Grades 3-4

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

Open to students who will complete third or fourth 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

Art All Around You 
Art—Amanda Mamula (Art)

Art Is All Around You; you just have to see the everyday in a new way.  Want to make art with “found objects” either from home or from nature?  Ever wonder how an artist could make something from trash or unwanted items?  Or how artists come up their ideas? Well then Art Is All Around You is the class for you. This class will focus on design quality along with re-purposing old/found objects into art masterpieces. We will have “Art Snacks” everyday to help with creating new ideas. Young artists will have the chance to work in 2-D and 3-D in Art Is All Around You.

Rites of Passage 
Native American History—Katie King (Rites)

Native American culture has been an important part of our culture since the first explorers discovered America.  These brave natives were responsible for helping the early settlers survive in their new found home.  Come explore and gain a respect for the culture of the Navajo, Otomi, Sioux, Inuit, Kiowa, and Chickasaw tribes. You will feel a certain awe as you research and study Native American folklore, view the art pieces created by the master craftsmen, and dive into these magnificent cultures.  Come gain a variety of art experiences as we connect to the cultural heritages of the Native Americans!

Liftoff: Rockets and Rovers   CLOSED
Aerospace Engineering—Elena Lovins (Liftoff)

Come see how NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineer rovers that can be used to explore faraway worlds. Learn about the International Space Station and what it takes to get there. You will engineer rockets and rovers, test them out, then improve them.  Help explore several planets and moons in our solar system.  How far will your’s go?

How About Those Greeks?
History—Jennie Gray (Greeks)

Welcome to Ancient Greece!  This amazing civilization is responsible for introducing new architectural designs, astronomy, theater, and some of the greatest discoveries in math, science, and literature.  The world today was built on the achievements of the ancient Greeks.  Would our lives be the same without this  invaluable culture?  Come see what life would be like if you lived in ancient Greece and experience they’re discoveries first-hand!

Math/ Art—Tara Meacham (Tessalations)

Do you enjoy solving riddles? Would you like to discover how math can help create art? Then, come travel back in time with fictional math whizzes Harriet and Thomas and join Leonardo da Vinci, Dutch artist M.C. Escher, and ancient Egyptian architect Imhotep, on a mission to answer a timeless riddle: How can we solve everyday problems using math? We will be doing such things as learning from the ancient Egyptians about area and perimeter. Come along as we explore advanced geometry in art!

Leggo, my Lego
Math—Holly Jenkins (Leggo)

Welcome all aspiring architects and designers!  Learn to use measurements in a fun and way as we built Lego communities.  as a team you’ll design a blueprint then turn it into a 3-D model!  We will use tolls of measurement to ensure structurally sound buildings as we learn about the importance of accuracy, area, and perimeter.  You don’t want to miss this!

Masks and Mummies
History—Haley Johnston (Mummies)

Under the City Lights
Engineering—Beth Sullivan (Lights)

Think like optical engineers!  Explore how light interacts with a numerous materials.  See how the reflection, transmission, and absorption properties vary with each new substance.  Then help build an interactive city designed and lit by your own imagination!