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Expanding Horizons

Morning Enrichment
Period 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.        Snack - 10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Period 2 - 10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Summer with Westerly has developed a curriculum that enriches and improves understanding of subject matter, yet engages like summer camp.  Each student has the opportunity to customize their mornings by choosing two different courses from a variety of subjects. The engaging curriculum keeps students busy throughout the morning, as each course offers insight to the subject, real world application and opportunities to create projects that students can be proud of.  From dissecting creepy crawlers to filming their first movie, the campus buzzes with excitement as students gain a true appreciation for learning.  

Our students are grouped as follows: 2nd & 3rd graders, and 4th & 5th graders

The curriculum is differentiated within the groups to meet the appropriate needs of the ages, and to offer new projects and activities for students that might have joined us in prior years.

JUST ADDED to Session 2: WESTERLY WILD WORLD OF SPORTS

Campers pick a class from Period 1 and a class from Period 2

Class Combos Grades 2-3

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Science

Robotics

Science

Film

Science

Robotics

Rhythm

Film

Robotics

Cooking

Film

Rhythm

Chess

Cooking

Rhythm

Chess

Cooking

Chess

 

 

Sports

 

 

 

Class Combos Grades 4-5

SESSION 1

SESSION 2

SESSION 3

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Period 1

Period 2

Robotics

Science

Film

Science

Robotics

Science

Film

Rhythm

Cooking

Robotics

Rhythm

Film

Cooking

Chess

Chess

Rhythm

Chess

Cooking

 

 

 

Sports

 

 

Course Descriptions

Did you know that over a million industry robots are in use around the world?  Let’s start students on the right path to understanding that amazing world of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).  Students explore the process of designing, building, and programing robots with the LEGO Mindstorms equipment.  Working both collaboratively and independently each student will have the opportunity to experience programing and coding of their robots. 

Students in 4-5th Grade concentrate on advanced programming challenges and racing situations while also introduced to other robotic programs & kits such as Wink, Finch, Wonder Robots and more.

A child’s imagination has endless possibilities. Why not provide them the tools and know how to have some fun with their imagination through video production? Students will have the opportunity to write direct, film and edit their own short films to be later presented and screened in the session ending celebration. Students will be introduced to the basics; using video equipment, working with sound and lighting, and using the Apple® drag and drop video editor, iMovie® to name a few. 

Opportunities for break-out projects and new programs will be available to students grades 4-5th and those with past class experience.

Does a squid have a skeleton?
What did an owl have for dinner? 
Can you really bounce an egg?
What makes a battery work?

Find out what everyday objects and foods really look like at the cellular level, learn how to prepare specimens, slides and how to use a microscope.  Students will dive into the scientific process.

Each day we will explore, create, and review our experiment findings.

Get those gloves and goggles ready......this might get messy!
 

It’s undeniable that summer weather, festivities, and fun definitely spur an appetite. This summer, we are getting creative in the kitchen. Tasty ingredients and summer activities will put our minds to work in creating an abundance of wonderful summer recipes with a health-conscious mind. Join our cooking class each session as we discuss kitchen safety, recipes, create our own meals, and photograph our food to make others’ mouths water.  Let’s explore the history, science, culture, and taste of summer foods. It’s time to get cooking!

Come jam with the band! 

Students will learn how to develop improvisational music skills beyond playing solos.  Focus will be placed on blues structures as well as free-form jams, exploring with many different instruments in our Westerly Music Studio.  This course also includes classroom time devoted to music theory, which is essential to being successful in an improvisational setting.  Experience with instruments is not essential.  

Chessman And Friends is a program dedicated to teaching children chess. We use entertaining techniques that children enjoy. The learning experience of chess can enhance skills that a child can then carry through life, for example: Problem solving, critical thinking, math and confidence. We use stories, dance and songs to encourage participation. These fun engaging, hands on lessons not only promote our philosophy, but gets the not so interested, very interested.

Join Westerly's PE Coach and Athletic Director for some fun under the sun. This course will immerse you in engaging skills to develop in different sports, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and football while including some exciting games, like Capture the Flag, Take it Home, and Scarf Tag that test your agility and keep you engaged in excitement. 

Don't hesitate...this sports camp style class is only available for Session 2. 

Wildcat

Afternoon Enrichment     1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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