Pikake School provides various enrichment classes after school to support student's joy of learning. The enrichment classes are for current Pikake School registered students.
EXAMPLES OF ENRICHMENT CLASSES
Kids Yoga and Gymnastics Class
With a different theme each time, children will enjoy yoga through stories and games. Various other activities such as mat exercises and balance beam are included. Physically, yoga helps enhance children's core, balance, flexibility, and immunity. Mentally, yoga helps children learn mindfulness through conscious breathing, making it easier to control their emotions, and build their confidence. Children will learn and exercise using their whole body!
Food Education Class
This Food Education Class helps children learn about the food they eat and the meal manners in a fun, exciting atmosphere. They will develop an interest in and an appreciation for the food that they eat every day. Using their own hands and other equipment, your children will be preparing different foods, including onigiri (rice balls), fruit yogurt salad, and Japanese miso soup. Pikake’s very own kitchen chefs will personally guide your child in this popular Food Education Class.
This class helps children develop flexibility and sense of rhythm by stretching and learning simple steps. Main goal for this class is for children to feel the joy of dancing to music while learning the basics of ballet such as beautiful posture and proper use of the body.
Pikake Abacus Class (Teacher is from Math Abacus School of Seattle)
This is a class where children will use various parts of their brains to become more comfortable with numbers and calculations starting at a young age. They will also acquire important virtues such as perseverance and concentration.
STEM Lego Class
Using Lego blocks, we will spark children's desires to build, to explore, and to discover. Children will learn how to use their creativity to their advantage under the supervision of an instructor. They will develop skills such as deeper thinking, expanding imaginations, and concentration.
Eurythmic & Story Class
Using a variety of Japanese / English music and stories as subjects, children will expand their imagination and creativity while moving their bodies. The goal for this class is to improve their sense of sound and rhythm while having fun, and also improve their flexibility and sense of balance by moving their bodies.
Kidokinetics Sports Class (Teachers are from Kidokinetics Seattle Metro)
Kidokinetics is a unique and exciting sports enrichment program. It introduces children to over 20 different sports and activities in a fun, non-competitive environment. Each lesson is designed to incorporate age-appropriate motor skills into fun games and activities that children love. This program enhances physical fitness, self-confidence, and fosters a sense of teamwork.
This class helps children learn the basics of soccer in a very active way. Children will work on their fitness, balance, and reflexes in this class. Additionally, they will learn how to pass a soccer ball and learn the importance of teamwork and cooperation.