UT Martin Kid College


110 Gooch Hall

Ph:

(731) 881-7082

1-800-482-5199

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(731) 881-7984

Em:

Debbie Mount,

Director of Non-Degree Programs


UT Martin Kid College

Kid College has been a successful summer program for children in West Tennessee for twenty-five years and continues to be an exciting adventure for children in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade.

Whatever interest a child may have, they will find something fun and educational to do at UT Martin's Kid College.

 

 

Dates: June 11-15, 2018

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a 5-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2018 through 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun learning experience. We have many interesting and exciting courses. You and your child may review the course descriptions and select the course(s) they wish to take based on their interest and the appropriate grade level. Children may register for one to five courses.

 

Prior to Kid College:

Register your child in advance.

Registration fee: $30 per class, includes T-shirt. Payment is due when you register your child.

 

Outside Classes:

Many of our classes are held outside--including but not limited to: Cheerleading, Soccer, Basketball, and Softball.

 

Emails with your child’s schedule, supply fees and other important information will be sent on Wednesday before Kid College.

 

June 11 – First Day:

Arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your child’s first class to pick up his/her nametag and t-shirt. After the first day, arrive 10 minutes before first class.

 

Supply Fee:

This is to be paid directly to the instructor. Please send the money in an envelope on the first day of Kid College. Write your child’s name and either the name of the class or the instructor’s name on the outside of the envelope. Send exact cash or make a check payable to the instructor. A few classes list things the children can bring from home.

 

Nametags should be worn daily.

Clothing – Students are encouraged to wear play clothes and tennis shoes.
Backpack - Provide a backpack for supplies. Label everything!
Children will be supervised at all times, including lunch. They will be escorted to and from class at each period and class rolls are checked hourly. Teachers will meet your child for each class in the Gooch Lobby or Auditorium.
Lunch – If your child will have lunch at Kid College, we recommend you send their lunch and a drink. The Food Cart will not be available.
No child will be allowed to leave without an adult escort.

 

After 1st Morning:

Drop Off Location:
The designated drop off area is the side walk behind the Sociology Building.
Directions from University Street, turn onto Lovelace Ave., at the stop sign turn right onto Hurt Street. Go straight at the next stop sign and immediately turn right into the parking lot. Kid College staff will be on the sidewalk to greet you and volunteers will be available to escort your child to Gooch Hall.

 

Pick Up location:
There is one pick up location. After each class, children leaving for the day will be escorted to the drop off location (see above). Kid College staff and volunteers will supervise children while they wait in the shady area by the sidewalk for pick up. Pick up will be very similar to pick up at our local schools. Parents will be given a piece of paper with their child’s name printed on it – place the paper in the passenger side dashboard. Kid College staff will assist your child getting in the vehicle. The pick-up line is long at the end of the day. We appreciate your patience as we assist the children in leaving.

 

RAIN POLICY:

If it is raining at pick-up time, for the safety of the children, they will be in the Gooch Auditorium. Please park in a designated parking space and come to Gooch Hall to pick up your child(ren).

 

Picture Day – Wednesday is picture day – Everyone wear their Kid College t-shirt.

 

Open House:

Kid College Open House is Friday evening, June 15, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. All parents, family and friends are invited to drop by and meet the teachers, view displays and watch demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.

 

We look forward to having your child in Kid College. If you have any questions, please call our office at 731-881-7082 or 881-7081.

 

Debbie Mount, Director
Ron Ramage, Co-Coordinator
Melissa Merritt, Co- Coordinator

 

General Registration and Payment Information

Kid College Registration Fees

Kid College - includes Kid College T-Shirt
$30 per class
1 Class = $30
2 Classes = $60
3 Classes = $90
4 Classes = $120
5 Classes = $150

 

Register & pay online on your computer or phone!

  • If child is here all day, they must register for lunch at either 11:00, 12:00, or 1:00.
  • There is not time between classes for snacks.
  • Online payment is for the $30 per class fee only. The supply fee, the smaller amount, beside the class title, is paid on the first day of Kid College. See Supply Fee instructions above.
  • A selection must be made for each hour. If the child will not be taking a class, select: No class at this time.

Payment:

Please have your VISA, MasterCard, or Discover Card ready when you register your child. The registration form cannot be submitted without payment.

 

Meet our Kid College Teachers

(Name followed by years with Kid College)

 

Jason Alexander 2

Angela Ammerman 1

Carrie Autry 7

Chris Baker 5

McKenzie Baker 5

Robin Baker 12

Diane Bell 30

Earl Bell 3

Brenda Black 8

Natalie Fuqua Brent 6

Rick Conger 4

Steve Douglas 4

Taylor Johnson 5

Kaitie Maupin 5

Melissa Maupin 8

Stephen Penick 1

Sheena Scott 3

Julie Simpson 2

Pearlie Sowell 2

Laura Taylor 2

Audrey Waterfield 7

Hilary Webb 8

 

 

 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade (Fall 2018) Class Schedule

*Children attending Kindergarten Fall 2018

 

The dollar amount by class title is the supply fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Please see supply fee instructions in the “Dear Moms and Dads” section.

 

Wednesday is picture day – Wear your Kid College t-shirt

 

9:00 a.m.
Creative Scientist - $8 - FULL
Fitness Fun
Glamour Spa – $10
Jr. Astronauts to the Moon - $10 - FULL
Positively Play Dough - $5 - FULL
Princess Power - $4

 

10:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Mrs. Baker - $5 - FULL
Cheerleading 101 - $4
Chemical Reactions - $10 - FULL
Disc Golf - $5
NEW! Summertime Fun - $10
Drawing Academy - $5 - FULL
Jr. Air and Space Explorers - $10 - FULL

 

11:00 a.m.
American Girl Tea Party - $5
Karate (Beginner)- FULL
Christmas in June - $5
Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $3
LEGO - FULL
Trash to Treasure - $10
Lunch

 

12:00 p.m.
Bowling - $5
Mad Scientists - $10
Wide World of Wheels - $3
American Girl Hair Salon - $5
Music Madness - $2
Lunch - FULL

 

1:00 p.m.
Backyard Farming - $2 - FULL
Basketball 101 - $2 - FULL
Grossology - $5
Jr. Space Camp - $10 - FULL
Kicking It! - $2
Lunch

 

2:00 p.m.
Art Alive - $7 - FULL
Hot Wheels Extravaganza- $8 - FULL
Lab Rats - $7
Storybook Creations- $4
Superheroes of Summer - $3

 

Kindergarten - 2nd Grade (Fall 2018) Class Descriptions

American Girl Doll Hair Salon
Julie Simpson
From braids and curls to ponytails and high buns, get ready to make your 18” doll Red Carpet Ready! Come with any 18” inch doll ready to style her hair for every occasion! Supply Fee: $5.

 

American Girl Tea Party
Audrey Waterfield
It is Tea Party Time! With a new outfit, photo props, and party food, your doll will be ready to attend the Tea Party all prepared by you! You may bring your American Girl Doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Art Alive
Hilary Webb
Awaken your senses as you find your inner artist! For the creative kid that wants to try a little bit of everything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with crafts, paint, pastels, printmaking, collage, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Supply fee covers art supplies. Supply Fee: $7.

 

Backyard Farming
Stephen Penick
Explore popular areas of backyard farming. In this class you will have the opportunity to assemble a wooden beehive, remove honey from the comb and learn how to identify various aspects of a working beehive. You will also learn about raising goats and chickens and have to learn about caring for goats and chickens, have the opportunity to milk a goat and learn how to make cheese. We will also explore gardening in small spaces, focusing on the best plants to make your garden successful. Supply Fee: $2.

 

Basketball 101
Natalie Fuqua Brent
Dribble, pass, shoot!! Basketball fundamentals is where it all begins. Once we have practiced the basics, we will play games and have competitions that all will enjoy! Supply Fee $2.

 

Bowling
Earl Bell, Chris Baker
Let’s get a strike! Hey, it’s a turkey! Oh NO, a gutter ball! Bowling is a fun filled activity that anyone can learn. Real pins, lanes, and bowling balls will teach you how to bowl so you can have the best game ever! We will bowl in this class every day, and we will even have our own tournament on the last day. See you on the lanes! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Breakfast with Mrs. Baker
Robin Baker
Want to be smarter? Breakfast has been referred to as “brain food”, but we all experience the challenge to feed our kids a healthy breakfast before school. Mrs. Baker wants to make breakfast fun, fast, easy, and something kids can enjoy. Allow your kids to be a part of planning and preparing their own breakfast. Just think, how much smarter the world would be, if we all ate breakfast!! Breakfast is only a dollar a day. Cheaper than McDonalds! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Chemical Reactions
Brenda Black
Enter into the world of magic as you explore chemical reactions as it changes before your eyes. See how science and magic are alike, while experimenting with household ingredients. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Cheerleading 101
Kaitie Maupin
Go! Fight! Win! Do you want to learn how to be a “cheer-tastic” cheerleader? Join us to learn basic cheer motions and jumps. You will also learn chants, cheers and even a dance! Come join the Cheer- Nation! Go, Go, G-O, Go Kid College, Go! Supply Fee: $4.

 

“Christmas In June”
Robin Baker
How would you like to celebrate Christmas twice a year? Come join Mrs. Baker at Santa’s Workshop, located on the 3rd floor of Gooch Hall during Kid College week. Elves are needed to help her make Christmas candy, cupcakes, cookies, and treats. This year there will be a special visit from Santa himself. The cost to travel to the North Pole is $5. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Creative Scientist
Sheena Scott
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Do you like science experiments? Join Mrs. Sheena’s Crafty Scientist class to explore your artistic side through hands on projects with a mix of science! Let’s get creative with science! Supply Fee: $8.

 

Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Taylor Johnson
ROAR! Are dinosaurs your favorite toy? Do you like to pretend you’re a dinosaur, or love to learn about dinosaurs? Then, Ms. Taylor’s Dawn of the Dinosaurs is for you! In Dawn of the Dinosaurs, you will not only learn about dinosaurs, but will dig up dinosaur fossils and create your own dinosaur! You will see all kinds of dinosaurs and recreate some things dinosaurs did while here on Earth! Supply Fee: $3

 

Disc Golf
Laura Taylor
Come learn how to drive, approach, and hit the chains various techniques and tricks in the rising sport of Disc Golf. This is a very inexpensive sport to get involved in, and it is FUN for the whole family! Especially since there’s a course right here in town. Please bring a hand towel as you will use this to work on technique and form of throws prior to using a disc. Take home your own disc. Supply Fee $5 .

 

Drawing Academy
Hilary Webb
Do you like to draw? Enter the studio and stretch your drawing skills using the tricks of line, shape, form, space, texture, shading, color, perspective and proportion to create drawings that explode off the page. Everyone can draw better with just a few tips and some practice. Supply fee covers a variety of drawing supplies and quality papers. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Fitness Fun
Laura Taylor
Come break away from technology and electronics and climb, crawl, run, jump and have fun. You will be introduced to cardio and strength-training exercises bundled into a whole lot of fun. Enjoy the fresh air in the quad while using your body weight, (possible) fitness equipment, peers in the class, and your imagination to develop healthy exercise habits for life.

 

Glamour Spa
Pearlie Sowell
Enjoy a fun week of facial, manicures, pedicures and with sweet-smelling lotions and potions and yummy treats. What better way to enjoy a week of primping, chatting while sampling delicious spa goodies. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Grossology
Carrie Autry
Sometimes it’s stinky. Sometimes it’s crusty. And sometimes it’s slimy. But hey, it’s your body! If you wallow in the grosser side of life, you may want to become a more experienced Grossologist. Enjoy a gross intro to barf, boogers, poop, diarrhea, ear wax.....oh, that’s just.....GROSS!!! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Hot Wheels Extravaganza
Carrie Autry
Celebrate Summer! Celebrate fun! Celebrate Hot Wheels! Rev up your engines and join the amazing Hot Wheels Extravaganza! Race your brand new Hot Wheels car against the best. Safety first as new racing helmets are designed and painted. Supply Fee: $8

 

Jr. Air and Space Explorers
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
What makes an airplane fly? Have we ever been to another planet? Why is it called a shooting star if it isn’t even a star? Come with us and find out the answers to the mysteries of all things that fly, from airplanes and hot air balloons, to space shuttles and rockets. Fun and messy hands on experiments will even show us all about astronomy and the night sky, including a ride on the HOVERCRAFT! Remember, keep looking UP! Team awards such as the Wright Brothers award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Jr. Astronauts to the Moon
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
Would you like to walk on the Moon? NASA is looking for astronauts ready to take the biggest adventure ever, a trip to the Moon!! You will train like an astronaut, go to the Moon with your crew, and even get to look at REAL Moon rocks! This is a once in a lifetime chance for an out of this world experience! Group awards such as the Best Lunar Flight award will also be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Jr. Space Camp
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut? Can you imagine what it would be like to float, eat, sleep, and even work in “outer space”? NASA is ready for YOU and we will train you in this class like real NASA astronauts! After your training, you even get to “fly” your own mission in space. Group awards such as the Teamwork award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Karate (Beginner)
Rick Conger
Want to develop self-confidence and self-discipline while learning the exciting skills of traditional karate? The physical skills of karate include stretching, coordination, balance, and reactions. The karate student learns stances, blocking, punching and kicking along will putting these skills together into preset routines. Learn the ABC’s of self-defense. This is a fun and energetic class that challenges both the mind and body.

 

Kicking It!
Taylor Johnson
Are you interested in soccer? Do you already play soccer? Are you looking for an active class to work on your skills? If you are, then Coach J’s soccer class is for you! You will be learning skills and positions needed to play the game. Soccer is a growing sport, and is a great way to be active and have fun. So the question is: are you ready to kick it? Bring your soccer ball! (Please no cleats! Shin guards will not be necessary) Supply Fee $2.

 

Lab Rats
Sheena Scott
Mixing, separating, dissolving, melting, and more! Does this sound like fun to you? Join Mrs. Sheena’s Lab Rats Messin’ with Mixtures Science class. Get ready for some mixing science you will never forget. Supply Fee: $7.

 

LEGO’s - Early Simple Machines
Steve Douglas
You will build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and many more. By playing with and manipulating the models, you will experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Duplo’s are used for projects. You will work in teams of two or three students. Due to the number of kits available: this class has limited enrollment and multiple sessions cannot be offered.

 

Magnificent Mad Science
Brenda Black
Hey Kid’s let’s have fun and walk in the shoes of a Mad Scientist. Come explore the world of learning and fun in a scientific environment. You will discover scientific learning as you walk through a fun world of science. Please bring a shoe box. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Musical Madness!
Angela Ammerman
Do you LOVE moving and grooving and getting your song on? Make friends with music as we play instruments, sing songs, and dance the day away! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Positively Play Dough
Julie Simpson
Is there anything better than play dough? We don’t think so! Take this class to learn how to make every kind of play dough you could imagine! From kool-aid play dough to edible play dough, you will love it all! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Princess Power
Kaitie Maupin
Do you love princesses, tiaras, sparkles & fun? If so, you can’t miss this class! You will make lots of crafts, all with princess themes. If you are all about the princesses, you will LOVE this class! Supply Fee: $4.

 

Storybook Creations
Kaitie Maupin
Do you love books? In this class, you will watch your favorite storybooks come to life! We will read a new story every day and then create a craft about the story. If you love to hear stories and make things, this is the class for you! Supply Fee: $4.

 

Summertime Fun - NEW!
Kids, are you looking for the perfect Summer activities for kids? Stop your search here! Boys and Girls it's Summertime and that means Fun Time....Come for a fun and cool experience that will spark creativity throughout the summertime. Plus enjoy a Summertime snack. Supply Fee: $10.

 

 

Superheroes of Summer
Taylor Johnson
Calling all superheroes! This is Talented Taylor looking for your help. I need to practice my superhero skills, so I can save the day this summer! In Superheroes of Summer, you will learn how to turn everyday acts into being heroic! Besides learning superhero skills, you can enjoy superhero activities: creating your own superhero, bean bag the bad guy, and other super skills! This will make you ready to be a superhero all summer, and hopefully all year long! See you at Superheroes of Summer. Supply Fee: $3.

 

Trash to Treasure
Pearlie Sowell
That will help restore the environment. You will discover how to recycle, create, and design, craft with trash and duct tape. Get ready! Let’s have fun recycling trash into beautiful arts and crafts. Duct Tape Mania! Supply Fee: $10.

 

Wide World of Wheels
Audrey Waterfield
Explore! Learn! Touch! Join us while we spend the week exploring vehicles of kinds, from military vehicles to a food truck, and even something off the farm. If you want to hear some sirens, measure wheels, and eat food from some of the coolest vehicles in the world this class is for you! Supply Fee: $3.

 

3rd-5th Grade (Fall 2018) Class Schedule

The dollar amount by class title is the supply fee paid to the instructor on the first day of class. Please see supply fee instructions in the “Dear Moms and Dads” section.

 

Wednesday is picture day – Wear your Kid College t-shirt

 

9:00 a.m.
Adv. Phun Physics - $2
Breakfast with Mrs. Baker - $5
Karate (Beginner)
Chemical Reactions - $10 - FULL
Dawn of the Dinosaurs - $3
Drawing Academy - $5 - FULL

 

10:00 a.m.
Advanced Karate
Positively Play Dough - $5
Superheroes of Summer - $3
Phun with Physics - $2 - FULL
LEGO- FULL
Creative Scientist - $8 - FULL
Etiquette Fun Factory - $5
The Voice - $2

 

11:00 a.m.
Astronauts to the Moon - $10
Paint Lab - $10 - FULL
Adventures in Engineering - $7 - FULL
Fitness Fun
We’ve Got Spirit! - $4
Mad Scientists - $10
Lunch

 

12:00 p.m.
Art Alive - $7 - FULL
Christmas in June - $5
Heroes in Uniform - $3
Softball
Hot Wheels Extravaganza - $8
Air and Space Explorers - $10
Lunch FULL

 

1:00 p.m.
American Girl Hair Salon - $5
Bowling - $5
Creative Computers - $5
Lab Rats - $7
Oh My Origami! - $3
Viva Violin - $10
Wide World of Wheels - $3
Lunch

 

2:00 p.m.
Adv. Space Camp - $10
American Girl Tea Party - $5
Backyard Farming - $2 - FULL
Basketball 102 - $2 - FULL
Disc Golf - $5
Drumstix Kids - $6

 

3rd-5th Grade (Fall 2018) Class Descriptions

Advanced Phun with Physics
Jason Alexander
Scientists and engineers explore the universe by making observations. This takes things like telescopes, microscopes, and spectrometers. These are all types of things called instruments. In advanced Phun with Physics we will build our very own real instruments and then be able to take them home to continue exploring. We will also get to do some experiments with small programmable computers and sensors, just like university science students. Supply Fee: $2.

 

Advanced Space Camp
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
Living in space….the ULTIMATE adventure! Don’t NASA astronauts have the most amazing job? They get to live and work in space, and they do amazing things, like work to cure cancer and make life better for us here on Earth. Now YOU can train like a real NASA astronaut and even “fly” a mission to space with your crew, working on real science experiments. Individual awards such as The Right Stuff and group awards such as the Best Patch award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply Fee: $10

 

Adventures in Engineering
Sheena Scott
Interested in becoming an engineer, scientist or architect? Begin your adventure here with hands on project experience building and designing. No engineering experience needed, just the desire to learn! So get your thinking caps on and build something to remember! Supply Fee: $7.

 

Air and Space Explorers
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
Hey, did you know that NASA has an airplane the lets you know what it is like to float in space? It is nicknamed the “vomit comet”! Let’s explore all the things that fly or float in space! We will find out why an airplane flies, how to make a hot air balloon, and even do fun, messy and hands on experiments that show us about life on other planets, including a ride on the HOVERCRAFT! The sky is FULL of adventure; let’s go on the ultimate journey…the journey through air and space! Team and individual awards such as the Wright Brothers award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp Scholarship. Supply Fee: $10.

 

American Girl Doll Hair Salon
Julie Simpson
From braids and curls to ponytails and high buns, get ready to make your 18” doll Red Carpet Ready! Come with any 18” inch doll ready to style her hair for every occasion! Supply Fee: $5.

 

American Girl Tea Party
Audrey Waterfield
It is Tea Party Time! With a new outfit, photo props, and party food, your doll will be ready to attend the Tea Party all prepared by you! You may bring your American Girl Doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Art Alive
Hilary Webb
Awaken your senses as you find your inner artist! For the creative kid that wants to try a little bit of everything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with crafts, paint, pastels, printmaking, collage, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Supply fee covers art supplies. Supply Cost $7.

 

Astronauts to the Moon
Diane Bell, McKenzie Baker
Did you know that only 12 people have EVER walked on the Moon? Imagine if you could train just like those astronauts that went on the greatest adventure ever! Well, you will train like real NASA lunar astronauts, fly to the Moon, perform amazing science experiments, and even look at REAL Moon rocks! Next time you look at the Moon, just remember that you could travel there in this class! Individual awards such as Superior Trainee and group awards such as the Best Lunar Flight award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply fee is $10.

 

Backyard Farming
Stephen Penick
Explore popular areas of backyard farming. In this class you will have the opportunity to assemble a wooden beehive, remove honey from the comb and learn how to identify various aspects of a working beehive. You will also learn about raising goats and chickens and have to learn about caring for goats and chickens, have the opportunity to milk a goat and learn how to make cheese. We will also explore gardening in small spaces, focusing on the best plants to make your garden successful. Supply Fee: $2.

 

Basketball 102
Natalie Fuqua Brent
Gotcha!, hot shot, and pickup games just to name a few, basketball class will be filled with fun along with learning the fundamentals, too! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Bowling
Earl Bell, Chris Baker
Want to impress your friends? Well, having the highest bowling score when you go with your friends and family will do the trick! If you bowl every weekend or have never held a bowling ball, we can teach you how to be better! Real balls, pins, and lanes will be used for us to bowl in this class, and we will have a tournament on the last day. Get ready for fun on the lanes…no bumpers allowed! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Breakfast with Mrs. Baker
Robin Baker
Want to be smarter? Breakfast has been referred to as “brain food”, but we all experience the challenge to feed our kids a healthy breakfast before school. Mrs. Baker wants to make breakfast fun, fast, easy, and something kids can enjoy. Allow your kids to be a part of planning and preparing their own breakfast. Just think, how much smarter the world would be, if we all ate breakfast!! Breakfast is only a dollar a day. Cheaper than McDonalds! Supply Fee $5.

 

Chemical Reactions
Brenda Black
Enter into the world of magic as you explore chemical reactions as it changes before your eyes. See how science and magic are alike, while experimenting with household ingredients. Supply Fee: $10.

 

“Christmas In June”
Robin Baker
How would you like to celebrate Christmas twice a year? Come join Mrs. Baker at Santa’s Workshop, located on the 3rd floor of Gooch Hall during Kid College week. Elves are needed to help her make Christmas candy, cupcakes, cookies, and treats. This year there will be a special visit from Santa himself. The cost to travel to the North Pole is $5..

 

Creative Scientist
Sheena Scott
Do you enjoy arts and crafts? Do you like science experiments? Join Mrs. Sheena’s Crafty Scientist class to explore your artistic side through hands on projects with a mix of science! Let’s get creative with science! Supply Fee: $8.

 

Creative Computers
Hilary Webb
Dig deeper into your tech skills with this creative computer class. You will learn fun and exciting tricks in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, as you explore the world of graphic design. Supply fee covers printing costs. Supply Fee $5.

 

Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Taylor Johnson
ROAR! Are dinosaurs your favorite toy? Do you like to pretend you’re a dinosaur, or love to learn about dinosaurs? Then, Ms. Taylor’s Dawn of the Dinosaurs is for you! In Dawn of the Dinosaurs, you will not only learn about dinosaurs, but will dig up dinosaur fossils and create your own dinosaur! You will see all kinds of dinosaurs and recreate some things dinosaurs did while here on Earth! Supply Fee: $3.

 

Disc Golf
Laura Taylor
Come learn how to drive, approach, and hit the chains various techniques and tricks in the rising sport of Disc Golf. This is a very inexpensive sport to get involved in, and it is FUN for the whole family! Especially since there’s a course right here in town. Please bring a hand towel as you will use this to work on technique and form of throws prior to using a disc. Take home your own disc. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Drawing Academy
Hilary Webb
Do you like to draw? Enter the studio and stretch your drawing skills using the tricks of line, shape, form, space, texture, shading, color, perspective and proportion to create drawings that explode off the page. Everyone can draw better with just a few tips and some practice. Supply fee covers a variety of drawing supplies and quality papers. Supply Fee $5.

 

Drumstix Kids
Angela Ammerman
Want to learn how to drum along with your favorite bands? Learn the basics of African Drumming and Taiko drumming while jamming out to your favorite tunes! Take home your own drum sticks. Supply Fee: $6.

 

The Etiquette Fun Factory
Sheena Scott
Out of school and bored?! Help is on the way!! We will learn etiquette with enthusiasm as we encourage face to face relationships, kindness, friendship, sharing. We will learn proper manners for dining as well as how to write proper thank you notes. A great atmosphere for curiosity, zaniness, good behavior, brilliance and imagination! Supply fee $5.

 

Fitness Fun
Laura Taylor
Come break away from technology and electronics and climb, crawl, run, jump and have fun. You will be introduced to cardio and strength-training exercises bundled into a whole lot of fun. Enjoy the fresh air in the quad while using your body weight, (possible) fitness equipment, peers in the class, and your imagination to develop healthy exercise habits for life.

 

Heroes in Uniform
Taylor Johnson
Have you ever heard: “Calling all available units! This is your commander speaking.”? Or: “I’m sorry you don’t feel well. Tell me what is bothering you.”? What about: “Fire! Fire!” Those may just be phrases you have heard on TV, but they are all phrases that our Heroes in Uniform have heard. Heroes wear many types of uniforms: Police uniforms, Doctor Coats, Fire Fighter jackets, etc. You will discover what these heroes do on a daily basis by meeting a few of them. Supply fee: $3

 

Hot Wheels Extravaganza
Carrie Autry
Celebrate Summer! Celebrate fun! Celebrate Hot Wheels! Rev up your engines and join the amazing Hot Wheels Extravaganza! Race your brand new Hot Wheels car against the best. Safety first as new racing helmets are designed and painted. Supply Fee: $8.

 

Karate (Beginner)
Rick Conger
Want to develop self-confidence and self-discipline while learning the exciting skills of traditional karate? The physical skills of karate include stretching, coordination, balance, and reactions. The karate student learns stances, blocking, punching and kicking along will putting these skills together into preset routines. Learn the ABC’s of self-defense. This is a fun and energetic class that challenges both the mind and body.

 

Lab Rats
Sheena Scott
Mixing, separating, dissolving, melting, and more! Does this sound like fun to you? Join Mrs. Sheena’s Lab Rats Messin’ with Mixtures Science class. Get ready for some mixing science you will never forget. Supply Fee: $7.

 

LEGO’s - Simple and Powered Machines
Steve Douglas
Like LEGOs? You will work as young scientists, engineers, and designers as you build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms. You will work in teams of two or three students. Due to the number of kits available: this class has limited enrollment and multiple sessions cannot be offered.

 

Magnificent Mad Science
Brenda Black
Hey Kid’s let’s have fun and walk in the shoes of a Mad Scientist. Come explore the world of learning and fun in a scientific environment. You will discover scientific learning as you walk through a fun world of science. Please bring a shoe box. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Oh My Origami!
Kaitie Maupin
It’s amazing what you can do with a piece of paper! Come and see all the fantastic creations you can make, just by folding paper. Watch your piece of paper transform into animals, shapes, flowers and other figures. You don’t want to miss this class! Supply Fee: $3.

 

Paint Lab
Hilary Webb
Do you love to paint? Enter the painting studio and create masterpieces of your own using a variety of paints, styles and techniques. Surprise yourself with what you can do with paint! Supply Fee $10.

 

Phun with Physics
Jason Alexander
Want to learn about how stuff around and inside you works and build some cool stuff at the same time? From lightning bolts to laser beams, you will discover what happens when you take ordinary things like your favorite cereal box, old dvds, wiggly Jell-O, and fuzzy socks and do some awesome science with it. Supply Fee: $2.

 

Positively Play Dough
Julie Simpson
Is there anything better than play dough? We don’t think so! Take this class to learn how to make every kind of play dough you could imagine! From kool-aid play dough to edible play dough, you will love it all! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Softball- Play like a Girl
Laura Taylor
Fielding, catching, throwing, swinging, these are just some of the things you will learn and improve on during your time in softball. Be sure to bring your glove the duration of the week. The bat(s) will be provided. At the end of the week, you will show others why you are proud to play like a girl.

 

Superheroes of Summer
Taylor Johnson
Calling all superheroes! This is Talented Taylor looking for your help. I need to practice my superhero skills, so I can save the day this summer! In Superheroes of Summer, you will learn how to turn everyday acts into being heroic! Besides learning superhero skills, you can enjoy superhero activities: creating your own superhero, bean bag the bad guy, and other super skills! This will make you ready to be a superhero all summer, and hopefully all year long! See you at Superheroes of Summer. Supply Fee: $3.

 

Viva Violin!
Angela Ammerman
Have you always wanted to play the violin? Now is your chance to learn to play a little bit of Mozart, a little bit of Bach, and a little bit of STAR WARS! Sign up today to see how you like the violin! Supply Fee: $10 (violins rental fee)

 

The Voice at UT Martin!
Angela Ammerman
Are you a rock star at heart? Join forces with your fellow singers in THE VOICE at UT Martin! Enjoy singing along with your friends and even by yourself as you surge to the top of the charts in this awesome camp! Supply Fee: $2.

 

We’ve Got Spirit!
Kaitie Maupin
If you are or want to be a cheerleaders, from bow to toe, this is where you belong! You will learn motions, jumps, cheers, chants and dances, plus super fun cheer games. If you want to sharpen up skills you already have or if you’re learning for the first time, you will love this class! WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO! WE’VE GOT SPIRIT, HOW ‘BOUT YOU? Supply Fee: $4.

 

Wide World of Wheels
Audrey Waterfield
Explore! Learn! Touch! Join us while we spend the week exploring vehicles of kinds, from military vehicles to a food truck, and even something off the farm. If you want to hear some sirens, measure wheels, and eat food from some of the coolest vehicles in the world this class is for you! Supply Fee: $3.

 

Dates: Monday-Thursday, June 25-28, 2018

Time: 8:30AM-12:15PM

Registration Fee: $95 per student

 

Location: UT Martin Parsons Center, 975 Tennessee Ave. North, Parsons, TN 38363

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a four-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2018 through the 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun-learning experience. Children will be divided into small groups based on the grade they will be in Fall 2018 and will rotate through the courses each day. We have an exciting four days planned for your child. To help our program operate smoothly, we have the following reminders:

 

Prior to Kid College: Register your child in advance.

Registration fee: $95 and includes a Kid College T-Shirt and supplies.

 

Drop Off/Pick Up

First morning. Please park and accompany your child to the Lobby to pick up their nametag and t-shirt. Following the first morning, we will have curb side drop off. Parents will pick up students in their last class of the day.

June 28 – Open House

Open House – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. All parents, family and friends are invited to drop by and meet the teachers, view displays and watch demonstrations. Refreshments will be served. We look forward to having your child in Kid College.

 

If you have any questions, please call our office at (731) 881-7081.

 

Kelli Deere, Director, UT Martin Parsons Center

Debbie Mount, Director, Non-Degree Programs

 

Watch for e-mails with additional Kid College information.

 

Kid College Classes

Theatre Games for the Young’ns

Shane Bridges

Would your child love to try acting, but is a bit afraid to give it a try? Theatre Games for the Young’ns makes acting accessible to the child by utilizing fun, collaborative games and exercises which teach the values of working together, listening, and creating. Students should wear non-restrictive clothing in which they can easily move, and be prepared to have fun and acquire self-confidence and communication skills which will benefit them the rest of their lives.

 

Wild About Animals

Amanda Pearcy

Experience a first-hand look at the life of animals. Students will learn about wild and domesticated animals. We will study, learn, use art, and do scientific experiments to learn about the different classifications of both warm and cold blooded animals. Be prepared for a crazy week and get ready for what wacky and wild critters will show up!

 

An Art Adventure!

Cary Haggard

Ahoy, Matey! Do you think you have what it takes to be a pirate? Come explore the sights and sounds of the ocean as you follow the map to find the hidden treasure! You will travel the sea while experimenting through the use of balance, sensory, watercolors, and more. Come build your own boat and master the “Art Adventure!”

 

Dinosaur Fun!

Whitney Crider

ROARRRRR! Do you like to pretend you’re a dinosaur or love to learn about dinosaurs? If so, this class is for you! You will not only learn about dinosaurs, but will dig up fossils and create your own dinosaur! You will see a variety of dinosaurs and recreate things dinosaurs did while here on Earth! Dino-Camp is filled with age-appropriate themed activities, crafts, and games all led by one of our enthusiastic instructors. We are confident that when students leave Kid College, they more knowledgeable and will have memories to last a lifetime! Please join us for an awesome week of fun! You are sure to have a blast.

 

Dates: July 9-13, 2018

Time: 8:30-11:45AM

Registration Fee: $95 per student.

Location: UT Martin McNairy County/Selmer Center, 1269 Tennessee Ave., Selmer, TN 38375

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a five-day program from July 9-13 for children who will attend Kindergarten in Fall 2018 through the 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun learning experience. We have many interesting and exciting courses. Children will be divided into small groups based on their grade and rotate through the series of classes. To ensure your child has a wonderful experience at Kid College:

  • Nametags will be provided and should be worn daily.
  • Provide a backpack for supplies
  • Label Everything!
  • Children will be supervised at all times
  • Please call us at (731)646-1636 if your child will be absent.

 

Morning arrival & Pick Up:

Parents are asked to park and bring their child(ren) to the center’s lobby. Staff will greet your child and escort them to their classroom. When Kid College is over, parents are asked to return to the lobby to pick up their child(ren).

Wednesday is Picture Day – Wear your Kid College T-Shirt!

Watch for e-mails with additional Kid College information.

 

Alan Youngerman
 Director, UT Martin Selmer Center

 

Debbie Mount
 Director, UT Martin Non-Degree Programs

 

Kid College Classes

Fun with Science

Kari Hughes

Explore different branches of science with fun, hands-on projects. Kids will be working with fossils, making rockets, and other fun experiments. We will have lots of fun while learning basic science concepts!

 

Amazing Race from UTM (Selmer) to Across the World

Diane Dierks

Do you like adventures, competition and challenges? If so, this will be the highlight of your summer. Come ready to work as a team to overcome obstacles and bypass roadblocks to become the next Amazing Race Winners! From trying new food to participating in a cultural experience, you are guaranteed to become a team player, make friends and not wanting the week to end. As a team you will need to come with courage, tennis shoes, willingness to try new things and ready to work as a team as we travel through Ireland, Germany, India, Thailand, Africa. Will you become the first UTM (Selmer) Amazing Race Winners?

 

World Tour

Kelly Castleman Smith

Come enjoy a week of learning about places all over the world! It will be a week of adventure to destinations all around the world! Come ready to try new foods too! We will tour Ireland ,Germany, India, Thailand, and Africa. Visitors will be coming to add items to see and talk about their time living in or visiting these countries.

 

Date: July 11-13, 2018 - CANCELLED

Time: 8:00AM-12:10PM

Registration Fee: $75 per student

Locations: UT Martin Ripley Center, 315 S. Washington Street, Ripley, TN 38063

 

 

Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a three-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2018 through the 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun-learning experience. Children will be divided into small groups based on the grade they will be in Fall 2018 and will rotate through the courses each day. We have an exciting three days planned for your child. To help our program operate smoothly, we have the following reminders:

PRIOR TO KID COLLEGE:

Register your child in advance.

Registration fee: $75 and includes a Kid College T-Shirt and supplies.

Drop Off:

First morning. Please park and accompany your child to the Lobby to pick up their name tag and t-shirt.
Day 2-3: We will have curb side drop-off.

Pick up:

We will have curb side pick-up each day.
On Friday, parents will come to open house at 12 p.m. July 13
Open House:
Open House – 12:00 Noon to 1:00 p.m. All parents, family and friends are invited to drop by and meet the teachers, view displays and watch demonstrations. Refreshments will be served.

 

We look forward to having your child in Kid College. If you have any questions, please call our office at (731)221-8778.

 

Yalanda Parr
UT Martin Resource Specialist and Camp Coordinator

 

Dr. Simpfronia Taylor
Director, UT Martin Ripley Center

 

Kid College Classes and Schedule

Schedule:

8:00.................Arrival

8:15-10:00.....Class 1

10:00-10:30...Break

10:30-12:10...Class 2

12:10................Dismissal

 

LEGOS -Early Simple Machines

Students in Kindergarten (Fall 2018)–2nd Grade

You will build fun and simple models like a seesaw, rolling vehicle, spinning top, raft, and more. By playing and manipulating the modes, you will experience pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels & axles, while exploring energy, buoyancy, and balance. Duplo’s are used for projects. You will work in teams of two or three students

 

Simple and Powered Machines

Students in 3rd–5th Grade

Like LEGOs? You will work as young scientists, engineers, and designers as you build and explore machines and mechanisms, investigate motorized machines, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanisms. You will work in teams of two or three students.

 

Fitness Fun

All Ages

What’s more fun than picking up a book? Picking up your feet! These simple activities will get you moving! Challenge yourself to Go farther; Jump Higher; Last longer. Show off your winning moves and have a great time with your friends!

 

Date: June 11-15, 2018

Time: 8:30AM-11:50AM

Cost: $95 per student

Location: UT Martin Somerville Center, 214 Lakeview Road, Somerville, TN 38068

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a five-day program from June 11-15 for children who will attend Kindergarten in Fall 2018 through the 5th grade. Our goal for Kid College is to provide your child an opportunity to have a fun learning experience. Children will be divided into small groups based on their grade and rotate through the series of classes.

To ensure your child has a wonderful experience at Kit College:

  • Nametags will be provided and should be worn daily.
  • Provide a backpack for supplies.
  • Label everything!
  • Children will be supervised at all times.
  • Please call us at (901)465-7313 if your child will be absent.

Morning Arrival and Pick Up:

Parents are asked to park and bring child(ren) to the center’s lobby. Staff will greet your child and escort them to the classroom. When Kid College is over, parents are asked to return to the lobby to pick up their child(ren).

Wednesday is Picture Day -- Wear Your Kid College T-Shirt!

 

Watch for emails with additional Kid College information.

 

Kara Tapp

Director, UT Martin Somerville Center

 

Debbie Mount

Director, Non-Degree Programs

UT Martin

 

Kid College Classes and Schedule

Monday Only:

8:00 a.m .......... Meet and Greet; Tour of the Center

 

Monday-Friday:

8:30-9:30a.m. .......... Class 1

9:40-10:40a.m. .......... Class 2

10:50-11:50a.m. .......... Class 3

 

Friday only:

11:50-12:15 .......... Open House (Parents are invited to visit the classrooms and see what the children have done at Kid College)

 

Kids Science Explorers

Donna Burrus

Are you a young scientist? Do you love to pick up bugs and dig in the soil, or dream of traveling through space? Come explore with us in Kids Science Explorers. Discover, imagine, and create with fun hands-on science activities. Bring your questions! As a Kid Science Explorer, you will take home goodies to make sure you have fun discovering science all summer long!

 

Learning Across America: Hiking Along a Trail of Discovery

Julian Stanz

Have you looked around and wondered about what you see around you? You live in such a big and complex country; wouldn’t it be awesome to learn about a little about it? You might wonder about where you live, where Tennessee is, or even what awesome things your state and country are known for. The answer is like a trail, and hiking it will be a really cool adventure. Come learn—all across America.

 

All Aboard!!

Megan Burnett

Anchors away as we set sail on a reading adventure around the world. As sailors, we will travel the world and explore different kinds of book and stories from different countries. With our worldly craft-ivities we will learn what makes a good book. Hold on to your hats…off to great places we go!

 

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