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Summer Discovery

Enrichment Classes for Elementary Students

Update:  Summer Discovery 2020 is tentatively scheduled for June 8-12.  Look for registration information in early spring. 

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Two Sessions and Two Locations

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hickory Flat Elementary School

2755 East Cherokee Drive

Canton, GA 30115

OR

Liberty Elementary School

10500 Bells Ferry Road

Canton, GA 30114

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COURSE CATALOG:  HICKORY FLAT ELEMENTARY LOCATION

  • Magic for Muggles (4th – 5th) Indulge your student’s creative and literary side with this class inspired by the beloved Harry Potter book series. Using STEAM principles, students will participate in exciting challenges in various engineering, critical thinking, communication, and creative challenges to round out their enchanted week of potions, puzzles, “herbology”, and Quidditch. Jennifer Bledsoe – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Fairy Tale STEAM (1st – 3rd)- Morning Session (4th-5th) Afternoon Session Join us for a week of enchanted engineering! Design, build, paint, sing and dance your way through Arandell, Agrabah, the French countryside and many more fantastic locations! Naticia Zocca – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • The Greatest Showman (1st – 5th) The Greatest Showman: Students will use a child friendly script to learn to perform a version of the hit movie-musical, "The Greatest Showman." The class will culminate with a performance in front of a live audience on the last day of camp! Students will have the opportunity to direct, design sets and props, act, sing, and dance.  If your child is interested in trying out any aspect of musical theater, this class is for them! Lauren Caccavone – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Cherokee Showstoppers (4th – 5th) Calling all dancers! If you love to move to rhythm and step to the beat, come be a Cherokee Showstopper! Students will explore various dance styles while learning and creating dances throughout the week! Students will also learn stretching techniques, basic gymnastics skills, and teamwork. Top off the week with a performance for parents that will definitely be a SHOW STOPPER! Rachel Maddox – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Camps Crafts-A-Lot (4th – 5th) From Oobleck to Oreos and tie-dye to twine, everything about Camp Crafts-A-Lot is guaranteed to be loads of fun! We'll be creating a huge variety of summer crafts using our hands and our imaginations! Bring your creativity and be prepared to have a great time making new friends AND new creations! Heather S. Johnson – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • EXTRA! EXTRA!  PAPER PIZZAZZ! (1st – 5th) When it comes to crafting, there’s one magical material that always comes through: PAPER!  Whether it’s construction paper, computer paper, or yesterday’s newspaper.  Please join us to learn and create with paper mache, mosaics, origami, and much more!   Guaranteed FUN! Heather Garrett – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Games Galore (4th – 5th) Love to problem solve, use strategy skills and play games, but there's never enough time or someone to play with??  This is the camp session for you!  We will have games galore to play; Qwirkle, Chess, Rummikub, Sorry, The Game of Life, Monopoly, Risk, Ticket to Ride, and any other game you would like to play.  You can learn new games or play games you just love to play. We'll also have some outside games and fun too. Linda Warner – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • We’re STEAMing…. (4th – 5th) Let’s STEAM roll into summer with an exciting week of STEAM challenges, Sphero the coding robot, hands-on science experiments, and daily Art projects to reflect on the day’s experiences. Amanda Savage – Morning or Afternoon Session Available                                                                                                               
  • Drama, Drama, Drama!!! Santa is Sick... (4th – 5th) Santa is SICK! What will happen to Christmas? How will all the toys be delivered? Who will save Christmas? Come join us for a Reader's Theater that will be fun for all! Student will be given parts, they will rehearse, create props and backgrounds for the play. 13 or more students are needed for the play. Joe Davenport – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Garden Art (1st – 3rd) – Morning Session (4th -5th) Afternoon Session In Garden Art, students will be getting their hands dirty while making some fun and creative crafts that will help our garden and the living things in it. These activities will reinforce their science and art skills. There will be a fun new theme each day of the week, designed to teach the students about the beneficial living things in our gardens. Michelle Campbell – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • “Block by Block” (4th – 5th) Do you love LEGOs, robots, and Minecraft? If so, then this class is for you! Learn to use block coding in different programs. Smartphone apps, robots, video games, small business—the world runs on code. Software jobs are predicted to grow 34% in the next few years, making coding and app development the world’s most in-demand skills. Jump-in now and have fun learning! Lisa Lougheed – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Farm to Table: Kid Style (1st – 3rd)- Morning Session (4th – 5th) -Afternoon Session Use math, science, reading and art to learn about happenings on a farm! Each day will consist of a demonstration from local farmers and gardeners. Interact with animals, eat yummy farm food, and make crafts for your own farm or garden. Heather Amos – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • America at War (4th – 5th) Over the course of a week, we will travel back to different time periods as we learn about "America at War" through the use of technology and hands-on experiences. On Monday we will travel back to the Revolutionary War, Tuesday to the Civil War, Wednesday to World War One, Thursday to World War Two, and Friday to the Cold War. Get your time travelers ready for a week of exploring the weapons, battles, music, food, leaders, strategies, causes, outcomes, and so much more that made these wars ones we will never forget! It is sure to be an amazing experience each day! Sandi Price Harrison – Morning Session Only
  • Craft Academy (4th – 5th) This class will include hands on activities for students who love crafting using different materials such as paint and tie dye. While making new friends, students will learn to use designing programs to create their own products. Kristin Covington and Leeanne Hartman – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • IMPROVe your Imagination with IMPROV (1st – 3rd) Morning Session (4th – 5th) Afternoon Session Have fun exploring creativity through Improvisational Acting!  Students will participate in acting out skits and playing games that give them a chance to really use their imaginations. We will use various prompts and even develop skits of our own. This is a fun way for students to explore their wit and humor while being creative! Courtnie Freeman – Morning and Afternoon Session Available                                                                             
  • Cheerleading (4th – 5th) Want to learn or improve your cheerleading skills?  Come join us at Hickory Flat this summer.  We will teach you all the basic cheerleading skills and put together a full routine including jumps, stunts, tumbling, pyramid, cheer and dance!  Michelle Giles – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Pop Art! (4th – 5th) Students will learn about the history of Pop Art by studying the works of Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.  Students will create a work inspired by each of these artists to display in a gallery show with classmates! Staci Cordery – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • LEGO Logistics (4th – 5th) Students will learn about all aspects of LEGO building. They will work cooperatively to build and present creations. They will also have FUN together through LEGO games and activities. Lauren Cunningham – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Recorders ROCK! (4th – 5th) Have you ever wanted to learn how to play the 7-holed song flute called the recorder? THIS IS YOUR CHANCE! Join Mrs. Whitley for fun-filled activities involving movement, singing, and learning all about the instrument called the recorder. Students will learn how to read basic music notation and will learn how to correctly hold and play several songs on a recorder. Music activities will be supplemented by computer-animated music notation. Students will learn from the teacher, through small groups, and through interactive music education games. Kristina Whitley – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Racing and Flying Discovery!  (1st – 3rd) How would you like to build your own derby car and race your friends on a track that you build? What about making different style model airplanes and seeing how far they’ll fly?  You can do both at Racing and Flying Discovery. Kathy Ford – Morning Session Only
  • Easy Crafts for Kids (1st – 3rd) Easy Crafts for Kids is a passport to scores of fun unique crafts: Poms, Stems and Wiggles: Pencil Toppers, Sun Flower, Pom Pom Kitty, Clay  Pots of Fun: Angel , Bunny, Chicken, Butterfly, Aquarium Cartoon Animals, Papier-Mache Creatures, Dancing Monsters and much more. Kathy Ford – Afternoon Session Only
  • Unicorns and Glitter Galore! (1st – 5th) Do you love unicorns, glitter and rainbows? Then this class is for you! Come sparkle, shine and fly into this unicorn themed DIY class! Natalie Hamlin – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Creative learning with Minecraft Education Edition! (4th – 5th) Learn coding, work on math skills, or explore in Chemistry using Minecraft Education Edition! Students will explore the wonders of chemistry where they mix chemicals without exploding! They can also complete computer coding activities that help build 21st century skills!  Come and build, explore and create with the world of Minecraft in the classroom friendly version of Minecraft known as Minecraft Education Edition! Susan Lumpkin – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Whimsical Weavers (4th – 5th) Explore the wonderful world of weaving and textile art.  Each day students will create works of art like mini-me’s, usable objects such as beautiful baskets and real rugs with yarn, t-shirts, and recycled materials while learning skills to keep them busy all summer! Kay Martin – Morning Session Only
  • Sports & Scavenger Hunts (1st – 3rd) - Morning Session (4th -5th) -Afternoon Session Keep your mind and boy active this summer with a fun combination of sports activities and scavenger hunts. Learn more about different sports from the Summer Olympics while searching for clues and solving mysteries during our daily scavenger hunts. Kelly Morris – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Mission Improvable (4th – 5th) Improvisation Camp will engage participants in the art of improvisational theater, while becoming confident in creative expression and performance. Campers will learn through theater games, improvisational exercises and ensemble-building activities. Props and costumes will make the day extra fun!  Kay Martin – Afternoon Session Only
  • Super Summer Science and STEM (1st – 3rd) - Morning Session (4th -5th) – Afternoon Session Young scientist and engineers will investigate hands-on, age appropriate Science Experiments/Activities and STEM Design Challenges. Sessions will include individual and group/team exploration that are not only fun and exciting, but also standards based.  STEM Design Challenges will involve a focus on problem solving skills using the STEM Design Loop and will be focused on students' interest.  Students are encouraged to start collecting consumables now to use for possible challenges! Mollie Dunn – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Queasy to Curious (4th – 5th) Ever wondered what the inside structure of a frog, worm, or squid look like? Toss out the textbooks-little scientists will learn anatomy through the life cycle of living creatures with hands-on, safe, and sanitary lab experiments. They will also Skype with a scientist, have virtual dissections, create 3D model food webs, and learn about scientific careers! Regina Allen – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Leapin' Legos (4th – 5th) Jump into a world where creation meets imagination!  We will be exploring with Legos through free-build, building to solve problems and using We.Do Robotics.  Your child will have the opportunity to build up to 14 different robots along side like-minded creators.  Together we will experience the robots come to life.  Let's leap together! Sherri Stapleton – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Unicorns and Rainbows (1st – 3rd) Looking for kids who love all things rainbows and unicorns.  If this is you, sign up and join in on the fun!  Come and explore unicorns and rainbows by creating whimsical crafts, enjoying story time, and hands-on experiments.  This session will be filled with plenty of things that sparkle, shimmer, and shine. Laura Lathem – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Japanology (4th – 5th) Do you like Japanese origami, animation, etc.? Then, let’s learn more about Japan this summer! Learn basic Japanese such as greetings, basic vocabulary, and culture. We will also make an origami craft and draw an easy animation character in the class. Miho Paone – Morning Session Only
  • Math Magic (1st – 3rd) - Morning Session (4th – 5th) – Afternoon Session Math Magic uses a hands-on gaming approach that is designed to help children enhance problem-solving skills to build their understanding for multiple math concepts learned throughout the school year.  Children will play games with partners and small groups as they learn math through magically captivating games. Deborah Case – Morning or Afternoon Session Available

 

COURSE CATALOG:  LIBERTY ELEMENTARY LOCATION

  • Around the World with Crafts, Food and FUN! (1st – 3rd) -Morning Session (4th -5th) - Afternoon Session Students will get an introduction to languages and cultures through food, arts and crafts. We will explore 6 continents and over 10 different countries! Around the World is designed to expose students to beginning conversational language, delicious food (usually something sweet!) and hands-on crafts to take home in a safe and creative environment.  World travelers will learn about famous people from different countries, participate in international Skype field trips and so much more! So, grab your passport and let’s go on an adventure! Jessica Grant-Tweedie – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • The Tasting Table (1st – 3rd) A cooking camp that encourages children to think outside of the box when creating their own versions of recipes to enjoy! Come along as we use books to guide our way to a new world of delicious meals from appetizers to dessert! Campers will leave with their very own chef apron, chef hat, and creative recipe book featuring their favorites from the week. Brittany Holton – Morning Session Only
  • Hablas Espanol? (1st – 3rd) Students will take a unique traveling experience around different Hispanic countries.  Children will embark on a memorable cultural adventure while learning/practicing the Spanish language. Mirtha Sanchez – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Back Yard All-Stars; Team Sports (1st – 5th) This non-stop, action-packed camp allows students to experience a variety of team sports.  Each day, students will learn the rules of various sports, engage in skill builders, and put their new skills to the test through exciting games. We will also encourage good sportsmanship through character words of the day. We will end the week with the ultimate team sports tournament!! ALL skill levels are welcome- come join the fun! Paige Chandler and Meredith Rocker – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Craft-a-licious (1st – 3rd) Do you enjoy making fun crafts and delicious snacks? Of course you do! In this class we will be creating different crafts and snacks that go together! How cool! Imagine, Shrinky Dink flower jewelry with dirt cake, ice cream painting and homemade ice cream…and so much more! Valerie Pfeffer and Kelly Smith – Morning Session Only
  • A Sea of Fun (4th – 5th) Do you love the beach or pool? If your answer is yes, come and create some awesome beach/pool essentials like a tie-dyed beach towel and shirt.  In addition, we will be creating some cool beachy crafts like sand art, beach paintings and a beach themed wreath that will make you feel as if you are dipping your toes in the water. Kelly Smith and Valerie Pfeffer – Afternoon Session Only
  • StarBOOKS Cafe! (4th – 5th) STARBOOKS Café- Calling all Book Baristas! STARBOOKS is looking for excited readers to create new book inspired café treats! We will be making Fantasy Fruit Parfaits, Informational Iced Sugar Cookies, Central Message Cupcakes and more! Each day our Baristas will make a new recipe, enjoy their yummy creations, design a take home recipe book, and read a latte along the way! Baristas will receive their very own green apron to make it official! Brittany Holton – Afternoon Session Only
  • Hip Hop Summer Stomp (1st – 5th) Do you like music? Do you like to dance? Start your summer in a rockin' way! We will be movin' and groovin' in this class!  Come learn hip hop dance techniques and popular dances.  Plus take home a video of YOU performing a dance routine you learned this week! Tiffany Wilson and Brianna Porter – Morning Session Only
  • STEAM Ahead for Superheroes! (1st – 3rd) – Morning Session (4th – 5th) – Afternoon Session Calling all superheroes! Grab your super skills and join us to save the world with the power of STEAM! Find out if your lungs can hold as much air as Aquaman’s; if you are as strong as Wonder Woman; what forces Iron Man and Superman use to fly; how Spider-Man uses a web; and if you can engineer Batman a new Batmobile.  You won’t want to miss these out-of-this-world experiments and incredible activities where both your wits and imagination will be put to the superhero test. Karen Garland and Nina Eidson – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Game On (4th – 5th) Why just play games online when you can create them?  Students will learn how do design, develop, build and play their own digital games in a variety of platforms.  They will use apps like Bloxels, OneNote, and Kahoot to create different types of online games.  Watch out Fortnite and Minecraft the digital game designers of the future are here! Stephanie Gauthia – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Mindcraft EDU Competitions (4th – 5th) Who doesn't love Mindcraft? Even better, what about making it a competition? Every day, the students will be given a mission to complete. There will be opportunities to work individually and in small groups.  Lyndsey Boden – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • This and That! (1st – 3rd) This and That! is jam-packed with exciting activities including arts and crafts, a variety of games, song and dance, and hands on science experiments. Each day will consist of a different theme and will include: S’more Camping Day, Diving into the Ocean Day, Plush Pet Day, Dinosaur Dig Day, and Wacky Water Day.  Come and join the excitement with us. You won’t want to miss it!! Amy Catherine Manzella and Jessica DeLuca – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Tie Dye Extravaganza! (4th – 5th)- Morning Session (1st -3rd) -Afternoon Session If you like to rock colors, then this is the program for you! In this program we will be learning and trying out different folds, twists and ties to make the coolest tie dye clothing and accessories. For the rising 3-5 graders we will also learn how to bleach dye! Sign up for a chance to brighten up your wardrobe! Alaina Beck – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • SPACE CAMP - Take a Trip Through Our Extraordinary Universe! (1st – 3rd) BLAST OFF! Our rocket has launched, and we are on our way to space. During this class we will become astronauts and see what it is like to live in space. We will conduct several science experiments, complete online research, and create our own solar system. This will be an imaginative and exciting class for all future space cadets! Gretchen Brennan – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Lego Mania (1st - 3rd) – Morning Session (4th -5th) – Afternoon Session Let your inner engineering creativity explode in Lego Mania! We offer everything from building challenges to Lego themed art pieces to brick themed snacks. Lego Mania brings together all components of S.T. E. A. M. (science, technology, engineering, art and math) in one fun filled week.  Brandy Thierry and Jean Spencer – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Cup Stack Attack (1st – 5th) Welcome to the wonderful sport of cup stacking!  This sport is growing in popularity around the world and it's a lot of fun.  Increase your hand eye coordination, beat your best time, have fun competing on teams against other teams.  Please join me this summer in a sport that's for everyone. Michael L'Esperance –Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Center Stage (1st – 2nd) – Morning Session (3rd – 5th) Afternoon Session 1st Class: Do you enjoy being creative? In this camp, students will participate in drama activities, such as puppetry and reader’s theatre. You will also get the chance to be creative and use your imagination to create fun props to use at camp and home! This camp will expand your imagination, create new friendships and spark your creativity. 2nd Class: Do you enjoy being creative and putting on plays? In this camp, students will participate in drama activities and work together to create a masterpiece. Whether you have performed before or not, this camp will spark your creativity, expand your imagination, and build your confidence on stage. Allison Velie – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Whimsical Weavers (4th – 5th) Explore the wonderful world of weaving and textile art.  Each day students will create works of art like mini-me’s, usable objects such as beautiful baskets and real rugs with yarn, t-shirts, and recycled materials while learning skills to keep them busy all summer! Ruth Knott – Morning Session Only
  • Mission Improvable (4th – 5th) Improvisation Camp will engage participants in the art of improvisational theater, while becoming confident in creative expression and performance. Campers will learn through theater games, improvisational exercises and ensemble-building activities. Props and costumes will make the day extra fun!  Ruth Knott – Afternoon Session Only
  • Edible Science (4th – 5th) Have you ever wanted to play in the dirt... and then EAT IT? How about taking home a rock to eat and a rock to keep? Come to Edible Science and we will find out how learning about science can be fulfilling (in more ways than one!) Allison Pitts – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Artsy Crafty Fun (1st – 3rd) – Morning Session (4th – 5th) – Afternoon Session The students will express themselves in a variety of art media. There will be some instruction with lots of room for your child’s individual creativity. The medias will include (but are not limited to) each of the following; painting, beading, STEM building/design, weaving and paper crafts. Join us for some kid-interesting arts and crafts projects. Holly Clarisse – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Unicorns and Rainbows (1st – 3rd) Looking for kids who love all things rainbows and unicorns.  If this is you, sign up and join in on the fun! Come and explore unicorns and rainbows by creating whimsical crafts, enjoying story time, and hands-on experiments.  This session will be filled with plenty of things that sparkle, shimmer, and shine. Jennifer Rice – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • CATCH ON TO CODING (1st – 3rd) “Catch on to Coding” is a class in which students will learn the creative process executed by computer programmers to tell a computer how to perform a task. Building on basic vocabulary for coding and programming like byte, bit, binary, and coordinates, students will begin creating directions and code. “Catch on to Coding” will start without computers. Then, using a variety of websites and apps on the iPad, activities will progress to code the robots named Dot and Dash. Join us as we learn to code! According to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.” Pam Morris – Afternoon Session Only
  • GAME ON! Strategy Building Games like Minecraft Edu (1st -3rd) – Morning Session (4th -5th) Afternoon Session Explore the biome worlds of Minecraft Edu to build architectural structures, farm with fractions, and break codes in a Native American world.  Create music using coding in Georgia Tech's EarSketch program. Learn the basics of python coding using trinket.io to design beautiful patterns. Play strategy games such Word Up, Square Around, Marble World and others. April Bryant – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Digital Discovery (4th – 5th) Come explore entertaining computer programs like Adobe Spark, Canvas, Bitmoji and engaging apps like Drawing Desk, HelloChalk, and PicCollage. And so much more! We will be creating, drawing, writing, and painting amazing projects and learning so much! Belinda Callahan – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Future Scientist Explorers (1st – 3rd) – Morning Session (4th -5th) Afternoon Session If you love Science adventures then Future Scientist Explorers is the camp for you! Join us for a week full of exploration and hands-on experiences you will never forget. Rockets, fossils, structure building, volcanoes, backyard exploring, and of course a day of plasma, slime, and ice cream. Future Scientist is designed for young Scientist to learn, explore, and experience hands-on activities in a fun environment. Tessa Allen – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Junkyard Wars (1st – 3rd) – Morning Session (4th -5th) In this eco-friendly S.T.E.M. program students will recycle common everyday items to create different mechanisms and racers. The program is divided into a series of challenges where students will compete to accomplish specific tasks and goals. Each challenge combines environmental principles, physics, and basic elements of design and engineering.  After mastering the basic concepts, students will face a final challenge to earn the title Junkyard Warrior and become protectors of the environment. Whitney Amos – Morning or Afternoon Session Available
  • Goo-ology (1st – 3rd) In Goo-ology, students will explore the many ways of making goo.  Goo-ology is designed to integrate math and science skills by actively involving students in slime-tastic experiments. Future scientists will participate in hands on procedures by measuring and mixing goo. Whether they are creating slime, oobleck, or other gooey things, they will be able to compare/contrast their creations, see and feel the properties of matter, and have lots of fun with their goo. Jill Oliver – Morning or Afternoon Session Available