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Winter STEAM Camp

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Schedule

10-week program – 25hrs

The Winter STEAM will take place every Saturday.

Dates and Times

Starts February 3rd, and ends April 7th

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.

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:

  • Why things sink and float
  • Their relation to different stages of matter
  • Why certain objects float while other objects sink
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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!

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 using a place value chart.

Meet your teacher

Tip-Top Brain STEAM camp tutor teacher
Ms. Jessica

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.

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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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