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Choir-Bluff Creek Singers @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Dec 11 @ 7:50 am – 8:30 am

Are you in 4th or 5th grade at Bluff Creek Elementary and love to sing?  Join the Bluff Creek Choir!  In just one morning per week, we’ll learn so much great music.   We will have concerts and also carry on the Bluff Creek tradition of singing the National Anthem at a spring Twins Game! Looking forward to singing with you.
Winter Concert:           Monday, December 10th              7pm              Chanhassen Rec Center
Spring Concert:           Thursday, March 14th                  5pm              Chanhassen High School Auditorium
Twins Game:                May/June     TBD

Conversational Spanish @ Victoria Elementary
Dec 11 @ 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Spanish Level I & II
Build your child’s language foundation!
This lively introduction to the Spanish language used a dynamic, hands-on method of instruction called the Building Block Method of Learning to teach basic Spanish components using songs, games and cultural activities.  Your child will learn how to ask and answer basic questions in Spanish, speak briefly about his or her family, count to 100 and correctly pronounce all Spanish letters.  Using a conversational approach, students will also learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts and clothing and will begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.

Spanish Level II & III (Carver Elementary Only)
Using a conversational approach and our dynamic hands-on instruction, students will learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts, and clothing and will be begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.  Students will also be able to to say months of the year, classroom objects and discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Every week a cultural component is also covered in our exciting classes!

Spanish Level III & IV
Take Spanish to the next level!
Students really take Spanish to the next level in this exciting course which allows students to build on previous knowledge to make more complex sentence structures.  For example: Students will be able to say the months of the year, discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Additional topics will include classroom objects, birthdays, sports, transportation, the outdoors and places.  By the end of the course students will be able to translate the verb IR and appropriately use Me gusta in various sentences.  A fun instructional method along with fascinating cultural topics ensure that students will also love this class!

Choir-Clover Ridge @ Clover Ridge Elementary
Dec 11 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CRE’s Got Talent!
Showcase your singing talent and join the CRE Singers!  We meet once a week to sing Folk, Jazz, Pop, Gospel and more!  On December 11 we will take a Chaska Community Holiday Tour.  We will also have the opportunity to be featured singers for a Chaska Hawks Basketball Game.  Not to mention the dancing, games and fun we have at each rehearsal!  Don’t miss out!  This class is for Clover Ridge Elementary students.  Join us for a semester or the whole year!
CRE Concert                                             Tuesday, December 11                 6pm                  CRE Gym
Fine Arts Performance Night                  TBD                                                                       CRE Gym

A Day of Drawing @ Carver Elementary
Dec 11 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

If it’s drawing, painting, and cartooning you’re after, then this is the class for you! Join us for a class full of drawing fun! In this introductory drawing class, basic techniques and principles of drawing will be taught. You will master a simple step-by-step drawing method as you create drawings that glow-in-the-dark, artwork that pops out at you, a painting on a real canvas board, and so much more.

Grandmasters of Chess @ Carver Elementary
Dec 11 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

New and returning students invited. Each {YEL!} Chess class follows four basic components:
•Teach It!…Each class, students are taught different chess concepts and coached to implement those concepts into their chess games
•Practice It!…Students practice positions set by the coach to improve their understanding of the concept.
•Puzzle It!… Students are given chess puzzles (constructed by WIM Serafima Sokolovskaya) and work with coach guidance to solve them.
•Play It!…Each class ends with students playing 20-30 minutes of chess. Coaches often feature in-class tournaments during the session.

Jr. Basketball @ Clover Ridge Elementary
Dec 11 @ 2:35 pm – 3:35 pm

For K-3rd grades
Fundamentals and fun are in store. Emphasis is placed on basic skills development of dribbling, shooting, passing, sportsmanship and teamwork. We then use engaging and dynamic games to cement students’ growth including our unique three-on-three style game. This is a high-octane class with an inclusive atmosphere. But hurry, the shot-clock is running down!

21st Century Skills: Health

Conversational Spanish @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Dec 11 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Spanish Level I & II
Build your child’s language foundation!
This lively introduction to the Spanish language used a dynamic, hands-on method of instruction called the Building Block Method of Learning to teach basic Spanish components using songs, games and cultural activities.  Your child will learn how to ask and answer basic questions in Spanish, speak briefly about his or her family, count to 100 and correctly pronounce all Spanish letters.  Using a conversational approach, students will also learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts and clothing and will begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.

Spanish Level II & III (Carver Elementary Only)
Using a conversational approach and our dynamic hands-on instruction, students will learn vocabulary related to colors, animals, body parts, and clothing and will be begin to make complete sentences in Spanish.  Students will also be able to to say months of the year, classroom objects and discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Every week a cultural component is also covered in our exciting classes!

Spanish Level III & IV
Take Spanish to the next level!
Students really take Spanish to the next level in this exciting course which allows students to build on previous knowledge to make more complex sentence structures.  For example: Students will be able to say the months of the year, discuss monthly weather patterns and relate them to a particular season.  Additional topics will include classroom objects, birthdays, sports, transportation, the outdoors and places.  By the end of the course students will be able to translate the verb IR and appropriately use Me gusta in various sentences.  A fun instructional method along with fascinating cultural topics ensure that students will also love this class!

Little Tikes Tennis Blue @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Dec 11 @ 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Ages 4-5.  The main emphasis is to build basic tennis skills and have fun!  With the use of age appropriate equipment and up-beat, well trained instructors we will start to build your child’s basic athletic skills.  We also will help develop your child’s fine motor skills, like hand-eye coordination, balance and agility.  This class will build a solid foundation for the Little Tikes Gold class and a love for this life-long sport!  Please bring your appropriate sized tennis racquet and a water bottle.

If you are unsure which size racquet your child should have please watch this short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySR9PhA-lk

The United States Tennis Association guidelines are that kids learn the game of tennis with age appropriate equipment and on age appropriate court dimensions. We also believe this is the correct way for kids to learn as well. Please watch the following video to understand why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM9BmDW41sQ

YEL 4! Fencing @ Chaska High School
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Gr. 2-5 New and returning students invited!
Fencing is one of the fastest growing sports in the USA and Youth Enrichment League (YEL) fencing continues to evolve to match that pace. Olympic Coach Ro Sobalvarro heads up YEL’s curriculum, ongoing instructor training and tournament consultation. Coach Sobalvarro brings with him an immense knowledge of youth, national and international fencing. Fall is a great time for beginning and returning students. New students get introduced to a pulse-pounding sport while returning students continue their study through Coach Sobalvarro’s progressive curriculum. Safety is our first priority. We supply safety swords, protective masks, chest plates and jackets, in a high-octane, inclusive environment. Visit www.YouthEnrichmentLeague.com for a more thorough explanation of our fencing program, coaches and philosophy. Get in the game. Sign up today!

Little Tikes Tennis Gold @ Bluff Creek Elementary
Dec 11 @ 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Ages 6-7

The main emphasis is to continue to build basic tennis skills and have fun!  With the use of age appropriate equipment and up-beat, well trained instructors we will further build basic athletic skills, develop fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination and emphasize balance and agility.  Learning to rally with a partner of a similar ability level will be a focal point of this class.  Please bring you appropriate sized tennis racquet and a water bottle.

If you are unsure which size racquet your child should have please watch this short video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cySR9PhA-lk

The United States Tennis Association guidelines are that kids learn the game of tennis with age appropriate equipment and on age appropriate court dimensions. We also believe this is the correct way for kids to learn as well. Please watch the following video to understand why.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM9BmDW41sQ