UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 27th year for gifted and talented students in the tri-state area. Students demonstrating advanced abilities in the areas of academic, leadership, creativity, visual, and performing arts are nominated to attend UD for Kids.

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2019 DATES

Week 1:  June 17-21 (current 1st and 2nd graders)

Week 2:  June 24-28 (current 3rd and 4th graders)

Week 3:  July 8-12 (current 5th, 6th, and 7th graders)

 

Information about classes will be posted by mid-March.

Registration will be April 13. 

 

See our information tabs to help with questions or e-mail Peggy Driscoll at: udkids@dbq.edu






Here is the list of this year's UD for Kids Classes

Week 1: Current 1st-2nd Graders

3-2-1 Lift Off
12:30:PM
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Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On and Off Stage
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Can You Build It?
12:30:PM
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I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest?  Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Cookie Crazy
12:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Exploring Ancient Egypt
12:30:PM
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Learn about the ancient pyramids, and the lifestyles of the rich and famous pharaohs. We'll discuss theories for how the pyramids were built, the lifeline of the Nile River, and the mysteries buried deep within. Some activities may include: building a pyramid, solving an escape room, and playing a simulation board game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
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Have you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" and engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
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If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Move It!
12:30:PM
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Move It! is a well-balanced diet of singing, dancing, playing, and reading music. Children will sing and dance to American folk songs, explore movement and expression to Classical music, and develop music literacy through Dr. Feierabend's literature-based curriculum. Ultimately, music brings so much joy into children's lives! It is a great way to help them develop a variety of new social, motor, emotional, and intellectual skills while at the same time learning all about self-expression and creativity.

Paper Mache Animals
12:30:PM
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Create your own paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. You will observe and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings, and paper mache creatures from other cultures around the world. You will paint your animals with background colors, and finish them with painted patterns. You will communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wool, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico.  You will use a variety of materials to finish your creative animal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will prepare a written description of their work with a brief verbal presentation to give the viewer and understanding.

Ratatouille's French Café
12:30:PM
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The Bistro restaurants in Paris are quite charming and so is this class. Remy, the rat chef from the movie, Ratatouille, will help us play games, sing songs, and learn about food while learning to speak French.  We will learn about the French culture and language. On Friday, we will eat a wonderful French meal in a formal setting of Ratatouille's Café while using the French words we have learned.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
12:30:PM
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This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week of learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, help support others within the class, increase levels of agility/physical coordination, and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wacky and Wild Investigations
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!

Writing Poetry
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Attention budding poets! Using your five senses, explore the power of verse through descriptive adjectives and literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole, rhythm, and rhyme. Music and popular poetry will inspire you during the session!

Poetry is all around! Embracing you with sights and sounds.

Luring you with welcome smells of gooey cookies and cheesy shells.

So, come along on this lilting ride.

Your words are your power; imagination your guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3-2-1 Lift Off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Discover the world of rocket science using math, science, and technology. We will build rockets and perform experiments to show how a rocket works. Come FLY with us!!!

Acting: On and Off Stage
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Can You Build It?
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

I will challenge you to design and fabricate the tallest tower possible using nothing but a maximum of 50 drinking straws, paper clips, and masking tape! What is your strategy? Did you work as a team? How much weight will it hold? Will your tower be the strongest? Every day will involve unique building experiences: different structures, new construction materials to master, exciting tasks to perform, and fun new challenges to meet! Have fun building while learning basic concepts of architecture and construction. CAN YOU BUILD IT?

Cookie Crazy
02:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake and decorate cookies! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best work to be judged by your fellow students and may the best cookie win!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Exploring Ancient Egypt
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn about the ancient pyramids, and the lifestyles of the rich and famous pharaohs. We'll discuss theories for how the pyramids were built, the lifeline of the Nile River, and the mysteries buried deep within. Some activities may include: building a pyramid, solving an escape room, and playing a simulation board game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Games of the World
02:30:PM
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We will discover the fun of ten games from six continents of the world. Some will challenge your mind, some will work your body, and all will be fun. We will learn about other cultures while playing new and interesting games.  On Friday, you will take home a bag full of games that you can play with your family for years to come. If you want to learn games that you can challenge your parents with, this is the class for you!

Hands Up!!
02:30:PM
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Have you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" and engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Move It!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Move It! is a well-balanced diet of singing, dancing, playing, and reading music. Children will sing and dance to American folk songs, explore movement and expression to Classical music, and develop music literacy through Dr. Feierabend's literature-based curriculum. Ultimately, music brings so much joy into children's lives! It is a great way to help them develop a variety of new social, motor, emotional, and intellectual skills while at the same time learning all about self-expression and creativity.

Paper Mache Animals
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create your own paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper, cardboard tubing, and tape. You will observe and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings, and paper mache creatures from other cultures around the world. You will paint your animals with background colors, and finish them with painted patterns. You will communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wool, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico.  You will use a variety of materials to finish your creative animal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students will prepare a written description of their work with a brief verbal presentation to give the viewer and understanding.

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids.  You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds.  Sign up for this challenging course today!

Team Building
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week of learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, help support others within the class, increase levels of agility/physical coordination, and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wacky and Wild Investigations
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Do you want to blast off a giant air cannon, learn the trick of the hanging nails, make raisins dance even if they don't want to, or even suck an egg into a milk bottle? Well then, this is the place for you! Conduct these experiments along with many more and learn the scientific principles behind them too! What a deal!

Writing Poetry
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Attention budding poets! Using your five senses, explore the power of verse through descriptive adjectives and literary devices such as onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole, rhythm, and rhyme. Music and popular poetry will inspire you during the session!

Poetry is all around! Embracing you with sights and sounds.

Luring you with welcome smells of gooey cookies and cheesy shells.

So, come along on this lilting ride.

Your words are your power; imagination your guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Week 2: Current 3rd-4th Graders

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
12:30:PM
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Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

Cape Canaveral North
12:30:PM
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Rocket scientists are now needed to design and fly high performance rockets! Take a look at the aerodynamics of what makes rockets fly. We will build high performance rockets as we explore the stratosphere. Sign up today!

Cupcake Bake-off
12:30:PM
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Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Exploring Ancient Egypt
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn about the ancient pyramids, and the lifestyles of the rich and famous pharaohs. We'll discuss theories for how the pyramids were built, the lifeline of the Nile River, and the mysteries buried deep within. Some activities may include: building a pyramid, solving an escape room, and playing a simulation board game.

 

 

 

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Mindfulness Matters
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Mindfulness is a type of mind-body approach to peace of mind and stress management. Research shows that mindfulness skills improve memory, organizational skills, reading and math scores, all the while giving kids the tools they need to handle stress. Join us for this fun session that will focus on activities and games that will show you healthy and fun ways to develop useful mindfulness tools!

Painta-palooza
12:30:PM
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We are taking painting to the next level. You will be thrilled and amazed at all the fun ways we can use paint. UD Shirts provided, additional paint shirts optional. This could get messy! Come join us for a fun and wacky week o'paint.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Team Building
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week of learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, help support others within the class, increase levels of agility/physical coordination, and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

Treehouse Design
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and paper mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your model and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created.  We find that scale model building is an ideal way for young people to explore the structure, form and function of spaces simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Poetry
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Attention young poets! Using your life experiences, explore the power of your words as you write haiku, free verse, and lyrical poetry. In addition to utilizing onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole, rhythm, and rhyme, learn how to effectively use personification, metaphor, and simile. Music and popular poetry will inspire you during the session!

Poetry greets you every day in the things you do and the words you say.

It's your passenger along for the ride, unlocking the voice you hold inside.

It gathers your thougts as a blessing to give.

Releasing the map of the life that you live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xtreme Math
12:30:PM
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X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!

Alternate Energy and Solar Ovens
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Investigate solar energy while making solar powered cars and other objects using household items and Lego kits. Measure the temperature of different colored roofs and construct a simple solar oven to cook with during class. Be ready to build and bake solar style!

Cape Canaveral North
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Rocket scientists are now needed to design and fly high performance rockets! Take a look at the aerodynamics of what makes rockets fly. We will build high performance rockets as we explore the stratosphere. Sign up today!

Cupcake Bake-off
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn how to make, bake, and frost cupcakes! Divide into teams and use a professional kitchen for experimenting with different flavors and decorations. Present your best cupcake creation to be judged by your special guests. May the best cupcake win!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Exploring Ancient Egypt
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Learn about the ancient pyramids, and the lifestyles of the rich and famous pharaohs. We'll discuss theories for how the pyramids were built, the lifeline of the Nile River, and the mysteries buried deep within. Some activities may include: building a pyramid, solving an escape room, and playing a simulation board game.

 

 

 

Hands Up!!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

I'm Lovin' It, Art That Is!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

If you spend your time doodling and drawing, you'll love this class. We'll spend the week using a variety of art materials and learning techniques that artists use. Come and join us! You'll be "lovin' it!"

Mindfulness Matters
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Mindfulness is a type of mind-body approach to peace of mind and stress management. Research shows that mindfulness skills improve memory, organizational skills, reading and math scores, all the while giving kids the tools they need to handle stress. Join us for this fun session that will focus on activities and games that will show you healthy and fun ways to develop useful mindfulness tools!

Painta-palooza
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

We are taking painting to the next level. You will be thrilled and amazed at all the fun ways we can use paint. UD Shirts provided, additional paint shirts optional. This could get messy! Come join us for a fun and wacky week o'paint.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science Olympiad
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Scratch
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

This course introduces the basics of Scratch, a computer programming language for kids. You will learn how to move Sprites, add sounds, change colors, control actions with the mouse, and to design your own Sprites and backgrounds. Sign up for this challenging course today!

Team Building
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week of learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, help support others within the class, increase levels of agility/physical coordination, and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

Treehouse Design
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Create your own fantastic model treehouse! You will begin by crafting your own tree out of wood, wire, and paper mache.  Then, you will work with its unique arrangement of branches to build a one-of–a-kind treehouse, just the right size for your favorite toy or figure.  You will have a great time constructing your model and gaining valuable three-dimensional design skills. This project will introduce you to the design process and help you better understand how the built environment is created.  We find that scale model building is an ideal way for young people to explore the structure, form and function of spaces simultaneously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Poetry
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Attention young poets! Using your life experiences, explore the power of your words as you write haiku, free verse, and lyrical poetry. In addition to utilizing onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole, rhythm, and rhyme, learn how to effectively use personification, metaphor, and simile. Music and popular poetry will inspire you during the session!

Poetry greets you every day in the things you do and the words you say.

It's your passenger along for the ride, unlocking the voice you hold inside.

It gathers your thougts as a blessing to give.

Releasing the map of the life that you live.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Xtreme Math
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

X-tremely fun, x-tremely challenging, x-tremely interactive!  X-perience success learning basic algebra.  Amaze your friends by solving puzzling problems like 2(2x + 1) = 3x + 8!  It rocks!


Week 3: Current 5th-6th-7th Graders

1 course for the week

Acting: On-Stage and Off
12:30:PM
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Unleash your creativity and learn the fundamentals of theatre acting.  Whether you are interested in acting on-stage, or you like to take risks, or you just want to have fun and laugh, you will have a great time participating in a wide-range of theatre games that focus on building your acting and life skills.  At the end of the week, you will get to perform a showcase for your invited guests.  Join us and discover your love of theatre!

Aviation Week 1-Beginning Aviation JUNE 17-21 for Grades 5, 6, 7
12:30:PM
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Experience "The World of Flight." Gain an insight into the thrill of flying as you learn about the depth of knowledge it takes to fly! Learn the skills of flying by flying in the UD flight simulator. An optional 30-minute orientation flight can be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:30-4:00 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days the week of June 17-21 for students in Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 2-Advanced Aviation, JUNE 24-28 for Grades 5, 6,7
12:30:PM
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(Students must have attended Beginning Aviation in order to sign up for this course.)

For those students who want to continue their aviation experience, sign up for Advanced Aviation. This course will include a review of the initial basic course, an introduction to the next level of pilot skills and knowledge, and an introduction to aeronautical information, procedures and simulated maneuvers. It will cover ground operations, basic flight maneuvers, classroom training, and the use of the UD Flight Simulator for "hands-on" practice. Another flight will be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

(Note: This class meets 12:30-4:00 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days June 24-28 for Grades 5, 6, 7.)

Aviation-Week 3-Masters of Aviation, JULY 8-12 for Grades 5,6,7
12:30:PM
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If you have completed Beginning< Aviation and Advanced Aviation, but wish to continue your aviation experience to the next level, then sign up for the Master of Aviation course.

Dream Weaver
12:30:PM
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Spend the week learning and creating all types of weaving: loom, arm, macrame and basket weaving.  Materials will include yarn, cords reeds, beads, feathers, other natural materials and even rocks and pop bottles.  Each student will be able to work at their own pace.  Creativity and originality is the key to this class.

Engineering Design Squad
12:30:PM
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Have a desire to experience the future of engineering in the summer of 2016?  Join the Design Squad of UD for Kids!  Come join us for one challenge after another in what President Kennedy called the greatest adventure of mankind.  Design crash structures to protect future astronauts on their journey to Mars.  Do you have the right stuff to land a Mars Lander safely on the surface of Mars?  Can you construct a multi-staged rocket model to make the journey to the Moon?  These are among the challenges you will face in real world engineering applications.  UD for Kids Design Squad awaits your decision.  Join us for some of the most challenging team-driven engineering experiences.

Environmental Explorations, JULY 8-12 for Grades 5,6,7
12:30:PM
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Come along as we jump into the muck of Catfish Creek, head over the river and through the woods in the Mines of Spain, and journey into the lab amidst the teeny-tiny world of microplastics. Are you excited at the prospect of embarking on an adventure into the fascinating world of scientific research? The best way to learn science is to do science and one of the most important aspects of exploring science is by doing research. UD kids will interact with UD students doing summer research projects and will formulate research questions, gather data, analyze the data, and present the results to the rest of the group. With your imagination leading the way, who knows where your explorations might lead you?!?

Environmental Explorations, JUNE 24-28 for Grades 5,6,7
12:30:PM
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NOTE: THIS CLASS WILL RUN JUNE 24-28 BUT IS OPEN TO ONLY GRADES 5, 6, 7

Come along as we jump into the muck of Catfish Creek, head over the river and through the woods in the Mines of Spain, and journey into the lab amidst the teeny-tiny world of microplastics. Are you excited at the prospect of embarking on an adventure into the fascinating world of scientific research? The best way to learn science is to do science and one of the most important aspects of exploring science is by doing research. UD kids will interact with UD students doing summer research projects and will formulate research questions, gather data, analyze the data, and present the results to the rest of the group. With your imagination leading the way, who knows where your explorations might lead you?!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come along as we jump into the muck of Catfish Creek, head over the river and through the woods in the Mines of Spain, and journey into the lab amidst the teeny-tiny world of DNA. Are you excited at the prospect of embarking on an adventure into the fascinating world of scientific? The best way to learn science is to do science and one of the most important aspects of exploring science is by doing research. UD kids will be teamed with UD students doing summer research projects and will formulate a research questions, gather data, and analyze the data. With your imagination leading the way who knows where your explorations might lead you?!?

Five Jive
12:30:PM
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Whether you're a novice or burgeoning pro musician, you'll develop your skills in this summer's "Five Jive" workshop. Students will jam out to Paul Corbiere's Five Jive ensemble piece that includes tubano drums, metallophones, xylophones, shekeres, and recorders. Every student will play each instrument as we build community in an ensemble circle. No experience necessary. Players will perform for the public on Friday, July 12.

Hands Up!!
12:30:PM
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Have you always been curious about using sign language to communicate?  Come participate in games and activities to learn everyday signs for food, animals, people, and more.  We'll play "Sign Language Battleship" as well as engage in many more activities.  Come ready to put your "Hands Up"

Metal Mask and Plaster Sculpture
12:30:PM
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You will have a fun week working with unique materials while creating two different kinds of sculpture.  You will explore the Inca, a lost civilization from Peru.  Look at hand-crafted Inca objects made of metal, taking a close look at the gold and silver masks unearthed from the Inca tombs.  Next you will draft a design for a mask of your own, combining what you know about the Inca people and their style of art and throw in a bit of imagination as well!  Your ideas will be embossed into a sheet of metal foil, and then antiqued to make them look like they were tarnished or older.  Miro paintings will inspire the next 3-D wire and plaster sculpture.  You will bend wire into Miro-like forms, wrap them with newspaper, glue strips and plaster.  Finally, you will paint the figures in Miro’s style.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the week you will be working at the Heritage Art Center and have a wonderful opportunity to view the UD computer graphics art show in the Bisignano Art Gallery.  We will finish off the week with an opening reception of UD for Kids' art work in Heritage Center.

Painta-palooza
12:30:PM
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We are taking painting to the next level. You will be thrilled and amazed at all the fun ways we can use paint. UD Shirts provided, additional paint shirts  optional this could get messy! Come join us for a fun and wacky week o'paint.

Pasta Perfection
12:30:PM
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Divide into teams to see how incredible it is! Your team will experiment in a professional kitchen to create a signature dish. Put a spin on something old or create an entirely new dish. Try different flavors, textures, and preparation techniques to come up with your best one. Take this creation and go head-to-head in a competition to see who is the best chef!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents will be invited to attend the competition on Thursday.

Science Olympiad
12:30:PM
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Compete against your fellow classmates in several scientific competitions throughout the week.  Can you construct the longest, strongest suspension bridge out of random materials.  Will you win the gold for keeping a water rocket in the air the longest?  Can you build a can for speed and race for the win?  Come and accept the challenge to see if you are the best Olympian in Science.

Solar Cars
12:30:PM
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Investigate how mechanical objects and solar electricity work together to run racecars. Design and construct a solar powered car using mostly household items. Be ready to race your car at the end of the week.

Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week of learning how to work and play with others. The goals of this class, through a variety of games and activities, are to build a sense of personal confidence, help support others within the class, increase levels of agility/physical coordination, and most of all to have fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's the Verdict JUNE 17-21 for Grades 5, 6, 7
12:30:PM
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THIS CLASS IF FOR GRADES 5, 6, AND 7 STUDENTS. iT WILL RUN DURING SESSION I, JUNE 17-21, DUE TO THE INSTRUCTORS SCHEDULE.

In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal case. If you love public speaking and can think on your feet, or you like to act, then this course is for you taught by a lawyer and professor who coached mock trial for 25 years. 


Learn about direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. Then write your own. You will be given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process. You will try your case to a jury on the last day. So, what are you waiting for -Suit Up and Mock On!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a mock trial, students play the roles of attorneys and witnesses as they prepare and present both sides of a hypothetical legal problem. If you love public speaking and can think on your feet, then this course is for you.

Learn about direct examinations, cross examinations, opening statements and closing arguments. You will be given a hands-on opportunity to examine the legal process and current legal issues.  It's a wonderful experience that you won't forget.  So, what are you waiting for - join mock trial!

Writing Poetry
12:30:PM
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Attention young poets! Using your unique voice, understand the power of your words.  Various forms of verse will be explored including lyrical poetry, free verse, haiku, and sonnet.  Along with effectively using literary devices such as personification, metaphor, simile, and allusion, you will be challenged to enhance each poem’s message through thoughtful editing and peer review. Music and popular poetry will inspire you during the session! 

Verse to inspire, to persuade, to amuse;

You are the master of the words that you choose.

Join the quest for self-discovery,

As you paint your portrait with poetry.