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High quality, small group, online classes to help your child develop soft skills.
Speech & Theatre
Boost your child’s vocal abilities through public speaking, debate and elocution.
Debate Camp: Level 1
Students will learn how to form arguments, listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking skills, and discern the difference between reliable and unreliable sources for evidence. They will learn the basics of argumentation, some advanced debate techniques, and participate in a mini-tournament. This will allow students to learn to speak to a diversity of different people in order to learn how to adapt their arguments to the audience they are speaking to. No prior debate experience is required to participate. Each class will include both a short lecture followed by an activity to help students learn the skill being taught during the lecture portion of class.
Speech and Drama
Focus on voice modulation, projection, characterization, dramatization, working in teams, appropriate use of facial expression, body language, and space.
World of Eric Carle
This course is designed for early readers and young writers. By discovering the exciting world of fiction stories, students will read incredible books by the iconic children’s author Eric Carle. Through engaging class discussions learners will analyze the themes of the texts, practice retelling and writing about the main events, and participate in interactive games. Students will use their imagination to see the world from the perspective of a tiny caterpillar, a mixed up chameleon, and a busy spider and fall in love with the captivating world of literature.
Debate Camp: Level 2
Students will learn advanced argumentation tactics and bring their skills to the next level. Students will learn about opportunity costs, procedural argumentation, disadvantages, and critical philosophy. These lectures are designed to help students learn how to better listen to their opponents, develop critical thinking skills, and discern the difference between reliable and unreliable sources for evidence. By the end of the week students will have developed their public speaking skills, logical reasoning, as well as their ability to listen to and understand others.
Students will build competence in preparing and presenting speeches in a variety of contexts. Public speaking requires us to create and deliver messages in multiple arenas of life, such as conversations, interviews, and presentations. Students will enjoy fun, skill building games to help everyone feel comfortable with the learning process. Students will also make new friends by working with each other, and develop self confidence to speak in a variety of contexts. Students will learn to focus their thinking and speak with clarity, assertion, and confidence. They are also encouraged to respectfully interact with one another, listen actively, and to provide constructive feedback.
Each session will focus on one Big Idea or Feeling. Ms. Marcie will share puppets, songs, stories, games, and craft projects that help foster social-emotional learning, and strengthen virtual communication skills. In this interactive social-emotional learning through artistic expression students will explore issues of kindness, diversity, and acceptance of self and others. This course taps into children’s inherent resilience and creativity; allowing for constructive problem solving and self-expression through various artistic mediums.
Drama and Improv
Designed to help each child develop a rich pool of skills like enhanced self-expression, self-confidence, creative thinking, interpersonal skills through varied speech and drama activities. We will focus on voice modulation, projection, characterization, dramatization, working in teams, appropriate use of facial expression, body language, and space.
Reading & Writing
Enable your child to share their thoughts in powerful and eloquent written form.
Fairy Tale Fun
Students learn reading comprehension skills such as asking and answering questions about key details in a text, retelling stories to include the beginning, middle, and end, and identifying the elements of a story (characters, setting, plot, etc.).
Writing Fantasy Edition
Students will examine the life and works of fantasy genre's greatest authors. We build upon weekly writing exercises, so that by the end of the course students have drafted an original, inspired fantasy piece. This course is certain to be enjoyed by lovers of literature and writing enthusiasts! Students of all writing levels are certain to benefit from this course. Fun, yet practical writing exercises are certain to inspire young authors while providing them with tools for sharpening their crafts.
Folk Tales around the World
Each week, students will focus on an element of storytelling. After performing a close reading of the featured text, students will engage in meaningful discussions and enhance comprehension through participating in a shared writing activity. Each lesson concludes with sharing and celebrating student work.
Harry Potter Book Club
In this course, young witches and wizards will read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Every lesson will have a discussion component, a writing component, and fun activities. The course ends with a final book report project and presentation. This course will helps kids develop an interest in reading and also help them develop their writing skills.
Basics of Fiction
Introduces students to writing fiction by focusing on a different key topic each day. Students will learn about description and figurative language, settings and world building, character development, plot, dialogue, and strategies for approaching key moments in a story. Each day will include collaborative activities, discussion, and writing prompts. Students will have opportunities to submit writing to the teacher for feedback. Each assignment is designed to stand alone as a short writing project, but students may choose to use them to work toward one longer story.
Students will learn about famous women in education, science, and sports who have made history for their amazing accomplishments. For each lesson, kids will read and analyze either a nonfiction or fiction text and then write and draw about what they learned. Young learners will have the opportunity to discover the meaning of gender stereotypes, the value of questioning social norms, and the power of reaching for their dreams.
Writing and Acting Monologues
Each student will create an original character, write a monologue from that character’s point of view, and eventually perform the monologue for the class! Students will have the opportunity to discuss ideas with classmates, share drafts with Ms. Megan, and receive written feedback. We’ll also cover the basics of realistic acting and creative movement. During the last class, students will perform their monologues for the class in a supportive workshop setting and will receive direction and constructive feedback.
The teacher will share different poems and lead an interactive discussion about the author’s purpose and use of literary devices. Students will interact with the poems and expand their comprehension through visual art, movement, and improv activities. They will discover connections with the text, and share their personal interpretation of the poems.
Learn with Rhymes
Students will read stories, learn popular nursery rhymes and songs. They will build vocabulary, write descriptively and sequence the main events of a story. Kids will showcase their self-expression and show their unique personalities through fun discussions and interactive exercises.
Book Club: Magic Tree House
Students will practice nonfiction reading skills while learning about Arctic animals and their adaptations. We will make connections between fiction text and nonfiction mini lessons. Students will practice discussion skills and write short essays.
Art & Design
Develop your child’s creative skills through traditional and digital art formats.
Early Art Explorers
This is a very beginning art class. We will focus primarily on engaging with each other, exploring with the materials, and exercising our creativity through guided art projects.
Each week the students will learn about a famous artist, view their work and then create art inspired by that artist. Along the way we will learn about and use the elements of art, and principles of design.
Each week the students will learn about a famous artist, view their work, then create art inspired by that artist. Along the way we will learn about, and use the elements of art, and principles of design. The class will begin with images of the artist and some of their artwork. Students will discuss what makes that artist, and their work special. In addition, each class will cover aspects of color, design, composition etc.
Let's Jam! Comic Collaboration
In this fun collaborative class, students will create a jam comic consisting of one panel. A jam comic is a collaborative comic strip in which a group of artists draw a comic using the same prompt. Students will use the whiteboard feature in the online classroom or paper and pencil to collaborate on the process of telling a cohesive story with a beginning middle and end. Each week, students will collaborate on one jam comic and focus on the craft and structure of storytelling. Students will practice showing instead of telling their stories by drawing actions, characters, and settings.
Explore Art History
Each week students will create a new painting, drawing or mixed media artwork inspired by art found throughout history, and across the world.
Storytelling through Comics
A "Jam Comic" is a collaborative drawing exercise in which artists draw a one panel comic based on a common drawing prompt. Each class will begin with this activity. Following the warm up, the teacher will guide students to create their own comic strips using the lesson objectives. The teacher will model each step of the process through guided drawing, collaborative brainstorming, and positive peer/teacher critique.
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Our aim is to cultivate global citizens by offering courses that enable learners to become excellent communicators, critical and creative thinkers, avid risk-takers and caring individuals. We empower young minds with the soft skills needed to succeed in the 21st century and meet their personal goals and aspirations. We do this through live, high-quality, small group classes for school-aged kids.
Our courses are 4 to 8 week programs focused on a particular set of skills or an interest area. Every course has a clear weekly lesson plan that outlines the activities and expected outcomes. Parents are also provided feedback on the child’s progress through the program.
Each lesson is in a small group format of 4 to 8 kids. The lesson will be conducted via secure video call. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join using Zoom. You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. We recommend the parent attend the first session with their child.
At LessonLeap, we are committed to ensuring your child enjoys their experience with us. If you or your child are not satisfied after attending the first session of the course, we will be happy to find another course for your child or refund you the full amount of the course fee minus any discounts that were used. No questions asked!