*Summer courses are subject to change based on interest and availability.

*New courses will be added throughout the summer. If you have a specific request for a class please email us at gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com.

*All Prek students MUST be potty trained and 3 years old by June 1.

*Classes are scheduled by weeks and must be paid in full at time of sign up. There are no refunds unless the class does not run due to lack of interest or staffing.

*Topics covered are not all and not limited to what is listed.

*Teachers have not been assigned to classes yet, so teachers may vary.

*There are 11 weeks in the program:

WEEK 1: June 21-25          WEEK: 6: July 26-30

WEEK 2: June 28-July 2     WEEK 7: Aug 2-6 

WEEK 3: July 5-9                WEEK 8: Aug 9-13

WEEK 4:  July 12-16           WEEK 9: Aug 16-20

WEEK 5: July 19-23           WEEK 10: Aug 23-27

                                     WEEK 11: Aug 30-Sept 3

*Receive ONE WEEK FREE if you sign up for all 11 weeks!


COURSE OFFERINGS

PRESCHOOL (Must be potty trained and 3 years old by June 1)

Preschoolers ages 3 and 4 will use hands-on play to develop these skills (as appropriate):

♦ Fine and Gross Motor ♦ Sensory Play ♦ Color and Shape recognition ♦ Prewriting ♦ Story Elements and Comprehension ♦ Social Emotional Growth ♦ 
Preschool Routines ♦ Letter Phonemic Awareness ♦ Number foundations

PREK 3:  Tu/Thu  9:00-10:30  $100/week

PREK 4: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:30 $150/week

Themes:

WEEK 1: ICE CREAM                                          WEEK 2: AMERICA  

WEEK 3: SPORTS                                               WEEK 4: PETE THE CAT

WEEK 5: LET'S GO CAMPING                            WEEK 6: A WEEK AT THE BEACH

WEEK 7: PIRATES & MERMAIDS                       WEEK 8: DINOSAUR DIG

WEEK 9: SPACE EXPLORATION                        WEEK 10: LET'S GO TO THE ZOO

WEEK 11:CONSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergartners will focus on learning through hands-on activities to reinforce the following skills:

♦ Learning & Social Skills ♦ Reading/Writing ♦ Fine Motor Skills ♦  Number Sense/Mathematics 

KG READINESS: This class is for students entering kindergarten in the Fall.

Mon/Wed/Fri  11:00-12:30  $150/week

KINDERGARTEN*: The asterix means this is a smaller group for students that completed kindergarten that need reinforcement. 4 students max.

Mon/Wed/Fri  9:00-10:30 $150/week

KINDERGARTEN PLUS: This class is designed for students who excelled in kindergarten and need more of a challenge. 4 students max.

Tu/Thu 9:00-10:30 $100/week

FIRST GRADE

First Graders will focus on learning through hands-on activities to reinforce the following skills:

♦ Learning & Social Skills ♦ Reading/Writing/Phonics ♦ Fine Motor Skills ♦ Number Sense/Mathematics

1ST GRADE MATH: This class is designed to reinforce material that was learned in first grade through games and play. 4 students max.

Mon/Wed  11:00-12:30  $100/week 

1ST GRADE ELA:  This class is designed to reinforce reading, writing, and handwriting in a smaller group setting. 4 students max.

Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30  $100/week

1ST/2ND MATH & ELA:  This class is designed for first and second graders that would like to do both, math and ELA in one session. Each student will work at their respective levels.
Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30   $100/week

1ST/2ND STEM: This STEM class will be all hands on activities. Each week there will be a new theme!
Fri 1:00-2:30 $50/week

SECOND GRADE

Second graders will work on the following skills:

Reading Comprehension ♦ Odd/even numbers ♦ Place Value ♦ Retelling (characters/setting/plot) ♦ Graphs ♦ Time ♦ Money ♦ Write complete sentences with punctuation and edit ♦ Add/subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers ♦ Word Problems ♦ Write stories (beginning, middle, end) ♦ Early multiplication/division ♦ Grammar         

1ST/2ND MATH & ELA:  This class is designed for first and second graders that would like to do both, math and ELA in one session. Each student will work at their respective levels.

Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 2nd graders who were above average in math that would benefit from enrichment.
Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE ELA:  This class is designed for 2nd graders who were above average in ELA that would benefit from enrichment.
Mon/Wed 1:00-2:30 $100/week (max 4 students)

1ST/2ND STEM: This STEM class will be all hands on activities. Each week there will be a new theme!

Fri  1:00-2:30  $50/week


THIRD GRADE 

Third graders will review the following skills:

♦Use Reading Strategies ♦ Parts of Speech ♦ Elapsed Time ♦ Money/Decimals ♦ Vocab Development ♦ Write Paragraphs ♦ Graphs ♦ Context Clues ♦         Writing in a Variety of Genres ♦ Mental Math ♦ Compare/contrast Information ♦ Multiplication/Division ♦ Fractions ♦ Grammar/Punctuation ♦                       Addition/Subtraction with 4 digit numbers ♦ Place Value

2ND/3RD GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 3rd graders who were low to average in math that would benefit from support, consistency, and review.

Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE ELA:  This class is designed for 3rd graders who were low to average in math that would benefit from support, consistency, and review. 

Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30  $100/week (max 4 students)

3RD/4TH MATH & ELA: This class is designed for 3rd or 4th graders who would like to refresh both math and ELA.

Tu/Thu  1:00-2:30   $100/week

3RD/4TH GRADE MATH: This class is designed for higher level 3rd graders through 4th grade.

Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

3RD/4TH ELA:This class is designed for higher level 3rd graders through 4th grade. 

Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00    $100/week

3RD/4TH STEM: This class is a hands-on STEM class for all 3rd and 4th graders! Topics change weekly!

Fri  3:00-4:30   $50/week


FOURTH GRADE Skills covered in 4th grade are:

♦More complex version of 3rd grade ELA skills ♦ Negative Numbers ♦ Finding common multiples ♦ Fractions (Improper, mixed, reduce, add/subract) ♦ Decimals ♦ Money ♦ Multi-Step Word Problems

3RD/4TH MATH & ELA: This class is designed for 3rd or 4th graders who would like to refresh both math and ELA.
Tu/Thu  1:00-2:30   $100/week

3RD/4TH GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 4th graders that would like to reinforce skills learned in Math this year.
Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

3RD/4TH ELA:This class is designed for 4th graders who would like to reinforce skills learned in ELA this year.
Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00    $100/week

3RD/4TH STEM: This class is a hands-on STEM class for all 3rd and 4th graders! Topics change weekly!
Fri  3:00-4:30   $50/week


FIFTH GRADE

♦More Advanced Reading Comprehension ♦ Synthesize Information from 2 texts ♦ Think Analytically ♦ Punctuation/Grammar ♦ Parts of Speech ♦         Writing in a Variety of Subjects and Persuasion ♦ Increased Vocabulary ♦ Order of Operations ♦ Multiplication/Division *(multi-digit, power of 10, decimals, fractions) ♦ Graphing ♦ Place Value with large numbers/Decimals ♦ 2 Variable Equations ♦ Word Problems ♦ Volume

5TH/6TH GRADE MATH This class is designed for students who excelled in 5th grade math this year.

Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

5TH/6TH ELA This class is designed for students who excelled in 5th grade ELA this year.

Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00  $100/week


MIDDLE SCHOOL


SIXTH GRADE

♦More Advanced Reading Comprehension ♦ Synthesize Information from 2 texts ♦ Think Analytically ♦ Punctuation/Grammar ♦ Parts of Speech ♦ Writing in a Variety of Subjects and Persuasion ♦ Increased Vocabulary ♦ Order of Operations ♦ Multiplication/Division *(multi-digit, power of 10, decimals, fractions)  ♦ Graphing ♦ Place Value with large numbers/Decimals ♦ 2 Variable Equations ♦ Word Problems Volume

5TH/6TH GRADE MATH This class is designed for 6th graders who would like a math refresher before 7th grade.
Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week
5TH/6TH ELA This class is designed for 6th grade students who would like to work on their reading and writing skills.
Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00  $100/week


MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB Do you love to read and enjoy talking about books and stories? Perfect! This group will meet for 60 minutes and discuss a common book. We will look closely at structure, writing techniques, theme, literary theories and criticism. We will also discuss the book, giving learners a chance to engage in academic discourse. We will explore different forms of narrative, including graphic novels and classic tales. Four classes for each book. (students will be responsible for procuring their own copy of the book)

BOOK 1: Mondays 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/19      6:00-7:00 pm    $200

BOOK 2: Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16        6:15-7:15 pm    $200


MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITER'S WORKSHOP  This 4 week course will work to create students who are empowered writers. Offering a mix of instruction in both academic and creative writing, students will have the opportunity to complete guided readings to practice critical thinking skills that introduce them to thinking not just as readers, but as writers as well. These texts, as well as instructor examples, will be models for constant student writing practice that ranges from informal writing activities to opportunities to create formal writing responses. Students will engage in activities that center the six traits of student writing: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students will engage in pre-writing, writing, and revising based on instructor, personal, and peer reviews. 


Mon/Wed    4:15-5:45     6/29, 7/1, 7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14, 7/19, 7/21   $400


UNSOLVED MYSTERIES IN MATH

A two week course designed to introduce students to the world of research based mathematics.  There are a significant number of mathematics questions which would not be discussed until a graduate degree in math which are interesting even at a grade school level…. And some of these questions remain unsolved by mathematicians to this day.  Here are some things we might discuss.

  • Is there a pattern to the prime numbers? 

  • How many colors are needed to color a given map without bordering areas being the same color?

  • Are there more fractions, or more decimals?  Weird...aren’t there an infinite number of each?  Yep.  But still more decimals.  Why?  We can discuss different types of infinity.

  • On “Let’s Make A Deal” you’ve chosen the prize behind Door A.  Monty opens door C revealing a goat.  To win the car, should you stick with door A, or switch to door B?  Weirdly, there’s a better choice.  Why?

This course would be good for students grades 6 and up.

Tu/Th    4:15-5:15  7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22     $200



HIGH SCHOOL

HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB  Do you love to read and enjoy talking about books and stories? Perfect! This group will meet for 60 minutes and discuss a common book, aimed at challenging a high school reader. We will look closely at structure, writing techniques, theme, literary theories and criticism. We will also discuss the book, giving learners a chance to engage in academic discourse. We will explore different forms of narrative, including graphic novels and classic tales, some which appear in AP classes. Four classes for each book. (students will be responsible for procuring their own copy of the book)  

BOOK 1: Mondays 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/19      7:00-8:00 pm    $200

BOOK 2: Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16        7:15-8:15 pm    $200


UNSOLVED MYSTERIES IN MATH  A two week course designed to introduce students to the world of research based mathematics.  There are a significant number of mathematics questions which would not be discussed until a graduate degree in math which are interesting even at a grade school level…. And some of these questions remain unsolved by mathematicians to this day.  Here are some things we might discuss.

  • Is there a pattern to the prime numbers? 

  • How many colors are needed to color a given map without bordering areas being the same color?

  • Are there more fractions, or more decimals?  Weird...aren’t there an infinite number of each?  Yep.  But still more decimals.  Why?  We can discuss different types of infinity.

  • On “Let’s Make A Deal” you’ve chosen the prize behind Door A.  Monty opens door C revealing a goat.  To win the car, should you stick with door A, or switch to door B?  Weirdly, there’s a better choice.  Why?

This course would be good for students grades 9 and up.

Tu/Th    4:15-5:15  7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22     $200


BUILDING SCIENCE LAB SKILLS  A two week hands-on course designed to strengthen a student’s skills in the science lab.  This course would be good for students entering grades 7-11 or buying a Slurpee at 7-11.  We will perform a number of simple hands-on and virtual labs which are outside of the high school science curriculum but will help students better understand things such as:

  • How to describe different types relationships found in data (linear, inverse, etc)

  • How to find sources of error (without just saying “human error” which is every science teacher’s pet peeve.)

  • How to design an experiment with only one controlled variable

  • How to use Google Sheets to easily create super cool and professional looking graphs that will impress any teacher

Tu/Th    4:15-5:45    6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8    $200


ALGEBASICS


A two week course designed to help students who struggle with algebraic concepts.  This course would be good for students who are entering an algebra course in the fall or who struggled with algebra last year.  Topics covered include:

  • Unlocking the mysteries of Order of Operations, and how to use them to solve equations for x

  • Fractions!!! (about 4/3 students who struggle with algebra struggle b/c they struggle with fractions)

  • Strategies for solving story problems using algebra

  • Graphing

Session 1: Tu/Th   3:00-4:00    6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15     $300

Session 2: Tu/Th   3:00-4:00    7/20, 7/22, 7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5   $300