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SUMMER 2019

Mondays:

 

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom:This class will keep us moving! An introduction to shapes, colors and the alphabet while developing our motor, language, cognitive and social skills. We’ll move and groove to the music as we learn all about the world around us. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree!

Two-year Olds; Mondays, 9am-10:30am; June 3-Aug 5 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230/payment in full by June 3

 

Super Science Summer Series: Kids LOVE science and in this science summer series there is something for everyone! From learning the human body systems and growing our own germs to assembling simple circuits and building a doodling robot-this isn’t your ordinary science book! Every class will provide hands on experiments and knowledge take-away that will rejuvenate their love of learning. An FFF favorite session. 

PreK-Fifth Grade; Mondays, 11am-12:30pm; June 3-Aug 5 (10 classes); $35 per class

Monday, June 3: Human Body

Monday, June 10: Totally Gross Science

Monday, June 17: Mighty Microbes: Germs 

Monday, June 24: Circuits, Electromagnetic Fields and Polarity

Monday, July 1: Doodling Robots

Monday, July 8: Not your Ordinary Science Lab 1

Monday, July 15: Not your Ordinary Science Lab 2

Monday, July 22: STEM Spectacular 

Monday, July 29: Tasty Science Experiments We Can Eat

Monday, August 5: States of Matter-Solid, Liquid and Gases

 

Reading Bootcamp: Summer has finally arrived, but our brains need to continue moving forward with reading! Use this school break to build fluency, sight words, reading comprehension and writing skills in this session. Boost your child’s confidence in their reading ability and be one step ahead for a new school year!

First-Third Grade (Kids grouped by reading level); Mondays, 1-2:30; June 3-Aug 5 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment in full by June 3

 

 

Tuesdays:

Kindergarten Prep: Kindergarten is not what it used to be! Children will get a jump start into kindergarten this summer. Reading, math, motor skills and science will be among the weekly activities. Children will also participate in fun and wacky learning games and music movements. Alleviate any fears about kindergarten with one of FFF’s most popular sessions!

Kindergartners (Fall 19); Tuesdays, 9am-10:30am; June 4-Aug 6 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment in full by June 3

Topical Tuesday:

Lego STEM Building Club: Nothing says STEM like LEGOs! Build a water dam, Hexbug maze, balloon powered Lego car and more! LEGO lovers unite in this fun engineering class! 

PreK-Third Grade; Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm; June 4, 11; $25 per class

Coding 101 with Botley: Learn all about coding with our very own Botley, the Coding Robot. Learn to program Botley using a basic form of “coding” while engaging in coding concepts, critical thinking, spatial concepts as well as collaboration and teamwork.

PreK-Third Grade; Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm; June 18, 25, July 2; $25 per class

Money, Money, Money (Lemonade Stand): Kids these days don’t always understand the concept of money since they see us mostly “swipe” to pay for nearly everything in our lives. In this financial literacy class, younger kids will learn the basics of spend, save and give while building their very own business. Class concludes with a lemonade stand with proceeds benefiting the children’s charity of choice. 

PreK-Third Grade; Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm; July 9, 16, 23; $25 per class

City Engineering and Design (STEM): Put your hard hats on and let’s get planning! We will design and engineer towers, bridges and cranes while using our creativity, logic and problem solving skills. 

PreK-Third Grade; Tuesdays, 11am-12:30pm; July 30, Aug 6; $25 per class

Taste Around the World: Calling all chefs! This will be a trip around the world for your taste buds! Explore the cuisines of the world as we dive into kid friendly dishes from Italy, Mexico, France, Spain, China…! Kids will vote during first class which countries to “visit” throughout the summer. Take home all recipes to indulge the family in your newly acquired cooking skills! No experience necessary. Kids LOVE to cook, and they won’t be disappointed in this class while they use life skills in the kitchen such as reading and math. Kids will prepare all the recipes from scratch! An FFF favorite session!

Third-Seventh Grade (Kids select groups. Younger kids paired with an instructor); Tuesdays, 1pm-3:30pm; June 4-Aug 6 (10 classes); $40 per class 

 

 

Wednesdays:

 

Where in the World Are We? Join us on a virtual trip around the world! Journey to a far away land and discover new celebrations, new flavors and even a new way to communicate with friends! We’ll focus on 2-3 cities per class as we explore the world through the alphabet. This won’t just be a geography adventure! Children will use reading, math and social skills throughout this session. The world is your oyster! Let’s go! 

PreK-First Grade; Wednesdays, 9am-10:30am; June 5-Aug 7 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment in full due June 5

 

DIY-Art Factory- Do It Yourself: This is a Pinterest lovers delight! In this out of the box art session, students will craft projects such as succulent gardens, yarn chandeliers, ombre glitter mason jars, and thumbprint heart glass magnets. The projects will be endless! 

First Grade-Seventh Grade (Kids grouped by age; Younger kids paired with instructor); Wednesdays, 11am-12:30pm; June 5-Aug 7 (10 classes); $35 per class

 

Cover to Cover: Calling all book worms! Get a jump start on your required reading for next fall by joining our summer book club! Kids will grow vocabulary, build fluency and develop comprehension skills as they learn to discuss their reading in a meaningful context! They’ll also learn to make predictions/connections, ask questions, infer, distinguish between cause/effect, compare/contrast, summarize and determine author’s purpose. Assessments will be given after each completed book in the form of a reading response journal. Kids will be divided into one of three clubs:  Book Worms (2-3 grade), Mark Twain (4-6 grade) and Truman (6-7 grade). 

 

Second-Seventh Grade; Wednesdays, 1pm-2:30pm; June 5-Aug 7 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment in full due June 5; parents required to purchase books or find at local library

 

Thursdays:

Meet the Quirkles: Those silly Quirkles have taken over FFF! Each class will introduce one or two letter characters as well as a science concept each week. There will be many hands on science experiments in every class to incorporate letters, reading and science! Children will have so much fun; they won’t even know they are learning! 

Three and Four Year Olds; Thursdays, 9am-10:30am; June 6-Aug 8 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment due in full by June 5

Reading Rainbow: Research tells us during the first five years of life, the amount of information that is learned, and the potential for learning, far exceeds any other time in a child’s educational history. Come learn concepts such as letters, numbers, writing and basic reading comprehension skills. We make learning FUN! 

Three and Four Year Olds; Thursdays, 11-12:30; June 6-Aug 8 (10 classes); $25 per class or $230 payment due in full by June 5

 

Farm to Table: The farm to table movement has reinvented not only what we eat but how we support farmers and other important members of the community. This unique session will introduce to us local food growers and beekeepers then will conclude with a trip to the local Farmer’s Market. Learn about organic vs. non-organic, grass fed vs. grain fed and other differences in fresh vs. processed food choices.  Students will hear a presentation directly from the food grower then prepare farm fresh snacks and easy to prepare meals. Students will also craft their own herb garden to be taken home. 

Fourth-Seventh Grade; Thursdays, 1-3; June 6-July 11 (5-6 classes; July 4 TBD); $35 per class

 

Starting a Small Business-Entrepreneurship: Meet local small business owners and learn how they achieve success. How did they get started? How do they choose products? What’s profit margin? What marketing strategies do they use to increase revenue? How is social media changing the look of their business? Each week students will be introduced to a local business owner and be enriched in their trade. Then students will heart map and develop their own small business/product to sell at our very own FFF Fair. 

Fourth-Seventh Grade; Thursdays, 1-3; July 18-August 8 (4 classes); $35 per class