STEM, technology, social-emotional learning and more are woven into the elementary summer school program at Copiague School District. Housed in Deauville Gardens East and Deauville Gardens West elementary schools, more than 650 students – incoming kindergarten through fifth grade – are enrolled in the program that runs throughout July.
While the program helps to address learning loss and prepare students for the new school year, there’s also activities to help them stay engaged throughout the day. Students rotate throughout the week in different groups for social-emotional activities, music and dance, art, sports, STEM and technology. Classes are divided into two groups during the rotations, so students have the opportunity for smaller group instruction with their teachers.
So far, the students have done different escape room challenges, created STEM marshmallow catapults, designed a bridge out of straws, conjured a storm in a jar using shaving cream and crafted a Shark Week art project.
Date Added: 7/22/2022