Grades 5-6 2021 Summer Learning CATALOG
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2021 SUMMER LEARNING CATALOG

(Grades 5-6)

Chris Gutermuth

5-8 Summer Learning Director

gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org

513-686-1739/press 2

        

GRADES 5-6 SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

Program Information

Sycamore Community Schools’ 5-6 Summer Learning and Enrichment  begins on June 14 and concludes on July 9.  There will be no class on July 5.  Classes will be held at Sycamore Junior High School.

Greene 101 is a 2-day (4 hours per day) transition program (Session 1- Aug. 17&18 or Session 2 Aug. 19&20).  Greene 101 will be held at the E.H. Greene School, 5200 Aldine Dr.  This program is offered to incoming 5th graders. Transportation is NOT available.  

Enrolling a Student

Enrollment must be completed online.  “Final Forms” will be utilized for emergency information.  If Final Forms is not up-to-date, parents must print out, complete, and return the Emergency Medical Authorization Form.  

Transportation

Transportation is available for “Summer Learning and Enrichment”.  Students who need transportation to Summer Learning and Enrichment must complete and submit the “Online Summer School Transportation Request” form by May 28.  Transportation is NOT available for Greene 101.  Please be aware that those requesting transportation are committing to riding the bus. K-12 students may ride the same bus.

Transportation Form Link

https://forms.gle/ror6s8Hb3GKDL1K98

Questions        

For more information, contact Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org or 513-686-1739/press 2 for Chris Gutermuth.


Fees

GRADES 5-6 SUMMER LEARNING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Course Name

Current Grade

Hours

Advanced Mathematics and Problem Solving (Virtual)

This summer program is designed to challenge and enrich students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Honors and Accelerated math classes.  We will explore the power topics through problem solving, group work and math competitions.  The students will  explore number theory, probability, logic problems, mental math, all while having fun with higher order critical thinking.   ($250)

      5-6        

8-10 a.m

or

. 10 a.m.-12 p.m.. 

Advanced Writing Workshop (Virtual)

This course is an introduction to the art of creative writing and publishing.  Class participants will read, write, and revise pieces in a number of genres including personal essays, short stories, poetry, plays, journaling, etc.  The central focus of the class will be on various processes for creating, using texts as inspiration and models, and learning from feedback to guide our writing.  ($250)        

5-6

8-10 a.m

or

. 10 a.m.-12 p.m..

Bridge to Accelerated Math (Virtual) (by invitation only)

This summer math program is designed for newly-qualifying students entering single accelerated and double accelerated math. This course will focus on teaching the critical standards students will “jump over” to enter the accelerated math program. Students will receive individual instruction as needed and time management support.  It is required that all aspects of the assignment are completed at a minimum of 80% mastery level to enter the new math program for the 2021-2022 school year. By ensuring newly qualifying students have the basis of mathematics required, their mathematical success and confidence will be more likely. Contact:

Gifted Coordinator - Mindy Zellner by e-mail.  zellnerm@sycamoreschools.org

Rising Grades 6, 7 & 8 (or entering double 5th) - Contact Tracy Coleman by e-mail. colemant@sycamoreschools.org ($200)

5-6

Independent study as supported online via by Ms Coleman

English to Speakers of Other Languages (In Person)

This course is intended for beginning/emerging English learners who are in ESOL ELA I courses. Emphasis will be placed on the acquisition of content area vocabulary as well as improving receptive and expressive English language skills. Registration for this class will occur online.  All students currently enrolled in ESOL will receive additional information about the summer offering from their ESOL teacher. ($0)

5-6

8 a.m. - 10 a.m.        

Mathematics Exploration (In Person)                  

This course is designed to help review and brush up on math concepts such as fractions, decimals, and integers while gaining math confidence. ($0)

5-6

10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Summer Reading Workshop (In Person)

This course will focus on the development of reading, writing, and vocabulary skills. ($0)

 5-6

   8 a.m. -10 a.m.

Greene 101 (In Person) 

Greene 101 is a unique opportunity designed to help incoming 5th-grade students develop the skills necessary for success at E.H. Greene. A team of teachers will conduct activities that strengthen organization, study skills, team-building, collaboration, problem-solving, and technological and critical thinking skills. Students will spend the first half of each session building the skills necessary to become a more independent, structured, and responsible learner. The second half of each session will be devoted to team building, social skills, and things specific to the Greene School. With students coming from four different elementary schools, we hope this experience will ease the fears that are typical when coming to Greene. ($50.00)

There is NO district provided transportation for Greene 101.

Dates:

Session 1 - August 17-18

Session 2 - August 19-20                                   

4

students

entering

grade

5  

8 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Students may attend

Session 1

 Aug 17-18

or

Session 2

 Aug 19-20

REGISTERING FOR SUMMER LEARNING AND ENRICHMENT

 

NOTE:    

If Final Forms is not up-to-date  you must print out and return the Emergency Medical Form.

Questions        

For more information, email Chris Gutermuth, 5-8 Summer Learning Director, at gutermuthc@sycamoreschools.org.  The 5-8 Summer Learning phone number is 513-686-1739/press 2 for Chris Gutermuth.