Summer Mini-Course Week 1: July 13-17

Get Ready for Second Grade

Heidi Blackburn
Grade 2*
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

In Get Ready for Second Grade, rising second graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their literacy and math skills through participation in engaging learning centers and interactive reading, writing, and math activities. This camp is designed to give students a glimpse into the second-grade routines and will help to ensure that they are ready to roll in the new school year. Our adventures throughout this week will also take us to a variety of locations on Collegiate’s campus, allowing new students to feel more comfortable in their new school home.

* Note all grades listed are for those that the student is going into in the fall

 

Get Ready for Fifth Grade

Jill Beasley
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Fourth-grade teacher Jill Beasley will work with rising fifth graders to build and reinforce skills and concepts from fourth grade. We will focus on reviewing math concepts including fractions, decimals, and multi-step word problems. With respect to literacy, we will continue to work with students to build reading comprehension skills utilizing non-fiction pieces to work on students’ ability to identify specific details in the text and to create increasingly precise inferences. This program will include time to build reading stamina. In terms of writing, we will review paragraph unity and devote significant time to giving students practice with fundamentals in grammar and usage. 

 

Grammar and Writing Mechanics for Middle School

Ms. Benton
Grades 6-8
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Students will participate in an intensive and engaging review of grammar and usage concepts for rising middle school students.  Students will review the eight parts of speech through videos such as School House Rock, learn the basics of diagramming sentences, and review mechanics such as capitalization and punctuation.  By the end of the week, students will gain a greater understanding of English grammar as a system.

 

Applied Mathematics and Beginner Geometry for Middle School

Ms. Patross
Grades 5-6
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

In this week-long course, we will delve into two different sides of mathematics — numerical patterns and geometric shapes and solids. Students will develop their spatial reasoning and number sense through a variety of hands-on activities, games, problem-solving investigations, and art projects. We will review skills related to identifying and representing function rules and explore the fundamentals of three-dimensional geometry.

 

Novice Spanish

Ms. Hawbaker
Grades 6-9
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Boost your Spanish skills in this lighthearted camp suited for those new to Spanish or wanting to develop their skills and confidence. We will learn songs, listen to stories, and build our own story with characters that we create. Fun factors include a bit of dancing, maybe a Tik-Tok, tongue twisters, pictionary, art, and perhaps a locally made food treat!

 

Novice French

Ms. Hoban
Grades 6-9
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This is a course for students at novice levels of French proficiency. This course is perfect for students who have completed French A, B or French I. Students who have completed French C are also welcome to review major concepts of Middle School French or build confidence with speaking and writing. We will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking French.  Through comprehensible storytelling and total physical response methods, students will find success understanding spoken French, which will lend to developing confidence in communicating with others about everyday topics.  We will also read a short novel during the week and spend some time practicing writing through journaling and summarizing the stories we hear and read. There will also be time for review games and fun activities.

 

Conversational French for Intermediate Levels of Proficiency 

Mr. O’Leary
Grades 8-12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This week-long course is available to serve French students who are at an intermediate level of proficiency, which means that they have likely studied the language for at the very least, one year.  If you are entering French II or III, or possibly even IV, this is the course for you!  I hope that you will join me to enjoy each other’s company through language acquisition, while also fighting off summer melt.

Through an immersive setting, students will be continually exposed to comprehensible French with engaging storytelling that involves corporal movement, drawing and collective authoring.  Additionally, we will take a look at the various ways people from the United States and France protest perceived injustices.  From the Black Lives Matter movement to controversy over the wearing of hijabs in French universities, and even small-scale wine-makers turning to violence when Spanish wines are illegally labeled as French… We will have a breadth of modern topics to delve into.

 

College Application Lab

Ms. Gahan
Grade 12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

The college application process can be an illuminating, empowering time of reflection and intention. Its many deadlines, essays, and requirements can make it stressful. Join Mrs. Gahan in a week dedicated to getting the college application work done early and done well. The week will include an individual review of each student’s application and admissions strategy, guided student completion of every section of the Common Application, exercises and time dedicated to helping every student brainstorm and develop unique and effective personal essays, organizational tools students can use to manage their work and process, both independent and collaborative work sessions, and interview practice. By the end of the week, seniors will have completed significant work on their applications and gained a sense of confidence and clarity with the work ahead of them in their college process. 

 

Secret Agents

Grades JK-K (limited to six participants)
Collyn Justus
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Is your child ready to be the next great secret agent?! They will be once they join Agent J. (Aka: Ms. Collyn/Ms. Justus) this summer to start their training! Their mission, if you choose to accept it, includes crafting their own secret agent identity, building ingenious spy gadgets, learning to read top-secret messages, analyzing fingerprints, dodging lasers, finding hidden clues, and more. By the end of the week, campers complete their personal agent dossier and go on top-secret missions, using all their awesome new secret agent skills, earning their Double-0 status!

 

Healthy Habits

Ms. Shah
Grades 2-4
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Kickstart your summer morning with Physical Education and Math Teacher, Ms. Shah! This camp will give students the opportunity to learn about healthy habits and get their bodies moving each day. Topics and activities will include fitness components, yoga/mindfulness, outdoor fun, dance/expression, nutrition, and many more. 

 

Introduction to Comprehensive Wellness: The Mind, Body, and Heart

Mr. and Mrs. McGuire
Grades 6-12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

In this course, Mr. McGuire and Mrs. McGuire will co-teach a wellness course designed to equip students with a wide variety of habits and practices that promote comprehensive wellbeing. Topics and activities will include meditation (various types), exercise, Yoga, food, individual and group contemplative exercises, and various selected readings on cultivating the inner self and deepening connections to something larger than self. Please join us!

 

Get Ready for Third Grade

Miss Gerwing
Grade 3
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

In Get Ready for Third Grade, rising-third graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their math skills through group challenges, games, and problem-solving activities. Students will work on their summer reading list and play Book Bingo from Collegiate’s Back-to-School website. Class objectives have been crafted by our second and third-grade instructors. The camp-like atmosphere is designed to boost rising-third graders with confidence and help them make a smooth transition to third grade with old and new friends.

 

Writing Boot Camp and Grammar Review for Upper School

Mr. Gahan
Grades 9-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Writing with clarity and confidence is a skill that serves any student well in all subject areas. This short course will offer a focused review of important grammar and usage concepts for students’ high school studies and beyond. The course will also offer instruction and practice with fundamental elements of composition. The small class size will allow for each student to identify specific areas of strength as well as specific areas for growth. It should be a fun and productive week together.

 

Algebra Primer for Upper School

Mr. Augustus
Grades 8-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

This mini-course will provide students with a review of critical pre-algebra skills as well as linear functions and slope equations.  The class will explore patterns, collect and analyze data, and use mathematical reasoning to draw logical conclusions.  The focus will be preparing students for early upper school mathematics classes while exploring some cool mathematical concepts.

 

Applied Mathematics: Pattern Recognition, Geometry, and Statistics for Upper School

Ms. McKinley Nicoson
Grades 9-10
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Come for a week-long adventure diving into geometry and statistics. Rising 9tha and 10th graders have the opportunity to get back into the habit of problem-solving in preparation for the school year ahead. Students will learn basic geometry tools to recognize and understand patterns, and then use patterns for inductive reasoning. Students will be given an introduction to the statistical process of using data to draw conclusions with the help of guided critical thinking.

 

Social Studies: Representative Government

Mr. Haas
Grades 6-8
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

The United States of America has a democratic form of government, but what does that mean for each individual citizen? The citizenry does not vote on each law, regulation, or resolution, so who looks out for your interests? Learn the basics of how representative government works in your city, state, and country. Some topics that will be covered in this session are the functions of the three branches of government, the qualifications to hold public office, how the Electoral College works, methods of holding officials accountable, and exploring the Constitutional sources that cover these topics. Discussions and activities will range from concrete questions –  such as identifying your representatives –  to abstract ideas regarding the purpose of government in human society, and whether or not our own form of government achieves those objectives.

 

Conversational French for Intermediate Levels of Proficiency 

Mr. O’Leary
Grades 8-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

This week-long course is available to serve French students who are at an intermediate level of proficiency, which means that they have likely studied the language for at the very least, one year.  If you are entering French II or III, or possibly even IV, this is the course for you!  I hope that you will join me to enjoy each other’s company through language acquisition, while also fighting off summer melt. 

Through an immersive setting, students will be continually exposed to comprehensible Spanish with engaging storytelling that involves corporal movement, drawing, and collective authoring.  Additionally, we will take a look at the various ways people from the United States and France protest perceived injustices.  From the Black Lives Matter movement to controversy over the wearing of hijabs in French universities, and even small-scale wine-makers turning to violence when Spanish wines are illegally labeled as French… We will have a breadth of modern topics to delve into. 

 

Lab Essentials for Honors Level Science in Upper School

Mr. Erath
Grades 9-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Lab Essentials for Honors Level Science will enable students to develop skills essential for upper school science courses through performing a variety of lab investigations utilizing common measuring equipment and digital sensors. Students will learn the basics of using spreadsheets to organize data, perform calculations, and create graphs. Students will practice scientific and technical writing. 

 

Movement is Medicine: Local Excursion Walking and Hiking

Ms. Hawbaker
Grades 6-10
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

We are made to move! Make new friends and connect with old ones while doing some light hiking to Willow and Cherokee Parks and areas close to campus. Connect with nature, build agility, self-awareness, compassion for self, and others in this camp that celebrates and encourages our need to move and move toward stillness. 

 

Introduction to Sewing

Ms. Lauren Dowell
Grades 4-10
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Seams to me that we’re sew ready to get together! Needle little love? Follow this thread and come on in for a weeklong adventure into the sharpest class available. You’ll learn the safe operation of a sewing machine (hint: it’s like driving), how to sew on a button, and how to create unique items for you or friends. Once you learn how to read a pattern and how to keep those fractions from fooling you, you’ll be ready to tackle independent projects. Pool’s closed, but spools are ready!

You can pick and choose any of the three-week sessions. All can be stand-alone if you are feeling brave! If students are interested, we can make anything from hacky sacks to bonnets. 

Week 1: Beginner Bonanza. pillowcase, string bag, zipper pouch, masks

 

Archery

Mr. Beasley
Grades 6-8 (Limited to six participants)
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Archery is a sport that is growing in popularity across the country. Because of the strict shooting procedures, archery is one of the safest sports.  It is great for children because they learn concentration and reflection.  A certified NASP Instructor will lead students through basic archery techniques and safety rules. In addition to playing numerous archery games, archers will participate in several archery art projects such as building their own PVC bows and arrows.

 

Junk Art

Ms. Blackburn
Grades K-2
12:30 – 3:30 p.m
$165

Come join Ms. Blackburn in the “tinker lab,” an ever-growing collection of discarded and found items-for some open-ended play, design thinking exercises, and creative expression! This is a great way to stretch your mind and imagination in the summer, not to mention it benefits both the child and the environment!