SPX Summer Camps

*CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: We are continuing to register for Summer 2020. If cancellations must occur due to the continuing pandemic, we will offer  your choice of credit for future camps or full refunds at that time.


 OUR SUMMER CAMPS offer campers a week full of fun and excitement while giving parents peace of mind that they are in a safe and loving environment! Summer camps are offered to rising PreK-8th graders all summer long with the exception of the week of July 6th-10th when we are closed. Camps run from 9am to 3pm each day, with Extended Day Care options for an additional fee. We also will have "Water Wednesdays" with a water slide almost every week! More details can be found in our Summer Camp FAQs.

 This summer SPX Camps is offering Rising Pre-K and Kindergarten camps every week as well as Academic Enrichment camps taught by our own wonderful St. Pius X teachers. Academic Enrichment camps are labeled AE


SUMMER CAMPS 2020!  Click the link below to see a printable schedule of all our camps for Summer 2020, or you may view them by week below.  When you have chosen your favorites, you may register on our REGISTRATION PAGE.  


Once you have completed your registration form, please forward your non-refundable deposit ($40 per camp) to hold your camper's spot, or full camp payment via one of our payment options as listed on our Registration & Payment page.

2020 Summer Camps Schedule (pdf)

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WEEK 1 - June 8-12

SUMMER CELEBRATION! (Rising Prek – K – Lucinda Hernandez) This camp is sure to be a highlight of your summer as we celebrate the beginning of summer with a week full of party fun and games! Each day will feature party fun, special indoor and outdoor theme-related games, and delicious treats! During this exciting week, we will celebrate with a Splish-Splash Water Party, a Character Costume Party, Backyard Fun and Games, a Pajama Party, and a Sports Fun and Games Party. And, what’s a party without Karaoke! Are you ready to celebrate? Then R.S.V.P. “yes” and meet Mrs. Hernandez for the biggest and best party to kick off the summer! Maximum 14 campers.


ALL ABOUT ARTS (Rising K – 6th grade – Liz Nigrinis) Do you love all kinds of art with all kinds of mediums? Are you an artist with your own fabulous style or maybe you don’t think you’re an artist just yet? Come to camp this week to bring out your own inner artist! Plan to get messy and be creative in new and interesting ways inside and out! We may paint with water, race cars, and marbles or maybe exploding ice paint! Maybe we’ll make mobiles from things found in nature or beaded jewelry! The possibilities are endless in the SPX summer art camp! By the end of the week you will have a wonderful portfolio of art you have created with many new and exciting mediums! 


PE SUMMER PARTY (Rising 2nd - 8th grade – Coach Kristen Shelton) What’s more fun than PE and Recess all rolled into one? A Summer PE Party with Coach Shelton!!! Come join Coach Shelton for a week of active play! In this action-packed week we’ll have fun with all types of PE inspired activities – basketball, soccer, t-ball, gaga ball, hopscotch, knockout, hide and seek, skipping, galloping, dodge ball, scavenger hunts, obstacle courses, kickball, animal races and more. You will not want to miss this week of fun physical fitness! And parents, be prepared for some tired kids at pickup! 


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WEEK 2 - June 15-19

CONSTRUCTION MANIA (Rising Prek - K - Lucinda Hernandez)  Are you a LEGO® maniac?  Do you love to build?  Then join Ms. Hernandez for a week of construction fun!  You’ll build with Legos, blocks, things found in nature, recycled items and anything else you can dream up! You’ll play hard hat hide-n-seek. Did you know you could also create LEGO® paintings?  Can’t forget to construct some snacks as well --how do sawdust desserts or cheese hammers sound? Those are just a few of the creations you will make this week while exploring the world of construction. Join us and see what you can construct. Maximum 14 campers.

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SPLISH SPLASH WATER ADVENTURE (Rising K - 3rd grade – Coach Sarah Graves) What should you do on a hot, summer day? Go on a wild water adventure, of course! This camp brings you all of your favorite games with a little splash to cool you down in the summer heat. Throughout the week we will have sponge relays, water limbo, water balloon toss competitions, hose challenges, spray bottle tag, ice cube challenges, and many more. To dry off, we will play some team games like Keep it Up, Pilo Polo, kickball, foursquare, and many more! If you like to play games and get wet, sign up now! You don't want to miss out on a week of games and water fun with friends. Grab your sunscreen, towel, a change of clothes, and sneakers for a wet and wild week of fun and games!


OOEY GOOEY KITCHEN CONCOCTIONS (Rising K - 6th grade – Rebecca Bennett) You never know what we’ll whip up in this camp. We’ll take ordinary items found in the kitchen and create incredible science concoctions. We’ll make clouds and tornados as well as rainbows in a glass. Who knew you could make rainbows in a glass! We’ll build mountains and watch them explode! You’ll learn how to make elephant toothpaste, slime, and invisible ink. You’ll be amazed by the things you can create with a little bit of science know how. And of course, if we’re using kitchen tools, we also have to use our science know how to create some delicious, tasty treats along the way!


COACH SHELTON’S BASKETBALL CAMP (Rising 2nd - 8th grade - Coach Kristin Shelton) It’s Back! Coach Shelton’s famous basketball camp! If you love to play basketball, you don’t want to miss it! Take your game to the next level with Coach Shelton! AAU and college players will help Coach Shelton prepare you to be the best player you can be. Offensive drills will include shooting, dribbling, passing, and setting and using screens. You will learn offensive plays and strategies that will help you compete and understand basketball at a higher level. Defensive drills will focus on man to man defensive principles. Along with skill development in morning stations, afternoon games will be played daily with teams formed based on each camper's rising grade and ability. Each team will participate in daily 30-minute practices, 3-point contests, and 3 on 3 contests. Don't miss out on your chance to be the next professional star! There is a great basketball player in you just waiting to shine!!!


AE DUKE TIP STEM CAMP (Rising 5th– 8th - April Parker) Do you love researching animals? Are you really into math, science, and technology? Then we need you! Work with us on a collaborative team to find a pair of endangered animals to start a breeding program in the Greensboro area. Come with us as we work with zoos and science centers in our area to actually build a model endangered animal breeding program for our city! Students must have qualified for Duke Tip to participate in this camp.

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WEEK 3 - June 22-26

PIRATES AND PRINCESSES (Rising Prek -K - Lucinda Hernandez) Calling all princesses and pirates to a land far far away. Come with Ms. Hernandez to build castles and ships and maybe even an Elsa Ice Palace. You’ll make magic wands and pirate telescopes to help you on your treasure hunts. Dig for treasure in the Sensory Table and created sunken treasure discovery bottles. Beware you may have to walk the plank or eat shark infested jello for snack! But then you can create your own magic wand fruit kabobs. We’ll read about the Paper Bag Princess and create our own paper bag costumes! We’ll paint with frozen paint and maybe make princess and pirate putty. Maximum 14 campers.


IT'S A LEGO® PARTY (Rising K - 6th grade – Liz Nigrinis)  Have you ever wanted to build your own house, design your own car, or make your own airplane? Maybe you would like to create a dinosaur or castle? The sky is the limit! Sign up for a week of creative building fun using Legos®. We will spend our days building models and helping others build the best creations. We will have relay races and see how to make the fastest model. We will also put all of our teamwork together to make the largest masterpiece ever! We guarantee a week of fun building that you don’t want to miss.

Lego® is a registered trademark of the Lego group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.


BEACH BASH (Rising K – 6th grade –Rebecca Bennett)  Let’s celebrate summer with a bash - a beach bash! Are you ready to make a splash? Join us for some fun in the sun! Although we are a few hours from the beach, we will do our best to bring the best of the coast to you! We will explore water science experiments. Create sand art and explore ocean wildlife this week. We may even make some amazing crafts that you can take on your beach trips. Close your eyes and you might think you’re really at the beach! Sign up now for a week of fun in the sun!


FIZZ! BANG! POP! SCIENCE SENSATIONS! (Rising K – 6th Grade –Abby Farris) Did you see the exploding watermelon last summer? Ms. Farris is back this summer to create new science magic and you will not want to miss it! Each day we will uncover some of the magical secrets of science fun! You’ll make your own science camp snacks, have balloon rocket races, make a popsicle stick catapult, grow crystals, make bouncing bubbles, explore solar energy, create rockets and so much more! We will spend a great week experimenting and thinking outside the box. Be prepared to get a little messy and have a lot of fun! Join us this week to see how much fun science can be!


COACH SHELTON’S All SPORTS CAMP (Rising 2nd - 8th grade - Coach Kristin Shelton) Do you love Coach Shelton’s basketball Camp? Then you won’t want to miss her All Sports camp! Coach Shelton’s All Sports Camp will be packed with fun in an environment where you can develop a wider range of sporting skills while working on teamwork and good sportsmanship. Be ready for a week filled with soccer, basketball, floor hockey, field day games, flag football, ultimate Frisbee, bowling and bouncing. You will learn how to play a variety of new games and sports, all while forming new friendships. Join this camp for the time of your life. LET’S PLAY!


AE AWESOME AUTHORS (Rising 6th  – 8th grade - Richard DeVita) Are you a fan of books? Do you love to write your own poems, short stories, or even books? Well this is the summer camp for you! During this writing filled week we will explore various forms of literature from Shakespeare to Dr. Seuss. You will have the opportunity to get all of your creative ideas down on paper and by the end of the week, you’ll have your own portfolio of literature! Watch out J.K. Rowling! We are molding young writers this week! 

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WEEK 4 - June 29 - July 3

LET’S GO CAMPING (Rising Prek -K - Lucinda Hernandez) Join Ms. Hernandez as we spend a week camping! Our campsite will be set up with tents, campfires (pretend, of course) and a river sensory table. You’ll make binoculars to take on nature walks. When we’re on our nature walk, you’ll find things with which to create great works of camp art and leaves for leaf painting. We’ll play with forest playdough trays. No camping trip is complete without campfire stories, camp songs and of course S’mores! Maximum 14 campers.


STRIKING SOCCER STARS (Rising K – 6th  grade – Coach Sarah Graves) Coach Graves is ready to mold you into the next striking soccer star! During this fun-filled week, you’ll learn soccer skills like kicking, trapping, shooting, dribbling, and defense, while mixing in lots of fun games and challenges. Spend a week with a ball at your feet, juggling and improving your skills to be the next World Cup Champion! World Cuppies, skill relays, soccer dodgeball, indoor games, outdoor fun with throw in competitions, and many more skills and drills will highlight this week. Fill up your water bottle, and double knot those laces for a week of scoring goals and crazy kicking FUN! No cleats are allowed in soccer camp; shin guards are optional. 


CREATION STATION (Rising K – 6th grade –Abby Farris) Tie-dye, play dough, and musical instruments! Oh my! Do you love to make crafts? If so, then this is the camp for you! We will spend the week making crafts such as tie-dye shirts, play dough, instruments, jewelry and so much more! Put on your creative hat and be ready for a fun filled week. You will not want to miss this week of creative expression!


OUTDOOR ADVENTURES (Rising 3rd - 8th grade –Liz Gardiner)  Join Mrs. Gardiner for an exciting week of learning about nature while making unique camping crafts with natural materials!  We’ll begin our week learning basic camping survival skills and using compasses to navigate our way through a nature scavenger hunt. Get some great ideas to use while camping, trekking at the beach, or exploring around your own backyard. We will have some exciting guests joining us this week: Boy Scout leaders will show us how to pitch a tent, make a lean-to, tie various knots, and build a fire so we can enjoy s'mores; representatives from local animal and nature groups will visit and share their knowledge. This camp will be filled with magnifying glasses, tents, knots, mini science experiments, yoga, nature games and outdoor games, identification of local flora and fauna, and practicing respect and care for all things. Sign up today for an outdoor adventure you’ll never forget!


AE 3rd GRADE BASICS (Rising 3rd - 4th grade –April Parker) Are you going into 4th grade? Has your brain been turned off this summer? Spend a week with us dusting off those 3rd grade skills so you’re ready to start a new year! Are you a 3rd grader who’s been studying up and want a summer challenge? Join us for a jump start on your 3rd grade year. You’ll have fun with Mrs. Parker as you strengthen writing, reading, and math skills in fun hands-on ways. Participate with STEM and science experiments. Re-enact history and become a part of our community government. But don’t worry, it’s summer camp at SPX, so it will be so much fun you won’t even know you’re at school. 

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WEEK 5 - July 13-17

3, 2, 1 BLAST OFF! (Rising Prek – K - Kristen Kale) Calling all rising Pre-Kindergartners and Kindergartners, are you ready to take off?? Join us for a week of fun learning about outer space! Discover facts about our neighboring planets, stars, rockets, and even aliens! We’ll make alien playdough and coffee filter planets. Let's launch into the adventure of a lifetime as we play, explore, imagine, learn and prepare for the upcoming Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten year! Maximum 14 campers.


JUST ADD WATER (Rising K –6th grade – Rebecca Bennett) Let’s get the summer started right with a whole lot of water fun! We’ll spend our mornings getting messy making fun and silly concoctions, and we’ll use the afternoon to wash it all off in wet and wild themed activities. We’ll learn how to make music with water, and make glowing water, lemon fizzy drinks, and lava lamps. For a tasty treat, we’ll make edible mud pies. We’ll run through sprinklers, ride the slip-n-slide, toss water balloons, and more. Be sure to beat the heat at JUST ADD WATER CAMP.


BASKETBALL STARS AND “FUN”DAMENTALS (Rising K – 6th grade – Coach Sarah Graves) You don’t have to be an “all-star” to play with us, but after a week of this camp you’ll be on your way to be an SPX Basket “ball-star”! This camp will focus on the “fun”damentals of the game- ball handling, passing, shooting, layups, defense, and MORE! You will practice skills and play games like Elimination Basketball, Hot Shots, Dribble Knock Out, Speed Passing, Pass and Catch, 3 vs. 3, and 5 vs. 5. Defensive slides, relays, team games, and participating in other exciting games and activities like jump rope and ladder drills will fill the week, keeping you on your toes and active all day. Practice is the only way to get better, so lace up those shoes and be ready for lots of ACTION and FUN this week.


ART EXTRAVAGANZA (Rising 3rd – 6th grade – Kara Lewis) Join Artist Kara Lewis for a fun week of Art Camp!  Children will spend the week painting on canvas, drawing, creating collages and so much more. You will do a combination of 2D media: drawing, acrylic, watercolor, and collage. Each student will create a beautiful collection of artwork that you can take home on Friday!


AE DUKE TIP CREATIVE WRITING AND LITERACY CAMP (Rising 5th – 8th grade - April Parker)​ Do you love to write? Do you read like crazy? Then this camp is for you. During this camp we will bring books to life through engaging discussions and literally bringing the book to life through projects and drama. Students will in-turn use the books we share as mentor texts to learn to write our own stories and books. Come tell your story like a true author! Students must have qualified for Duke Tip to participate in this camp.

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WEEK 6 - July 20-24

WILD ANIMAL JURASSIC ADVENTURE (Rising Prek - K – Octavia King) Get your binoculars ready and hop aboard the Jurassic Express. We’ll go on a wild adventure to explore dinosaurs and the wildest animals you’ve ever met! We’ll talk about different dinosaurs and wild animals, read about them, eat like them, and maybe even create some of our own. We’ll make dinosaur eggs, go on scavenger hunts, do the Dinosaur Stomp, play Jurassic Park tag, and maybe even find some fossils. Are you prepared for this Jurassic adventure? Maximum 14 campers.


WACKY AND WONDERFUL CREATIONS (Rising K – 6th grade - Rebecca Bennett) Are you an artist or an engineer? Do you like to create? This week with Mrs. Bennett you will create wacky and wonderful designs out of the most unique items. Do you know what you can make with Duct Tape? Bookmarks, wallets, snowshoes, picture frames, and belts to name a few! How about recycled items you find around your house such bottle tops, empty coffee cans, foil rolls, empty water bottles and pompoms? If you add in items from nature you can make anything- let your imaginations run free! Join us for this week of wild, wacky, and wonderful creations at SPX Summer Camp!


FULL STEAM AHEAD! (Rising 1st – 6th grade – Cindy Gebbia) Dive into a fun, hands-on learning opportunity!  Challenge yourself with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics activities that will include Stop-Motion Animation, Digital Design and Engineering, Augmented Reality, and Computer Coding.  Students will incorporate the 4 C's: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration and Creativity!  


AE S'MORE MATH (Rising 5th – 6th grade – Mary Ellen Liebal)  Participants in this math camp will develop their problem solving and analytical skills while developing a passion for math. They’ll have fun, build their confidence, and really start to like math! REALLY! Aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Mathematics, the curriculum will enhance and broaden children’s understanding of core concepts learned during the school year. Through modeling, graphing, and solving real-world problems, participants will refine their problem-solving strategies. They’ll use games, puzzles, and logic and reasoning challenges to provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence building activities. And did we mention fun—it’s called S’more Math, so there must be some S’more making involved! 


VOLLEYBALL (Rising 4th - 8th grade – Coach Kaiyah Haley) Bump…. Set...Spike! This camp will help you develop some basic volleyball skills all while enhancing your love for the game! With a focus on the development of the core fundamentals, our coaches will teach you the proper technique and form essential for the success of all young players. The #1 priority is to help each player improve regardless of initial skill level, and campers will learn the importance of stretches and warm-ups, as well as important skill sets of passing, setting, spiking, digging, serving, blocking, and being a team player. Highlights of the week will be scrimmage games, queen’s court, knee tag, ball tag, pepper, and passing with a partner. Whether it’s on the court, in the pool, or on the beach, volleyball is a favorite! Boys and girls are welcome to join Coach Kaiyah for five days filled with skill development, games, good sportsmanship, and fun! 


AE STUDY SKILLS (Rising 7th – 8th grade – Richard Devita) Organization not your thing? Your parents always telling you need to learn to study smarter? Come spend the week with Mr. Devita as he helps you get a jump on the new school year! You will start the next school year ready to go with proofreading strategies and better note-taking skills. If you struggle with taking tests, he’ll help you learn to make study guides and teach you new study tips! And, if you know Mr. DeVita, you know you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. Get back to school well organized and ready to learn! 2020-2021 will be your year to shine with the great skills you’ll learn in this SPX summer camp!

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WEEK 7 - July 27-31

UNDER THE SEA (Rising PreK – K – Octavia King) Grab your snorkels and creativity as we discover the magic of life under the sea! Join Ms. King for all things ocean and beach. In this camp you will create dancing crabs and soaring seagulls, take a dip in a tide pool, and decorate sensational snorkel masks. Help construct amazing sandcastles and create creative sea creatures! Enjoy plenty of refreshing summer beach snacks! Discover life under the sea. Ms. King is looking forward to playing beach games with you! Maximum 14 campers.


SPORTS FANATICS (Rising K-8th grades – Liz Gardiner) What better way could you spend your week than playing your favorite sports on the field and court! Join Mrs. Gardiner for a jam-packed week of sports such as: soccer, basketball, badminton, volleyball, dodgeball, capture the flag, and many of your other favorites! Each day, you’ll spend the morning learning the fundamentals as you focus on skills and drills. You’ll end your days with team playoff games and competitions. Good sportsmanship will be emphasized throughout the week, as it is necessary for success in any sport. With shooting, passing, and punting competitions, and a special “Sports Fanatics Challenge Day” on Friday, this camp is one you don’t want to miss!  NOTE: Campers will be divided into small teams based on age and ability so that everyone enjoys a fun and safe week!


*CLOSED, no longer accepting registrations* CULINARY CREATIONS (Rising 1st – 6th grade - Cindy Gebbia) Do you love to create in the kitchen? Would you like to prepare some delicious snacks and meals?  Join Chef Gebbia at camp CULINARY CREATIONS as you ignite your cooking creativity! We’ll create and sample fun, delicious food each day while learning basic kitchen skills. Each camper will take home a cookbook of all the recipes they create!  Put on your apron and join us in the kitchen!  


AE STUDY SKILLS (Rising 5th – 6th grade – Richard Devita)  Did you hear what a great time the older kids had getting organized last week. This week it’s the 5th -6th graders turn. If you need help getting organized and studying smarter, come spend the week with Mr. Devita as he helps you get a jump on the next school year! You will start the school year ready to go with proofreading strategies and better note-taking skills. If you struggle with taking tests, he’ll help you learn to make study guides and teach you new study tips! And, if you know Mr. Devita, you know you’ll have a lot of fun along the way. Get back to school well organized and ready to learn! 2020-2021 will be your year to shine with the great skills you’ll learn in this SPX summer camp!


AE MATH MASTERS (Rising 7th- 8th – Mary Ellen Liebal)  Don’t let the summer brain drain hit you!!! Join Ms. Liebal to refresh your skills and be a Math Master this school year. In this camp you will build your problem solving and analytical skills while developing a love of math and you’ll have fun doing it!  Aligned with the North Carolina Standards for Mathematics, the curriculum will enhance and broaden your understanding of core concepts learned during the school year. Through modeling, graphing, and solving real-world problems, you will refine your problem-solving strategies. You’ll use games, puzzles, and logic and reasoning challenges to provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence building activities. And did we mention fun! It’s almost time to go back to school, be sure your math muscles are ready! 

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WEEK 8 - August 3-7

DOWN ON THE FARM FUN (Rising Prek – K - Lucinda Hernandez) Who doesn’t love to play on a farm? Come join us as Ms. Hernandez creates some DOWN ON THE FARM FUN. Your little farmer will build barns, make playdough animals, play Barnyard Bingo and may even bake some Little Red Hen Bread. They’ll make incredible art from corn painting and tractor tracks. They’ll do some Animal Farm Yoga and play in an Old Macdonald Had a Farm Sensory tables! You do not want to miss this exploration of Ms. Hernandez’ Farm! Maximum 14 campers.


BUDDING BUILDERS (Rising K – 3rd grade – Abby Farris) Calling all builders! Are you a budding engineer? Do you love to build? Do you want to build a tower from marshmallows and spaghetti? Do you want to build a bridge out of recyclables? Join us for a week filled with building simple machines, bridges, and toothpick towers. We’ll have fun races to create the tallest tower. We’ll learn how to build the fastest paper airplane launcher. You won’t want to miss this exciting week of building for future engineers!


YOGA AND CREATIVITY (Rising K – 5th grade – Leslie Eckle) Yoga is beneficial at every age! This camp will provide you with a fun and creative experience through yoga- based movements, mindfulness, breathing techniques, centering activities, relaxation activities, storytelling, journaling and art! We will move our bodies and quiet our minds. In this camp kids will develop better body awareness, enhance strength, flexibility, coordination and confidence. Kids will practice using breath as a tool to focus and concentrate, to calm and to relax. And perhaps, most importantly kids will CONNECT and HAVE FUN! 


PAINTING ON CANVAS (Rising 2nd-8th grades – Elizabeth Boles) You don’t always have to stay in between the lines when making art, and that’s what makes art so fun! Have your frames ready because you are going to spend the week creating some beautiful masterpieces with a local artist! Throughout the week, you will work on a 16 x 20 acrylic painting featuring a landscape on canvas using techniques and tricks to make colorful magic happen. A highlight of the week will be having your own “studio painting time” when you’ll receive an opportunity to create a masterpiece of your choosing on a smaller canvas. Whether you’re a beginner or need to “brush up” on your technique, this camp is sure to provide you with art treasures you’ll enjoy for years to come! 


AE THERE ARE “VERMILION” REASONS TO READ AND WRITE (Rising 6th- Jenna Vermilion) Do you need to start dusting off those summer cobwebs a bit? Do you want to read interesting stories and not just talk about them, but write? If so, this week of fun and learning with Mrs. V is just what you need! We will read stories with an emphasis on comprehension, but we will spend a lot of our time focusing on written response to reading. Often times, students are able to discuss and analyze stories verbally or via direct question and answer. However, written response in paragraph form and expressing your thoughts on paper can prove to be more difficult for many. This is a vitally important skill as students enter middle school! We will work on opinion writing, informative writing, and narrative writing with themes and prompts associated with stories we read. Most stories will be short stories that we dissect and then focus on written response. We will emphasize having effective writing technique, mechanics, and style. (One-on-one instruction, engaging small groups, peer work, individual goal setting, laughing, and FUN included!)

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