About
Virtual Summer Session

Rising Grades 4–5

Course Descriptions

List of 9 items.

  • Mathematizing

    Get ready to work with chocolate, vending machines and other real-world objects. In this course, students will engage in mathematical investigations individually and in small groups. This course is all about having fun with numbers in new ways and working through mathematical scenarios with friends as a way to grow our mathematical brain. You'll also strengthen your number sense by working through daily warm up number strings. Please note: a digital camera, smartphone or iPad will be required for this course.

    Taught by Coordinator of Academic Support & Enrichment Ms. Awal Beirne

    Available Weeks
    Week 1 – 7/6 – 7/10

    Fees
    $75 per Week; $10 Materials Fee
  • Virtual Zebrafish Genetics

    Working with the University of Pennsylvania, we will learn the basics of genetics, how it is used to study diseases in zebrafish and then applied to the study of human diseases. We will be learning about zebrafish and predicting heredity in zebrafish throughout the week and will get to hear from a scientific researcher at Penn about the study and care of these animals.

    Taught by Science Teacher Ms. Lewis

    This course is for Grades 4 - 6
    Available Weeks
    Week 1 – 7/6 – 7/10

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Gardening 101

    Are you interested in growing your own food and getting your hands dirty? Students will start the process of planting, tending and harvesting vegetables and herbs. You will learn about growing from garden scraps, propagating herbs, saving seeds and composting.

    Taught by Math Teacher Ms. Lee

    Available Weeks
    Week 2 – 7/13 – 7/17

    Fees
    $75 per Week
    $25 Material Fee
  • So you want to design an Amusement Park?!

    Explore the science of amusement park rides and learn all about amusement park design, from the rides to the costumed characters. In this class, we'll plan an amusement park from start to finish! We'll use drawings, cardboard and craft supplies, but the most important thing is our imagination!

    Taught by Science Teacher Ms. Lewis

    Available Weeks
    Week 2 – 7/13 – 7/17

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Digital Photography

    Get ready to explore and see the world through a camera lens! In this course, you will learn how to compose, frame, take and edit digital photographs. You will also hear about some famous photographers (Ansel Adams, Vivian Maier and David Hockney) and try your own versions of their styles of work. Please note: a digital camera, smartphone or iPad will be required for this course.

    Taught by LS Librarian Ms. Woodward

    Available Weeks
    Week 3 – 7/20 – 7/24

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Mandarin: Marco Polo and the Silk Road

    If you are ready to take your Mandarin to the next level, look no further. We will learn Mandarin through storytelling. By delving into our story about Marco Polo and the Silk Road, we will learn how to read and write stories in Mandarin. At the same time, we will be using Mandarin to acquire skills such as expressing ourselves and extending conversations. Each class will also include daily qigong practice through the eight silk movements known as Ba Duan Jin.

    Taught by Mandarin Teacher Mr. Armstrong

    Available Weeks
    Week 3 – 7/20 – 7/24

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Solve It! Problem Solving Using Design Thinking

    If you love the DREAM Lab or are an innovator, this session is for you. In this fun, interactive session, you’ll choose your own problem to work through using the process of design thinking. You will have the opportunity to use whatever materials and programs you have to help solve your problem. This can mean anything from cardboard and duct tape to coding and Tinkercad. You decide how far you want to take it. Join us to work through the next problem you want to solve.

    Taught by Math and Computer Science Teacher Mr. Potten

    Available Weeks
    Week 3 – 7/20 – 7/24

    Fees
    $75 per Week; Materials Fee $15
  • Around the World

    Fasten your seatbelt as we travel around the world using Google Earth! We'll learn and apply fundamental geography concepts, including latitude and longitude, use of GPS coordinates, climate and geographical features. In addition, we'll connect concepts to real world challenges around the globe.

    Taught by Social Studies Teacher Ms. Doherty

    Available Weeks
    Week 4 – 7/27 – 7/31

    Fees
    $75 per Week
  • Fairy Tale Forensics

    Did you ever wonder about fairytale characters? Did Cinderella's foot actually fit into that shoe? Is Snow White really the fairest of them all? We'll use forensic science to get to the bottom of these questions! Bring your love of mysteries, puzzles and fairytales.

    Taught by Science Teacher Ms. Lewis
    Available Weeks
    Week 4 – 7/27 – 7/31

    Fees
    $75 per Week

SCHEDULE

Monday – Friday

9:30 a.m. to Noon

Summer 2020

Week 1 – July 6 – 10
Week 2 – July 13 – 17
Week 3 – July 20 – 24
Week 4 – July 27 – 31