UD for Kids

UD for Kids is an enrichment opportunity going into its 26th 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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Summer of 2017 dates

Week 1:  June 19-23   (current 1st and 2nd grade)

Week 2:  June 26-30   (current 3rd and 4th grade)

Week 3:  July 10-14   (current 5th, 6th, and 7th grade)

 

Registration for the 2017 classes will take place on Saturday, March 25th.  All registration will be completed at this website.  A registration link will appear on this page.  You will click that registration button to register your child.  

Registration will remain open beyond March 25th until classes are filled.

Week 1 registration will start at 7:00 a.m.

Week 2 registration will start at 8:00 a.m.

Week 3 registration will start at 9:00 a.m.

 

Chad Biermeier
cbiermeier@dbq.edu

 


Please direct questions to UD for Kids Assistant Rhonda Dyer at rdyer@dbq.edu 

Click here to begin Registration


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

Week 1: Current 1st-2nd Graders

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?

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
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Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Musical Times
12:30:PM
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Share your talents and joy all while making new friends!  Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

Paper Mache Animals
12:30:PM
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Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper and cardboard tubing, taped together.  Perceive and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animals with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.  Understand that artists communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wood, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico. You will use various materials to finish your creative animal.

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.

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?

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
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Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mache A Do About Nothing
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Musical Times
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Share your talents and joy all while making new friends! Jump, gallop, skip your way through merry melodies. Rock your rhythm skills using percussion instruments. Dance and twirl on your tippiest of toes to music from around the world. Musical Times is all about the wonders of being you! So, why not invite friends and family to your performance at the end of the week?

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

Create a paper mache animal using an armature of newspaper and cardboard tubing, taped together.  Perceive and discuss similarities and differences with animal carvings from other cultures.  Paint their animals with background colors, and finish with painted patterns.  Understand that artists communicate ideas visually and sometimes use symbols to do that communication.  You will learn about 3-D forms, armatures, Alebrijes, copal wood, paper mache, and Oaxaca Mexico. You will use various materials to finish your creative animal.

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.


Week 2: Current 3rd-4th Graders

American Girl Dolls Continued
12:30:PM
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New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
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Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

 

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

 

 

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!"

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Mini You Musical
12:30:PM
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Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!

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!

UD for Kids Team Building
12:30:PM
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Be ready for a fun and challenging week in 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, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

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!

Acting: On and Off Stage
02:30: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!

 

 

American Girl Dolls Continued
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

New Girls! New adventures! New years of US history! Learn about new American Girl Dolls and even act out a play based on the American Girls' lives! Each day, enjoy a celebration of one of the American Girls and learn about the history of women. Make new friends from around the region and create projects, accessories, and food based on the American Girl Dolls!

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

Mache A Do About Nothing
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

Mini You Musical
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Join us for an up-beat collection of activities, dances, and songs celebrating your miniature self. It’s good to be you! Get energized while dancin’ to the beat and singin’ ‘til the cows come home! Plus, new friends are just a rhythm away…! Ta, ta, ti-ti, ta to an awesome performance at the end of the week!

UD for Kids Team Building
02:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week in 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, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun! 

 

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 2-Advanced Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 June 26-30
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 12:00-4 at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days June 27-July 1 for Grades 5-6-7.)

Aviation Week 3-Master of Aviation for Grades 5-6-7 July 10-14
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This course includes a review of the material covered in the Beginning and Advanced courses. You will continue to improve your flight procedures and maneuvering skills. Learn more about instrument flying in the classroom and "Hands-on" training in the UD Flight Simulator to further improve these skills. An actual flight in a UD aircraft will be arranged during class time on Friday for an additional fee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Note: This class meets 12-4:00 PM at the UD Flight Operations Center at the Dubuque Airport for all five days during the week of July 11-15 for grades 5-6-7.)

Extra, Extra, Read All About It!
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Writer, you are a hero. You love to tell stories about your world--the world you imagine. Now it is time to see your story in print and to share your printed work with an audience. In this way, YOUR story might change the world. In this session, young writers will sculpt a 3-D model of your main character and then create a story based on this character that is told through both words and drawings. Our session will culminate in a public newsstand set up like a New York City street corner.

Taught by Dr. Alice Oleson, UD faculty member, published poet, and cultural anthropologist.

Mache A Do About Nothing
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Have you ever seen a parade float, paper letter or pinata and wondered how do they do that? It seems hard but it's really Mache A Do About Nothing. It's a piece of cake! Prepare to get messy and let your creativity  flow.  Join us for some awesome paper mache sculpting projects that will impress your friends, wow your parents and make your siblings green with envy, to which you can reply...... oh it's nothing!

 

 

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 painting 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.

Showcase Theatre
12:30:PM
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This is your venue…to explore and experience a variety of music styles. Dance and sing your heart out in “Dance Evolution,” that’s “Hound Dog” to “Hey Ya!” in less than five minutes! No kidding. Then cool off to some jazz sounds and, finally, pour your heart out in a smooth ballad. This is a mixed bag sort of showcase that’ll entertain your mind, heart and body. Don’t forget to send invites to the final show on Friday!

UD for Kids Team Building
12:30:PM
Click to view Description

Be ready for a fun and challenging week in 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, to help support others within the class, develop and increase levels of agility. To increase physical coordination and most of all to have fun!