2021 Virtual Summer Enrichment Program

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    Joey Zannino 

    Counseling Services, Pre, Lower, and Middle School; After School Program Director
 
 

MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES


Math

Intro to Proof Based Geometry with Milica Dussinger
This course is designed to prepare students for the Accelerated and Honors Geometry course offered at Brunswick. 
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8 in 2021-22

Introduction to Cryptography: The Science of Secret-Keeping with Poonam Gupta
The need for confidential communication has existed from Roman times to today's age of digital surveillance, apps boasting end-to-end encryption such as WhatsApp and Amazon. You will gain knowledge of the mathematics and techniques behind some of the most important secret-keeping methods throughout history.
    • Materials: No
    • 4-week course  10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Mathematics and Coding in the Digital Age with Poonam Gupta
This course will teach the mathematics and problem-solving skills required for Computer Science. Most importantly you will learn precision-thinking to solve problems that require exact solutions. 
    • Materials: No
    • 4-week course  9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

MS Math Level 4 Readiness with Kevin Landesman
Prepare for MS Math Level 4 with daily challenge problems, games, and live lessons focusing on a review of 7th grade Algebra 1 and a preview of 8th grade Algebra 1. 
    • Materials: TI-84 Graphing Calculators are required
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grade 8 in 2021-22

MS Math Level 3 Readiness with Kevin Landesman
Prepare for MS Math Level 3 with daily challenge problems, games, and live lessons focusing on a review of 6th grade Pre-Algebra and a preview of 7th grade Algebra 1. 
  • Materials: Ti-84 Graphing Calculators. 
  • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
  • For boys entering grade 7 in 2021-22

Fraction Review with Andrea Strileckis
This course will review fractions skills from 5th grade (improper fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, all 4 operations) and will make connections to algebra.
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grade 6 in 2021-22

6th Grade Math Preview with David Bruce
This course is designed to help boost confidence prior to entering 6th grade math by introducing many of the topics that you will learn during the school year.
  • Materials: Calculator, Notebook
  • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
  • For boys entering grade 6 in 2021-22

Exploring Coding with Tim Coupe
Join Mr. Coupe to uncover computer coding in greater depth.
    • Materials: Access to a computer (laptop or desktop), the Internet, and an iPad is required.  An iPad may be provided on loan if necessary.
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Real World Math Explorations with Kelly Delane
In this course, students will engage with math problems in real world contexts such as the opening of a Brunswick Spirit Store and the making of the Summer Olympics. 
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Computer Science

Java Programming Boot Camp with Sunil Gupta
An immersive online learning experience, teaching the most in-demand coding skills in Java
    • Materials: Mac, Windows or Chromebook device to write, compile and run Java code
    • 4-week course  9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 in 2021-22

Python Programming Boot Camp with Sunil Gupta
An immersive online learning experience, teaching the most in-demand coding skills in Python
    • Materials: Mac, Windows or Chromebook device to write, compile and run Python code
    • 4-week course  10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 in 2021-22

Science

Exploring Sustainability with Oliver Bierman-Lytle
This course will serve as an introduction to the current state of our planet and the impact of human activity. We will evaluate the successful practices and how to incorporate these on a global scale. This will provide background into some of the topics from AP Environmental Science, survey current techniques and explore novel applications (which could be applied in Honors Science Research)
    • Materials: Access to the internet, iNaturalist App (phone or iPad), cardboard boxes, tinfoil, plastic wrap, scissors, paint/markers/colored paper, tape/glue, thermometer (optional), an egg, able to separate recycling, able to compost for a week (optional)
    • 4-week course  10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 in 2021-22

Weird Science! with Drew Dawson
Explore and attempt the craziest, coolest, most mind-blowing scientific discoveries.
    • Materials: No
    • 4-week course  9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6, 5 in 2021-22

Wick LEGO Masters with Brett Martell
A virtual LEGO building competition in which daily projects will challenge builders in different ways.
    • Materials: This course will only require LEGO pieces. No specific sets or kinds are needed. Creativity is the key.
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Space! with Tim Coupe
Continue to explore the wonders of space with Mr. Coupe; we’ll discuss current missions, space companies, rocket design, venturing to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
    • Materials: Simple at home arts and crafts materials will be helpful.
    • 2-week course June 28 and July 5 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4, 3, 2 in 2021-22

English and Writing

Exploring Writing Through Short Stories with Denise Loeber
This course is designed to help students become stronger writers through interpreting literature. 
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8, 7 in 2021-22

Write Right: Strengthening Skills for Formal Essay Composition with Kate Duennebier
This course builds on the foundational skills of expository and analytical essay writing through outlining and drafting in order to serve as remediation for anyone needing extra practice but then will extend to cover writer’s voice, sentence variety, and the application of grammar to achieve the most effective writing. 
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8, 7 in 2021-22

Study Skills and Summer Reading with Sarah Burdett
This course is open to all current Wick 6th, 7th, 8th graders; we will work on time management, test preparation, annotating, note-taking, grammar skills, academic writing, and assigned summer reading texts.
    • Materials: Students will need a hard copy of their assigned summer reading.
    • 4-week course  10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Welcome to 'Wick! with Sarah Burdett
This course has been designed for all new 6th,7th, and 8th grade students; we will work on time management, test preparation, annotating, note-taking, grammar skills, academic writing, and assigned summer reading texts.
    • Materials: Students will need a hard copy of their assigned summer reading texts.
    • 4-week course  9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Everyday Grammar! with Logan Stamey
Students will understand the skills needed to draft an email effectively, compose a correctly punctuated paragraph, and work to improve their overall writing.
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6, 5 in 2021-22

Reading Comprehension and Responding to Literature with Katie White
Students will read, discuss, and write about the plot, characters, and themes of the novel When Zachary Beaver Came to Town.
    • Materials: When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 7, 6 in 2021-22

Basic Writing Skills with Suzanne Foyle
Spend two weeks learning the skills of how to write a great paragraph, including strong topic and concluding sentences, adding details, transition words, exciting verbs, hooks, and revising and editing the final piece – helping students understand that organizing, clarifying ideas, and improving grammar and presentation are essential to strong writing.  
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Sign of the Beaver Book Club with Fiona Collins
Read and discuss an award winning historical fiction novel while working on active reading skills.
    • Materials: The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Theater and Arts

My Favorite Things - In Clay! with Gabrielle Sia
During this two-week camp, artists will learn to sculpt their favorite things in clay. 
    • Materials: 5lbs. Air-dry clay, 1 set of tempera paint cakes, 2 paint brushes (1 large, 1 small), mod podge, basic pottery tool kit
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Class Voice (MS) with Brittney Redler
This is a singing class, set up as a group voice lesson - strength in numbers! We will sing vocal warm ups, develop singing technique, and the boys will prepare songs (solos) in any style for informal performance/workshop during later classes.
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Theatre Workshop with Brittney Redler
This workshop class will involve short scenes, games, and general theatrical exploration. The boys will informally perform with and for each other regularly.
  • Materials: No
  • 2-week course June 28 and July 5 9:00a-10:30a
  • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

An Introduction to iMovie with Tim Coupe
Join Mr. Coupe as we learn how to create movies and movie trailers with iMovie.
  • Materials: Access to a recording device (phone or iPad) and an Apple computer (laptop or desktop) is necessary.  Limited loaners will be available.
  • 2-week course June 28 and July 5 9:00a-10:30a
  • For boys entering grades 5, 4 in 2021-22

Fun with Clay! with Gabby Sia
We will explore the creative possibilities of sculpting and painting clay during this two week camp.
    • Materials: 5lbs. Air-dry clay, 1 set of tempera paint cakes, 2 paint brushes (1 large, 1 small), mod podge, basic pottery tool kit
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 5, 4, 3 in 2021-22

Social Studies

The American President with Anthony Fischetti
POTUS power, constitutional limitations and excesses, and prerogatives throughout U.S. history. 
    • Materials: No
    • 4-week course  9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 12, 11, 10, 9, 8 in 2021-22

Everyday Economics with John Currie
Students will explore the field of economics at the macro, micro, and personal level to better understand the ever-shifting world around them and learn how best to win with money.
    • Materials: No
    • 4-week course  10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 9, 8, 7 in 2021-22

Current Events with John Currie
Students will work together to examine, consider, discuss, and debate the key factors that are shaping the world around them.
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

More Than a Game: The Most Important Sports Moments in American History with Kyle Miller
Students will examine the most historic and influential moments in American sports history while analyzing their impact and legacy
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 28 and July 5 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6 in 2021-22

Decision Making on the Battlefield with Michael Krasnow
The Jedi Master Yoda said, “Do or do not. There is no try,” -- every day in this course, we will explore important battlefield decisions, both good and bad, throughout history and evaluate how leaders make a decision and live with the consequences. 
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 28 and July 5 10:45a-12:15p
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6, 5 in 2021-22

Making Money, Morally? with Michael Krasnow and Kyle Miller
The Wall Street trader Gordon Gecko once said, “Greed is Good,” this course will challenge students as they explore the intersection of economics and morality -- in short, was Gordon Gecko right?
    • Materials: No
    • 2-week course June 14 and June 21 9:00a-10:30a
    • For boys entering grades 8, 7, 6, 5 in 2021-22

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue
    Office: 203.625.5856

    Lower School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3670
  • Middle School
    1275 King Street
    Office: 203.242.1202

    Pre School
    1252 King Street
    Office: 203.485.3652

Main Phone: 203.625.5800
Business: 203.242.1220 
Alumni: 203.242.1223