Welcome to Dear Abby’s Zoom Classrooms! Here you will find all the SUMMER ZOOM CAMP & CLASSES Dear Abby has to offer. We are a dedicated group of teachers and tutors here to help families navigate this unprecedented times with access to high quality summer activities to keep your kids engaged and able to interact with others in their age group. Our next session begins JULY 6th or JULY 13th! We are offering the classes below:
- Drawing and Painting!
- K/1 Reading and Writing!
- 4th/5th Grade Reading and Math!
- Harry Potter Adventures!
- Hunger Games Book Club!
- Custom Private Group Classes!
Class descriptions under the registration form!
If you have questions, please email us at [email protected]
K/1st Grade Reading and Math
Want some exciting ways to keep your kid engaged and learning this summer! Have them do one hour daily classes where students will read stories, practice formative reading and writing skills, as well as practice counting, skip counting, addition and subtraction, and word problems! This will be group and game based so it won’t even feel like they’re in school!
Class Times + Cost: Starts July 6th 8:45AM-10:00AM MST Monday-Friday
2 Week Session (10 Classes): $100 Supplies: No Purchase Necessary
4th/5th Grade Reading and Math!
Join Leksy in exploring the wonderful world of books and math to keep your kids engaged, prevent summer slide, and have some face time with other students their age this summer. Students will enjoy reading a new fiction chapter book as a group each two week session! Additionally, they work on writing, vocabulary, and reading comprehension skills through games, writing prompts, and group discussion. On top of literature, we will also be reviewing various 4th grade math skills aligned with the end of year Common Core 4th and 5th Grade Standards through challenge problems and games.
Class Times + Cost: Starts July 6th Morning Session: 10:45AM-12:45PM MST Monday/Wednesday/Friday 2 Week Session (6 Classes @ 2 hours each): $100 Supplies: No Purchase Necessary
Harry Potter Class!
Whether you are new to Harry Potter or you’ve read the books and seen the movies hundreds of times, this class will give you the chance to explore the magic and mystery of Hogwarts! We will explore the characters, plot, and magic of the Harry Potter series through fun and engaging acting, music, writing, reading, science, social studies, and even math activities. Warning: Your child may learn or practice academic skills while having fun! Some examples of activities include creating magic spells, writing short scenes based on Harry Potter, creating Harry Potter word clouds, making maps of Hogwarts, listening and singing songs related to Harry Potter, making Harry Potter mad libs, creating and watching kid appropriate parodies of Harry Potter, learning about the author J.K. Rowling, and more! Activities will be modified to support the individual needs of students. Families will receive additional activities and resources to try at home and updates from the instructor about what we are learning. The instructor is happy to email or “meet” with families to talk about individual student needs and preferences.
Class Times + Cost: Starts July 13th K-4th: 4:00PM-5:15PM MST
2 Week Session (10 Classes): $100 Drop in: $15/class Supplies Box: No Purchase Necessary
Drawing and Painting!
We will draw inspiration from master artists, who will inspire our lessons and artwork. We get “warmed up” with drawing exercises and demos, and lead into to a fun project with materials from charcoal on newsprint/charcoal paper; watercolor; pen, and sculpy-like clay. I will do/show demos, and we’ll have kids voluntarily show work, and engage in informal critiques/”glow and grows” to reflect on each project.
Class Times + Cost: STARTS JULY 13th! Elementary Students: 4:00PM-4:45PM MST M/T/Th/F (no Wednesday) Middle School Students: 5:00PM-6:00PM MST M/T/Th/F (no Wednesday)
2 Week Session (8 Classes): $100 Drop in: $15/class Supplies Box: $25 (all inclusive art kit that will be shipped to you!)
Hunger Games Book Club
Join our amazing teacher Chantel Vogel to explore the adventurous world of the Hunger Games! This is a book that is highly motivating for students, especially now that the prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, has been released. Chantel will give them some guidance as they read and deal with the difficult topics throughout this dystopian novel. In the Hunger Games book club, geared toward middle school to 10th grade aged students, we’ll discuss the many complex situations that appear in this novel, along with vocabulary, use of figurative language, and looking at judgments of characters and how they change through the novel. For budding writers, this is an excellent text to model how writers effectively catch a reader’s attention through description and use of figurative language. Students will be asked to read on their own about 30 minutes a day allowing about half of our time together to be dedicated to
discussion. They will need a copy of The Hunger Games, and a notebook or paper. Sticky notes and sticky arrow flags are helpful for those using paper copies of the book.
Class Times + Cost: STARTS JULY 13th! 11:00AM-12:30PM MST M-F
2 Week Session (10 Classes): $100 Drop in: $15/class
Private Custom Class
Not seeing the perfect class for you? No problem. With your student and at least 4 other students, we are happy design a private class on whatever subject you would like! As tutors, we are experts at creating individualized plans for students and families, and we would love to do it for a small group of families looking for innovative ways for their group to connect! Please e-mail Abby at [email protected] to create one!
The supplies lists are not complete, but do list anything that must be purchased or you are required to have. Once you have signed up, teachers will send out a full list, but it will all be items you can find around your house.
All classes must have at least 5 students, and are subject to cancellation if they do not meet this minimum. We highly suggest signing up with friends so your students can be spending time with other kids they already know!
All payments are due prior to the beginning of each session, which are usually two weeks long. If you are doing a drop in class, they are due at the beginning of the class you drop in to. All payments are accepted via Venmo. After you sign up for a course, please Venmo Abby at @Abby-Belasco.