Bayside Afternoon Classes

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Winter 2018

Important Details

Registration for these popular, optional after-school classes is on a first-registered, first-served basis, and classes often fill up quickly. Some classes are full, but you can submit your registration form to be added to the waitlist.

Be sure to read the class descriptions to determine the ages of the students who may attend and the date and time of each class. Primary parents, please note that Primary Bayside Afternoon Classes are for children who are 4 years of age and older by the time of the first session. A child must be a current Elementary student to be registered for an Elementary BAC class.

If a particular class fills up before the deadline, a wait list will be formed for that class, and parents will be notified if a space becomes available. Arrangements can be made for children in our additional school care program (ASC) to participate in BAC.

PLEASE NOTE NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS: CLICK HERE

PLEASE NOTE NEW CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations will only be accepted two weeks prior to the first class. After that, you will be fully obligated. If the teacher determines the class is not a good fit for your child, he or she will contact you after the first class and may recommend that you withdraw your child from the class. In this case, a pro-rated refund for the remaining classes will be given.

PLEASE NOTE NEW PAYMENT POLICY:
Marin Montessori is no longer accepting credit card payments for BAC classes and instead will be processing an ACH payment. The total due for all confirmed BAC Winter Classes will be pulled via ACH withdrawal on January 10.

Primary Classes

Red Tail Fox Adventure & Kinship Club with Deans Keppel

CLASS IS FULL

For Primary students 4-6 years old
Wednesdays, 3-4:30 PM
8 sessions: January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, (no class February 20), February 27, March 6, March 13
Class maximum: 6
Registration: $440

Deans Keppel has instructed MMS children in Native American Art and Lore for our extra-curricular classes since 1991. A Red Tail Fox is intelligent, aware, and quiet as he makes his way through the woods; as children adventure with Deans, they learn the lessons of Fox: to pay attention, to be self-reliant, to work and play harmoniously with each other. Children will develop an adventurous spirit and love for nature as they explore the marsh, shoot the bow and arrow, and make beautiful totem art. Positive attitude training and leadership skills will serve children well in their everyday relationships. They will gain a great understanding of their sacred place and purpose, inspired by stories about the Native Americans and their KINSHIP with all life. Songs, drumming, games, art, and snack are all packed into a dynamic session of fun.

Deans "Bright Eyes" Keppel is an artist, storyteller and whole-life teacher. She has a Master's degree in Fine Arts and has received numerous community arts grants from the Marin Arts Council for her project, “The Golden Key: Character Education through the Arts.” She has been designated a master teacher by the Bay Area Discovery Museum. Her goal is to help create a generation of children who love the earth and who care about each other. If you have specific questions regarding the class, you may call Deans at (415) 454-4187.

Spanish with Mishelle Ordosgoitia

CLASS IS FULL

For Primary students 4-6 years old
Tuesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
8 sessions: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, (no class February 19), February 26, March 5, March 12
Class minimum/maximum: 6/10
Registration: $280

Juegos, juegos y más juegos! - Games, Games, and More Games!

There will be lots of movement in this class. Children will increase their vocabulary knowledge through games.

Ready? Listos?

Duck, Duck, Goose (Pato, Pato, Ganzo), Simon Says... (Simón dice...) I Spy (Veo veo)…

Let’s play! Vamos a jugar!

Mishelle Ordosgoitia grew up in Cartagena, a city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. After graduating high school she moved to Virginia to attend college. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in International Studies with an emphasis on Latin America, and also studied abroad at the University of Cadiz in Spain. Mishelle earned a Master of Science in Education and an AMI Elementary diploma and has taught Spanish to primary, lower elementary, and upper elementary Montessori students. If you have questions regarding the class, you may contact Mishelle at mordosgoitia@marinmontessori.org.

Music and Movement with Bridget Harcey

CLASS IS FULL

For Primary students 4-6 years old
Mondays, 3:00-4:00 PM
8 sessions: January 14, (no class January 21), January 28, February 4, February 11, (no class February 18), February 25, March 4, March 11, March 18
Class minimum/maximum: 6/10
Registration: $280

We will explore together through music and movement! We will play instruments, sing, dance, and develop story lines through these modes of expression. This will involve keen attention to the group activity, developing sensitivity toward self-expression as we explore the qualities of music including rhythm, pitch, and dynamics. We will move our bodies exploring the qualities of movement (percussive, sustained, suspended…) and engage in a kind of physical self-control that helps to integrate the body through balance and control.

This class will emphasize the conversation that exists when people get together to make music and move their bodies. A safe environment will be created to allow each child to feel welcome to join in and share. We will learn music from a variety of genre and from many parts of the world as an extension to the geography curriculum that is offered in the classrooms.

What will your child get out of this? A fun and structured interactive experience with a small group of friends who enjoy a playful conversation through music and dance.

Bridget Harcey is a Primary guide currently assisting in the Quail classroom. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies from UCLA. She has loved dancing her whole life with a focus on various types of partner dancing, modern, and Bharatanatyam. Singing is also a passion, and she has studied Cuban and African drumming. Bridget is part of a community of musicians and dancers that gathers regularly to move and make music. If you have questions regarding the class, you may contact Bridget at bharcey@marinmontessori.org.

Social and Self-Regulation Play Group with Little Hands Occupational Therapy
For Primary students
Tuesdays 3:00-3:45
8 sessions: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, (no class February 19), February 26, March 5, March 12
Class minimum/maximum: 4/8
Registration: $800

This exciting and interactive group engages students with their peers to practice social thinking skills for friendship, appropriate play, flexibility, classroom expectations, pre-literacy, and understanding and expressing feelings. The curriculum, designed by occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, allows students to participate through movement, art, music, and more in a fun, multi-sensory environment to develop these skills. Students are encouraged to explore and work together for collaborative learning with their peers. The group also provides recommendations for home to reinforce the skills students learn in the group. In this group, children have an opportunity to expand their social skills with their peers in a sensory-rich environment, while exploring ways to be more independent in self-regulation.

Bryant Luong is a bilingual licensed occupational therapist with a passion for pediatrics preceding OT school. Bryant received his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. His background includes working with children of all ages with various developmental levels and conditions. Bryant has assisted bright, young individuals in self-directed projects to hone their skills in fine and gross motor areas, task sequencing, self-regulation, and building self-esteem through “project-based therapy”. At the ANOVA Education campus in San Rafael, he assessed for functional deficit areas, identified goals, developed treatment plans, implemented child-centered interventions, and collaborated with parents and teachers on a daily basis. Currently practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist at Little Hands Occupational Therapy, Bryant stresses the importance of the therapist-client relationship and believes that interventions should be client-centered and goal driven. He believes that therapists working with pediatric populations possess a special, unique role in that they are able to intervene at such an early age and truly make a difference in the growth and development of a child, paving the way for success and participation in meaningful occupations for years to come. Bryant feels strongly that social and emotional growth is integral to child development in the early years. If you have questions regarding the class, you may contact Bryant at bl@littlehandsot.com.

Art with Pippa Whelan
For Primary students 4-6 years old
Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 PM
7 sessions: January 16, January 23, January 30, February 6, February 13, (no class February 20), February 27, March 6
Class minimum/maximum: 6/10
Registration: $245 and $20 materials fee (includes apron, paint brush, palette)

Primary students are offered an additional look at the principles of art through exciting weekly themes: Introduction to Drawing and Watercolor, Portrait and Family Drawing, Silhouettes, and Cartooning.

The class allows children to develop at their own pace. Each project encourages independence, while supporting children in caring for their environment. The idea is to explore creativity while also maintaining structure and order, reality and nature, beauty and atmosphere, and the development of community life. Children will have the opportunity to nurture the love of learning through artwork.

Pippa was the Quail classroom assistant for several years. She studied art in Dublin, Ireland, and is passionate about painting. Her art has been displayed in restaurants throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa, and as far away as Dublin Hospital. Pippa has been awarded 1st and 2nd place poster artist in Sonoma’s Vintage Festivals. Her website shows the variety of mediums she explores. www.PippaWhelanArtwork.com. If you have specific questions regarding the class, you may contact Pippa at pipswhelan@gmail.com.

Elementary Classes

Lower Elementary Science Club with Pete Hudson

CLASS IS FULL

For Lower Elementary students
Tuesdays, 3:30-4:45 PM
8 sessions: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, (no class February 19), February 26, March 5, March 12
Class minimum/maximum: 6/8
Registration: $280

Our children encounter science every day. The Science Club will help guide Lower Elementary students in their continuing discovery of how science is all around them and why it plays an important role in their lives. From making simple machines do work to exploring color and light to understanding more about the earth beneath them, this class will allow children to ask questions and perform hands-on activities to find the answers. Each self-paced weekly lab session will focus on a particular scientific topic, including simple physics, chemistry, magnetism, marsh ecology, geology, weather, and the solar system. The instructor, with occasional assistance from special guests, will help direct the young scientists through several exhibits and prepared experiments designed to help children learn more about the scientific method. Learning science is fun...this class intends to keep it that way.

Pete Hudson is a registered professional engineering geologist and the co-founder of Sutro Science LLC, a Marin County-based geo-sciences consulting firm. He has led the BAC Science Club since September 2013. Pete has a keen interest in all areas of science and enjoys sharing that interest with tomorrow’s scientists. He has been a docent at Angel Island State Park and the Bay Area Discovery Museum and has provided supplemental science instruction at several elementary schools. Pete is a long-time MMS parent; his two sons are currently in the Upper Elementary. If you have questions regarding the class, you may call Pete at (415) 717-6469.

Astronaut Training with Dan Kane
For Upper Elementary & Grade E-3 students
Thursdays, 3:30-4:45 PM
8 sessions: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, (no class February 21), February 28, March 7, March 14
Class minimum/maximum: 6/6
Registration: $280 and $50 materials fee

According to the NASA website, candidates for the astronaut training program must have a strong background in engineering, math, or science. To prepare your future astronauts, we'll tackle a new engineering challenge every week. Projects will include basic electronic circuits, mechanical design, DC motors, solar cells, gears, sound, light, and of course, rockets! We will emphasize hands-on exploration of how things work and how they are built. The projects we do will all incorporate creative and mathematical thinking, and most importantly, they will be fun. All activities are designed with both girls and boys in mind since both women and men will continue to be well represented in future NASA astronaut classes. If time allows, we will include a 15-minute workout to burn off steam and promote physical fitness.

Dan Kane has degrees in both physics and electrical engineering. He worked for many years designing fiber optic communications equipment. He is also passionate about fitness, and he regularly runs trails throughout the Marin Headlands, swims in San Francisco Bay, and climbs remote peaks in the high Sierra. He is excited to share his enthusiasm for science, engineering, and exercise with tomorrow’s astronauts, scientists, and engineers. Dan has been a member of the MMS Parents’ Association Executive Committee, and his daughter is in the Lower Elementary. If you have questions regarding the class you may call Dan at (415) 377-6252.

Spanish with Mishelle Ordosgoitia
CLASS IS FULL

For Lower and Upper Elementary students
Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 PM
8 sessions: January 17, January 24, January 31, February 7, February 14, (no class February 21), February 28, March 7, March 14
Class minimum/maximum: 6/10
Registration: $280

Mi pasaporte al mundo hispanohablante - My Passport to the Spanish-speaking World

This class will engage students in learning about culture, geography, and interesting facts about various Spanish-speaking countries. Students will "travel" from "country" to "country" throughout our eight-week session and fill out their passport along the way. España? Argentina? Colombia? Peru? Vamos!

Mishelle Ordosgoitia grew up in Cartagena, a city on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. After graduating high school she moved to Virginia to attend college. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in International Studies with an emphasis on Latin America, and also studied abroad at the University of Cadiz in Spain. Mishelle earned a Master of Science in Education and an AMI Elementary diploma and has taught Spanish to primary, lower elementary, and upper elementary Montessori students. If you have questions regarding the class, you may contact Mishelle at mordosgoitia@marinmontessori.org.

Social and Self-Regulation Group with Little Hands Occupational Therapy
For Lower and Upper Elementary students
Tuesdays 4:00-4:45
8 sessions: January 15, January 22, January 29, February 5, February 12, (no class February 19), February 26, March 5, March 12
Class minimum/maximum: 4/6
Registration: $800

This group for Elementary-aged students allows them to engage with their peers to practice the social thinking skills needed for developing and maintaining friendship, good sportsmanship, flexibility, classroom expectations, and physical and emotional self-regulation. The curriculum, designed by occupational therapists and speech and language therapists, gives students a chance to learn through activities based in movement, art, music, and more. The group is based in a fun, multi-sensory environment where students are encouraged to explore and work together for collaborative learning with their peers. The group also provides recommendations for home to reinforce the skills students learn in the group. In this group, students have the ability to work together in a sensory-rich environment for development of a wide range of skills.

Bryant Luong is a bilingual licensed occupational therapist with a passion for pediatrics preceding OT school. Bryant received his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dominican University of California. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. His background includes working with children of all ages with various developmental levels and conditions. Bryant has assisted bright, young individuals in self-directed projects to hone their skills in fine and gross motor areas, task sequencing, self-regulation, and building self-esteem through “project-based therapy”. At the ANOVA Education campus in San Rafael, he assessed for functional deficit areas, identified goals, developed treatment plans, implemented child-centered interventions, and collaborated with parents and teachers on a daily basis. Currently practicing as a pediatric occupational therapist at Little Hands Occupational Therapy, Bryant stresses the importance of the therapist-client relationship and believes that interventions should be client-centered and goal driven. He believes that therapists working with pediatric populations possess a special, unique role in that they are able to intervene at such an early age and truly make a difference in the growth and development of a child, paving the way for success and participation in meaningful occupations for years to come. Bryant feels strongly that social and emotional growth is integral to child development in the early years. If you have questions regarding the class, you may contact Bryant at bl@littlehandsot.com.

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