Frequently asked questions
What do I bring to class?
Come ready to have fun and learn something new! Wear comfortable athletic clothes and tennis shoes. Also please bring a clearly marked water bottle.
What does a typical class look like?
A typical session includes age appropriate activites: physical fitness component, skill demonstartions and practice, fun lead up games and instructional scrimmages. Team building activies are woven throughout instruction.
What curriculum is used?
All lessons are based around meeting or exceeding the California State Physical Education Standards. Each class follows a curriculum-based lesson plan that is designed to help each student develop the skills necessary to play the sport. Classes are conducted in a way to help increase the students current fitness level in a fun atmoshpere.
Where do we meet if it is raining?
If it is raining you will be emailed by 8am the day of class and we will meet at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park in Alameda. Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501. There is a large overhang area protected from the rain. If you are taking the class in Union City we will meet under the large overhang at Charles F. Kennedy Park.
How do the classes accomedate a wide range of ages and abilities?
Drills will start out simple and proceed into more diffecult tasks. We want to meet students were they are at and go from there! Certian skill stations will have student choice of activity with various levels of difficulity to challenge students where they are at. Some scrimmages will be split according to skill level and others will be mixed to promote teamwork and working with others of all abilities.
What sports will my child be learning?
There will be a wide variety of team/individual sports and activites. Each unit, which lasts four weeks, will focus on a different sport. Here is a list of sports that will be covered: soccer, ulitimate frisbee, basketball, fitness, yoga, flag football, pickle ball, beach volleyball and baseball/softball. Jump rope, hula hooping, juggiling, and other activies will also be included.
Can classes be made up if my child is sick?
Yes, if your child is sick and can't make a class they are welcome to join another class the following week. Must be arranged with teacher prior to class date.
Which Charter Schools is Shine Through Motion a vendor for?
Shine Through Motion (Leah Pero) is an active vendor with Valley View Charter Prep, Pacific Charter Institute, Connecting Waters Charter School, Connecting Waters East Bay Charter School, and Hickman Charter School. Contact Leah Pero at (510) 394-5377 to inquire about adding your Charter School! Check with your ES/teacher about writing montly Purchase Orders (PO's).
What precautions are taken during Covid-19 to help ensure our child's saftey?
Classes are limited to only 12 students. Student's temperatures will be taken with a non-contact forehead thermometer before each class. All student's will use hand santitizer or wash with soap before and after class. All classes will be held outside in the open, fresh air. Equipment will be santized between classes and whenever resonably possible social distancing will be practicied. Teacher will wear a mask if closer than six feet, and student's will also wear masks unless running/exercising more than six feet apart. A questioneer will be filled out prior to the start of the class to ensure no member has been knowingly in contact with someone with covid or has any symptoms of covid.