Summer Link Program

LET’S MAKE SOMETHING! LET’S IGNITE CURIOSITY WITH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES THAT EXPLORE THE ART OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING AND MATH (STEM), WITH AN ALL-NEW MAKER SPACE POWERED BY TEACHERGEEK®. WE CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED THIS JUNE!

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Li’L WIGGLE BOTS: for entering 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays | TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | JUNE: 18, 20, 25, 27 JULY: 2, 9, 11

JUNIOR BOTS: for entering 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays | TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | JUNE: 19, 21, 26, 28 JULY: 3, 5, 10

EARLY REGISTRATION IS HERE: SUMMER LINK PROGRAM 2018


SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

This year we introduce the Maker Space powered by TeacherGeek® learning tools for entering 1st to 6th grade students. The goal is for your child to know foundations in engineering design, process, and to ignite their curiosity about Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) in their everyday lives. To accomplish this goal, our team will guide your child through age appropriate daily tasks and practice with real everyday tools to build models that work.

“TeacherGeek empowers students because the activities meet students where they are. Students interact with the lessons in a way that builds on their unique level of prior knowledge, past experiences, and current abilities. Such hands-on activities inspire students to meet and exceed high standards for learning and participation, while engaging multiple senses and abilities.”

Need a challenge? Our daily missions provide creative time and space to imagine ideas and explore those curiosities. Part of the fun is the trial-and-error your child will experience by simply building something new with their fellow peers. Equally important, each Maker Space lesson is taught by credentialed teachers and aligned to the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

LEARN MORE: THE SCIENCE OF TEACHERGEEK     SAMPLE LESSON: AIR RACER

ACTIVITIES AND DOCUMENTS: NGSS ALIGNMENT K-12

MATH & TECHNOLOGY

Each student receives a premium online account to MobyMax, an online K-8 learning platform that facilitates math educational content; lesson sets in math, fact fluency and number sense. We practice math by breaking down each lesson into small achievable steps. The progress is then recorded and students earn reward points for each correct response given. The goal of using this web-based learning tool is to practice in an interactive way and keep the brain active in concepts needed to build automaticity; quick and effortless recall of basic math facts appropriate to their level. Your child will be taught how to use their Moby account during class rotations, model lessons together, and encouraged to practice at home.

LANGUAGE ARTS

Li’l Wiggle Bots, we have a challenge for you! Can you read 60 picture books in less than 30 days? How about 2 pictures books a day or maybe 15 picture books a week? We would like to help you find excellent picture books from talented authors and read them aloud to you. It all starts in the morning with Story Time and our Book of the Day. This year’s theme is: “Robots, Robots, Everywhere!”

“Researchers agree reading aloud is the single most important activity parents, grandparents, and caregivers can do to promote early brain development and lifelong learning success.” – readaloud.org

Junior Bots, we have a challenge for you too! We will be reading a novel by author Peter Brown entitled The Wild Robot. This rotation will include writing and drawing activities with literary elements such as characterization, setting, conflict, and theme. In our small groups we will talk about the selected pages in more detail so that we understand the reading. This discussion is engaging because it will be guided by your curiosity of the text.

BOOKS AND REWARDS

Summer is the perfect time to share books and build interest in reading. Each rotation includes library time using our selection of 2,500+ leveled books available for checkout. We encourage all students to show their progress with our easy-to-use reading logs, good toward earning this summer’s mini button collection to pin on their school lanyard; the perfect incentive to begin summer reading.

On the last day of our program, you will select a FREE book of choice to continue the reading adventure at home. Our gift to you!

JOIN US! EARLY REGISTRATION IS HERE: SUMMER LINK PROGRAM 2018

Your child will enjoy many summer days, unplugged from TV and video games, filled with hands on activities that are liked and enjoyed with peers, while having the greatest time socializing and engaged in learning.

Learn more about our TEAM and LEARNING CENTER and join this year’s summer event at the Lighthouse.

Coachella Valley Lighthouse – Summer Link Program since 2010.

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