Ivy Tech Community College offering summer classes for grade school students

SELLERSBURG – Ivy Tech Community College will offer its popular Kid’s College program again this summer, with classes on Fridays in June. The classes are designed for students who will be entering second through fifth grades in the fall of 2011. The classes are held in an A session and B session, with the A session from 8 to 10 a.m. and the B session from 10:30 to 12:30 p.m. Costs are $69 for one course and $110 for two courses for the same student.

Classes will be held on the Ivy Tech campus, 8204 Highway 311, Sellersburg, in the new Ogle Hall. Deadline to register is April 30. To register, visit the Ivy Tech Sellersburg web site, www.ivytech.edu/sellersburg, and click on Kids’ College in the center of the page. For more information, contact Sherry Hunt at (812) 246-3301 ext. 4703.

Classes are as follows:

Chocolate Lovers Dream (second and third grades)

This is a writing class centered around chocolate. Students will use all five senses to develop and write stories, poetry and song lyrics about chocolate. The culminating activity will allow students to produce a commercial introducing a piece of chocolate literature.

Cooking Fun (second and third grades for session A, and fourth and fifth grades for session B)

This class is designed to teach the basics of cooking, including how to measure ingredients and set a table. Participants should bring an apron, measuring cups and spoons each week. $10 materials fee must be paid on the first day.

Say Cheese! Digital photography for kids (second and third grades for session A, fourth and fifth grades for session B)

Learn the basics of how to use your new camera and get familiar with the basics of digital photography.

Beginning guitar (fourth and fifth grades)

This course will teach you the basics of guitar to get you started on your way to playing your favorite songs. Participants will learn terminology, strumming patterns, chords and rhythm patterns.

Weird & Wacky Science (second and third grades for session A, fourth and fifth grades for session B)

This introduces children to science and its fundamentals in an applied, enjoyable way. Principles of using biological, renewable resources will be highlighted.

Digging up the Past (second and third grade)

This seminar will examine the fundamentals of archaeology and the tools and procedures archeologists use in the study of our ancient past.

Who wants to be a millionaire? (fourth and fifth grades)

What is it like to be in control of a multi-million dollar company? Students can experience that through our course that teaches basic concepts of owning a huge corporation. They will operate as an enterprise using problem-solving techniques to create a new chocolate product.

Hola! Fun with Spanish (second and third grades for session A, fourth and fifth grades for session B)

This class is designed to teach the basics of Spanish through games, exercises, activities and songs.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and one of the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college systems with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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