Summer Classes

Virtual Summer at The Schoolhouse

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Starting in July and continuing through August, the coaches at The Schoolhouse are excited to offer a series of engaging math, reading, and science programs through the online portal Zoom this summer. There is something for children of all ages from preschool through high school. Please consider our programs as you make summer plans for your children.

 

Math

Reading 

Science

College Entrance Exams

 

Math Snapshots with Susan Dolisi

 

Susan Dolisi will guide 10 one-hour math classes that each focus specifically on one math topic. These are topics that we have noticed students ask about time and again. They are useful reviews for anyone moving forward in middle school or high school math and may have forgotten some of the basics. Additionally, students that are entering 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade might appreciate getting a head start on some of these topics. No more than 5 students per class. Cost: $40 per class, 3 classes for $100, 5 classes for $150, all 10 classes for $220 (this deeply discounted cost can be carried across multiple children from the same family, however, only one student may attend each class).

 

Offered on various dates and times in July and August for convenience.

 

FRACTIONS:

Tuesday, July 7th 12-1 

Thursday, July 30th 12-1

Thursday, August 13th 1:30-2:30

 

DECIMALS

Tuesday, July 7th 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, July 14th 12-1  

Tuesday, August 18th 1:30-2:30

           

PERCENTS

Tuesday, July 14th 1:30-2:30 

Thursday, July 30th 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, August 11th 1:30-2:30 

Tuesday, August 18th 12-1

 

EXPONENTS

Thursday, July 9th 12-1 

Tuesday, July 28th 1:30-2:30

Thursday, August 13th 12-1 

Thursday, August 27th 1:30-2:30

 

RADICALS

Thursday, July 16th 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, July 28th 12-1

Thursday, August 20th  1:30-2:30 

Tuesday, August 25th 1:30-2:30

 

BASIC GEOMETRY

Thursday, July 8th 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, July 21st 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, August 11th 12-1

Thursday, August 27th 12-1

 

FACTORING

Tuesday, July 21st 12-1 

Thursday, August 6th 1:30-2:30

Tuesday, August 25th 12-1

 

PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM (BEGINNER) 

Thursday, July 16th 12-1 

Tuesday, August 4th  1:30-2:30

           

 PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM (ADVANCED)

Thursday, July 23rd 1:30-2:30           

Thursday, August 6th 12-1

 

UNIT CIRCLE 

Thursday, July 23rd 12-1       

Tuesday, August 4th 12-1

Thursday, August 20th 12-1

 

 

COMPREHENSIVE MATH CLASSES WITH VERA VITALI

           

Vera Vitali will lead a small group of students through the topics covered in Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, and Precalculus. The classes are divided into two 10-day sessions that will include 1 hour of daily instruction and guided practice. Students can take the beginning phase 1, the advanced phase 2, or both sessions for a total of 20 classes. Included with the classes is a free 30-minute question and answer tutorial before each class for any student in the class who would like some extra explanations. This is a great opportunity for students moving forward in middle school and high school math who feel they may have missed some things during this past school year, or for those who want to get a preview of a class they will be starting in the fall. Best of all, if a student needs to miss a day of class due to a previous engagement, they can catch up by watching the recorded lesson through our new YouTube channel accessible on our brand new website!

 

Algebra 1 beginning phase 1 (2 sessions)

July 6th-17th from 4-5pm M-F

August 3rd-14th from 10:30-11:30 M-F

 

Algebra 1 advanced phase 2 (2 sessions)

July 20th-31st from 4-5pm M-F

August 3rd-14th from 10:30-11:30 M-F

 

Geometry beginning phase 1 (2 sessions)

July 20th-31st from 6-7pm M-F

August 3rd-14th from 12-1pm M-F

 

Geometry advanced phase 2 (2 sessions)

July 6th-17th from 6-7pm M-F

August 3rd-14th from 12-1pm M-F

 

Algebra 2 beginning phase 1 (1 session)

August 3rd-14th from 4-5pm

           

Algebra 2 advanced phase 2 (1 session)

August 17th-28th from 4-5pm

 

Precalculus beginning phase 1 (1 session)

August 3rd-14th from 6-7pm

 

Precalculus advanced phase 2 (1 session)

August 17th-28th from 6-7pm

 


READING WITH ANGELA SCHWARTZ

      

The theme at The Schoolhouse this summer is “Embracing Differences” and Angela has curated a selection of books for summer reading that does exactly that. Our guided and independent reading clubs are great for readers of all ages from preschool through high school. Whether you have a reluctant reader or a passionate reader, these engaging reading opportunities will have your students with their nose in a book all summer long. 

 

Early Childhood Reading Time

 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-3:45 starting July 14th and ending August 13th.

          

This parent and child(ren) reading time is the perfect respite in the afternoon right in your own home. In our Zoom room, reading teacher Angela Schwartz will read aloud a selected title and then guide you and your child through a craft that reinforces the positive messages about acceptance and love found in each book. Students will receive a reading room kit complete with a copy of the book and the supplies for the craft. All children in the family are welcome to join in the reading and activity. Just let us know how many craft kits to send along with the book when you register. Cost: $25 per session. Multiple sessions are $22.50 each. All 10 sessions are $200. The cost includes 1 copy of the book and 1 craft kit. Add’l craft kits are $5 each.


 

Primary School Read-Along

 

Tuesdays 1-2pm July 14th, 21st, 28th, August 4th, and August 11th

 

Young beginning readers who still love listening to a story will enjoy this time with Angela as she reads a book to the children in our Zoom room while they munch on a fun snack.  Angela will then talk with them about the important themes in the story by engaging students in an activity. Included in the cost of the class is a book box that includes a copy of the book, a selection of appropriate activities, and a small snack. (Please let us know about any food allergies at the time of registration) Cost: $30 per session. Multiple sessions $27.50 per session. All 5 sessions $ 125. Each session includes one copy of the book and one set of activities. Add’l children in the same family on the same Zoom meeting: $20 (let us know if you want a second book, activities and snack are included)  

 

A Boy Called Bat by Elana K. Arnold 

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle by Betty MacDonald 

There Is A Bird On Your Head! By Mo Willems 

Ivy & Bean by Annie Barrows 

Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook by Michael Garland 

 


Young Independent Readers

 

Tuesdays 10:30-11:30am starting July 14th through August 11th

           

Some older primary and young middle school students are ready to read more advanced books, but would still benefit from a guided discussion about the book to be sure they get the most out of their reading experience. Reading teacher Angela Schwartz will provide that guidance during a one-hour literature circle with a small group via Zoom. The scheduled meetings are a great motivation to ensure that students complete (or nearly complete!) their reading goals over the summer. Students are welcome to choose one or more books to read and discuss. Cost: $35 per session, book included

 

Matilda by Rohl Dahl 

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones 

Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh 

The Secret Garden by Frances Burnett 

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate 

Wonder by RJ Palacio 

 


Middle School Independent Reading

           

Thursdays fro, 4-5 July16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th

Since sometimes it’s tough to get kids to read over the summer and other kids are always looking for the next good book, we have designed our independent reader series for advanced readers/middle school students to meet both needs. Let us help your child complete that required summer choice reading with our independent reading book club. Students will read the book selection for that week and meet with Angela in a small Zoom group for a structured literature circle.  Students can join in to read one book, two books, or all the books in the series. Weekly literature circle, including book: $35.

 

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith 

Blended by Sharon M. Draper 

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 

Restart by Gordon Korman 

Braced by Alyson Gerber

           

High School Reading Club

 

Thursdays from 1-2pm July 16th, 23rd, 30th, August 6th

 

Does your high school student need to read over the summer to be prepared for school in the fall? We have selected 4 titles celebrating young people from all walks of life. The guided literary discussion that follows the reading of each book helps students prepare for any potential writing assignments that will be required at the beginning of the school year. Students are welcome to read and join up to all four club meetings. Book and Zoom discussion group: $35

 

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park 

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens 

This is How it Always is by Laurie Frankel

 

 

THE SUMMER SCIENCE CLUB

Just-Add-Water Science Kits with Live Instruction

 

If your child is interested in science topics and loves hands-on learning, this class is for them. Each day for two weeks, Evan Corey will guide students through various science topics on Zoom with engaging demonstrations and hands-on experiments. Each student will receive a science kit, providing all of the materials needed to follow along and learn how the world of science works. A beginner science tutorial (age 8+) is offered from 9-10 am and an intermediate science tutorial (11+) is offered from 1-2 pm each day. Cost: $40 per lesson, including science experiment kit. Multiple classes for one child is $35 each. No more than 5 students will be able to participate in each lesson.

 

Monday, July 13th and 20th Chemistry 

Tuesday, July 14th and 21st Physics

Wednesday, July 15th and 22nd Biology

Thursday, July 16th and 23rd Ecology

Friday, July 17th and 24th Astronomy

 

 

SAT and ACT SHORT COURSE WITH MELISSA COREY

 

Learn the tips and tricks to successfully negotiating the college entrance exams. Melissa Corey will share all of her proven strategies for tackling all the sections of the ACT and SAT, instruct students in English grammar, review math topics, address reading comprehension strategies, and provide plenty of practice. If you want to get a brief overview and become familiar with the testing process, join Melissa for 5 evening classes for each test. Need to miss a class? Find the recorded session on our new YouTube channel! Cost: $450 per person for 10 hours of instruction.

 

ACT Short Course: 

Mondays: July 27th, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th 7-9 pm

 

SAT Short Course:

Wednesdays: July 29th, August 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 7-9 pm

 

If you have an idea in mind that is not listed here, we can help. We are able to offer a variety of courses with high quality educators all year. You can call The Schoolhouse at 973-701-7111 or email at theschoolhouseonlinenj@gmail.com to discuss options for your student.

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