fall 2020 fourth and Fifth Grades
SU 30 Hiking Essentials and Nature Basics
By taking this course, students will experience weekly virtual hikes and learn nature essentials. The course will be interactive and engage the students by having them observe the environment around them as they watch the virtual hike. The instructor will teach the students from a spot in the Winnie Palmer Nature Reserve and then take them on a hike on one of the many trails. We will observe the weather, hiking rules and basics, and plant identification. One unique component of this course is that each week students will go on a virtual hike and add to their personal nature journal log. If you are interested in being a more experienced hiker and nature explorer in a stress-free environment, this class is for you!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 9:30AM
Ms. Abby E Brannon is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She has had many experiences with children, including babysitting, working at summer day camps and overnight camps, as well as coaching for a summer swim team. One of her favorite experiences was coaching the Aqua Culture Swim Team which consisted of about 50 swimmers ages 6-18 over the summer! In her free time, she can usually be found at the pool, spending time with her family, hiking, singing, or reading.
SU 31 Konichiwa
Konichiwa (hello) I welcome all students to come and discover some Japanese with me! In this course students will be learn basic Japanese words and greetings. They will also be introduced to the Japanese characters! Students will remain engaged over Zoom through games and a variety of online tools! Sayonara (goodbye) for now!!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 10:45AM
Miss Debrot is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College, majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Special Education. Her teaching experience includes 6 years of instructing swim lessons to swimmers of ages ranging from 3-15. You can usually find Miss Elise around the pool!
SU 32 Little Engines Can Do Big Things: How Trains have Changed our World
By taking this course students will learn the history of trains, their influence on our culture, and how they continue to impact people to this day. Students will learn of the evolution of different types of trains like steam engines, diesel engines and electric trains. We will read famous train folk stories like the legend of John Henry, discuss model train building, and learn about friendship in a section focused on Thomas the Tank Engine. By studying trains, students will learn broader history and culture in a class filled with stories and fun.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 12:30PM
Thomas Sanchez is a sophomore at St. Vincent College where he is a Fred Rogers Scholar and majors in Elementary Education. He enjoys working with young people and spends his summers coaching the local YMCA swim team and working as a swim instructor. He also has two years of experience working as a lifeguard for both the YMCA and the Jewish Community Center. He enjoys serving his community, and in addition to regularly volunteering at the local food pantry, he has also traveled across the U.S. and internationally on service trips. In his free time Tom enjoys kayaking, hiking, movies, and travel.
SU 33 Out of This World!
In this course, we will fly through space and learn about our galaxy. Throughout this eight-week course, the students will talk about stars, planets, gases, and how we can travel into space. We’ll also discuss NASA and SpaceX, along with some of their work. At different times, students will even be asked to make some of their own inferences about space. If you are ready to dive into “Infinity and Beyond”, zip up your space suit and come on up!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30AM
Kate Senior is a current sophomore at Saint Vincent college and is majoring in Early Childhood Education. Kate has had many different experiences with children, starting back in 2014 with her teaching position at Merrick Art Gallery’s summer art camp. Her students that summer were between grades 1 and 4. In early 2017, she began babysitting full time and carried that into a reduced time nannying position the summer after she graduated high school (2019). This past summer Kate had the chance to be head caretaker at Childcare Express Center, a daycare in her hometown. She cared for children ages 0 to 5, teaching them fine motor and gross motor skills along with proper school etiquette, reading, writing, and math. When she is not working with children, you can find Kate playing outside with her dog, spending time with her family, or hanging out with her friends.
SU 34 Broadway Bound!: An Introduction to the World of Musical Theater
Singing, acting, and dancing are the three key elements that create the magic of musical theater. In this class, students will discover their abilities in these three domains as well as learning about the evolution of Broadway. Students will learn to sing as a chorus to Broadway’s biggest hits, learn beginner acting techniques, and begin to develop kinesthetic awareness through movement. There is no need for a stage just yet because the magic can start right at home. Broadway Bound! will foster students’ self-confidence and cultivate the artist within.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00PM
Ms. Marcella Smith is a junior at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Music. Her experience with children includes babysitting, volunteering for local summer theater camps, and assisting at her home dance studio. Ms. Smith has recently spent her summer working as a Personal Care Aid for the elderly. She loved being able to meet so many new faces as well as assisting them in daily activities. In her free time, Ms. Smith can be found singing, playing her guitar, cooking, gardening, participating in Campus Ministry, and spending time with friends and family.
SU 35 Krakatoa! The Exploration of Volcanoes
This course dives into the exploration of volcanoes! Throughout the course, students will learn about the various types of volcanoes and their differences. Students will see real life examples of volcanoes and learn how to identity the type of volcano based on their physical characteristics. Along with real life examples, videos of eruptions will be shown in class. Be prepared for an interactive course that will turn you into a volcano expert!
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 9:00AM
Mr. Aaron Stephan is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College. He is currently majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Disability Studies. Aaron has worked with children inside and outside of the classroom. Inside the classroom, Aaron tutors in his free time and volunteered at the Merakey Autism Center. Outside of the classroom, he coaches youth baseball and helps lead an athletic training program with children that range from 9 to 18 years of age. Aaron aspires to become an elementary school teacher that leaves a positive and lasting impression on his students.
SU 36 Where the Wild Things Are: A look at Rainforests around the Globe
In this class students will be introduced to the important ecosystem that the Rainforest is. They will look at the climate within the rainforests around the globe and see how they successfully help sustain the many unique plant and animal species that live there. The different levels of the rainforest will be explored as well as the species that dwell in each specific area. Students will also look into how humans benefit from the rainforests and why it is important that they are protected. During this course, students can expect to have interactive experiences with programs such as Kahoot and Quizlet.
COST: $ 20 DAYS/TIME: Monday and Wednesday 10:30AM
Karleigh Wayne is a sophomore at Saint Vincent College majoring in Early Childhood Education with a minor in Special Education. She has had many experiences with children including teaching Religious Education classes to Kindergarten, first, and second graders. Karleigh has also assisted in the running of a volleyball camp for children in fifth and sixth grade. In her free time, Karleigh enjoys going rock climbing, skiing, playing volleyball, and hanging with her friends and family.