CORNERSTONE SUMMER BREAK

FOUR WEEK CLASSES – GRADES TK – 5
June 18 – July 13, 2018 ~ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm ~ No school Wednesday, July 4
Registration fee is $610 per student TK – 5

ADVENTURES IN KINDERGARTEN (GRADES TK-K)  This class is designed for children entering kindergarten or transitional kindergarten (TK).  Students enrolled will be engaged in a variety of fun-filled activities designed to enrich and expand their academic skill set. They will be encouraged to explore, create, dismantle and reconstruct in a “hands on” learning environment that will focus on further developing intellectual curiosity.  The curriculum will include the infusion of early literacy skills, science, mathematics, music and the arts, providing an excellent foundation for success while having fun and forming new social connections.

PV STEAM ACADEMY (GRADES 1-5)  The PV STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) Academy will feature four weeks of highly engaging learning investigations in STEAM related fields and include:

  • Robotics and Engineering
  • Computer Science and Programming (Coding)
  • Inventions
  • Video Production and Game Design
  • STEM Challenges
  • Mathematical Modeling and Problem Solving through Architectural Design
  • Inquiry-Based, Hands-On Science Learning
  • Art Projects

The goal of the academy is for students to (1) Have fun (2) Be engaged (3) Be creative and (4) Learn robotics, engineering, and coding skills.  Students enrolled in the PV STEAM Academy will learn and apply the engineering design cycle to solve real world problems.  Specifically, they will ask questions, identify constraints, conduct research, develop and test solutions and prototypes, and redesign as needed to find workable solutions.  During the four week session, students will learn from teachers with specific expertise in the STEM domains and keep journals of their learning.  Students will be grouped by grade level.  On occasion, it may become necessary to blend grade levels in order to balance enrollment.  Should this occur, we will notify parents of this decision in a timely manner.  Instruction will be adjusted to accommodate every level of learners as they explore each field of study.  The PV STEAM team looks forward to meeting your young scientists this summer!

SOLEADO SUMMER BREAK

FOUR-WEEK CLASSES – GRADES TK – 5
June 18 – July 13, 2018 ~ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm ~ No school Wednesday, July 4
Registration fee is $610 per student TK – 5

ADVENTURES IN KINDERGARTEN (GRADES TK-K)  This class is designed for children entering kindergarten or transitional kindergarten (TK).  Students enrolled will be engaged in a variety of fun-filled activities designed to enrich and expand their academic skill set. They will be encouraged to explore, create, dismantle and reconstruct in a “hands on” learning environment that will focus on further developing intellectual curiosity.  The curriculum will include the infusion of early literacy skills, science, mathematics, music and the arts, providing an excellent foundation for success while having fun and forming new social connections.

PV GLOBAL LITERACY AND MATH ACADEMY (GRADES 1-5) is a traditional summer school focusing on reading, writing and mathematics with an international theme, and will provide four weeks of highly engaging practice and preview of grade-level curriculum.  Geography, technology, art and music will also be part of the program.  The goal of the academy is for students to have (1) have fun (2) maintain and improve skills (3) be creative and (4) learn about the world.  First, second and third grade students will engage in reading, writing and math activities that revolve around the stories, animals, geography and biomes of a continent.  This will include both fiction and non-fiction reading, with opportunities for research, writing, and oral presentations.  Math practice will include problem-solving related to information about the continent and improvement of basic computation skills.  Fourth and fifth grade will explore the seven continents of the world through the lens of four United Nations Agencies (UNICEF, UNESCO, WFO, WFP).  The specific focus is on programs that provide support to children around the world.  Students will investigate specific topics and issues using a variety of resources.  Each student will work with a team to claim a position and write a persuasive article that is presented orally to the “General Assembly” (rest of the class).  Reading and writing will be practiced in authentic use and mathematics problem-solving and practice in basic computation skills will occur daily.

SOLEADO WORKSHOPS (TWO-WEEK SESSIONS)

Session One: June 18 – June 29, 2018 or
Session Two: July 2 – July 13, 2018 (No School Wednesday, July 4) ~ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Registration fee is $305 per session
All workshops are held contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

STEAM with Lego®Robotics (Session One ONLY, Grades 4-5) Come explore building, programming, and modifying  simple robots out of LEGOs. Students will have the time to create their own modifications of the models and use them to explore other topics. Topics include, fidget spinners, parachutes, and battling tops. Science principles of gear ratio, centripetal force, angular momentum, and air pressure will be covered in a fun hands-on class. (Shannon Bogart)

SERIOUS STEM GAMES FOR 21st– CENTURY LEARNERS (Session One ONLY, Grades 4-5) This course uses games to explore topics from planetary geology to medical mysteries.  The games are serious in the sense that they have a serious purpose: players can work through complex problems in a game format that fosters creative problem solving, but is forgiving of failure, for a powerful level of student engagement.  (Jasminka Criley and Stuart Criley)

VIDEO GAME DESIGN AND INTRO TO CODING (Session Two ONLY, Grades 4-5) Students will learn basic computer programming skills (through code.org) and design and program their own video games (through Kodu Game labs and Scratch) to play and share with others.  Students will develop skills using logic and applying mathematics. (Diana Elliott)

YOUNG WRITER’S PROGRAM (Session Two ONLY, Grades 4-5) The Young Writer’s program is an opportunity for young writers to explore various genres, while improving their writing for the next school year This class will include a review of test prep strategies, to help your student prepare for the state exam. Writing with smiles in a fun camp-like atmosphere is our goal! (Richard Perkins)