ASA program aims to create well balanced students, academically and socially through developmental and age-appropriate activities that are not offered at home or within the context of the regular teaching and learning program.

FUN ACTIVITIES

Create watercolor Arts: G1-5
Time
3:30PM – 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Linh Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Students not only learn how to use brushes and watercolors to draw pictures but also learn how to use materials around to create unique, artistic, and expressive pictures. They can express their aesthetic ideas, and emotions through the pictures.

2. Objectives of the class

Students will be able to create pictures from watercolor and different materials around such as leaves, cotton swabs, straws, fingerprints, vegetables, .... Students will practice meticulousness, carefulness, concentration, and observe things from their aesthetic perspective.

3. Skills learned

  • Using brushes (round head brush, bevel brush, point brush, ...)
  • Mixing and creating new colors with different watercolors.
  • Painting pictures with multi-layers color, painting leaves, flowers, animals, sky, ...
  • Observe, process, and use materials to create pictures

4. Course plan

Week 1: Using layers in drawing (forest/ flower meadow)
Week 2: Observing the structure of leaves in nature and using leaves to create pictures.
Week 3: Painting with cotton swab.
Week 4: Combining techniques from lessons 1, 2, 3. (daisy field)
Week 5: Observing leaves in nature and drawing them.
Week 6: Using the skill from week 5 to draw a laurel wreath.
Week 7: Learn how to draw rose flowers in different ways, combine with drawing leaf skill.
Week 8: Using fingerprints to create pictures (tree, flowers, animals, …)
Week 9: Using straws to create pictures (dandelion, peach blossom, apricot flowers).

Creative with felt and paper: G1-5
Time
3:30PM – 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Diem Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Get creative with felt and paper
Students have the opportunity to express their creativity and artistic abilities through the design of handmade felt products and confetti. Through the activities, the children forged the habit of concentration, carefulness, meticulousness, orderly ... in learning as well as in daily activities.

2. Objectives of the class

Students can design their own utensils, toys, and decorations from felt and paper.

3. Skills learned

Color matching skills, sewing skills, collage skills, observation skills, ...

4. Course plan

Week 1: Design and sew the heart with felt.
Week 2: Design a felt phone bag.
Week 4: Make a vase of tulips out of paper.
Week 5: Make chrysanthemums out of paper.
Week 6: Designing a pet from felt.
Week 7: Pair roses from paper.
Week 8: Hairpin design, flower brooch from felt.
Week 9: Making hangers out of felt.
Week 10: Create freely from the available ingredients.

Crocheting: G1-5
Time
3:30PM – 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Linh Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Crocheting is good for your health! Learning crafts like crochet can do more than you think about your mental well-being and happiness.
There are many good reasons to start crocheting as a hobby. It is one of the healthier and more productive pastimes as it can be used to improve a variety of skills, including hand-eye coordination, creativity, logic, mathematics, and patience. Not only this, but crochet is also often used in places like schools, homes as a way for kids to focus and relax.
In addition, you can freely create many unique and cute products for yourself or give to friends and relatives such as water bottle bags, bags, purses, pen boxes, shawls, hats , ... Surely they will be very surprised and happy to receive a meaningful gift from you.

2. Objectives of the class

Students can improve a variety of skills, including hand-eye coordination, creativity, logic, mathematics, and patience, focus, and relaxation.
In addition, the students can freely create many unique and cute products for yourself or give to friends and relatives such as water bottle bags, bags, purses, pen boxes, shawls, hats, ...

3. Skills learned

Basic skills of crocheting:
Chain Stitch
Single Crochet
Half-double Crochet
Double Crochet
Treble hay Triple
Double Treble
Slip Stitch

4. Course plan

Week 1: Introduce to wool crochet products, wool crochet skills; Chain Stitch, and Single Crochet.
Week 2: Single T-stitches, Double Crochet; water bottle bag crochet application (Part 1)
Week 3: Triple, Double Treble; water bottle bag crochet application (Part 2)
Week 4: Slip Stitch. Review. Hair tie.
Week 5: Review of skills. Hairband.
Week 6: Crochet flowers, leaves, and learn how to use other materials to make decorations attached to the product.
Week 7: Use and get creative from basic skills to make a bag.
Week 8: Get creative from basic skills to make a coat/shawl/beanie.
Week 9: Improve products.
Week 10: Creative instructions from basic skills to make a favorite product.

Fun Kitchen: G1-5
Time
3:30PM – 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday, Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms.Tuyen Ngo & Ms. Giang Vu

1. Purpose of the class

Students will get a fun cooking experience and enjoy their time in the kitchen to create their own desirable food.

2. Objectives of the class

By the end of this course, students will be able to:
- Apply their creativity to decorate desire food
- Make food for themselves to enjoy
- Tell stories behind dishes

3. Skills learned

Self-management skills, Time - management, Thinking skills

4. Course plan

Students will enjoy doing many different kind of food every week:
Week 1: Kimbap
Week 2: Magic marshmallow
Week 3: Fruit yogurt
Week 4: Muffin
Week 5: Vietnamese soup of Cantonese origin
Week 6: Cookies
Week 7: Mixed rice
Week 8: Chocolate ball
Week 9: Spring rolls
Week 10: Bubble tea
Week 11: Ice cream

Mind map: G1-5
Time
3:30PM – 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Thu Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

This course aims to give students an effective approach to learning which is very easy to brainstorm thoughts and remember. It allows you to visually structure your ideas to help with analysis and recall.

2. Objectives of the class

In this course, students will get basic fundamentals of mind mapping which can help them a lot with memorization and retention. Besides, through the process of mind mapping, students will be able to tap into many benefits such as acquiring new knowledge easily, stimulating their creativity, and solving problems faster.

3. Skills learned

Brainstorming, note-taking, creativity

4. Course plan

Basic information about Mind map (meaning, benefits, steps, shapes, etc.) (1 week)
Practice making SIMPLE mind maps based on provided topics and ideas (2 weeks)
Learn how to add icons and symbols to make mind maps more visual (1 week)
Practice making ADVANCED mind maps based on provided topics and ideas (2 weeks)
Create your own mind maps with favorite topics (3 weeks)

Motive Chess: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1 - 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Vietnam Talent Academy

1. Purpose of the class

  • Memory & IQ
  • Active - Decisive
  • Math – Planning skill
  • Encourages Hard Work

2. Objectives of the class

  • Train students become an expert intelligence, good coordination, high team spirit
  • Train students with tough health to be able to move the chess pieces on the giant board.
  • Contribute to fostering talents, moving towards building a chess team for the school as well as participating in city and national tournaments …

3. Skills learned

The Active Chess is developed to help kids learn how to "see" the board and the game, learn and practice advance skills, tactics, and strategy, and begin the process of acquiring their chess ratings through participation in chess tournaments.

4. Course plan

After the course, Students will acquire basic chess techniques, master the rules of the competition and know the basic and advanced tactical moves.

Origami Art: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday 
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Phuong Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Origami is the art of paper-folding, originated from Japanese culture. Students will use their both hands to fold a single sheet of square color paper into a sculpture, such as animals, plants, toys... Students can use their creativity to put those paper products together on a platform. What students will get from the class are lovely paper-folded products, which they can bring home to play or display afterward.

2. Skills learned

The main objective of the Origami class is to help students develop thinking skill, mental concentration and spatial visualization as using hands-on learning. Otherwise, students will surely have so much fun and enjoyable experiences during the class.

3. Skills learned

Concentration skill, spatial visualization skill, patience skill

4. Course plan

Mar 2: Wild animals
Mar 9: Things that move
Mar 16: 3-D Origami
Mar 23: Flying animals
Apr 6: Sahara at night
Apr 13: Cute animals
Apr: 20: Things that move
Apr 27: Monsters
May 4: Under Sea animals
May 11: Butterfly garden
May 18: 3-D Origami

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Pastry and Bakin: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday, Thursday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Kim Le - Hong Truong

1. Purpose of the class

The main purpose of this course is to create a friendly, comfortable and fun environment where people can bond over their passion for baking and sweets.

2. Skills learned

I can be healthy and take care of my body.
I can follow directions and regulate my energy.
I can be mindful of myself and others.

3. Skills learned

Team work , time controlling and fine motor skill.

4. Course plan

Week 1: America
Week 2: Italy
Week 3: Japan
Week 4:France
Week 5: Vietnamese
Week 6: England
Week 7: Greek
Week 8: Korea
Week 9: Swedish
Week 10: Australia
Week 11: Spain
Week 12: Canada

Quilling Art: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Friday, Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Hong Truong

1. Purpose of the class

Students will know about simple step-by-step techniques in quilling art investigate patterns and forms found in nature. At the end of every class, they will have their own artwork to show parents!

2. Skills learned

Students will learn how to use needle quilling tools to roll narrow strips of paper and then shape them into creative and beautiful designs and artwork for cards, picture frames, boxes or earrings, etc.

3. Skills learned

1. Creative
2. Patience
3. Fine motor skills
4. Good hand eye coordination
5. Fun element

4. Course plan

Week 1: Introduction - What is Quilling Art?
Week 2-4: Practice Basic Quilling Shapes
Week 5-7: Teacher will give topic for students
Week 8-9: Students will choose their own topics

Scratching Art and color by number painting: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Hong Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

Students get to know a new kind of art.

2. Skills learned

Students not only able to create their own pieces of art even if they have no artistic talent, but also have a chance to reduce stress or anxiety.

3. Skills learned

Problem solving, patience, focus.

4. Course plan

Week 1- week 5: Introduction and practice Scratching Art and .
Week 6- week 9: Introduction and practice Color by number painting.

Smart Toy Maker: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1-5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Thanh Tran

1. Purpose of the class

Nowadays, students spend most of their time playing computer games. Even so, are there any other fun games that don't require a computer?
If you want to know the answer, make sure to join the Smart Toy Maker club so we can create toys and games together that are no less fun than computer games!

2. Skills learned

Do you want to create interesting games? Join the club! You will get to:
- Create fun games from everyday items such as cardboard, yogurt box, milk box, etc.
- Make your own toys that run on batteries, mini fans, mini wheels, etc.

3. Skills learned

Students will be able to:
- Recycle everyday items to create smart toys.
- Enhance creativity and problem-solving skills in the process of creating games.
- Spark their passion.

4. Course plan

Week 1: Cardboard Basketball game
Week 2: Water Wheel toy (day 1)
Week 3: Water Wheel toy (day 2)
Week 4: Milk Carton Car
Week 5: Mysterious Maze game (day 1)
Week 6: Mysterious Maze game (day 2)
Week 7: Danbo Robot (day 1)
Week 8: Danbo Robot (day 2)

Watercolor Calligraphy: G1-5
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
1 - 5
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Thursday 
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Thu Nguyen

1. Purpose of the class

This course aims to provide learners with knowledge about watercolor and calligraphy which can be combined together to help them in decorations and keep them stand out in daily life.

2. Objectives of the class

In this course, students will get basic knowledge about modern Calligraphy and how to use this skill with watercolor to support them in learning and in daily life. This is a golden opportunity for students to build creativity and train their eyes.

3. Skills learned

Creativity, different handwriting skills

4. Course plan

Basic information about Calligraphy (meaning, benefits, basic strokes, etc.) (1 week)
Create SIMPLE calligraphy in different styles (2 weeks)
Learn how to add watercolor demonstrations to make artworks more attractive (1 week)
Practice creating calligraphy and watercolor paintings based on provided topics (3 weeks)
Create your own artworks with favorite topics (2 weeks)

Cooking for Life: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Laura Winberg

1. Purpose of the class

Basic cooking skills

2. Objectives of the class

To help students be more confident in the kitchen because cooking is a life skill

3. Skills learned

Food hygiene, food prep, knife skills, how to read a recipe

4. Course plan

A different dish each week (usual dishes include chicken fajitas, pasta with beef sauce, Thai curry noodle soup, stovetop mac and cheese, pancakes, omelet, and a homemade soup (potato, tomato, squash, depends on the student requests)

Food and Drinks Class: G6-8
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 8
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday, Friday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. An Le
Ms. Giang Dang
Ms. Vui Pham

1. Purpose of the class

This class aims to provide ideas and hands-on experience in specific areas related to food/drinks preparation, food/drinks presentation, and food/drinks appreciation.

2. Objectives of the class

In this course, the students are going to learn how to prepare and make interesting dishes and drinks.

3. Skills learned

Baking skill, cooking skill, drink mixing skill, problem-solving skills, time management skills …

4. Course plan

- Mixed fruit juice recipe
- Black sugar bubble milk
- Mixed smoothie
- Biscotti
- Banana oatmeal bread
- Greek yogurt with fruit and cereal
- Spring roll
- Fresh Spring roll
- Vietnamese mini pancake
- Stir-fried pasta with beef

 

Tabletop/D&D Club: G9-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
9 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Ms. Jessica Butler

1. Purpose of the class

Students will engage in cooperative and/or competitive strategy based games and role playing games (D&D). Tabletop games are an excellent way for students to socialize, create, and solve problems.

2. Objectives of the class

Students will learn how to think critically and make informed choices.
Students will learn how to communicate effectively and work as a team.
Students will practice creative writing skills & practice character development.

3. Skills learned

Communication, critical thinking, problem solving, & teamwork.

4. Course plan

D&D is a role playing game based in a fantasy world setting. D&D is a campaign style game that adapts to the players interests and strengths, and its story will continue throughout each week/session. If enrollment is high, we may split into two small groups and alternate between D&D and board games.

Week 1: Introduction to D&D, Character Building, Expectations
Students will write and develop a character, construct an engaging backstory, & will be introduced to the rules and mechanics of the game.
Week 2: Split into two groups: Group 1 will begin their D&D campaign while group 2 engages with strategy based board games.
Week 3: Group 2 will begin their D&D campaign while Group 1 engages with strategy based board games.
Continue with the rotation for remaining sessions.

Video Games Coding Junior: G6-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Tuesday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Mr. Tyler Gates
Mr. Carlos Matheus

1. Purpose of the class

Students will learn coding for video games

2. Objectives of the class

To understand what coding is / To create video games

3. Skills learned

Computational Thinking and Game Design

4. Course plan

S1-2 = Get familiar with the game development environment and select a game project / S3-4 = Basic Syntax / S5-6 Basic Programming: character controller, animations / S7-8 Basic Programming Enemies and Level Goals / S9-10 Build the video game.

AISVN Film Club: G6-12
Time
3:30PM to 4:45PM
GRADE
6 - 12
DATE – NO. OF CLASS
Monday
NO. OF PARTICIPATION
-
PROVIDER
Thầy Tom Clarke

1. Purpose of the class

This mission of this club is for students to experience film creatively. This club serves to develop students' love and understanding of films, their own film-making process and to give students the opportunity to organize a school-wide film festival, based on the Across Asia Youth Film Festival model (AAYFF- https://www.aayff.com/).

2. Objectives of the class

Activities will involve developing essential literacy skills, such as our regular film reviews and more technical and creative pursuits such as our short film making project. You will also learn how to organize your own AISVN film festival.

3. Skills learned

During this class you will be part of a team who will be:
• Planning and running a Secondary-wide Film Festival at AISVN.
• Writing a story and developing it into a short screenplay;
• Drawing a storyboard to help plan out the filmmaking process;
• Planning a production;
• Creating sets, choosing locations, making animation models, choosing actors;
• Learning new production skills, including camera operation, sound recording and
communicating with other team members;
• Developing teamwork and planning skills;
• Applying time-management skills;
• Learning new production skills, including camera operation, sound recording and communicating with other team members;

4. Course plan

Reinforcing Session 2:

Week 1- What does a school-wide one-minute film festival look like? We will base our AISVN one-minute film festival on the Across Asia Youth Film Festival Model- https://www.aayff.com/ and Week 1 group film challenge.
Week 2- What is a one minute film? and Week 2 group film challenge.
Week 3- Starting the plan for an AISVN One Minute Film Festival. This will continue from weeks 3-9 and into Session 3.
Week 4- Screenplay proposal ideas for our group one minute film.
Week 5- Beginning Pre-production on chosen screenplay idea (vote of favourite screenplay idea). Developing the idea into a short screenplay.
Week 6- Story-boarding to help plan out the film-making process.
Week 7- Planning a production: Creating sets, choosing locations, possible animation, choosing actors.
Week 8- Filming
Week 9- Post-production skills including editing, and adding music and credits

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