French and Spanish Summer Language Immersion Program

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer Program captures the best of language learning and summer fun! ISB Summer’s staff is comprised of experienced, talented, and creative educators. Small group sizes (assigned by age) of 12 to 15 children and 2 to 3 counselors help each group build strong bonds and allows for personalized learning and attention. ISB’s warm and welcoming atmosphere makes ISB Summer Program a great experience for children of all language levels. Beginners grasp the rhythm of the language, learn songs, and build daily vocabulary. More advanced speakers enhance their skills by learning new vocabulary and using the language with their peers.

ISB's Summer Program is open to rising Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students. ISB Summer 2019 runs for six weeks from June 24th to August 2nd.

 

Registration for Summer 2019 is now open!

A Day at ISB Summer...

At ISB Summer, children are a part of engaging and language-rich activities such as: arts & crafts, group games, sports, cooking, music, drama and story-time. Playing outside is also a key part of the summer experience! Daily recesses are scheduled in ISB’s play yard and local parks. Children can play tag with friends, join a soccer game, and stay cool in the sprinklers. Daily activities are always unique, but each day has one thing in common: the groups are always busy having fun!

Sample Schedule 

8:00am-9:00am - Early Drop Off (complimentary morning childcare — optional)
9:00am-9:15am - Arrival & Morning Greeting: Circle Time, Discussion of Activities
9:15am-10:15am - Group Activities (e.g., arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
10:15am-10:30am - Snack provided by ISB
10:30am-11:15am - Sprinkler Recess at ISB
11:15am-12:00pm - Group Activities
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch* (bring lunch from home)
12:30pm-1:15pm - Trip to Carroll Park (Pre-K students have nap/quiet time after lunch)
1:15pm-2:30pm - Group Activities (e.g.: arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics etc.)
2:30pm-3:00pm - Clean-up, Farewell & Dismissal
3:00pm-6:00pm - Extended Fun (optional, additional fee)

2019 Weekly Themes

Week 1: Jun 24-28: Movin' & Groovin' Through the Years

Week 2: Jul 1-3: Anything Goes!

Week 3: Jul 8-12: Mad Scientists

Week 4: Jul 15-19: Under the Sea

Week 5: Jul 22-26: Around the World in 5 Days

Week 6: Jul 29-Aug 2: Circus

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 1: June 25-June 29: Storytellers: Myths and Legends

This week, we will become little storytellers, exploring myths and legends. We will learn life lessons from principled and intriguing characters as we engage in the creative process of our own narratives. Children will embody various personas, changing roles and building on each others’ story threads.

Week 2: July 2-July 6: Going Green

The future of Brooklyn is in our hands! This week, we will be exploring the green spaces in and around our community all while looking for ways to go green. Our small hands will make a world of a difference this summer as we reflect and think of better ways to love our planet.

Week 3: July 9-July 13: ISB Summer's Got Talent!

Take a risk this week and share your special talents with your ISB summer friends. Join us in exploring your different skills and gifts as you open up yourself to learning about others’ talents. By the end of the week, we will all take part in an ISB Summer-wide talent show! Parents are welcome to join and see their little stars in action!

Week 4: July 16-July 20: Imaginarium

An imaginative journey awaits us! On this adventurous week, children will be encouraged to use different ways to communicate and express their inventive side. Using their imagination and the target language, they will be sure to create a whole world of their own.

Week 5: July 23-July 27: Time Travelers

Dive into an unknown world--one with no iPads or smartphones! Children will inquire into the lives of children waaaay back in the 90’s. As they travel back in time, they will explore and engage with toys, games, songs, and entertainment from the past, as we try to piece together what life was really like before technology.

Week 6: July 30-August 3: Spa & Relax

Step away from the noisy chaos of NYC and take some time to focus on your mind, body and soul as you mindfully step into a zen summer. Children will be invited to ground themselves in a self-care journey as they make DIY natural lotions, take meditation classes, practice yoga, and learn about a well-balanced lifestyle through cooking and exercises all while exploring the target language.

See what parents are saying about ISB's Summer Language Immersion Program...

"The activities were so creative and engaging. It was a great way to continue building Spanish language skills in a fun way. Leticia and all of the staff that worked with the group were so wonderful. They were fun, caring and so enthusiastic. Thank you!"
 
"Great teachers and good projects, it was a perfect introduction to French!"
 
"My son made a lot of friends. I loved that he was speaking Spanish all day."

 

"My son loved all of the hands-on art projects that accompanied the theme. I personally enjoyed that he came home everyday talking about the projects and his experiences at camp.  I loved the fact that the teachers were very creative in their implementation."

Snack & Lunch
ISB will provide a mid-morning snack to re-energize students. Snacks generally include grains such as crackers or pretzels and/or fruit. Full-day participants should bring a filling, healthy meal from home. On the occasion that ISB takes a food excursion or has a food related workshop parents will be notified. Parents are encouraged to still pack lunch or plentiful snacks on these days, should students not desire options provided.  Please note: ISB does not provide lunch service.

*International School of Brooklyn is nut-aware. Nuts and nut products are not permitted.*

Prices and Registration

Week 1: June 24th - June 28th: $550

Week 2: July 1st - July 3rd: $330 (Prorated due to the holiday)

Week 3: July 8th - July 12th: $550

Week 4: July 15th - July 19th: $550

Week 5: July 22nd - July 26th: $550

Week 6: July 29th - August 2nd: $550

Extended Fun (3:00-6:00pm): $25 per day or $115 for the week. Extended Fun is also available ad-hoc for $35 a day.

Early Bird Discount: $525/week for registrations before March 15th, 2019.

Multiple Week Discount: $50 off per week when registering for 3-5 weeks. $75 off per week when registering for all 6 weeks.

Sibling Discount: $25 off per child per week when registering siblings.

Literacy Week 2018

Amid the frenzy of Election Day and Parent Teacher Conferences, the ISB community came together to transform the gym for the 14th Annual Multilingual Book Fair: a forest of enticing French, English and Spanish literature, and to celebrate Literacy Week. The enthusiasm for the events stretched far and wide.

Le cycle d’investigation: Les objets témoins du passé

Pour “entrer dans le sujet” de cette nouvelle unité, les élèves de CM1 (4th grade) ont joué les archéologues et déterrer des objets. Ils les ont nettoyés à l’aide de pinceaux, observer à la loupe, dessiner, puis ils ont fait des fiches décrivant ces objets. Ils sont arrivés à la conclusion que sur un site archéologique les objets les plus anciens sont enterrés le plus profondément et les objets récents se trouvent plus en surface.

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