MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES

9:00am - 10:30am

List of 4 items.

  • Fundamentals of Algebra I (for rising 8th Graders)

    This course is designed for rising 8th grade students, both honors and regular, about to begin their second full year study of algebra 1. The course will begin with a formal review of the most important concepts and skills from 7th grade math. Students will then be exposed to the "step-up" in both conceptual understanding and problem solving skills that this transition demands. While the course will be formal in nature, the tone will be upbeat and fun! Class sessions will be filled with games, hands-on activities, and projects. Additionally, Math Counts level word problems will be covered as part of the daily routine. This will give students interested in pursuing Math Club a jump start on the competition. A graphing calculator will be required for this course.
  • Middle School Reading Skills

    This summer course has been designed to both strengthen the reading skills necessary for school success and to develop a daily practice of reading for pleasure. Each class will contain short passage comprehension exercises to practice reading for main point, supporting points, vocabulary in context, and inference as students would find on standardized reading exercises. Class work will then transition to close reading of passages from short stories and poetry to develop analytical skills and explanation of supporting textual details. Students will also have a packet of articles created for them individually that provide content that interests them at a reading level that will provide challenge for their comprehension skills; students will then be instructed in the writing of concise and effective reading summaries in their summer journals. Homework will be summer reading texts that have been assigned by their schools with a guided practice for annotation and note-taking to develop better comprehension and retention. This course is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and reading materials will be selected for each student to match grade level.
  • Middle School Study Skills

    Educators strongly believe that understanding and using study skills can help one be a better student. This course will give middle school students important information about the process of learning: Planning (how to study, goal setting, perfecting study environments); Learning Styles; Reading Strategies (highlighting, outlining, SQ3R); Note taking (taking notes in class, abbreviating, Cornell Method, outlining, mapping, summarizing); Listening skills; Time Management (prioritizing tasks); Test Taking (memorizing, true or false, matching, short form essay; fill in the blanks.) All of the skills mentioned above will be introduced, reviewed, and practiced through discussions, teacher and publisher designed worksheets, and online activities. [Open to all rising 6s, 7s, and 8s].
  • Middle School Writing Workshop

    Join us this summer to explore and enhance all aspects of the writing process. We will learn to navigate a five-paragraph expository assignment, including various types of prewriting exercises, development of a thesis, organization of supporting paragraphs, and meaningful revision. We will also use creative assignments to develop our written voices and to learn how our descriptive language showcases our intentions for our stories, essays, and poetry. We will engage in classroom exercises that will teach us to write more efficiently and to employ vocabulary that helps us eliminate unnecessary words. Additionally, students will review rules of punctuation, study sentence variety and sentence fluency, and add to their vocabularies, all in the interest of polishing their written work. Each student will leave this course with a polished portfolio and a sound understanding of his or her own writing process. [Open to all rising 6s, 7s, and 8s].

10:30am - 12:00pm

List of 4 items.

  • Fundamentals of Algebra I (rising 7th Graders)

    This course is designed for rising 7th grade students, both honors and regular, about to transition from pre-algebra to algebra 1. The course will begin with a formal review of the most important concepts and skills from 6th grade math. Students will then be introduced to key algebra 1 topics such as linear equations, graphing, linear systems, and polynomials. While the course will feature a formal introduction to 7th grade math, the tone of the class will be upbeat and fun! Class sessions will be filled with games, hands-on activities, and projects. A graphing calculator will be required for this course.
  • Middle School Reading Skills

    This summer course has been designed to both strengthen the reading skills necessary for school success and to develop a daily practice of reading for pleasure. Each class will contain short passage comprehension exercises to practice reading for main point, supporting points, vocabulary in context, and inference as students would find on standardized reading exercises. Class work will then transition to close reading of passages from short stories and poetry to develop analytical skills and explanation of supporting textual details. Students will also have a packet of articles created for them individually that provide content that interests them at a reading level that will provide challenge for their comprehension skills; students will then be instructed in the writing of concise and effective reading summaries in their summer journals. Homework will be summer reading texts that have been assigned by their schools with a guided practice for annotation and note-taking to develop better comprehension and retention. This course is open to all rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and reading materials will be selected for each student to match grade level.
  • Middle School Study Skills

    Educators strongly believe that understanding and using study skills can help one be a better student. This course will give middle school students important information about the process of learning: Planning (how to study, goal setting, perfecting study environments); Learning Styles; Reading Strategies (highlighting, outlining, SQ3R); Note taking (taking notes in class, abbreviating, Cornell Method, outlining, mapping, summarizing); Listening skills; Time Management (prioritizing tasks); Test Taking (memorizing, true or false, matching, short form essay; fill in the blanks.) All of the skills mentioned above will be introduced, reviewed, and practiced through discussions, teacher and publisher designed worksheets, and online activities. [Open to all rising 6s, 7s, and 8s].
  • Middle School Writing Workshop

    Join us this summer to explore and enhance all aspects of the writing process. We will learn to navigate a five-paragraph expository assignment, including various types of prewriting exercises, development of a thesis, organization of supporting paragraphs, and meaningful revision. We will also use creative assignments to develop our written voices and to learn how our descriptive language showcases our intentions for our stories, essays, and poetry. We will engage in classroom exercises that will teach us to write more efficiently and to employ vocabulary that helps us eliminate unnecessary words. Additionally, students will review rules of punctuation, study sentence variety and sentence fluency, and add to their vocabularies, all in the interest of polishing their written work. Each student will leave this course with a polished portfolio and a sound understanding of his or her own writing process. [Open to all rising 6s, 7s, and 8s].
 
 
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
Brunswick School Summer Session
100 Maher Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203.625.5861
pwithstandley@brunswickschool.org

Brunswick School Greenwich, CT

  • Upper School
    100 Maher Avenue

    Pre School
    116 Maple Avenue
  • Lower & Middle Schools
    1252 King Street

    Phone: 203.625.5800
    Alumni: 800.546.9425