(Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, August 5)
During each session, participants explore a theme that guides their activities and language learning. Each week, we incorporate STEAM-based, hands-on projects. The first week is a summer holiday-themed week and the following four weeks, we welcome visiting naturalists, Brooklyn Seeds Gardening program, with a four-week residency (July 11- August 5).
Session 1: Fun in the Sun
(Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8)
It’s time to celebrate summer! With this four-day holiday week, we create a fun-loving and safe space to embrace summer. Outdoors time with sprinklers, water play, face-painting, picnics, campy songs in French or Spanish, summer treats (smoothie making, and smores, anyone?)
Session 2: Mud and Bugs
(Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15)
Make mud pies, learn about the importance of dirt and the fascinating and diverse life of insects. Our resident gardening program Brooklyn Seeds brings crawly visitors to campus and we learn their special (and beneficial) creature powers.
Session 3: Raptors and Rodents, oh my!
(Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22)
Delve into the world of prey and predator and examine the fascinating life of animals that are right here in our midst. With target vocabulary naming different birds and yes, rodents, we will learn about the comeback of raptors in New York City and how these mighty predators can help reduce our rat population. We will also learn about what smart creatures rats are.
Session 4: Tree Life: Giants Among Us
(Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29)
Learn about the species of trees near campus and help care for them. We’ll learn about how trees communicate with each other and how we can help our city trees year-round. Projects will include looking at tree rings to learn the age of trees, leaf observations, sketches, planting flowers!
Session 5: Moss, Rocks, Potions, and Ink
(Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5)
Explore the world of tiny plants and animals (ants, beetles, worms, and the amazing tardigrade). Create moss terrariums and conclude the summer with art-making from nature. (Ink making!)
Health and Safety Plan
Children are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend ISB’s summer session. This includes all vaccinations required for school entry and both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 years and up. Children younger than 5 years old are not currently required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but this is subject to change based on FDA approval. A standard health form and proof of vaccination against Covid-19 (if age appropriate) will be required to attend our summer session. Currently, at ISB, children wear masks indoors, except for during socially distanced snack or lunch, and are allowed to be mask-free when outdoors. This requirement is subject to change according to guidance from the Department of Health. If your student requires any medications, including over-the-counter, their pediatrician will need to complete a required form. Please contact our School Nurse, Kali Gerber, at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions regarding health forms or your child’s health needs.