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Week 8 Specialty Camps

AM

New Student Orientation – Junior Kindergarten-5th Grade
This course is required for all students entering Junior Kindergarten & Kindergarten and all NEW students entering First through Fifth Grade at Heritage Oak in Fall, 2018. 

Summer Math/Literacy Centers-Create and Take – Kindergarten-1st Grade
Learning centers are one of the most engaging ways for students to learn and practice new concepts. Students will love to use our summer themed centers to practice and reinforce important skills taught throughout the year in both literacy and mathematics. They will work with partners and small teams to play games and learn through having fun with one another. The best part is all the centers the children create will come home for continued learning fun! 

Summer Math/Literacy Centers-Create and Take -2nd-3rd Grade
Learning centers are one of the most engaging ways for students to learn and practice new concepts. Students will love to use our summer themed centers to practice and reinforce important skills taught throughout the year in both literacy and mathematics. They will work with partners and small teams to play games and learn through having fun with one another. The best part is all the centers the children create will come home for continued learning fun! 

Summer Math/Literacy Centers-Create and Take – 4th -5th Grade
Learning centers are one of the most engaging ways for students to learn and practice new concepts. Students will love to use our summer themed centers to practice and reinforce important skills taught throughout the year in both literacy and mathematics. They will work with partners and small teams to play games and learn through having fun with one another. The best part is all the centers the children create will come home for continued learning fun! 

Soccer – 4th-8th Grade
Campers will learn basic through advanced techniques while preparing for the soccer season. Taught by an experienced soccer player, this fun and educational camp will teach the responsibilities of each position on the field, how to successfully work as a team, various formations, rules, and strategies. Shin guards and soccer balls are optional but recommended. 

Stem Superstars – 1st-5th Grade
STEM is the combination of science, technology, engineering, and math—and it’s a great cross-curricular way to learn! What is the best way to build a structure out of spaghetti noodles that can support the weight of a marshmallow? How can we make a marble continually flow through a roller coaster made of drinking straws? These engineering challenges and more will be explored in this exciting, hands-on class! At the end of the week, the students will take on their biggest challenge—building a suspension bridge that can support the weight of as many textbooks as possible! 

Writing Beyond the Classroom – 6th-8th Grade
Has your child ever considered becoming a writer as a career? This class will focus on creative writing in fiction, poetry, drama, and personal narratives. Students will develop and reinforce descriptive writing, personal expression, vocabulary, and word choice, how to write for pleasure, dramatic and poetic form, and journalistic writing. We’ll have performance, interactive group work, and writing games. A personal decorative writing journal will be created using students’ choices of narratives, poetry, short dramas, journalistic articles, reviews, fictional stories. 

Algebra 1 – 6th-8th Grade
This course provides the student with the language, models, and logic of Algebra. The class consists of an investigation of different functions, their graphs, and properties. These functions will be used to solve linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations and inequalities as well as radical equations and inequalities. Particular attention will be paid to linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions. Technology will be an integral part of this class. The TI30XA calculator will be used throughout. During the course students will learn to recognize and express mathematical ideas graphically, numerically, symbolically, and in writing. 

PM

Read and Sequence – Kindergarten, PM Camp 
This class will focus on engaging the student while working on comprehension, fluency and building confidence. Each story will provide students with a genuine opportunity to practice reading short stories they can decode with phonics skills and sight word recognition. This class is ideal for the struggling reader or beginning reader as the stories will provide work in the foundation of reading though phonics and sight words. 

Read and Sequence – 1st-2nd Grade
This class will focus on engaging the student while working on comprehension, fluency and building confidence. Each story will provide students with a genuine opportunity to practice reading short stories they can decode with phonics skills and sight word recognition. This class is ideal for the struggling reader or beginning reader as the stories will provide work in the foundation of reading though phonics and sight words. 

Oceanography – Kindergarten-1st Grade
Ride the wave into science! In this class, campers will learn all about ocean life, the ocean floor, and the different levels within the ocean. Not only will campers make their lessons come to life through crafts, they will also make a book each day in order to retain all of the information that they have learned. This week’s on-campus “field trip” is to the beach and our campers will be well-prepared to identify everything they see and appreciate the wonders of the ocean! 

Princess Party Planning – Kindergarten-3rd Grade
A princess is known not only by her beauty, but also how she behaves and follows her heart. In this four-day course, princesses will learn proper table manners, how to set a table, and how to plan the most elegant celebration. Together, our royal court will discuss and decide on menus, entertainment, decorations and more in order to prepare for the end-of-week Royal Feast for their families. 

Writers Workshop – 2nd-3rd Grade
This writing class will not only strengthen campers’ skills, it will also foster a love of writing in a fun, encouraging environment. Because this class will focus on writing using a voice, campers will draw inspiration from creative projects done inside the class such as painting and crafting. Each student will also keep a writing journal which will be used daily. Comparison writing activities from the start of camp until the end will allow parents to see the wonderful progress made by their campers. 

Coding Camp – 1st-3rd Grade
This advanced coding camp is for those students who have previous experience coding either from Heritage Oak’s school year computer class or elsewhere. Campers will use Minecraft, Star Wars, Frozen, Angry Birds, and additional characters and games as inspiration as they learn how to write JavaScript code. This class is a great stepping stone in preparing campers to create their own video games! 

Math: Quantitative Reasoning – 4th-5th Grade
Students will examine numerous topics that encompass equivalent fractions, order of operations, factors, multiples, prime factorization, operations with numbers, estimation, and fluent computation. Activity cards, practice sheets, and iPad use will offer well-rounded opportunities for student to learn independently and in peer groups 

Picasso Academy – 4th-8th Grade
Messier than most standard art classes, this camp will allow for budding artists to explore ways of painting they may not have tried before. Each child will learn watercolor and acrylic painting techniques that will guide them through specific projects involving realism, impressionism, splatter painting, and more. The class will culminate with an art show where each student will have at least two pieces on display for family and friends to see.