• Summer School Course Descriptions for Grade 1-2

    • Cost per class is $110.00 (plus Lab fees as listed in the description)      
    • All classes have a maximum of 14 students.
    • In the event we pivot to a remote learning platform, we will offer course titles highlighted in red.  All other courses will only be offered in person.  
  • Amazing Animals Period 1 & Period 2, Grades 1-2 ($5 Lab Fee)

    Leap into the wild with an awesome adventure that investigates amazing animals. Students will learn about different animal habitats around the world.

    Brain Games Period 3, Grades 1-2 ($15 Lab Fee)

    Students will practice different strategies for problem solving through Brain Games! Games & puzzles like Sudoku, KenKen, Rush Hour, Blokus, Smart Games, IQ games, Brain Teasers, Einstein Puzzles, and Spatial Reasoning puzzles help students develop their brains and thinking skills! Strategies, rules, and patterns are taught to help complete each puzzle and focus on brain development.

    Creating on the iPad Period 3 & Period 4, Grades 1-2

    Students will use current programs like Photo Booth, Book Creator, & Garage Band along with a handful of others. They will choose from a variety of projects that include greeting cards, comics, and more.

    Ecology Kids Period 3, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Children enjoy hands-on fun with science, nature, games, and ecologically friendly art-projects. Learning topics include bugs, the water cycle, habitats, food chains, pollution, and recycling.

    Elementary Physics Period 3 & Period 4, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Students will explore light, magnetism, force/motion, optical illusions, density, surface tension, and more.  There will be hands-on activities and experiments each day. 

    Fun & Games Period 1 & Period 2, Grades 1-2 ($5 Lab Fee)

    Ready to come and have some FUN! Join us to play a variety of socially distant games. Students will work on cooperative learning, problem solving, and decision-making skills.

    Gardening Period 1, Grades 1-2 ($20 Lab Fee)

    Dig into our district vegetable garden this summer. Students will participate in planting & harvesting. This class will include nutrition, study of plants, ecology and garden-themed crafts

    Globetrotters One Period 4, Grades 1-2 ($15 Lab Fee)

    Grab your passport, and let’s take a trip around the world!  Using print and online resources, we will visit 8 countries. Travelers will research each country, and learn about the history and culture. Students will also listen to folktales, create craft projects, and write postcards home from their daily travels!

    Jewelry Making Period 3, Grade 1-2 ($20 Lab Fee)

    Learn how to make bracelets, anklets, earrings and necklaces using different techniques. Each week will focus on a different piece of jewelry.

    Literacy Studio Period 1, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Literacy Studio is the place to be if you love to read and write! We will spend our days together reading books, listening to stories read aloud, and writing our own creative stories. Students will also be given opportunities to use technology tools during this class. Many choices will be given so that your child can spend time doing what they love the most! Students will focus on different themes each week including both fiction and non-fiction types of literacy.

    Mindful Coloring Period 1, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Think meditation through coloring! Students complete activities while also learning how to relax, decompress, and use coloring to destress. Coloring strategies and organization are taught; but freedom to explore, create, and be unique is also highly encouraged! 

    Monarch Madness Period 3, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    This is a class for first and second-graders eager to read all 20 of the 2021 Monarch Book Award nominees – before the school year begins! We will read and discuss one book a day and complete story-related projects including crafts, games, and role playing activities.

    Outdoor Noodle Games Period 2, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Students will participate in different games and activities involving pool noodles and other pieces of equipment. The pool noodles will be used to help ensure students are keeping a safe distance from one another while learning team building skills.

    Painting and Design Period 1, Grades 1-2 ($20 Lab Fee)

    Join us to learn the fundamentals of painting and design. Students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of art and design by exploring different principles and techniques using a variety of materials. Students will engage in a variety of experiences that will culminate in a final piece: a beautifully crafted landscape painting.

    Puzzle Mania Period 2 & Period 3, Grades 1-2 ($10 Lab Fee)

    Puzzled over what to do this summer?  Have fun with friends as we create and solve all kinds of puzzles including jigsaws, Sudoku, search and find, and letter & number puzzles. 

    Soccer, Kickball, and More!  Period 4, Grades 1-2

    Students will be able to participate in a wide variety of soccer and kickball activities. Each activity is designed to promote skill and fitness development. Games that will be played will encourage students to cooperate with each other and teach team building skills. This is an outdoor sports class and all activities will be modified for all students to participate safely. 

    Summer Crafts and Fun Period 3 & Period 4, Grades 1-2 ($15 Lab Fee)

    Join us for four fun-filled weeks of creating summertime art & craft projects. Students will create many GREAT projects using a variety of materials. Every child will bring home unique art pieces.

    Theatre Games Period 2, Grades 1-2

    This class will provide practice of basic acting skills through fun & engaging theatre games. Regardless of your acting ability, you can work on body movement, voice and concentration while having fun at the same time!

    Time for Tech Period 1 & Period 2, Grades 1-2

    This is the perfect class for the student who loves technology, being creative, and trying out new learning resources and skills. We will be spending part of our class time daily brushing up on our keyboard skills. We will use new technology tools & skills to create projects.

    Track & Field with Unique Games, Period 2 Grades 1-2

    Students will learn various track & field events, and we will explore unique games. We will play traditional and non-traditional games from other regions of the world. We will focus on fitness, fun & game play daily. This is an outdoor sports class, and all activities will be modified for all students to participate safely.

    Word Work Period 4, Grades 1-2 ($5 Lab Fee)

    Do you need to practice hearing sounds, rhyming, or spelling words? Word work is the perfect place for you to have fun, play games, and complete hands-on activities. In this class you will practice hearing sounds, rhyming words, reading poems, breaking apart words, sorting pictures, spelling patterns, and more. This is a great place for early beginning readers who need support with phonics and/or phonemic awareness.

    Yoga Period 2, Grades 1-2

    This class will introduce students to a variety of basic yoga styles with an emphasis on breathing, flexibility, and balance. The goal will be to develop a low-impact practice to enhance sports performance, dance, and overall agility by connecting yoga to relaxation, internal and external awareness, and self-acceptance. Participants will need to bring their own mat, which they may leave in the classroom for the duration of the summer session.