UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 29th year for gifted and talented students in the tri-state area. Students demonstrating advanced abilities in academics, leadership, creativity, visual and performing arts are nominated to attend UD for Kids.

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BECAUSE OF THE EVENTS OF THE PAST WEEK THE ONLINE REGISTRATION DATE FOR CLASS SELECTION HAS BEEN CHANGED FROM SATURDAY, MARCH 28, TO SATURDAY, APRIL 25.

 

2020 Dates

  • Week 1:  June 15-19 (current 1st and 2nd graders, academic year 2019-2020)
  • Week 2:  June 22-26 (current 3rd and 4th graders, academic year 2019-2020)
  • Week 3:  July 6-10 (current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders, academic year 2019-2020)

Returnee Information

Last year's attendees will receive a returnee code via email by mid February. If you have not received your code by February 15, please contact Peggy Driscoll at UDKids@dbq.edu.
This code is needed for online registration in March.

Registration 

       Online registration for classes will occur on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

  • Grades 1-2 registration begins at 7:00 a.m.
  • Grades 3-4 registration begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Grades 5-7 registration begins at 9:00 a.m.

Classes and Descriptions

Listed below is a list of available classes and their descriptions. NOTE: Please monitor for updates as additional classes will be added as they are finalized until Monday, April 13. 

Questions

See our information tabs to help with questions, or e-mail Peggy Driscoll at 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!!!

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.

Exploring Ancient China
12:30:PM
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Learn all about Ancient China through videos, books and STEAM activities! We'll talk about the Great Wall, China's beautiful architecture, Chinese New Year, and much more. We will be making and taking Chinese "artifacts" throughout the week. 

Hocus Pocus, It's Magic!
12:30:PM
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Kids are experts at using their imaginations to create fantasy. What if they could actually perform the impossible and do things even their parents and friends can’t do? This class will offer a hands-on approach to learn entry level magic tricks. The class will be taught by the author of two books on the performance of magic. The instructor is also a nearly-forty year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. This class will be a magical time.

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!"

Let's Explore Art
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come to this art studio to explore a variety of art media. This will include drawing, painting, and so much more. You will design and create a unique piece of art. Learn to express yourself as you "explore art."

Paper Mache Animals
12:30:PM
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Create your own paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. You will observe and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings, and paper mache creatures from other cultures around the world. You will paint your animals with background colors, and finish them with painted patterns. You will communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wool, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico.  You will use a variety of materials to finish your creative animal.

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.

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 design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Seussical Jr., Broadway for Kids
12:30:PM
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Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?  Do you like to pretend?  Do you like to sing and dance?  Come learn how to put on a mini musical, Broadway for Kids Seussical Junior.  Families will be invited to attend a performance of Seussical Junior on the last day. You and your friends will be the stars!

 

 

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
Click to view Description

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!!!

Cookie Crazy
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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.

Exploring Ancient China
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn all about Ancient China through videos, books and STEAM activities! We'll talk about the Great Wall, China's beautiful architecture, Chinese New Year, and much more. We will be making and taking Chinese "artifacts" throughout the week. 

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!

Hocus Pocus, It's Magic!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Kids are experts at using their imaginations to create fantasy. What if they could actually perform the impossible and do things even their parents and friends can’t do? This class will offer a hands-on approach to learn entry level magic tricks. The class will be taught by the author of two books on the performance of magic. The instructor is also a nearly-forty year member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. This class will be a magical time.

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!"

Let's Explore Art
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come to this art studio to explore a variety of art media. This will include drawing, painting, and so much more. You will design and create a unique piece of art. Learn to express yourself as you "explore art."

Paper Mache Animals
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create your own paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. You will observe and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings, and paper mache creatures from other cultures around the world. You will paint your animals with background colors, and finish them with painted patterns. You will communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wool, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico.  You will use a variety of materials to finish your creative animal.

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

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 design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Seussical Jr., Broadway for Kids
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?  Do you like to pretend?  Do you like to sing and dance?  Come learn how to put on a mini musical, Broadway for Kids Seussical Junior.  Families will be invited to attend a performance of Seussical Junior on the last day. You and your friends will be the stars!

 

 

Wacky and Wild Investigations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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

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!

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
Click to view Description

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.

Exploring Ancient China
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn all about Ancient China through videos, books and STEAM activities! We'll talk about the Great Wall, China's beautiful architecture, Chinese New Year, and much more. We will be making and taking Chinese "artifacts" throughout the week. 

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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 engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!"

Let's Explore Art
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come to this art studio to explore a variety of art media. This will include drawing, painting, and so much more. You will design and create a unique piece of art. Learn to express yourself as you "explore art."

Now You See It, Now You Don't
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

This hands-on class emphasizes learning and performing magic. You will learn sleight of hand techniques that apply to close-up, parlor and the classics of magic. The focus will be on smaller and easier carried props. The class will be taught by an experienced area magician who is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians.

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow Olympians 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 rocket traveling in the air?  Can you build an object 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
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!

Seussical, Jr., Broadway for Kids
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?  Are you a performer who likes to sing, dance, and act?  Do you like creating colorful props?  Come learn how to put on a mini musical, Broadway for Kids Seussical Junior.  Families will be invited to attend a performance of Seussical Junior on the last day. You and your friends will be the stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treehouse Design
12:30: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.

Xtreme Math
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!

Exploring Ancient China
02:03:PM
Click to view Description

Learn all about Ancient China through videos, books and STEAM activities! We'll talk about the Great Wall, China's beautiful architecture, Chinese New Year, and much more. We will be making and taking Chinese "artifacts" throughout the week. 

Acting: On and Off Stage
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!

Cape Canaveral North
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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
Click to view Description

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.

Games of the World
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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
Click to view Description

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 engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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!"

Let's Explore Art
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come to this art studio to explore a variety of art media. This will include drawing, painting, and so much more. You will design and create a unique piece of art. Learn to express yourself as you "explore art."

Now You See It, Now You Don't
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

This hands-on class emphasizes learning and performing magic. You will learn sleight of hand techniques that apply to close-up, parlor and the classics of magic. The focus will be on smaller and easier carried props. The class will be taught by an experienced area magician who is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians.

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow Olympians 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 rocket travel in the air?  Can you build an object 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!

Seussical Jr., Broadway for Kids
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you like Green Eggs and Ham?  Are you a performer who likes to sing, dance, and act?  Do you like creating colorful props?  Come learn how to put on a mini musical, Broadway for Kids Seussical Junior.  Families will be invited to attend a performance of Seussical Junior on the last day. You and your friends will be the stars!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Xtreme Math
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

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
Click to view Description

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 JUNE 15-19 for Grades 5, 6, 7
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 15-19 for students in Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 2-Advanced Aviation, JUNE 22-26 for Grades 5, 6,7
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 22-26 for Grades 5, 6, 7.)

Aviation-Week 3-Masters of Aviation, JULY 6-10 for Grades 5,6,7
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 2020?  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.

Environmental Explorations, JULY 6-10 for Grades 5,6,7
12:30:PM
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Come along as we jump into the muck of Catfish Creek, head over the river and through the woods in the Mines of Spain, and journey into the lab amidst the teeny-tiny world of microplastics. Are you excited at the prospect of embarking on an adventure into the fascinating world of scientific research? The best way to learn science is to do science and one of the most important aspects of exploring science is by doing research. UD kids will interact with UD students doing summer research projects and will formulate research questions, gather data, analyze the data, and present the results to the rest of the group. With your imagination leading the way, who knows where your explorations might lead you?!?

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
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Come explore the exciting world of American Sign Language.  Students are invited to broaden their minds by learning to speak with their hands. This class offers an introduction into basic vocabulary and sentence structure. Students will play games, practice phrases, and learn how to speak without a voice.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up."

Hocus Pocus, It's Magic
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

This hands-on class emphasizes learning and performing magic. You will learn sleight of hand techniques that apply to close-up, parlor and the classics of magic. The focus will be on smaller and easier carried props. Students will learn magic with the goal of performing a group show at the end of the week. The class will be taught by an experienced area magician who is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Society of American Magicians.

Let's Explore Art
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Come to this art studio to explore a variety of art media. This will include drawing, painting, and so much more. You will design and create a unique piece of art. Learn to express yourself as you "explore art."

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
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow Olympians 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 rocket traveling in the air?  Can you build an object for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

What's the Verdict JULY 6-10 for Grades 5, 6, 7
12:30:PM
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In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal case. If you love public speaking and can think on your feet, or you like to act, then this course, taught by a lawyer, is for you.

Learn about direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. Then write your own. You will be given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process. You will try your case to a jury on the last day. So, what are you waiting for - Suit Up and Mock On!