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Knit Your Bit GCPS (Grades: K-5)
with Sarah Delong
Have you ever wanted to make your own hat? Students in kindergarten -5th grades are invited to join the GCPS Knitting Brigade and learn how to loom knit their own hat! Please join us for a week of fun learning about different types of yarn, the animals that provide yarn, and use yarn to knit your own hat!
Instructor: Ms. Delong
*This course has an anticipated field trip. Details will be provided closer to the start of June Intersessions.
Ocean Explorers (Grades: 1-3)
with Christina Thompson
Sharks, Whales, and Sea Turtles! Oh my! We will be learning about different plants and animals that call the ocean home. STEM, art, and other activities to enjoy all things ocean!
Instructor: Ms. Thompson
Show Me the Money (& the Admission!) (Grades: 9-11)
with Emily Holloway-Costa
Are you not sure what to say in writing to admissions for the schools you have been thinking--and yes, possibly dreaming!--about? Is the cost of college giving you and your family sticker shock? Fear not! Show Me the Money (and the Admission!) is a weeklong intensive course with a major goal: to bring your voice, stories, and identity into focus as you apply for schools and scholarships. You will exit this course with at least one complete college application essay (and however many others you need! this is just the start!); the experience of having applied for at least five scholarships, several with essays included; and a portfolio created over the week to help you build your essays and applications on.
Instructor: Ms. Holloway- Costa
Cooking up Culture! (Grades: 2-5)
with Bailey Nixon
Are you interested in learning about new cultures? Do you love to cook? If so, this class is perfect for you! In "Cooking Up Culture", we will explore the customs and food in cultures around the world. Throughout the week, we will build a cultural cookbook and will cook and share the meals we have researched with one another. Together, we will grow, learn a lot, and fill our bellies with new foods!
Instructor: Ms. Nixon
*This course has anticipated field trips to Victoria's Kitchen. Finalized plans will be communicated once enrollment numbers are finalized.
Stop Motion Stories (Grades: 1-5)
with Jennifer Carr
In our stop-motion animation-focused intersession, current 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade students will create their own stories, figuring out how to design, organize, stage, and film frame by frame. We will develop characters, settings and bring their story arc to life. On the technical side, they must learn to film, edit, and add sound, all while exploring new software applications. Ms. Lind and Ms. Carr will roll out the red carpet at our film festival where students can showcase their films!
Instructors: Ms. Lind and Ms. Carr