The sign-up deadline is extended to Monday, June 7, 2021!
We are excited to announce the first season of a free summer enrichment program for current ICC students. For students in grades PK-1 (next year’s K-2), we are planning two family events featuring performances by guest artists. For students in grades 2-11 (next year’s 3rd-12th graders) we are planning in-person learning experiences. This program is being led by Tom Lee and will be hosted on the Ichabod Crane campus.
The program for elementary and middle school-aged students will be arts and humanities focused and will combine content areas to explore topics through literature, social studies, visual arts, and natural sciences.
We have scheduled two, one-week programs for grades 2-4 (next year’s 3rd-5th students) and two one-week programs for grades 5-7 (next year’s 6-8 students). Each week will be a self-contained experience and will run from Monday-Thursday from 1 pm-4 pm, except for the very first program starting after the 4th of July. These programs will occur in the afternoon, after the academic summer program (Invitations) in the morning.
At this point, we are opening the ability for families to sign up for both strands at each grade level. Transportation for this program is available upon request.
The program for students in grades 8-11 (next year’s high school students) will be based on the works of William Shakespeare.
Please fill out the signup-survey Google Form once for each child who will participate.
Here is the schedule – (descriptions of each program are on the following pages):
- July 6 – July 9: Week one for students who are currently in grades 2, 3, and 4.
- July 12 – July 15: Week one for students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7.
- August 9 – August 12: Week two for students who are currently in grades 2, 3, and 4.
- August 16 – August 19: Week two for students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7.
The Shakespeare program for next year’s high school students will run on Tuesday evenings from 6 pm-9 pm on July 6, July 13, August 10, August 17 and August 23.
Please sign up by Monday, June 7th using the Google Form links below. Follow-Ups will be sent to parents the week of June 10th.
- English Sign Up Link https://forms.gle/gqymiUcy1LkBvDCE7
- Spanish Sign Up Link: https://forms.gle/2eg6eBJVNgVKjSqq5
Explorers Summer 2021 Program Offerings
Chinese Poetry – Yin, Yang and “The Three Perfections”
Tuesday, July 6 – Friday, July 9: Week one for students who are currently in grades 2, 3, and 4: Click to Sign Up Here
More than a thousand years ago, Chinese poets looked at the world around them and created beautiful artworks combining poetry, painting, and calligraphy. In this workshop, we will learn to think like Chinese Scholars and look for balance and harmony in elements of nature. We will study Chinese brush paintings, create our own poems, and learn to write Chinese characters.
The Ramayana: Exploring the Great Indian Epic
Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 15: Week one for students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7: Click to Sign Up Here
The Ramayana is one of the world’s greatest stories. In this fantastic epic, Prince Rama, along with his wife and brother, confront the King of the Demons in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. In this workshop, we will hear a retelling of the story and explore how Indian culture has celebrated the story in music, art, and dance for thousands of years. We will create our own illustrations and think about how the story connects across cultures to our own lives.
Exploring the Land of Oz
Monday, August 9 – Thursday, August 12: Week two for students who are currently in grades 2, 3, and 4: Click to Sign Up Here
“The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was published in 1900 and was an instant American classic, with amazing characters and thrilling adventures. The author, L. Frank Baum, wrote twelve more books set in the Land of Oz. We’ll explore these wonderful original stories and their illustrations, including a map of the Wonderful Land of Oz.
Artists and Scientists: Exploring Botany and Botanical Art
Monday, August 16 – Thursday, August 19: Week two for students who are currently in grades 5, 6, and 7: Click to Sign Up Here
In this workshop, we will think like artists and like scientists. We will study the life and forms of various plants, making careful observations and drawings. We will also look at the many ways artists have shown the beauty of plants, and create artworks of our own to share our discoveries.
Getting to Know William Shakespeare
July 6, July 13, August 10, August 17, and August 24 from 6pm-9pm: 5 evening sessions for High School Students: Click to Sign Up Here
This workshop will be a deep dive into the 37 plays and 154 sonnets of William Shakespeare. We will explore the history, the language, the characters and, above all, the stories of these amazing works. Students will pursue their individual interests, sampling scenes from multiple plays and trying their hands at memorizing poetry. The class will be wide ranging, fast paced, and lots of fun.