Kids College - Stark State College

Stark State College
“It was awesome!
My daughter loved every minute of it.”
— Mia Thomas
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Welcome to Kids’ College!
This summer program is offered by the Corporate Services and Continuing Education Division
of Stark State College. Our goal is to develop and expand students’ interests, stimulate
creativity, and provide unique learning opportunities on a college campus. Kids’ College
is held in the Advanced Technology Center, a beautiful self-contained building that includes
classrooms, computer labs, and cafeteria.
WHEN: Monday through Thursday,
Week 1 June 11 - 14
Week 2 June 18 - 21
Week 3 June 25 - 28
Week 4 July 2 - 6 (no classes Wed., July 4)
Students can register for one, two, three or all four weeks.
Morning (3 class periods), afternoon (2 class periods),
or all-day sessions (5 classes) are available.
WHERE: Advanced Technology Center
Stark State College
6200 Frank Avenue N.W., North Canton, Ohio 44720
HOW: Students choose areas of interest from a variety of classes
offered for grades 1-3 and 4-7. In-person or mail in registrations
can be made by completing and returning the registration
form to Stark State College Continuing Education Office,
265 East Maple Street, North Canton Ohio 44720.
Phone registrations using Visa, MasterCard, or Discover can be
made by calling 330-966-5455. The signed release form should
be mailed. Registrations can be faxed to 330-244-8996.
COST: Morning or afternoon sessions: $69 each week
All day session: $109 each week
LUNCHES:
Students who register for all day may bring a brown bag lunch
with them or may purchase lunch in our cafeteria for $3.75 daily.
A weekly menu will be available each Monday. Checks for lunch
should be made payable to A.V.I. Vending machines are available.
MATERIALS FEE: For courses that include a materials fee (see course descriptions),
the fees should be totaled and added to the amount due on the
registration form.
REFUNDS: A full refund, minus a $7.00 processing fee, will be made for
registrations canceled on or before June 4, 2012. Refunds
cannot be made for cancellations received after June 4.
TRANSPORTATION: Call Koala Kruizers at 330-966-2327 to solve your
transportation problems.
Class sizes are limited.
Register early for best course selection!
Course offerings
Abstract Art (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Let your imagination take over as we create art
from a variety of materials, such as paint, paper,
markers, glue and clay. Bring your own white
T-shirt to paint. ($12.00 materials fee)
Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Adventures with Dr. Seuss (Gr. 1-3)
Spend some time reading and learning from Dr.
Seuss books. We will be doing fun activities to go
along with each book. ($10.00 materials fee)
Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
All About Eric Carle (Gr. 1-3) NEW!
Have you ever read The Very Hungry Caterpillar
or Do You Want to be My Friend? Which one
is your favorite? We will be exploring Eric Carle
books and doing activities to along with the
books. ($5.00 materials fee) Katie Eckart,
Kids Country
Animals Galore (Gr. 1-3)
NEW!
Lions, tigers and bears, oh my! Come and read
books and learn cool facts about all kinds of
different animals. You will learn where they live
and what they eat and make them come alive
through crafts. ($8.00 materials fee) Katie Eckart,
Kids Country
Animals Inside and Out I (Gr. 4-7)
Take a look at animal insides as we dissect several
of the animal kingdom’s most interesting species,
such as frogs, jellyfish, a cow eye and a crayfish.
($10.00 materials fee) Janis Kuhn, Jackson
Local Schools
Animals Inside and Out II (Gr. 4-7)
Let’s discover more animal insides. This time we’ll
explore a worm, starfish and a shark, as well as
another surprise or two. ($10.00 materials fee)
Janis Kuhn, Jackson Local Schools
Arithmatrics (Gr. 1-3)
Have some fun with numbers! We have a
zillion tricks for using numbers to play games,
make puzzles, and increase your brain power!
Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Backyard Olympics (Gr. 4-7)
Mom and Dad won’t let you play Cornhole with
them? They’ll change their mind when they see
you’re a great teammate! Cornhole is more than
tossing a bag of corn! Find out everything there
is to know about this game that has taken over
backyards and picnics everywhere! We’ll also
explore the original backyard game of Horseshoes
as well as the up-and-coming Ladder Golf!
($5.00 materials fee) Mike Eckart, Kimpton
Middle School
More inside!
Balloon Man (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Ever wonder how they turn those balloons into monkeys, palm trees, dinosaurs
and crazy hats? Well now you can learn how to do it yourself. You, too, can
be the life of the next party! Includes starter kit of 100 balloons, pump, and
workbook. ($16.00 materials fee) Vern Kesweder, Stark State College
Balloon Man 2 (Gr. 4-7)
Here is an advanced balloon class where you can learn how to make more
creative objects and characters. You need to be able to blow up the balloon
and tie it. Vern will share some of his neat creations with you. ($16.00 materials
fee) Vern Kesweder, Stark State College
Banners, Brochures and Flyers (Gr. 4-7)
Learn how to create fancy flyers, brochures, banners or newsletters for your
group or organization by using Microsoft Publisher. You’ll be surprised at all
the things you can do with this fun and exciting software program.
Brittany Smart, Stark State College
Baseball Skills (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Develop your abilities in America’s favorite pastime. Learn all kinds of skills,
from throwing to sliding, to catching and batting. Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High
School
Basic Aid Training (Gr. 1-3)
This Red Cross course includes first aid, choking emergencies, water safety,
bicycle and car safety, and avoiding drugs and other harmful substances. You
will receive your American Red Cross BAT certificate. ($22.00 materials fee
includes certificate) Kathie Ledson, American Red Cross
Basketball Skills and Drills (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Since everyone likes to practice on their shooting more than anything else,
this class will teach the basics of ball handling, passing, and the other small
parts of the game to develop your skills to take your game to the next level.
You will learn drills that you can do individually or with friends; either way you
will see that you can have fun and get better all at the same time.
Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Be a Film Critic (Gr. 4-7)
NEW!
Students will explore, critique, and discuss YouTube videos. You will create a
list of standards and use predetermined standards to evaluate videos. You will
also make a story board and a Flickr book. In addition, we will take a look at
Stop Motion Animation and observe some techniques for making a Stop Motion video. ($2.00 materials fee) Wendy Silver, Fieldcrest Montessori School
Be an Author (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn about the things your favorite authors do to create their books. You will
write and illustrate your own book. ($5.00 materials fee.) Megan Frederick,
Stark State College
Beginning Harmonica (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Have you always wanted to play the harmonica? Does it sound like a fun,
new idea? In this class, you will learn to play standard, familiar folk songs,
Christmas songs and old time favorites. Harmonica will be provided.
($5.00 materials fee) Mary Leary, Stark State College
Behind the Masks (Gr. 1-3. 4-7)
NEW!
Masks aren’t just for Halloween. Hear the history of Iroquois Season masks,
Venetian Carnival masks, and Japanese Noh stage masks, just to name a few!
Masks have been a part of our heritage for centuries. Come and learn and
design your own. ($4.00 materials fee) Stephanie Skolosh, St. Paul School,
North Canton
Beyond Go Fish and War (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
It’s not too early to learn some grown-up games! Learn the art of Hearts, the
secrets of Rummy, and the rules of the Kings in the Corner. Learn the basic
math skills to master Blackjack! Soon, it will be you teaching your parents how
to play! Mike Eckart, Kimpton Middle School
Bible Trivia (Gr. 1-3)
Learn the books of the Bible, how to look things up in the Bible and
some interesting Bible trivia through games and activities. This is a nondenominational course designed to teach kids the basics about the Bible.
Susan Larke, Stark State College
“I like the variety of classes
offered to suit all of my children’s interests.”
— Jamie Gottschalk
Brain Busters (Gr. 4-7)
Learn some of the tricks and tips of how to master mind developing games
such as, Sudoku, Word searches and so much more. Come explore a fun way
to train your brain and take a Sudoku book home for continued brain teasing!
($5.00 materials fee) Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Broadway Bound (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Get a glimpse of Broadway musicals as we learn, choreograph and perform
scenes from your favorite shows. We’ll have a performance on Thursday at
4:10 p.m. Megan Frederick, Stark State College
Bubble-ology (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Ever been inside of a bubble? Learn the “secret” to making monster bubbles.
Take home a dish of super-bubble solution as well as a collection of original
bubble blowers. Try for the longest-lasting or biggest bubble record.
Experiment with making bubble domes and towers, geometric bubbles,
bubble painting, and more! ($5.00 materials fee) Jennifer Hoskin,
Young Elementary School
Budding Actors (Gr. 1-3)
Your first experience with theatre must be exciting! This program will have you
on your feet learning the exercises and techniques actors must have in order
to give the best performance possible. Through the use of games, you will
begin to understand how your senses are used in problem solving techniques
on the stage. Mary Lou Ianni, Kathleen Howland Theatre
Camp Out on Campus (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Have fun learning things to do on a camping trip. You’re the camper as you
go on an exciting scavenger hunt, fish for fun, and make crazy crafts. It will
have you screaming for s’mores! ($3.00 materials fee) Maggie Larke, Frazer
Elementary School
Canton Symphony from A to Zing (Gr. 4-7)
Follow the Canton Symphony Orchestra as they prepare for their June 29th
“Zing in the City” performance. Your musical education will be led by a conductor. You will learn about the instruments of the orchestra, meet musicians,
learn how music is chosen for a concert, and study a conductor’s score. You
will also be invited to attend the pre-concert rehearsal on June 28 as well as be
invited “back stage” prior to the performance in downtown Canton. You will
receive a conductor’s score to one of the concert selections and a conductor’s
baton. ($10.00 materials fee) Eric Benjamin, Canton Youth Symphony
Cat First Aid (Gr. 4-7)
The goals of Cat First Aid are to teach participants how to be prepared for
emergencies that involve a cat and how to protect themselves and the animal
from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt,
effective first aid actions and care. ($38.00 materials fee) Kathie Ledson,
American Red Cross
Charcoal Drawing (Gr. 1-3, 4-7) NEW!
Here is your chance to learn to draw with charcoal, a wonderful art medium.
You will learn to draw lines, geometric shapes and still life such as a vase of
flowers. You will learn to shade, define, soften, and accent your pictures You
will leave with a sketch notebooks of your drawings to share with your family
and friends. ($13.00 materials fee) Regina Thomas, Clarendon School
Chem 4 Kids (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Explore the mysteries and the methods of chemistry and science through
fascinating and engaging experiments. Learn the basics of chemistry theory
and practice while you have fun. ($5.00 materials fee) Susan Larke, Stark
State College
Cinderella Stories from Around the World ( Gr. 1-3)
NEW!
Cinderella stories date back as early as 850 AD. Today there are no less than
350 variants of the tale. This class is packed with stories and activities based
on Cinderella tales from different nations. Each story has its own unique twist
and offers insight into different cultures. Games, crafts, and drama are part
of this class focused on the diverse worlds of Cinderella! ($7.00 materials fee)
Elizabeth Dain, St. Sebastian School
Clay Creations (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Get your hands dirty with your own clay creations! We’ll use air-dry terra-cotta
clay that makes it easy for you to express yourself. We will make unique clay
critters and farm animals or easy bowls and other containers. No kiln or potter’s wheel needed. Bring along an old shirt; we’ll get dirty! ($12.00 materials
fee) Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Colonial America (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Think you could have made it as a colonist? Find out what life was like in early
America. Try your hand at candle making, soap making and find out what
colonists did for fun and games. ($10.00 materials fee) Imaginarium Staff
Comics and Cartoons (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn how to make characters come alive, move, chase each other and tell
a story. Funny places and funny faces will keep us laughing and being just
plain silly. ($9.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Complexity in Coloring (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Coloring is not just for Kindergartners. We will focus on complex coloring
schemes using art pencils, markers and more. Learn what a mandala and
tessellation is. Create complicated designs and use color to make them pop off
the page. Turn abstract and geometrical shapes to art for framing. Leave with
resources to continue your journey into the coloring world. ($4.00 materials
fee) Jeanne Blankenship, Faith Friends Preschool
Computer Game Creation (Gr. 4-7)
The focus of this course is to become familiar with design technologies and
software available to create your own computer games. Each student will be
able to create some simple but fun games at the conclusion of this course.
Muriel Slaughter, Stark State College
Crafts to Give or Keep (Gr. 1-3)
Use your creativity to make gifts for others or treasures to keep. We’ll
make soap, candles, key chains and come up with some unusual creations.
($10.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain, St. Sebastian School
Crazy Candles (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Do you like candles and wax art? Spend the week melting into the art of wax.
Mold your style in the candles you create and be inspired by the artwork that
uses this loved, moldable, meltable medium . . . WAX. You will learn a variety
of safety techniques and take home the spoils of your fun. ($10.00 materials
fee) Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Crazy Cloth (Gr. 4-7) NEW!
Learn to finger knit and try your hand at loom knotting, too. Recycle old
materials into braided crafts and try some weaving. You will have a chance
to make bracelets, hair ties, bookmarks and more. ($2.00 materials fee)
Imaginarium Staff
Creative Movement (Gr. 1-3) NEW!
Do you have so much energy that it’s hard to sit still? That is not a problem
here! You will be learning fun dance steps along with their correct terms,
increasing coordination and muscle flexibility, improving motor skills and so
much more. By the end of the week, you will know a short routine to an upbeat song. It’s time to show off your moves! Calle Stimer, Kent State University
Creative Writing Adventures (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
“Druidawn is a world, a place that is constantly evolving, being developed,
changing - and anyone can contribute, can help this world grow. The only
limits are those of your own imagination.” Come play this creative writing
game that inspires even reluctant students to write down ideas.
($3.25 materials fee) Wendy Silver, Fieldcrest Montessori School
Crime Scene Investigators (Gr. 4-7)
Learn to apply a variety of scientific techniques to examine the surroundings
and solve a mystery. Study a crime scene looking for pertinent clues. Hear
from a real police officer about the important steps they must take in a crime
scene investigation in order to solve it correctly. ($10.00 materials fee)
Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Cross-Stitch Creations (Gr. 4-7)
Learn how to read a cross-stitch pattern and make the pattern come alive.
Choose from a variety of patterns and projects to make and take with you.
($5.00 materials fee) Linda Lockwood, East Canton Elementary School
Digital Camera Capers (Gr. 4-7)
Have you taken pictures where the person’s head is cut off or your finger is in
the picture? Would you like to learn more about digital photography? We will
study and learn what a mega pixel is and how to use the options on a digital
camera to create great looking photos. You will also learn about cropping pictures, reducing red eye, and enhancing your photos! Come experiment with
photography with us! Bring your camera with you. Don’t forget – a picture is
worth a thousand words! Stephanie Beltz, Beech Grove Elementary School
Dog First Aid (Gr. 4-7)
This American Red Cross course will teach you how to be prepared for
emergencies that involve a dog and how to protect yourself and the animal
from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt,
effective first aid actions and care. ($38.00 materials fee) Kathie Ledson,
American Red Cross
“My daughter loves Kids’ College!
And we will be back again next year. She wants to come for
all four weeks. This will be her third year and she is already
planning on what classes she wants to take next year.
Plus, she hopes her new friends will be there as well!”
— Rebecca Marchino
Drawing and Painting Animals (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn basic skills for drawing animals that look real. You will learn how to
sketch animals and then finish them with colored pencils or watercolor paint.
($6.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Expedition Egypt (Gr. 1-3)
Explore the land of the Pharaohs and learn to write like an Egyptian. Experiment with pyramid building and the ancient art of mummification. Create
your own jewelry, adorn yourself with symbols of royalty and learn why they
really wore all that make-up. ($8.00 materials fee) Imaginarium Staff
Face Painting Fun (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Have you ever wondered how they do face painting? Here’s your chance to
learn about some basic tools for face painting! We will begin with some basic
“face art” and practice fun objects to display our creativity and personality.
($8.00 materials fee) Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Fairies and Fine Literature (Gr. 1-3)
Here is an entertaining study of those little darlings of the fairy-tale, and we’ll
make a fairy garden, too. ($7.00 materials fee) Jeanne Blankenship, Faith
Friends Preschool
Fairy Tale-Reader’s Theater (Gr. 1-3)
Once upon a time…What is your favorite fairy tale? Little Red Riding Hood?
The Ugly Duckling? Read several favorite fairy tales and act out your favorite
in reader’s theater at the end of the week. ($5.00 materials fee) Katie Eckart,
Kids Country
Famous Art Replicas (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Explore the artist inside you using an array of media. You will complete
replicas of famous art pieces and learn a variety of art styles. Monet and
Picasso will be impressed with your work! ($5.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain,
St. Sebastian School
Fantasy Baseball (Gr. 4-7)
Ready to enter the world of fantasy sports? It’s baseball season and it’s not too
late to draft a fantasy team and compete against friends each week! By now,
we know what players you want because they’ve been playing since April!
We’ll talk about rules and scoring, hold our own draft, enter our teams for the
second half of the season, and when the week is over – it’s up to you to keep
your season going! Mike Eckart, Kimpton Middle School
Fashionistas! (Gr. 1-3)
Using paper doll templates, fabric and embellishments, create a fashion
portfolio of your own designs or have a collection of some well-dressed
paper dolls. All you need is an eye for fashion and fun! ($4.00 materials fee)
Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Fit Kids (Gr. 1-3)
Learn to EAT fit, THINK fit, and BE fit in ways that are fun and memorable.
Through many random acts of fun and fitness, you will learn to make small
changes in your lifestyle that can add up to big results. There will be plenty
of fun exercise and yummy, healthy snacks to prepare and sample. Come
step it up and join the nationwide effort to become a more Fit Kid!
($4.00 materials fee) Janis Kuhn, Jackson Local Schools
Flight Simulator (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn how to fly an airplane by using a computer flight simulator. You will
learn terms related to flying a plane along with reading maps and using the
different cockpit controls. Learn and have fun at the same time.
Muriel Slaughter, Stark State College
Foam Art (Gr. 1-3)
What can you make with foam? Let’s find out. We will create different crafts
out of foam including picture frames and bracelets. Get ready to be creative
with your designs. ($5.00 materials fee) Katie Eckart, Kids Country
Fossil Frenzy (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Explore the history of the Earth! Learn all about the different kinds of fossils
and cast your own fossils to take home. Find out about prehistoric animals and
people, too. Do you think you can walk in T. Rex’s footprints? ($9.00 materials
fee) Imaginarium Staff
Four Square Fundamentals and Tournaments (Gr. 1-3, 4-7) NEW!
Have fun with the game of 4 Square. It is a popular playground game that
is over 100 years old. Learn the history and rules of the game, spend time
becoming a skilled player, and join in 4 Square tournaments. ($2.00 materials
fee) Deb Roby, St. Barbara School
Funky Physics (Gr. 4-7)
What do bouncy balls, water bottles, and stuffed bears have in common?
They are all parts in the projects you can do in this new look at physics. We
will explore properties of light, make our own rockets and find out how those
stars on your ceiling really glow. The sky is the limit to learning Newton’s laws
and perhaps coming up with a few of our own. ($5.00 materials fee) Jeanne
Blankenship, Faith Friends Preschool
Fuzzy Friends (Gr. 1-3)
Learn how to make your own pom-poms, how to shape them, how different
types or colors of yarn change the appearance, and the many different things
you can make once you know the techniques. We will turn them into cute
fuzzy critters you can make for yourself or give as gifts to family and friends.
($5.00 materials fee) Susan Larke, Stark State College
Games for Anywhere (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Stuck somewhere without your video games or other games? Come and learn
some games that don’t need anything special. You’ll learn games like Huckle
Buckle Beanstalk, Swat ‘Em, and other games you can play with ordinary
things around your house. We may even make up a game or two of our own.
Linda Lockwood, East Canton Elementary School
Girls’ World (Gr. 1-3)
Enjoy learning how to make shiny lip gloss, hair accessories and cool jewelry
in this class just for girls. ($10.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain, St. Sebastain
School
Go Fly a Kite (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Join the fun of creating and flying your own kite. First, learn how kite flying has
been used around the world for centuries. Then, build your own kite. Then,
if we have some wind, we will fly them. ($4.00 materials fee) Vern Kesweder,
Stark State College
History of Chocolate (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Follow chocolate as it travels through history from its bitter beginning to its
contemporary state of confection. Of course, sampling has to be part of the
class! ($5.00 materials fee) Wendy Silver, Fieldcrest Montessori School
Hooked on Science (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Space explorers, let’s blast off to a fun filled week! We will explore the universe and how it works with many fun hands-on experiments. ($7.00 materials fee) Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Imagination Station (Gr. 1-3)
A Galactic adventure through space! Read poetry from Pluto, see sights from
Saturn, and munch a Mars snack. We’ll learn about the solar system, interview
an alien, and discover the planets while we make an edible solar system! Join
us for a totally cosmic experience! ($3.00 materials fee) Stephenie Skolosh,
St. Paul School, North Canton
Improvisation (Gr. 4-7)
Actors will learn the importance of imagination, energy and creativeness while
improvising on stage. Understanding the concepts of who, what, where, when
and why in improvisation will help you gain confidence in brief scenes.
Mary Lou Ianni, Kathleen Howland Theatre
Investigating Electricity (Gr. 4-7)
Electricity is hard at work all around us. Ever wonder what all the buzz is
about? Safety first. We will explore many aspects and experiment with this
fabulous force; from rewiring a lamp to understanding a grid and more.
($5.00 materials fee) Jeanne Blankenship, Faith Friends Preschool
Jazzy Jewelry (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Do you have that perfect top and no accessories to wear with it? Not enough
bracelets for both arms? Like to look at all those beads but not sure what to
do with them. This is the class for you. Glam up your wardrobe while learning
basic tools and techniques needed to make jewelry for any diva princess.
($5.00 materials fee) Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Journaling Fun (Gr. 1-3)
NEW!
Enter the exciting world of journaling. You will be experiencing different books
each day. After each story and discussion you will write the story and learn
to draw step by step pictures of people, animals, and insects with detail and
settings. At week’s end you will take home a notebook journal and hopefully
continue at home. All skills are state standard based so you will do better in
school. Don’t miss out on a fun and educational opportunity. ($6.00 materials
fee) Regina Thomas, Clarendon School
Jungle Safari (Gr. 1-3)
Let’s go swinging on vines through the jungle! We will go on a safari checking
out different jungle animals each day. Learn about the things you would need
if you were going on a safari and how you would survive. We will create crafts
to go along with these animals. ($8.00 materials fee) Katie Eckart, Kids Country
Junior Jazzercise (Gr. 1-3)
The strong exercise habits kids develop now can go a long way in shaping their
future. That’s why Junior Jazzercise teaches things like coordination, strength
and endurance, nutrition, and the importance of physical fitness. Children
experience the joy of physical movement as they dance their way through
specially choreographed age-appropriate routines to today’s most popular
music. Each hour long class consists of a 20-minute exercise aerobics segment,
a 20-minute game segment focusing on exercise and nutrition, and a 20-minute dance segment to basic choreography. Kelly Vaughn, Jazzerbee
Lego Architects (Gr. 4-7)
Learn the secrets behind some of the world’s most amazing structures. We
will use Legos to create and explore structures such as, bridges, skyscrapers,
and many other architectural feats. This class will bring out the creativity and
exploration in every child! ($4.00 materials fee) Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High
School
Legomania! (Gr. 1-3)
Just imagine a room full of Legomaniacs and buckets of Legos! We’ll create
new stuff and bounce ideas off each other. Four days of fun and you’ll have
a new Lego set to take home! ($12.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain,
St. Sebastian School
Let’s Have a Party (Gr. 1-3)
Celebrate the summer with different theme parties. Learn about Mardi Gras
traditions and experience a Hawaiian luau. How about a rodeo round-up or
a pajama party? There’s no limit as to what kind of party we might throw.
($10.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain, St. Sebastian School
Magic! Magic! Magic! (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Discover the enchantment of magic as you experience the thrill of learning
and performing magical effects. Your friends will wonder how you did those
tricks! All participants will receive magic tricks and expert instruction on performing these tricks. ($9.00 materials fee) Tim Angeloni, The Magic Encounter
Marvelous Marionettes (Gr. 4-7)
NEW!
Design and create your own marionettes, learn how to work the strings,
build a stage and put on your own original shows. ($12.00 materials fee)
Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Masters of Disaster (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
This Red Cross program is designed to help children react when disasters
strike. What would you do if basic services such as water, gas, electricity or
telephones were cut off? See why the best way to recover from any disaster is
to be prepared ahead of time. Learn common dangers associated with
each type of disaster and how to take simple steps that will help you and
your family be better prepared for most emergencies. ($10.00 materials fee)
Matt Sweeney, Melissa Seibert, American Red Cross
Mental Calisthenics (Gr. 4-7)
“One, two, ready…GO!” Strengthen your mind through fun and intriguing brain
exercises. Solve the mysteries of “red herrings” and Chinese brain twisters.
Learn logic. Tangle with tangrams. Meander through mazes. Create tessellations or doodle some droodles. Improve your spatial intelligence with origami,
the Japanese art of paper folding. ($3.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray, Stark
State College
For more information, call 330-966-5455
or visit www.starkstate.edu/ce
Mind Blossom (Gr. 1-3)
Have fun learning creative problem solving skills and developing flexibility in
thinking through challenging verbal and hands-on activities designed to unlock
your creative thinking potential. We’ll have individual and team activities.
($3.00 materials fee) Maggie Larke, Kent State University
Money Savvy Kids (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn the basic concepts of money management, including savings, spending,
donating and investing. We’ll even be using our friend, The Money Savvy Pig®
to learn these concepts. This is an interactive piggy bank with four separate
slots and chambers. There’s also a sticker sheet to help you remember to set
goals for each money choice you make. The last session is the Family Money
Press Conference, where parents, grandparents and other relatives can see
how you’re now a money savvy kid! Mark Clendenin, Stark State College
Monopoly Masters (Gr. 4-7)
Become a grandmaster of the most popular board game of all time! From
Mediterranean Avenue to Boardwalk, we’ll prove which properties REALLY
pave the path to your opponents’ bankruptcy! You will find out when a GO TO
JAIL card isn’t necessarily a bad thing and how to be a lightning-quick banker.
Learn different versions of the commonly known rules and – most importantly
– how to WIN! ($3.00 materials fee) Mike Eckart, Kimpton Middle School
Movie Maker (Gr. 4-7)
Do you like to shoot movies? Learn to shoot movies, add some transitions,
and burn your creation on a DVD for viewing at home. Must have a video
camera for class with cords to connect it to the computer. This will be very
creative so bring your imagination and some ideas for video! Stephanie Beltz,
Beech Grove Elementary School
Moving and Grooving Dance (Gr. 1-3)
Everybody clap your hands…Let’s get our bodies warmed up so we can move
and groove. Learn new dances and have a dance party, including Macarena,
Cha Cha, Slide and more. Katie Eckart, Kids Country
Native Species of Ohio (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
NEW!
Ever wonder what animals belong in your backyard? Learn what animals
belong in Ohio backyards, why they are important and how to attract them.
Learn about the different species through outdoor exploration and live animal
ambassadors. Maureen Wise, Stark State College
Nature Crafts (Gr. 4-7)
Do you like the great outdoors? Do you enjoy making crafts? If so, this
class is for you. We will begin each day with a walk outside collecting items
from nature. Then we will use these materials to make some crazy crafts.
($2.00 materials fee) Maggie Larke, Frazer Elementary School
News Hounds (Gr. 4-7)
Calling all aspiring journalists! Come try your hand at newspaper writing of
all kinds. We’ll explore headline news, sports writing, fashion commentary,
movie and book reviews, and those favorite editorials. Perhaps political
cartoons and comics as well will give you an exciting taste of the newspaper
world. Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
O Pioneers! (Gr. 1-3)
Learn about pioneer life through stories and crafts, including candle-making,
sewing, yarn dying and doll making. We’ll also learn what pioneer kids did for
fun, and we’ll finish the week with a pioneer food fest. ($6.00 materials fee)
Megan Frederick, Stark State College
Orient Express-ions (Gr. 1-3)
Travel the Orient and learn all about the unique customs, games, art forms,
holidays and festivals of the Far East. Make and sample sushi – don’t worry,
our version is a sweet treat! ($5.00 materials fee) Imaginarium Staff
Plugging In PowerPoint (Gr. 4-7)
The next time you have to give a speech or presentation in school, why not
add the razzle and dazzle of a PowerPoint presentation? In this class you will
learn how to use PowerPoint and how to create your own graphic presentations that will impress your teachers. Brittany Smart, Stark State College
Poppin’ Papers (Gr. 1-3)
Think paper is boring stuff. Not here! Learn why the art of rolling paper is
called quilling. Find the best way to use paper to cover just about anything.
Create new forms of wild life with the art of Origami. Make your own paper
treasures or treasure keepers. Artwork, cards, stationary, and toys are just
a few of the possibilities. ($3.00 materials fee) Jeanne Blankenship,
Faith Friends Preschool
Princess 101 (Gr. 1-3)
In this creatively disguised class on etiquette, we will study our favorite
ladies: Belle, Briar Rose, Snow White, and the new girl, Tianna. You will
discover what makes them so lovely and enchanting. ($4.00 materials fee)
Jeanne Blankenship, Faith Friends Preschool
Puppets on Parade (Gr. 1-3)
NEW!
Use your imagination and creativity to make your own puppet characters. We
will also construct a puppet stage and you and your classmates will perform
your own shows. Muppets, watch out! ($10.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray,
Stark State College
Punt, Pass and Kick (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
NEW!
Learn the fundamental skills of competing in a punt, pass and kick competition. This is a fun way to learn the game of football. We will have class competition the last day to crown a champion. Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Quiz-ardy (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Here’s a game like jeopardy with interactive components to let you play
against your classmates in a game of learning and skill. Who will be the Quizadry champion at the end of the week? ($12.00 materials fee)
Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Read! Write! Publish! (Gr. 4-7)
Stimulate the love of reading and writing by using the writing process to
become a young author. We will try writing comic strips, newspaper articles,
sports announcements, and more. We’ll explore some different types of book
designs, illustrations, and ways of “publishing” the finished product. ($2.00
materials fee) Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Reading Skills Round-Up (Gr. 1-3)
Sharpen reading, phonics, and language skills using children’s literature,
poetry, games and crafts. We’ll use a variety of techniques to strengthen skills
in class, with activities to share at home. Reading, games and puzzles really
do go together! ($2.00 materials fee) Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North
Canton
Red Cross Babysitting Certification Course(Gr. 4-7)
This course will include babysitting responsibilities, characteristics of children,
selecting toys and games for children, supervising children, accident prevention, feeding of children, and emergency procedures. Students will receive the
American Red Cross babysitting certificate. ($40.00 materials fee includes
Red Cross textbook and certification.) Kathie Ledson, American Red Cross
Rockets Red Glare (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Rocket your way into the blue skies and above and beyond. You will learn the
background of rockets, all the safety tips, how to build a rocket and what each
piece is used for. Then get ready to launch your own personal rocket into the
sky. Each rocket kit will come with everything you need. ($12.00 materials fee)
Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Roller Coaster Tycoon (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Do you have what it takes to create the ultimate amusement park? Well,
here’s your chance to find out! Roller Coaster Tycoon is the first build/management computer program that’s as easy to use as it is powerful. You will enjoy
building amusement parks that dreams are made of . . . complete with the
most outrageous thrill rides imaginable! Muriel Slaughter, Stark State College
Sand Art (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
There are more things to do with sand other than play in it. In this class we
will make things such as Sandy Bottles and Sandy Pictures and much more!
Come see the fun and clever way you can turn colorful sand into colorful art!
($8.00 materials fee) Regina Thomas, Clarendon School
Scene Studies (Gr. 4-7)
Brief scenes from classic theater will be explored, rehearsed and hopefully,
performed. A step-by-step strategy for the actor will be developed for the
actor’s audition repertoire. Mary Lou Ianni, Kathleen Howland Theatre
Scrapbooking and Memory Pages (Gr. 4-7)
Use paper, stickers, embellishments, and stamps to enhance and preserve
your favorite pictures. Learn how to use techniques including cropping,
matting, and journaling to create pages you’ll always treasure. Bring at least
10 photos with you the first day. All pagemaking supplies will be provided
(scrapbook not included). ($10.00 materials fee) Megan Frederick, Stark
State College
Settlers of Catan (Gr. 4-7)
You will enjoy this German board game as you build settlements, roads,
and cities as you embark on a quest to settle the island of Catan. Through
acquiring resource cards, careful building, and the luck of the dice you will be
the next ruler of Catan! The layout of the board changes every game, which
captures your interest and inspires you to only play some more and win!
($5.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain, St. Sebastian School
Sharper School Reports (Gr. 4-7)
Do you want your school reports to stand out from the others? Then come
and learn how, with Microsoft Word and Excel, you can insert graphics, tables,
charts and graphs into any kind of report. Your teachers will be impressed!
Brittany Smart, Stark State College
Sign Language (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Here’s a chance to learn how to talk with your hands and communicate with a
hearing-impaired friend. You will learn the basic sign language alphabet, how
to sign songs, and how to carry on a brief conversation. Mary Leary, Stark
State College
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Simple Gifts (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
You will make a simple, inexpensive gift each day that you can give to mom,
dad, grandpa, grandma or a friend. We’ll use a variety of tools like felt, string,
beads, and more to make gifts that include a picture frame and a personalized
block clown. ($5.00 materials fee) Linda Lockwood, East Canton Elementary
School
Simple Machines (Gr. 4-7) NEW!
How far can you catapult a marshmallow? Can you design a pulley to deliver
a snack? Simple machines make our lives easier and have been around for
centuries. Explore, experiment and design! Inventors and curious minds are
welcome. ($5.00 materials fee) Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North
Canton
Spy Kids (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Have you ever dreamed about being a detective and solving mysteries? This
is the class for you! We will gather clues, go on a scavenger hunt, dust for
fingerprints, analyze handwriting and more. You’ll be thinking like a detective
and performing experiments like a real forensic scientist. ($5.00 materials fee)
Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Stagecast Creator (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
This intriguing computer program gives you the tools to design your own
video games and share them with friends. You can create and explore simulations and learn to use higher levels of thinking skills as you meet the challenge
of becoming a game developer. Sure to be great fun while still engaging you in
the learning process. Muriel Slaughter, Stark State College
Stamping Mania (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
We’ll use rubber stamps and a rainbow of ink colors to create greeting cards,
gift bags and tissue paper, and cool accessories for your room. Learn cool
stamping techniques that go beyond just the ink pad, including multi color
stamping and chalk. Create invitations, holiday cards, or anything else you can
imagine. ($8.00 materials fee) Megan Frederick, Stark State College
Step into Soccer (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Brush up on your basic soccer skills, including dribbling, scoring, defending
and much more. Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Structure Construction Zone (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Build structures that balance, launch, protect, float, support, and sometimes,
teeter and sway or crash. Using everyday building materials such as marshmallows, toothpicks, aluminum foil, newspaper, string, straws and cups, you’ll
discover the answers to questions like: How high will it go? What will make
it fall down? How much weight will it carry or support? What shapes are the
strongest? ($5.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray, Stark State College
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Summer Fun (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Learn about and play exciting games in the sun. Activities will include
badminton, kickball, croquet, capture the flag and more. Zak Gonidakis,
Hoover High School
Survivor Island (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
You’ve seen it on TV. Now, let’s see if you have what it takes to survive?
Discover what nature has to offer us by finding food, water, building shelter,
and overcoming other obstacles. Will your tribe be the winning tribe?
($10.00 materials fee) Jennifer Hoskin, Young Elementary School
Tasty, Healthy Treats (Gr. 4-7)
Food is good, but not all foods are good for you. In this class we will learn how
to make delicious snacks and treats that taste great and make you feel great
as well. ($10.00 materials fee) Zak Gonidakis, Hoover High School
Teamwork (Gr. 1-3)
Teams can accomplish things that one person alone cannot. Learn to be a
great team player through a variety of fun activities and games. You will be
so busy having fun you won’t realize the important team and work skills you
will be acquiring for future sports and school activities. ($2.00 materials fee)
Janis Kuhn, Jackson Local Schools
Under the Sea (Gr. 1-3)
Come and discover what lies deep under the ocean: mountains, magic and
mystery, and maybe a mermaid or two. ($5.00 materials fee) Elizabeth Dain,
St. Sebastain School
Watercolor Masters (Gr. 1-3, 4-7) NEW!
Learn about color, composition and the basics from the old Masters to create
your own original watercolor paintings. Perhaps there’s a Rembrandt hidden
within! ($6.00 materials fee) Marsha Bray, Stark State College
Weaving (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
Honor the traditions of your culture by learning some basic weaving techniques. Try your hand at paper, yarn, and fabric weaving. A “reverse-weaving”
project is a great challenge for your creative mind! ($4.00 materials fee)
Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Wild Things (Gr. 1-3)
Explore some of the best stories about the wild creatures of our planet – some
real and some from our imagination. Get to know the animals that no one
likes to love. From alligators to warthogs – we’ll find something cool to know!
Stephenie Skolosh, St. Paul School, North Canton
Words are Power (Gr. 4-7)
Become a better listener, reader, speaker, and writer! How? Stretch and
increase your vocabulary in a FUN way with games like Taboo, Scattergories,
Jumble, and Scrabble! Before you know it, you’ll be a refined orator!
($3.00 materials fee) Mike Eckart, Kimpton Middle School
World Tour (Gr. 1-3, 4-7)
What makes each culture so different, yet how are they all very much alike?
We will “travel” to four continents to discover the similarities and differences
of people from all around the world. We will explore the people, their
languages, music, sport, food, holidays and traditions to learn what
makes each group special. A simple craft activity will be part of each day.
($4.00 materials fee) Janis Kuhn, Jackson Local Schools
For more information, call 330-966-5455
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