Beginning Chess Class
Beginning Chess Club
Instructor: Sherry Osborne
Grades: 2nd grade & up
Monthly Cost(s): $25
Materials fee: $45 (per family-see note)
Class time: 12:10
Supplies: A divider section in their binder or a folder with pencils brought to class each week
The educational benefits of chess is indisputable! This problem solving game requires one to think ahead, improves memory, and increases math scores. In short, chess is a brain booster! The Beginning Chess Club will focus on two books: Chess Basics and Chess Openings. Rather than trying to figure out the various skills each player has, we will all begin with the basics and progress to more advanced concepts to prevent experienced players from getting bored. Students will learn the pieces, their values, the best strategies for each piece, and learn the most important squares to control. They begin with playing pre-chess games that grow in difficulty. They will then learn opening moves like the Queen’s Raid, Two Knight’s Defense, and the Stonewall. These aggressive, open games will put students of the offense and make their games more exciting. To learn these skills, we will use short video lessons taught by an educator, Coach Steve Schneider and his program called Championship Chess. Classes consist of demonstration, workbook practice, and of course hands on playing in each class. Though the grade span is wide, children will be paired according to ability for in class practice games. Let the fun begin!
Materials fee: The reusable workbooks are copyrighted but you can make copies within your own family. Each chess class will receive 2 levels of workbooks that siblings share.