LONGMEADOW ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

Updated April 30, 2018 at 4:00 pm



Stacy Smith

Enrichment Coordinator

413-565-4239

ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us

Online Registration

Summer Enrichment 2019

2019 Enrichment Registration is Now Available! Summer Enrichment Brochure

Enrichment courses run from Monday, July 8th through Friday, August 2nd

Week 1: 7/8 – 7/12

Week 2: 7/15 – 7/19

Week 3: 7/22 – 7/26

Week 4: 7/29 – 8/2

Please register early to ensure the widest selection of courses. Questions? Contact Stacy Smith, Enrichment Coordinator, at ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us.

EARLY BIRD INCENTIVE! We are offering a $10 discount on EACH course for all registrations received by June 14, 2019! Register early to receive your discount!

Elementary Enrichment

Please note that all students age 10 and under taking multiple classes will be escorted from class to class by Summer Enrichment Teaching Assistants. Escorts for older children are available upon request.

Art

New! Little Hands Recycled Art: Entering Grades PreK- 2

A creative class for kids to create masterpieces out of recycled materials. The kids will also learn how recycling can help with our environment. Each class will include an activity and lesson. A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.001

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.005

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29- Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

New! Art is Fun: Entering Grades 1-5

Do you like expressing yourself through art? Do you like clay? Do you like paint? Then this class is for you! Use your imagination as you get creative and have fun with art. You will experiment with clay, paint, and paper mache. Please bring an apron or a smock to class. A $10 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.002

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Pots and Plants!: Entering Grades 1-4

Using clay, hand-building techniques, and glazes, you will create pots to put plants in! We will learn about different types of plants, and create your own miniature garden! Tea time amongst the plants will happen during sunny days! A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.226

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Beginner Wheel Throwing for Kids!: Entering Grades 3-5

A hand’s on beginner’s class will introduce youngsters to the basics of the potter’s wheel such as centering and shaping the clay. Glazing techniques will also be explored. Each child will bring home a glazed piece(s) at the end of the session. In addition to promoting the creative process this class also supports sensory development in a fun environment. Materials fee is built into the price of class.

Activity: 7705.112

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $120 per person

Activity: 7705.113

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $120 per person

Little People Painting Like the Masters: Entering Grades 1-6

Experience painting on a number of different surfaces using a wide range of techniques. We will paint in the style and movements of the masters, drawing inspiration from nature, our surroundings and our imagination. An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.200

Week 2: Monday-Friday July 15-19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.201

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Cartooning as an Art Form: Entering Grades 2-7

Learn the basics of cartooning and how to apply cartoons to everyday life. Learn to quick draw faces, people and animals with markers, pastels and pencils. Delve into humor, action and emotion! An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.202

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.203

Week 4: Monday-Friday July 29- Aug 2

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person


STEM

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab: Entering Grades K-2

Turn the pages of a book and make it come alive in our laboratory! Using favorite children’s books such as Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss and titles from the Magic School Bus series partnered with non-fiction texts, students will enjoy many engaging science/literature connections that open the door to fun and creative projects and experiments! We will also learn about lab safety and data collection.

Session 1: Ms. Frizzle’s Lab I

Some of the topics we’ll explore include:

· States of Matter: Make your own lava lamp, create Dr. Seuss’ Oobleck, and collect data on racing liquids

· Fossils: Create your own fossils and go on a “dig” to learn how they’re excavated

· The Science of Ice Cream: Make your own ice cream in the lab!

Session 2: Ms. Frizzle’s Lab II

Some of the topics we’ll explore:

· Rainbows, Color, & Light: Catch a rainbow in a dish, and conduct a color separation (chromatography) experiment

· Space: Create a nebula and your own wearable “asteroid belt”

· The Science of Bubbles: collect data about which household items are good bubble making tools, and make your own giant bubble wand.

Please inform instructor of any food allergies so plans/materials may be adjusted if needed. An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab I:

Activity: 7705.104

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Fee: $100 per person

Ms. Frizzle’s Lab II:

Activity: 7705.105

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Fee: $100 per person

New! LongMetal Summer Robotics: Entering Grades 3-5

Experience the thrill of competitive robotics! Learn real-world engineering and coding skills, and compete for the coveted LongMetal Summer Program Trophy!

Learn robotics from the FIRST Robotics Rookie All-Star Champions, Longmeadow High School’s FIRST own, Team LongMetal.

Led by experienced high school engineers, participants will break off into teams to design, build and program their robots to compete for glory. Students will gain skills in engineering, creative problem solving, leadership and team building as they work to compete on a table-top playing field of complex and fun engineering challenges.

Consider LongMetal Summer Robotics as an entry into the world of competitive robotics and a starter program for your own FIRST LEGO League team.

A percentage of the proceeds of this program will benefit Longmeadow High School’s Team LongMetal. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.242

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 9am-12noon

Fee: $210 per person

Language Arts

New! Fun with Poetry: Entering Grades 1-5

Are you a budding poet? Do you like art? Then fun with poetry is for you. We will have fun writing and listening to different types of poetry. Each poem written will be connected with an art project. Your child will have a folder of creations! Come explore your inner poet while having fun with art!

Activity: 7704.006

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-July 12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.003

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-July 19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

New! Walk into the Author’s Living room- How a Writer Builds a Book: Entering grades 4-6

How does an author write a story? What hidden messages do authors want us to get from their stories? How do you get a child to really love a book and know why they love it? Through a realistic fiction read aloud, children will discover how an author takes one or more major themes, that are likely recurring in their own lives and that which inspires them to write, using narrative techniques and literary devices. Students will learn to analyze text and the author’s own thinking in order to notice even the smallest clues an author gives us that lead us to predict how the main characters/s change and grow into the people we hope they will become. An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class. Book: TBD Note: Children may be assigned outside reading to keep up with the course.

Activity: 7704.004

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-July 19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.007

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-July 26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Rising Readers & Writers!: Entering Grade 2

Learn and apply the strategies it takes to become an independent reader and writer. In this class we will read a variety of books, both fiction and nonfiction as well as learn how to decode tricky words! We will also learn to create our own different types of writing; opinion pieces, all about pieces and letters, just to name a few! This class will be tailored to the individual needs of the students, as well as full class and small group work. Come join us to have fun as we read and write! An additional materials fee of $5 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7701.146

Time: 8am-10am

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Fee: $100 per person

On The Write Foot: Entering Grades 2-4

Become a proficient and confident young writer by exploring different styles in short stories and books. Students will compile a collection of their own original works through interactive guided writing and create awesome illustrations using a variety of special effects! A $5 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.100

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Cooking, Mindfulness and More

New! Mini Mindful Movers: Entering Grades 1-3

Center your mind and move your body in Mindful Movers! Participants will learn lifelong strategies to incorporate into their daily lives including calming breathing techniques, targeted movements and yoga poses to strengthen muscles and release tension, mindfulness and thinking strategies, and exploring a growth mindset. Hands-on projects such as mindful tools, glitter jars, and vision boards will be made. Wear comfy clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat (if you have one). A $10 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.014

Time: 8am-10am

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Fee: $100 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Einstein’s Kitchen: Entering Grades 1-5

Become a genius in the kitchen by learning math and science! We will cook delicious items while learning about measuring, properties of matter, fractions, and chemical reactions. Let’ explore how cooking and the sciences merge! A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.131

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.132

Time: 8am-10am

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Fee: $100 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Healthy Snacks: Entering Grades 1-5

Learn how to make healthy snacks that you can eat anytime! This all-new recipe collection is designed to help little chefs learn how to prepare and cook healthy, tasty snacks or mini-meals in a creative and fun way! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each student will create a cookbook with all of the recipes used in class. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.008

Time: 8am-10am

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8- Jul 12

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.133

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.137

Time: 8am-10am

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22- Jul 26

Fee: $100 per person

New! Kids in the Kitchen - Just Desserts: Entering Grades 1-5

In this class we will be cooking just desserts! This all new recipe collection is designed to help little chefs learn how to prepare and cook healthy, delicious desserts. It’s true, desserts can be nutritious and delicious! We will incorporate games and activities to empower and inspire our kids to lead healthier lives. Each student will create a cookbook with all of the recipes used in class. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.135

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.009

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Fee: $100 per person

Kids Only!: Entering Grades 2-5

Are you allergic to glitter? Do you think pink should be outlawed? If you said yes, then this is the class for you! We want to delve into the disgusting and slide into the sticky. If you aren’t getting dirty, you aren’t doing it right! We will make a bridge of straws to hold the maximum amount of weight. We will try to build the highest and strongest tower out of marshmallows and raw spaghetti and develop the longest flying airplane! In addition, we will also make a string maze, a straw bridge, play capture the flag, and build slingshots or make slime! An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.140

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.139

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Fee: $100 per person

Middle and High School Enrichment

Art

3D Modeling: Physical and Digital! Entering Grades 5-9

Design objects using 3D modeling software and 3D sculpting materials! In this class, you will learn how to create architectural structures physically to digitally. One of your designs will be 3D printed! A materials fee of $8 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.195

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.221

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

The Potter’s Wheel: Entering Grades 6-12

Create wonderful pottery using the potter’s wheel, hand-building techniques, special clay tools and ceramic glazes. The possibilities are endless! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced potter, this is the class for you. You can create work that is sculptural and functional! A materials fee is included in the price of the class.

Activity: 7705.230

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $110 per person

Activity: 7705.231

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $110 per person

STEM

New! LongMetal Summer Robotics: Entering Grades 6-9

Experience the thrill of competitive robotics! Learn real-world engineering and coding skills, and compete for the coveted LongMetal Summer Program Trophy!

Learn robotics from the FIRST Robotics Rookie All-Star Champions, Longmeadow High School’s FIRST own, Team LongMetal.

Led by experienced high school engineers, participants will break off into teams to design, build and program their robots to compete for glory. Students will gain skills in engineering, creative problem solving, leadership and team building as they work to compete on a table-top playing field of complex and fun engineering challenges.

Consider LongMetal Summer Robotics as an entry into the world of competitive robotics and a starter program for your own FIRST LEGO League team.

A percentage of the proceeds of this program will benefit Longmeadow High School’s Team LongMetal. A materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.243

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29 - Aug 2

Time: 9am-12noon

Fee: $210 per person

Music, Theater, Cooking and More

New! Longmeadow Summer Theater: Entering Grades 5-12

Come join us for Longmeadow Summer Theater’s four-week session format with a live performance at the end of week four! Participants will audition for roles and everyone gets a part. Show off your artistic talents with stage design or share your singing and choreography abilities. Director Adam Malmborg is excited to return to Longmeadow Summer Theater! Adam directed last year’s fantastic production of High School Musical and previously directed Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, Pinocchio and Assistant Directed with Peter Pan The Musical, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast as well as starring as Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical. Come join us for a fantastic live theater experience! A materials fee of $20 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course. Please note: This course begins at 9am and goes until 12:30 every day starting July 8. Students are encouraged to show up early. Rehearsals and announcements will start every day at 9am.

Activity: 7705.142

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 8-Aug 2

Time: 9am-12:30pm

Fee: $460 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Concert Band: Entering Grades 7-9

Join us for the 10th annual Longmeadow Summer Concert Band! Students will learn more about music and their band instruments by playing entertaining songs and performing in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All incoming seventh through ninth grade woodwind, brass, and percussion players are welcome. All Longmeadow Summer Concert Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 29nd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Activity: 7705.146 `

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Jazz Band: Entering Grades 7-9

Join us for the 10th annual Longmeadow Summer Jazz Band! Students will learn more about jazz, how to play jazz, improvisation, and their band instruments by playing entertaining songs and performing in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th at 6:30 PM. All incoming seventh through ninth grade experienced saxophone, trumpet, trombone, flute, clarinet, piano, string bass, guitar, and drum set players are welcome. All Longmeadow Summer Jazz Band students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble). Students must register by June 29nd to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

* We will only accept the first 3 drum applicants to ensure all students have the opportunity to play the drum set during the course.

Activity: 7705.145

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Intermediate Orchestra: Entering Grades 6-9

String students who have completed at least their second full year of study on violin, viola, cello, or bass will gain confidence in playing their instruments and perform in a variety of styles from fiddle to classical. Students will perform in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Orchestra students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble).

Activity: 7705.144

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music: Intermediate Chorus: Entering Grades 6-9

Students sing a variety of music in harmony and in unison, both with and without accompaniment. Genres will range from folk songs and rounds to current pop tunes. Students will perform in an evening concert on Friday, July 13th starting at 6:30 PM. All Longmeadow Summer Chorus students must pay a $10.00 materials fee and a

Longmeadow Summer Music 2018 t-shirt fee of $15.00 (paid only once if enrolled in more than one LSM ensemble).

Activity: 7705.143

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Longmeadow Summer Music- Studio Production: Entering Grades 7-12

Using the state-of-the-art music technology lab at Longmeadow High School and Logic Pro X, summer studio production will explore the basics of digital music creation, composition, and production. Working individually on digital songs, students will acquire the necessary skills to produce their own album by the end of the week. Production techniques explored include sampling, mixing, automating, synthesizing and balancing. No existing musical ability necessary!

Activity: 7705.204

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Culinary Creations: From Scratch Edition: Entering Grades 5-9

In this class students will focus on how to plan, purchase, and execute an entire meal by the end of the week! Each day we will discover how to create a course from scratch such as an appetizer, salad, main dish, or dessert. We will also focus on making healthful, farm to table food choices whenever logistically and financially appropriate. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.170

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.208

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Culinary Creations - “Tasty” and “So Yummy” for REAL: Entering Grades 5-9

Ever watch those cool “Tasty” and “So Yummy” videos on YouTube and Facebook and wish you could make them? Well now you can! Watch the video, transfer the recipe, and make cool things like “Hot Chocolate on a Stick,” “Snacks From the 90s,” “Pie Crust Desserts,” and much more! An additional materials fee of $15 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.172

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-July 26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.215

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Culinary Creations- From Scratch Breakfast Edition: Entering Grades 5-9

This course is a fun twist on the beloved Culinary Creations from scratch class. In this class students will focus on how to plan, purchase, and execute an entire meal by the end of the week! Each day we will discover how to create a different breakfast dish from scratch. We will also focus on making healthful, farm to table food choices whenever logistically and financially appropriate. A $15 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7704.011

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-July 12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.012

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-July 19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7704.013

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-July 26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

The Breakfast Club: Entering Grades 4-6

Calling all pop culture fans! Want to learn about the music, art, literature, fashion, films, and important events of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s? How about cooking and eating delicious breakfast foods as you have discussions about these unique time periods with your friends? We will make pancakes, omelets, waffles, bacon, smoothies and more! Come with your appetite and also a hunger to learn more about the past fifty years of pop culture in our nation! A $10 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of the course.

Activity: 7705.103

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

New! Television Studio Production: Entering Grades 5-9

Learn the basics of Television Studio Production from the producers at Longmeadow Community Television (LCTV). Operate studio cameras, audio board, and video switcher. Be on-camera talent. This is your chance to be part of a production crew and Produce and Direct your own TV show. Lights, Camera, Action!

Activity: 7705.246

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 10am-12 noon

Fee: $100 per person

Outdoor and More

New! Mindful Movers: Entering Grades 4-7

Center your mind and move your body in Mindful Movers! Participants will learn lifelong strategies to incorporate into their daily lives including calming breathing techniques, targeted movements and yoga poses to strengthen muscles and release tension, mindfulness and thinking strategies, and exploring a growth mindset. Hands-on projects such as mindful tools, glitter jars, and vision boards will be made. Wear comfy clothing, bring a water bottle, and a yoga mat (if you have one). A $10 materials fee is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.015

Time: 10am-12noon

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Fee: $100 per person

Child vs. Wild: Entering Grades 3-6

This is a chance for kids to get in touch with nature! Kids will learn how to build a lean-to shelter, purify water, and learn what is edible and poisonous in the woods. We will have the opportunity to play nature games and hike to Turner Park. We will learn fire safety, cook typical camping meals and learn about all different kinds of acceptable camping gear. We will put up tents as a team and learn what keeps wild animals away from campsites. An additional materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7704.010

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.118

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

New! Ultimate Frisbee – Beginners: Entering Grades 6-9

It's the fastest growing sport out there. Learn the basics of catching, backhand, forehand, marking, play-making, and of course, the rules. Ultimate is unique in that it is self-officiated; there are no referees. Players will learn how work things out on their own and practice "The Spirit of the Game". A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.234

Week 1: Monday- Friday July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.235

Week 3: Monday- Friday July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

New! Ultimate Frisbee – Intermediate: Entering Grades 6-9

You know the basics, now learn and practice man and zone defenses, goal line set plays, the stack, and the force. Scrimmages each day weather permitting. A materials fee of $10 is required, payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

Activity: 7705.236

Week 2: Monday- Friday July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.237

Week 4: Monday- Friday July 29-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Language Arts and Math

New! Study Skills: Entering Grades 7-8

Are you hoping to improve your grades and test scores in school next year? This course can help! Discover the methodology of proper study habits, what works and what does not. You will practice organizational, note-taking and reading skills. To enhance learning, proper close-reading and writing skills are also practiced.

Activity: 7705.240

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Middle School Power Reading & Writing: Entering Grades 5-8

Enhance reading rate and fluency. Learn reading strategies and writing skills applicable to science, social studies and math with emphasis on critical reading and reading for understanding. Graphic organizers will facilitate comprehension and application of the writing process. Study skills plus vocabulary and grammar enrichment activities will provide a boost for MCAS scores! Since the focus of this course is reading and writing, practice and instruction will be tailored to individuals. Students are encouraged to take as many weeks of this course as they like.

Activity: 7705.160

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.161

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Creative Writing: Entering Grades 5-8

The goal of this course is to help students find and develop their creative voices. Students will read, write and revise poems and short stories. They will also be encouraged to share their work with others in a workshop setting. Students will learn and apply their knowledge of the key elements of fiction and poetry including plot, setting, character, point of view, dialogue and figurative language. Come see how fun writing can be! This course is designed for students to sign up for as many weeks as they would like!

Activity: 7705.198

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15- Jul 19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.122

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Pre-English Bootcamp: Entering Grade 9

Don’t let our title fool you! This stress free course is for soon-to-be 9th graders who are considering Honors English. We will focus on introducing students the skills used in English 111 at Longmeadow high school in a fun, friendly environment. The course will focus on reading honors level short stories, plays and poems. The class will work on writing skills such as thesis creation, annotation and Cornell note taking that are critical to the English 111 curriculum. We will discuss literary and thematic terms in the context of the literature we read in class and encourage high level discussion and debate. All of the skills taught in the course are transferable to the honors class. Mr. Weaver is one of the English 111 teachers and hopes to help students feel prepared and excited for the jump into Freshman Honors English. Come join us if you want to get a taste of Honors English or just love reading and talking about great stories, plays and poems!

Activity: 7705.174

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.175

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

The College Essay: Entering Grades 9-12

Learn personal essay writing from an experienced writing instructor. Focus will be on producing 1-2 polished personal essays, one of which may serve as an essay for college admission. Students will learn to write with voice and purpose, with a large emphasis placed on the revision process. Students will be impressed by how much a draft can improve over the course of a single week.

Activity: 7705.169

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.182

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.183

Week 3: Monday-Friday, July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.199

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29- Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Reading Writing SAT Prep

Prep for the new style SAT & PSAT tests using the latest practice materials and test taking techniques. Learn the grammatical, mechanical, and usage mistakes you will find on the new test. Also, students will learn how to write a successful essay for the new format. The course will not only improve proficiency on the test but also help with the skills needed to succeed in writing in general. The practice will familiarize students with the test and build confidence. Students are encouraged to enroll in one week of the course but may decide to take additional weeks for further practice.

Activity: 7705.176

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.177

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.178

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 22-26

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.179

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $100 per person

Math S.A.T and P.S.A.T Prep

Prep for new style S.A.T. tests using the latest practice materials and proven test taking techniques. Learn intensive analysis and the development of math concepts and skills involved in Math S.A.T. Practice improves self-confidence in math! Students must provide their own calculators for all class meetings. Since the focus of each week will be different students may take multiple weeks of this course.

Activity: 7705.149

Week 1: Monday-Friday, July 8-12

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.148

Week 2: Monday-Friday, July 15-19

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.150

Week 3: Monday-Friday July 22-26

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Activity: 7705.151

Week 4: Monday-Friday, July 29-Aug 2

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $100 per person

Algebra I

This course is designed for students who are interested in reinforcing Algebra I prior to entering Geometry or Algebra II. It is also a great fit for those who want to get a head start on Algebra I prior to entering high school. Over the four-week period, we will cover topics from the Longmeadow HS Algebra I curriculum at the College Prep I level. There will be daily homework and quizzes along with a mid-term exam and a final exam.

Activity: 7705.110

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 8-Aug 2

Time: 10am-12noon

Fee: $310 per person

English I-IV

This remedial course is designed for students who have failed a high school English course. Through daily reading and writing assignments, students will improve their comprehension and analysis skills, as well as their essay writing and editing skills. A study of vocabulary and essential grammar and usage lessons will also be taught.

Activity: 7705.124

Dates: Monday-Friday, July 8-Aug 2

Time: 8am-10am

Fee: $310 per person

Stacy Smith - Enrichment Coordinator - 413-565-4239 - ssmith@longmeadow.k12.ma.us - Online Registration