Session: February 16, 2021 – May 29, 2021
The objective of this course is to foster in students a love of math through its many real-life applications, while at the same time building a strong foundation in arithmetic. This is a fast-paced course offered by grade and based on an advanced math curriculum applied in Latin American countries. Math and Spanish is a fun combination where students get to play with numbers, solve math problems in fun and innovative ways, apply measurements, explore geometric figures, master fractions, and much more. An introductory algebra module is taught for 5th and 6th graders in the last 4 weeks of the course to prepare students for Matematicas Divertidas II.
Algebra is fun! We recommend taking Matematicas Divertidas I prior to taking this class. Students must have mastered basic math skills such as adding, subtracting, multiplying, and fractions to start learning Algebra. Students will delve into integers, one-step equations, inequalities and equations, graphs and functions, percent, and probabilities among other things. They will learn, understand and apply linear relationships using equations, graphs, and tables. Do you know that learning algebra in Spanish helps develop critical thinking skills? Students will learn to think outside the box through various problem-solving, logic, pattern, and reasoning activities. Technology will be used to introduce and expand upon the areas of study listed above. This course fuses Spanish and Math in a very interactive way, making the learning process effective and fun. We use a friendly platform, games, and traditional handwritten exercises, applying the time-honored way of teaching Algebra in Latin American countries with the famous Baldor Algebra textbook.
Children will learn simple drawing techniques to bring their favorite characters to life or create new ones! Students will begin developing their artistic style as they create realistic and unique representations using traditional techniques with pencil and paper. Taught in Spanish, students will apply geometric figures to develop their drawings, draw bodies in movement, learn to draw various facial expressions and emotions, among other physical and facial characteristics. Students will also learn to give fun and crazy hairstyles to their characters! Practical and simple techniques will be presented in an interactive and dynamic forum where students will quickly gain the skills that will keep them engaged both in drawing and speaking Spanish. Students will have access to ChiCeLaCu!’s resource file guides available at any time to practice at home.
Cartoon Drawing II: ¿Quieres ser un caricaturista? Would you like to be a cartoonist? In this fun and highly effective course, students will learn to draw animals with human characteristics in dynamic backdrops where students apply drawing techniques such as vanishing points and depth simulation. Students will add dialogue bubbles to their vignettes using techniques to represent human emotions such as joy, fear, excitement, sadness, etc. With explanations from the instructor that are simple, personalized and completely in Spanish, students will engage in fun exercises to practice the techniques learned in each class. Students will also have access to ChiCeLaCu’s resource files – guides available at any time to practice at home.
Cartoon Drawing III: A fabulous idea can catapult an illustration to another level! This course focuses on the creative development of the child, bringing wonderful illustrations to the canvas and ideas to life. Students will be immersed in the fun world of cartooning where they will learn to draw dynamic creatures in comic strip formats or as illustrations, design comic book covers, and develop their very own stories. Specifically, students will learn to create greeting card illustrations, animal comic strips, editorial illustrations, storyboards all while improving their drawing strokes and use of ink and color. As a final project, students will create their very own comic strip.
¡Bienvenidos a Cartoon Drawing III donde despertemos el artista que hay en ti!
Students will sharpen their Spanish conversational and listening comprehension skills through the art of pencil drawing. A unique and fun way to practice the language, students will learn the fundamentals – including color, composition, perspective, proportions, shadow, highlights, gradations of tone, and much, much more. Ideal for an aspiring artist or anyone simply interested in a fun and relaxed way to practice the language. This course improves concentration, focus, and creativity. The course is open to all levels and skills. Students listen to Spanish and enjoy music to foment creativity. During this stressful time these classes offer a healthy and enjoyable escape for children, excellent for reducing anxiety and stress while boosting personal fulfillment.
Pencil Drawing 2.- A more advanced drawing course for children with knowledge of proportions and the use of light and shadow, this course delves deeper into the study of facial proportions, volumetry, and the basic drawing of landscapes and aerial and marine views using led and color pencils. With each stroke, students will discover how perfectly capable they are of drawing portraits thought too difficult or even impossible previously. They will hone their sketching skills to develop more elaborate landscapes through the use of light and shadow as well as the combination of colors that highlight the natural beauty of the scenery, for both land and sea. Adobe Photoshop will be used by the instructor to create more realistic landscapes and vegetation with the corresponding colors and shadows, allowing students to follow along with their pencils and paper.
Pencil Drawing 3. Do you want to draw terrific mountains, realistic scenery and animals such as wolves, lions, cats, dogs, and horses? Combine everything you’ve learned so far to create even more impressive and realistic creatures and scenery. In this course students who have previously taken Pencil Drawing 1 and 2 will build upon their acquired skills and refine their drawings to achieve more realistic finishes through continuous lines and color combinations, reinforcing the use of light and shadow. Students will expand their portfolio with amazing creations including more cartoons, spaceships, trees, many different animals and more.
Coding Level I: Spanish and Coding? This course will spark in your child a passion for computer programming! A fun combination where students explore coding while practicing and improving their Spanish listening and verbal competencies. Students will get a taste for design and programming, culminating in the development of their very own game or story. The course teaches children real text-based programming from day one in an easy and game-like manner. The course is user-friendly and intuitive so children can jump right into programming without having any previous coding background.
A virtual place where the child’s creativity will soar! This workshop will use various artistic expressions to engage students in the language. Participants will be busy creating paper art and telling stories through silhouette theater, learning stamping techniques, making fantastic Paper Mache creatures, sculpting with molding clay, making cloth animals, and designing and making doll fashions—all in a complete Spanish immersion environment!