Jump Start Program - Grades 1-2

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  • Grade 1

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 25 - August 3, $2,400
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 25 - July 13, $1,200
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 16 - August 3, $1,200
    Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    This course is designed to maximize your child’s potential in preparation for first grade. Curriculum content will include building and enhancing reading skills, phonemic awareness, fluency, and decoding skills. Your child will build his/her skills in written expression through daily handwriting practice, sentence construction, proper grammar usage and the overall fundamentals of becoming an avid writer. Reading fluency and comprehension are at the core of this grade level. Developing reading strategies to assist concepts of print and promote fluency and comprehension are the cornerstone of our reading series. Leveled readers and weekly reading inventories ensure that our students are challenged. The comprehensive approach taken to teach both reading and writing ensures that our students become both readers and authors; promoting autonomy and independence as they engage in the complexities of the curriculum.
Mathematical concepts such as problem solving, operations, and number sense will be taught using hands-on manipulatives, while students work cooperatively on various activities. Additionally, the use of Cuisenaire rods and snap cubes will enhance your child’s number sense by making “numbers” come to life. "Real-Life" Math opportunities will be provided as students will "shop" the local book store and make change. Visual representation of Math is integrated in the form of pie and bar charts while the children make meaningful connections to their daily experiences.
  Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.
     
    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 3.
  • Grade 2

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 25 - August 3, $2,400
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 25 - July 13, $1,200
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 16 - August 3, $1,200
    Times: 8:00 am-12:00 pm

    This course is designed to prepare your child for the rigors and challenges of second grade. Students will be exposed to various genres of writing, as they learn the basics of story elements and characterization. Context clues and decoding skills will help your child become a more fluent and independent reader. Our writing focus will be the creation of deep, meaningful sentences that take the form of interrogatives, statements, and exclamations with the goal of creating a descriptive piece of writing. Extensive vocabulary work and an integrated spelling program relevant to the stories will bring greater depth to these young writers as they become their own authors. Mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction and regrouping comprise our core curriculum.  Multiplication using skip counting, division of single and double digit numbers and basic fractions are taught as well using counters, tangrams, and charts to clarify abstract concepts. Additional skills such as basic money-sense, units of measure, and thermometer use are included as students master previous concepts; scaffolding of instruction is implemented as best practices of pedagogy and learning.
  Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.
     
    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 3.


  • Lunch Bunch

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 25 - August 3, $700
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 25 - July 13, $350
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 16 - August 3, $350
    Times: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Lunch Bunch provides students with lunch each day and the opportunity to eat and mingle with their classmates. For some, it will be a time for winding down from a busy morning, eating a healthy lunch and getting ready to go home. For others, it will be a time to regroup and prepare for an afternoon of summer, fun-filled activities. Children will have the opportunity to play during a supervised recess. "Cinema Hour" has been a popular addition to Lunch Bunch hour as students needing to wind down view a g-rated film reinforcing the curriculum and relevant themes for that particular week. 
The penultimate day of the Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch on August 3.
  • Stay and Play

    Full Session Dates and Tuition: June 25 - August 3, $1,200
    Session A Dates and Tuition: June 25 - July 13, $600
    Session B Dates and Tuition: July 16 - August 3, $600
    Times: 1:00-3:00 pm

    Summer and sun-filled activities make the Stay and Play program a very popular one. Children will be invited to participate in afternoon recreational activities.  Both fine and gross motor skills are challenged as they engage in obstacle courses, water-play, STEAM, and miniature golf!  Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Stay and Play on August 3.

Questions?

For more information, please contact Robert Mallalieu, Director of Summer Session, at summer@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 217.