Green Leaf Summer School

Summer School Classes


First Grade
Name Grade Description
(Grade K-1) Green Leaf Grasshoppers Grade 1

The Grasshoppers class provides a rich academic curriculum of all core subjects: reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and the arts. Children will jump for joy as they experience a summer full of entry level first grade skills taught in an engaging manner. This class is designed for students entering the first grade and who will benefit from receiving instruction with the same teacher all four (4) periods. Students entering grade K may take this class with the approval of the Director. 

Arts
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-5) Creating Art with a Purpose Grades 1-5

Artists in this class will explore ways to make something new out of something old.  We will use found objects, art materials, and items you might have thrown away to create unique and artistic products.  Our purpose of recycling or upcycling is both earth-friendly and creative.  You will be amazed at the results!

(Grades 4-8) The Art of Surrealism Grades 4-8

Artists using the surrealistic style offer viewers a unique perspective on our world.  Artists including Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Frida Kahlo, and Joan Miro painted their impression of the world and its events.  In addition, they used art as a way to share and interpret their own dreams, feelings, and imaginative ideas—often incorporating symbolism and imagery that seems fantastic!  Surrealism shook up the art world and the way we see ordinary things by sparking a new creativity that is reflected in current art and movies. Artists in this class will work with a variety of media, subject matter, and artistic processes using the wild ride called Surrealism.





Computer
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-4) Computers: Computers and Keyboards Grades 1-4

Computers and Keyboards is a remarkable class that familiarizes students with the computer keyboard while introducing different key computer concepts each week. We will make slide shows, learn word processing fundamentals necessary to create documents, and create amazing illustrations using the mouse and keyboard. Students will learn the home row of the keyboard through daily practice and begin the process of becoming novice typers.

(Grades 3-5) Computers: An Intro to SCRATCH Programming Language: Create Animations & Games Grades 3-5

Students will learn the fundamentals of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Learn to Code programming language called SCRATCH. Students will create their own characters and scenes using the real computer code embedded within the SCRATCH programming language. Students are expected to have some previous computer use and will enjoy the daily keyboarding warm-ups before we SCRATCH!

(Grades 4-8) Computers: Intermediate/Advanced Game Development with SCRATCH Grades 4-8

Students will learn the computer program SCRATCH and create real games that use concepts such as high scores, lives, and scene creation. After working on several tutorials with the teacher, students will have the opportunity to create and share their games. This class will culminate with students demonstrating some basic fundamentals of non-graphical programming using a more traditional text editor. These skills will lead to a foundation for Python and Visual Basic, which are used by software engineers. Students will also benefit from keyboarding practice and learning keyboard shortcuts that will strengthen their general computer skills.

Math
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-2) Math: Building Confidence Grades 1-2

Math 1 and Math 2:

Math instruction is provided through "hands-on" and discovery methods. This course is designed to demonstrate that math can be fun when you explore concepts with visuals and manipulative objects. Students will participate in math activities related to patterns, fractions, addition, subtraction, geometry and graphing. This 1/2 combination course is appropriate for students entering 1st grade and 2nd grade  Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class. 

(Grades 1-2) Math: Building Confidence Sect 2 Grades 1-2

Math 1 and Math 2:

Math instruction is provided through "hands-on" and discovery methods. This course is designed to demonstrate that math can be fun when you explore concepts with visuals and manipulative objects. Students will participate in math activities related to patterns, fractions, addition, subtraction, geometry and graphing. This 1/2 combination course is appropriate for students entering 1st grade and 2nd grade  Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class. 

(Grades 3) Math Grades 3-4

Math 3:

This class offers third graders a great way to build a strong foundation for algebraic thinking and to develop standards for good mathematical practice. We will use manipulatives, pictorial representations, and games to solve problems. We will use fun and concrete ways to work with numbers while using critical thinking skills. This course is appropriate for students entering 3rd grade, and for students entering 4th grade who would like to review third grade math skills. Homework may be assigned on an as needed basis.

(Grades 3-5) Math Works: Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessment Grades 3-5

The thinking skills embedded in Language Arts and Math Common Core State Standards require students to sharpen their reasoning abilities. Perfecting the ability to apply the skills students already possess in reading and math problem solving will be critical in order to experience more success on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. In Math Works, students will participate in fun activities where they will exercise their brain power while sharpening and stretching their critical thinking and reasoning skills.  In this class, students will engage in a variety of problem-solving activities utilizing Common Core critical thinking skills including looking for patterns and "guess-and-check strategies." Students will strengthen their problem-solving capabilities as they play games, solve puzzles, answer riddles, and read math stories in their quest to find out how Math Works. Students will gain confidence in their approach to problem-solving and experience just how fun math can be!

(Grades 4) Math Grades 4-5

Math 4:
Common Core Standards have set new heights for student learning! The standards now require that students are able to solve math problems in a variety of ways, using illustrations, writing math equations, and verbal explanations. Not only will students need to develop better conceptual understanding of math, but they must also be able to apply these skills to real life situations. This class focuses on problem solving skills and will assist students in the application of the academic language needed to thoroughly explain their thinking. Students will learn the tools they need to be more successful on the annual standardized Smarter Balanced Test Consortium (SBAC) assessment and will be more confident in explaining their solutions! Topics will include decimals, fractions, rounding, geometry, multiplication, and division. This class is appropriate for students entering 4th grade and for those needing a review before moving on to 5th grade. Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class. 
(Grades 5) Math Grades 5-6

Math 5:

This class will explore key mathematical concepts that form the basis of a solid mathematical foundation. Some concepts that will be included are fractions, decimals, percentage, rounding, geometric shapes, perimeter, circumference and more. This course is appropriate for students entering the 5th grade and is also appropriate for 6th grade students needing a review of 5th grade math skills before moving on to grade 6. Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class.

(Grades 6-7) Math: Pre-Algebra Grades 6-7

Would you like to get a head start in this vital and exciting subject? Are you interested in strengthening the skills you already have in this area of math? The main purpose of this class is to develop key concepts that will eventually lead to success in algebra. Concepts covered include evaluating and simplifying numerical and variable expressions, integer exploration, algebraic properties, and algebraic equations utilizing whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. We will solve linear equations involving both positive/negative integers and graphing. Join in, and discover how exciting and interesting algebraic topics can be. This multilevel course is appropriate for students in the 6th and 7th grade. Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class.  

(Grades 6-8) Math: Young Entrepreneurs/Leadership Grades 6-8

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? We have all had our own lemonade stands! In this course, students will participate in creating a Green Leaf mock business, where they will learn to set up a business model, hire employees, and use the application of math to help make key financial decisions needed in the real world. Upon completion of this course, students will have the basic skills needed to take their lemonade stand or any other business venture to the next level!

(Grades 6-8) Middle School Math Grades 6-8

This class will focus on addressing the 6th,7th, and 8th grade math standards. This class will focus on ratios & proportional relationships, expressions and equations, statistics & probability, and graphing. This multilevel class is open to students in grades 6,7, and 8. Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class.

(Grades 7-8) Math: Algebra Grades 7-8

This class is designed to provide students with a deeper understanding of conceptual information needed to solve most algebraic problems.  Our objective will be to give all students in the class the opportunity to find success in this interesting, challenging field. We will begin by laying a strong foundation of basic principles and rules.  From there, we will progress through linear equations, systems of linear equations, and equations utilizing exponents and polynomials.  We will conclude with quadratic equations. This multilevel course is appropriate for students in the 7th and 8th grade. Some homework is assigned as a requirement of this class. 

Other Fun Electives
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-3) Cooking Up Healthy! Grades 1-3 Join us for a fun and exciting adventure into the world of cooking and learning about healthy eating. Students in this class will make a variety of healthy snacks. We will be introduced to the vocabulary of cooking while using safe kitchen strategies. Students will have the opportunity to practice math skills while measuring and learning more about fractional parts. We will improve reading comprehension skills during recipe decoding. Note: This class is not appropriate for students with dietary restrictions, as we will eat what we cook.
(Grades 1-8) Spanish 1: Beginning Grades 1-8

Spanish: Beginning Level Grades 1-8

Learn how to speak in Spanish the easy way!  This class uses interactive oral activities, songs, and games to introduce you to the sounds, usage, and vocabulary of the language. Participants will use technology and small group instruction to maximize learning and retention as we develop a vocabulary and functional phrases.  No previous experience is required - other than a desire to learn Spanish!

 



(Grades 1-8) Swimming Instruction: Flying Fish (Intermediate/advanced) Grades 1-8

If you’re a water lover, this class is for you. Skills Taught: Students will be taught 3 strokes: (1) butterfly, (2) backstroke, (3) breaststroke. They will also learn how to swim using flip turns or two hand touch.
This Class will be taught by Lucy Weston, Lifeguard who has the distinction of being a Competitive Synchronized Swimmer. She competed for club and National teams, and currently Coaches for Splash Synchronized Swimming Club Team.

Requirements for enrolling: Able to float and make forward progress using a freestyle stroke. Also comfortable in six feet deep water.

(Grades 1-8) Swimming Instruction: Guppies (Beginning/Intermediate) Grades 1-8

Let’s learn to swim this summer. Students will be taught the following skills:
Floating on back and stomach. They will be taught how to swim forward using freestyle and backstroke. 
This Class will be taught by Lucy Weston, Lifeguard who has the distinction of being a Competitive Synchronized Swimmer. She competed for club and National teams, and currently Coaches for Splash Synchronized Swimming Club Team.

Requirements for enrolling:  Comfortable submerging completely underwater either in shallow water or on the steps of the pool.

(Grades 4-8) Chess: A Game of Strategy Grades 4-8

If you enjoy games of strategy and intellectual challenge, or if you just want to learn chess or improve your game, this class is for you! Kings, Queens, and Knights! Black, White! Strategy and logic! Playing chess develops mind power that helps you predict your opponent's moves. Beginners and experienced players are welcome to compete in our annual chess tournament.  Students with parental permission may bring their own chess board to class; however, the student is solely responsible for the board. By enrolling a child in this class, the parent gives consent for photographs to be taken of students during class to share with class participants and to use to promote the Green Leaf program. Extra $15 in Lab/Material Fees.

(Grades 4-8) Cooking Up Healthy! Grades 4-8

Join us for a fun and exciting adventure into the world of cooking. Students in this course will get to enjoy hand-on cooking experiences. We will learn the basics of cooking while learning kitchen safety. Students will cook up favorite foods and try out some new and exciting ones. We will have a blast making a variety of dishes and tasty treats. Students will have the opportunity to practice language arts and math skills as we review-measure-comprehend-sequence--and we will create our own recipes. This class may not be appropriate for students with dietary restrictions. 

(Grades 4-8) Spanish 2: Intermediate Grades 4-8

Spanish 2: Intermediate Grades 4-8

If you already have some knowledge of the Spanish language, then this is your opportunity to improve your reading and speaking skills .  Activities will focus on conversation, asking questions and responding, analyzing pictures, reading a menu, readers’ theatre, and writing short passages.  Participants will use technology and small group instruction to maximize learning and retention. 


(Grades 5-8) Speech and Oral Presentation Grades 5-8

Have you ever been speechless when called upon in class? When the teacher asks you to stand up and address the class, do you break into a cold sweat? This class will teach you to keep your cool! You will learn strategies for gathering, organizing, and remembering your ideas in order to respond to a spur-of-the-minute question or to make a presentation to your peers.  This class will prepare you to make a formal speech or effective oral report. 

Performing Arts & Dance
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-8) Contemporary Dance Grades 1-8
Calling all boys and girls! If you love to dance to the beat of contemporary music, then this is the class for you.  Contemporary (or modern) dance is a style that lets dancers express their feelings and emotions in a fluid and artistic way.  You have seen contemporary dance on many TV shows
and in the movies—even the sword fights in Pirates of the Caribbean and the trident battles in Aquaman incorporate the flowing movements of this dance style. This class will combine elements of several dance genres including jazz, lyrical, interpretive and hip hop. As a culminating activity, dancers will perform at the Green Leaf Exposition of Excellence during Week 5.  Selected music and lyrics will be age appropriate.
(Grades 1-8) Hip Hop/Dance Grades 1-8

This class focuses on the rhythm and style of hip hop dancing which has become such a vibrant part of our current culture.  Dancers will learn more about moving to the music, dance steps and routines, choreography, and performing together as a team. As a culminating activity, dancers will perform at the Green Leaf Exposition of Excellence during Week 5.  Selected music and lyrics will be age appropriate.

Reading
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-2) Book Worms Grades 1-2

Young readers will receive instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, oral fluency, and comprehension strategies. They will participate in interactive discussion groups using texts from world-class children's literature.  The focus of this class will be on the application of effective reading strategies as part of comprehension instruction, as well as enrichment, enjoyment, and appreciation for high quality literature. Students will participate in a variety of creative projects to enhance their comprehension skills and deepen the understanding of that week's text.  Students will leave this class armed with more effective reading strategies. This class is appropriate for students entering grade 1 or students needing a review before moving onto grade 2. Homework may be assigned on an as needed basis.

Students will be reading the following book:  Henry and Mudge Take the Big Test (Rylant)

Days with Frog and Toad (Lobel)

Ruby Bridges Goes to School (Bridges)

(Grades 2-3) Book Worms Grades 2-3

Young readers will receive instruction in phonics, phonemic awareness, oral fluency, and comprehension strategies. They will participate in interactive discussion groups using texts from world-class children's literature.  The focus of this class will be on the application of effective reading strategies as part of comprehension instruction, as well as enrichment, enjoyment, and appreciation for high quality literature. Students will participate in a variety of creative projects to enhance their comprehension skills and deepen the understanding of that week's text.  Students will leave this class armed with more effective reading strategies. This class is appropriate for students entering grade 2 or students needing a review before moving onto grade 3. Homework may be assigned on an as needed basis.

Students will be reading the following: Flat Stanley (Brown)

Fables 

(Grades 3-5) Book Club Grades 3-5

Students will dive into favorite classics of children's literature.  This course will offer students the opportunity to expand their comprehension skills through practicing common core reading strategies that focus on a text's key ideas and details. Students will answer questions and draw inferences, recount key events, summarize text, and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of story elements. Interactive activities such as Readers' Theater will enhance oral fluency and comprehension. This class is a multi-level class that is appropriate for students in grades 2, 3, and 4. Homework may be assigned on an as needed basis.

Students will be reading the following book: Magic Treehouse Merlin Missions #25: Shadow of the Shark. By Osborne

(Grades 4-6) Book Club Grades 4-6

Students will dive into favorite classics of children's literature.  This course will offer students the opportunity to expand their comprehension skills through practicing common core reading strategies that focus on a text's key ideas and details. Students will answer questions and draw inferences, recount key events, summarize text, and demonstrate in-depth knowledge of story elements. Interactive activities such as Readers' Theatre will enhance oral fluency and comprehension. This class is a combination class that is appropriate for students in grades 4 and 6. Some homework will be assigned. 

Students will be reading the following book: Mary Poppins


(Grades 5-8) Strategic Reading: Conquering Content Reading Grades 5-8

Middle school teachers have increased their use of expository texts within the curriculum due to the mandates of the Common Core Standards (60% expository/informational: 40% narrative/story).  In addition, middle and high school teachers routinely assign students to read lengthy content materials independently, to take notes, and to prepare for a test on facts from within the textbook.

In this class, you will learn to be more independent and effective in applying reading strategies to content materials so that you can be more successful. We will address how to locate and restate the key ideas of a passage or lecture, then how to recast these ideas as notes in a format that will help you study for the test more effectively--both independently and with a study partner.  We will examine key root words and terms within the academic vocabularies of math, social studies, and science and learn to solve word analogies. We will analyze the types of comprehension questions that are most challenging for you and learn how to respond more effectively to these questions. 

Science
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-3) Ocean Discoveries: Wonders of the Sea! Grades 1-3

Ocean Discoveries is for our youngest Green Leaf Junior Scientists. Students in this class will take an amazing voyage into the depths, beauty, and mysteries of the ocean. They will discover the wonders of the sea as they engage in fun edible food activities, art projects, experiments, and literature. Young scientists will capture what they learn through art and writing activities.

(Grades 1-3) Science in Action: Perform Amazing Experiments! Grades 1-3 Do you love Science? Have you ever wanted to make your very own Volcano? Well, in this class you will make a volcano explode, make soda shoot over 20 feet high, create slimy Goo, grow crystals, and learn why baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction. Students will learn the basic principles of science and chemistry, and will analyze reactions from our actions! This class involves many hands-on experiments. This class will teach you to love Science.   
(Grades 1-3) Science Rocks! Grades 1-3 In this class Young Scientists will learn that hands-on science is fun!  Easy hands-on science projects will be created using items easy to find in our households and at the supermarket!  As Geologists we will make our own jelly bean rocks, egg geodes, and models of the Earth's layers!  We will learn how to use dish soap to create a witches brew and make a tornado in a bottle!  Popcorn will dance inside a glass with just a few simple ingredients, and we will see how sound waves work using colored sprinkles!  Students will build a marshmallow catapult out of skewers and design their own homemade lava lamp with cooking oil and food coloring!  The possibilities and fun are endless in this class. Come join us as we make Science Rock!  
(Grades 2-4) Pre-Robotics Grades 2-4

Pre-Robotics will introduce girls and boys to the exciting world of Robotics. No previous experience is required. We will assemble exciting projects for both new and returning students. Students will design and build multiple configurations and a variety of structures using Pre-Robotic and Lego kits. This class will be a student-centered fun way to acquire the knowledge and skills that are needed to succeed in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). By enrolling a child in this class, the parent gives consent for photographs to be taken of students during class to share with class participants and to use to promote the Green Leaf program.

(Grades 2-4) Science in Action: Perform Amazing Experiments! Grades 2-4 Do you love Science? Have you ever wanted to make your very own Volcano? Well, in this class you will make a volcano explode, make soda shoot over 20 feet high, create slimy Goo, grow crystals, and learn why baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction. Students will learn the basic principles of science and chemistry, and will analyze reactions from our actions! This class involves many hands-on experiments. This class will teach you to love Science.  

(Grades 2-4) Wonders of Motion Grades 2-4 Have you ever wondered what makes a windmill spin, wanted to design your own roller coaster, or wondered what makes a skateboard move?  Would you like to launch your own rocket ship into the air?  How about designing bridges and buildings that can withstand a powerful earthquake?  You can do all this and more in Green Leaf's brand new Wonders of Motion class!  Get ready for a real hands-on experience as you learn about some basic concepts of physics, understand different kinds of energy, apply Newton's Laws of Motion, and spark your engineering creativity!
(Grades 2-4) Young Architects I: Novice Grades 2-4

Welcome architects! In this primary building class, students will learn the basic strategies for designing and building structures. First, we will review the ideas of line and space. Students in this class will use a variety of building materials. We can't wait to see you in this artistic construction architecture class!

(Grades 3-8) Geology Explorers! Grades 3-8
Geology Explorers is a highly experiential class that seeks to introduce students to the wonders of observing, exploring and living in our physical world. Emphasis is on activities that will help students understand the practical applications of academic concepts they learn in school. A wonderful mixture of scouting, rock hounding, earth science, and Chumash history. Memorable and fun! See the course syllabus for a complete list of activities and homework. We look forward to exploring with you!
(Grades 4-6) Science in Action: Perform Amazing Experiments! Grades 4-6

You will make a volcano explode, make soda shoot over 20 feet high, create slimy Goo, grow crystals, and learn why baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction. Have you ever wondered why some objects glow in the dark? We have a number of fun science experiments and strange edible science projects jam packed into this class. Students will learn the basic principles of science and chemistry, and will analyze reactions from our actions! This class involves many hands-on experiments. This class will teach you to love Science.   


(Grades 4-6) Wonders of Motion Grades 4-6 Have you ever wondered what makes a windmill spin, wanted to design your own roller coaster, or wondered what makes a skateboard move?  Would you like to launch your own rocket ship into the air?  How about designing bridges and buildings that can withstand a powerful earthquake?  You can do all this and more in Green Leaf's popular Wonders of Motion class!  Get ready for a real hands-on experience as you learn about some basic concepts of physics, understand different kinds of energy, apply Newton's Laws of Motion, and spark your engineering creativity!
(Grades 5-8) Geology Explorers! Grades 5-8 Geology Explorers is a highly experiential class that seeks to introduce students to the wonders of observing, exploring and living in our physical world. Emphasis is on activities that will help students understand the practical applications of academic concepts they learn in school. A wonderful mixture of scouting, rock hounding, earth science, and Chumash history. Memorable and fun! See the course syllabus for a complete list of activities and homework. We look forward to exploring with you!
(Grades 5-8) Pre-Robotics Grades 5-8

Pre-Robotics will introduce girls and boys to the exciting world of Robotics. No previous experience is required, so new and returning students are welcome. Students will design and build multiple configurations using pre-robotic and Robotic kits, such as the VEX Robotic Kit where students can build and remote control scarabs, spiders and other insects that come to life! This class will be a student-centered fun way to acquire the knowledge and skills that are needed to succeed in STEM education (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). By enrolling a child in this class, the parent gives consent for photographs to be taken of students during class to share with class participants and to use to promote the Green Leaf program. 

(Grades 5-8) Science in Action: Perform Amazing Experiments! Grades 5-8

You will make a volcano explode, make soda shoot over 20 feet high, create slimy Goo, grow crystals, and learn why baking soda and vinegar cause a chemical reaction. Have you ever wondered why some objects glow in the dark? We have a number of fun science experiments and strange edible science projects jam packed into this class. Students will learn the basic principles of science and chemistry, and will analyze reactions from our actions! This class involves many hands-on experiments. This class will teach you to love Science.   


Writing
Name Grade Description
(Grades 1-3) Young Writers are Real Authors Grades 1-3

In this class students are encouraged to learn to write by using their imagination. They will create a series of short stories just as published authors do.  Each week a new piece of literature is introduced. Students will read stories, and then create their own story utilizing the writing process. The students will read/share their own creations and discuss what they have written--since now they are the authors!

(Grades 3-5) The Magical World of Writing Grades 3-5

Writing is all around us! Everything starts with writing whether it's a newscast, a sportscast, a play, a television show or a movie. This class will introduce students to the real world of writing. They will use Writing Workshop and the Writing Process to create, write, and produce both fiction (poems, short stories, etc) and non-fiction texts (biographies, news report, interviews, etc.). Writing assignments and genres addressed are aligned with California and Common Core Standards. Some homework will be assigned. 

(Grades 4-6) The Magical World of Writing Grades 4-6 Writing is all around us! Everything starts with writing whether it's a newscast, a sportscast, a play, a television show or a movie. This class will introduce students to the real world of writing. They will use Writing Workshop and the Writing Process to create, write, and produce both fiction (poems, short stories, etc) and non-fiction texts (biographies, news report, interviews, etc.). Writing assignments and genres addressed are aligned with California and Common Core Standards. Some homework will be assigned. 
(Grades 4-8) Writing and Photography 2: Using Our Photographs as a Springboard for Writing Grades 4-8

In this class, students will improve their ability to use an ipad to take photographs, learn more about how to see the environment with the eye of a photographer and how to frame a shot for maximum visual effect.  We will explore and enjoy the different spaces of the CHA campus, looking at the unique plants, animals, and rock formations, photographing as we walk.  Once we have a selection of photos, we will use the writing process to generate a description or story about our photos.  We will compile a portfolio of our paired pictures and writings. Note: On extremely hot days, our outside time will be modified.




(Grades 6-8) Strategic Writing: Expository Writing Skills I Grades 6-8

Middle school students have many homework and in-class writing assignments that require a quick start and a well organized product whether the assignment is an essay, a short explanatory paragraph, or a poem.  Because of the changes in curriculum due to the Common Core Standards and the state writing assessment in grade 7, being able to write effectively in varying genres is critical.

In this class you will learn strategies for quickly organizing your ideas and getting them down on paper in a cohesive manner.  We will use a variety of prewriting strategies as we write each day; then learn more about editing and genre as we select pieces to finalize for our Writer's Notebook. As we examine exemplars, you will learn more about the ways published authors make their point, select perfect words to bring meaning to the reader, craft an effective sentence, and select a format/genre that enhances meaning.

(Grades 6-8): Writers' Boot Camp: Writing a Research Paper Grades 6-8

Research writers will produce a short research paper based on sources garnered from a variety of texts, the internet, and personal interviews. Writers will learn MLA citation style and how to insert direct and indirect quotations within a document. We will learn more about conducting the necessary research to gather information on a selected topic and how to record that information using a note-taking system.  We will work to improve sentence construction and paragraph organization, and firm up knowledge of grammar, usage, and punctuation through individualized and small group “boot camp” practice exercises. 

Afternoon Clubs
Name Grade Description
(Grades 4-8) Archery Grades 4-8

Archery is an ancient sport that is still part of the winter and spring Olympic Games.  Campers who enroll in this Fun Club will have the opportunity to develop their skill with a bow and arrow by using the archery range at CHS. We will learn a bit about the history and vocabulary of “recurve archery” as we develop fundamental skills-- and have some fun!  Each week’s instruction will provide a new variety of exercises and skill-based games. The instructor is the President of the CSUN Archery Club and holds a Level 2 Junior Olympics Archery Development (JOAD) from USA Archery.  Campers will shoot like Katness Everdeen, Legolas, or Robin Hood in no time!






(Grades K-8) Computer and Social Club: Computers, Puzzles, Reading, Math Games Grades K-8

Be flexible, and you can work on a different project each day that you are part of this Club! Options include working in the computer lab on a variety of projects or use computer applications designed to enhance your knowledge of math facts and reading skills. You can gather a partner or two to play a board game like Checkers, Scrabble, or Backgammon.  You can challenge yourself to solve a logic puzzle, put together a giant jigsaw puzzle, or sew/glue/construct a craft project. Or-- you can sit in a comfy chair and relax with your favorite book. We have instructors to assist with all of these engaging options, but the choice is yours.

(Grades K-8) Swimming Grades K-8 You will definitely get wet in this Fun Club!  Campers will use the pool at CHS each day to swim with friends. There will be a certified lifeguard on duty.  Students will play some water games and have fun during this "free swim" session during the hottest days of summer!
(K-8) Sports and Games Club Grades K-8 Students who select this module are interested in learning more about the world of sports and games, including how to be an effective competitor both on and off the field. We will play a variety of games as a means of developing additional skills for competition.  Sometimes, we will challenge ourselves individually by improving conditioning and practicing separate skills needed to participate in a variety of sports. We will alternate outdoor physical activity with indoor board and partner games as a means of staying cool on a hot day. (Note: On extra hot days, games may include getting wet.)
Afternoon Skills Boosters
Name Grade Description
(Grades K-8) Math Skills Booster Grades K-8 Students who select this module will develop additional strategies for success in mathematics.  We will conduct informal assessments to determine needs.  Parents will be asked to submit current math papers and to complete a questionnaire that asks for areas of difficulty students are experiencing in school. Students will be paired with a small group needing similar types of skill development. We will work to develop more effective strategies for solving word problems, will increase math vocabulary, and will build additional skills by engaging with a variety of math concepts and materials.  We will have some fun with creative problem solving and will work on solutions for non-routine problems. Since instruction will be more individualized, there is an extra charge for the Skills Center modules. 
(Grades K-8) Reading/Writing Skills Booster Grades K-8 Students who select this module want to reinforce reading and writing skills and continue to develop effective strategies over the summer. We will conduct informal assessments to determine needs.  Parents will be asked to submit current school writing samples and to complete a questionnaire that asks for areas of difficulty students are experiencing in school. Students will be paired with a small group needing similar types of skill development. We will work to further develop comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling. We will study how poems and short informational texts are written, then create our own.  We will build reading fluency and test our writing skills through active participation in plays and partner dialogues. Since instruction will be more individualized, there is an extra charge for the Skills Center modules.  
Afternoon Session A Only
Name Grade Description
Session A Not Applicable Grades 1-8 Choose this option If you do not want afternoon session A. Selecting this option, will allow you to successfully complete the online payment and registration.
Session B Not Applicable Grades 1-8 Choose this option If you want the afternoon session A only, and will pick your child up at 3:30. Selecting this option, will allow you to successfully complete the online payment and registration.