorpion’s tail! Learn all

about the fundamentals of mechanics like gears, levers, pulleys, cranks and

more. Exclusive Curriculum with an emphasis on technology, engineering, and

programming. Onward ho!

3:45-4:45, Grades 1-5

Tiny Tech Staff


Ceramic Clay

Learn hand building techniques for sculpture or functional objects using terra cotta or white low fire clay. Learn several surface techniques to create relief or incised designs. See how glazes change during firing and learn to load the kiln.

3:45-4:45, Grades K-8

Elizabeth McClellan


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ABADÁ-Capoeira San Francisco’s mission is to preserve, develop, and share the Brazilian martial art of capoeira with integrity, and to use capoeira and culture as a catalyst for connecting people and for building healthy, just, vibrant, and socially responsible communities.

Residency Classes

Residencies provide a unique opportunity to transform the classroom into a space for cultural and artistic exploration. Residencies offer students an active, hands-on and in-depth cultural arts experience, and give educators an opportunity to incorporate arts into their curricula. Residencies provide physical, artistic and social skill building through consecutive learning experiences. Working independently, in partners, and as a group, students learn basic capoeira movements, practical application of these movements, and how to “play” capoeira using the movements in improvisational “games” with each other. Youth are introduced to simple songs in Portuguese, capoeira rhythms and instruments, and stories about the history of the art. Teaching artists can link the content of a residency to something the classroom teachers or school are working on in their curriculum. 

3:45-4:45, Grades 1-4
Abada Capoeira Staff

Tree Frog Treks

Tree Frog Treks teaches fun, interactive science enrichment programs that introduce kids to concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth sciences, and natural history. This class will allow them to meet live reptiles and amphibians face-to-face. We've developed themed curricula that cover integrated science topics and reinforce learning through hands-on science experiments, art projects, movement, and song. 

3:45-4:45, Grades k-4
Tree Frog Trek Staff



Ever wanted to be in the movies?  Now you can! This class is both for kids who are expert moviemakers and beginners too!  Working as a "crew", kids use their imagination to think up a movie. They learn how to storyboard their ideas, create costumes and props, plan for special effects, and even do simple stunts! They put it all together and create a finished movie! CDS...Hollywood tomorrow! Each student receives a copy of the movie to bring home.

3:45-4:45, Grades: 1-5

Rowan Cutler



Chess Kings and Queens

Introduction to Chess

Interested in learning the ancient strategy game of kings and pawns alike? Come join us as a brand new or experienced player. You can learn the rules, basic strategy, and sharpen your mind! Have fun while you learn and join us for Chess club on Thursdays!

3:45-4:45, Grades: 1-5

Alexander Zience 


Hispanic Cooking

Hispanic cooking will combine history, tradition, language and most importantly- food! Students will read books and watch videos about Spanish cooking traditions and techniques. We'll use the information we learn and apply it to cooking delicious Spanish Cuisine. Students will learn how to express themselves in Spanish with special lessons on language focused on eating, cooking and enjoying food!

3:45-4:45, Grades: K-2

Gabriela Martinez Del Campo


An Ode to Imagination

The Congruent Workshop serious and Performance seek to offer young people at CDS the opportunity to be part of an innovative theatre, creative writing, set building, and sound workshop series.

Program participants will actively contribute to an existing script framework written by MS Drama Teacher Jaclyn Katz. The play is about children who travel to space with Robot Jane, a teacher figure who exposes them to different societies, encouraging them to critically assess their merits and pitfalls. The point of the workshops is to have kids imagine what other worlds could look like and how they would function. In so doing, participants become aware of their own existence, the function of things, and what we can do to make it better.  Most importantly- we will use our imaginations!!!

3:45-4:45, Grades: k-4

Jaclyn Katz


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