Grade 1-2 Course Descriptions
Summer Enrichment Course Descriptions for Grade 1-2
- Cost per course is $145.00. (plus lab fees as listed in the description)
- All courses have a maximum of 18 students per course unless otherwise noted.
- Courses for incoming Grades 1 - 4 are held at Westmoor Elementary School.
- Courses Periods: P1 8:45 - 9:40 am, P2 9:45 - 10:40 am, P3 10:45 - 11:40 am, P4 11:45 am - 12:40pm
- Choose courses for the grade your child is entering into for the 2023-2024 school year.
Summer Enrichment Course Descriptions for Grade 1-2
Amazing Animals Grades 1-2, Period 2 & Period 3 ($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.
Art Appreciation Grades 1-2, Period 2 ($10 Lab Fee)
This course will open the world of art to your child. Art gives children multiple ways to express themselves. Students will be using famous paintings by Monet to create art projects, flowers, and more.
Brain Games Grades 1-2, Period 1 ($15 Lab Fee)
Students will practice different strategies for problem solving through Brain Games! Games and 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.
Drawing Grades 1-2, Period 1 & Period 2 ($15 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
From animals to cartoons to people, students will draw it all! At the end of the session, students will put together a portfolio of everything they have drawn.
Ecology Kids Grades 1-2, Period 3 ($10 Lab Fee)
Students will 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 Grades 1-2, Period 3 ($10 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
Students will explore light, magnetism, force/motion, optical illusions, density, surface tension, and more. There will be hands-on activities and experiments each day.
Fables, Folktales, Myths, and Legends! Grades 1-2, Period 4 Maximum: 16 Students
Join us as we explore reading, writing, and performing with friends. We will research Fables, Folktale and more,which can be humorous and mysterious, as well as write our own and perform short plays!
Fun & Games Grades 1-2, Period 3 ($5 Lab Fee)
Join us to play a variety of cooperative games. Students will work on problem solving, cooperative learning, and decision-making skills.
Gardening Grades 1-2, Period 2 ($20 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
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.
Introduction to Architecture Grades 1-2, Period 2 ($10 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
In this Introduction to an Architecture course, students will learn what it means to be a designer. The class will be a hands-on, creative class that will delve into drawing, building materials, planning, and exposure to notable buildings around the world. Students will work on designing and presenting their ideas for a treehouse.
Literacy Studio Grades 1-2, Period 1 ($10 Lab Fee)
Literacy Studio is the place to be for students that love to read and write! They’ll spend their days reading and listening to both fiction and non-fiction works. They will create their own writing projects by jotting down ideas in our journal and diary entries. Different themes and genres will be introduced weekly to enhance our understanding of many types of literacy. Students will also have opportunities to use technology tools during this course.
Magic Tree House Book Study Grades 1-2, Period 4 Maximum: 16 Students
Students excited about reading will do a book study with the Magic Tree House books. They will participate in a literature circle where we will read together and have discussions. They will create projects on the books that are introduced.
Monarch Madness Grades 1-2, Period 1 ($10 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
This is a course for eager readers to read all 20 of the 2023 Monarch Book Award nominees before the school year begins! Students will read and discuss one book a day and complete story-related projects including crafts, games, and role-playing activities.
Painting and Design Grades 1-2, Period 3 & Period 4 ($20 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
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.
Puzzlemania! Grades 1-2, Period 1 & Period 2 ($5 Lab Fee)
Join us for puzzle activities that will allow students to use their imagination, create, and problem solve while collaborating with other students. Some activities will include solving a variety of puzzles, coloring, and using their imaginations to build and be creative, while interacting with other students.
Summer Crafts and Fun Grades 1-2, Period 1 & Period 2 ($15 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
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 student will bring home unique art pieces.
Theatre Games Grades 1-2, Period 1
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 Grades 1-2, Period 3 & Period 4
This is the perfect course for the student who loves technology, being creative, and trying out new learning resources and skills. Students will be spending part of their daily time brushing up on our keyboard skills. They will have the opportunity to use new technology tools & skills to create projects.
When you Wish Upon a Craft Grades 1-2, Period 3 & Period 4 ($10 Lab Fee) Maximum: 16 Students
Students will be completing a craft every day connected to a Disney film/book. Each week, students will connect a Disney film/book to a life-lesson theme. Friendship, Speak up with Confidence, Honesty, and more. Students will learn songs, listen to read-alouds and complete fun arts and crafts. Students will discuss the meaning of each theme as seen in different Disney films/books and how they can relate them to our own lives.
Word Work Grades 1-2, Period 4 ($5 Lab Fee)
Word Work is the perfect place for students to learn while having fun, playing games, and completing hands-on activities. In this course students 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, Grades 1-2 Period 3 Maximum: 15 Students
This course 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.