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Elementary School CCAs

A wide variety of Co-Curricular Activities (CCA) are offered in the elementary school for students in Grades 1-4. Concordia teachers lead engaging and educational activities such as Art Journaling, Chinese Stories, Girls Who Code, and YEP. Activities are held from 3:20 PM to 4:20 PM, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Sessions run for 6 weeks and are held once in the fall, winter, and spring. Outside vendors also provide additional classes such as Kung Fu, Tennis, or Mad Science for a fee. CCA are optional, but participation is highly encouraged. 





Parents will receive an email about one month before each session begins with information about how to register for activities. Registration will be done on-line.

Fall CCA Offerings 2019-20

 

FALL CCA DATES 2019

  • Mondays- October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11, 18
  • Tuesdays- October 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19
  • Thursdays- October 17, 24, 31, November 14, 21

 

Monday

Badminton (G1-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

If you are looking for something active and fun for your kids to do after school time, sign up for one hour BADMINTON activities with professional badminton coaches. Our goal is to nurture each and every player with the skills they need to succeed, both on and off the court. Every Monday from 3:20-4:20 for grades 1 to 4. Come and play with us!    **900RMB for the 6-week session.

Bloxels (G3-G4)

Bloxels EDU is an intuitive platform for creating video games in the classroom. Bloxels EDU will encourage collaboration while guiding students through a design thinking process. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive game that can be used to teach and tell stories.

Clay Works (G1-G2)

Do you love to create and work with your hands? Work with air-dry clay and learn basic techniques—rolling, flattening, pinching, kneading, and scoring.  These basic techniques will be used to create various projects. Make your own work of art to keep or give as a special gift.

Chinese Book Club (G3-G4)

This CCA aims at introducing and guide-reading some popular Chinese fictions for kids. During each six-week section, the host teacher will pick several fictions (by author or topic) and share with students. Students will explore wonderful Chinese chapter books and Chinese culture highlights. In addition to that, students will also get  many chances to share their thoughts and feelings with peers.

Creative Choreography (G3-G4)

Have you ever been in a show?  Have you ever wanted to learn a dance routine that you have seen on the stage?  Using music, movement, facial expression, and emotion, imagine yourself as a part of a choreography team.  Creative Choreography is your chance to be involved in a group that loves to move together to music. Learn new moves as well as create some of your own. 

Dance Fitness (G1-G2)

Dance Fitness will inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. We will learn dance routines, different rhythms and their origins.

How to ... (G1-G2)

Have you ever wondered ‘how to’ draw animals, make milkshakes or create the perfect origami? Have you ever wondered ‘how to’ create the perfect pop-up card or make the best paper aeroplane? In this CCA we will use the ‘how to’ books from our amazing library to help us invent new things, learn new skills and empower ourselves so we can be more creative!

Let's explore the nature!(G1-G2)

Do you want to explore the nature by reading Chinese picture books without Pinyin? If so, come to join us and improve your Chinese non-fiction reading skills! We will focus on animal and plants. Read original Chinese books about nature and be challenged with interesting reading comprehension exercises to learn about nature!

Mad Science (G1-G2) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to be a little archaeologist and explore the formation of fossils? Do you want to be a little nutritionist, exploring the nutrition that our body requires, and learn why eating three meals a day is healthy? Do you want to come along with us to a “crime scene” and help solve a mystery as a junior detective? What important information did your fingerprints leave behind? Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, students learn observational skills to feed their curiosity and develop initiative and creativity. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Want to learn how to make some unique sounds? Use various types of equipment to experiment and make the sounds of frogs, birds, and even falling rain! Would you like to become a vehicle engineer?  Use gears, wheels, axles and more to build a motor vehicle. Learn more about the forces behind airplanes, trains, and cars.  You will be introduced to, and will feel the forces of friction, inertia, and gravity, to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.
 

Monday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions.  Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Origami (G1-G2)

Origami is an excellent way to entertain children at the same time as stimulating their imagination. Making simple origami figures following a few easy steps will help children to discover the wonderfully fun world of paper art.
 
Originating from Japan, origami is based around a combination of techniques used to create figures by folding paper without the need of cutting pieces away or by using any glue. As well as being entertaining, children will gain a series of benefits from stimulating their creativity, improving their hand-eye coordination skills and they will have a better understanding of mathematics by the use of geometry.

Soccer Boys (G4) (Registration costs apply)**

A fun hour of soccer skill development for Grade 4 BOYS. Drills will focus on improving basic fundamentals, footwork, coordination, teamwork, and having fun. **600RMB for the 6-week session.

 

Tuesday

Kung Fu (G1-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School.

Board Game Fun (G1-G2)

Put technology aside and come enjoy a variety of board games! Have fun playing games that challenge your problem solving  and collaborating skills. All you need to bring is good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. And remember, it’s not about winning but about having FUN!!

Calendar Making (G1-G2)

Do you like to draw and color? Enjoy using your creative skills while also making a personalized calendar to help you remember important dates! Have fun thinking of all the special events you celebrate with your families and friends as you use colorful construction paper, craft supplies, stickers, sequins, and more to design your calendar. You may even decide to use your calendar as a gift!

Chess (G3-G4)

Do you know why the pawn is an optimist? A: It is always looking forward. Learn the basics of chess such as piece movement, openings, and how to checkmate your opponent. Everyone can improve his or her game through simple lessons and actual chess matches. Best suited for basic, first time learners.

Chess For Beginnners (G1-G4)

This is a step-by-step introduction to chess to promote the use of strategy.

Construction Toys (G1-G2)

Would you like to design a home or a zoo? How tall of a structure can you build? How strong is your building? Use a variety of construction toys to bring your ideas to life. Create buildings, bridges, crazy creatures, cars, cities, and more!

Construction Zone (G1-G2)

Come and try out your construction skills!  You will get a chance to build your own structures using lots of different materials like blocks, Zoobs, Legos, Magnatiles and much more! Come use your imagination and lots of math and science skills to build, create, and share!

Electrical Circuits (G3-G4)

Join this exciting CCA as we explore electrical circuits and circuitry. Students will explore open vs closed circuits. These circuits will turn lights off and on, operate motors, sound and fans and other fun projects exploring how open and closed electrical circuits work. Due to the nature of this CCA, it is open to only third and fourth grade.

Knitting (G3-G4)

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Now is your chance! Learn every step of the knitting process. Get ready to make a simple scarf.

Fun, Fit, and Fabulous (G1-G2)

Grab your exercise clothes and let’s have some fun! Together we will enjoy a range of games and activities while getting heart rates up and sweating a bit!

Mad Science (G1-G2) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to be a little archaeologist and explore the formation of fossils? Do you want to be a little nutritionist, exploring the nutrition that our body requires, and learn why eating three meals a day is healthy? Do you want to come along with us to a “crime scene” and help solve a mystery as a junior detective? What important information did your fingerprints leave behind? Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, students learn observational skills to feed their curiosity and develop initiative and creativity. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Want to learn how to make some unique sounds? Use various types of equipment to experiment and make the sounds of frogs, birds, and even falling rain! Would you like to become a vehicle engineer?  Use gears, wheels, axles and more to build a motor vehicle. Learn more about the forces behind airplanes, trains, and cars.  You will be introduced to, and will feel the forces of friction, inertia, and gravity, to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

YEP (Youth Empowering Progress) (G3-G4)

Do you have a heart for serving others?  Would you like the opportunity to develop your leadership skills and be a leader in the Elementary School?  This CCA is designed for third and fourth graders who desire to strengthen their leadership skills while focusing on service within our local and global community.  Students will use their strengths to lead and collaborate within a team, contribute toward a service goal, and feel great as active global citizens!  We will also learn more about the partnerships that Concordia has with local service organizations: Concordia Welfare & Education Foundation (CWEF), Shining Star, and the Garuna Foundation.

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions.  Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Girls Who Code (G1-G2)

Girls! Are you an “imagineer”? Are you someone who likes to imagine, design, and create? Join Girls Who Code! Learn the basics of coding as we design programs to recreate familiar childhood games. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as tap into your unlimited creativity! Combine your talents to engineer and imagine!

Thursday

Book Nook (G2)

Do you love to read books?  Come and listen to stories, read books, play simple games related to the books, and have fun!

Art Journaling (G3-G4)

Express your inner voice through a variety of two-dimensional art techniques. Creative lettering styles, pen and ink calligraphy, watercolors, and other decorative art materials will spark the creative process. Through the use of inspirational writing prompts, students will express personal insights and feelings as they create original art.

Board Games (G3-G4)

Put technology aside and come enjoy a variety of board games! Have fun playing games that challenge your problem solving  and collaborating skills. All you need to bring is good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. And remember, it’s not about winning but about having FUN!!

Ceramics (G3-G4)

Please join Ms. Aguilar for this Ceramic  CCA as a studio time to make self-select items hand building with earth clay. Piece will be glazed and fired at the end of the session term.

Chinese Poetry (G1-G2 Heritage Mandarin students only)

We will learn 6 famous pieces of  Chinese poems in our CCA, such as 静夜思,春晓,江南etc.. To get a deeper understanding of each poem, we will use multiple ways in our learning, including videos, songs, dance, handicrafts, flashcards and etc.. Come and join us to enjoythe beauty of Chinese Ancient Poem!

Intro to Hand Sewing (G3-G4)

Hand sewing is great for kids on road trips and long airplane rides, Come and learn some basic stitches and techniques. We will focus on running stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Students will bring home their creation each session

Kung Fu (G1-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

Gaming to Develop Problem-solving Skills (G1-G2)

Using games to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Thursday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions.  Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Arts, Crafts, and MORE! (G3-G4)

Do you like free time to create, imagine or build? Do you like to use your imagination and your hands?  If so – please come create with us! You will have time to free draw, paint, build, design, and play with a variety of materials – some time for creative FREEDOM, FUN and PLAY! We welcome any boys or girls, 3 or 4th grade, to join our encouraging group of friends.

Strings-Volin (G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to learn how to play the violin? Come and learn how to play beautiful melodies. Concordia’s High School Orchestra Conductor will teach you how to play.

3 seasons (Fall, Winter & Spring) commitment is required. (instrument 1800 Violin)

Winter CCA Offerings 2018-19

winter CCA DATES 2019

  • Mondays: February 18, 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Tuesdays: February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Thursdays: February 21, 28, 7, 14, 21, 28

Monday

Battle of the Books! (G4)    

Prepare for Battle! This commitment spans across the Fall and Winter CCA sessions culminating in a live Shanghai School-on-School “duel” set in March. Engage with friends, in more than just a Book Club where you will read, challenge, discuss, and ultimately prove your knowledge about at least 4 of the following books:

·         Crenshaw by Kathrine Applegate

·         Forget Me Not by Ellie Terry

·         Hello Universe by Erin Kelly

·         Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder

·         Read Friends by Shannon Hale

·         The War That Saved My Life by Kimberly Bradley

·         Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea

·         The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

Put on your “armor” and spend the next 12 weeks digging into some great books, amplifying your public speaking, building confidence, and sharing in the joy of reading as you team up to challenge others by simply bringing books to life!  Join us for an adventure that will end with a full-day tournament in Shanghai on March 8, 2019.  Continuation of Fall CCA, so students who were in this CCA in Fall must register for Winter CCAas there is a full-day event, off campus, on March 8, 2019.

BloxelsEDU (G3-G4)

Bloxels EDU is an intuitive platform for creating video games in the classroom. Bloxels EDU will encourage collaboration while guiding students through a design thinking process. When students build games, they become the writers, artists, designers, and developers of their own interactive game that can be used to teach and tell stories.

Boys Basketball (G4)

Meets Monday and Friday, must commit to both days. A fun hour of basketball skill development for Grade 4 BOYS will be on Mondays and Fridays for 10 sessions. This activity will meet from 3:20-4:20PM on February 18, 22, 25, March 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25, . Drills will focus on improving basic fundamentals, footwork, coordination, teamwork, and having fun. Must commit to both days, attending Monday and Friday sessions. CCA bus is available on Fridays, if your child has a CCA bus route. Limited to 20 students.

Chinese Board Games 中文桌 游 (G2-G4)

Want to know more about popular Chinese board games and why they are fun? Want to improve your Mandarin through playing board games?  Learn Mandarin and increase your vocabulary through playing fun games like: Mandarin characters of childhood(汉字小时候),24 dots (24点), and Flying chess (飞行棋).Instruction will be lively and interactive. No level of Mandarin required.

Chinese Painting Rock! (G3-G4)  

(NoChinese required) Do you like art? Are you a fan of Chinese art? If you do, this is the right CCA for you.

You will learn to appreciate 5 masterpieces of Ancient Chinese painting (张择端《清明上河图》、顾恺之《洛神赋图》、阎立本《步辇图》、张萱《捣练图》和顾闳中《韩熙载夜宴图》) and do some activities based on your understanding of these painting. You will not only do painting, but also do drama, art crafts, games, stories, etc.

Clay Works (G1-G2)

Do you love to create and work with your hands? Work with air-dry clay and learn basic techniques—rolling, flattening, pinching, kneading, and scoring.  These basic techniques will be used to create various projects. Make your own work of art to keep or give as a special gift.

Construction Zone (G1-G2)

Come and try out your construction skills!  You will get a chance to build your own structures using lots of different materials like blocks, Zoobs, Legos, Magnatiles and much more! Come use your imagination and lots of math and science skills to build, create, and share!

Girls Basketball (G4)

Meets Monday and Friday, must commit to both days. A fun hour of basketball skill development for Grade 4 GIRLS will be on Mondays and Fridays for 10 sessions. This activity will meet from 3:20-4:20PM on February 18, 22, 25, March 1, 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, and 25, . Drills will focus on improving basic fundamentals, footwork, coordination, teamwork, and having fun. Must commit to both days, attending Monday and Friday sessions. CCA bus is available on Fridays, if your child has a CCA bus route. Limited to 20 students.

Kung Fu (G1-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G1-G2) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to be a little archaeologist and explore the formation of fossils? Do you want to be a little nutritionist, exploring the nutrition that our body requires, and learn why eating three meals a day is healthy? Do you want to come along with us to a “crime scene” and help solve a mystery as a junior detective? What important information did your fingerprints leave behind? Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, students learn observational skills to feed their curiosity and develop initiative and creativity. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Want to learn how to make some unique sounds? Use various types of equipment to experiment and make the sounds of frogs, birds, and even falling rain! Would you like to become a vehicle engineer?  Use gears, wheels, axles and more to build a motor vehicle. Learn more about the forces behind airplanes, trains, and cars.  You will be introduced to, and will feel the forces of friction, inertia, and gravity, to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Monday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions.  Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Writing 4 A Purpose (G3-G4)

Love writing? Need an Audience? Join this CCA and write something awesome for our Concordia audience and beyond. Together we will brainstorm, write and publish your best ideas and help you become more of the writer you’ve been dreaming about.

YEP Service Club (G2-G4)

Do you have a heart for making a difference in the world? The Youth Empowering Progress (YEP) Service Club might be just for you! 

Through education and human care projects, this group collaborates with middle and high school students to research the needs in China and implement a plan to serve. Come join us in serving!

For more information: https://www.concordiashanghai.org/activities/yep

Tuesday

Board Games (G1-G2)

Put technology aside and come enjoy a variety of board games! Have fun playing games that challenge your problem solving  and collaborating skills. All you need to bring is good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. And remember, it’s not about winning but about having FUN!!!

Ceramics (G3-G4)

Please join Ms. Aguilar for this Ceramic  CCA as a studio time to make self-select items hand building with earth clay. Prices will be glazed and fired at the end of the session term.

Chess (G3-G4)

Do you know why the pawn is an optimist? A: It is always looking forward. Learn the basics of chess such as piece movement, openings, and how to checkmate your opponent. Everyone can improve his or her game through simple lessons and actual chess matches. Best suited for basic, first time learners.

Chess (G1-G4)

Learn more advanced strategies of chess such as piece movement, openings, and how to checkmate your opponent. Everyone can improve his or her game through simple lessons and actual chess matches. Best suited for those who understand the premise of the game.

Creative Choreography (G2-G4)

Have you ever been in a show?  Have you ever wanted to learn a dance routine that you have seen on the stage?  Using music, movement, facial expression, and emotion, imagine yourself as a part of a choreography team.  Creative Choreography is your chance to be involved in a group that loves to move together to music. Learn new moves as well as create some of your own. 

Construction Toys (G1-G2)

Would you like to design a home or a zoo? How tall of a structure can you build? How strong is your building? Use a variety of construction toys to bring your ideas to life. Create buildings, bridges, crazy creatures, cars, cities, and more!

Fun & Fitness (G3-G4) Girls Only

Let’s gather together for some special girl time. Wear athletic shoes so we can plays some active games (inside or out depending the weather), wear love as we will discuss ideas on how to be a good friend and sibling, bring a positive attitude to discuss different topics about how to practice self care – healthy eating habits, ways to handle anger/stress, how to take care of our beautiful selves. Of course, it will all take place in a fun, safe, loving space. Please come open and ready to make new friends and learn about how to care for ourselves so we can choose happiness every day!

Fun with Mo Willems (G1)

Don’t let the pigeon take this CCA! Let’s read different Mo Willems books each week and do activities to go along with them such as puppets, comics, and reader’s theater.

Handbells (G3-G4)

Have you seen the Middle School students perform with handbells at our assemblies? Now you can learn how to play handbells! Learn handbell ringing techniques, how to care for handbells, and work together to perform short musical pieces. 

Requirement: Students MUST be able to read music.

Journalism (G3-G4)

Description: Are you curious? Do you like to write? Check out what it would feel like to be a journalist. You will learn how to write a vignette and take a top-notch picture. The best pieces and photos will be published on Concordia’s student and teacher run website: https://citizen-c.me/

littleBits™(G3-G4)

This is not a typo! With teacher supervision students learn littleBits™ is the easiest way to prototype and learn with electronics.  littleBits™snap together with magnets so students can create and invent anything! Put the screen away, play with friends, and snap your ideas to life.

Mad Science (G1-G2) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to be a little archaeologist and explore the formation of fossils? Do you want to be a little nutritionist, exploring the nutrition that our body requires, and learn why eating three meals a day is healthy? Do you want to come along with us to a “crime scene” and help solve a mystery as a junior detective? What important information did your fingerprints leave behind? Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, students learn observational skills to feed their curiosity and develop initiative and creativity. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Math Games and Puzzles (G1-2)

Do you love numbers? Have fun with math doing puzzles, tangrams, card games and other games.

Ozobot Storytelling (G2-G3)

Ozobots are mini robots that follow lines, see colors, and can be programmed using color codes. Students will learn how to use Ozobots and have them follow simple commands.   Then they will select a story and design a story map in which the Ozobot is the main character. Combining their understanding of narrative stories and programming they will use lines, colors, and simple actions, so their Ozobot will act out the story.

Reader’s Theater (G1-G2)

Express your dramatic talents and reading skills! Practice reading several reader’s theatre plays, then choose a favorite play, create character puppets, and perform a puppet show for your parents. This is a great way to practice expressive reading and use your dramatic skills!

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered. 

Thursday

Chinese Dance (G2-G4) 10 students

In the CCA of Chinese Dance, your kids will be learning basic movements and routines, as well as some simple choreography in Chinese music. 

Chinese Shadow Puppet Show (G1-G2)

(Heritage Mandarin Students preferred)

Do you know what is Chinese Shadow Play? Did you try to make a Shadow Puppet before? With the teacher’s help, you make your own shadow puppet, edit your script, and do a shadow puppet play with your friends.

Chinese Stories (G1-G2)

(Heritage Mandarin Students Only)

Students will learn six famous Chinese Stories, such as The Goddess Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Kitty Goes Fishing,and The Tadpoles Look for their Mommy.

We are not only enjoying read aloud stories, but also making fun pictures with foam stickers of these stories. 

The stories In Chinese are: 嫦娥奔月,小猫钓鱼,小蝌蚪找妈妈,等等。

Dance Fun & Fitness for Boys (G1-G4)

Are you a boy who loves to dance around? Do you like learning Fortnite dance moves? What about making up cool dance moves with your friends or just having a dance party? Then this is the CCA for you! Together with Mrs. Alfano and other boys in grades 1-4 we will explore popular dance moves, play movement games, and create a dance routine to perform! 

Doodles & Thoughts (G1-G2)

Get your crayons, markers and notepads! We will use our time to express our thoughts through writing and drawing. You choose what to write and doodle! 

Dramatic Reading (G1-G2)

Express your dramatic talents and reading skills! Practice reading several Aesop’s Fables, then choose a favorite fable, create characters, and perform a show for your classmates. This is a great way to practice expressive reading and use your dramatic skills!

Fun, Fit, & Fabulous (G1-G2)

Grab your exercise clothes and let’s have some fun! Together you will enjoy a range of games and activities, while getting heart rates up and sweating a bit! 

Hand Sewing Introduction (G3-G4)

Hand sewing is great for kids on road trips and long airplane rides, Come and learn some basic stitches and techniques. We will focus on running stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Students will bring home their creation each session.

Girls Who Code (G2-G3)

Girls! Are you an “imagineer”? Are you someone who likes to imagine, design, and create? Join Girls Who Code! Learn the basics of coding as we design programs to recreate familiar childhood games. Develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, as well as tap into your unlimited creativity! Combine your talents to engineer and imagine!

Kung Fu (G1-G4) (Registration costs apply)**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. 

**5500RMB for the 5-week session.

Knitting (G3-G4)

Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Now is your chance! Learn every step of the knitting process. Get ready to make a simple scarf.

Thursday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you want.   You may select one, two or all three days it is offered. 

Spring CCA Offerings 2018-19

Spring CCA DATES 2019

  • Mondays: April 15, 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20
  • Tuesdays: April 9, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14
  • Thursdays: April 11, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23

Monday

 Chinese Story Reading (G1-G2)

Students will learn six famous Chinese Stories, such as The Goddess Chang’e Flying to the Moon, Kitty Goes Fishing, and The Tadpoles Look for their Mommy.  We are not only enjoying read aloud stories, but also making fun pictures with foam stickers of these stories.  The stories In Chinese are: 嫦娥奔月,小猫钓鱼,小蝌蚪找妈妈,等等。

“How To” (G1-G2)

Have you ever wondered “how to” draw animals, make milkshakes or fold origami? Have you ever wondered “how to” make slime, create the perfect pop-up card, or make the best paper airplane? Utilizing the “how to” books from our amazing library you will invent new things, learn new skills, and equip ourselves to be more creative!

Kung Fu (G1-G4) Registration costs apply**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G1-G2) Registration costs apply**

With over 32 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in this field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world.

Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, learn observational skills and feed your curiosity while developing initiative and creativity. Did you know you can see a rainbow in the darkness? It’s not magic, it is science! Each week expand your critical thinking and facilitate hypothesis formation. Every class is packed with fun, knowledge, and new experiments each week.

No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4) Registration costs apply**

With over 32 years of experience in providing entertaining and educational science programs to children, Mad Science has become a trusted name in science enrichment, and is the leader in this field, both in North America and around the world. Guided by N.G.S.S. and S.T.E.M., Mad Science offers over 400 different classes with the most comprehensive science curriculum in the world. Every class is packed with fun, knowledge, and new experiments each week.

As we dive into the world of physical science, see how by using math we can learn more about forces and how to calculate them. Learn to discuss various scientific ideas with peers and utilize a multitude of methods to solve scientific problems, generating team building skills. Gain the confidence needed to develop and plan tactical solutions and explanations to a scientific issue. Science is everywhere!

No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mandarin in 3 Minutes (G3-G4)

你好! Can you read this? Do you know how to say this phrase? Share your knowledge of Mandarin with others! As a team, create 3 minute videos to teach newcomers basic Mandarin Chinese. Mandarin as Foreign Language(MFL) Developing above and Heritage Mandarin(HM) Developing above students collaborate to brainstorm what new students need, write a script, and create 3 minute videos to share with new families or new students.

Monday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused-time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you prefer. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Rolling Robots (G3-G4)

Using iPad apps, students will design programs to maneuver robotic devices, called Spheros and Ollies through various challenges. This is not just computer work. Use your creativity to design and make obstacle courses for the robots to maneuver. Come learn coding through creating and exploring your ideas in the elementary Maker Lab!

Volleyball-Girls (G4) Registration Costs Apply!!!

A fun hour of volleyball skill development for Grade 4 GIRLS.  Drills will focus on improving basic fundamentals, footwork, coordination, teamwork, and having fun.  Limited to 20 students. 600 RMB for 6 sessions.

Volleyball-Boys (G4) Registration Costs Apply!!!

A fun hour of volleyball skill development for Grade 4 BOYS.  Drills will focus on improving basic fundamentals, footwork, coordination, teamwork, and having fun.  Limited to 20 students. 600 RMB for 6 sessions.

Tuesday

Active Games with Mr. G (G3-G4)

Come play games with Mr. G. Bring a positive attitude and enjoy getting sweaty, playing active games, and having fun! Dodge ball, Scooter Soccer, and Double Trouble are some of the games planned. Bring your sport shoes, comfortable clothing, water bottle, energy, and positive fun attitude to play, challenge yourself, and make new friends!

Board Game Fun (G1-G2)

Put technology aside and come enjoy a variety of board games! Have fun playing games that challenge your problem solving  and collaborating skills. All you need to bring is good sportsmanship and a positive attitude. And remember, it’s not about winning but about having FUN!!!

Books and Building (G1-G2)

Do you enjoy stories? Is building something you like to do?  Then this is the CCA for you! Each week we will begin by reading a story together.  Then we will use various construction toys to design and create our own version of the story focus.  Every week will be new and different!

Construction Zone (G1-G2)

Come and try out your construction skills!  You will get a chance to build your own structures using lots of different materials like blocks, Zoobs, Legos, Magnatiles and much more! Come use your imagination and lots of math and science skills to build, create, and share!

Ceramics (G3-G4)

Please join Ms. Aguilar for this Ceramic CCA as a studio time to make self-select items hand building with earth clay. Prices will be glazed and fired at the end of the session term.

Chess for Beginners (G3-G4)

Do you know why the pawn is an optimist? A: It is always looking forward. Learn the basics of chess such as piece movement, openings, and how to checkmate your opponent. Everyone can improve his or her game through simple lessons and actual chess matches. Best suited for basic, first time learners.

Chess for all Levels (G1-G4)

Learn more advanced strategies of chess such as piece movement, openings, and how to checkmate your opponent. Everyone can improve his or her game through simple lessons and actual chess matches. Best suited for those who understand the premise of the game.

Fun and Fitness for Girls (G3-G4) Girls only!!!

Let’s gather together for some special girl time. Wear athletic shoes so we can plays some active games (inside or out depending the weather), wear love as we will discuss ideas on how to be a good friend and sibling, bring a positive attitude to discuss different topics about how to practice self care – healthy eating habits, ways to handle anger/stress, how to take care of our beautiful selves. Of course, it will all take place in a fun, safe, loving space. Please come open and ready to make new friends and learn about how to care for ourselves so we can choose happiness every day!

Handbells (G3-G4) Must be able to read music!!!

Have you seen the Middle School students perform with handbells at our assemblies? Now you can learn how to play handbells! Learn handbell ringing techniques, how to care for handbells, and work together to perform short musical pieces.

Requirement: Students MUST be able to read music.

Journalism (G3-G4)

Are you curious? Do you like to write? Check out what it would feel like to be a journalist. You will learn how to write a vignette and take a top-notch picture. The best pieces and photos will be published on Concordia’s student and teacher run website: https://citizen-c.me/

Mad Science (G1-G2) (Registration costs apply)**

Do you want to be a little archaeologist and explore the formation of fossils? Do you want to be a little nutritionist, exploring the nutrition that our body requires, and learn why eating three meals a day is healthy? Do you want to come along with us to a “crime scene” and help solve a mystery as a junior detective? What important information did your fingerprints leave behind? Through a series of fun and interactive scientific experiments, students learn observational skills to feed their curiosity and develop initiative and creativity. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session.

Mad Science (G3-G4) Registration Costs Apply!!!

Want to learn how to make some unique sounds? Use various types of equipment to experiment and make the sounds of frogs, birds, and even falling rain! Would you like to become a vehicle engineer?  Use gears, wheels, axles and more to build a motor vehicle. Learn more about the forces behind airplanes, trains, and cars.  You will be introduced to, and will feel the forces of friction, inertia, and gravity, to better understand Newton's Laws of Motion. Mad Science delivers unique, hands-on science experiences. No refunds. **1200RMB for the 6-week session

Ozobot Storytelling (G2-G4) Girls only!!!

Ozobots are mini robots that follow lines, see colors, and can be programmed using color codes. Students will learn how to use Ozobots and have them follow simple commands. Then they will select a story and design a story map in which the Ozobot is the main character. Combining their understanding of narrative stories and programming they will use lines, colors, and simple actions, so their Ozobot will act out the story.

Tuesday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused-time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you prefer. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Thursday

Art Journaling (G3-G4)

Express your inner voice through a variety of two-dimensional art techniques. Creative lettering styles, pen and ink calligraphy, watercolors, and other decorative art materials will spark the creative process. Through the use of inspirational writing prompts, students will express personal insights and feelings as they create original art.

Chinese Shadow Puppet Show (G1-G2) Heritage Mandarin Students only

Do you know what is Chinese Shadow Play? Did you try to make a Shadow Puppet before? With the teacher’s help, you make your own shadow puppet, edit your script, and do a shadow puppet play with your friends.

Intro to Hand Sewing (G3-G4)

Hand sewing is great for kids on road trips and long airplane rides, Come and learn some basic stitches and techniques. We will focus on running stitch, backstitch and blanket stitch. Students will bring home their creation each session

Kids’ Yoga (G1-G4)

“When I feel small in a world so big, I calm my mind, my body and my breath. Slow down and strike a pose, I can create and imagine. I am Yoga.”

Kung Fu (G1-G4) Registration costs apply**

Taught by national champion Master Zhang, this class will focus on practicing traditional Chinese Kung Fu with the purpose of developing strength, agility, and flexibility, and a deeper understanding of traditional Chinese culture. Students will be stronger, faster, and more alert after taking this course. Presented by Beijing Milun Kung Fu School. **660RMB for the 6-week session.

SNHS STEM CCA (G2-G4)

This CCA is designed to create an interest in science for students in the Elementary School from 2nd to 4th grade. It consists of demonstrations in the various fields of science. These demonstrations will convey integral principles of science in a fun and interesting way.

Thoughts and Doodles (G1-2) Get your crayons, markers and

Get your crayons, markers and notepads! We will use our time to express our thoughts through writing and drawing. You choose what to write and doodle!

Thursday Homework Club (G1-G4)

Students can spend focused-time after school to finish homework or receive a little extra help in understanding assignments. Concordia teachers and High School student volunteers staff these sessions. Homework Club is offered three separate times; each day is considered to be one activity, so please sign up for the day you prefer. You may select one, two, or all three days it is offered.

Zumba for kids (G1-G4)

Zumba Dance fitness will inspire kids to express themselves through movement and play while effectively improving their overall health and well-being. We will learn dance routines, different rhythms and their origins.