Period 2 10:15-11:45

June 1- July 10, 2020

 $400 per class

 

Please register your student in the grade they will enroll in for the 2020-21 school year.

K-7 Registration opens February 21, 2020.

 

Camp TK

Grade  TK

Block- 8:30-11:30

Instructor- Catherine Chiang

Welcome to Camp TK! This introduction to TK will focus on problem solving, creativity, independence, and oral language. Students will learn how to express themselves and their feelings orally and through drawing and writing. Activities will emphasize fine motor skills and revolve around letters, letter sounds, and numbers. Students will be delving into culinary arts, such as making a caterpillar out of fruit, making sushi, and creating s’mores! We will also be young innovators and immersing ourselves in STEAM— science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Students must qualify for TK enrollment for the 2020-21 school year. Students must be potty trained.

 

Intro to Kindergarten Block

Grade- K ($800)

Period 1 and 2  8:30-11:30

Instructors- DruAnn Crouch & Joanne Javier

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This introduction to kindergarten will give the child a feeling of self-confidence and familiarity with school routine. Many fun and interesting activities that foster social development and academic growth will be presented in this class. Students will be introduced to math, reading, writing, and science concepts using the Common Core. Other activities that will be presented are: daily art lessons, health and nutrition, and safety (with a visit from the San Marino Fire Dept.) 

  

Bridge to 1st Grade Block (1st and 2nd Period)

Grade 1 ($800)

Period 1 8:30-10:00

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructors- Heidi Derrick & Brian Jehue

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This course will provide students with exposure to the concepts and methods that will be in use in first grade. The Reading portion of the block will reinforce and expand language arts skills. Special emphasis will foster successful word blending, word recognition, sight word vocabulary, sentence writing as well as a love of reading. The Math and Science portion is designed to strengthen children's number sense and to review and advance essential basic skills for 1st grade. Students will play games and enjoy ways to practice number skills, especially those that help children develop fact power! STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will be present throughout the Science investigations students participate in!

 

Bridge to 2nd Grade- Language Arts and Social Studies

Grade 2

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Jennifer Murphy

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This oral and written language class puts a strong emphasis on grade level reading and writing skills. Students will have the opportunity to practice narrative, opinion, and informational writing. Students will read fiction and nonfiction texts. They will practice phonemic awareness as well as finding main characters, settings, story sequence, key details, and how to summarize.

 

Bridge to 3rd Grade- Math and Science

Grade 3

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Nickie Oh-Saxon 

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This class will review, enrich, and challenge your incoming 3rd grader's number sense!  We'll reinforce basic facts, computation, alternative algorithms, and problem solving........all through fun and play!  STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) will be present throughout the Science investigations students participate in!

 

Hang Ten,Make fun Art
Grades 1-3

Period 2-10:15-11:45

Instructor- Kyunghee Poneck AKA Ms. Ogita

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Have fun with drawing, painting,  printmaking, fabric art, play with clay and more!  Join the fun filled art making while developing art techniques as well.  Every week there will be different genre of art introduced. We will have a mini summer art show the last week of summer school.

 

Sports Blitz

Grades 5-7

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Neil Almoite

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PE Sports and Games!

Come on out and enjoy all your favorite  P.E. games! Capture The Flag, Bees & Wasps, football, kickball, and agility courses!

 

Court is in Session:  Intro to Mock Trial

Grade 5-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Summer Cervantez

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Are you always asking the important questions? Do you love to argue? Ever imagine what it was like to be a lawyer in a courtroom? Welcome to Mock Trial! Students will read and analyze legal cases, and take part in trials as lawyers and witnesses in fictitious criminal cases. Students will acquire a better understanding of our judicial system, while developing critical thinking and public speaking skills. Students will learn about the fundamentals of persuasion, practice reasoning skills, and work on those crucial skills of “learning to think on their feet” and “off the top of their head.”

 

Film Making

Grades 5-7

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Patrick Stopford

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Learn Film Making For : Vlogs, School Projects, Short Movies. Learn professional level camera shots, angles, story-boarding, script writing, film editing. Students will also learn Green Screen filming and editing. Students will make movies from idea/concept to finished productions. Everything broken down into easy steps. Students will participate in weekly student film-fest screenings: students will show their movies to the class.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Gaming

Grades 1-3

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Angel Solis

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Students will use critical thinking, problem-solving, and strategy during activities which include Chess, checkers, Jenga, Operation, Monopoly, Trouble, Crazy Bones, a variety of card games, and more. Students will participate in contests & tournaments to apply strategy, and critical thinking skills learned during the course. Who will be our Chess champion? Outdoor activities include students participating in many popular fun traditional games like basketball, soccer, non-traditional kickball, and water-filled activities. Traditional games will focus on fitness for life, cooperative game play, and sportsmanship. To cool off students will be involved in activities participating in water wars, water speed hoops, and water tunnel dodgeball, using sponge balls.

 

STEM LAB

Grades 4-6

Period 2 10:15-11:45

Instructor- Amy Erenay

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Get ready to engineer problem/solution tools, build robotics, code, and garden! The STEM Lab offers a creative space to inspire kids as they experiment with important STEM concepts and cutting edge technology. Whether you’ve got a future engineer, architect, technology whiz or scientist in your midst, this class allows students learn, create, and explore!

 

Model Building

Grades 3-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Cecelia Salgado

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Model Building has been offered as a Summer School class for over 40 years in San Marino. Many of our previous students have gone on to professions including engineering, dentistry, medicine and sciences. Model building improves reading comprehension, the ability to complete sequential activities, promotes patience and builds confidence in young students. Modelers provide their own kits and materials available at local stores. Most students succeed well with level 2-3 kits with some graduating to level 4. Most kits are automobiles, airplanes, ships or anatomical models. Some students even build "working" models such as flying rockets.

 

Science Smorgasboard

Grades 4-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Jim Dahlstein

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This engaging, hands-on science class will challenge students as they design and create STEM- integrated projects. Major topics and activities will include: Magnetism and electricity, solar power (ovens and cars), blueprint design and construction of balsa wood towers and bridges, rocketry, and food science.This class is the perfect platform for learning various math, science, and engineering topics. Still going strong after 18 years, this course fills up quickly, so enroll your child today!

 

Study Skills for Success

Grades 5-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Elise Brunner

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Establishing effective study habits is critical to a student’s success in school.  This class will cover a variety of strategies that will help you boost your grades and set you up for academic success!  Some of the topics that will be covered in this class are time management, note-taking, goal setting and prioritizing, paper organization, test preparation, test-taking strategies, homework and project planning, and memorization techniques …. just to name a few!  Lessons are taught in a fun, engaging, and interactive manner. The skills you gain in this class will positively impact your life - both inside and outside the classroom!

 

Be a Computer Game Designer!

Grades 6-7

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Stephanie Moffat

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Learn how to design and modify your own online, digital games! Game design teaches technical, artistic, cognitive, social, and linguistic skills, increasing STEAM literacy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Artistic, and Mechanics). Students learn the basics of digital game design through engaging games-based lessons. They experiment, test, play, design, communicate, and collaborate -- ultimately creating games, models, simulations, and stories that they can publish and share with others! This course emphasizes gaming and design literacy, not programming -- perfect for students who like creating stories, designing games, and having fun.

 

Art Across the Curriculum

Grades 3-5

Period 2   10:15-11:45

Instructor- Lisa Goyco

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Get ready to get creative, Art is everywhere! This fun and creative Summer class will explore the ways in which students can integrate the visual arts in Math, Reading, and Social Studies. We will work with a range of materials and use what we learn in all three subject areas to create beautiful pieces. Let's get artsy!

 

Lights, Camera, Action

Grades 4-5

Period 2   10:15-11:45

Instructor- Krista Diaz

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This is a project based learning curriculum that inspires creativity and self-expression.  We will practice essential reading and writing skills through scripts, interviews, acting and reader’s theater while also learning basic video editing skills. Go behind the camera this summer for this introductory class in video production.

 

Intro to Chinese Mandarin 

Grades 2-5

Period 2   10:15-11:45

Instructor- Wei Huey Wu

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Students will create a “Welcome Party” (for a new friend who just arrived from China)

Students will  collect information about him/her:  name, age, birthday, family, favorite color,  fruit, and sports. and where does he/she like to celebrate the party! The last week of summer school there will be an informal presentation to introduce the new friend.

 

ELD- English Language Development

Grades 6-8

Period 2  10:15-11:45

Instructor- Leticia Aranda

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In this fun filled summer ELD course, students will experience the integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing.   Social Studies and Science content areas will be heavily emphasized in this course. Research indicates that language is acquired most effectively when the emphasis is on meaning and the message. Getting a head start on grade-level content will certainly help students more readily acquire academic subject matter and improve student understanding on day one of the school year.