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During the months of July and August, your child will participate in four out of six distinct summer
classes selected by the school. CEFA’s Summer Program offers children the opportunity to develop
their creative and social skills through a variety of summer activities and projects. The program incorporates CEFA’s unique methodology as well as our own CEFA games and curriculum related to Reading, Writing, and Math. For specific details consult your summer newsletter!
We Are The World
Children will learn the traditions, food, dances, and music from different cultures. They
will also familiarize themselves with their own community and family roots.
Nutty Professors
Science can be fun! Children will learn the different properties of liquids and bases
when mixed, through activities such as making volcanoes, rocketships, and parascopes.
Little Chefs
Instill a love for healthy cooking in your child, as they learn how to work with others in
the kitchen. They will be taught different methods of measuring, mixing, and cutting
ingredients, as they play restaurant in our dramatic play area.
Art Expression
Children will gain self-confidence by expressing their creativity and feelings through art.
A variety of artistic mediums will be used, including canvas, clay, paper, and photography.
Camping and the Great Outdoors
During this course, children will develop their gross motor skills through sports,
olympic games, and outdoor activities. Children will also bring the campground
experience into the class by creating props and materials to extend their imagination.
Music and Movement
Children will cultivate positive self-expression while exploring different movement
techniques and musical sounds. This course will offer the opportunity to
experiment how sound is made, learn about composers, and even paint with their feet!
We Are The World
In the course, children will have the opportunity to learn about their classrooom,
Teachers, new friends, and the community that surrounds them. They will introduce
their family and their culture in an effort to understand and embrace other cultures
and traditions. Children will create a family tree with photos for a show-and-tell
session that focuses on their roots. Everyday provides an opportunity to celebrate how
we all fit together as CEFA kids and CEFA friends.
We will discover what feelings look like by making a feelings resource book and
playing feelings charades. We will also make a community map and go exploring.
Nutty Professors
Make a nutty professor out of your child.
In this course, children will experiment
with different materials and delve into a
variety of projects that make Science fun.
Children will discover what sinks and floats,
explore how magnets attract, watch a
rocket take off by using Science, and make
their own volcanoes.
Music and Movement
Music and movement will have your children experiencing different music, from
classical to rock and roll, while dancing to their heart’s content. They will explore
a variety of movement techniques as they move like an astronaut, dinosaur, ballerina,
or a cowboy. Children will also learn about famous musicians, such as Beethoven and
Tschaikowsky, and will even write their own sheet music. They will experiment how
sound is made by creating their own music.
Music helps kids remember the basics, like the order of letters in the alphabet, so while
this class is a lot of fun, it acts as a fundamental component of the learning process.
Little Chefs
Have you ever wished that you were taught how to cook at an earlier age? This course
gives your child that opportunity. In addition to learning how to work with others in
the kitchen, children will learn how to measure, mix, and create.
Children will make apple crumble, and then plant the apple seeds next to grass seeds
to hypothesize which will grow faster. They will also make homemade jam, tasting
different flavour combinations until they discover their favorite. Finally, they will make
an individual pizza to eat, and one to take home in the form of a felt or cardstock pizza.
Art Expression
Children will learn to express themselves
through a variety of artistic mediums.
They will explore different painting and
drawing techniques, as well as trying
their hand at sculpting and photography.
Tissue paper bowls and photo collages
are examples of class projects.
They will practise their artistic expression
inside and outside, and may even have
the chance to visit local ceramic or art
shops. In this course, children will explore their imagination and celebrate uniqueness.
Camping and the Great Outdoors
Your children will enjoy the great outdoors, while playing a variety of team and independent sports and Olympic games.
We’ll explore the natural environment, but will also bring the campground experience
indoors by making a pretend fire, and enjoying s’mores that we made ourselves.
Children will combine creativity with nature by making pet rocks, twig frames, sun
catchers, and sun prints.
Children will also have fun creating a map of the playground before going on a special
treasure hunt. This course will instill a love for the outdoors in your children.