K-1 Class Descriptions

Art Exploration*

Teacher: Kelli McMaster

Session A only

Come to an art studio where students can be inspired by artists, learn and try some new techniques, and explore different materials.


Botanical Art*

Teacher: Erica Paisley

In this class, students will learn about plants and plant-based materials. They will use this knowledge to create arts and crafts using a variety of mediums. 


Intro to Art*

Teacher: Nicole Myers

In this course, students will learn art theories such as color theory and perspective through projects using a variety of mediums. They will also learn about some of the worlds great artis and practice their styles.


This is a 3-hr class for students entering kindergarten-first grade in Fall 2018. Students will have opportunities to socialize with peers while building pre-reading skills,, number sense, and beginning writing. Students will make art, participate in music, and experiment with science. Build your child's confidence with this tremendous opportunity in summer. 

K-1 Readiness

Teacher: Jennifer Le


MAth in the Kitchen

Teacher: Laura Dumont

Attention all Junior Chefs! Have you ever stopped to consider how often you count, measure, estimate, and compare when you are cooking? Your kitchen is rich with fun and yummy ways for you to learn the basics of numbers, counting, and measuring. We will explore real-world applications of important math concepts during this delicious class!


Language ASL

Teacher: Kelli McMaster

Session A only

In “An Introduction to American Sign Language (ASL)” students will be introduced to Deaf culture, basic signs used in daily communication, vocabulary centered around literature, and the ASL alphabet. Students will have fun as they are introduced to ASL through songs and activities.”


This is a project based class. Students will explore Mars, and build both reading and writing skills as they learn about building a city on that planet. Students will get the opportunity to build their own models of the city. 

Living on Mars

Teacher: Raquel Kirby


This is an art class designed to designed to teach about famous artists and their styles. The students will learn about elements of art, color theory, and techniques various artists’s used. Students will create art, inspired by the artists, using various mediums.

Mixed Media Art*

Teacher: Danielle Baker


In this Music Together class, children will experience music in a variety of forms. Children will be singing, dancing and exploring different musical instruments on a daily basis. Music Together is an internationally recognized program that has been created for children to be introduced and exposed to music in creative and fun ways. The goal of this class is to help children gain basic music competence, being able to sing on pitch and find rhythm with their bodies.

Music Together

Teacher: Lacie Burger

Session A only


Nutrition 101

Teacher: Stephanie Little

Through games, videos, and activities, this class would provide a fun way to learn about foods and healthy lifestyles. Students will gain a better understanding of science and nutrition. 


In this class, students will learn how to use their breath to enhance concentration and focus; participate in activities to learn how to be present and mindful; and learn strategies to reduce anxiety. 

Yoga & Mindful-ness

Teacher: Terry Walsh

2nd - 3rd Grade Class Descriptions

Arts & Crafts*

Teacher: Abby Bachanas

Join us for a fun and exciting arts and crafts class using all types of media--paper, paint, play-doh . . . you name it, we do it! More advanced skills will be taught using the basic media--paper, paint, clay, etc, but most importantly, we'll be always having fun!


Botanical Art*

Teacher: Erica Paisley

In this class, students will learn about plants and plant-based materials. They will use this knowledge to create arts and crafts using a variety of mediums. 


Chorus

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Beth Mann

Session B only

This class will help students develop their singing voice and explore their vocal abilities. Students will learn basic singing posture, breath control, diction, phrasing, tone color, and read basic music notation. Students will also sing a wide variety of songs that include folk songs, patriotic songs and songs from different cultures. 


Cooking Basics*

Teacher: Vanessa Martin

In this culinary class, students will learn kitchen safety, food preparation, cooking and baking skills through the use of math. 


Creative Writing

3rd - 4th Grade

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao

This class is designed for the aspiring author. The class will go over story development and the use of digital applications for publishing work.


Digital Storytelling

Teacher: Sam Thorner

Students will use apps including Storybird, Random Emoji Generator, and Pixar Storytelling, to learn creative writing. 


Intro to Art*

Teacher: Nicole Myers

In this course, students will learn art theories such as color theory and perspective through projects using a variety of mediums. They will also learn about some of the worlds great artis and practice their styles.


Intro to Scratch

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Christine Pham

Session A only

Learn how to program using Scratch, an interactive way to tell stories, create games and animations. Students will learn the basics of programming as well as being able to do some design of their own.. 


Living on Mars

Teacher: Raquel Kirby

This is a project based class. Students will explore Mars, and build both reading and writing skills as they learn about building a city on that planet. Students will get the opportunity to build their own models of the city. 


Math Games

Teacher: Laura Dumont

Get those brain muscles moving with fun games, puzzles, and activities designed to improve your logic, creativity, and problem solving skills! This class will challenge your critical thinking as well as your math skills. Come enjoy math games using dice, cards, and other maniplulatives to help reinforce facts, math strategies, and critical thinking skills. The activities from this class will be able to be played at home for fun as well!


Math in the Kitchen 

Teacher: Laura Dumont

Attention all Junior Chefs! Have you ever stopped to consider how often you count, measure, estimate, and compare when you are cooking? Your kitchen is rich with fun and yummy ways for you to learn the basics of numbers, counting, and measuring. We will explore real-world applications of important math concepts during this delicious class!


Math through Art*

Teacher: Nicole Crouse

In this class, students will create artistic masterpieces! They will draw and paint landscapes, objects, people, and animals using math concepts. Students will experiment with a variety of materials.


Messy Fingers Baking*

Session B Only

Teacher: Abby Hardin

Come get your fingers gooey while making dough for different baked goods like cookies and brownies. Learn why you add specific ingredients to your recipe and how to make your own unique concoctions.


Students who take MIT Inventor App this summer, will learn how to create simple apps using block code.No prior experience is necessary. All students will need to know their moreland gmail account and password when they register for class. 

MIT INVENTOR APP

3rd - 4th Grade

Teacher: Holly Brown


This is an art class designed to designed to teach about famous artists and their styles. The students will learn about elements of art, color theory, and techniques various artists’s used. Students will create art, inspired by the artists, using various mediums.

Mixed Media Art*

Teacher: Danielle Baker


Through games, videos, and activities, this class would provide a fun way to learn about foods and healthy lifestyles. Students will gain a better understanding of science and nutrition. 

Nutrition 101

Teacher: Stephanie Little


Have you ever had one of those moments where everything you do just seems to happen easily? In Power Learning you will find ways to make that happen more and more. Power Learning - where mindfulness meets movement - to access our brains greatest potential for learning, thinking, moving and more.

Power Learning

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Beth Mann

Session A only


Become story characters in this interactive readers theater. Together, we will read exciting scripts and make props for our scenes.

Readers Theater

Teacher: Nicole Crouse


Recorder**

2nd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Learn how to read and play music! Students will learn to play familiar melodies on the Soprano recorder and will be introduced to basic music notation. Music will be provided. There will be daily instrument demonstrations to allow students to see opportunities available to them in school music programs. An additional $5 lab fee will be required to purchase a Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingerings. Students will give a short performance at the end-of-camp concert.


Sewing Arts & Crafts*

Teacher: Vanessa Martin

In this class, students will develop basic skills in sewing, embroidery, and crocheting. They will explore, design, and create projects using a variety of materials. 


Spanish 101

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Suzy Stanley

Session A Only

This class is for students who wish to learn beginning Spanish. 


Students will expore the history of art, learn about famous artists, and then produce a piece of art in that artists's style! 

The Story of Art

Teacher: Sam Thorner


This is a great class for students who love to perform and students who would like to get more comfortable speaking and performing in front of others. The course will give an overview of different aspects of performing arts like improvisational comedy, acting in comedic and dramatic scenes, and creating original scenes to perform.

Theater Arts

2nd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Erin Neckers


Use nature as your inspiration for creating different art work. We will spend time outside each day observing nature or collecting some items for your creations.

 

Treehouse Crafts

Teacher: Abby Hardin

Session B only


This is a short nine-day class designed to teach the basics of making short films. The class will go ver storyboarding, film techniques, editing, and revising, and the use of several digital applications. 

Video & Film Production

Session B Only

Teacher: Jeffrey Spafford

4th - 5th Grade Class Descriptions


Learn to play the trumpet! This class will teach aspiring musicians how to assemble and care for the trumpet, produce a beautiful sound, read music, and begin playing familiar melodies. A limited number of instruments are available to borrow. Students will give a short performance at the end-of-camp concert. Prerequisites: No experience required.

Beginning Trumpet

Teacher: Beth Mann

 


Beginning Clarinet

Teacher: Beth Mann

Learn to play the clarinet. This class will teach aspiring musicians how to assemble and care for the flute, produce a beautiful sound, read music, and begin playing familiar melodies. A limited number of instruments are available to borrow. Students will give a short performance at the end-of-camp concert. Prerequisites: No experience required.


Learn to play the flute. This class will teach aspiring musicians how to assemble and care for the flute, produce a beautiful sound, read music, and begin playing familiar melodies. A limited number of instruments are available to borrow. Students will give a short performance at the end-of-camp concert. Prerequisites: No experience required.

Beginning      Flute

Teacher: Beth Mann


Blog like an Expert

Teacher: Suzy Stanley

Session A only

This class is for students who wish to learn how to develop their own blog and skillfully write all of its content.


Students will learn basic bullet journaling for organizing and scheduling. Students will also use bullet journals as a creative outlet and learn different lettering techniques to create journal spreads. 

Bullet Journaling

Teacher: Rea Morikawa

Session A only


Chorus

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Beth Mann

Session B only

This class will help students develop their singing voice and explore their vocal abilities. Students will learn basic singing posture, breath control, diction, phrasing, tone color, and read basic music notation. Students will also sing a wide variety of songs that include folk songs, patriotic songs and songs from different cultures. 


Concert Band

Teacher: Joseph Kelly

Continue your school year music playing by playing in the summer MEF band. Open to traditional wind band instruments and percussion with at least 1 year of band class experience (though a 2-year minimum is more preferred). The ensemble will work on sound development, music fundamentals, and perform 1-2 pieces at the end of each 2-week session. Really enhance your skills by signing up for both sessions. When signing up, please indicate what band instrument you play.


In this culinary class, students will learn kitchen safety, food preparation, cooking and baking skills through the use of math. 

Cooking Basics*

Teacher: Vanessa Martin


Creative Writing

3rd - 4th Grade

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao

This class is designed for the aspiring author. The class will go over story development and the use of digital applications for publishing work.


In this class students will experience creative writing through three genres: short story, poetry, and creative non-fiction. We will analyse mentor texts, use a workshop model to guide individual and small group writing and discuss literary techniques in each genre.

Creative Writing Genre

4th & 5th Grade

Teacher: Vanessa Martin


This is a short nine-day class designed for the aspiring author. The class will go over story development and the use of digital applications for publishing work.

Creative Writing with Digital Applications

Teacher: Jeffrey Spafford

Session B only


French 101

Teacher: Laural Garceau

This course will give kids a fun introduction to the French language. We will incorporate art, video, games, music, and acting while learning the language. Students will leave with the basic understanding of conversational French. 


Intro to Journalism

4th - 6th Grade

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao

 

This class will introduce the skills necessary to write with authority and passion on real world events. Students will research topics, find experts, and produce a short news segment. 


Intro to Scratch

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Christine Pham

Session A only

Learn how to program using Scratch, an interactive way to tell stories, create games and animations. Students will learn the basics of programming as well as being able to do some design of their own.


Math Games

Teacher: Laura Dumont

Get those brain muscles moving with fun games, puzzles, and activities designed to improve your logic, creativity, and problem solving skills! This class will challenge your critical thinking as well as your math skills. Come enjoy math games using dice, cards, and other maniplulatives to help reinforce facts, math strategies, and critical thinking skills. The activities from this class will be able to be played at home for fun as well!


Messy Fingers Baking*

Teacher: Abby Hardin

Session B only

Come get your fingers gooey while making dough for different baked goods like cookies and brownies. Learn why you add specific ingredients to your recipe and how to make your own unique concoctions.


Students who take MIT Inventor App this summer, will learn how to create simple apps using block code.No prior experience is necessary. All students will need to know their moreland gmail account and password when they register for class. 

MIT INVENTOR APP

5th - 6th Grade

Teacher: Holly Brown


Be part of a murder trial! This class will teach students public speaking skills that will be put to practice in a courtroom trial simulation. We will use a (fictitious) criminal case released by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) to teach students the skills associated with the legal process. These skills include developing an argument, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, closing statements, and how to present a case before a judge.

Mock Trial

5th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Session A only


Have you ever had one of those moments where everything you do just seems to happen easily? In Power Learning you will find ways to make that happen more and more. Power Learning - where mindfulness meets movement - to access our brains greatest potential for learning, thinking, moving and more.

Power Learning

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Beth Mann

Session A only


Do your presentations shine like the pros? Learn how to use technology to create presentations beyond the usual powerpoint. You will also study public speaking skills before an audience and in front of the "news" camera!

Present Like a Pro

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao


Become story characters in this interactive readers theater. Together, we will read exciting scripts and make props for our scenes.

Readers Theater

Teacher: Nicole Crouse


Recorder**

2nd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Session A only

Learn how to read and play music! Students will learn to play familiar melodies on the Soprano recorder and will be introduced to basic music notation. Music will be provided. There will be daily instrument demonstrations to allow students to see opportunities available to them in school music programs. An additional $5 lab fee will be required to purchase a Soprano Recorder with Baroque Fingerings. Students will give a short performance at the end-of-camp concert.


Screenwriting

4th - 6th Grade

Teacher: Erin Neckers

A course designed to allow students to learn about how to format and write a short movie script. Students will be given the opportunity to write a script for a short film (4-20 minutes).


Sewing Arts & Crafts*

Teacher: Vanessa Martin

In this class, students will develop basic skills in sewing, embroidery, and crocheting. They will explore, design, and create projects using a variety of materials. 


This class is for students that would like to participate in various activities to improve their overall fitness level. Students will develop unique soccer skills through this two week class. 

Health and Wellness with Soccer

Teacher: Suzy Stanley

Session A only


Spanish 101

3rd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Becky Peters

This class is for students who wish to learn beginning Spanish. 


String Orchestra

Teacher: Joseph Kelly

Continue your school year music playing by playing in the summer MEF orchestra. Open to traditional string orchestra instruments with at least 1 year of orchestra class experience (though a 2-year minimum is more preferred). The ensemble will work on sound development, music fundamentals, and perform 1-2 pieces at the end of each 2-week session. Really enhance your skills by signing up for both sessions. When signing up, please indicate what orchestra instrument you play.


This is a great class for students who love to perform and students who would like to get more comfortable speaking and performing in front of others. The course will give an overview of different aspects of performing arts like improvisational comedy, acting in comedic and dramatic scenes, and creating original scenes to perform.

 

Theater Arts

2nd - 5th Grade

Teacher: Erin Neckers


Students will work together to perform a short play. They'll get to play characters, design props and set pieces, and direct their peers. This is a great way to learn about all of the work that goes into making a production come to life!

Theater Production

Teacher: Erin Neckers


This is a short nine-day class designed to teach the basics of making short films. The class will go ver storyboarding, film techniques, editing, and revising, and the use of several digital applications. 

Video & Film Production

Teacher: Jeffrey Spafford

Session B only


6th - 9th Grade Class Descriptions

Bullet Journaling

Teacher: Rea Morikawa

 

Students will learn basic bullet journaling for organizing and scheduling. Students will also use bullet journals as a creative outlet and learn different lettering techniques to create journal spreads,. 


Continue your school year music playing by playing in the summer MEF band. Open to traditional wind band instruments and percussion with at least 1 year of band class experience (though a 2-year minimum is more preferred). The ensemble will work on sound development, music fundamentals, and perform 1-2 pieces at the end of each 2-week session. Really enhance your skills by signing up for both sessions. When signing up, please indicate what band instrument you play.

Concert Band

4th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Joseph Kelly

 


FRench

6th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Kirsten Kim

Session B only

This course wil give kids a solid understanding of the French language and will provide a headstart if they want to enroll for French in high school. 


Improve your writing skills! This course is for incoming 8th and 9th graders who are either enrolled in English 1 Honors or are interested in taking an English Honors course in the Campbell Union High School District. Students will learn how to effectively write an essay, critique their own writing, and respond to a reading passage. The course will teach students how to engage in literary analysis and discussion both verbally and in writing. The course will also provide students with tips and tricks necessary for writing timed essays that will be encountered in high school English class exams as well as on standardized tests such as the SAT college admission exam. These skills will be presented in the context of Prospect High School’s English 1 Honors summer assignment, and the course will be planned in conjunction with Prospect’s English 1 Honors instructors.

High School English Prep

8th - 9th

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Session A only


Intro to Film Making

Teacher: Erin Neckers

 

Students will learn some of the basic "rules" of making a movie that tells a clear and interesting story. They'll learn about the different roles on set and have a chance to work with their peers to make a short film..


This class will introduce the skills necessary to write with authority and passion on real world events. Students will research topics, find experts, and produce a short news segment. 

Intro the Journalism

4th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao


Intro to Python

Teacher: Christine Pham

Session B only

 

Learn how to program using Python. Students will learn the basics of programming, how to create small games and also flex their creativity with cTurtle. 


LEadership& Event Planning

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Session A only

 

This course is designed to allow students to develop organizational and administrative skills. It is ideal for students interested in gaining student government experience in the upper grades. 


Students who take MIT Inventor App this summer, will learn how to create simple apps using block code.No prior experience is necessary. All students will need to know their moreland gmail account and password when they register for class. 

MIT INVENTOR APP

5th - 6th Grade

Teacher: Holly Brown


Students who take MIT Inventor App this summer, will learn how to create simple apps using block code.No prior experience is necessary. All students will need to know their moreland gmail account and password when they register for class. 

MIT INVENTOR APP

7th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Holly Brown


Be part of a murder trial! This class will teach students public speaking skills that will be put to practice in a courtroom trial simulation. We will use a (fictitious) criminal case released by the Constitutional Rights Foundation (CRF) to teach students the skills associated with the legal process. These skills include developing an argument, opening statements, direct examinations, cross examinations, closing statements, and how to present a case before a judge.

Mock Trial

5th - 9th Grade

Teacher: Nick Cotter

Session A Only


Intro to Photo-graphy

Teacher: Holly Brown

Students taking photography will learn basic skills such as how to shoot photos using a DSLR camera, how to tell a story through a photo, and how to make a phot aesthetically pleasing to the eye.If students have a camera at home, they may bring it to class. However, this is not mandatory. 


Become story characters in this interactive readers theater. Together, we will read exciting scripts and make props for our scenes.

Readers Theater

Teacher: Nicole Crouse


Screenwriting

4th - 6th Grade

Teacher: Erin Neckers

A course designed to allow students to learn about how to format and write a short movie script. Students will be given the opportunity to write a script for a short film (4-20 minutes).


This class is for students that would like to participate in various activities to improve their overall fitness level. Students will develop unique soccer skills through this two week class. 

Health and Wellness with Soccer

Teacher: Suzy Stanley

Session A only


Spanish 101

Teacher: Becky Peters

 

This class is for students who wish to learn beginning Spanish. 


String Orchestra

Teacher: Joseph Kelly

Continue your school year music playing by playing in the summer MEF orchestra. Open to traditional string orchestra instruments with at least 1 year of orchestra class experience (though a 2-year minimum is more preferred). The ensemble will work on sound development, music fundamentals, and perform 1-2 pieces at the end of each 2-week session. Really enhance your skills by signing up for both sessions. When signing up, please indicate what orchestra instrument you play.


Students will work together to perform a short play. They'll get to play characters, design props and set pieces, and direct their peers. This is a great way to learn about all of the work that goes into making a production come to life!

Theater Production

Teacher: Erin Neckers


This is a short nine-day class designed to teach the basics of making short films. The class will go ver storyboarding, film techniques, editing, and revising, and the use of several digital applications. 

Video & Film Production

Teacher: Jeffrey Spafford

Session B only


Learn how to write a blog about your favorite topics; then learn how to record and upload videos to the blog. 

Video Blogging

Teacher: Dawn Tsiao


Wellness        & Stress Manage-ment

Teacher: Laurel Garceau

This course will teach students the best way to manage the stress that often comes with being in school. We will discuss the proper nutrition and health habits while practicing yoga, meditation, and journaling. We will also discuss time management and how to train your brain to be happy and positive.