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Spring STEAM Camp

Now Enrolling

Schedule

10-week program – 25hrs

The Winter STEAM will take place every Saturday.

Dates and Times

Starts March 9th, and ends May 11th

Saturdays

10:30am - 1:00pm

Arts & Crafts

Everything academic

This program would serve as a supplement to your child’s daily ELA (Reading & Writing) and Math curriculum with individualized attention to your child’s needs.

Arts & Crafts

Science and more!

Additionally, science and engineering will be implemented into this curriculum with emphasis on real-world problem-solving.

Small class sizes

Small class size

The class will be capped at 12 students in order to maximize the delivery of educational material.

Arts & Crafts

For Grades PreK – 2nd

Since students in PreK-2 are naturally curious about the world, we build on that curiosity through hands-on learning, all while continuing to enhance their reading, writing, & math skills.

Arts & Crafts

Crucial skill development

Students will also have the chance to strengthen their fine motor and socioemotional skills as well as build strong student-teacher and student-peer relationships.

And aWAVE we go into our Spring STEAM Camp!

Whale

Deep Below the Surface

Students will explore the different layers and the fascinating creatures that live beneath the ocean!

marine biologist

A Career in the Ocean

Students will also dive deep into the ocean to discover what it is like to be a marine biologist!

water pollution

Saving the Ocean

Finally, students will learn ways in which we are harming ocean life and discover ways to protect its existence!

Fun Facts

Do you know what type of fish live in the Abyss layer? The Twilight Layer? Did you know that the deepest point ever reached by man is 35,858 feet below the surface of the ocean? Wow is right! Did you know that there are 25 trillion pieces of plastic debris in the ocean?

Get your little ones started today!

Common core aligned Math & ELA

Aligned with common core standards, we will focus on grade appropriate requirements.

For ELA, these standards include but are not limited to:

  • Familiarization with concepts of print
  • Retelling key details in a text
  • Demonstrate understanding of the central message or lesson

For math, some common core standards include:

  • Counting by ones and tens to 100
  • Solving addition and subtraction word problems using objects or pictures
  • Naming shapes based on their attributes
  • Comparing and contrasting quantities

Students will participate in read alouds to model thinking about literature and identify the author’s lesson, and focus on understanding place value and their numeracy skills.

Meet your teacher

Ms. Arlyn

What is your background?

I am a native New Yorker who grew up in a Spanish-speaking family. Teaching and working with children has always been a passion of mine. I received my undergraduate degree in Communications and Science Disorders from Syracuse University in 2014 and a Masters in the Art of Teaching from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2016.

What is your teaching philosophy?

I believe that all children are unique and have something special to bring to their own education. My role as a teacher is to foster a positive environment for all students. That said, I believe in presenting a curriculum that will incorporate different learning styles, such as hands-on and cooperative learning, projects, themes, and individual work that engage and activate students learning.

What is your experience?

I am currently on my fifth year of teaching General Elementary Education. I have experience using different instructional curricula to build students phonemic awareness, decoding skills, and comprehension with fiction and non- fiction texts. For math, I adapt the Common Core Standards to build students understanding of numbers, algebraic thinking, measurement, and geometry. Lastly, I have experience working with students in an ICT setting, and strongly believe in catering to the students’ learning needs to ensure they put forth their best effort.

Dates, Times, & Prices

Crucial skill development

guided instruction

Guided instruction is small group instruction facilitated by the teacher for a short period of time meant to develop meaningful understanding of concepts.

Due to our small teacher to student ratio, your child’s entire camp experience will be learning through such instruction, ultimately maximizing enrichment.

play-based learning

Students in K-2 learn best through play, as it is in their nature to “play.” So why would you take this away? You don’t!

Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how a child can learn to make sense of the world around them. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.

So let your child have fun this winter with their peers, while they learn and gain meaningful skills!

socioemotional skill development

Social-emotional development includes the child’s experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others (Cohen and others 2005).

Unfortunately, there is not enough time in a given school day for teachers to tackle socioemotional skill learning, and is often left out. However, it is critical that children learn to understand their emotions and feelings at a young age, as well as learn how to express themselves to others. Such skills get carried into adolescence as well as adulthood. Our campers will work on their socioemotional skill building from the very first to the very last day of camp!

fine motor skills

Fine motor skill activities are a great help when it comes to developing your child’s writing. Activities that focus on motor skill development, improve the muscles in the fingers and hands, strengthen handgrip, and develop wrist movement. By doing all of those things, your child will be better prepared to hold a pencil for long periods of time, and learn to write with strong and controlled muscles. These fine motor skills activities include art projects, science projects, and even games! Your kids are sure to have a blast with our arts & crafts and science experiments this winter, and will be developing important skills without even knowing it!

Student-peer relationship

Classroom relationships can help children develop the social skills necessary for school adjustment and long-term academic success, as they provide much-needed social and emotional support. Students who have good student-peer relationships at school are more, rather than less, likely to achieve at high levels.

student-teacher relationship

Fostering students’ relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both a students’ academic and social development. Studies suggest they help kids adapt, learn, and achieve.

This winter, your child will learn how to make and keep meaningful relationships with teachers as well as peers, giving them the social confidence to move through the future school years that lay ahead. Our nurturing teachers are here to guide your child every step of the way!

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