Summer Enrichment Program
The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) in July and August consists of six weeks of classes and activities aligned with Common Core standards and STEM standards which prepare our children for the regular academic calendar that starts in September. Previously learned material will be reviewed and reinforced as new skills and concepts are introduced.
We adopt the 'staircase' method towards reading fundamentals, such as phonemic awareness, speech, language and vocabulary acquisition, reading, expression, writing and comprehension. These elements are emphasized throughout the program with the use of alphabet, phonics, sight words, word families, and story analysis to enhance reading fluency and critical thinking.
We introduce activities geared towards strengthening core math concepts that stress procedural skills, conceptual understanding and quantity correspondence. This includes putting numbers together and taking them apart, the beginnings of addition and subtraction.
We cover various topics such as Independence Day, water properties, plants and animals, and climate and weather characteristics. We incorporate hands-on activities and live exhibits at school.