Grades 6 and 7

For students entering 6th or 7th grade; Students may take one, two or three classes.

8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. 5 Ps of Math

Class 1601 (Mary Jane Sterling)

Join us for this unique experience as we tackle the 5 Ps of math. We’ll challenge ourselves with engaging STEM activities that build math fluency and critical thinking skills – and have some fun while we do it! Throughout the week we’ll take a new and different look at: Pythagoras, Prime Numbers, Polyhedra, Panning for the Golden Ratio, and Puzzlers. Each day will hold new possibilities as we dig in and improve our fluency in the fascinating world of math.

10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. The Art of the Catapult

Class 1602 (Carolyn Sutton)

Part history and part engineering, this class is designed to give students a fascinating look at the art of the catapult. We'll discover the science and math concepts behind catapults as we build and test our own designs. We'll learn more about force, accuracy, precision, and angles during our week of designing siege-proof castles, catapults, and trebuchets. We'll also explore the exciting history of siege warfare through Alexander the Great, Richard the Lionhart, and more.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Effective Essay Writing

Class 1603 (Don Baker)

This class is an excellent opportunity to sharpen your writing skills for essays. We’ll explore techniques for narration, description, and reflection, and learn how to creatively use figurative language, descriptions, details, and variety in your sentence structure. Throughout the week, you’ll grow confident in your ability to organize your essay, use innovative transitions between ideas, and write impressive beginnings and endings. We will also focus on the importance of writing for a specific audience and purpose, and how to elevate our writing skills to produce strong essays.