UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 27th year for gifted and talented students in the tri-state area. Students demonstrating advanced abilities in the areas of academic, leadership, creativity, visual, and performing arts are NOMINATED TO ATTEND UD for Kids.

UD for Kids - No Date (4408x1844)


Registration will take place here online Saturday, April 7th. You will need the information sheet sent home from your school when your child was nominated. You will use the registration code to start registration.  

Summer of 2018 Dates:

Week 1: June 18-22 (current 1st and 2nd grade), Registration will begin on April 7th at 7:00 a.m.

Week 2: June 25-29 (current 3rd and 4th grade), Registration will begin on April 7th at 8:00 a.m.

Week 3: July 9-13 (current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade), Registration will begin on April 7th at 9:00 a.m.


Chad Biermeier
udkids@dbq.edu 



Here is the list of this year's UD for Kids Classes

Week 1: Current 1st-2nd Graders

3-2-1 Lift Off
12:30:PM
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Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On and Off Stage
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Can You Build It?
12:30:PM
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I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest?  Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Cookie Crazy
12:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
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Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy House Nature
12:30:PM
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Join us for a whimsical and magical week of designing, planning and building your very own fairy house. Explore the world through the eyes of a fairy and turn ordinary items from nature and man into creative and useful things for a species of a much smaller size. In this class, you will use your imagination to discover your inner magic and show how much you truly believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
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Have  you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as many more.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
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If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
12:30:PM
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Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.  Use everyday items and design an object or structure.  Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments.  Achieve the longest flight.  Create the fastest rolling object.  Design the strongest structure.  Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Magical, Musical Melodies
12:30:PM
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Come and make magic with some of your favorite Disney songs!  We’ll learn folk dance steps to Country Bear Hoedown, grab our flippers in The Little Mermaid, and sing with joy to “Hakuna Matata.”  And this is just the beginning!  Children will perform – songs, dances, speaking lines, and movement – from memory at the end of the week.

Paper Mache Animals
12:30:PM
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Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. Students will view a variety of sculptures and learn about form, balance, and armatures.  They will be using recyclables to build up their armature of a newly made animal, learning how to tape vertical and horizontal to hold things together while exploring their personal artistic idea.   Students will explore animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animal with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.

 Students will prepare a written description of their work with a brief verbal presentation to give the viewer and understanding.

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
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The Bistro restaurants in Paris are quite charming and so is this class. Remy, the rat chef from the movie, Ratatouille, will help us play games, sing songs, and learn about food while learning to speak French.  We will learn about the French culture and language. On Friday, we will eat a wonderful French meal in a formal setting of Ratatouille's Café while using the French words we have learned.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
12:30:PM
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This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Wacky and Wild Investigations
12:30:PM
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Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!

3-2-1 Lift Off
02:30:PM
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Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On and Off Stage
02:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Can You Build It?
02:30:PM
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I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest? Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Cookie Crazy
02:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
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Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

Fairy House Nature
02:30:PM
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Join us for a whimsical and magical week of designing, planning and building your very own fairy house. Explore the world through the eyes of a fairy and turn ordinary items from nature and man into creative and useful things for a species of a much smaller size. In this class, you will use your imagination to discover your inner magic and show how much you truly believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games of the World
02:30:PM
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We will discover the fun of ten games from six continents of the world. Some will challenge your mind, some will work your body, and all will be fun. We will learn about other cultures while playing new and interesting games.  On Friday, you will take home a bag full of games that you can play with your family for years to come. If you want to learn games that you can challenge your parents with, this is the class for you!

Hands Up!!
02:30:PM
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Have  you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as many more.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
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If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
02:30:PM
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Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.  Use everyday items and design an object or structure.  Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments.  Achieve the longest flight.  Create the fastest rolling object.  Design the strongest structure.  Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Magical, Musical Melodies
02:30:PM
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Come and make magic with some of your favorite Disney songs!  We’ll learn folk dance steps to Country Bear Hoedown, grab our flippers in The Little Mermaid, and sing with joy to “Hakuna Matata.”  And this is just the beginning!  Children will perform – songs, dances, speaking lines, and movement – from memory at the end of the week.

Paper Mache Animals
02:30:PM
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Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. Students will view a variety of sculptures and learn about form, balance, and armatures.  They will be using recyclables to build up their armature of a newly made animal, learning how to tape vertical and horizontal to hold things together while exploring their personal artistic idea.   Students will explore animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animal with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.

 Students will prepare a written description of their work with a brief verbal presentation to give the viewer and understanding.

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
02:30:PM
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This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Wacky and Wild Investigations
02:30:PM
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Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!


Week 2: Current 3rd-4th Graders

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
12:30:PM
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Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

At the Hop
12:30:PM
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Join us for an up-beat collection of songs and dances from the 50s – 80s!  You’ll do the twist, jive, and chug like a railroad train, plus do a line dance ‘til the cows come home.  Be ready for lots of fun as we sing and dance to these timeless oldies!  Children will perform – songs, dances, speaking lines, and movement – from memory at the end of the week.

Be The Hero of Your Own Story
12:30:PM
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Enjoy an interactive, global mystery tour! On day one, you will sculpt your ideal pet or heroic "sidekick" out of clay and write a brief story  about your life as a globe-trotting superhero. What are your magical or super powers? What country will you be located in? Just when you think you know all the answers and are on top of the world...POOF! A problem happens. Your side kick (sculpture) goes missing! You will spend the rest of the week receiving clues from all around the world that help you find and rescue your precious pal. Each day will be a detective game where we will travel UD's campus, experiencing global twists, turns, and surprises as one clue leads to the next on a scavenger hunt of global focus as you battle to reunite with your pet! At the end of class each day, you will write a brief letter to your sidekick, telling him or her about your day's detective adventures and asking your friend to be strong until you find him or her. Will you be able to rescue your sidekick by week's end? If you are successful, our final class day will be a "Welcome Home Party," for your pets, with music, food, speeches, and awards for bravery. ...let's see if you are up to the challenge of being the Hero of Your Own Story! 

 

Cape Canaveral North
12:30:PM
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Rocket scientists are now needed to design and fly high performance rockets! Take a look at the aerodynamics of what makes rockets fly. We will build high performance rockets as we explore the stratosphere. Sign up today!

Cupcake Bake-off
12:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy House Nature
12:30:PM
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Join us for a whimsical and magical week of designing, planning and building your very own fairy house. Explore the world through the eyes of a fairy and turn ordinary items from nature and man into creative and useful things for a species of a much smaller size. In this class, you will use your imagination to discover your inner magic and show how much you truly believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
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Have  you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as many more.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

Household Science Experiments
12:30:PM
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Have you ever wondered how to make a coin talk; how to create a marshmallow catapult; or what makes molecules shrink? Come explore these answers, and find out more about surface tension, osmosis, gravity, simple machines, and jet propulsion in our Household Sciences Class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
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If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
12:30:PM
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Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.  Use everyday items and design an object or structure.  Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments.  Achieve the longest flight.  Create the fastest rolling object.  Design the strongest structure.  Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Painta-palooza
12:30:PM
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We are taking painting to the next level. You will be thrilled and amazed at all the fun ways we can use paint. UD Shirts provided, additional paint shirts  optional this could get messy! Come join us for a fun and wacky week o'paint.

 

 

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
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The Bistro restaurants in Paris are quite charming and so is this class. Remy, the rat chef from the movie, Ratatouille, will help us play games, sing songs, and learn about food while learning to speak French.  We will learn about the French culture and language. On Friday, we will eat a wonderful French meal in a formal setting of Ratatouille's Café while using the French words we have learned.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
12:30:PM
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This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids. You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds. Sign up for this challenging course today!

Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week in learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treehouse Design
12:30:PM
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Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and paper mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your model and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created.  We find that scale model building is an ideal way for young people to explore the structure, form and function of spaces simultaneously.                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics student’s show in the Bisignano Art Gallery. 

Xtreme Math
12:30:PM
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X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
02:30:PM
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Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

At the Hop
02:30:PM
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Join us for an up-beat collection of songs and dances from the 50s – 80s!  You’ll do the twist, jive, and chug like a railroad train, plus do a line dance ‘til the cows come home.  Be ready for lots of fun as we sing and dance to these timeless oldies!  Children will perform – songs, dances, speaking lines, and movement – from memory at the end of the week.

Be The Hero of Your Own Story
02:30:PM
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Enjoy an interactive, global mystery tour! On day one, you will sculpt your ideal pet or heroic "sidekick" out of clay and write a brief story  about your life as a globe-trotting superhero. What are your magical or super powers? What country will you be located in? Just when you think you know all the answers and are on top of the world...POOF! A problem happens. Your side kick (sculpture) goes missing! You will spend the rest of the week receiving clues from all around the world that help you find and rescue your precious pal. Each day will be a detective game where we will travel UD's campus, experiencing global twists, turns, and surprises as one clue leads to the next on a scavenger hunt of global focus as you battle to reunite with your pet! At the end of class each day, you will write a brief letter to your sidekick, telling him or her about your day's detective adventures and asking your friend to be strong until you find him or her. Will you be able to rescue your sidekick by week's end? If you are successful, our final class day will be a "Welcome Home Party," for your pets, with music, food, speeches, and awards for bravery. ...let's see if you are up to the challenge of being the Hero of Your Own Story! 

 

Cape Canaveral North
02:30:PM
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Rocket scientists are now needed to design and fly high performance rockets! Take a look at the aerodynamics of what makes rockets fly. We will build high performance rockets as we explore the stratosphere. Sign up today!

Cupcake Bake-off
02:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Fairy House Nature
02:30:PM
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Join us for a whimsical and magical week of designing, planning and building your very own fairy house. Explore the world through the eyes of a fairy and turn ordinary items from nature and man into creative and useful things for a species of a much smaller size. In this class, you will use your imagination to discover your inner magic and show how much you truly believe!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games of the World
02:30:PM
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We will discover the fun of ten games from five continents of the world. Some will challenge your mind, some will work your body, and all will be fun! We will learn about other cultures while playing new and interesting games. On Friday, you will take home a bag full of games that you can play with your family for years to come. If you want to learn games that you can challenge your parents and friends with, this is the class for you!

Hands Up!!
02:30:PM
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Have  you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as many more.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

Household Science Experiments
02:30:PM
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Have you ever wondered how to make a coin talk; how to create a marshmallow catapult; or what makes molecules shrink? Come explore these answers, and find out more about surface tension, osmosis, gravity, simple machines, and jet propulsion in our Household Sciences Class!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
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If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Junior Engineering
02:30:PM
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Ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve. Use everyday items and design an object or structure. Work individually and then in teams throughout the experiments. Achieve the longest flight. Create the fastest rolling object. Design the strongest structure. Use your creativity, imagination, and test solutions. Whatever will float your boat!

Painta-palooza
02:30:PM
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We are taking painting to the next level. You will be thrilled and amazed at all the fun ways we can use paint. UD Shirts provided, additional paint shirts  optional this could get messy! Come join us for a fun and wacky week o'paint.

 

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids. You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds. Sign up for this challenging course today!

Team Building
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week in learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treehouse Design
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and paper mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your model and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created.  We find that scale model building is an ideal way for young people to explore the structure, form and function of spaces simultaneously.                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics student’s show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xtreme Math
02:30:PM
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X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!


Week 3: Current 5th-6th-7th Graders

1 course for the week

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Aviation Week 1-Beginning Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 18-22
12:30:PM
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Experience "The World of Flight." Gain an insight into the thrill of flying as you learn about the depth of knowledge it takes to fly! Learn the skills of flying by flying in the UD flight simulator. An optional 30-minute orientation flight can be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:30-4:00 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days the week of June 18-22 for students in Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 2-Advanced Grades 5-6-7 June 25-29
12:30:PM
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(Students must have attended Beginning Aviation in order to sign up for this course.)

For those students who want to continue their aviation experience, sign up for Advanced Aviation. This course will include a review of the initial basic course, an introduction to the next level of pilot skills and knowledge, and an introduction to aeronautical information, procedures and simulated maneuvers. It will cover ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, classroom training, and the use of the UD Flight Simulator for "hands-on" practice. Another flight will be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:30-4:00 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days June 25-29 for Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation-Week 3-Masters of Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 July 9-13
12:30:PM
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If you have completed Beginning Aviation and Advanced Aviation, but wish to continue your aviation experience to the next level, then sign up for the Master of Aviation course. 

 

 

Dream Weaver
12:30:PM
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Spend the week learning and creating all types of weaving: loom, arm, macrame and basket weaving.  Materials will include yarn, cords reeds, beads, feathers, other natural materials and even rocks and pop bottles.  Each student will be able to work at their own pace.  Creativity and originality is the key to this class.

 

 

Engineering Design Squad
12:30:PM
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Have a desire to experience the future of engineering in the summer of 2016?  Join the Design Squad of UD for Kids!  Come join us for one challenge after another in what President Kennedy called the greatest adventure of mankind.  Design crash structures to protect future astronauts on their journey to Mars.  Do you have the right stuff to land a Mars Lander safely on the surface of Mars?  Can you construct a multi-staged rocket model to make the journey to the Moon?  These are among the challenges you will face in real world engineering applications.  UD for Kids Design Squad awaits your decision.  Join us for some of the most challenging team-driven engineering experiences.

Metal Mask and Plaster Sculpture
12:30:PM
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You will have a fun week working with unique materials while creating two different kinds of sculpture.  You will explore the Inca, a lost civilization from Peru.  Look at hand-crafted Inca objects made of metal, taking a close look at the gold and silver masks unearthed from the Inca tombs.  Next you will draft a design for a mask of your own, combining what you know about the Inca people and their style of art and throw in a bit of imagination as well!  Your ideas will be embossed into a sheet of metal foil, and then antiqued to make them look like they were tarnished or older.  Miro paintings will inspire the next 3-D wire and plaster sculpture.  You will bend wire into Miro-like forms, wrap them with newspaper, glue strips and plaster.  Finally painting the figures in Miro’s style.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics art show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception of UD for Kids' art work in Heritage Center.

Pasta Perfection
12:30:PM
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Divide into teams to see how incredible it is! Your team will experiment in a professional kitchen to create a signature dish. Put a spin on something old or create an entirely new dish. Try different flavors, textures, and preparation techniques to come up with your best one. Take this creation and go head-to-head in a competition to see who is the best chef!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Solar Cars
12:30:PM
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Investigate how mechanical objects and solar electricity work together to run racecars. Design and construct a solar powered car using mostly household items. Be ready to race your car at the end of the week.

Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week in learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

Visual Poetry: Creating your own photographic montage
12:30:PM
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This course is a call for submissions for emerging young writers! Poetry can look great on the printed page, but poetry as visual art or poster art is even better! We will spend the first two days of class doing different photographic challenges and writing exercises. You will need to bring a camera or cell phone to class with which to take photos. We will also study (and write) different forms of poetry including prose poems, sonnets, persona poems, and ghazals. By midweek, each student will focus on one particular photograph that he or she has taken and we will print that photo to an 8x10 size. We will then spend the rest of the week "tattooing" an original poem atop the photo by any number of means including stenciling, free-form drawing, and oil painting. Students will finish class with a framed piece of original, visual-poetry art, which we will display as an outdoor "gallery walk" for friends, family, and community members on our last class day. As a true representation of YOU, your artwork will be picture perfect. 

 

What's the Verdict? will run Week 2-June 25-29
12:30:PM
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This is for 5th-7th grade students, but will run during week 2 due to the instructors schedule.  

In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem. If you love public speaking and can think on your feet, then this course is for you.

Learn about direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. You will be given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process and current legal issues.  It's a wonderful experience that you won't forget.  So, what are you waiting for - join mock trial!