Choose Your Adventure this Summer!
Arties SUMMER Programs 2021
We are pleased to offer a wide range of summer enrichment programs for our students entering kindergarten through 12th grade. Our MSD staff has created exciting learning exploration for your child. Deadline to register is Sunday, May 16th.
We have two sessions running weekly from Monday through Thursday.
Session 1 (June 7 - 17)
Session 2 (July 19 - 29)
Hours: 8:30am - 11:30am
Breakfast and lunch included.
Like creating with your hands? Does sewing interest you? This may be the course for you! Each day you'll be introduced to a sewing activity through a variety of media. We will read the instructions, measure our material, create and write a journal entry about what we learned. By the end of the program, you'll have created a short booklet and 5-8 sewing projects. Available to grades 2 - 5.
Do you LOVE science? Do you enjoy hands-on investigations and activities? Join this program to design and test experiments across all types of science. We'll get our hands dirty in a garden, observe chemical reactions with items from our kitchen and test our engineering skills through the building of marble run. Are you ready to release your inner scientist? Available to grades 3 - 4.
Who is the emperor penguin's favorite relative?...Aunt Arctica! hahaha! From sliding penguins to blubbering snow babies, join us for an Arctic Blast as we discover how these intriguing creatures survive in the freezing temperatures, what they eat and how they play. Students will be provided with engaging curricular and meaningful activities to help sharpen their math and language arts skills while learning about the continent of Antarctica and penguins. We'll also explore our social/emotional side through different arctic themed stretches, coping skills and learning about our emotions. It'll be a blast. Available to grades 3 - 4.
Are you a crewmate or impostor? Join us to play endless 'Among Us' themed games, practice multiplication, division facts and read about 10,000 IQ strategies. Learn to take a victory at every game while becoming a fluent math thinker and learning the best way to sabotage through some awesome nonfiction text. Don't be sus! Available to grades 3 - 4.
Fun with Mo Willems' Elephant and Piggie books. We'll go on adventures each day focusing our daily theme around two different Willems' books. We'll laugh and be a little silly while practicing early reading skills such as comprehension, sight words, writing and speaking. In addition, counting, number recognition, number patters and addition/subtraction to ten. We'll also use our Elephant and Piggie books to incorporate STEM activities. We'll imagine, create and play, then end with a learning celebration. Available to grades Kindergarten - 1.
Ever wanted to travel the world in two weeks? Come join your favorite school counseling mascot, Pineapple Pete, in an exploration through exotic lands like Italy, Russia, Peru, Canada and more while he learns about stories told, reading and math strategies and lives shared. During this two week excursion, Pineapple Pete will guide us in learning all about the daily lives of children living in other countries. You'll explore through reading how children in different countries celebrate traditions, how they make foods specific to their culture and the artwork they create. By the end of the two weeks, Pineapple Pete also will help us gain a better understanding of math and reading, as well as an appreciation for the world. You may even find a career or new land that you'd like to explore one day! Available to grade 1.
Do you have an idea that you'd like to share with your classmates, teachers, parents or the world? Have a hobby or activity that you love and want to share with people to get them interested, too? Do you want to learn skills in a fun and interesting way that will help you in the classroom and in your future career? Then Passion Project is the summer program for you. During this program, we will research and present on a topic that is important to you. You determine what you study, research and present. If you have a friend who shares your passion about a topic, you can work together during this program to research and present together. This course will help you prepare for presenting in school and in the real world but in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Available to grades 9 - 12.
Join high school French Teacher, Mme Liberge, for an eight-day trip to Tahiti, where she lived for two years and met her husband. Although we won't actually leave Martinsville (sorry!), we'll see many beautiful things, places, learn a lot and have fun along the way. The activities on the itinerary include: finding out how islands form and disappear, learning to say words like ha'ato'eto'era'a, dressing up in a pareu, reading and sharing Tahitian legends, sampling some traditional food and designing your own Polynesian tattoo. Available to grades 7 - 12.
More Power to You!
Inviting 8th, 9th and 10th grade students to join us for three days of empowerment. Through art projects, journaling and fun activities, we'll discuss social media, coping skills and explore how to be our amazing selves. Dates: Tuesday, June 8, Wednesday, June 9, and Thursday, June 10. Available to grades 8 - 10.
Do you want to create your own perfect OASIS world as a Ready Player One? Our world is built upon recognizing the struggles with good and evil in determining who we are, and a dystopian society in a futuristic, imagined universe through the exaggeration of someone's illusion of a perfect society. By imagining the world in new ways, you can anticipate what type of dystopian society you would want to live in by rebuilding what might be broken in your own society, then create a new, better one. By exploring various graphic novels, story passages, and movie slips, 'Imagining New Worlds', will follow the quest of a teenager in the cyberspace of the Ready Player One movie as he seeks to solve a puzzle that will define his world and how he fits into it. From there, students will discuss parallels between the different dystopian societies and our real world societies, which are sometimes full of fear in times of uncertainty. As a culminating project, students will use technology to create their own Avatar character and utopian/dystopian society to share with the class. Available to grades 9 - 12.
Gods, monsters, heroes...and Superman? The study of Greek Mythology has been a longtime favorite in the classroom. It gives insight into the human condition and provides a glimpse at what the Greeks valued and questioned during their reign. More importantly, it has inspired many works of art and literature. This is reflected perfectly in the stories of superheroes and villains. "Superheroes as Modern Mythology" will explore the myths and characters that have influenced comics and films. Students will be able to make connections between the old values of these origin stories and what we can learn from these comic archetypes today. After discussing multiple stories and films, students will be able to make connections and see parallels between the tales and the allegories presented in modern Marvel and DC narratives. As a culminating project, students will use technology such as Superherotar and Canva software to create their own original character or comic storyboard to share with the class. Available to grades 9 - 12.
Art makes math fun! Math lessons will incorporate hands-on art for learners to better grasp abstract math concepts. Painting, clay and yarn are only a few of the materials we'll use to explore and discover how interesting math can be. These art-created lessons are designed for student fun! Available to grades Kindergarten - 2.
Cosmic Kids Yoga uses popular children's stories and themes to teach comprehension, emotion regulations, mindfulness and relaxation for kids. It's an interactive way of teaching strategies to build confidence, strength, balance, emotions and regulation while incorporating reading comprehension, number sense skills and science. Students will move like various animals, act out popular children's stories and movies while learning to focus. This program is a specific back to school themed design to teach children how to ease anxiety, coping mechanisms and emotion regulation just in time for the start of a fresh, new school year. Available to grades Kindergarten - 1.
Cool off this summer by joining us for an Icy Adventure as we travel through Antarctica and explore the ice and snow with the most adorable animals. Students in this session will be provided with engaging curriculum and meaningful activities that will help them hone their math and language arts skills while they learn about the continent of Antarctica and penguins. We'll also explore our social emotional side through different arctic themed stretches, coping skills and learn more about our emotions. It'll be an icy blast to help cool off the heat of the summer. Available to grades 3 - 4.
Come join us for an adventure in nature! You may have hiked before, but have you ever been on a scavenger hunt for something fuzzy or smooth or colorful while hiking? Have you ever discovered real clay in the ground? Then did you dig it up, and mold it into your very own beautiful piece of pottery? What about using materials collected from nature to create art on sun sensitive paper? How about painting with mud? Sound like fun?! That’s not all we have planned for you! Did you know that there is a space tree on our downtown square? We’ll find it and measure how tall it is! You’ll build popsicle stick paddle boats and race them in the park pool! By the end, you’ll have a 3-D journal overflowing with mementos you’ve collected and/or made throughout the session to serve as a souvenir of your summer nature adventure! Available to grades 5 - 8.
The Human Heart: a 4-day immersive experience into heart function, disease, medical intervention, dissection, and diagnosis. Life science at its best! We will create models, differentiate tissue with microscopes, interpret common blood test data, perform Electrocardiograms, listen to and interpret heart sounds, learn how to take blood pressure, dissect a healthy heart and learn how to tie stitches, dissect an unhealthy heart and diagnose a disease. Whether you are new to human anatomy and want exposure or you've taken some science courses and want extra practice, this hands-on, lab-based course offers something for everyone. Dates; Monday, July 19 - Thursday, July 22. Available to grades 9 - 12.
The Incredible Human Machine - Join us on a 4-day journey into human biomechanics. We will analyze human movement, joint structure, muscular and cardiac capacity. Hands on learning experiences combine anatomy and physics to explain how muscles apply force to joints and move us through space. We will launch marshmallows from self-made simple machines, create a model human arm, learn about gait, determine maximum muscle capacity, and measure joint motion. Be sure to dress for activity during this must have experience for any student interested in physical therapy, athletic training, exercise science or orthopedic medicine. Dates: Monday, July 26 - Thursday, July 29. Available to grades 9 - 12.
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