Grades 5-6

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

Open to students who will complete fifth or sixth grade this spring. These classes offer a creative educational experience with limited enrollment, snack time, and a field trip.

Students will take two classes.

Course Descriptions

Roaring 20’s: Fords, Flappers, and Jazz
History—Gaibrielle Hoffman (Roaring)

Using music, advertisements, and primary sources we’ll gain insight into the events, values, lifestyles, and experiences of the 1920’s.  The Harlem Renaissance, Ford Motors jazz, Temperance Movement, prohibition, Al Capone, The Red Scare, and the assembly line all changed the nation forever.  We will learn how aspects of the era interact with and influence one another.  Find out about the people who shaped the decade that started with the world at it’s fingertips!

The Olympics: Goal to Gold
Math/History—Zsuzsanna Diamond (Gold)

Excellence in the making; four years at a time; the Olympic Games!  Have you ever wondered how the Olympic Games started or how it has changed (and changed the world) through time?  What is the true purpose of this event that so many people from all over the globe choose to participate?  What does it take to become a champion like Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time? Learn about his journey to the top along with other noteworthy champions.  Let’s take the journey to excellence together from goal to gold!

Here Comes the Sun
Engineering—Kristi Ward (Sun)

Staying warm inside is always good!  But, keeping homes at a comfortable temperature takes a great amount of energy.  Come learn to be a green engineer and use the skills to insulate your model home.  Let’s heat the world one home at a time!

Bright Lights, Big City
Acting—Belinda Devine  (Bright)

Welcome to acting for the stage!  Have you ever wanted to learn acting from a professional actor that’s performed in the theater and on TV?  This is your chance! Come develop the ability to portray dramatic action honestly and believably. We will explore awareness, relaxation, observation, the senses, voice, and physical and emotional life.  Follow in the footsteps of the greatest thespians in history and prepare the way for a Tony or an Academy Award!

Game Show Probability
Math—Brandi Cotton  (Game)

Do you ever wonder who thinks up game shows?  How do they decide who wins?  Are games always fair?  Come find out about probability while playing games like “The Price is Right,” “Deal or No Deal.”  Even a bean bag toss has a calculable chance.  We will even create our own game show!  Don’t get a double whammy and miss out.

SLUFY Newsroom
Journalism/Media—Jennifer Triplett  (News)