EARLY REGISTRATION COMING SOON: SUMMER LINK PROGRAM 2018
It’s never too early to start thinking “summer” in the Coachella Valley, and the Lighthouse learning center is currently working to bring its students an exciting array of summer activities for students entering first (1) through sixth graders (6). Keep an eye on this page for more information about the Summer Link 2018 Program, dates, and Early Bird registration.
SIGN UP FOR A SUMMER OF FUN WITH HANDS-ON S.T.E.M. TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND FOSTER CREATIVE THINKING. WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU THIS JUNE.
NEW DATES AND TIMES:
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
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
This year we introduce the Maker Space powered by TeacherGeek® learning tools. The goal is for children to get to know foundations in the engineering design process. To accomplish this goal, our students follow daily task instructions and work with real everyday tools to build a model that works.
Maker Space comes with daily lesson missions that provide creative time and space for people of all ages to imagine ideas, build models of those ideas, explore questions and curiosities, fail and retry, and simply build with peers. Many tools and supplies are needed, a lot of mess is created, but it’s tons of fun! Equally important, each Maker Space lesson is 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 will receive a Premium online account to MobyMax that will allow access to the math education content, such content includes numeracy skills, and levels for mental math skills along with engaging game reward features. As your child plays, their progress is recorded and reward points for each correct response will be given. The goal being to keep the brain active and practice math concepts needed in order 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 rotations and for practice at home.
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? “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) So, we would like to help you find excellent picture books from talented authors and read them to you. It all starts with our morning read aloud theme; Robots, Robots, Everywhere!
This year, our Junior Bots will be reading a novel by author Peter Brown entitled The Wild Robot. This rotation will include reflections of literary elements such as characterization, setting, conflict, and theme. In literature circles, small groups of students will participate in discussing the selected piece of literature in depth. The discussion will be guided by student responses to what they have read during collaborative reading. The idea is to read a complete novel and participate in a friendly analysis to have a better appreciation for the selected work.
BOOKS AND REWARDS
It’s a perfect time to share books and build interest in reading. Our daily schedule includes library time using a selection of 2,500+ leveled books for checkout; this offers more types of books of interest, making it a perfect incentive to begin. We encourage all students to show their progress with our easy-to-use reading logs. At the same time, your child can earn this summer’s mini button collection; one mini button for every 12 picture books read.
On the last day of our program, your child will select a FREE book of choice to continue their reading adventure at home!
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.
Coachella Valley Lighthouse – Summer Link Program since 2010.