Open to rising fourth and fifth graders

Mornings:
Real World Math

We will learn math through present day economics that is relevant to all of us. In addition, we will solve CSI cases through using various math skills and concepts. Each case has six scenes which will uncover a mystery variable. These six mystery variables will be used to decode a cryptic text message and if everything is correct, the result will match one of the six suspects. As a culminating project, we will have fun with “The Game of Life: Financial Literacy Project.” This project will have us analyze spending, use budgets, and compute monthly payments of bills. Basic operations, percentages and critical thinking are put to test in this financial literacy challenge. 
Instructor: Carl Farrington

Innovation through Reading and Writing
This course is designed to teach students critical thinking skills through reading expository and fictional texts. The curriculum emphasizes higher-order thinking by allowing students to analyze problems and solutions from multiple perspectives. In this innovative writing program, students will learn grammar and mechanics through a simulation called “Grammar Zones.” This fun simulation teaches the four parts of speech in the most creative way. Emphasis will be on the fundamentals of writing and their expansion with figurative language, imagery, personification, and symbolism. Students will write descriptive narratives, expository, and persuasive essays based on a series of real-life situations. DIY.org will be used for these writers’ workshops, asking students to respond to writing challenges and prompts to spur their inspiration and imagination. 
Instructor: Carl Farrington

Adventure Kids Express
Adventure Kids Express offers children a safe, high-energy, and rewarding program based on core values of trust, communication, creativity, and teamwork. Through this experience, Campers and Staff alike enhance their cooperative skills, self-confidence, and leadership qualities. Although this summer campers will be participating in a modified experience, every day will be jam-packed with fun! The rewards are as endless as the friendships and memories created.
Program Manager: Meghan Janda

  • Full Day
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Session I
  • Summer Lab 2021