44 Sounds Summer Camps
July 17 @ 9:00 am - September 1 @ 4:00 pm
Does your child struggle with language learning and literacy?
44 Sounds is offering Summer Camps and One-on-One Orton Gillingham Lessons this summer to help students build confidence, and keep up and increase their literacy skills over the summer.
Camps are ideal for students who:
Will be entering grades 2, 3, 4 or 5 in September 2017
Want to boost their confidence before the new school year begins
Want to keep up practice on the skills they have learned already
Each camp will include
Orton Gillingham group instruction (min. 3 students, max. 6 students)
Writing skills based around a weekly theme
Snack and stretch breaks
Camp Schedule: Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 pm
Cost: $300 (plus GST) per student, per week.
Week 1: Science Writer’s Week – July 17 to 21
During Science Writer’s week, students will research a scientific topic of their choice and write an explanatory report on why or how their chosen science phenomenon occurs. Ideas for topics include: Why do stars twinkle? How do spiders build their webs? How to birds know where to peck for worms? Why does more rain fall closer to the mountains? Each day, before the students get down to their research and writing, we will start with a group OG lesson and typing practice.
Week 2: Travel Writer’s Week – July 24 to 28
Students who join us for Travel Writer’s week will be choosing a destination to create a brochure for. It could be our home town of Vancouver, your family’s favourite vacation spot, or any other location your child has always dreamed of visiting. The brochure will give practical information about the location, as well as the best sights to see! Each day, before the students start researching and writing about their exciting destination, we will start with a group OG lesson and typing practice.
Week 3: Journalist Week – Aug 14 to 18
In Journalist Week, each student will produce a mini newspaper. Depending on students’ interests, they might decide to report on a sporting event, festival, scientific discovery, economic crisis, story of a local hero, or any other recent news story in the media. Students will find their stories from kid’s newspapers and either read the story or have an adult read it to them, to gather the facts. Each day, before the students put on their journalist hats, we will start with a group OG lesson and typing practice.
Week 4: Children’s Book Author Week – Aug 21 to 25
Bring your imagination and creativity to Children’s Book Author week! Each student will write a short story intended to introduce a younger child to a particular reading or spelling skill. Students will pick a skill they have learned recently. It might be a spelling rule (like Buzz Off Miss Pill, or Magic ‘e’), or a digraph (like ‘th’, ‘sh’, ‘ch’), or an affix (like the base ‘struct’). Each day, before the students start writing their story, we will start with a group OG lesson and typing practice.
Week 5: Cookbook Author’s Week – Aug 28 to Sept 1
This week students will be creating a mouthwatering cookbook! Students can decide to use well-loved family recipes or make up delicious new recipes. After listing the ingredients, students will explain in their own words how to make the recipe. On the last day, we will compile all the recipes into a book to take home and enjoy! Each day, before the students create scrummy recipes, we will start with a group OG lesson and typing practice.
*Camps are subject to cancellation if they don’t meet a minimum enrolment.
One-on-One ORTON GILLINGHAM LESSONS
These lessons are for one hour each weekday for one week, and will be at the same chosen time each day. Choose one or more weeks from the list below, and pick from these times: 9 am, 10 am or 11 am.
Week 3: Aug 14 to 18
Week 4: Aug 21 to 25
Week 5: Aug 28 to Sept 1
Cost: $300 (plus GST) per student, per week