2020 Summer Experience

Esther Elementary - For incoming Kindergarten, 1st-2nd grade

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These courses are designed for students entering Kindergarten or 1st-2nd grade.

Kindergarten Experiences

Junior Jacket Orientation

For incoming Kindergarten students

This course is designed for incoming Kindergarten students and will focus on life as a new Yellowjacket. Students will learn the basics of entering Kindergarten, how to navigate the building, school behavior expectations, and the important skills of being a first-time student.

First and Second Grade Experiences

All Things Fancy With Fancy Nancy-July 6-17

Students will be introduced to all things fancy with one of the most popular children's book characters Fancy Nancy. Each day we will begin with a different Fancy Nancy read-aloud and build our activities for the day around the book. We will have tea parties, fashion shows, spa days and fun activities. We will create vocabulary journals, learn to write thank-you notes, and recipes while building social skills by learning and using proper etiquette for home, school and public places.

Animal Learning Lab

Come explore with us and learn about a variety of animals with fun, hands on crafts, activities, and snacks. Each day we will learn about different animals, where they live, and create those animals within our classroom.

Book Cooks

Calling all cooks! Join me in tasty literature adventure! We will use reading, writing and math as we explore many of your favorite story books, as well making yummy treats and fun crafts along the way!


This Summer Experience is all about finding our inner super powers! SuperHeroes are hard workers, and must train mentally and physically. We will discover and perfect our super powers through physical training, brain games, team-building activities, and creation stations. Training will also include STEAM activities related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. We will study fictional and real-life SuperHeroes. Please join us as we prepare to be SuperHero Leaders of the World!

Camp Buzz-incoming 2nd grade

*For Super (Incoming) Second Graders Only*

Camp Buzz Session I-Campers will enjoy making edible insects, constructing model mini- tents/campgrounds, making great camp snacks, and MUCH more. Come be a Happy Camper with us!

Camp Buzz Session II-Camp Buzz will continue with many more camping projects. Campers will construct ""boats that stay afloat"", build a solar oven, learn about stars, snakes and fishing. Campers from Session I of this camp can continue in this session II of
Camp Buzz AND new campers can also join the fun!"

Dino-Archaeology Adventures: Become a Dinosaur Expert in Summer School

"Calling all boy and girl paleontologists... Let's go on an adventure of prehistoric proportions! We will have a dino-mite time reading fiction and non-fiction stories, solving dinosaur math problems, and dig into the past with fossil exploration. We will use technology to become junior paleontologist and will virtually explore and learn all about dinosaurs. Join the fun and hands-on learning of Dino-Archaeology Adventures!"

Disney Mania

Be our guest and come along for a GREAT Disney adventure! We will have fun doing all things Disney, all while practicing our reading, writing and math skills. We will go on virtual roller coasters, have some special royal guests, learn how to draw some Disney characters, build Disney Lego sets, dress up as our favorite characters, sing lots of songs, play lots of games and enjoy our favorite Disney adventures. Of course we will have to watch some of our favorite movies as well.

Legos and Fairy Tales-incoming 2nd grade

Do you like to build imaginary lands from places we can only read about? Do you like learning about characters who take grand adventures and take risks at every turn? Then this class is for you. We will read, write, and draw many fairy tale adventures. We will use Legos to solve problems, recreate scenes, and extend stories. We will be conducting several STEM activities that connect to our fairy tales. We are going to have a great adventure together!

Messy Fun for EVERYONE!

Kinetic sand, Play dough and slime......OH MY! Love to get messy and creative with sensory things?!?! This is just the class for you! We will make edible playdough and slime. We will spend our time exploring ALL kinds of ooey gooey messy things! Our days will include glitter glue, pudding, marshmallows, and candy too! If you're not afraid to get your hands messy sign right up to join the fun!

Ninja Training-July 6-17

This course is all about boosting confidence, capability, and fitness through fun and engaging ninja activities! Students will love to train their minds and bodies with fun exercises and challenges each day. Each day we will learn how to use ninja equipment (tennis balls, bean bags, balance boards, hula hoops, etc.) to boost our focus and physical coordination. Every day will be full of fun and learning for all Jr. Ninjas!

Once Upon a... STEM

Are you a Princess or a Knight in Shining Armor? If so, this is the class for you! We are going to take the fairy tales that you know and love and add some STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). We will ask, imagine, plan and create ways to help Hansel and Gretel Trap the Witch, construct a New House for Wolf, build a New Bed for Goldilocks and make a Troll Proof Goat Bridge. Hope you can join us for a Once Upon a Time Adventure!

Pirates, Mermaids, and Ships Oh My

In Pirates, Mermaids, Ships Oh My our class will take on the adventures of a Pirate and Mermaid's life. In this class, we will discover the challenges that Pirates and Mermaids face with animals they encounter, weather on the seas, and finding the treasure! Throughout the course, we will build pirate ships and treasure boxes, go on treasure hunts, learn how to read and create maps, along with many other exciting activities! Come join our class on this great pirate and mermaid adventure to find your treasure!