Sizzling Summer 2013
Sierra is a great place to spend the summer with all of the fun, creative, and educational activities we have planned. Signing up early will guarantee a space for your child in our program. If you would like your child to be in a safe environment with plenty of fun-filled activities to do, then Sierra School is the place for you!
Mornings are devoted to academics, focusing on reading, writing, and math. Whether your child needs extra help to be ready for the new school year, or wants to reinforce and enrich learning, then summer school is a great idea. Important skills tend to get a little rusty without regular practice over the summer. Taking some time each day to work on reading and math will keep those skills sharp.
In the afternoon, children can participate in science experiments, drama, art, music, sports, and cooking. These activities will revolve around a particular theme, which lasts for four weeks. Take a look at the themes we have planned to get an idea about all of these exciting events. Our afternoon program ends at 6pm.
First Session: June 17th through July 12th
Pirate Adventures – We will be celebrating “all things pirates” during our first session. We’ll learn all about tall sailing ships. We’ll travel back in history to the time of Blackbeard and Long John Silver. We’ll read from American classics like Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. We’ll make our own sailing ships out of craft sticks and watch them float. We will create our own crocodile magnets. We’ll learn about the foods of the Caribbean. Yummy! We’ll play games like Pot of Gold and Robbers on the Pirate Ship. We’ll design our very own pirate flags. Your children will enjoy reading maps that lead to buried treasures. “X” marks the spot on this fun-filled four week session!
Second Session: July 15th through August 9th
Gross and Gooey Science – Calling all kids... have you heard? Science equals FUN! And with Gross and Gooey Science we will have lots of fun exploring the basic principles of Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, and Math during this four-week exciting session! Each day will be filled with experiments, art, food, games and F-U-N! We will ooze our way into creating glow in the dark slime! We’ll grow our very own germ garden. We will play musical chairs – cockroach style! We will grow our own rock candy crystals, and make our own yummy yogurt. For art, we will design our own sun print, using the techniques we’ve learned from studying color and sunlight. We will practice basic mechanical engineering skills by testing the walking speed of two different slinkies. We will design our own edible model of human skin using marshmallows, licorice, fruit and chocolate chips. Be ready for all this and more as we will be moving at light speed through this four week