Track K-1 Descriptions

The Importance of Zero

How important is “nothing”? Sometimes, it’s very important. But we humans don’t always understand what exactly “nothing” is. We need zero for several reasons. For one thing, how can you tell what 15-15 is? Furthermore, we need zero as a placeholder. Otherwise, how would you tell the difference between 5 and 50, or between 25 and 205? We can’t wait to dive into the wonderful world of zero this summer. How about you try this problem out in the meantime? What’s 10+8-3+12-7-5-15? You see! A whole lot of work for…...?

Mon: Practice Your Digits.

Tue: Why is Zero so Important?

Wed: Counting Sheep: Why did humans invent numbers?

Thur: Digit Value and Number of Digits.

Fri: See What I Mean: Using American Sign Language to add and subtract to zero! (Subject to availability of sign language interpreter)

Your Life, but ANIMATED

Every wonder what your life would be like if you lived in a cartoon world? Well with this class you will get the chance! We will dive deep into conversation about the history of cartooning and animation/illustration, and use these to guide you in creating your very own story about what your day would be like as a cartoon character! Students will engage in guided discussing paired with presentations showing students information giving them an experience second to none!  With this students will head closer towards having the ability to accurately express ideas effectively and practice developing their artistic skills as an individual. So get your sketching pencils ready, your about to BECOME the main character in your very own comic!  

Monday: Creating a storyboard - Drawing

Tuesday: An artists tools and your Panel(s), panel number 1 – Construction paper

Wed: panel #2 – Watercolor resist

Thursday: panel #3 – painting and color theory

Fri: panel #4 – Collaging and construction paper

Science Olympiad

Founded in 1984, the Science Olympiad is a year-round extracurricular event for students who enjoy science, math, or engineering. It’s nationwide, consisting of 6,000 across all 50 states at both the middle and high school levels. GUPPY’s Science Olympiad workshop is designed to introduce students to some of these competitive STEM events and gives them the chance to do their best against their classmates in knowledge, coordination, and engineering through mini events based on the original Science Olympiad events.

Monday: A is for Anatomy (multiple choice quiz to be done in pairs)
Tuesday: Optics (Mult choice quiz to be done individually and practical w/ mirrors to be done in teams)
Wednesday: Projectile Launcher Build & Calibrate
Thursday: Projectile Launcher Test & Compete
Friday: Write it, Do It