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 select two classes.
Do you have a green thumb? If so, venture to the great outdoors to get a breath of fresh air as we grow our own vegetables! As a botanist, you will explore the plant from its muddy roots to its blossom. Dive in and design your own garden. Donâ€™t throw away your banana peel; weâ€™re making compost. But beware…this might get a little messy!
Instructor: Jessica Forster
Journeys and Destinations
Language Arts (Journeys)
Join us this summer for an adventure with words! Â We will take journeys to amazing destinations just by reading…and maybe even writing! Â Books, stories, and poems will all allow our imaginations to soar…to new heights and new places. Â Grab your pens, pencils, paper, and use the creative inner you!
Instructor: Shammi Hulse
1-D, 2-D, 3-D, 4?
What do architects, scientists, dentists, doctors, andÂ mathematiciansÂ have in common? Â They all use dimensions in their work. Whatâ€™s a dimension? Are symmetry and reflection the same? Can you win at Polyominoes? Come and see what you can be!
Instructor: Jackie Starks
LearnÂ everythingÂ you need to know to be a meteorologist just like the ones on TV!
Sleet, snow, rain, hurricanes, and tornadoesâ€¦Can you tell if and when the weather will change? Do you know why certain places have one kind of weather and others donâ€™t? Come with us as we explore and experiment with Mother Nature. Learn how hurricanes and tornadoes are formed and what makes it sleet rather than snow. We will be ready for anything; come rain or come shine!
Instructor: Charlotte Norberg
Enchanted 3-D â€śpARTyâ€ť
Youâ€™re invited to be our guest on a magical journey to the land of smART.
This whimsical adventure will help you explore your special gifts. We will make art using all kinds of interesting and exciting things. You will even get to showcase your self-expression at our Gallery Walk!
Instructor: Karyn Wortsmith
Calling all Scientists!!!
Become a certified Junior Microscopist this summer as we explore the microscopic world around us.
In this exciting discovery course, you will use many different magnifying instruments and tools to investigate cells, sand, pond water,money, and so much more as you solve scientific challenges to earn your Jr. Microscopist Badge. Come join the fun and adventure!
Instructor: Yolanda Rhine
Travel back in time to the days of the knights. Learn about knightly duties and knightsâ€™ lives. Spend time creating castles, designing armor, and exploring medieval battlefields. Do you have what it takes to be a knight?
Instructor: Debbie Hopper
Superheroes and Villains
Social Studies (Superheroes)
Long before Batman and Spideyâ€¦
Thousands of years before the Joker and the Green Goblinâ€¦
There were gods and goddesses that were said to possess amazing powers.
Come join us as we study the heroes and villains of Greek Mythology, the powers they possessed, and the fights that ensued while they were controlling the world!
Instructor: Julie Deal
The Earth Rocks
Is a rock just a rock? How can you tell the difference? Are rocks in Arkansas the same as those found in other places? Does weather change a rock’s shapes, texture, or color? How did the Grand Canyon become such a marvelous place? Come and travel the world and see why the earth rocks!
Instructor: Dawn Clavenger