January 26 - 30, 2015
January 26 - 30, 2015
Gymnastics: Basic tumbling on floor, bar, and beam. The student will be learning basic skills on the equipment. A routine will be performed at the end of the week.
Kid's Chemistry: Enter the world of atoms and molecules as you blow things up, create snot and design your own mini-hovercraft.
Science of Cookies: Experiment in the kitchen as you make and eat a dazzling variety of cookies - from brownies to cookies on a stick.
Intro to Theater: An exploration of basic theater principles and motivational understanding through theater based activity.
Finding Your Own Voice: Learn to read music and sing in choir. Come learn how to use the most amazing and unique instrument ever made -- the human voice! Learn the basics of good singing, reading music, singing in a choral group, and using your unique voice to worship the One who gave it to you! We will sing fun selections from The Sound of Music and so much more.
Finances for Teens: Taught by a person who works in the field of finances, this class will inform students on the challenges of handling personal finances. They will come to understand jobs and their associated salaries, budgets and the real cost of living on your own, and how to use credit wisely. It’s never too early to start planning for the future!
Zentangle: Use pencils, pens, watercolors, and markers to draw and add color to intricate patterns and designs.
Bread in a Bag: Learn to bake home made bread, rolls, and cinnamon rolls using a single recipe mixed in a Ziploc bag.
Bottle Rockets: Class explores the physics of rocket flight by working through experimentation to establish optimum mass to pressure ratio. Once this is established, the student will modify the rocket to obtain more loft.
Song Writing Basics: In this class students will learn how to use their poetry and grammar skills to create a song or poem. They will also learn different ways to overcome writers block. By the end of the week they have written a full song.
Build a Bridge: This class focuses on how bridges are engineered to withstand weight, while being durable, and in some cases aesthetically pleasing. Students will work in teams to design and then build their own bridge out of popsicle sticks and glue. We will compete to see whose bridge can hold the most weight.
CSI: Learn the science used in solving crimes. You will learn to use your keen sense of observation and logic, along with tools such as fingerprinting, chromatography, and fiber analysis to solve fictional crimes.
No Power Radio Receiver: In this hands-on class students will each build and use a simple motor as well as explore the properties and uses of magnetism by conducting experience with individual magnet kits. This class could be a great science fair idea generator!
Remotely Operated Underwater Vehicle (ROV): This class, taught by one of the coaches of our local team who won the international competition this year, develops problem-solving and critical-thinking skills as the class collaborates together to build a simple ROV.
Intro to Coding: Students can do amazing things if they have the right tools. This class is designed to open the door on the world of computer technology design. The instructor, who works in the technology industry, will familiarize students with tools and tutorials available on-line specifically designed for students, and help them get started on a project of their choosing. Possibilities include game and phone app development.
Lego with Stop Animation: Work together to develop an amazing Lego scene. Wrap up the week creating a stop-animation video with your Legos in the spotlight.
Knitting Group: Many of our students are already skilled in this art, and this class is designed to give them a place to encourage one another and share ideas. Students are asked to come with their own supplies and bring one simple project pattern to share with their peers (Pinterest is a great resource). Knowledge of knit and purl stitching is required.
Self Defense: Officer Brinkman is back to teach another round of this popular class. The first day includes viewing a classroom video and the following days demonstrating and practicing techniques in self defense. The content will be similar to last year’s class.
It's A Small World: This class will blow your socks off by revealing parts of your world as seen through a microscope. Taught by a former lab technician, this class will involve looking at life that exists around us every day, but we never see. Each student will learn how to use a microscope, and will be able to man their own instrument for the entire class period!
Entertainment and Etiquette: Learn the art of hosting or attending a formal gathering. This class will include plenty of pretty and breakable things culminating in a formal tea party!
DIY Beauty Concoctions: Students who attend this class will make a different natural product each day including soap and flavored lip balm.
Island Christian Academy
P.O. Box 1048
5373 Maxwelton Rd., Langley WA 98260
School hours: M - F, 8:45 AM -3:30 PM