Camp CONNECTIONS with Eric Carle, Dr. Seuss, Jan Brett, J.K. Rowling, Magic Tree House, Ivy and Bean, Cam Jansen, Mem Fox, Bill Martin, Maurice Sendak, Robert Munsch, and others. June 25 – July 29 (A Four Week Camp) June 25 – 29, July 9 – 13, July 16 – 10, & 23 – 27 Time: 8:30 – 12:00 Age: PK or four-year-olds – 6th grade Cost: $125.00 per week
Connections created by Mary Margaret Scholtens, is a Reading Tutorial Program based on the science of reading designed for students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. The camp is for students PK – 6th grade and combines the Connections instructional program and tutoring in small groups of 4 with Literacy Enrichment Fun! The primary purpose of this camp is to improve struggling readers’ skills, helping students overcome stigma and obstacles previously encountered and achieve success in reading. What greater loss exists than a child’s failure to learn to read.
This camp includes individualized assessment to determine a child’s reading level, specific needs, and a planned instructional program for the development of appropriate goals and objectives. Most importantly Connections reading and tutorial assistance is provided for students daily. Small groups of students with similar abilities will be grouped together for 1½ hours of tutorial assistance each day by a trained Connections Instructor along with supervision provided by Connections Therapists. Additionally, A-State Teacher Education students trained in Connections will work as classroom tutors under the supervision of the Connections Program Coordinator.
Literacy Enrichment activities are planned based on the child’s age, interest level, ability and developmental and maturity level. Literacy enrichment activities include: -All Things Sports for those sports-loving boys and girls who will get to create sports board games, sports outdoor competitions complete with score boards and new and different rules. Even a new type of Limbo Game with differentiated scoring is an option. A new game with a soccer ball, a whiffle ball, a foam ball, a beach ball, a styrofoam ball, a tennis ball, and a quidditch ball and goal for the Quidditch Cup. New rules, new games, new score keeping, all recorded for repeated play throughout the week and the crowning of daily champions. -Magic Tree House Scavenger Hunt -“Wild Thing” costumes - Maurice Sendak; -Cooking Green Eggs and Ham for Dr. Seuss; -Ten Apples Up on Top, Rain Makes Applesauce and Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs food experiences; -Paperbag Princess Costumes and Gowns constructed from what else? Paper- all types of paper – Brown Paper Bags, Butcher Paper, Newspaper, Tissue Paper, Wrapping Paper, and bathroom tissue paper along with original story endings. Lots of masking tape needed this day! -“Smelly Socks” the book by Robert Munsch is used as a starting point for Sock Puppets! Except in this case, we are using new socks for the creation of unique and one-of-a-kind sock puppets, and Smelly Socks is a great book, too; -Sewing, stitching, gluing and stuffing Jillian Jiggs’ Pigs - we will make all of the many different types of pig characters and create more! Jillian, Jillian, Jillian Jiggs, it looks like your room has been lived in by pigs! Children love this fabulous book.
To register or learn more, visit our website or call Beverly Boals Gilbert, (870) 680-8358
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