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Summer Session Programs 2019-20

Summer Session Programs 2019-20

Rising Grades 1-5 Summer Session 2020 General Program Description

Summer Session 1-5 instruction is focused on accelerating student growth through culturally relevant, socially and emotionally supportive programming.   

2020 MPS Summer Session Literacy:

  • Summer Session core curriculum includes Delta Science First Readers in rising grades 1-2 and Seeds of Science-Roots of Reading in rising grades 3-5. Both curriculums integrate the teaching of science and literacy.  Students learn science concepts and apply literacy learning strategies through hands on experiences.
  • Rising grades 1-2 units of study include Earth, Sky, Animals, Sorting, Matter, Plants, Motion, Weather, Using our Senses
  • Rising grades 3-5 units of study include Gravity and Magnetism (gr 2), Designing Mixtures/Substances (gr.3), Variation and Adaptation (gr. 4)  
  • The literacy block incorporates a workshop model, where students participate in whole group, small group and independent reading and contextualized application of skills and strategies. Students will have access to online libraries and additional media resources.

2020 MPS Summer Session Math:

  • Instruction is focused on students engaging in Guided Math groups, with emphasis on standards-based, rigorous, engaging meaning making learning opportunities where the teacher focuses on a particular concept, strategy or skill. Teachers facilitate this learning through hands-on, scaffolded conversations and intensive questioning (Math Talks)

Guided math provides a structure for teachers to differentiate instruction so they can reach and teach every student by:

  • Providing immediate feedback so the student can adjust their work
  • Questioning students in small groups so they have an opportunity to talk with their peers, ask questions and justify their mathematical thinking
  • Providing short lessons that emphasize conceptual understanding, procedural fluency or problem solving
  • Scaffolding lessons so that they can be taught at a concrete level, pictorial level or abstract level

(Taken from Dr. Nikki’s Guided Math Blog http://guidedmath.wordpress.com/what-is-guided-math/)

2020 MPS Multi-Cultural Immerson Summer Program Option:

NEW THIS SUMMER!! Rising Grades 1-5 students are invited to experience Summer Session through an Afrocentric lens, or become immersed in the Immigrant Experience or Native America Minnesota Past and Present.  Students will walk in the footsteps of leaders and learn history through stories of their own and others.   They will explore who they are and who they want to be.

Students will explore cultures though hands on activities in arts, literature and language and social traditions. Students learn about historical contributions from experienced teachers and local community experts representing African American, American Indian and global immigrant cultures.

STUDENTS REGISTER FOR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING 6-WEEK SESSIONS. These classes run on the same schedule as General Summer Session and are located at Summer sites, but are not part of the General Summer Session Program. These are full day classes :

  1. The African American Experience-Offered at Whittier and Nellie Stone Johnson
  2. The Native American Experience-Offered at Sullivan/Anishinabe
  3. The Immigration Experience (SE Asian, African, Latin American)- Offered at Nellie Stone Johnson

Additional Program Learning Opportunities:

  • Summer Session students engage in music, art, physical education and participate in onsite and off-site program field trips. These are site specific.
  • All students will have access to technology resources to support learning
  • Classroom instruction infuses principles of Social Emotional Learning