Extracurricular Courses for Kids

Chess for Kids 国际象棋初级和中级

This course will cover the basic rules and skills of chess: how the pieces move, how to record games and positions, the relative values of the pieces, popular tactics (including forks, pins, skewers, discovered attacks) and fundamental strategy, and some frequently seen opening and endgame positions. Kids will get to play each other to test out what they have learned.

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Children Chorus

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Chinese Dance 民族舞

The Chinese dance class allows students to work on their technique and posture while learning new styles of dancing. Students will get the opportunity to represent WCS and perform at several large events in and around the Boston area.

Chinese Drawing 儿童绘画初级和中级

The Chinese drawing class will teach cartooning and sketch.

Chinese Yo-Yo 扯铃

The Chinese yo-yo is a widely popular performance art and toy that has been featured on the Westwood Chinese Cultural Night several times. It will be a fun and very interactive course that students of all agest will enjoy.

Creative Art Beginner – Grade 3 and up

For kids interested in art and new to art class! A variety of media and art styles will be explored throughout the year: pencil, pen, charcoal, paint, etc. There is a $30 materials fee in addition to the class fee.

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Creative Art Intermediate – Grade 4 and up

This class will build on what was learned in the last year’s art class.

There will be a more in-depth exploration of art and media, with a focus on longer projects. There is a $30 materials fee in addition to the class fee.

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Drumming Performance Group

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English Writing Middle School

Students will write in class and complete short writing assignments at home each week to complement the writing instruction that they receive at school. Classroom work with include some lecture and instruction relating to grammar, syntax, style and usage, in addition to in-class writing practice. The instructor will elicit feedback from students’ parents to ensure a healthy mix of writing practice for its own sake, writing practice related to assignments given at the students’ school, and writing practice related to standardized tests. Students are expected to purchase and work with a textbook related to middle-school level reading and writing. Students will be encouraged to read regularly material that interests them and then use that material in their writing assignments. Please feel free to contact Robert Allan for more information.

English Writing High School

Students will review the basics of sentence composition and paragraph writing and start to work with more advanced punctuation, syntax, compositional styles, etc. Students will be expected to work with a textbook and to do additional outside reading that provides subject matter for the writing assignments. The instructor will work with students and parents to determine the most effective writing assignments given the students’ schedule and workload. (It will be a mix of in-class writing and essays to be completed at home.) Students are expected to write reflectively and work to communicate effectively with others, with attention to the needs of a variety of possible audiences. The writing work will be a healthy mix of writing practice for its own sake, writing practice related to the students’ coursework at school, and writing practice related to standardized testing. Please feel free to contact Robert Allan for more information.

Grade 4 Math

Math Grade 4 – Arithmetic (part 2)
Text book: Arithmetic the Easy Way (Barron’s E-Z). Students can purchase text book from amazon.com.
Other study materials: Singapore intensive/primary books and online materials

Grade 6 Math

Materials: 6th grade singapore math and pre-algebra

Review

  • Exponent, absolute value
  • Decimal basics
  • Operations with decimals
  • Ration, proportion, percent
  • Conversion of fractions, decimals and percentage

New

  • Probability
  • Geometry and measurement (covering and surround)
  • Perimeter, area and volume
  • Integers and equations
  • Introduction on exponent and root
  • Operator evaluation order and basic operation law (associate, commutative, distributive law)
  • Constant convert methods
  • Linear equations
  • Inequality and linear inequality equation
  • Adding and subtracting matrices
  • Introducing functions
  • Introducing real number line
  • Addition and subtraction of real numbers
  • Multiplication and division of real numbers
  • Solving linear equations
  • Introducing coordinates

Math league for 5-6 grade
Math count for 6 grade

Grade 8-11 Math

Materials: TBD
SAT subject math test level 1-level 2
SAT tests

  • Solving exponential equations and logarithmic equation
  • The coordinate plane , linear equations and equations of circles
  • Trigonometry, Sine, Cosine and Tangent ratio
  • Surface area and volume, solid figures
  • Probability and statistics
  • Statistics I
  • Statistics II

Programming and Robotics

In this beginner’s course, students will start off exploring the fundamentals of programming by using Scratch, a simple interactive graphical programming language. They will create stories, animations, and other fun and creative projects. Next, we will move into basic robotics. Students will be introduced to basic electronic components, electromechanical components, and circuitry. We will demonstrate programmable micro-processors to create fun and simple projects.

AGES: 8+

Required EQUIPMENT:
Decent Laptop (Windows / Mac, 4GB+ RAM, 5GB Free Disk Space)


Martial Arts 少林功夫

Join our martial arts team to learn a variety of valuable skills, from performance forms to self-defense training. You may get the opportunity to represent WCS and perform at several large events in and around the Boston area, including the Westwood Chinese Cultural Night.

Ping Pong

This weekly, one-hour program helps the student gain the essential skills necessary to play table tennis. It advances the student’s speed, power, spin, stamina, and prowess in the games. It also improves the students’ awareness of health and mental qualities, while enriching his/her academic life.

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