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A601: English Grammar/Writing/Vocabulary Immersion Week (Grades 6th-9th)

Save money and enroll your student in a full week of English immersion! Essentially an English camp, this option allows both struggling students and those who excel a focused opportunity to hone their language skills for a full week in preparation for the coming year.  Believe it or not, kids come out of this camp with smiles on their faces every year.  We work HARD, but we also have FUN! This full set of classes is the most popular option for the motivated English student.  Classes fill each year, and students love the full-day experience.  Some call it English Camp, and many come back for multiple years of learning and fun.  Please email me (clark.pollitt@kcd.org) with any questions and register early to ensure a spot.

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Dates: July 18-22
Times: 9 am – 3:30 pm
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $595

A602: Exponential Expansion of ACT/SAT/ERB Vocabulary: ROCK THE TESTS! (Grades Entering 6th-9th)

This course will involve nothing less than an assault on several professional study guides for ACT/SAT/ERB vocabulary. We will engage in a myriad of creative games and exercises that will aid in burning these words indelibly into our minds. The books we use offer excellent visual mnemonic devices, making learning difficult words much less painful than a standard vocabulary text.

Again this year we will be using the very popular rock music component! Rock The SAT makes learning high-stakes testing 

Included: FUN BOOK FOR 2022!  Vocabulary Cartoons, by the Princeton Review, and ROCK THE SAT, a playlist of songs that incorporate the hot 200 SAT/ACT words into catchy, easy-to-remember pop/rock songs (all materials provided by the instructor).

Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and the accompanying afternoon course(s) I offer, I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning.  Refrigeration is available.
Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Dates: July 18-22 
Time: 9 – 11 am
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Registration Deadline: July 4
Fee: $255 (price includes all supplies and snacks for the week)

A603: Polished Essay Composition in the Digital Age: A primer in the fundamentals of solid essay writing, with an added emphasis on the integration of technological tools to maximize efficiency (Grades Entering 6th-9th)

Using the tremendous technological tools now at our disposal, we will immerse ourselves fully in the writing process, learning the fundamentals of excellence in essay writing. We will pay special attention to the art of self-editing and revision, which will require students to begin to understand writing as a process, rather than a product. Students will produce at least one and possibly two complete essays within our week of work. No homework will be required, but I will offer p.m. digital assistance for any motivated students who want to work and night to go the extra mile! Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and the accompanying morning course(s) I offer, I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning. Refrigeration is available. Please also look at the full-day English camp option to save money.

Additional Supplies Needed: all supplies provided (STUDENTS SHOULD BRING THEIR CHROMEBOOKS OR LAPTOPS TO CLASS ALL WEEK!)

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Date: July 18-22
Time: Noon – 2 pm
Grades: Entering 6th-9th 
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $245

A604: English Reading Comprehension and Grammar

We will divide the class evenly, working on honing both our reading comprehension and essential English grammar skills.  Students will learn and practice strategies for discerning and retaining key information when reading academic texts, and we will review the fundamental grammar knowledge middle school students need to be strong technical writers and to succeed on standardized tests like the ERB, ACT, and SAT.

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Date: July 18-22
Time: 2:15 – 3:30 pm
Grades: Entering 6th-9th 
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $215

A605: S.M.ART Kids Camp

Students in SM.art Kids Camp will be integrating science and art through daily lessons and projects. A new theme is presented each day, and science investigations and art projects will be centered around this theme.  One example would be learning about nebulae, then using chemical reactions to make stars and exploring Starry night via oil pastels.  Another day will be centered around the components of a leaf, then curating their own microscope slides and making Matisse scissors paintings from leaves found on campus.  Fee includes all materials, and students will bring all of their projects home at the end of the week, along with additional reading materials and a field journal.

Instructor: Lillian Apple
Date: July 18-22 
Time: 1 – 4 pm
Grades: 4th-6th 
Min/Max Students: 6/10
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $250

A606: Lego Challenge

Join Kindergarten teacher, Adam Wilkinson, for this dynamic session of lego building challenges.  Each day there will be a new set of parameters for building - sometimes in teams, sometimes solo - to design and build with bricks.  Examples of challenges are "The Tallest Building in Ten Minutes," "Robots Reimagined," and "Super Duper Spaceships."  If you are a builder this class is for you!

Instructor: Adam Wilkinson, Current Kindergarten Teacher, KCD
Dates: July 18-20 
Time: 9 am – Noon
Grades: Entering JK-4th
Min/Max Students: 10/20
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $155

A607: Games Galore

Join Coach Vertrees for a variety of games including kickball, bowling, corn hole, and capture the flag.  We'll have water balloon battles and play numerous versions of dodgeball.  Campers need to dress comfortably for play and wear tennis shoes.  A daily snack will be provided.

Instructor: Val Vertrees, KCD Physical Education Teacher/Coach
Dates: July 18-22  
Time: 9 am – Noon
Grades: Entering JK-4th
Min/Max Students: 10/20
Registration Deadline: July 4
Tuition: $160
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.