Grades 1-2

July 11-22 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm

Open to students who will complete first or second grade this spring.  These classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snack time, a guest speaker, and Brain Games.

Students will take two classes.

Course Descriptions

Amazing Abstracts
Literature/ Puppetry—Janice Wolfe (Abstracts)

The abstract artist, Paul Klee, said that drawing is “nothing more than taking lines for a walk.” This summer, take your creativity for a walk through Paul Klee’s world! We’ll explore the properties of light through shadow puppetry, write creative non-fiction memoirs and dramatize them with memoir puppets, and write poetry, too. Paul Klee made the “unseen” world visible through art, and he will be the guide through our own imaginations.

Building Bridges  CLOSED
Engineering—Susan Rainer (Bridges)

Children are naturally curious about the world they live in.  In this course, students will explore engineering as a career option.  They will also explore the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design.  In this fun and engaging course, students will study the engineering behind bridges and other structures

Dino Diversity
Paleontology—Kathryn Daniel (Dino)

Do you love dinosaurs? Come find out what dinosaurs really are! Join us as we examine fossils, explore dinosaur diversity, bust some dinosaur myths, and talk with a real paleontologist!

Everything is Awesome CLOSED
Math—Darlene Kirkpatrick (Awesome)

We will explore the beginnings and the business of LEGOs. We will build and learn brick math, look out fractions and multipliers. We will be construction experts by the end of the two weeks.  Come bring your LEGO knowledge and be ready to learn even more.

Knight Academy
History—Debbie Hopper (Knight)

Calling all brave and true!  Come learn all that is required to become a knight of the realm.  Learn about knightly duties and knights’ lives.  Spend time creating castles, designing armor, and exploring medieval battlefields.  Do you have what it takes to be a knight?

Let Loose with Dr. Seuss
English—Keila Moreno Navarrete (Seuss)

Have you ever wondered what it means to be fair?
Or who was Dr. Seuss and why we would care?

Well, join in the fun as we read, write and think
Discovering new places written in ink.

We’ll learn how everyone’s different and yet just the same
Because kindness and acceptance is what we should proclaim.

Working with others and reaching our goals
We’ll come up with ways to better the globe.

So if this is the SLUFY course you want to choose
Be prepared to tell your imagination to let loose.

SLUFY Detective Agency  CLOSED
Language/Logic—Lisa Dacus (Agency)

Welcome to the SLUFY Detective Agency.  We are hiring new investigators and we want you!  Can you tell the different between a piece of random paper and a case-breaking clue?  Can you help Chuck figure out who stole the missing birthday cake between 3:40-4:00? Help us solve mysteries, by gathering information through decoding the message, sorting information, organizing clues, combining and analyzing the information presented, using deductive reasoning, and using the process of elimination.  Come detectives, join us!

Thinking Inside the Box
Botany/Engineering—Ashley Osburn (Box)

Do you know how plants grow and thrive?  Do you know what technology is, and why things were made?  Do you like to come up with new ideas and build things?  If so, this is the place for you!  We will integrate science, technology, and engineering to learn about plants, how products are made, and engineer our own plant package.

Up Scale Art
Art/Mathematics—Keyjahjna Porter (Up)

Do you enjoy art? Have you drawn a picture or created a blueprint that you wish you could enlarge or bring to life? Have you ever looked at a sculpture and wished you were the creator? If that sums up your art experience, you should add some mathematics into the equation and create work larger than life. In this class you will explore the art of mathematics.