Tip-Top Brain teaches your child to think creatively and divergently to come up with alternate solutions to a problem!
Winter STEAM Camp
10-week program – 25hrs
The Winter STEAM will take place every Saturday.
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.
Science and more!
Additionally, science and engineering will be implemented into this curriculum with emphasis on real-world problem-solving.
Small class size
The class will be capped at 12 students in order to maximize the delivery of educational material.
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.
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.
In the previous STEAM camp, students explored the concepts of gravity and air resistance through the creation of their very own whirl-y-gigs, parachutes, inclined planes, Rube Goldberg machines, and levers!
In our Winter STEAM camp, students will explore other natural forces such as buoyancy and density.
They will investigate:
Students will learn about how structure plays with buoyancy and then build their own boats to see how much weight they can bear. Get your little engineers started today!
Aligned with common core standards, we will focus on grade appropriate requirements.
For ELA, these standards include but are not limited to:
For math, some common core standards include:
Students will participate in read alouds to model thinking about literature and identify the author’s lesson, and focus on understanding place value using a place value chart.
1. Bringing STEAM to all
2. Science and Engineering
4. Real-world scenarios
5. Explore the STEM world!
6. Putting ART into STEM
Meet your teacher
What is your background?
I am a native New Yorker and extremely passionate about public education. I got my degree in childhood education with a concentration in psychology from the City College of New York in 2015. I am currently in the process of applying to Brooklyn college for my Master’s in Mathematics for childhood education.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is very child-centered and inquiry based. I love helping students find and expand upon their passions. Traditional methods of learning can be rote and boring. Teaching in a creative, hands-on, and child-friendly way is exciting for both student and teacher.
What is your experience?
I have worked with the Wilson method to help teach children how to decode and tap out words, typically for emergent readers (Fundations Program). I am also familiar with Fountas and Pinell leveled reading and running records. I have also worked extensively with Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing project from Teacher’s College, Columbia University. Additionally, I have worked closely with students in ICT classrooms, in which students have had IEPs ranging from cognitive disabilities to behavioral issues, and I enjoy adapting teaching techniques to suit the needs of a student.