Summer Mini-Course Week 3: July 27-31

Get Ready for Third Grade

Ms. Rebecca Allen
Grade 3
8:30 – 11:30 a.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.

 

Get Ready for Fifth Grade

Jill Beasley
Grade 5
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, Usage, and Mechanics (GUM) Boot Camp

Ms. Holtzman-Rich
Grades 5 & 6
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

If you don’t know how to geek out about grammar, then Louisville Collegiate’s fifth-grade literacy teacher Mrs. Holtzman-Rich will show you. Over the course of five days, campers will improve their proofreading skills, learn easy and fun memory tricks to help with those challenging rules, and dispel some grammar myths. In addition to increasing their confidence and knowledge,  campers can also expect to play interactive games, watch short, entertaining videos, and even chew GUM in honor of Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics. 

 

Integrated Reading and Writing for Middle School

Ms. Mo 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 

  

Novice Spanish

Mr. O’Leary
Grades 6-9
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This is an introductory course for students at novice levels of Spanish proficiency to get some early practice with reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish.  Through comprehensible storytelling and total physical response methods, students will find success understanding spoken Spanish, which will lend to developing confidence in communicating with others about everyday topics.  We will also discuss our own identities as we practice the critical thinking skills of reflection, analysis, and explanation to consider why each of us are the way that we are.  

 

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.

 

Robotics and Lab Work Essentials for Middle School

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

Have you ever wondered how you could use a Lego robot to help conduct a science experiment?  We will use the latest equipment (SPIKE Prime) to explore building, programming and using robots to investigate scientific phenomena, as well as apply some measurement and science lab skills.

 

Mathematical Problem-Solving and Exploration

Ms. Prince
Grades 7-9
8:30 – 11:30 a.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.  

 

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

Mr. Stern
Grades 9-10
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This course will provide rising ninth and tenth-grade students with an opportunity to get back to the habits of problem-solving and deductive reasoning as preparation for whatever math class they will be taking in the fall.  Given the events of the last few months, a study of linear and exponential patterns as well as an introduction to the statistical process of using data to draw conclusions will provide relevant means of developing those skills.  In addition, some topics not covered last spring in Geometry will also be covered.

 

Social Studies: Social Justice

Ms. Lierley
Grades 6-8
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

During this social justice course, students investigate, research, and problem-solve issues affecting our nation and world. Students begin by researching a self-chosen inequality and find data points to prove the inequality exists. Next, students will use source evaluations to find reliable sources to research the root of why the problem exists. Finally, students will present new creative solutions to help fix inequality along with a peer presentation on how to raise awareness of their issue. 

 

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.

 

Applied Mathematics:  Probability, Sequences, and Series

Mr. Stern
Grades 11-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This class will provide rising juniors and seniors with an opportunity to refresh their mathematical reasoning skills through two distinct areas.  The first will be a review of laws of probability, which form the basis for statistical inference used to analyze and draw conclusions from data (highly topical over the last few months).  The second is a discussion of sequences and series ranging from the notation and computations necessary for eventual success in Advanced Calculus BC to the mathematics behind car loans and mortgages.

 

Conversational French for Advanced Levels of Proficiency

Mr. Rucker
Grades 10-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.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 connection phrases and rejoinders in fluid ways to move the language proficiency needle forward. We will focus on communication through interprepretive and interpersonal communication strategies that help students gain confidence at higher levels of thinking and speaking.  

 

Preparation for Advanced Chemistry

Dr. Hinton
Grades 10-12
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

The Advanced Chemistry program will focus on preparing students for the Advanced Chemistry course offered in the fall and spring of 2020-21. A brief review of Honors Chemistry will be followed by an introduction to Advanced Chemistry with emphasis on building student’s confidence, study plans, and laboratory skills.

 

Upper School Robotics

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

Robots are all around us–and they’re super cool! Collegiate’s Upper School Robotics team takes part in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a series of competitions in Kentucky and Indiana where our purpose-built robot navigates a 144-ft2 arena, manipulating numerous game elements to score points. This summer enrichment course will offer newcomers a hands-on taste of the technical skills and team building it takes to engineer a robot to meet each year’s unique challenge. And for veterans, the course will offer a chance to brush up on programming, building, and leadership skills. Using our 2019-2020 robot as a working point of departure, we’ll talk about what goes into designing a competition robot, then build and program a new working subsystem that might just become part of next year’s robot! Are you up for the challenge?

 

Study Strategies for Middle School

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

 This camp will help students prepare for the upcoming middle school adventure. Students will discover and practice various techniques for studying, note-taking, organizing concepts, and using the block schedule to their advantage. Time management and organization strategies will be modeled and discussed. Myers Briggs and other self-inventory assessments will help students grow in their understanding of their individual learning style. Using this information students will explore how to approach academics to play to their own strengths.

 

Yoga/Mindfulness

Ms. 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 3: Quilts and cushions. You’ll learn the basics of piecing fabrics for quilt tops. Our main project will be the Kentucky Heart Quilt.