Summer Enrichment Workshops 2016

Looking for summer learning opportunities for your child?


What makes these summer enhancement workshop experiences different than most? 

  • Each workshop will have a maximum class size of 6 students.

  • Smaller class sizes also afford the instructor an opportunity to surround students with personal attention and encouragement.


Workshop Descriptions

Games for Writing

In every classroom there are students who find it hard to get started in the writing process.  This workshop is designed to engage reluctant writers in a unique way by developing written expression skills through a variety of playful and creative writing experiences.

Games for Writing I

  • Students:  Entering 1st and 2nd grade

  • Dates:  July 18-22

  • Time:  10:00-11:30 a.m.

Games for Writing II

  • Students:  Entering 3rd and 4th grade

  • Dates:  July 18-22

  • Time:  1:00-2:30 p.m.

Young Poets

An appreciation for the beauty of language will be emphasized as young poets learn how to apply tools and techniques of the trade to create a variety of poetic forms.  Each poem will be accompanied by a unique artistic interpretation using watercolor, pastels, and pencils.

Young Poets I

  • Students: Entering 3rd and 4th grade

  • Dates:  July 11-15  

  • Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.

Young Poets II

  • Students:  Entering 5th and 6th grade

  • Dates:  July 11-15

  • Time:  12:30-2:00 p.m.

Executive Function Skills for Success

Developing Executive Function is helpful for academic, work, and daily task success. This workshop will focus on problem solving, goal setting and planning, study skills, organization and time management, and impulse/emotion regulation. Students will participate in group discussion, activities, and guided meditation.

  • Students:  Entering 6th, 7th, 8th grade

  • Dates:  August 1-5

  • Time 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Powerful Writing

Students will learn strategies and techniques for improving their writing skills through guided practice and mini lessons emphasizing a variety of language arts skills.  Instruction will focus on organization, ideas and content, word choice and voice, and conventions.

  • Students:  Entering 3rd, 4th, 5th grade

  • Date:  August 1-5

  • Time:  12:30-2:00 p.m.

Handwriting Without Tears - Print

Reading and handwriting share the same symbols (letters of the alphabet), however, they require very different skills. Students who need a refresher or a boost in learning handwriting skills will benefit from deliberate, multi-sensory instruction and activities to develop automaticity and good habits.

  • Students:  Entering 1st and 2nd grade

  • Dates: August 8-12

  • Time:  9:30-11:00 a.m.  

Handwriting Without Tears - Cursive

Good handwriting is one of the foundational skills of language development. Students who have not been taught cursive handwriting or who have not developed automaticity with this skill will benefit from formal instruction.  Students will participate in a variety of multi sensory activities to aid them. 

  • Students:  Entering 3rd and 4th grade

  • Dates: August 8-12

  • Time:  12:30-2:00 p.m.                       

For the Love of Words

To gain an understanding of the English language students will take a trip back in time to discover how historical events and the people who lived them shaped the many layers of English.  Students will gain knowledge of affixes, new vocabulary and spelling strategies while studying the origin of words.

  • Entering 5th, 6th, 7th grade

  • Date:  August 1-5

  • Time: 12:30-2:00 p.m.