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Did you know that you can make a compass using a paperclip and a magnet? Or an oven out of cardboard and foil? Do you like searching for treasure? All Hands on Deck is a class that helps young learners hone critical thinking and survival skills. Each day, students will learn about a different facet of surviving in the outdoors. Along the way, they will develop self-confidence, independence, and an increased awareness of their surroundings while learning how to engage with the world in new, exciting, and practical ways. Among other activities, students will be building, braiding, fixing, identifying, measuring, and navigating, all while learning practical and gratifying new skills to traverse life’s twists and turns more thoughtfully, gracefully and thoroughly. Each day, students will spend an hour with their teacher learning new concepts, working on projects, and synthesizing what has been covered in the class. A box of supplies will be sent to the household of each student, with each day’s activity individually labeled.
Faculty: Megan Pyle Grade(s): K-2 Duration: 4 weeks/ T-Th Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Cost: $185 (includes material fee)
Students will explore the globe through a combination of regional and culturally specific literature and tactile activities. Each class will focus on a different continent or region. After an overview of the region (language, location, animals, holidays, and more), we will read cultural stories or folktales, and complete a corresponding tactile activity.
The class structure will be a class meeting and group share, lesson time, discussion, craft/activity instruction, guided work time for the activity or craft, and a closing circle to wrap up the day. Students are expected to have basic motor skills in order to complete tactile activities. Ms. Pyle will be online with your students for the entire hour.
Faculty: Melanie Hampton Grade(s): 1-2 Duration: 4 weeks/ M-F Time: 9 am - 10 am Cost: $355
Traveling around the world is an awesome adventure! Together, we will experience the culture and learn through new experiences as we learn about different countries. After learning about each new country, students will create a travel brochure as a way to share with others what to expect when they travel to each destination. Take the time to learn about our world and become a travel agent all in one summer! Our class will meet daily on Zoom for one hour. While on Zoom we will learn about different countries and have the opportunity to participate in a few virtual field trips. Students are expected to participate each day in order to become familiar with the information needed to complete a travel brochure (with the instructor’s assistance as needed).
Students will complete a Big Art poster by the end of the session, worthy of framing! Each class time we will complete one square of our work using different simple techniques. Students will see their work grow and grow and will be proud of their accomplishment! The class structure will be a class meeting, lesson time, craft/activity instruction, guided work time for the activity or craft, and a closing circle to wrap up the day. Students are expected to have basic motor skills in order to complete tactile activities. Ms.Veerle will be online with the students the entire class time.
Sample Class Structure 10 minute roll call game/fun facts 15-20 minutes of instruction (large and small group dependent upon daily lesson plan) 15-20 minutes project or activity 1-10 minutes closure/lesson review
Sample Class Structure 10 minute read-a-loud 15-20 minutes (large and small group instruction dependent upon daily lesson plan) 15-20 minutes project or activity 10 minute closing reading / writing circle
This class will teach beginner players how to play chess and to better acquaint them with this great game. Students will learn about the pieces, their movements, and basic strategies. There will be many opportunities for games against fellow players, as well as chess puzzles to help students become better players. As their knowledge of chess improves, they will learn more complex beginning, middle and end game tactics. Fun variations of the game, such as speed chess and team chess, will also be explored. This will be a Synchronous Classes. The first week we will be learning the basic pieces and moves of chess. The class will have fun games leading up to the last couple weeks where students will be able to compete in tournaments.
Faculty: Bordeaux Martin Grade(s): 2-3 Duration: 4 weeks/ M-F Time: 9:15 am - 10:00 am Cost: $265
Second grade is a big year for math: regrouping, fractions, multiplication, and division! A great way to keep this knowledge and skills fresh is with some fun summer time practice. In this session, students will review many of the concepts from second grade with fun games and activities that they can make and play at home. Join us to keep math skills sharp and ready for third grade!
This class will be a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning. We will meet daily for 25 minutes in a virtual setting where students will be introduced to an activity and shown how to create their own practice activity. The remaining 20 minutes will be asynchronous and an opportunity for students to practice their activities by themselves or with friends and family members. Students will know beforehand what materials they need for every day’s activities. Access to Google docs and Zoom will be important for communication during this course.
Learn storytelling through drawing. Learn how to create characters, comics, cards and stories through this directed drawing class. Students will learn how to use the magic of details to bring their characters and picture stories to life. Each class will be centered around a topic for the day followed by a directed drawing. Students will take that theme brainstorm and jump into the “Drawing challenge” of the day. We will wrap up each class by sharing our stories and planning for the next step. This class will consist of live sessions where we will meet, create, draw and share together. Online activities will be assigned throughout our lessons.
In “How to be a Unicorn,” students will discover the power of positivity, enhance their creativity, and learn to embrace their individual uniqueness. By being introduced to affirmative children’s literature, engaging in mindful exercises throughout the week, and creating a “magical box” with unforgettable items, students will develop an optimistic and positive attitude towards themselves and others. This class will be run synchronously. All activities will be completed during online meeting; students may need to spend time collecting items around their house, however all content and information will be discussed during online meeting. Students will need the following materials: shoebox, basic art crafts-crayons, markers, colored pencils, glue stick, scissors, and a journal or notebook.
Faculty: Melanie Hampton Grade(s): 1-2 Duration: 4 weeks/ M-F Time: 11 am - 11:45 am Cost: $265
Together we will embark on a magical journey through the first 4 books in the Magic Tree House Series. We will travel through time and read about dinosaurs, castles, mummies, and pirates. We will make our own magic tree house, become the masterminds of our own games, all while still discussing key story elements. Students will have a chance to discover the magic of reading!
Our book club will take place on Zoom each day for 45 minutes. Students are expected to read the assigned chapters independently. Students will read two chapters a day in each book we read. Students are expected to complete their reading assignments on time in order to keep pace with the class. Students are expected to engage in discussions and work well with others.
This class is synchronous, and students are expected to be actively participating and present (barring technical difficulties) for the whole class period. The first 15-20 minutes will be structured around attendance, and teacher demonstration and instructions, with the remaining time for students to work at their own pace. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and receive help from peers and the teacher. An atmosphere of trust, mutual support, and social engagement will be encouraged – making art is fun to do together and you’ll have a new creative hobby to do after the class is over!
Course fee includes a $20 materials fee which covers a packet with project templates, paper ephemera, and other goodies to add to your art works.
Sample Class Structure 10 minute Math Fact Buster orientation 15-20 minute Math Fact Buster Training (large and small group dependent upon daily lesson plan) 15-20 minutes Math Fact Buster Practice session (Hands-on activities) 10 minutes Math Fact Buster Challenge (Game Show format)
Faculty: Emily Tom Grade(s): 1-2 Duration: 4 weeks/ M-F Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am Cost: $355
This course will introduce students to several topics discussed and further developed during 1st and 2nd grade mathematics. Specific topics include time & money, measuring, addition & subtraction, and geometry. This class is perfect for students who have not yet been exposed to these topics and/or would like to further develop their skills in these areas! This class will take place synchronously through Google Classroom or Zoom. Class time will consist of interactive opportunities to work with manipulatives and learn material. Breakout rooms may be utilized as centers for students to get further feedback, direct instruction, and experience with material. Manipulatives and videos will be heavily used throughout class time. Access to a printer, preferably with colored ink, is required. Any worksheets or handouts that will be used for class will be emailed to parents at least one day in advance. Students are expected to be present, with their camera on, and ready to learn and interact virtually with others!
Come learn all about mermaids and the creatures they share their ocean home with. We will dip into the creative imaginations of our explorers as we wonder what or who might be left undiscovered in the unexplored parts of our ocean. We will have ocean storytime, learn about a new sea creature each class, keep a journal of discoveries and practice many small and big ways we can help protect our ocean friends.So grab your tale and jump on in, the sea is calling!
Faculty: Jamie Ceralde Grade(s): 2-3 Duration: 4 weeks/ Tues & Thurs Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am Cost: $150
Students will be taken through time as they discover famous artists. Ranging from Vincent Van Gogh to Yayoi Kusama, students will study artists’ biographies, where they lived, and, of course, explore their most notable artwork. We will observe their art to identify their unique styles, then use it as inspiration to create our own artwork. Students will also tour virtual museums to see the famed artwork come alive in their classroom! The class will be all synchronous sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays for one hour each. If a project is not finished by the end of the session, students may work on it independently afterwards. Students will need a working laptop, sufficient internet speed, basic art supplies (paper, markers, crayons, colored pencils), and headphones or ear buds (optional, but ideal).
The course will involve read out loud sessions that involve Disney or Pixar related books. The course will highlight the different themes found in these books and how students can apply the lessons that are learned in their daily lives. Learning of these themes will involve interactive discussions, small video clips for visual learning, and art projects that foster comprehension. The instructor will provide instruction online and will also provide downloadable worksheets that will be needed each week so that students can prepare for the course ahead of time. The class will be using Zoom and or/ Google Classroom for instruction.