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.
THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR ANOTHER WONDERFUL SUMMER 2017 EVENT AT THE LIGHTHOUSE. WE HAD A BLAST LEARNING S.T.E.A.M. HANDS-ON! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING NEXT SUMMER WITH YOU. SEE YOU SOON! – The CVL Team
SIGN UP FOR A SUMMER OF FUN WITH HANDS-ON S.T.E.A.M. LEARNING TO DEVELOP NEW SKILLS AND FOSTER CREATIVE THINKING. OUR FULL DAY SUMMER PROGRAM BEGINS JUNE 19. WE CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU!
LEVEL 1: 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: 19, 21, 26, 28 JULY: 5, 10, 12
LEVEL 2: for entering 4th through 8th grade students. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. | TIME: 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. | JUNE: 20, 22, 27, 29 JULY: 6, 11, 13
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
This year we introduce Nikola Tesla and his inventions in the field of electricity and magnetism. The goal is for children to engage with magnets and electricity while noticing how we use them in our daily life. To accomplish this goal, we will read, write, draw, and complete experiments in our Maker Station.
Why Maker Station, or Makerspaces?
Makerspaces provide creative time and space for people of all ages to imagine ideas, build models of those ideas, explore questions, fail and retry, and simply build something together.
Many tools and supplies are needed, a lot of mess is created, and it’s tons of fun!
“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Nikola Tesla
MATH & TECHNOLOGY
In combination with hands-on activities, we will be using technology for educational online practice. Each student will receive a personal account that will allow access to the math education content, such content includes numeracy skills and levels for mental math skills along with engaging game features. As your child plays, their progress is recorded and reward points for each correct response will be given. The goal is to practice math concepts needed in order to build automaticity; quick and effortless recall of basic math facts. Your child will be trained to use their account while they spend the day with us and for additional practice at home.
Students, we have a challenge for you! Can you read 60 picture / junior books in less than 30 days? We are excited to promote excellent literature books from talented authors each year as well as interesting nonfiction books about the year’s topic – electricity and magnetism.
In addition to the above, our older group will be reading a novel by author, David Fleming. 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 an analysis to have a better appreciation for the selected work.
Magnets and electromagnets are being used by modern artists as a new medium for their artistic work. In this rotation, your child will be creating unique pieces of art that make connections to the topics of electricity and magnetism that they will be exploring throughout the day.
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 the program, your child will select a FREE book of choice to continue their reading adventure at home!
Using STEAM (an educational approach to learning that uses science, technology, engineering, art, and math as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking), our goal is that your child takes from this program a sense of accomplishment!
Coachella Valley Lighthouse – Summer Link Program since 2010.