Summer Mini-Course Week 2: July 20-24

Get Ready for First Grade

Ms. Hendrix
Grade 1
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This mini-course will provide rising first graders an opportunity to review some academic skills that will jumpstart their learning readiness for August. We will engage in various math activities that will continue to develop their number sense. We will do some creative writing and editing of writing.  We will enjoy more literature and time interacting with one another both indoors and outdoors.

 

Get Ready for Second Grade

Ms. 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.  

 

Get Ready for Fourth Grade

Ms. Beasley
Grade 4
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Fourth-grade teacher Jill Beasley will work with rising fourth graders to build and reinforce skills and concepts from third grade. In math, students will spend time on the four basic mathematical operations–addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. With respect to literacy, Ms. Beasley will work with students to build comprehension,  read with understanding and fluency,  make inferences using the clues in the text, and identify the relationships between a text’s main idea and its supporting details. Students will also work on composing effective, unified paragraphs, specifically writing with topic sentences, well-chosen supporting details, and closing sentences. 

 

Integrated Reading and Writing for Middle School

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

A short primer course on the basics of rhetoric and composition in which students will get practice in organizing, composing, and workshopping short writing pieces that integrate different elements of study as well as different elements of creative writing 

 

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.

 

Audition Skills/Monologue Preparation

Ms. Kinnison
Grades 6-12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Whether you just love acting or want to improve your skills to land roles in plays or film, this workshop can support those goals. The class will explore the monologue choice, breaking down a monologue, and how to authentically project your own talent and personna in the monologue. The workshop will feature guest artist Alaina Mills (NY based actor, National Tour of Beautiful). Each participant will leave the workshop with a filmed file of two monologues for their own use.

 

Conversational Spanish 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 Spanish 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 Spanish 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 cultural norms that surround human behavior here in America, as well in some Spanish-speaking countries: Why do we shake hands vs. kiss?  What is it like to enter the dating scene in Cuba?  Why do Spanish cashiers appear rude to us?

 

Conversational French for Advanced Levels of Proficiency

Mr. Rucker
Grades 9-12
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

When intermediate language students engage in meaningful conversations about relevant topics, they speak and write with more interconnected phrases that reflect growth and personal meaning. Designed specifically as an immersive experience, the course allows students to deliberately incorporate connector phrases and rejoinders in fluid ways to move the language proficiency needle forward. We will focus on communication through interpretive and interpersonal communication strategies that help students gain confidence at higher levels of thinking and speaking.  

 

Conversational French for Intermediate Levels of Proficiency 

Ms. Hoban
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 C, 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. We will read a short book together that will be a catalyst for some writing and speaking practice. Additionally, we will take a look at the various ways people from the United States and France protest perceived injustices.

 

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

Collyn Justus
Grades JK-K (limited to six participants)
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!

 

Mountain Biking

Mr. Coole
Grades 5-8
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Middle School science teacher and Eagle Scout, Jon Coole will lead you on a biking exploration of Cherokee and Seneca Park’s trails.  We will also play bike games and learn about bike mechanics.  With our hard-earned appetite and thirst, we’ll also enjoy some frozen treats along Bardstown Road.  Each rider needs to have a bike that can navigate dirt trails, and a helmet.

 

Fitness Fun

Mr. Tyler Whitchurch
Grades 3-4
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Join Coach Whitchurch for a fun-filled and active camp that will be an extension of everyone’s favorite class, Physical Education. We will focus on the education part and dive into topics such as nutrition, components of fitness, and how the components relate to sports. We will have a few experiments to reflect on what we learn during the day all while practicing social distancing guidelines.

 

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.

 

Pre-Algebra Primer for Middle School

Ms. Bowling
Grades 6-7
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

In this week-long class, students will delve deep into several problems that can be solved using mathematical application of measures of central tendency, operations with fractions and decimals, pattern recognition, and estimation, and logical reasoning skills. Students will explore how data is used to make a real-world budget and will explore how to use spreadsheets to tabulate and display data. Students will also explore various patterns and talk about how mathematicians use linear expressions to describe patterns. Students do not need any prior knowledge of algebra, but we will use variables and algebraic language throughout the week.

 

Rehearsal for Stinky Cheese

Ms. Kinnison
Grades 7-9
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

Continuing the process to mount our production, students will review blocking and fold in new ideas for a “trans-media” production of The Stinky Cheese Man. Gathering in groups of 10 in the Black Box, The Najjar Gallery, Thornton Dining Commons and the Speed Commons on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday (7/20, 7/21, & 7/22).  Then on Thursday (7/23), we will focus on specific rehearsal sequences in groups of 10 or fewer. On Friday, the groups will review and critique the marriage of media to our production and create a plan for performance.

 

Design and Technical Theatre

Mr. John Finnegan
Grades 6-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

Students will be guided through a process to create a theatrical environment that helps develop design skills and feed their own creative abilities. Specific emphasis will be placed on dynamic and theatrical environments. Students will learn about and create a theatrical world of lighting and sound. Students will also explore film and how film can be marshaled to support live theatre through a “trans-media” process.

 

Integrated and Creative Writing

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

The surest path to becoming a confident writer who writes with a strong voice and can compel their audience is to write often and receive meaningful feedback. This mini-course will serve as an accelerator into that work, offering deliberate practice with more advanced composition elements and rhetorical strategies. Students will practice developing research questions, conducting document-based analysis, and responding to various creative writing prompts.

 

Mathematical Problem-Solving and Exploration

Ms. Prince
Grades 7-9
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This mini-course will allow students opportunities to deepen their understanding of critical pre-Algebra concepts such as rate of change, slope, and modeling data with linear equations. Additionally, students will continue to strengthen their foundational skills through engaging practice activities. The class will explore patterns, collect and analyze data, and use mathematical reasoning to draw logical conclusions. Specifically, students will develop their mathematical reasoning and logic-based problem-solving with real-world challenges, including creating and testing bungee jumps for their favorite stuffed animal, predicting and checking cell-phone charging times, assessing Collegiate’s access ramps for compliance with proper code angles, and analyzing exponential growth of bacteria. While these activities will remind students that math can be fun and clearly exists outside of textbooks, each activity will also allow students to draw on multiple understandings in order to solve a single puzzle.  

 

Interculturality through Realia: an overview of music, art, and food in world cultures

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

Designed to spark interest in the interrelationships of francophone regions, learners will engage in rich conversations basic on historical and contemporary realia to deepen understanding of people and cultures. We will delve into Haitian art, Moroccan food, and Senegalese art and music as stimuli for cultural connections and understanding. Open to all language students, we will focus our work on quotidian realities that reflect cultures and shape relationships. Students will also research and report to classmates by engaging in interpretive, interpersonal, and presentation strategies that allow learners to question cultural reflections found in art and music. 

 

Preparation for Advanced Physics

Mr. Erath
Grades 11 & 12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

Preparation for Advanced Physics will give students a jump start by focusing on the math skills and problem-solving techniques that underlie the Advanced Physics 1 and Advanced Physics C curriculums, such as right-angle triangle trigonometry, fitting functions to data points, illustrating a word problem, solving systems of linear equations, and describing behavior by interpreting graphs.

 

Airplane Factory

Mr. Beasley
Grades 5-8
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

The Airplane Factory is a simulation. Students are placed into groups to form a company that will compete to design paper airplanes. These creations are entered into a competition where the planes are judged based on specific criteria in various categories. Students also create a marketing campaign that culminates in a commercial for the paper-airplane prototypes. This activity requires students to compete for resources, negotiate for supplies, utilize the skills and personalities of group members, create innovative designs, manage capital and resources, and understand the basics aerodynamics of flight. Judges will vote on the most innovative/well-designed and well-executed marketing campaign. Success in a category, amassing the most capital, and executing the most effect marketing campaign are the yardsticks by which the companies will be measured to determine the most successful company or companies.  

 

Yoga/Mindfulness

Ms. Elizabeth Cantrell
Grades K-4
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

I invite your children to join me as we practice mental and physical activities that can help us help reduce stress, strengthen attention and focus, and better resolve inevitable conflicts as they arise during these unprecedented times. While adhering to social distancing each day, we will share an opening circle activity, learn yoga, make a craft, practice mindful techniques, and connect to the natural world. 

 

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 2: Clothing. Shirts, shorts, coverups, clothing construction

 

Messy Art

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

Everything about this camp is messy, gooey, and slimy. Kids will mix paint with spaghetti, get dirty with gooey clay and create explosive art that involves a little science and more. Get ready for a big, messy week full of art activities, games, music, and lots of laughs.