2022 Summer Experience

Incoming Kindergarten & 1st grade

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These courses are designed for students entering Kindergarten or 1st grade

Kindergarten Experience

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 Grade Experiences

All Things Fancy With Fancy Nancy, This course will only be offered the 1st two weeks, June 1-14

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. We will build our activities for the day around the book of the day. We will have tea parties, fashion shows, spa days, and many more fancy activities. We will create vocabulary journals, learn to write thank-you notes, recipes, and much more. Students will build social skills by learning and using proper etiquette for home, school and public places. This course will only be offered the first two weeks, June 1-14.

Boom Boom Shake the Room-This course will only be offered the 1st two weeks, June 1-14

Come join us for an explosive fun time as we explore science through music and sound. We will conduct a variety of science experiments that explore sound and music. To help demonstrate our exploration of sound, we will also make a variety of musical instruments (drums, kazoos, harmonicas, and other "music" makers). We plan to take a field trip to KTTK radio station to further our exploration of sound and music through radio broadcasts. We also hope to take a field trip to Wonders of Wildlife or The Discovery Center to investigate sound and sound waves in a variety of environments and animal habitats. Approximate cost of field trips is $5-15. This course will only be offered the first two weeks, June 1-14.

Calling All SuperHeroes!

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 brain games, physical training, team-building activities, and creation stations. Our SuperHero Field Trip will include watching a SuperHero Movie at the movie theater. Please join us as we prepare to be SuperHero Leaders of the World!

Creative Corner

Do you like to be creative? Do you want to learn about art and photography? Then this is the class for you! During our two weeks together we will learn about famous artists and make art projects. Some projects we will create are: pictures with symmetry using a magic solution, pop art, directed drawings and more. We will also learn about photography and take pictures. We will learn how to take pictures using shadows, reflections, patterns and textures. Each student will use some of their favorite photos to create a collage. We will get to meet some local artists and photographers. Possible field trips include Smiling Goat(Lebanon), Mama's Ceramic Workshop(Lebanon) and Wonders of Wildlife(Springfield).

Disney Mania

Be our guest! Be our guest! Put your learning to the test, as we have fun doing all things Disney! We will have fun dress-up days, do puzzles, build Lego sets, do science experiments, play games, make crafts, enjoy snacks and have a ton of fun learning together! We will even get to go to Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield! Get your incoming first grader signed up for Disney Mania today!

LEGO Kingdom

Calling all Knights and Princesses for this hands-on, minds-on learning experience. At LEGO Kingdom, students will be highly engaged as they recreate scenes from their favorite storybooks and fairy tales using LEGOS, Duplos, and art supplies. Their LEGO skills will be put to the test in daily LEGO challenges created with LEGO Education curriculum that involves critical thinking and problem solving. In addition, students will have daily station time in which they get to freely create using LEGOS, Duplos, building straws, play-doh, paint, connecting tubes, marble mazes, and much more. Grab a crown and have a seat in LEGO Kingdom!!!

MeSsY FuN fOr EvErYoNe

If you love hands on, messy fun - This is the class for YOU! We will paint rocks and hide them at the Park, We will make LOTS of SLIME- Even some edible! We will learn and play through loads of sensory things! Shaving Cream, kinetic sand, playdough, and MORE! Join Me for TWO weeks of Messy Fun!

Oceans of Fun-This course will only be offered the 1st two weeks, June 1-14

Dive in and explore the magical ocean this summer! Each day we will explore new things from the tiniest shells in the sand to the gigantic whales of the deep. During the two weeks of fun we will enjoy two field trips one local and one out of town. We will attend the Bass Pro Wonders of Wildlife Aquarium in Springfield Missouri to view some of the ocean creatures we studied inside the classroom. We will also celebrate our exploration and learning with a beach party picnic at Harke Park in Lebanon Missouri. Come dive in and explore the ocean this summer! This class will only be offered the first two weeks, June 1-14.

Splish Splash Summer BASH

Come have a splashing good time with this hands on summer experience! We will dive into great read-alouds, use our creativity and imagination to explore all things related to summer fun! We will conduct experiments, cool down with some summer treats, and splash through some summer adventures!

Summer Adventures in Learning

Let the fun begin in our Summer Adventures in Learning class! Every day we will embark on a new adventure where each day will be unique and full of surprises. We will begin our adventure by planting vegetables and flowers and talking about tractors and farm animals with a surprise visit at school from real live farm animals and tractors. Then as our journey continues we will get our creative juices flowing by jumping into a Lego building day where we will design our own playground and take a field trip to the Castle playground. Next we will venture into the land of culinary arts with a cooking and baking day and we’ll explore the world of science with a Slime Day where we will explore many different ways to make slime, even edible slime. Will you taste the edible slime!? We will conclude our adventure by exploring the world of ocean animals and taking a possible field trip to Wonders of Wildlife. Don’t miss out on this EPIC ADVENTURE!

Summer Favorites

Join us for an experience packed with all your summer favorites! In this class, we will get outside, get moving, get creative, and have a blast. If you love doing obstacle courses, building, crafts, science experiments, and making fun summer snacks, this is the course for you! We plan to take fun field trips to an indoor inflatable park and obstacle courses! We hope to see you there!