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Course Catalog June-July 2020


KEY LS This course is for Lower School students. MS This course is for Middle School students. HS This course is for High School students. This course will be conducted in Portuguese. Âť ONLINE This course will be offered online. *TENTATIVE This course is scheduled to be conducted in person and will run ONLY if it is safe to do so and campus is open.


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

3-Week Courses - Session 1 BASKETBALL TRAINING Michael Lomax

» ONLINE

Learn drills for dribbling, form shooting, strength training, plyometrics, agility, and speed.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

MS HS

CHECKMATE! CHESS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED PLAYERS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Chess is a classic game of strategy. Learn how to improve your game and unleash your grandmaster potential!

MS

PARLONS FRANÇAIS! Cris Matheus

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

» ONLINE

Improve your French! Learn to speak with confidence and expand your vocabulary. By engaging in conversations about personal experiences, short text readings, images, photographs, and newspaper articles, you will enhance your grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and accent.

"READING BETWEEN THE LINES" UNDERSTANDING THE AUTHOR'S CRAFT OF LITERATURE » ONLINE Rochelle Sayler Ever read a book and wondered if the author really meant what the teacher said? Using the mentor text “How to Read Literature Like a Professor,” we will explore the literary world of the author’s craft. This course is specifically helpful for students struggling (or just interested!) in reading and understanding the author's intent.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Grades: 10, 11

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

*Note that outside reading is required, and the amount of time required will depend on reading speed and comprehension.

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

SPARKLE LAB: CREATIVITY NOW! Luciana Barbosa

» ONLINE

Fuel your imagination and unlock your inner potential! Learn to bring creativity into everything in your life through practical exercises and hands-on projects.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

SYNAPSES AND CIRCUITS: NEUROSCIENCE AND LEARNING » ONLINE Adriana Silveira

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

The course aims to provide general knowledge about the basis for learning in the brain, focusing on how social interaction and emotions are crucial for the development of cognitive abilities.

HS

THE PAGE TURNERS' BOOK CLUB Alicia Mota

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

» ONLINE

Do you love dystopian fiction? Do you enjoy reading and discussing stories and characters you can't stop thinking about? Then the Page Turners’ Book Club is for you! In this 3-week course, we will read and discuss Suzanne Collins’s upcoming prequel to the Hunger Games – The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes. Not only will we read and discuss the novel, but we will pair it with other literary and informational texts to deepen our understanding. Students will be expected to purchase the novel The Ballads of Songbirds and Snakes (release date: May 19). *Outside reading is required.

ARTS & FUN WITH RECYCLING MATERIALS Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Would you like to make new toys with materials laying around in your house? In this course, you will be able to use materials including cardboard, cork, and bottles to build new toys. These experiments are highly educational and entertaining!

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10

MS HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: K5, 1

LS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

DRAWING AND WRITING ABOUT READING Fernanda Oppenheimer

» ONLINE

K5 and grade 1 students will read, talk about what was read, write, and draw to express understanding - all the while learning new ways to draw animals and characters.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: K5, 1

LS

EXPLORING ETYMOLOGIES: STORIES OF OUR WORDS » ONLINE Stephen Cook

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Etymology is the study of the origins and meaning of words. Students will explore the fascinating world of etymology and expand their vocabulary through reading, writing, listening, and speaking about topics. Students will also refine their research skills as they investigate their own etymological research topic.

LS

FIBER ART » ONLINE Cris Almeida

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Learn basic fiber art techniques such as finger weaving, homemade looms, and basic macrame. Younger students (grades 2-3) will finish their weavings into easy accessories including necklaces and headbands, or simple animals such as snakes and bunnies. Older students (grades 4-5) will make pillows, hats, or cases. We will also practice creating embellishments including pom-poms, tassels, and fringes.

Grades: 3, 4, 5

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

SHAKE IT UP! LET'S HAVE FUN WITH MOTOR SKILLS » ONLINE Andrea Ramires

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

An entertaining way for students to stay active. Recreational games will include dance videos, workouts, obstacle courses, and making and playing with toys made with recyclable materials.

LS

Grades: 2, 3, 4

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THE MATHEMAGICIANS: HAVING FUN WITH MATH! » ONLINE Vanessa Takamura

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ready to learn some Math Magic Tricks? The Mathemagicians Program is designed to give PP students an opportunity to reinforce previous learning and acquire new skills. It will allow students to practice and refine their math skills, as well as promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. The activities will be fun and interactive, which helps students to become more engaged in their learning and retain more information. Prepare your magic pencils and let’s have some math fun!

LS

COSMIC KIDS, YOGA, AND RELAXATION Andrea Ramires

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Grade: PP

» ONLINE

Using the Cosmic Yoga Program, students will practice breathing, balance, stretching, and relaxation techniques.

FINGER WEAVING FUN Cris Almeida

» ONLINE

Learn basic fiber art techniques including finger weaving, homemade looms, and macrame. Students can use their weaving skills to make pillows, hats, or cases. We will also learn how to make embellishments including pom-poms, tassels, and fringes.

INTERACTIVE STORYTIME WITH CRAFTS! Ckarmit Gruenewald

» ONLINE

Students take turns reading stories and start a storytime craft, which can be finished on their own. Activities can be performed with materials found around the house.

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Grades: 1, 2, 3

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2, 3, 4

LS

LET'S GET ARTSY: GET INSPIRED BY FAMOUS ARTISTS » ONLINE Patricia Purdie

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

During every class session, students will study the biography of a notable artist. After viewing several of their famous works, students will then create an inspired art piece to be exhibited in our class gallery.

LS

Grades: 2, 3, 4


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH REPURPOSED MATERIALS » ONLINE Gian Aquino

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Learn how to make musical instruments using repurposed materials. At the end of the course, we will assemble a virtual band and play the instruments we produce.

LS

PLAYING AND LEARNING I Mari Formicola

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

Would you like to learn how your body works in a fun and engaging way? In this course, students are invited to participate in a handson experience where they can learn and have fun at the same time. Students will be able to test their strength, hearing, and eyesight with materials they can find at home. This course provides fun experiences for curious kids.

ADVANCED CALCULUS TECHNIQUES James Forster

» ONLINE

Calculus describes the world that we live in! In this course, we will look at how advanced calculus techniques can be used to predict future outcomes and explain everyday events including the motion of objects and spread of infection.

Grades: 1, 2, 3

Grades: K5, 1, 2

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 11, 12

HS

CREATIVE PRACTICES IN LITERATURE AND THEATER » ONLINE Guillermo Loyola Ruiz

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Learn the best creative writing practices and produce a quality piece! In this course, you will learn to craft a well-structured plot; you will develop characters, plausible settings, and motives, and simultaneously address current events.

HS

Grade: 11

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ESCOLA DE SAMBA: UMA HERANÇA CULTURAL BRASILEIRA » ONLINE Marcello Bulgarelli

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Muito se comenta sobre o carnaval brasileiro, mas pouco se conhece do papel fundamental das escolas de samba na manutenção, transmissão e construção da herança cultural brasileira. Neste curso, vamos ler e analisar algumas letras de samba de enredo e analisar a mensagem que cada letra traz.

HS

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

*Por conta de termos de ler as letras dos sambas de enredo, este curso será dado em Português. Espera-se que os alunos ouçam os sambas de enredo antes dos encontros.

EXPLORING ETYMOLOGIES: STORIES OF OUR WORDS » ONLINE Stephen Cook

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Etymology is the study of the origins and meaning of words. Students will explore the fascinating world of etymology and expand their vocabulary through reading, writing, listening, and speaking about topics. Students will also refine their research skills as they investigate their own etymological research topic.

MS

FEARLESS YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Julia Downey de Oliveira

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Grades: 6, 7, 8

» ONLINE

Calling all of Graded's aspiring authors. It's time to be fearless. It's time to unleash that exceptional imagination. It's time to commit your creativity to paper and give life to your fantastic stories. In this creative writing workshop, students will delve deep into their imagination and learn the importance of a well-structured plot, why character development is essential, and how description and setting have the power to enchant their audiences.

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Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE A TRAVERS LA LITTÉRATURE » ONLINE Cris Matheus

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

This course will provide you with an introduction to 20th century French literature. Students will read and discuss passages from French literary texts including novels, poems, and theatrical scripts by Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Jean Marie Gustav Le Clézio, and Jacques Prévert.

HS

Grades: 11, 12

Prerequisite: students who have studied at least 4 years of French or native speakers.

WAR, CONFLICT, AND GLOBAL POLITICS Rob Cope

» ONLINE

Students will explore the nature of international relations and global politics using case studies of major conflicts since the end of World War II to the present day. We will look at the concept of the nation state, the role of the UN, and the changing nature of security threats since 1991. We will use scenarios similar to those of MUN to give you a hands-on, practical feel of politicking in the 21st century.

DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS Andrea Ramires

» ONLINE

Students will use Kidz Bop, Just Dance, TikTok dances, and the Tabata Fitness Program to improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and muscular strength.

ELL FUN AND GAMES! Ckarmit Gruenewald

» ONLINE

Practice English speaking and listening skills through fun activities that develop vocabulary, sharpen speaking and storytelling skills, and develop teamwork.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 10, 11, 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

LS MS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 4, 5, 6

LS MS

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PLAYING AND LEARNING II Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Do you like to understand how things work, and why? In this course, students are offered a fun, hands-on experience where they can learn why certain things happen the way they do. Students will be able to engage in these activities with materials found in their own homes.

THE MAGIC OF FAIRY TALES Patricia Purdie

» ONLINE

Enhance your oral and reading skills, though your favorite Fairy Tales! In this course, you will be able to read, act out, and do some fun art related to the stories. Ugly Duckling, Three Little Pigs, Rumpelstiltskin, and others will be part of the course.

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 1, 2, 3

LS

THE MATHEMAGICIANS: HAVING FUN WITH NUMBERS! » ONLINE Vanessa Takamura

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Ready to learn some Math Magic Tricks? The Mathemagicians Program is designed to give 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students an opportunity to reinforce previous learning and acquire new skills. It will allow students to practice and refine their math skills, as well as promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. The activities will be fun and interactive, which will help students to become more engaged in their learning, and retain more information. Prepare your magic pencils and let’s have some math fun!

LS

CHECKMATE! CHESS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED PLAYERS » ONLINE James Forster

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Chess is a classic game of strategy. Learn how to improve your game and unleash your grandmaster potential!

HS

Grades: 1, 2, 3

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

FEARLESS YOUNG WRITERS' WORKSHOP Julia Downey de Oliveira

» ONLINE

Calling all of Graded’s aspiring authors. It's time to be fearless. It's time to unleash that exceptional imagination. It's time to commit your creativity to paper and give life to your fantastic stories. In this creative writing workshop, students will delve deep into their imaginations and learn the importance of a well structured plot, why character development is essential, and how description and setting have the power to enchant their audiences.

FITNESS TRAINING Michael Lomax

» ONLINE

We will work on cardiovascular, strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and coordination training. Get ready for the HITT program, as well as the Tabata and Superhero workouts.

NON-ACADEMY AWARD WINNERS Marcello Bulgarelli

» ONLINE

Why don't some movies win a Best Picture Academy Award? Were they not that good? In this course, students will watch some academy-nominated films and discuss the reasons they failed to win the category award. We will focus on animated, science fiction, biopics, horror, musicals, and blockbuster films.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

MS HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

*Students are expected to watch the movies before each class.

SOCCER, GENDER, LITERATURE, & CULTURE » ONLINE Breno Deffanti

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Não é só Futebol! Nesse curso, entraremos em campo com grandes craques, como Nelson Rodrigues, Wisnik, Mário Filho, Machado de Assis, Chico Buarque, Galeano para descobrirmos a razão do nosso amor pelo time do coração. Neste curso, um passe de letra para os alunos de IB, discutiremos o futebol masculino e feminino!

MS HS

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

*O curso será organizado em três partes: a mesa-redonda, um estudo de caso sobre o futebol e a produção de uma revista esportiva.

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SPARKLE LAB: CREATIVITY NOW! Luciana Barbosa

» ONLINE

Fuel your imagination and unlock your inner potential. Learn to bring creativity into everything in your life through practical exercises and hands-on projects.

STORYTELLING IN FRENCH Stephen Cook

» ONLINE

Learn the basics of French through storytelling! Students will learn French through through a collaborative, story-creation process. Students will learn to read, write, listen, and SPEAK in French.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

*This course is for beginners in French. No prior knowledge is required.

ALLIES: D-DAY. ONE CHANCE TO UNITE. EVERYTHING TO LOSE. » ONLINE Katie Accomazzo

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

We will read Alan Gratz's newest novel Allies. During class, we will read a large section of the book together and discuss how we might annotate. We will pause to engage in some Harkness-style discussion.

MS

BRAZILIAN HISTORY – THE FALL OF THE TWO KINGS: TWILIGHT OF THE MONARCHY IN 19TH-CENTURY BRAZIL » ONLINE Valdemar Klassen

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

In this course, students will study the reasons behind the fall of the two Brazilian kings and the monarchical system. We will cover a large portion of 19th century Brazilian history.

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Grades: 6, 7, 8

Grades: 9, 10

HS


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OM LEARNING Erin Rafferty

» ONLINE

We will practice the foundational postures and principles of vinyasa yoga, a practice of fluid movement that cultivates strength, flexibility, balance, and mindful ease. The course will provide both beginners and experienced yogis with the knowledge and skills to continue your own yoga practice at home!

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

*Materials needed: a yoga "sticky" mat.

POETS KNOW-IT Mary Davenport

» ONLINE

Do you love to read and write poetry? Do you have a story in you that needs to come out? Do you enjoy playing with words? Then take this course! We will read and discuss the young adult novel The Poet X as well as tell our own life stories using poetry. Students will need to purchase the book The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo.

UM, DOIS, TRÊS: IMPROVE YOUR PORTUGUESE SPEAKING SKILLS Ana Paula Cortez

» ONLINE

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 10, 11, 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 6, 7, 8

This is a fun summer program for those who want to enrich their Portuguese speaking skills by sharing ideas and discussing daily topics (e.g., friends, TV shows, and sports). We will focus on speaking, vocabulary, and comprehension.

MS

ANIMATION-ISH » ONLINE Jennifer Kagohara

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Explore different online and offline animation techniques! Practice drawing on the computer and create an online animation. Our goal is to have fun bringing our ideas into motion!

ELL FUN » ONLINE Betina Ting English Language Learners: practice your English skills through games and interactive activities!

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: 2, 3

LS

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FAIRY-TALE JOURNEYS Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Let's go on a journey while reading some of my favorite fairy tales! Do you want to travel somewhere far far away where things can get really messy and dangerous? Or somewhere where everyone lives happily ever after? In this course, you can have both! Come join me and have a good time while we read some rare fairy tales! This is not only a great chance to improve your Portuguese and reading skills, but to let your imagination work its wonders!

Grades: PP, 1, 2, 3

LS

KINGS, KNIGHTS, QUEENS, AND MATH: CHESS FOR KIDS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Learn or improve your chess game! Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced player, join us for some chess fun. We'll work on openings, middlegame, and endgame strategies.

LS

LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT: LISTENING, ORAL, AND WRITING SKILLS » ONLINE Vanessa Carvalho

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ready to improve your English? In this course, students will learn new words to improve their vocabulary. Students will then apply this new content in their writing. Fun language games, picture cards, and a diversity of materials and strategies will be used to keep the lessons dynamic and engaging, while we cover speaking, reading, and writing.

LS

MAGICAL MAGNETS Leigh Ann Fitch

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

» ONLINE

The force of magnetism can seem magical! Explore the many shapes and sizes of magnets and the objects that are attracted to them. Learn about how and why magnets work.

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Grades: PP, 1, 2

Grades: 2, 3

Grades: 1, 2, 3

LS


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TAKE THE RISK: SHINE IN ENGLISH! Natália Forattini

» ONLINE

Calling English language learners! This course will motivate and help you develop speaking, interpersonal, and presentational skills in ELL.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

LS MS

A IS FOR APPLE: LETTER FORMATION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS » ONLINE Cibele Thomaz

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Letter formation is an important step of the writing process, especially for young learners who are concentrating their efforts to put letters together to write words. The goal of this course is to offer children the opportunity to practice their letter formation through fine motor skills activities, songs and rhymes, and other fun games. To top it off, children will be revisiting their knowledge of letter sounds and names.

LS

FINANCIAL LITERACY Lara Baines

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

In this introduction to personal financial literacy, you will learn how to make real life choices that will help you manage your money.

Grades: PP, 1

Grades: 4, 5, 6

LS MS

LET'S GET ARTSY: GET INSPIRED BY FAMOUS ARTISTS » ONLINE Patricia Purdie

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

During every class session, students will study the biography of a notable artist. After viewing several of their famous works, students will then create an inspired art piece to be exhibited in our class gallery.

LS

READER’S THEATER FUN! Vanessa Carvalho

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

Reader’s Theater offers the students an opportunity to improve their fluency in reading. This course also allows them to use their creativity in writing when we will rewrite some play dialogues.

Grades: 2, 3, 4

Grades: 1, 2, 3

LS

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SIMON SAYS, "LET'S CODE!" Jennifer Kagohara

» ONLINE

This is a beginner's class for those with very little or no coding experience. Before exploring the great world of programs, apps, and game development, we need to understand the basics of computer science and computational thinking. Together, we will learn in a fun and hands-on way!

STORYTELLING IN FRENCH Stephen Cook

» ONLINE

Learn the basics of French through storytelling! Students will learn French through through a collaborative, story-creation process. Students will learn to read, write, listen, and SPEAK in French.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

*This course is for beginners in French. No prior knowledge is required.

TAKE THE RISK: SHINE IN PAL! Natália Forattini

» ONLINE

Calling Portuguese language learners! This course will motivate and help you develop speaking, interpersonal, and presentational skills in Portuguese.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

LS MS

THE POWER OF WORDS: INSPIRING EMERGENT READERS! » ONLINE Bruna Malvezi

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

We will engage in exciting conversations about stories we will read and listen to! You will be invited to share your thoughts and opinions about books and practice your reading skills. Join this thrilling journey into the world of books, and keep your verbal language skills sharp while you do it!

LS

WRITING ADVENTURES Luciana Castro

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

In this course, we will learn how to write short stories about adventures.

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Grades: PP, 1

Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

BECOME A SCREENWRITER! Andrea Colsato

» ONLINE

A maioria dos roteiristas passa por algumas etapas iniciais antes de escrever um roteiro propriamente dito. Tais etapas lhes permitem partir para o roteiro, com ideias já previamente organizadas. Isso torna a escrita mais fácil e o produto final mais interessante. Aprenda a fazer o seu roteiro usando Storyline, Sinopse, Argumento e Escaleta.

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY Silvana Meneghini

» ONLINE

This is a course for beginners interested in creating engaging images using their cell phones. In this course, we will study a variety of photography techniques and practice them using the mobile phone camera. Some of the techniques to be explored include: using leading lines to create perspective, applying the rule of thirds to create interesting composition, and shooting from low or high angles for impact.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

THINKING MATHEMATICS: INTEGRALS AND PROBLEM SOLVING STRATEGIES » ONLINE Tim Trotter

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

The mathematics we often encounter in schools is mainly focused on calculation. This is, however, only a very small aspect of the colossal world of mathematics. In this course, we will look at two larger, more central aspects of mathematics: proof and generalizing patterns. Learning about proof and generalizing patterns, we will explore numbers, both real and complex.

HS

Grades: 11, 12

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PANDEMICS, FAKE NEWS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW CAN PHILOSOPHY HELP US UNDERSTAND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD? » ONLINE Lucius Provase We think that understanding something is ultimately about finding answers, but the philosophical method in general is all about asking good questions, and, by understanding the reasons behind asking these questions, we are able to reach a better understanding of our world. Contemporary philosophers from all over the globe have been posing questions about coronavirus, fake news, and climate change. Understanding why they are asking those questions will provide us with a new perspective about those, and other, subjects.

UM, DOIS, TRÊS: IMPROVE YOUR PORTUGUESE SPEAKING SKILLS Ana Paula Cortez

» ONLINE

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

This is a fun summer program for those who want to enrich their Portuguese speaking skills by sharing ideas and discussing daily topics (e.g., friends, TV shows, and sports). We will focus on speaking, vocabulary, and comprehension.

HS

VISUAL ARTS: STUDIO WORK Amanda York

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

» ONLINE

Provide support with research, writing, and studio work through a series of tasks tailored to aid and refine skills, while contributing to the development of students' work in progress.

ADVENTURES IN MATH Lara Baines

» ONLINE

Learn how to apply math in real life! We'll explore how math can be applied in everyday activities.

AVENTURA DA LEITURA Luciana Castro

» ONLINE

During class, we will read online books on Elefante Letrado. We will identify narrative features for discussion and explore the text.

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Grade: 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

BRASILIDADES Paula Berlinck

» ONLINE

Learn about Brazilian culture and celebrations by engaging with fun songs, games, and stories! We will practice some reading and writing as well.

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2

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KINGS, KNIGHTS, QUEENS, AND MATH: CHESS FOR KIDS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Learn or improve your chess game! Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced player, join us for some chess fun. We'll work on openings, middlegame, and endgame strategies.

LS

THE ABCS OF WRITING: ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS » ONLINE Bruna Malvezi and Cibele Thomaz

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Practice the writing skills you have learned this year. Students will be encouraged to keep their passion for writing alive and boost their writing skills.

LS

THE COOK IN ME: BRAZILIAN DELICACIES! Natália Forattini

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Grades: 3, 4, 5

Grades: PP, 1

» ONLINE

Students will learn to make Brazilian treats and learn about the cultural and historical aspects of the dishes. At the end of the course, students will take home a cookbook with all of the recipes.

ANIMATION-ISH » ONLINE Jennifer Kagohara Explore different online and offline animation techniques! Practice drawing on the computer and create an online animation. Our goal is to have fun bringing our ideas into motion!

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 1

BECOME A SCREENWRITER! Andrea Colsato

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A maioria dos roteiristas passa por algumas etapas iniciais antes de escrever um roteiro propriamente dito. Tais etapas lhes permitem partir para o roteiro, com ideias já previamente organizadas. Isso torna a escrita mais fácil e o produto final mais interessante. Aprenda a fazer o seu roteiro usando Storyline, Sinopse, Argumento e Escaleta.

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY Silvana Meneghini

» ONLINE

This is a course for beginners interested in creating engaging images using their cell phones. In this course, we will study a variety of photography techniques and practice them using the mobile phone camera. Some of the techniques to be explored include: using leading lines to create perspective, applying the rule of thirds to create interesting composition, and shooting from low or high angles for impact.

WORKOUT: SWEAT Nadine Kitto

» ONLINE

Stay strong and feel confident with this intense, but doable, 28-minute HIIT workout. We will warm-up, workout, & cool-down together following the SWEAT program. This is a great workout for all!

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June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 9, 10

HS

June 15 - July 3, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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6-WEEK COURSES

6-Week Courses GODS, GODDESSES, MYTHS, AND LEGENDS (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Andrew Hossack

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Students will explore myths, legends, and folklore from different cultures. They will learn about the cultural role of myths and legends and explore common themes. Finally, students will write their own adapted myth, incorporating their own cultural experience and surroundings. *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

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LANGUAGE DETECTIVES AND SENTENCE STALKERS (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Andrew Hossack

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Through the close study of high-quality short stories, poetry, and non-fiction, students will build vocabulary, knowledge of grammar, and their own competency in creating beautiful, well-crafted sentences and paragraphs. *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

LS MS

NEGLECTED REVOLUTIONS: THE HAITIAN AND SPANISH AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENTS 1791-1825 (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Edú Levati

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Quando se pensa nas grandes revoluções que marcaram a história mundial desde pelo menos o século XVII, as independências da colônia francesa de Saint Domingue (futuro Haiti) e da América espanhola são raramente citadas. Alguns historiadores sustentam que esses eventos não se enquadram inteiramente num certo modelo de revolução, enquanto outros as julgam pelos seus resultados: menos radicais, dramáticas e transformadoras que outras revoluções de primeira grandeza, como a Americana (1776), a Francesa (1798) ou a Russa (1917). Este curso propõe um mergulho nas causas, sujeitos históricos, disputas políticas e guerras que marcaram esses movimentos de independência para revelar suas naturezas verdadeiramente revolucionárias, sem as quais é impossível compreendê-los corretamente. *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

Grades: 4, 5, 6

Grades: 4, 5, 6

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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RESEARCH AND DEBATE FOR MUN (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Katie Accomazzo

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

We will improve our academic writing, research, and debate skills through participation in a simulation of the United Nations. New and returning students are welcome! *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

HS

RESEARCH AND DEBATE FOR MUN (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Katie Accomazzo

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

We will improve our academic writing, research, and debate skills through participation in a simulation of the United Nations. New and returning students are welcome! *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

MS

THE SOVIET UNION: PERSPECTIVES ON TOTALITARIANISM (6-WEEK COURSE*) » ONLINE Phil Altman

June 15 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Through the study of the history of Russia from 1917-1941, students will practice the identification and evaluation of different perspectives. The class will focus on the analysis and synthesis of sources in order to form convincing arguments. This class covers topics and skills that complement themes in Grade 10 Social Studies and IB History. *Note: This is a two-session course. Students must commit to attending for the entire six weeks.

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Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Grades: 10, 11, 12

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

3-Week Courses - Session 2 BASKETBALL TRAINING Michael Lomax

» ONLINE

Learn drills for dribbling, form shooting, strength training, plyometrics, agility, and speed.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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CHECKMATE! CHESS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED PLAYERS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Chess is a classic game of strategy. Learn how to improve your game and unleash your grandmaster potential!

MS

FITNESS, SPORTS TRAINING, AND GYMNASTICS *TENTATIVE Ricardo Paraventi

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Let’s get your body moving! Learn some fitness and conditioning drills to do at home over the break.

MS

LYRICS AND LETTERS: SHORT STYLE CREATIVE WRITING FOR SONGWRITERS, POETS, AND STORYTELLERS » ONLINE Nikki Bingham

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Maybe you're not going to write the next great novel, but you still have something to say. In this course we'll discuss and practice ways to create sharp, unique, and compelling writing that you could use in poems, songs, micro-stories, and social media blurbs. Writing instruction will focus on form, style, creative expression, and workshopping.

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Grades: 6, 7, 8

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

MS HS

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING » ONLINE Beatriz Campos

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Does public speaking make you queasy? Does it make your hands sweat? Maybe it’s just not your strong suit – for now. In this course, we will combine PGC leadership skills and acting techniques to transform you into a fine speechmaker.

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PARLONS FRANÇAIS! Cris Matheus

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

» ONLINE

Improve your French! Learn to speak with confidence and expand your vocabulary. By engaging in conversations about personal experiences, short text readings, images, photographs, and newspaper articles, you will enhance your grammar, listening comprehension, pronunciation, and accent.

SEE THAT? I DESIGNED IT! *TENTATIVE Tim Cabrera Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we experienced a global paradigm shift in the way we interact with each other (e.g., social distancing, "shaking" elbows, opening doors, and wearing masks), and how people are cared for in medical facilities. There are new products being designed for every situation. In this course, you will study existing products, look at problems that may exist that require a solution, and use Adobe Illustrator to design a file that will be run through the laser-cutter to produce a prototype on cardboard that will be folded, taped, or hooked onto itself to form a 3D object. This is NOT a course for you to find existing files online for lasercutting. You may be inspired by other people's work, but your work should be a rationalized improvement. Final questions as you contemplate signing up for this class: What problem(s) are you experiencing that could be solved through the design process, and how would you go about solving them in the most environmentally-friendly, non-plastic, non-polluting, and nontoxic way?

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Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11

Grades: 10, 11

HS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

MS HS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

SPARKLE LAB: CREATIVITY NOW! Luciana Barbosa

» ONLINE

Fuel your imagination and unlock your inner potential! Learn to bring creativity into everything in your life through practical exercises and hands-on projects.

ARTS & FUN WITH RECYCLING MATERIALS Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Would you like to make new toys with materials laying around in your house? In this course, you will be able to use materials including cardboard, cork, and bottles to build new toys. These experiments are highly educational and entertaining!

DRAWING AND WRITING ABOUT READING Fernanda Oppenheimer

» ONLINE

K5 and grade 1 students will read, talk about what was read, write, and draw to express understanding - all the while learning new ways to draw animals and characters.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: K5, 1

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: K5, 1

LS

EXPLORING ETYMOLOGIES: STORIES OF OUR WORDS » ONLINE Stephen Cook

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Etymology is the study of the origins and meaning of words. Students will explore the fascinating world of etymology and expand their vocabulary through reading, writing, listening, and speaking about topics. Students will also refine their research skills as they investigate their own etymological research topic.

LS

FIBER ART » ONLINE Cris Almeida

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Learn basic fiber art techniques such as finger weaving, homemade looms, and basic macrame. Younger students (grades 2-3) will finish their weavings into easy accessories including necklaces and headbands, or simple animals such as snakes and bunnies. Older students (grades 4-5) will make pillows, hats, or cases. We will also practice creating embellishments including pom-poms, tassels, and fringes.

Grades: 3, 4, 5

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

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SHAKE IT UP! LET'S HAVE FUN WITH MOTOR SKILLS » ONLINE Andrea Ramires

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

An entertaining way for students to stay active. Recreational games will include dance videos, workouts, obstacle courses, and making and playing with toys made with recyclable materials.

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THE MATHEMAGICIANS: HAVING FUN WITH MATH! » ONLINE Vanessa Takamura

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ready to learn some Math Magic Tricks? The Mathemagicians Program is designed to give PP students an opportunity to reinforce previous learning and acquire new skills. It will allow students to practice and refine their math skills, as well as promote critical thinking and problem solving skills. The activities will be fun and interactive, which helps students to become more engaged in their learning and retain more information. Prepare your magic pencils and let’s have some math fun!

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COSMIC KIDS, YOGA, AND RELAXATION Andrea Ramires

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Grades: 2, 3, 4

Grade: PP

» ONLINE

Using the Cosmic Yoga Program, students will practice breathing, balance, stretching, and relaxation techniques.

FINGER WEAVING FUN Cris Almeida

» ONLINE

Learn basic fiber art techniques including finger weaving, homemade looms, and macrame. Students can use their weaving skills to make pillows, hats, or cases. We will also learn how to make embellishments including pom-poms, tassels, and fringes.

INTERACTIVE STORYTIME WITH CRAFTS! Ckarmit Gruenewald

» ONLINE

Students take turns reading stories and start a storytime craft, which can be finished on their own. Activities can be performed with materials found around the house.

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Grades: 1, 2, 3

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2, 3, 4

LS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS *TENTATIVE Jennifer Kagohara The goal is to introduce students to the robotics world, computational thinking, and simple automated projects. If we have the opportunity to be at school for this course, students will have available Lego Education kits, Lego Mindstorms, and Vex to explore.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

MAKING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH REPURPOSED MATERIALS » ONLINE Gian Aquino

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Learn how to make musical instruments using repurposed materials. At the end of the course, we will assemble a virtual band and play the instruments we produce.

LS

PLAYING AND LEARNING I Mari Formicola

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

Would you like to learn how your body works in a fun and engaging way? In this course, students are invited to participate in a handson experience where they can learn and have fun at the same time. Students will be able to test their strength, hearing, and eyesight with materials they can find at home. This course provides fun experiences for curious kids.

SCRAPBOOKING FUN *TENTATIVE Fernanda Rodrigues Learn a fun and creative way of preserving memories by arranging your photographs in the form of an album.

ADVANCED CALCULUS TECHNIQUES James Forster

» ONLINE

Calculus describes the world that we live in! In this course, we will look at how advanced calculus techniques can be used to predict future outcomes and explain everyday events including the motion of objects and spread of infection.

Grades: 1, 2, 3

Grades: K5, 1, 2

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 11, 12

HS

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

CREATE YOUR OWN PLAY OR SHORT FILM *TENTATIVE Beatriz Campos

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

In this course, you will create your own one-act play or short film. Learn to script, cast, and direct your piece. Get ready to think creatively, collaborate, and step outside of your comfort zone!

MS HS

EXPLORING ETYMOLOGIES: STORIES OF OUR WORDS » ONLINE Stephen Cook

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Etymology is the study of the origins and meaning of words. Students will explore the fascinating world of etymology and expand their vocabulary through reading, writing, listening, and speaking about topics. Students will also refine their research skills as they investigate their own etymological research topic.

MS

FEARLESS YOUNG WRITERS’ WORKSHOP Julia Downey de Oliveira

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9

Grades: 6, 7, 8

» ONLINE

Calling all of Graded's aspiring authors. It's time to be fearless. It's time to unleash that exceptional imagination. It's time to commit your creativity to paper and give life to your fantastic stories. In this creative writing workshop, students will delve deep into their imagination and learn the importance of a well-structured plot, why character development is essential, and how description and setting have the power to enchant their audiences.

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Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

GREAT GRAMMAR: THE WHY AND HOW OF CORRECT EXPRESSION » ONLINE Nikki Bingham

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

“But Miss, WHY is that a sentence fragment?” If you've ever asked this kind of question, or if you've been frustrated by not being able to memorize grammar rules, this course can help. We'll focus on why grammar rules exist, making it easier to understand how to apply them in new contexts. This is a terrific course for ELL and native speakers alike to gain confidence in their writing skills.

MS HS

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

LE MONDE FRANCOPHONE A TRAVERS LA LITTÉRATURE » ONLINE Cris Matheus

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

This course will provide you with an introduction to 20th century French literature. Students will read and discuss passages from French literary texts including novels, poems, and theatrical scripts by Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marguerite Duras, Jean Genet, Jean Marie Gustav Le Clézio, and Jacques Prévert.

HS

Grades: 11, 12

*Prerequisite: students who have studied at least 4 years of French or native speakers.

DANCE YOUR WAY TO FITNESS Andrea Ramires

» ONLINE

Students will use Kidz Bop, Just Dance, TikTok dances, and the Tabata Fitness Program to improve cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and muscular strength.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

LS MS

DOWN AND DIRTY: MATH HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE *TENTATIVE Kênia Mendes

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

During this course, we will reinforce the second grade math curriculum using concrete materials!

LS

ELL FUN AND GAMES! Ckarmit Gruenewald

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

» ONLINE

Practice English speaking and listening skills through fun activities that develop vocabulary, sharpen speaking and storytelling skills, and develop teamwork.

PLAYING AND LEARNING II Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Do you like to understand how things work, and why? In this course, students are offered a fun, hands-on experience where they can learn why certain things happen the way they do. Students will be able to engage in these activities with materials found in their own homes.

Grades: 2, 3

Grades: 4, 5, 6

LS MS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2

LS

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SCRAPBOOKING FUN *TENTATIVE Fernanda Rodrigues Learn a fun and creative way of preserving memories by arranging your photographs in the form of an album.

Grades: 3, 4, 5

LS

SHAKE YOUR BODY! PHYSICAL LITERACY ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS *TENTATIVE Gisela Maldonado

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Improving physical literacy prepares students to lead a healthy and active life. In this class, we will engage in physical activities to improve gross and fine motor skills.

LS

CHECKMATE! CHESS FOR INTERMEDIATE/ ADVANCED PLAYERS » ONLINE James Forster

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Chess is a classic game of strategy. Learn how to improve your game and unleash your grandmaster potential!

HS

FEARLESS YOUNG WRITERS' WORKSHOP Julia Downey de Oliveira

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Grades: PP, 1

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

» ONLINE

Calling all of Graded’s aspiring authors. It's time to be fearless. It's time to unleash that exceptional imagination. It's time to commit your creativity to paper and give life to your fantastic stories. In this creative writing workshop, students will delve deep into their imaginations and learn the importance of a well structured plot, why character development is essential, and how description and setting have the power to enchant their audiences.

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS

FITNESS, SPORTS TRAINING, AND GYMNASTICS *TENTATIVE Ricardo Paraventi

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Let’s get your body moving! Learn some fitness and conditioning drills to do at home over the break.

HS

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

FITNESS TRAINING Michael Lomax

» ONLINE

We will work on cardiovascular, strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and coordination training. Get ready for the HITT program, as well as the Tabata and Superhero workouts.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

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SOCCER, GENDER, LITERATURE, & CULTURE » ONLINE Breno Deffanti

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Não é só Futebol! Nesse curso, entraremos em campo com grandes craques, como Nelson Rodrigues, Wisnik, Mário Filho, Machado de Assis, Chico Buarque, Galeano para descobrirmos a razão do nosso amor pelo time do coração. Neste curso, um passe de letra para os alunos de IB, discutiremos o futebol masculino e feminino!

MS HS

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

*O curso será organizado em três partes: a mesa-redonda, um estudo de caso sobre o futebol e a produção de uma revista esportiva.

SPARKLE LAB: CREATIVITY NOW! Luciana Barbosa

» ONLINE

Fuel your imagination and unlock your inner potential. Learn to bring creativity into everything in your life through practical exercises and hands-on projects.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

MS

"SUCCESS. IT'S A MIND GAME." TIPS ON HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT » ONLINE Colleen Boerner

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Get ahead of the curve by learning essential strategies and tips for success. In this course, you will explore approaches and techniques to improve your organization, test-taking, note-taking, reading, and research. Fine tuning your habits will enable you to meet the academic demands of school while maintaining personal balance.

MS HS

Grades: 8, 9, 10

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

SUMMER SPEECH AND DEBATE INSTITUTE Rob Bingham

» ONLINE

An overview of American and international competitive debate formats such as Lincoln-Douglas, World Schools, and Public Forum. Students will learn basic debate theory (how to argue propositions of value, fact, and policy), as well as the ins and outs of each style. The ultimate goal is to train students for an international online debate tournament sometime in August or September, networking with debate programs in the US, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. The instructor is a US national championship coach with twenty years of coaching and training experience.

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11

MS HS

CREATIVE ORGANIZATION THROUGH BULLET JOURNALING AND LETTERING » ONLINE Kateri Couture-Latour

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Students will learn how to use the Bullet Journal system to organize their academic and/or personal lives. The course includes workshops on various creative approaches to the process, including basic handlettering, layout, and spread ideas.

HS

MULTIMEDIA SNAPSHOT 2020 Christopher Lockhart

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

» ONLINE

We will create a multi-media snapshot capturing this unique time that we are living in now and documenting what we and the rest of the world are going through. We will examine pop culture, technology, personal stories, and life in Brazil and abroad. Lastly, we will discuss the possible future implications of these events.

OM LEARNING Erin Rafferty

» ONLINE

We will practice the foundational postures and principles of vinyasa yoga, a practice of fluid movement that cultivates strength, flexibility, balance, and mindful ease. The course will provide both beginners and experienced yogis with the knowledge and skills to continue your own yoga practice at home! *Materials needed: a yoga "sticky" mat.

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grades: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

MS HS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

HS


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

STATION ELEVEN: PANDEMIC FICTION DURING A PANDEMIC » ONLINE Katie Accomazzo

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

This novel takes place in a post-pandemic America where most of the population has been wiped out. We will use this novel to help deepen our understanding of literary elements and engage in Harkness-style group discussions.

MS HS

TAKE CARE: WELL-BEING STRATEGIES FOR CORONAVIRUS AND BEYOND » ONLINE Mary Davenport

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:00 - 10:30 am

Are you stressed? Does your own self-care get lost in the hustle and bustle of school life? Do you want to explore strategies that foster well-being? This course will be an experiential-style learning opportunity for you to practice healthy self-care habits such as, but not limited to: mindfulness, yoga, journaling, and reflective discussions.

HS

ANIMATION-ISH » ONLINE Jennifer Kagohara

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Grades: 8, 9, 10

Explore different online and offline animation techniques! Practice drawing on the computer and create an online animation. Our goal is to have fun bringing our ideas into motion!

BAKED WITH LOVE: GRADED BAKE OFF Renata Duarte

» ONLINE

Learn how to bake with a 2017 Bake Off Brasil contestant using easy, simple recipes that can be made anytime, using few ingredients and at low cost. We will learn how to bake cakes, cupcakes, pies (savory and sweet), bread, cinnamon rolls, and much more. Most of the recipes will be kid-friendly. At the end of the course, you will be able to prepare a delicious breakfast, brunch, or afternoon tea to surprise your friends and family.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am Grades: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

LS

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FAIRY-TALE JOURNEYS Mari Formicola

» ONLINE

Let's go on a journey while reading some of my favorite fairy tales! Do you want to travel somewhere far far away where things can get really messy and dangerous? Or somewhere where everyone lives happily ever after? In this course, you can have both! Come join me and have a good time while we read some rare fairy tales! This is not only a great chance to improve your Portuguese and reading skills, but to let your imagination work its wonders!

Grades: PP, 1, 2, 3

LS

KINGS, KNIGHTS, QUEENS, AND MATH: CHESS FOR KIDS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Learn or improve your chess game! Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced player, join us for some chess fun. We'll work on openings, middlegame, and endgame strategies.

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LANGUAGE ENRICHMENT: LISTENING, ORAL, AND WRITING SKILLS » ONLINE Vanessa Carvalho

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Ready to improve your English? In this course, students will learn new words to improve their vocabulary. Students will then apply this new content in their writing. Fun language games, picture cards, and a diversity of materials and strategies will be used to keep the lessons dynamic and engaging, while we cover speaking, reading, and writing.

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TAKE THE RISK: SHINE IN ENGLISH! Natália Forattini

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Grades: PP, 1, 2

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Calling English language learners! This course will motivate and help you develop speaking, interpersonal, and presentational skills in ELL.

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 9:30 - 10:30 am

Grades: 2, 3

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

A IS FOR APPLE: LETTER FORMATION FOR YOUNG LEARNERS » ONLINE Cibele Thomaz

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Letter formation is an important step of the writing process, especially for young learners who are concentrating their efforts to put letters together to write words. The goal of this course is to offer children the opportunity to practice their letter formation through fine motor skills activities, songs and rhymes, and other fun games. To top it off, children will be revisiting their knowledge of letter sounds and names.

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FINANCIAL LITERACY Lara Baines

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

» ONLINE

In this introduction to personal financial literacy, you will learn how to make real life choices that will help you manage your money.

READER’S THEATER FUN! Vanessa Carvalho

» ONLINE

Reader’s Theater offers the students an opportunity to improve their fluency in reading. This course also allows them to use their creativity in writing when we will rewrite some play dialogues.

SIMON SAYS, "LET'S CODE!" Jennifer Kagohara

» ONLINE

This is a beginner's class for those who have very little or no coding experience. Before exploring the great world of programs, apps, and game development, we need to understand the basics of computer science and computational thinking. Together, we will learn in a fun and hands-on way!

Grades: PP, 1

Grades: 4, 5, 6

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 1, 2, 3

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

STORYTELLING IN FRENCH Stephen Cook

» ONLINE

Learn the basics of French through storytelling! Students will learn French through through a collaborative, story-creation process. Students will learn to read, write, listen, and SPEAK in French.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

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*This course is for beginners in French. No prior knowledge is required.

TAKE THE RISK: SHINE IN PAL! Natália Forattini

» ONLINE

Calling Portuguese language learners! This course will motivate and help you develop speaking, interpersonal, and presentational skills in Portuguese.

Grades: 4, 5, 6, 7

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THE POWER OF WORDS: INSPIRING EMERGENT READERS! » ONLINE Bruna Malvezi

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

We will engage in exciting conversations about stories we will read and listen to! You will be invited to share your thoughts and opinions about books and practice your reading skills. Join this thrilling journey into the world of books, and keep your verbal language skills sharp while you do it!

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WRITING ADVENTURES Luciana Castro

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

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In this course, you will learn how to write short stories about adventures.

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY Silvana Meneghini

» ONLINE

This is a course for beginners interested in creating engaging images using their cell phones. In this course, we will study a variety of photography techniques and practice them using the mobile phone camera. Some of the techniques to be explored include: using leading lines to create perspective, applying the rule of thirds to create interesting composition, and shooting from low or high angles for impact. 34

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:00 pm

Grades: PP, 1

Grades: 3, 4, 5

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

PANDEMICS, FAKE NEWS, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW CAN PHILOSOPHY HELP US UNDERSTAND THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD? » ONLINE Lucius Provase We think that understanding something is ultimately about finding answers, but the philosophical method in general is all about asking good questions, and, by understanding the reasons behind asking these questions, we are able to reach a better understanding of our world. Contemporary philosophers from all over the globe have been posing questions about coronavirus, fake news, and climate change. Understanding why they are asking those questions will provide us with a new perspective about those, and other, subjects.

PROVE IT WITH MATH Tim Trotter

» ONLINE

The main focus of the class will be to practice problem-solving techniques as we explore challenging integration problems and applications. Students will be introduced to advanced techniques for integration and then work through these problems in collaborative groups. During the regular school year it is rare that we are given adequate time or space to really explore and persist through challenging problems, but now is our opportunity!

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm Grades: 11, 12

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SHAKESPEARE FROM THE PAGE TO THE STAGE » ONLINE Beatriz Campos

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Reading literary works by Shakespeare can be intimidating. However, if we remember that this text was meant to be spoken, we can attempt a different approach. By studying Shakespeare's works as actors, we can deepen our understanding of the themes and conflicts of his plays. In this course, we will employ Stanislavski methods to make Shakespeare’s works more approachable and relatable.

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VISUAL ARTS: STUDIO WORK Amanda York

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

» ONLINE

Provide support with research, writing, and studio work through a series of tasks tailored to aid and refine skills, while contributing to the development of students' work in progress.

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grade: 12

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

WELL-NOTED: A SYSTEM FOR BETTER RESEARCH AND THINKING » ONLINE Keane Nacional

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 11:00 - 12:30 pm

Students will learn the Zettelkasten note-taking method and create an original knowledge piece based on a non-fiction topic of their choice. The skills learned in this course are applicable to high school and university research projects.

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ADVENTURES IN MATH Lara Baines

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

» ONLINE

Learn how to apply math in real life! We'll explore how math can be applied in everyday activities.

AVENTURA DA LEITURA Luciana Castro

» ONLINE

During class, we will read online books on Elefante Letrado. We will identify narrative features for discussion and explore the text.

BRASILIDADES Paula Berlinck

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Learn about Brazilian culture and celebrations by engaging with fun songs, games, and stories! We will practice some reading and writing as well.

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Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

Grades: 3, 4, 5

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: 3, 4, 5

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm Grades: PP, 1, 2

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KINGS, KNIGHTS, QUEENS, AND MATH: CHESS FOR KIDS » ONLINE Lucius Provase

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Learn or improve your chess game! Whether you're a complete beginner or an advanced player, join us for some chess fun. We'll work on openings, middlegame, and endgame strategies.

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Grades: 3, 4, 5


3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

THE ABCS OF WRITING: ENHANCING YOUR SKILLS » ONLINE Bruna Malvezi and Cibele Thomaz

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Practice the writing skills you have learned this year. Students will be encouraged to keep their passion for writing alive and boost their writing skills.

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THE COOK IN ME: BRAZILIAN DELICACIES! Natália Forattini

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Grades: PP, 1

» ONLINE

Students will learn to make Brazilian treats and learn about the cultural and historical aspects of the dishes. At the end of the course, students will take home a cookbook with all of the recipes.

ANIMATION-ISH » ONLINE Jennifer Kagohara Explore different online and offline animation techniques! Practice drawing on the computer and create an online animation. Our goal is to have fun bringing our ideas into motion!

FUN EXPLORING THE POTTER’S WHEEL *TENTATIVE Lucinha Ariani This course is for students who have already learned the basics of throwing clay and would like to practice their skills on the potter's wheel. Students will make cylinders, bowls and other shapes by altering their pieces. Maximum of 6 students. *Prerequisite: Students must have previous experience using the potter’s wheel

Grades: 2, 3, 4, 5

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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INFORMATION LITERACY IN TODAY'S WORLD: A PANDEMIC, FAKE NEWS, & ELECTIONS » ONLINE Colleen Boerner

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

In today's world, we are bombarded with information. Our Instagram, TikTok, and WhatsApp accounts are full of sensational stories. It can be hard to discern what is true and what is not. In this class, students will develop a toolkit to help them critically analyze information.

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Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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3-WEEK COURSES - SESSION 2

MOBILE PHOTOGRAPHY Silvana Meneghini

» ONLINE

This is a course for beginners interested in creating engaging images using their cell phones. In this course, we will study a variety of photography techniques and practice them using the mobile phone camera. Some of the techniques to be explored include: using leading lines to create perspective, applying the rule of thirds to create interesting composition, and shooting from low or high angles for impact.

STORYTELLING IN FRENCH Stephen Cook

» ONLINE

Learn the basics of French through storytelling! Students will learn French through through a collaborative, story-creation process. Students will learn to read, write, listen, and SPEAK in French.

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 9, 10

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July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm Grades: 6, 7, 8

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*This course is for beginners in French. No prior knowledge is required.

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VOLLEYBALL FOR MS GIRLS - JV GRADE 6-8 *TENTATIVE Valdemar Klassen

July 6 - July 24, 2020 Tuesdays/Thursdays 1:30 - 3:00 pm

We will learn and practice basic volleyball skills in preparation for the next volleyball season.

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Grades: 6, 7, 8


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