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Week 7 Specialty Camp

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Learning with Legos – Preschool/Pre-k
Legos are not only fun to play with, they are fun to LEARN with too! This camp will focus on sorting, counting, patterning, letter shapes, and phonics skills. Though parents will see the results, campers won’t even realize they are learning as they participate in hands-on activities that work their fine-motor skills, eye-hand coordination, reading, and math skills!

Deep Thinking Readers – 1st -2nd Grade
​Students will read high interest standards based fiction and non-fiction passages, discuss unfamiliar vocabulary, answer text dependent questions, work in small groups, and share what they have learned with the class. The focus on comprehension and individual and shared learning makes this a great class for all reading levels. 

Build a Book- Skippyjon Jones – Kindergarten-3rd Grade 
Inspired by the beloved children’s book series, this class will allow students to explore the various strategies to deeply understand a literature selection. The humor and playfulness of the will capture the students’ attention while giving them an opportunity to study story elements, explore character traits, and practice predicting, drawing connections, and making inferences. Students will also participate in various art and writing projects such as making puppets used to recreate the story, designing their own version of the book, and writing the story by hand. Students will also explore the character lessons displayed in the books and learn about respect, fairness, responsibility, caring, and compassion. 

Top Chef Jr. – Kindergarten-8th Grade 
Mrs. Bernard is back with a brand new tasty menu for your little chef to create, sample and share with YOU! As always, our final day of camp will feature Top Chef Café, in which families can come taste all the delicious food we’ve been cooking up all week! Don’t miss this chance to be served a fresh lunch, created by your apron-clad culinary artist! Kitchen safety and sanitation will also be taught. Each chef will get to personalize his/her own apron and chef hat, and will receive a recipe booklet of every recipe made! 

Web Design- Pokémon Trainer Society – 4th-8th Grade 
This web design class will allow campers to create their own Pokémon Monster and then highlight it by designing a basic html website. Utilizing the Adobe Creative Suite, campers will get an introduction to many cutting-edge graphics programs used by designers today. Campers will need to bring a flash drive to camp in order to save and share their work with others. 

Soccer – Kindergarten-3rd Grade 
This camp will allow young athletes to learn basic soccer skills in an encouraging environment. Camp activities include skill building drills, soccer based games, fundamentals, team building activities and scrimmages. Shin guards and soccer balls are optional but recommended. 

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.

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RSPK- “Incredible” Phonics Fun – ​Pre-k only
As children move into Pre-k, letter awareness and letter/sound association become the keys to classroom success.  In this camp, students will participate in activities, centers, songs, whole body activities, and fine motor emphasis as they focus on the sounds that the letters make.  Writing and auditory activities will be emphasized as the children enjoy this “Incredible” themed camp!

Phonics and Writing – Kindergarten 
Increase your child’s phonics and writing skills with hands-on activities. Students will strengthen phonics skills through fun-filled songs and center-based peer activities. Children will practice vowel sounds, consonant sounds, and blends each day as well as participating in spelling practice. Children will create their own sight word flash cards throughout the week, which will come home on the last day for continued practice over the summer. Journal prompts will expose children to creative writing as well as learning how to write complete sentences. 

Pre-Coding Club – Kindergarten-2nd Grade 
Do you have a child that loves technology and computers? If so, they will LOVE pre-coding club! Not only will students learn the basics of how to use a computer including how to properly use a mouse, home row typing finger placement, and how to open and close programs, they will also begin to understand the concept of coding and learn how to do some basic programming using JavaScript and their favorite characters from Angry Birds, Zombies, Frozen, Star Wars, Minecraft and More! 

Sitting in the Director’s Chair – 3rd-8th Grade 
Has your child ever wanted to make his or her own movie or YouTube video? This class will teach campers the basics of developing, shooting, and editing a video from start to finish using iMovie. Campers will also learn how to create photo collages, import music, and create sound effects as they work toward the final day of camp where they will premiere their movie for all to see! 

Top Chef Jr – Kindergarten-8th Grade 
Mrs. Bernard is back with a brand new tasty menu for your little chef to create, sample and share with YOU! As always, our final day of camp will feature Top Chef Café, in which families can come taste all the delicious food we’ve been cooking up all week! Don’t miss this chance to be served a fresh lunch, created by your apron-clad culinary artist! Kitchen safety and sanitation will also be taught. Each chef will get to personalize his/her own apron and chef hat, and will receive a recipe booklet of every recipe made!