K-5 Programs

All programs have moved to Online Learning this summer. Enrollment is now open.

The Elementary School program offers a variety of flexible options for students entering grades K-5. Students may enroll in one-hour daily courses or one-week, half-day programs.

One-week, morning or afternoon specialty prorams include those in Dance, Filmmaking, Music Production, Music for Strings Players, Science, Visual Arts and Spanish, and the ever popular, Fun with Ashley & Friends.
 
Our four-week program offers your student the choice of up to 4, one-hour classes. These classes provide opportunities for specialized learning and fun summer activities. They include “Camp Hangout” and those in Drama, Visual Arts & Spanish or Italian, Technology, and Mindfulness & Council & Yoga.
 
Crossroads students can choose from themed Math and Literacy classes that our teachers design and are intended for your child’s rising grade in the fall. These unique classes allow your Crossroads student to stay connected with friends, while engaging in fun summer learnng. Incoming Kindergarten students can select a two-week morning option.
 
Our All Programs Events & Community Times occur throughout the day. These times provide for connections with peers and staff. Kids participate in fun Zoom activities like our popular challenges, Theme-Days, playing games or singing songs, and moving or dancing together, along with snack and lunch times. Choose one class or a one-week program and Opt-In to our Community Times throughout our 8-week summer session.
 
Our classes and programs are offered with the whole child in mind and in keeping with our Distance Learning Guidelines. Our teachers are mindful of the amount of time of screen time that is recommended for young children. The Online program includes a combination of onscreen and offscreen time. Teachers may present live and recorded lessons. Live sessions include a blend of whole-group, small-group, and one-on-one meetings. 
 
In the younger grades, particularly K and 1, parent or caregiver support during online learning is essential for the success of the program. Older students may need parent support in accessing online materials and signing into Zoom meetings.
 
In order to fully participate in our online classes, students need access to a computer with a keyboard and audio and camera capabilities. Students also need access to the Internet and a printer. In addition, we use Zoom, Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Seesaw platforms to facilitate online learning. Students should have access to these platforms on their computers. See a course’s description for any additional technology requirements.

Most of our projects and activities can be done using items found at home. When projects require specific items, we will organize a drive through pick-up at school or have them mailed to you prior to the start of classes.

Click on your child’s Grade in the Fall, to see all of their summer program opportunities. Use the Grid Schedule to build your child's summer program. Click on the course title for the full course description, dates, teacher, pricing, and enrollment deadline.

There is a minimum enrollment of 10 students per class. See the 
enrollment deadlines. Once the minimum enrollment is met, the enrollment deadline will be lifted. Programs that do not meet the minimum enrollment may be canceled and families will be contacted to select alternative options.

Class sizes are limited.
Spaces will be available until the program or class is sold out. Enroll now!

School is closed Friday, July 3 for the Independence Day Holiday.

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Kindergarten

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  • Crossroads Students, Beginning Together, entering Kindergarten, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 102
    Section #: 21
    Dates: July 6-17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
    Fee: $350
    Intructors: Michelle Flores and Luis Arevalo, Crossroads Kindergarten Faculty
     
    This summer our Beginning Together Kindergarten program provides an opportunity for you and your child to get to know their new classmates and their families, some of our Kindergarten and Specialists teachers, and other members of our school community, and especially, for us to begin to get to know your child.
     
    We have moved to a distance learning environment. This includes live and prerecorded sessions. The live sessions include a blend of whole-group, small-group and one-on-one meetings for a maximum of 15-20 minutes at a time. Sessions are scheduled each day and throughout our two-week program.
     
    In our sessions, we’ll get to know each other through games and activities. In addition, the children are introduced to our classroom routines like Circle and Calendar Time. They’ll learn about our daily schedule for online learning and get a glimpse of our classroom systems that will be in place once we begin school on campus. Finally, we’ll do fun projects at home that will incorporate our summer gardening theme. Then we’ll share them in sessions with our new classmates and teachers. 
     
    Our summer theme is Out in the Garden. Discover crickets, ladybugs and lizards at play. Dig dirt, plant seeds and watch them grow. Examine roots and explore all that lies beneath the topsoil. Smell, touch, and taste all that lives out in the garden. Get your hands muddy and your feet wet while enjoying the longer days of summer with your new classmates and teachers!
     
    We continue to attend thoughtfully to this transitional time between preschool and Kindergarten. We hope that you will join us in July to begin planting seeds and watching them grow in our Summer Kindergarten!
     
    Sample Daily Schedule
    9:00am  We begin each day together
    10:00am-10:30am All Programs Snack & Activities
    12:00pm We close each day together

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    All incoming Kindergarteners are encouraged to enroll now!

First Grade

List of 9 items.

  • Camp Hangout, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 493
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Section 41:  Building & Makerspace
    period # 1 9:00am-10:00am  $150

    Section 42:  Games 
    period # 2  10:30am-11:30am $150

    Section 43:  Active Kids 
    period # 3 12:30pm-1:30pm  $150

    Section 44:  Camp Arts & Crafts
    period # 4  2:00pm-3:00pm $150

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    Camp Hangout hosts a variety of fun, themed activities that include arts and crafts, building and a makerspace, physical activity, as well as a multitude of games. Select the period that works best for you!

    Building and Makerspace - Period #1
    Build with us using Legos, connects toys, or whatever you may have at home! We'll also create projects using recycled materials and things that are easily found.

    Games - Period #2
    Join us in this class and play trivia games, Pictionary, Charades and so much more. We may even create our own games along the way!

    Active Kids - Period #3
    Join us in this class for fun stretching, physical activities and games to stay active and moving during this time.

    Camp Arts & Crafts - Period #4
    Join us in this class as we create themed projects with at home materials!

    Beginning at 11:30am until 12:30pm, students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enjoy today!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy and Math, rising 1st grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 107
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Karla Uminsky and Matthew Michael, Crossroads 1st Grade Faculty

    Our theme is Fairy Tales, Folktales, Myths and Maths! 

    Come and explore fairy tales, folktales and myths with Karla.  We explore these wonderful stories and genres in order to practice decoding, fluency and comprehension skills while reading. We also write our very own stories in order to practice communicating with words and pictures.  Along the way, we have fun incorporating arts and crafts into our program.

    We also explore the majestic world of math with Matthew! The children explore, wonder, and manipulate numbers in creative ways. They have the opportunity to use number bonds, puzzles, games and even equations (gasp!) in order to increase fluency and number sense.  Our focus is on seeing math creatively and flexibly.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Mini, grades 1-2, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 55
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 3:00pm-3:45pm
    Fee: $125
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Digital Animation and Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 144
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Times: 12:30pm-1:30pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty

    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students create imaginative projects that enhance and build upon their creative and technical computer skills. In this section, the students create a theme-based multimedia presentation using Scratch Jr. to illustrate a digital animated story. They use Seesaw to create digital storyboards. Through STEAM based activities and conversations, the students generate our theme. In the past, our themes have included The Olympics, The Life Cycle of an Animal, and Places from Around the World. Finally, students learn how to conduct safe research online while mastering an ability to utilize text colors, sizes and styles to enhance their multimedia presentations. Their final work is showcased at the end of the week in Movie Format for friends and family to enjoy. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dramatic Play through Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 160
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructior: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this fun class, children are invited to participate in dramatic play through storytelling. Using popular children's stories found in books and on the screen, they'll bring their own personalities to characters and creatively explore bringing these stories to life. We'll delve into inventing magical worlds based on these plots. Children can utilize what is available at home and we'll encourage them to see their own setting as a fertile playground for their imaginations.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    For younger learners, activities are largely play-based and include read-aloud, arts & crafts, movement and music.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.

Second Grade

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  • Camp Hangout, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 493
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Section 41:  Building & Makerspace
    period # 1 9:00am-10:00am  $150

    Section 42:  Games 
    period # 2  10:30am-11:30am $150

    Section 43:  Active Kids 
    period # 3 12:30pm-1:30pm  $150

    Section 44:  Camp Arts & Crafts
    period # 4  2:00pm-3:00pm $150

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    Camp Hangout hosts a variety of fun, themed activities that include arts and crafts, building and a makerspace, physical activity, as well as a multitude of games. Select the period that works best for you!

    Building and Makerspace - Period #1
    Build with us using Legos, connects toys, or whatever you may have at home! We'll also create projects using recycled materials and things that are easily found.

    Games - Period #2
    Join us in this class and play trivia games, Pictionary, Charades and so much more. We may even create our own games along the way!

    Active Kids - Period #3
    Join us in this class for fun stretching, physical activities and games to stay active and moving during this time.

    Camp Arts & Crafts - Period #4
    Join us in this class as we create themed projects with at home materials!

    Beginning at 11:30am until 12:30pm, students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enjoy today!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 2nd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 109
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Cori Snelson, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Happiness All Around Us!" Students use stories and creative writing to explore what makes them happy. They grow their reading comprehension and decoding skills as we joyfully learn together this summer.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 2nd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 108
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Bethel Moges, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our theme is "Exploring Math Around the World."

    In this class, students explore countries and cultures around the world, as they investigate place value, fluency, addition and subtraction. Students stay active with songs, games, and movement that build number sense.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Mini, grades 1-2, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 55
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 3:00pm-3:45pm
    Fee: $125
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Digital Animation and Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 144
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Times: 12:30pm-1:30pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty

    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students create imaginative projects that enhance and build upon their creative and technical computer skills. In this section, the students create a theme-based multimedia presentation using Scratch Jr. to illustrate a digital animated story. They use Seesaw to create digital storyboards. Through STEAM based activities and conversations, the students generate our theme. In the past, our themes have included The Olympics, The Life Cycle of an Animal, and Places from Around the World. Finally, students learn how to conduct safe research online while mastering an ability to utilize text colors, sizes and styles to enhance their multimedia presentations. Their final work is showcased at the end of the week in Movie Format for friends and family to enjoy. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dramatic Play through Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 160
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructior: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this fun class, children are invited to participate in dramatic play through storytelling. Using popular children's stories found in books and on the screen, they'll bring their own personalities to characters and creatively explore bringing these stories to life. We'll delve into inventing magical worlds based on these plots. Children can utilize what is available at home and we'll encourage them to see their own setting as a fertile playground for their imaginations.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now.
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-2, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    For younger learners, activities are largely play-based and include read-aloud, arts & crafts, movement and music.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-12:30
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new, one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    9:00-10:00AM
    Rhythm and Movement
    We do not just play rhythm, we feel rhythm. In this class we focus on feeling rhythmic pulse, patterns, and grooves through movement and playing what we feel on our instruments. Let’s groove!
     
    10:30-11:30AM
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Visual Arts and Italian, "Experiencing Italy," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Time: 12:30-1:30
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this Italy inspired class, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our four weeks together. We explore artists like Da Vinci, contemporary fashion designers and architects. Student projects can include creating a Mona Lisa inspired self-protraits, drawing fashion sketches, crafting architecture pieces, making fashionable accessories, and painting sea inspired watercolors.

    We'll make our very own clay out of bread and food coloring. We''ll hand-build clay boats like those found along the Amalfi Coast and make popular clay foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy. Some Italian vocabulary, phrases and gestures are woven throughout our lessons.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Visual Arts and Spanish, "Barcelona Beach Party," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this popular Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party. They design different elements of the party while developing skills in drawing, clay, painting, collage and digital photograpy. Some of our activities can include making watercolor invitations, crafting 3D Beach scenes, making sea-inspired clay fish and watercolor collages.
    Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily and woven into each lesson. Students gain greater Spanish vocabulary and new artistic skills.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!

Third Grade

List of 16 items.

  • Camp Hangout, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 493
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Section 41:  Building & Makerspace
    period # 1 9:00am-10:00am  $150

    Section 42:  Games 
    period # 2  10:30am-11:30am $150

    Section 43:  Active Kids 
    period # 3 12:30pm-1:30pm  $150

    Section 44:  Camp Arts & Crafts
    period # 4  2:00pm-3:00pm $150

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    Camp Hangout hosts a variety of fun, themed activities that include arts and crafts, building and a makerspace, physical activity, as well as a multitude of games. Select the period that works best for you!

    Building and Makerspace - Period #1
    Build with us using Legos, connects toys, or whatever you may have at home! We'll also create projects using recycled materials and things that are easily found.

    Games - Period #2
    Join us in this class and play trivia games, Pictionary, Charades and so much more. We may even create our own games along the way!

    Active Kids - Period #3
    Join us in this class for fun stretching, physical activities and games to stay active and moving during this time.

    Camp Arts & Crafts - Period #4
    Join us in this class as we create themed projects with at home materials!

    Beginning at 11:30am until 12:30pm, students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enjoy today!
  • Character Study and Creation, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #:128
    Section #:44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Intrstructor: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this new class, we explore the wide range of choices available when building a character in a play or a story. We explore a variety of characters in stories, plays or  musicals. Students expand their evolving skill set through use of their imagination, participation in theater exercises and work on monolouges. With gentle prompts and coaching, students examine their creative process and learn to get the most out of their ideas.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 3rd grade, REMOTE 2020, [NEW]

    Course #: 110
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Ronnie Anderson: Crossroads 3rd grade Faculty

    Our theme is "Wit and Wonder, A Journey Through Poetry."

    Poetry is a wonderful way for all writers to express themselves whether they are beginning writers, intermediate writers or more advanced writers.  In class, students learn about Rhythm in Poetry, Rhyme, Poetic Forms, and how to create a Poetic Dictionary, as well as other Poetic Styles. Join us as we begin our exciting poetry journey this summer!

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 3rd grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 116
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Christopher Lang, Crossroads 3rd Grade Faculty

    Join us as we explore math this summer through fun puzzles, mystery pictures and math missions! Students connect with one another as they grow their understanding of place value, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions!

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Troupe, grades 3-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 56
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Fee: $150
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Digital Animation and Storytelling, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 144
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Times: 12:30pm-1:30pm
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty

    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students create imaginative projects that enhance and build upon their creative and technical computer skills. In this section, the students create a theme-based multimedia presentation using Scratch Jr. to illustrate a digital animated story. They use Seesaw to create digital storyboards. Through STEAM based activities and conversations, the students generate our theme. In the past, our themes have included The Olympics, The Life Cycle of an Animal, and Places from Around the World. Finally, students learn how to conduct safe research online while mastering an ability to utilize text colors, sizes and styles to enhance their multimedia presentations. Their final work is showcased at the end of the week in Movie Format for friends and family to enjoy. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    This class incorporates a greater emphasis on self-reflection through writing, an in-depth scientific look at how mindulness challenges the brain, and addresses how mindful practices improve social-emotional well-being.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-12:30
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new, one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    9:00-10:00AM
    Rhythm and Movement
    We do not just play rhythm, we feel rhythm. In this class we focus on feeling rhythmic pulse, patterns, and grooves through movement and playing what we feel on our instruments. Let’s groove!
     
    10:30-11:30AM
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Technology Skill Building, REMOTE 2020, grades 3–5 [NEW]

    Course#: 142
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Times: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty


    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students enhance and build upon their technical computer skills by learning shortcuts for iOS devices, iMovie, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint through a fun scavenger hunt. Students will work individually and in small groups to create a small movie to learn how to properly edit pictures and sound on iMovie. They also develop and improve their keyboarding skills and gain confidence in this entertaining and enjoyable remote learning lab environment using Dance Mat Typing and online safety through Common Sense Media. Students will also learn the basics of how to program and write code using Scratch, a web-based program developed by MIT. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Visual Arts and Italian, "Experiencing Italy," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Time: 12:30-1:30
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this Italy inspired class, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our four weeks together. We explore artists like Da Vinci, contemporary fashion designers and architects. Student projects can include creating a Mona Lisa inspired self-protraits, drawing fashion sketches, crafting architecture pieces, making fashionable accessories, and painting sea inspired watercolors.

    We'll make our very own clay out of bread and food coloring. We''ll hand-build clay boats like those found along the Amalfi Coast and make popular clay foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy. Some Italian vocabulary, phrases and gestures are woven throughout our lessons.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Visual Arts and Spanish, "Barcelona Beach Party," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this popular Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party. They design different elements of the party while developing skills in drawing, clay, painting, collage and digital photograpy. Some of our activities can include making watercolor invitations, crafting 3D Beach scenes, making sea-inspired clay fish and watercolor collages.
    Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily and woven into each lesson. Students gain greater Spanish vocabulary and new artistic skills.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!

Fourth Grade

List of 16 items.

  • Character Study and Creation, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #:128
    Section #:44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Intrstructor: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this new class, we explore the wide range of choices available when building a character in a play or a story. We explore a variety of characters in stories, plays or  musicals. Students expand their evolving skill set through use of their imagination, participation in theater exercises and work on monolouges. With gentle prompts and coaching, students examine their creative process and learn to get the most out of their ideas.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 4th grade, REMOTE 2020, [NEW]

    Course #: 117
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Elizabeth Schulcz '12, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Fantastic Fantasy!"

    In this fun summer class, students connect through fantasy stories. They learn the elements of this literary unique genre. Then students create their own fantasy stories and go on to share their writing with each other.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 4th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 118
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Elizabeth Schulcz '12, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    Our Theme is "Create a Store!" 

    In this class, students become entrepreneurs and design an imaginary store. As they buy and sell products, they deepen their understanding of area and perimeter, money, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Troupe, grades 3-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 56
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Fee: $150
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    This class incorporates a greater emphasis on self-reflection through writing, an in-depth scientific look at how mindulness challenges the brain, and addresses how mindful practices improve social-emotional well-being.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Music Production, Intro to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 146
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to record their own music using computers. Through hands-on experience and one-on-one time with instructor, students will learn Pro Tools basics, MIDI sequencing, audio recording, basic audio editing and basic mixing. These concepts will be reinforced with a project wherein students will record their own piece based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. Students will be able to progress at their own pace but some basic musical training is preferred. Parent participation is encouraged and some equipment purchase and software installation will be required.

    Students will need access to an Apple Mac computer with GarageBand software to participate in this class. GarageBand is a free downloadable software that is available at apple.com
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m.until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30-3:00
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Fiddlin’ Around
    Learn tunes in a different style. From Irish tunes to Bluegrass to Old Time fiddle, students are introduced to the techniques and styles of alternative genres of traditional violin playing.
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.
  • Technology Skill Building, REMOTE 2020, grades 3–5 [NEW]

    Course#: 142
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Times: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty


    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students enhance and build upon their technical computer skills by learning shortcuts for iOS devices, iMovie, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint through a fun scavenger hunt. Students will work individually and in small groups to create a small movie to learn how to properly edit pictures and sound on iMovie. They also develop and improve their keyboarding skills and gain confidence in this entertaining and enjoyable remote learning lab environment using Dance Mat Typing and online safety through Common Sense Media. Students will also learn the basics of how to program and write code using Scratch, a web-based program developed by MIT. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Visual Arts and Spanish, "Barcelona Beach Party," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this popular Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party. They design different elements of the party while developing skills in drawing, clay, painting, collage and digital photograpy. Some of our activities can include making watercolor invitations, crafting 3D Beach scenes, making sea-inspired clay fish and watercolor collages.
    Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily and woven into each lesson. Students gain greater Spanish vocabulary and new artistic skills.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Visual Arts and Italian, "Experiencing Italy," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Time: 12:30-1:30
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this Italy inspired class, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our four weeks together. We explore artists like Da Vinci, contemporary fashion designers and architects. Student projects can include creating a Mona Lisa inspired self-protraits, drawing fashion sketches, crafting architecture pieces, making fashionable accessories, and painting sea inspired watercolors.

    We'll make our very own clay out of bread and food coloring. We''ll hand-build clay boats like those found along the Amalfi Coast and make popular clay foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy. Some Italian vocabulary, phrases and gestures are woven throughout our lessons.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!

Fifth Grade

List of 17 items.

  • Camp Hangout, REMOTE 2020, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 493
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Section 41:  Building & Makerspace
    period # 1 9:00am-10:00am  $150

    Section 42:  Games 
    period # 2  10:30am-11:30am $150

    Section 43:  Active Kids 
    period # 3 12:30pm-1:30pm  $150

    Section 44:  Camp Arts & Crafts
    period # 4  2:00pm-3:00pm $150

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    Camp Hangout hosts a variety of fun, themed activities that include arts and crafts, building and a makerspace, physical activity, as well as a multitude of games. Select the period that works best for you!

    Building and Makerspace - Period #1
    Build with us using Legos, connects toys, or whatever you may have at home! We'll also create projects using recycled materials and things that are easily found.

    Games - Period #2
    Join us in this class and play trivia games, Pictionary, Charades and so much more. We may even create our own games along the way!

    Active Kids - Period #3
    Join us in this class for fun stretching, physical activities and games to stay active and moving during this time.

    Camp Arts & Crafts - Period #4
    Join us in this class as we create themed projects with at home materials!

    Beginning at 11:30am until 12:30pm, students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enjoy today!
  • Character Study and Creation, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #:128
    Section #:44
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 4
    Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
    Fee: $550
    Intrstructor: Cheryl Factor, Crossroads Faculty

    In this new class, we explore the wide range of choices available when building a character in a play or a story. We explore a variety of characters in stories, plays or  musicals. Students expand their evolving skill set through use of their imagination, participation in theater exercises and work on monolouges. With gentle prompts and coaching, students examine their creative process and learn to get the most out of their ideas.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Crossroads Students, Literacy, rising 5th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 119
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 1
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Erin Reid, Crossroads 5th Grade Faculty

    Our theme is "Fantasy, Magic and Symbolism." Students connect in teacher-led book groups to read and discuss spellbinding fantasy stories. Students are challenged to think metaphorically as they explore characters, quests and themes within their novels, participate in reading workshop lessons, and record their learning and ideas in ther reader's notebooks. 

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Crossroads Students, Math, rising 5th grade, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 127
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Erin Reid, Crossroads 5th Grade Faculty

    Our theme is "Summer Road Trip."  Using the popular trip platform, Google Maps, students hone their math skills while making a driving plan, budgeting their trip, and researching popular historical landmarks around the United States. We also play interactive math games, covering a variety of fourth grade math concepts, and getting a jump start on some new fifth grade skills, as well.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Troupe, grades 3-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 56
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Fee: $150
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Mindfulness, Council & Yoga, REMOTE 2020, grades 3-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 129
    Section #: 41
    Dates: June 22-July 17
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-10:00am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Jenna Bach, Crossroads Faculty

    In this class, we explore Mindfulness through various activiites and practices, including Council, a very special tool for cultivating connection at Crossroads. We will also practice Yoga and mindful movement together in our virtual classroom.

    Students will keep a digital journal throughout the week to keep track of and reflect on the various learning activities.  Students are encouraged to practice Mindfulness at home with their family with a daily “mindfulness challenge”. This class includes fun, engaging activities around the topics of mindful breathing, mindful communication, mindfulness of the 5 senses, mindfulness of thoughts and feelings, becoming a mindful student, and mindfulness of art, music and movement. Students learn and practice a new way of being in the world leading to improved social-emotional skills.
     
    This class incorporates a greater emphasis on self-reflection through writing, an in-depth scientific look at how mindulness challenges the brain, and addresses how mindful practices improve social-emotional well-being.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll today.
  • Music Production, Intro to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 146
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to record their own music using computers. Through hands-on experience and one-on-one time with instructor, students will learn Pro Tools basics, MIDI sequencing, audio recording, basic audio editing and basic mixing. These concepts will be reinforced with a project wherein students will record their own piece based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. Students will be able to progress at their own pace but some basic musical training is preferred. Parent participation is encouraged and some equipment purchase and software installation will be required.

    Students will need access to an Apple Mac computer with GarageBand software to participate in this class. GarageBand is a free downloadable software that is available at apple.com
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m.until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30-3:00
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Fiddlin’ Around
    Learn tunes in a different style. From Irish tunes to Bluegrass to Old Time fiddle, students are introduced to the techniques and styles of alternative genres of traditional violin playing.
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.
  • Technology Skill Building, REMOTE 2020, grades 3–5 [NEW]

    Course#: 142
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Times: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Johana Barahona, Crossroads Faculty


    In our remote learning environment, we will utilize the popular Seesaw platform to teach and inspire students. Students enhance and build upon their technical computer skills by learning shortcuts for iOS devices, iMovie, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint through a fun scavenger hunt. Students will work individually and in small groups to create a small movie to learn how to properly edit pictures and sound on iMovie. They also develop and improve their keyboarding skills and gain confidence in this entertaining and enjoyable remote learning lab environment using Dance Mat Typing and online safety through Common Sense Media. Students will also learn the basics of how to program and write code using Scratch, a web-based program developed by MIT. An iPad or laptop device is required to take this course. 

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Visual Arts and Italian, "Experiencing Italy," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 43
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 3
    Time: 12:30-1:30
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this Italy inspired class, Italian art and design culture are woven throughout our four weeks together. We explore artists like Da Vinci, contemporary fashion designers and architects. Student projects can include creating a Mona Lisa inspired self-protraits, drawing fashion sketches, crafting architecture pieces, making fashionable accessories, and painting sea inspired watercolors.

    We'll make our very own clay out of bread and food coloring. We''ll hand-build clay boats like those found along the Amalfi Coast and make popular clay foods like pizza, pasta and gelato that are found throughout the regions of Italy. Some Italian vocabulary, phrases and gestures are woven throughout our lessons.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Visual Arts and Spanish, "Barcelona Beach Party," REMOTE 2020, grades 2-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 120
    Section #: 42
    Dates: June 22-July 17, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Class: Period 2
    Time: 10:30am-11:30am
    Fee: $550
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    In this popular Visual Arts and Spanish session, students are magically transported through our theme-based activities to the sandy beaches of Barcelona. Students plan a beach party. They design different elements of the party while developing skills in drawing, clay, painting, collage and digital photograpy. Some of our activities can include making watercolor invitations, crafting 3D Beach scenes, making sea-inspired clay fish and watercolor collages.
    Spanish vocabulary is introduced daily and woven into each lesson. Students gain greater Spanish vocabulary and new artistic skills.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now!

One-Week Programs

List of 9 items.

  • Dance for Fun! REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 310
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2   Section #: 61   9:00am-11:30am   $350
    grades 3-5   Section #: 62   12:30pm-3:00pm   $350
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This one-week program includes several fun components.

    Dance Party Sweat Fest, Hip-Hop!
    This dance class is jam packed with fun teacher led cardio dances, movement games, and stretch and strength exercises. While exercising our bodies we will learn new hip hop based movements, develop strength and flexibility, and jam out to our favorite tunes!

    Dance Technique and Choreography
    In this dance class we will learn the basis of jazz and contemporary dance technique and style. We will set our focus on learning specific movements and incorporating those movements into a final dance to be showcased at the end of camp.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in both half day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.

    Enroll Now!
  • Filmmaking, Introduction to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course: #154 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Gary Ellenberg, Crossroads Faculty

    Students learn the fundamental basics of shooting and editing a short movie. We begin by studying a few film clips to get a sense of basic “blocking” or “staging” of the actors. Then we then learn how to write a very basic, one-page film script. After this, students learn how to shoot their film and get “coverage,” by tackling all the necessary camera angles of a film shoot. Lastly, we'll learn how to edit this footage, add transitions, add music and output their final films for viewing. Each student will have created their own original movie by the end of the class.

    Students enrolling in this one-week class will need either an iPhone, iPad, or a digital film camera of a laptop to film their movies. They will then need an Apple computer, iPad or laptop to edit their movie. Students will be learning how to edit on iMovie, which is an Apple software. Some PC’s might have iMovie programs or applications. 

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m. s
    tudents are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Flowery Art, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 147
    Section #: 61
    Dates: July 20-24, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty

    This new one-week class gives students the opportunity to engage in drawing, painting and sculpting. Students use a step-by-step drawing process to create realistic looking flowers, stems and leaves.They make abstract watercolor flower collages using food coloring and paper. Then students also make their own hand-made air dry clay out of bread and food coloring and go on to create their own flower shaped dishes, jewelry pendants and flower sculptures.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll Now.
  • Fun With Ashley & Friends, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course: #325 
    “Superhero Week”
    Section 12: 6/15-6/19/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Game Show Week”
    Section 61: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 62: 7/20-7/24/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Spies and Mysteries Week”
    Section 71: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 72: 7/27-7/31/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200
     
    “Favorite Storybook Character Week”
    Section 81: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 9:00am-11:30am $200
    Section 82: 8/3-8/7/2020 M-F 12:30pm-3:00pm $200

    Instructors: Ashley Bloom and the Crossroads Hangout Staff

    In this one-week and themed program, students participate in a variety of online and offline activities. We play games, make arts and crafts, host simple cooking projects, encourage costume creation, have movement activities, as well as weekly specially themed activities and community building. We use Seesaw and Zoom platforms to provide all of our activities. 
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment. Class sizes are also limited.

    Enroll today!
  • Migajon Art and Spanish, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 135 Section 11
    Dates: June 15-June 19
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Times: 9:00am-11:30am
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Keely Collins, Crossroads Summer Faculty
     
    Migajón is a craft air dry clay made from bread. It is used to create folk art in different Latin American countries including Mexico and Ecuador. In this one week class, students make their own Migajón clay from scratch. They'll use food coloring to enhance their hand-made clay's visual appeal. With food as our theme, students create realistic food sculptures as Spanish language and culture are woven throughout our projects.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    This course must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Music Production, Intro to, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 146
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 12:30-3:00
    Fee: $350
    Instructor: Daniel Jimenez-Afanador, Crossroads Faculty

    The objective of this class is to teach students how to record their own music using computers. Through hands-on experience and one-on-one time with instructor, students will learn Pro Tools basics, MIDI sequencing, audio recording, basic audio editing and basic mixing. These concepts will be reinforced with a project wherein students will record their own piece based on parameters that reflect the topics being covered. Students will be able to progress at their own pace but some basic musical training is preferred. Parent participation is encouraged and some equipment purchase and software installation will be required.

    Students will need access to an Apple Mac computer with GarageBand software to participate in this class. GarageBand is a free downloadable software that is available at apple.com
     
    Beginning at 11:30a.m.until 12:30p.m., students are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Science, Movers & Shakers, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 1-5, [NEW]

    Course #: 122
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020
    Days: Monday-Friday
    grades 1-2    Section #: 11     9:00-11:30  $350
    grades 3-5    Section #: 12    12:30-3:00   $350
    Instructor: Andy Putnam, Crossroads Faculty

    In this science class, young physicists learn Newton’s Laws of Motion, explore the concepts of work, force, and friction, experiment with potential and kinetic energy and investigate how to harness various forms of energy. Projects may include making parachutes, testing balloon hovercrafts, constructing marble roller coasters and observe the transfer of energy when using electric circuits.

    Beginning at 11:30a.m. until 12:30p.m., students in half-day programs are invited to Opt-In to our All Programs Lunch and Community Time each day.

    Classes must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 2-3 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 11
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 9:00-12:30
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new, one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    9:00-10:00AM
    Rhythm and Movement
    We do not just play rhythm, we feel rhythm. In this class we focus on feeling rhythmic pulse, patterns, and grooves through movement and playing what we feel on our instruments. Let’s groove!
     
    10:30-11:30AM
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment and class sizes are limited.
     
    Enroll today.
  • Strings Players, REMOTE 2020, ONE-WEEK, grades 4-5 [NEW]

    Course #: 301
    Section #: 12
    Dates: June 15-19, 2020 
    Days: Monday-Friday
    Time: 11:30-3:00
    Fee: $500
    Instructors: Emily Stewart, Crossroads, EMMI Director and Cossroads Strings Faculty

    Join us as we kick off this new one-week, half-day music enrichment program for the string player who has 1 to 5 years’ of experience playing their instrument.

    This program is open to students who play violin, viola, cello, and upright bass.

    Students will need their own instrument for the program. For information on short-term instrument rentals, please contact K-12 Strings Director Emily Stewart at estewart@xrds.org
     
    11:30-12:30
    Lunchtime Concert
    Students enjoy daily lunchtime concerts, featuring performances by some of the wackiest, most unconventional string players of our time.
     
    12:30-1:30
    Fiddlin’ Around
    Learn tunes in a different style. From Irish tunes to Bluegrass to Old Time fiddle, students are introduced to the techniques and styles of alternative genres of traditional violin playing.
     
    2:00-3:00
    Collaborate and Create
    The class is the composer! A series of musically creative brainstorming activities will guide students as they compose a piece together over the course of the week.

    In addition to the daily classes, students receive 2 fifty-minute  lessons during the week. Lessons are scheduled at the availability of the teacher and student. 
     
    This class must meet a minimum enrollment.

    Enroll now.

Two-Week Programs

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Musical Theater Company

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Swim Programs

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Private Swim Lessons

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  • Swim Lessons - Saturday Private, Age 3 and above

    Spring and Summer sections have been CANCELED. Enrollment is currently CLOSED for Fall. Please email Larry Zubrin (lzubrin @xrds.org) for more information.

    Private lessons are taught by one of our many American Red Cross certified Water Safety Instructors.  Lessons run for 45 minutes, with approximately 30 minutes devoted to instruction and 15 minutes of structured ‘fun time’.
     
    Swimmers are assessed in their first session and lessons cater to meet the needs of the individual swimmer.  Our teaching philosophy includes creating a  learning environment where students improve upon their overall swimming and water safety skills in a fun environment that encourages confidence and enjoyment in the water.
     
    Saturday Lessons begin at 10:00am and begin on the hour with the last lesson beginning at 2:00pm, please contact Larry Zubrin at lzubrin@xrds.org for more information and availability on times for each section.
     
    Instructors: Crossroads Aquatics Staff
     
    Course #: 340
     
    Spring - The Spring session is CANCELED. 
    Section 1: April 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, & 30, 2020. 
                    6 Saturdays 
                    $270
     
    Summer
    Section 2: June 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2020. (CANCELED) 
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 3: July 11, 18, 25 & August 1, 2020. (CANCELED) 
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 4: The pool is closed in August for maintenance.
     
    Fall
    Section 5: September 12, 19, 26 and October 3, 2020.   
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Section 6: October  10, 17, 24 and 31, 2020
                    4 Saturdays
                    $180
     
    Parents and swimmers must arrive 15 minutes early to get checked in and changed. Parents are required to remain at the pool during your child's lessons. Lessons will end at the scheduled time regardless of the swimmer’s arrival time.
     
    Make-up lessons are not given. Your child should attend each scheduled lesson.

Extended Care

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  • Dance, Hip Hop Mini, grades 1-2, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 55
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 3:00pm-3:45pm
    Fee: $125
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!
  • Dance, Hip Hop Troupe, grades 3-5, REMOTE 2020 [NEW]

    Course #: 311
    Section #: 56
    Dates: June 25-July 23, 2020
    Days: Thursdays
    Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
    Fee: $150
    Instructor: Bryanna Brock, Crossroads Dance Faculty

    This popular "Hangout" class continues this summer. Have fun and dance together!

    This class must meet a minimun enrollment and class size is limited.

    Enroll now!

New Daily Remote 2020 Schedule for Grades K-5


June 15-August 7

Time Activity
8:45-8:55 All Programs Welcome
9:00-10:00 Class Period # 1
10:00-10:30 All Programs Snack &
Activities
10:30-11:30 Class Period  # 2
11:30-12:30
All Programs Lunch &
Community Time
12:30-1:30 Class Period  # 3
1:30-2:00
All Programs Afternoon
Break
2:00-3:00 Class Period  # 4
3:00-3:15 All Program End of Day
Closing

Important Information

All Programs Events offered throughout the day are Opt-In times for your child to enjoy fun activities with their peers and the summer staff throughout the summer. We hope to see you there!
Middle and Upper School: 21st Street Campus | 1714 21st St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 829-7391
Elementary School: Norton Campus | 1715 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404 | Phone: (310) 828-1196
Summer at Crossroads is open to the public and provides progressive and fun K-12 summer camps, classes and programs.