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Kindergarten Through Grade Six ~ Summer Remote Classes

Week 1: June 8 – 12

 

Time for Robots! Ozobot & Pro-Bots ~ Grades Y5/KDG — 2

Students will focus on logic, critical thinking and some programming concepts using two fun robots – Ozobot & Pro-Bots!  Learn about touch, sound and light sensors or program your robot to follow lines and color codes.  Join us to learn simple real-world applications for sensors and coding! No reading skills necessary!  Participants will pick up their own Ozobot and Pro-Bot from Daycroft School on June 5th and return on Monday, June 15.

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max. 6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $105    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Musical Instrument Making ~ Grades 3 – 6

You can make great sounding musical instruments with simple supplies. We will gather a bag of tried and true instrument making and decorating supplies that you will pick up curbside at Daycroft before camp that we will transform them into a banjo, harmonica, tambourine, rain stick, kalimba, drums and clappers. Be ready, because making & playing instruments is a blast and will make for a fun-filled week. Participants will pick up needed materials from Daycroft School on Friday, June 5

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins   Class Limit:  6   Day:  M — F  Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am   Fee:  $105 (includes $30 material fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Musical Instrument Making ~ Grades Y5/KDG — 2

You can make great sounding musical instruments with simple supplies. We will gather a bag of tried and true instrument making and decorating supplies that you will pick up curbside at Daycroft before camp that we will transform them into a banjo, harmonica, tambourine, rain stick, kalimba, drums and clappers. Be ready, because making & playing instruments is a blast and will make for a fun-filled week.   Participants will pick up needed materials from Daycroft School on Friday, June 5

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins  Class Limit:  6  Day:  M — F  Time:  11:00 – 12 noon  Fee:  $105 (includes $30 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Virtual Robotics A ~ Grades 3 – 6

Based on the LEGO EV3 robot, students will code their own virtual robots, to navigate through challenges using CoderZ, a platform by Amazon Future Engineer.  The virtual robot has two motors and a variety of sensors for students to learn and experiment with.  Focus will be on critical thinking as we dive into programming concepts using Blockly, a picture-based coding platform by Google.  Explore real-world applications of sensors, coding, robotics and so much more!  This is a two-hour class with a break for lunch in the middle!  (Two hour class)

Participants will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff  Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6  Day:  M — F  Time:  11–12 noon & 12:30-1:30 pm  Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Sound Body, Sound Mind Series ~ Grade Kdg. — 6

Kids need to move!  Research links the relationship between greater physical fitness in children with better executive functioning skills, greater self-esteem, and reduced risk of obesity.  Come spend an hour with Coach Josh where he will use his education in exercise science to teach you how to run like a cheetah, leap like a frog, and roll like a rollie-pollie!  These Monday and Thursday sessions in June will focus on the fundamentals of moving like an animal!

Coach Josh received his BA in Exercise Science from Eastern Michigan University and is currently enrolled in Wayne State’s Doctorate of Physical Therapy program. He also holds his Certified Personal Training license through the American College of Sports Medicine.

Series Meeting Dates:  June 8th & 11th, June 15th & 18th and June 22nd & 25th

Instructor:  Coach Josh    Class Limit:  8    Days:  Mondays & Thursdays    Time:  1 – 2:00 pm    Fee:  $60    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Young Naturalist Explorers ~ Grades 4 – 6

Make your own special nature journal and explore the natural world around us by going on a backyard scavenger hunt. Specimens will be collected and examined closely as we record our observations and make detailed scientific drawings. Observation skills, sentence structure, measurement and calculating scale will all be a part of this scientific discovery session.  

Participants will need from home:  rubber bands, glue, ruler, pencil and colored pencils from home

Instructor:  Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  1 – 2 pm    Fee:  $75 (includes $5 materials fee)    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Together @ 2 — Making Art ~ Grades Kdg — 6

Be artistic in this virtual art studio! Enjoy creating in the company of others with your own supplies.  Even though we will all be creating with different materials and in our own unique way, we’ll take notice and be inspired by each other and appreciate the buzz of everyone’s creativity. Ms. Higgins will be able to provide helpful hints and acknowledge students’ progress. 

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  12    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3 pm    Fee:  $40    Online Program:  Zoom

 

 

Week 2: June 15 – 19

 

Adventures with American Girl ~ Grades 4 – 6

Discover history through the historical adventures of the American Girl!  Various crafts, games, sewing and cooking projects will be a small part of the fun as campers discover history with their doll and create accessories for themselves and their doll. 
The instructor will email participants the week before camp with possible craft materials from home & pick-up of material kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 12

Instructor:  Mrs. Wright   Class Limit:  6   Day:  M — F   Time:  9 – 10:00 am   Fee:  $85 (includes $10 materials fee)   Online Program:  Zoom
 

Live Introduction to Robotics ~ Grades Kdg — 2

Students will focus on critical thinking, problem solving, and coding with the use of their own Ozobot and Dash robot for the week!  Students will use Blockly, a picture-based programming language designed by Google, to solve challenges using their Ozobot and Dash.  We’ll also discuss some real-world applications for robots and programming.   No reading skills necessary! Participants will pick up robot kits from Daycroft School on Friday, June 12 and return June 22

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $145    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Adventures with American Girl ~ Grades 2 and 3

Discover history through the historical adventures of the American Girl!  Various crafts, games, sewing and cooking projects will be a small part of the fun as campers discover history with their doll and create accessories for themselves and their doll. 
The instructor will email participants the week before camp with possible craft materials from home & pick-up of material kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 12

Instructor:  Mrs. Wright  Class Limit:  6  Day:  M — F  Time:  10:15–11:15 am  Fee:  $85 (includes $10 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Electronic Music Creation ~ Grades 3 – 6

Learn how to create your own music using electronic platforms! Using the cutting edge platforms such as Soundtrap, Loopy, Garageband, Google Song Maker, and more, we will create and share our own music! You will also have the opportunity to collaborate musically with other students through these digital platforms and make your musical dreams come to life!

Students will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Ms. Grebe    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M - F    Time:  10:15 – 11:00 am    Fee:  $60   Online Program:  Zoom
 

So You Think You Can Dance? ~ Grades 3 – 8

Get ready for a crash course in ballet, lyrical, jazz, and hip hop!  Learn dance techniques in classes, practice musicality through fun games and activities, and even learn some combinations to show your family and friends!  Whether you’ve been dancing for years or never taken a class, all dancers are welcome!  (Two — 45 min. sessions)

Instructor:  Ms. Blaise   Class Limit:  min. 3, max. 8   Day:  M — F   Time:  11:15 – 12 noon and 1 – 1:45 pm  Fee:  $80   Online Program:  Zoom
 

A Cocinar!  Let’s Cook! Spanish Style ~ Grades 1 and 2 

Something smells really yummy in our kitchens! Our little chefs will be creating easy delicious foods guided by the instructions provided virtually.  This camp is the perfect combination of hands-on cooking  while learning Spanish.  Every day will be a different recipe, all with simple and healthy ingredients. A list of ingredients for the week will be sent to participants the week before camp begins.

Participation Days:  Grade 1 — M, W & F and Grade 2 — T, TH & F 

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny    Class Limit:  6    Time:  11 – 11:30 am     Fee: $30    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Take a “Bite” Out of Shark Week! ~ Grades Y5/Kdg — 2

Dive under the water and go on a shark adventure without being in a cage!  Learn about the different types of sharks found in our oceans and their importance in ocean health.  Sing some new songs, read some “great” books and even go on a shark hunt!  Come join...if you dare!
The instructor will email participants the week before camp with possible craft materials to have on-hand from home.

Instructor:  Ms. Buchanan    Class Limit:  8    Day:  M - F    Time:  11:30 – 12:15 pm    Fee:  $50   Online Program:  Zoom
 

Virtual Robotics B ~ Grades 3 – 6

Based on the LEGO EV3 robot, students will code their own virtual robots, to navigate through challenges using CoderZ, a platform by Amazon Future Engineer.  The virtual robot has two motors and a variety of sensors for students to learn and experiment with.  Focus will be on critical thinking as we dive into programming concepts using Blockly, a picture-based coding platform by Google.  Explore real-world applications of sensors, coding, robotics and so much more!  This is a two-hour class with a break for lunch in the middle! (Two hour class)

Participants will need:  computer or laptop

Instructor:  Mr. Bill    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  11 am — 12 noon & 12:30 to 1:30 pm    Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Young Naturalist Explorers ~ Grades 2 and 3

Make your own special nature journal and explore the natural world around us by going on a backyard scavenger hunt. Specimens will be collected and examined closely as we record our observations and make detailed scientific drawings. Observation skills, sentence structure, measurement and calculating scale will all be a part of this scientific discovery session.

Participants will need:  rubber bands, glue, ruler, pencil and colored pencils

Instructor:  Debi Bailey    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  1 – 1:45 pm    Fee:  $70 (includes $5 materials fee)    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Duct Tape for Days ~ Grades 3 – 6

Did you know there are 101 things that you can make with Duck (duct) tape?  We’ll gather the possibilities and you choose and create!  You may spend the week perfecting one creation or make loads of smaller ones.  Discover the possibilities... from bags, desk organizers, sleds, notebook covers, and much, much more! 

Participants will need:  5 or 6 rolls of duct tape in your choice of colors

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  2:00 – 3:00    Fee:  $75    Online Program:  Zoom

 

Week 3: June 22 – 26

 

WeDO 1.0 Robotics ~ Grades Kdg — 2


Students will focus on basic building concepts, critical thinking, and programming concepts using a visual software that does not require any reading. Join us as we explore simple real-world applications for sensors and coding.  Students will get their own Lego WeDo kit for the duration of the class, which includes parts to build and program loads of fun robots using a motor, a motion and tilt sensor. 
Participants will pick up their WeDO kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 19 and return on Monday, June 29

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff    Class Limit:  min. 4 — max.  6    Day:  M — F    Time:  9:30 – 10:30 am    Fee:  $105    Online Program:  Zoom
 

The Amazing Elephant Essay Experience ~ Grades 5 – 8

Elephants can fly!  Oh YES they can — and participants will learn how to construct an essay to convince the biggest skeptics.  Learn how to craft a STRONG thesis statement, three supportive paragraphs and a satisfying conclusion with this fun guided writing class.

Instructor:  Ms. Debi Bailey      Class Limit:  6      Day: M — F      Time:  9:30 to 10:30 am      Fee:  $75      Online Program:  Zoom
 

Wearable Art ~ Grades Y5/Kdg — 2

Making art that you can wear is a ton of fun!  We will gather the supplies you will need to create hats, masks, capes, bracelets, beads and even tie-dye t-shirts that are made using permanent markers.  Projects will be simple enough to manage at home and open-ended for young artists to create in their own way.  All you will need is a white t- shirt, a good work space and an adult in the vicinity if help is needed tying knots or poking holes.  Participants will pick up materials at Daycroft School on June 19

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins   Class Limit:  6   Day: M - F   Time:  11:00 – 12 noon   Fee:  $90 (includes $15 materials fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Campamento del Misterio / Spanish Mystery Class ~ Grades 3 and 4

Can you solve the mystery? This class will encourage students to practice vocabulary words and continue developing conversational skills.  During this camp participants will receive clues that will help solve the mystery.  The instructor will email participants the week before camp

Participation Days:  Grade 3 — M, W, & F  and Grade 4 — T, TH & F  

Instructor:  Ms. Jenny    Class Limit: 6    Time:  10:45 to 11:15 am    Fee:  $30    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Electronics ~ Grades 3 – 6

Students will focus on the fundamentals of electricity and individual electronic components. During this two hour class, participants will explore how the atomic structure of elements affect conductivity and how electronic components are commonly used all over the world. Students will apply what they learn throughout the class to build, and modify their own kid-friendly electrical circuits.  (Two hour class)
Participants will pick up their kit at Daycroft School on Friday, June 19 and return on Monday, June 29

Instructor:  Mr. Bill & Staff   Class Limit:  6    Day:  M – F    Time:  11 am — 12 noon and 12:30 to 1:30 pm    Fee:  $180    Online Program:  Zoom
 

Discovering Poetry ~ Grades 3 – 6

Poetry can be found in the most interesting and unexpected places, and participants will be on the lookout.  Create a book with the poetry we discover along with illustrations.  Time will be spent listening to and writing several forms of poetry:  including cinquain, diamanté, haiku, free verse and concrete poetry.  We will share in a mini-poetry slam on the final day!

Materials needed from home:  Ultra-fine Sharpies and colored pencils — Poetry book will be mailed to participants

Instructor:  Ms. Debi  Class Limit:  min. 4 - max. 6  Day:  M-F  Time:  1 – 2:00 pm  Fee:  $80  (includes $5 material fee)  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Chess Wizards ~ Grades Kdg — 5

Unleash your brain power and have fun too! Spend a part of your summer with Chess Wizards, where you will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more. Learning chess is made fun both for new and experienced players.  Chess is the perfect summer learning tool keeping kids' minds sharp while playing a game!

Instructor:  Chess Wizards    Class Limit:  min. 4, max. 6    Day:  M – F    Time:  2 – 3:30 pm    Fee:  $120  Online Program:  Zoom
 

Together @ 2 — Making Art ~ Grades Kdg — 6

Be artistic in this virtual art studio! Enjoy creating in the company of others with your own supplies.  Even though we will all be creating with different materials and in our own unique way, we’ll take notice and be inspired by each other and appreciate the buzz of everyone’s creativity. Ms. Higgins will be able to provide helpful hints and acknowledge students’ progress. 

Instructor:  Ms. Higgins    Class Limit:  12    Day:  M — F    Time:  2 – 3 pm    Fee:  $40    Online Program:  Zoom

 

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