June 25 -July 13, 2018 Grades based off the 2017 - 2018 school year 

 Financial Aid Request Form found under supplemental forms at oakhillschool.com/summer

Before Care

8:00-9:00

Deep & Wide

9:00-12:00

Instructor

Location

Intelligent Robotics

K-3

Alex Lowe

Tech Center

Build a Book

K-3

Justine Lee

LS 2nd Grade Room 142

Math the Fun Way with Art

K-3

Glenna Nelsen

LS  Room 141

Science Lab

4-6

Ashanti Gilbert

McDonald 121

Stop Motion Animation

4-7

McGehee Science 221

Fantasy Writing: Myths for Our Time

5-7

Rachael Pruitt

US Room 223

LEGO Mindstorms Robotics

4-5

Marcus Hall

North Portable 115

Lunch 12-1

No charge with full day registration

Explore I

1:00-2:30

Instructor

Location

Intelligent Robotics

K-3

Alex Lowe

Tech Center

Exploring Art Through Nature

K-3

Andrea DiPalma

Art Barn

Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex -- K-5

S. Nastasiuk

McDonald 126

Athenian Secrets: Fun with Math and Myths

2-4

Glenna Nelsen

LS 4th Grade Room 137

Tool Time Wood Shop

3-5

Shelley Johnson

Behind the Acorn room

Beginning Guitar

4-7

Asa Tellschow

McGehee science 221

Chess Essentials and Beyond

 4-7 

Cody Webb

 

McDonald 127

Explore II

2:30-4:00

Instructor

Location

All Girls Intelligent Robotics

K-3

Alex Lowe

Tech Center

Stories of the World through Art

Andrea DiPalma

K-3

Art Barn

Fun with Geometry

K-5

Steve Nastasiuk

MS McDonald 126

Building Instruments

4-7

Asa Tellschow

McGehee Science 221

Beginning Ukulele

4-7

Maggie Matoba

LS Music room 120

Shakespeare in Midsummer

Gypsy Prince

4-7

Drama room 114

After Care

4:00-5:00

Deep and Wide 9:00-12:00

DW- Intelligent Robotics

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Grades: K-3

This 3 hour class gives students an in depth introduction to robotics and engineering. This classes discusses intro to simple programming, design and troubleshooting of LEGO Mindstorm robots. For participants with more experience with LEGO robotics, more advanced projects will be given. This class will eventually give participants the skills to compete in a Lego robotics tournament and will include mock tournaments and other competitions between participants. Additional $10 Material Fee Required

DW- Let’s Build a Book

Instructor: Justine Lee

Grades: K-3

Over the course of our three weeks together we will focus on: the writing process, illustration styles and a few crafts for fun.  One craft will be building our very own book!  Students will gain a better understanding of writing a rough and final draft, along with the important parts needed in a published book.  We will explore artistic styles, including: crayon/colored pencil, watercolor, paint and more.

DW- Math the Fun Way with Art                                        

Instructor: Glenna Nelsen

Grades: K-3

Students will use their creativity and individualized style to strengthen basic math concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, geometry, time, and money by doing fun and challenging art activities. The hands-on aspect of this engaging course will help develop confidence and skills in students as well as provide them with visual representations of the math concepts covered.

DW-Science Lab

Instructor: Ashanti Gilbert

Grades: 4-6

Fun, exciting, and explorative science lab. Students will work on various fun and simple lab experiments that promote critical thinking, develop an understanding of the scientific method, and building confidence all while having fun. At the end of the session students will be able to choose a simple and fun project to present to class.

Additional $10 Material Fee Required

DW-Stop Motion Animation

Instructor: Asa Tellschow

Grades:  4-7

We'll design and animate our own stop motion video.  Techniques will include hand-drawn flip books, modelling clay figures, paper models, and whiteboard animation.  Students will learn to make motion appear realistic and smooth.  As a bonus, the software we will be working with also allows us to create quality time lapse video, so students will also learn to produce some beautiful video of clouds, sunsets, or other sped up imagery.

The class will work with the students' interests and abilities, so returning students will continue to learn new skills.

DW- Myths for Our Time

Instructor: Rachael Pruitt

Grades: 5-7

This fantasy-writing course invites students to explore the realms of world-building and how to create personal legends that reflect real life issues faced by young people today. We will be monster-making, world-building, creating heroes, discovering allies, crossing thresholds, encountering ever-increasing dangers until the final monster is faced--and transformed. Students will be able to use writing, storytelling, visual art, movement, and drama to bring their personal legends to life.

We will also be examining examples of mythology around the globe and learning creative writing techniques such as “showing not telling”, how to create dynamic characters (including villains!), realistic dialogue, and story-mapping, plotting and pacing. Feedback from both your instructor and your peers will be an important part of our class.

DW-LEGO Mindstorms Robotics                                        

Instructor: Marcus Hall

Grades: 4-5 (3 with instructor approval)

All of you have played with LEGOs, but have you ever built a robot and made it do what you want? It’s easy to make your little brother or sister spin in circles, but can you make a robot go through a maze? Would you like to design, build and program robots to bend to your will! Find out what motion, light and touch sensors are. Start thinking like a robot! This class will provide returning participants with great new challenges plus opportunities for experimentation. Third Graders with some robotics experience welcome.

Additional $10 Material Fee Required

Explore I

Daily 1:00-2:30

E1-Intelligent Robotics

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Grades: K-3

This class gives students an introduction to robotics and engineering. This classes discusses intro to simple programming, design and troubleshooting of LEGO Mindstorm robots. For participants with more experience with LEGO robotics, more advanced projects will be given. This class will eventually give participants the skills to compete in a Lego robotics tournament and will include mock tournaments and other competitions between participants. Additional $10 Material Fee Required

E1-Exploring Art Through Nature

Instructor: Andra DiPalma

Grades: K-3

The natural world holds so much beauty and can be an endless source of inspiration for art making! Join Miss Andrea as she takes you on an exploration of the most spectacular flora and fauna on the planet to inspire creative projects using mediums such as watercolors, pastels, charcoal, and clay while learning techniques in design, drawing, painting, printmaking, and sculpture. Students will also learn about the work of Georgia O'Keeffe, Monet, and Van Gogh to see how they interpreted the natural world in their artwork.

E1-Forces Energy and Roller Coaster Motion with K’nex

Instructor: Steve Nastasiuk

Grades: 1-5

Students Explore the laws and principles of Physics, including gravity, force, momentum, friction and inertia using K’nex building toys by constructing spinning tops, pendulums, catapults, gravity ramps, cars, roller coasters and even including the main featured MEGA scientific instrument The BIG Ball Factory

E1-Athenian Secrets: Fun with Math and Myths

Instructor: Glenna Nelsen
Grades: 2-4
Work with your team to solve arithmetic puzzles in order to gather clues to the secret formula.  Create a team flag and logo and use addition, subtraction, measurement, logic and problem-solving skills to earn Greek drachmas.  Along the way, you will gain knowledge of Greek gods and goddesses, as well as famous mathematicians.  This is a great course for students who love to have fun exercising their brains with math puzzles and learning about ancient cultures.

E1-Beginning Guitar

Instructor: Asa Tellschow

Grades:  4-7

Minimum students:  3

Max students:  6

Let's play guitar!  In this class we will learn the basics of guitar, including how to read tablature, basic chords, strumming or picking techniques, and possibly singing along.  Whether you're picking up the guitar for the first time, or hoping to give yourself a boost and really get into it, this class will help take your playing to the next level.  Music is always more fun when you're learning a favorite song, so as much as possible I like to use student input when selecting songs to learn.  Exercises will depend on student interest and skill level.

Students should plan to bring their own guitar, but I may have an extra one or two available if you contact me before class.

E1-Chess Essentials and Beyond

Instructor: Cody Webb

Grades:  4-7 (with exceptions with recommendations from their teachers).

This course is for everyone who has ever been interested in chess, but has never been sure where to start. Students will learn everything they need to know to have a solid foundation in chess as well as the how-to's for playing in chess tournaments and other competitions. They will learn opening strategies, important middlegame concepts, and essential endgames. Along with this training, they will use these skills in games against their fellow students. The best way to improve at chess is to play, and competition outside of class time is highly encouraged. By the end of this course, students will have a solid enough base of chess knowledge to compete in chess tournaments. If you are looking for an activity that will allow you to flex your mental muscles, then you've found the right place!

E1-Tool Time Wood Shop

Instructor: Shelley Johnson

Grades:  3-5

This class is designed to teach students the safe use of hand tools and basic woodworking skills. Students will learn about the different types of wood and their properties to help select the best material for their project. Each student will design and construct a 2 shelf bookcase with dado joints. Along with tools and basic woodworking skills students will be using: fractions, geometry, measurement,multiplication,  problem solving, drafting, cooperation, independence, decision making, shop safety, tool care, shop keeping and building arm muscle. Additional $10 Material Fee Required

Explore II

Daily 2:30-4:00

E2-All Girls Intelligent Robotics

Instructor: Alex Lowe

Grades: K-3

This class gives students an introduction to robotics and engineering. This classes discusses intro to simple programming, design and troubleshooting of LEGO Mindstorm robots. For participants with more experience with LEGO robotics, more advanced projects will be given. This class will eventually give participants the skills to compete in a Lego robotics tournament and will include mock tournaments and other competitions between participants. Additional $10 Material Fee Required

E2-Stories Around the World Through Arts

Instructor: Andra DiPalma

Grades: K-3

Span the globe on a creative voyage through art making! Students will explore the arts of ancient cultures to inspire their own creative projects through a wide variety of mediums. Learn about the rich cultures of Egypt, China, India, Persia, the Malian empire and more!

E2-Fun with Geometry

Instructor: Steve Nastasiuk

Grade: 1-5

Students explore some famous and not so famous problems and puzzles of Combinatorial Geometry including Pentominoes, The Santa Claus House, The Knight’s Tour and Tangrams. Students will also learn the basics of Euclidean Geometry including several classic proofs. They will also perform several compass and straightedge constructions including the Equilateral Triangle and the Hexagon and even the 3-D Tetrahedron.

E2-Building Musical Instruments

Instructor: Asa Tellschow

Grades:  4-7

Min Students:  4

Max Students:  8

We will explore the physics behind sound and use this knowledge to design and build our own playable musical instruments.  The class will discuss the mathematical properties that make certain notes sound good together, and why different instruments have unique sounds, even when they play the same note.  Projects will depend on student interest.  Some possibilities include flutes, panpipes, lyres, didgeridoos, xylophones, and basic lutes. Or maybe you can design a whole new instrument.  This class may include some basic carpentry skills, and will include appropriate safety gear when needed.

E2-Beginning Ukulele

Instructor: Maggie Matoba

Grades: 4-7

Intro to the ukulele. Students will learn 1, 2, and 3-fingered chords, with simple strum patterns, chord progressions and picking techniques, as well as simple tablature and notation. Simple Hawaiian and modern songs will be learned, as well as learning to play different parts of a composition and playing together as a group.

E2-Shakespeare in Midsummer

Instructor: Gypsy Prince

Grades: 4-7

In this course, we will be diving head first into the world of Shakespeare and the fantastical story of his play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. On our three-week journey into the magic of Midsummer’s Eve, students will be learning techniques for classical acting, as well as process of theatrical production, as we work towards staging the play for a performance at the end of the three weeks on Oak Hill’s outdoor stage. Every student in this class will be given a role if they want it, though students who are not interested in acting will also be welcome as we will need students to help with some technical aspects of our production​ such as props and costumes.

Parents full performance will be Thursday July 12, in the evening.

End of camp Family and Friends Celebration will be Friday July 13, at 12:15- 2:00 in the gym.