2019 Summer Program Activities/Schedule

 

Session Dates


The NIS Summer Program runs for four weekly "sessions" from Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm. Applications for Sessions 1 & 2 are due by June 28. Students can participate in just one session, or both sessions if interested.

  • Session 1:  July 29-August 2
  • Session 2:  August 5-9

*Application Deadlines: Sessions 1+2 is June 28
 

Session Schedule


  • The NIS Summer program starts daily at 9:00 am. Each student should be dropped off in the UPPER parking lot and in the Commons (lunchroom) by 9:00 am.  Please do not drop-off students any earlier than 8:45.
  • The program finishes each day at 3:00 pm. Each student should be picked up from the Commons. 
  • Parking is available in the UPPER parking lot.*
     

2019 Daily Schedule & Course Descriptions

Session 1

  7/29 - 8/2 (Mon-Fri)
9:00 Drop-Off
9:05 All-Group Activity
9:20

(Period 1)
Magnificent Mazes(Group A)
Get Your Move On! (Group B)
Space (Group C1)
Storybook Creation (Group C2)
Drone Drivers (Group D)

10:20 Morning Break
10:40

(Period 2)
Warli Art (Group A)
Playful Puppets(Group B)
Get Your Move on! (Group C)
Space (Group D)

11:40 Lunch and Outside Play
12:30

(Period 3)
Story Time (Group A)
Building Stuff (Group B)
Storybook Creation (Group C1)
Mighty Makers (Group C2)
Get Your Move On! (Group D)

1:30 Afternoon Break
2:00*

(Period 4)
Gym Time (Group A)
Warli Art (Group B)
Mighty Makers (Group C1)
Space (Group C2)
Storybook Creation (Group D)

*8/2 (Fri) 2:30-3:00 Student Led Presentations
(Parents are invited!)

3:00 End of Day Goodbyes
3:05 Pick-Up

 

Course Descriptions

PERIOD 1
(Group A) Magnificent Mazes We will explore motion and movement by constructing mazes using both conventional and less conventional materials.
(Group B) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.
(Group C1) Space Students will explore space and space travel by doing hands-on experiments and designing and making their own rockets and flying machines. They will compete in age-appropriate teams to see who can make the highest flying, softest landing rockets.
(Group C2) Storybook Creation Students will write and illustrate their own stories; creating a picture book, comic strip, or other text medium to share with others.
(Group D) Drone Drivers Students will build and program Lego EV3 robots and write code to control flying drones. No previous programming experience necessary!

PERIOD 2
(Group A) Warli Art Inspired by a form of tribal art from India, students will use basic geometric shapes to draw people, animals and scenery.
(Group B) Playful Puppets We will collaborate to create puppets that will portray characters from familiar or original stories. Then we will use green screen technology to capture our stories digitally in order to share them with others.
(Group C) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.
(Group D) Space Students will explore space and space travel by doing hands-on experiments and designing and making their own rockets and flying machines. They will compete in age-appropriate teams to see who can make the highest flying, softest landing rockets. Grade 4/5 students will not only make rockets and flying machines but also explore more sophisticated concepts related to aerodynamics, gravity, black holes, and more!

 


PERIOD 3
(Group A) Story Time This is a time for our younger students to slow down and relax in a quieter setting. Students will have the choice of being involved in reading or being read too, group games or just relaxing to music.
(Group B) Building Stuff Have you ever wondered, what if I tried to make that? How could I construct this? What are the steps I could take to design something meaningful? In this class, we will challenge ourselves to do just that!
(Group C1) Storybook Creation Students will write and illustrate their own stories; creating a picture book, comic strip, or other text medium to share with others.
(Group C2) Mighty Makers Students will use LittleBits electronic kits to make inventions based on simple electrical circuits, and program BeeBot and Sphero Mini robots.
(Group D) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.

PERIOD 4
(Group A) Gym Time Consists of physical and collaboration skill building activities that challenge students brains as much as their bodies.
(Group B) Warli Art Inspired by a form of tribal art from India, students will use basic geometric shapes to draw people, animals and scenery.
(Group C1) Mighty Makers Students will use LittleBits electronic kits to make inventions based on simple electrical circuits, and program BeeBot and Sphero Mini robots.
(Group C2) Space Students will explore space and space travel by doing hands-on experiments and designing and making their own rockets and flying machines. They will compete in age-appropriate teams to see who can make the highest flying, softest landing rockets.
(Group D) Storybook Creation Students will write and illustrate their own stories; creating a picture book, comic strip, or other text medium to share with others.

 

Session 2

  8/5 - 8/9 (Mon-Fri)
9:00 Drop-Off
9:05 All-Group Activity
9:20

(Period 1)
Sensory Science (Group A)
Get Your Move On! (Group B)
Math Mountain (Group C1)
Superheroes Unite! (Group C2)
Scratch (Group D)

10:20 Morning Break
10:40

(Period 2)
Material Art (Group A)
Playful Puppets (Group B)
Get Your Move On! (Group C)
The Daily Dolphin (Group D)

11:40 Lunch and Outside Play
12:30

(Period 3)
Story Time (Group A)
Patterns (Group B)
Superheroes Unite! (Group C1)
Scratch (Group C2)
Get Your Move On! (Group D)

1:30 Afternoon Break
2:00*

(Period 4)
Gym Time (Group A)
Material Art (Group B)
Scratch (Group C1)
Math Mountain (Group C2)
A Theater Near You! (Group D)

*8/9 (Fri) 2:30-3:00 Student Led Presentations
(Parents are invited!)

3:00 End of Day Goodbyes
3:05 Pick-Up

 

Course Descriptions

PERIOD 1
(Group A) Sensory Science Using our five senses we will investigate a variety of scientific principles from the physical world around us. Our experiments will be a fun way to inquire into how scientists ask and answer questions.
(Group B) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.
(Group C1) Math Mountain Students work to solve mathematical problems, starting from real-life examples. Through this, they'll improve their understanding of geometry, numeracy, and even some basic algebra.
(Group C2) Superheroes Unite! If you had superpowers, what would they be? Students will devise their own superheroes (or villains) over the course of the week, write their own comic books featuring their superhero, and participate in a series of challenges to earn ultimate superhero status.
(Group D) Scratch Learn the basic building blocks of programming in Scratch.  Click building blocks together to make characters jump, dance, sing and move around the screen. Design and edit your own characters, use your voice and even import your own picture into the scene.  Make your story or game come to life.

PERIOD 2
(Group A) Material Art Using different artists and their styles as inspiration, students will use a variety of materials to create art.
(Group B) Playful Puppets We will collaborate to create puppets that will portray characters from familiar or original stories. Then we will use green screen technology to capture our stories digitally in order to share them with others.
(Group C) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.
(Group D) The Daily Dolphin Students will develop their research skills as reporters for the summer school newspaper. Writing both professional and creative pieces, the Daily Dolphin's news team hones their writing skills while learning about important events and the value of crafting a narrative.

 


PERIOD 3
(Group A) Story Time This is a time for our younger students to slow down and relax in a quieter setting. Students will have the choice of being involved in reading or being read too, group games or just relaxing to music.
(Group B) Patterns In this class, we will explore patterns, tessellations and geometric designs. Our culminating product will be a tile mosaic to take home.
(Group C1) Superheroes Unite! If you had superpowers, what would they be? Students will devise their own superheroes (or villains) over the course of the week, write their own comic books featuring their superhero, and participate in a series of challenges to earn ultimate superhero status.
(Group C2) Scratch Learn the basic building blocks of programming in Scratch.  Click building blocks together to make characters jump, dance, sing and move around the screen. Design and edit your own characters, use your voice and even import your own picture into the scene.  Make your story or game come to life.
(Group D) Get Your Move On! Fun PE activities that reinforce movement concepts, maximize activity time, and promote healthy lifestyles.

 


PERIOD 4
(Group A) Gym Time Consists of physical and collaboration skill building activities that challenge students brains as much as their bodies.
(Group B) Material Art Using different artists and their styles as inspiration, students will use a variety of materials to create art.
(Group C1) Scratch Learn the basic building blocks of programming in Scratch.  Click building blocks together to make characters jump, dance, sing and move around the screen. Design and edit your own characters, use your voice and even import your own picture into the scene.  Make your story or game come to life.
(Group C2) Math Mountain Students work to solve mathematical problems, starting from real-life examples. Through this, they'll improve their understanding of geometry, numeracy, and even some basic algebra.
(Group D) A Theater Near You! If you had superpowers, what would they be? Students will devise their own superheroes (or villains) over the course of the week. Then they will write, direct, and produce a movie trailer for the next hit superhero film.

 

 

Group A = Students in Preschool /Kindergarten (Born between 4/1/14 - 8/31/15)
Group B = Students in Kindergarten/Grade 1 (Born between 9/1/12 - 3/31/114)
Group C = Students in Grades 2-3 (Born between 9/1/10 - 8/31/12)
Group D = Students in Grades 4-6 (Born between 9/1/07 - 8/31/10)
  • Group placement will be based on a student's age-determined grade placement for the equivalent of the 2019-2020 NIS school year, which runs from September-August, not the Japanese school year placement which runs from April-March.
  • In cases where students come from different international school calendar cut-off date, considerations will be made for different placement.

Fun from Previous Years

Program Details

2019 Summer Sessions

  • Session 1: July 29-Aug 2 9:00 - 15:00
  • Session 2: Aug 5-9  9:00 - 15:00

Application Deadlines

  • Session 1 & 2: June 28

Application Requirements

Students must be between Preschool 4 and Grade 5/6 (age 4-12) and have a basic understanding of English, sufficient enough to allow them to follow directions safely and participate in the activities with enjoyment. Please see the requirements under "Enrollment Eligibility".

Session Fees

¥35,000 per student, per session (Lunch fees separate)  *Payment includes the popular Summer Program T-shirts!

Contact

Email: summerprogram@nis.ac.jp    
Tel: 052-736-2025
 

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