UT Martin Kid College


110 Gooch Hall

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(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.

 

Kid College

 

Dates: June 12-16, 2017

 

Registration is now closed. If you would still like to register, come to Gooch 110 on Monday, June 12.

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a 5-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2017 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 for the first class and $25 for each additional class. Registration fee includes T-shirt. Payment is due when you register your child.

 

Free Time (for Kid College Children only):
You may schedule one hour of free time, in addition to lunch, if your child enrolls in four or more classes. This is a supervised period when children play games (inside and outside) or watch videos.

 

Outside Classes:
Many of our classes are held outside--including but not limited to: Football, Cheerleading, Karate, 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 12 – 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 this year.
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 16, 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
Rom Ramage, Co-Coordinator
Melissa Merritt, Co- Coordinator

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is Kid College?

June 12 – 16

How old does a child have to be to go to Kid College?

Going to Kindergarten in Fall 2017.

My child just finished 5th Grade, can they come to Kid College?

Yes

How do I register my child for Kid College?

Register online at: http://www.utm.edu/departments/nondegree/courses/children/kidcollege.php. Select: Register Now!

When is payment due?

Payment is due at the time you register your child.

Are there discounts for siblings?

No

What is the cost?

$30 for the first class and $25 for each additional class. Registration fee includes T-shirt.

Where are the classes held?

Classes are in Gooch Hall and outside in the QUAD.

What is Free Time?

This is a supervised period when children play games (inside and outside) or watch videos. Child must take a minimum of 4 other classes to register for Free Time.

Do I pay for Free Time?

No.

Does my child have to register for Lunch?

If your child is here all day, they must register for a lunch.

Can my child eat a snack between classes?

No. There is not time for children to eat a snack.

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

What do we do the first day?

Plan to arrive 15 to 20 minutes prior to your child’s first class to pick up his/her Nametag and T-Shirt. They will be set up in front of Gooch Hall. After the first day, arrive 10 minutes before first class.

When do I pay the 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.

Who do I give the supply fee to?

A Supply Fee Drop Off Box will be on the front table in the Lobby. The labeled (Child’s Name & Class or Teacher’s Name) envelope(s) may be dropped in the box. Kid College Staff will deliver the supply fees to the instructors.

Does my child need to bring their lunch?

Yes. If they are registered for Lunch, then need to bring their lunch and a drink. The Food Cart is not open this year.

Does my child need to wear their t-shirt every day?

No.

Wednesday is Picture Day! Children are encouraged to wear their Kid College T-Shirt.

Where do I bring my child?

After the first morning, we have a supervised 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.

Where do I pick up my child?

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.

Where do I pick up my child if it is raining?

For the safety of the children, they will be in the Gooch Auditorium. Please park in a designed parking space and come to Gooch Hall to pick up your child(ren).

When is Open House?

Kid College Open House is Friday evening, June 16, 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.

 

General Registration and Payment Information

Kid College Registration Fees
Kid College - includes Kid College T-Shirt
$30 for the first class and $25 per class for each additional class.
1 Class = $30
2 Classes = $55
3 Classes = $80
4 Classes = $105
5 Classes = $130

 

Easy Ways to Register:

  1. Online: Kid College: www.utm.edu/departments/ecos/courses/children/kidcollege.php
  2. Office: 110 Gooch Hall, Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – Noon, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Payment:
Cash: Please bring exact amount to 110 Gooch.
Check: Make check payable to UT Martin and mail to: Kid College, 110 Gooch, Martin, TN 38238.
Debit/Credit Card: Visa, MasterCard, Discover

 

Meet our Kid College Teachers

Jason Alexander 1

Carrie Autry 3

Chris Baker 4

Heather Bell Baker 21

Lauren Baker 6

McKenzie Baker 4

Robin Baker 11

Diane Bell 29

Earl Bell 2

Brenda Black 7

Rick Conger 3

Steve Douglas 4

Natalie Fuqua 5

Todd Little

Kaitie Maupin 3

Melissa Maupin 6

Ryne Reynolds 4

Sheena Scott 2

Hannah Simpson 4

Pearlie Sowell 1

Laura Taylor 2

Hilary Webb 6

 

Kindergarten* - 2nd Grade Class Schedule

*Children attending Kindergarten Fall 2017

 

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.
Jr. Space Camp-ISS Mission – $10
Dance Camp – $2 - FULL
Drawing Studio – $5 - FULL
Softball-Play Like a Girl
Investigate Objects in Motion – $5
Football Fun -FULL
Free Time

 

10:00 a.m.
Karate - FULL
Jr. Exploring the Night Sky – $10 - FULL
Breakfast with Mrs. Baker – $5 - FULL
American Girl Hair Salon – $5 - FULL
Messin’ with Mixtures – $7 - FULL
Free Time

 

11:00 a.m.
LEGO- Early Simple Machines - FULL
Painting Studio - $10 - FULL
Chemical Reactions – $8
Hot Wheels Extravaganza – $10 - FULL
Pretty as a Princess – $5
Lunch - FULL

 

12:00 p.m.
Bowling–$5 - FULL
Christmas in June – $5
Magnificent Mad Scientists – $8 FULL
Kid College Chorus – $2
Trash to Treasure – $10
Lunch - FULL

 

1:00 p.m.
Basketball 101 – $2 - FULL
Jr. Space Camp-Mars Mission – $10
American Girl Costume Party – $5 - FULL
Cheerleading – $5
Duct Tape Craft Projects – $10
Lunch
Free Time

 

2:00 p.m.
Kids Kitchen Challenge – $5 - FULL
Lil Kickers 101 (Soccer) - FULL
D.I.Y Dreamers – $10
Grossology – $8
Magnificent Mad Scientists – $8
Free Time

 

Kindergarten* - 2nd Grade Class Descriptions

American Girl Costume Party
Lauren Baker
Hello fashionista, this is the class for you! With pom poms, tutus, and poodle skirts too, your doll will be ready to try out her new costumes made by you! In this class you will learn what it takes to design and produce doll costumes. You may bring your American Girl doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee: $5.

 

American Girl Doll Hair Salon
Hannah 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.

 

Basketball 101
Natalie Fuqua
Dribble, Pass, Shoot!! Those are the fundamentals of basketball that will be taught. This is the beginner class that teaches the basics while also playing games for fun. Gotcha! And one on one are just a few of the games to be played! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Bowling
Earl Bell and Chris Baker
STRIKE!! In baseball, that may be a bad thing, but in bowling a strike is always FUN! Get ready to bowl! Real pins, balls, and lanes are used to teach you how to bowl and improve your score. Bowling is such a fun time, and everyone gets to participate! 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
Everyone wants to be smart! Breakfast has been referred to as brain food, but we all experience the challenge to feed our kids healthy foods and get out the door in time for school. Mrs. Baker wants to make breakfast fun, easy, and something your kids will enjoy. Allow your kids to be a part of planning and preparing their own breakfast. Just think, if we all ate breakfast, how much smarter the world would be!!! Supply Fee $5.

 

Cheerleading 101
Hannah Simpson
Grab your pom poms because this class will be something to cheer about! Get ready to learn all about motions, jumps, cheers, and chants, and basic stunting, while having tons of fun! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Chemical Reactions
Brenda Black
Science is like magic? Yes! Some tricks work because they are based on the scientific principles. So Abracadabra.... Let’s set up a lab and experiment with magical, chemical reactions! Supply Fee: $8.

 

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

 

Dance Camp
Lauren Baker
5,6,7,8…Are you ready to learn moves that are great? In this class we will travel through ballet, jazz, and hip hop basics. At the end of the week you will even get a chance to show off your new dance moves! Supply Fee: $2.

 

D.I.Y. Dreamers
Hannah Simpson
Watch out, everyone, Kid College Crafters are in the making! From room decorations to bracelets and headbands, we will learn the art of D.I.Y in this fun do-it-yourself class! Supply Fee: $10.

 

Drawing Studio
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: $5.

 

Duct Tape Crafts Project
Pearlie Sowell
Duct tape crafts are seriously the coolest! Did you know that you can make cool things like slap bands, wallets, key rings, bracelets, necklaces, and lanyards using duct tape? Join us in discovering the many fun and amazing crafts you can create. Supply Fee: $10

 

Football Fun
Ryne Reynolds
Boogers! Farts! Barf! WHAT?!?! Yes! In Grossology you will dive head first (yuck!) into all the things Mom and Dad told you not to talk about in public! The illustrations are DISGUSTING, the text is filled with disturbing yet entirely true information like “Snot is a part of your daily diet you never think about...” Yep, you swallow about a quart of it each day. We will do some really revolting experiments, including edible vomit, homemade boogers, edible diarrhea, a burping contest, a poop race. Yep it’s gross, but hey, it’s your body! Supply Fee $8.

 

Hot Wheels Extravaganza!
Carrie Autry
Hot Wheels showdown! How would you like to make a Hot Wheels launcher? Feel the need for speed? How about an awesome Hot Wheels race, complete with an awards ceremony! Make a totally rad storage crate for your most extreme Hot Wheels collection. Does Hot Wheels paint art sound like a cool plan? Sign up for the Hot Wheels Extravaganza and sand, stain, and display your very own Hot Wheels plaque! So much to do!! What a week it will be at our Hot Wheels Extravaganza!! Supply Fee: $10.

 

Investigate Objects in Motion
Sheena Scott
“What goes up, must come down.” Do you know why? Join Mrs. Sheena’s class to explore Newton’s Laws of Motion and discover the power of gravity, friction, and air resistance. Investigate and discover how every action has an equal or opposite reaction. Supply Fee: $5.

 

Jr. Exploring the Night Sky
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, and McKenzie Baker
When you wish upon a huge flaming rock burning through the atmosphere that may or may not hit the Earth….. wait, isn’t that how the song goes?? We will learn why most “shooting stars” are actually meteorites! We will have fun getting messy finding out about planets, stars, and galaxies! We will even turn day into night and study the stars in our very own PLANETARIUM! We can’t wait to explore and solve some of the mysteries of space! Team awards such as the Constellation award will be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Jr. Space Camp-ISS Mission
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, and McKenzie Baker
Can you imagine how much fun it would be to live in space? Did you know that we have astronauts living in space right now? That’s right, we have astronauts living, eating, working, and playing on the International Space Station, or ISS. NASA is always looking for new astronauts, and we will learn what it is like to live in space, eat in space, exercise in space, and then we will “fly” our mission to the ISS. The countdown to fun has begun! 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. Supply Fee: $10.

 

Jr. Space Camp-Mars Mission
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, McKenzie Baker
NASA is looking for brave men and women to take the next great adventure in space, a trip to Mars! The trip to Mars will be fun and exciting as we study the Mars soil to see if we can grow food, and then we will “fly” to the Red planet. Fun and messy experiments will tell us what life would be like on Mars. We will even ride the HOVERCRAFT, and only our astronauts going to Mars are allowed on it! How exciting!! Group awards such as the Teamwork award will also be given on the last day. This class qualifies you to compete for your own Astronaut Flight Suit. Supply Fee: $10

 

Karate
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. This is a fun and energetic class that challenges both the mind and body

 

Kid College Chorus
Kaitie Maupin
All the world is a stage and you can be in the spotlight! If you love to sing and learn new songs, this is the class for you! You will learn many different types of songs, from Disney to Broadway to movie tunes. A star is born and that star could be you! You will even get your own music CD! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Kids Kitchen Challenge
Lauren Baker
Hey kids, you have 5 days on the clock to plan, create, and serve your new recipes! In this class you will work with your team to prepare delicious recipes that must include special ingredients. What will your recipes be? We can’t wait to see! Supply Fee: $5.

 

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.

 

Lil Kickers 101 (Soccer)
Laura Taylor
Dribble, pass, shoot, GOALLL!!!! Sign up for solid fundamentals and instructions to improve or develop your soccer skills. Be sure to bring a ball the duration of the week.

 

Magnificent Mad Scientists
Brenda Black
ENTER MY LAB! Come prepare yourself for a scientific mission! We will be using our thinking powers and observation skills to explore and gather all the evidence we can. We will begin our investigation and find solutions to chart our results. This class is exciting, fascinating and challenging class for those students ready to become scientists in training. Supply Fee: $8.

 

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

 

Painting Studio
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

 

Pretty as a Princess
Kaitie Maupin
Do you love everything Disney Princesses? Join us for a perfectly fun class! All of the crafts are Princess themed, complete with sparkle, glitter and crowns! If you are all about the princesses, you will LOVE this class! 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.

 

Trash to Treasure
Pearlie Sowell
Hey Kids! Come and venture into a class where you can learn how to reuse trash to create craft with amazing purpose. Get ready to make a difference and save the environment while having fun. The project will teach how to turn trash into beautiful jewelry, bracelets, necklaces, earrings and other decorative accessories for children. Supply Fee: $10.

 

3rd-5th Grade 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.
Karate - FULL
Minecraft Camp - FULL
Breakfast with Mrs. Baker – $5 - FULL
American Girl Hair Salon – $5 - FULL
Magnificent Mad Scientist – $8
Dance Around the World – $2
Free Time

 

10:00 a.m.
American Girl Costume Party – $5 - FULL
Minecraft Camp - FULL
Drawing Studio – $5 - FULL
Softball-Play Like a Girl
Chemical Reactions – $8 - FULL
Hot Wheels Extravaganza – $10 - FULL
Free Time

 

11:00 a.m.
Space Camp-ISS Mission – $10
Kids Kitchen Challenge – $5 -FULL
Big Kickers 101 (Soccer)
D.I.Y. Dreamers – $10 - FULL
Built to Last – $6
Football Fun
Lunch - FULL

 

12:00 p.m.
Exploring the Night Sky – $10
LEGO-Simple & Powered Machines - FULL
Painting Studio – $10 - FULL
Disc Golf 101 – $5
Cheerleading 101 – $5
Lunch - FULL

 

1:00 p.m.
Bowling – $5
Christmas in June – $5
Art Quest – $7 - FULL
Investigate Objects in Motion – $5
Grossology – $8
Oh My Origami! – $3
Lunch
Free Time

 

2:00 p.m.
Basketball 102 – $2
Space Camp-Mars Mission – $10
Messin’ with Mixtures – $7 - FULL
Kid College Chorus – $2
Phun with Physics – $2
Creative Computers – $5
Free Time

 

3rd-5th Grade Class Descriptions

American Girl Costume Party
Lauren Baker
Hello fashionista, this is the class for you! With pom poms, tutus, and poodle skirts too, your doll will be ready to try out her new costumes made by you! In this class you will learn. You may bring your American Girl doll or any 18” doll. Supply Fee: $5.

 

American Girl Doll Hair Salon
Hannah 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

 

Art Quest
Hilary Webb
Go on an art quest to find your inner artist! Fo the creative kid that wants to try a little bit of eerything. Let your imagination fly and your creativity shine through as you experiment with paint, pastels, printmaking, collage, crafts, and more. Action-packed art projects are the name of this game! Supply Fee: $7.

 

Basketball 102
Natalie Fuqua
Dribble, Pass, Shoot!! Those are the fundamentals of basketball that will be taught. This is an advanced class that teaches a little above the basics of the game of basketball. Gotcha! And one on one are just a few of the games to be played! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Big Kickers 101 (Soccer)
Laura Taylor
Dribble, pass, shoot, GOALLL!!!! Sign up for solid fundamentals and instructions to improve or develop your soccer skills. Be sure to bring a ball the duration of the week.

 

Bowling
Earl Bell and Chris Baker
What does a turkey have to do with bowling? Where exactly is the gutter, and what is a perfect game? Well, you can find out all these answers and actually bowl every day in this fun class! If you have never bowled before or if you like to bowl all the time, anyone can improve their game with a few simple tools. 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
Everyone wants to be smart! Breakfast has been referred to as brain food, but we all experience the challenge to feed our kids healthy foods and get out the door in time for school. Mrs. Baker wants to make breakfast fun, easy, and something your kids will enjoy. Allow your kids to be a part of planning and preparing their own breakfast. Just think, if we all ate breakfast, how much smarter the world would be!!! Supply Cost $5.

 

Built To Last
Sheena Scott
Do you love to build and design? Test your skills! Explore and discover what it takes to build a solid structure. Join Mrs. Sheena’s class and you will be building models with many different objects to create and test structures. So get your thinking caps on and build something to remember! Supply fee is $6.

 

Cheerleading 101!
Hannah Simpson
Grab your pom poms because this class will be something to cheer about! Get ready to learn all about motions, jumps, cheers and chants, and basic stunting, while having tons of fun! Supply Fee: $5.

 

Chemical Reactions
Brenda Black
Science is like magic? Yes! Some tricks work because they are based on the scientific principles. So Abracadabra..... Let’s set up a lab and experiment with magical, chemical reactions! Supply Fee: $8.

 

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

 

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 $5.

 

Dance Around the World
Kaitie Maupin
What do countries around the world and dancing have in common? This class! You will learn traditional folk dances from many different countries, from Ireland to Japan. No dance experience is necessary but you will be a pro by the end of the week. You’ll even get your own music CD! Supply Fee: $2.

 

Disc Golf 101
Laura Taylor
Come learn how to drive, approach, and hit the chains with 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 with 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. Supply Fee: $5.

 

D.I.Y. Dreamers
Hannah Simpson
Watch out, everyone, Kid College Crafters are in the making! From room decorations to bracelets and headbands, we will learn the art of D.I.Y in this fun do-it-yourself class! Supply Fee: $10.

 

Drawing Studio
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 $5.

 

Exploring the Night Sky
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, McKenzie Baker
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little…..Star? Planet? Meteorite? The night sky is FULL of wonders just waiting to be explored. Did you know that Jupiter does not have a solid surface? And what about Pluto, the planet/not planet/dwarf planet? We will explore the mysteries of comets (the universe’s dirt ball), planets, galaxies, and stars, and we will spend a day staring at the night sky in our own PLANETARIUM! We will learn about the origins of constellation legends, all while having fun getting messy! Team and individual awards such as the Star 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.

 

Football Fun
Ryne Reynolds
Want to learn how to play America’s favorite game just like the big guys? If so, then Football Fun is the Class for you! In this exciting class, kids will take part in drills used by both college and high school athletes to not only have a great time but improve their knowledge and skill as well. If you know a young, aspiring athlete who loves football they will definitely not be disappointed in Football Fun! Students are encouraged to bring their own footballs, but it is not required

 

Grossology
Carrie Autry
Boogers! Farts! Barf! WHAT?!?! Yes! In Grossology you will dive head first (yuck!) into all the things Mom and Dad told you not to talk about in public! The illustrations are DISGUSTING, the text is filled with disturbing yet entirely true information like “Snot is a part of your daily diet you never think about...” Yep, you swallow about a quart of it each day. We will do some really revolting experiments, including edible vomit, homemade boogers, edible diarrhea, a burping contest, a poop race. Yep it’s gross, but hey, it’s your body! Supply Fee $8.

 

Hot Wheels Extravaganza!
Carrie Autry
Hot Wheels showdown! How would you like to make a Hot Wheels launcher? Feel the need for speed? How about an awesome Hot Wheels race, complete with an awards ceremony! Make a totally rad storage crate for your most extreme Hot Wheels collection. Does Hot Wheels paint art sound like a cool plan? Sign up for the Hot Wheels Extravaganza and sand, stain, and display your very own Hot Wheels plaque! So much to do!! What a week it will be at our Hot Wheels Extravaganza!! Supply Fee: $10.

 

Investigate Objects in Motion
Sheena Scott
“What goes up, must come down.” Do you know why? Join Mrs. Sheena’s class to explore Newton’s Laws of motion and discover the power of gravity, friction, and air resistance. Investigate and discover how every action has an equal or opposite reaction. Supply fee $5.

 

Karate
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. This is a fun and energetic class that challenges both the mind and body.

 

Kid College Chorus
Kaitie Maupin
All the world is a stage and you can be in the spotlight! If you love to sing and learn new songs, this is the class for you! You will learn many different types of songs, from Disney to Broadway to movie tunes. A star is born and that star could be you! You will even get your own music CD! Supply fee: $2

 

Kids Kitchen Challenge
Lauren Baker
Hey kids, you have 5 days on the clock to plan, create, and serve your new recipes! In this class you will work with your team to prepare delicious recipes that must include special ingredients. What will your recipes be? We can’t wait to see! Supply Fee: $5.

 

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 Scientist
Brenda Black
ENTER MY LAB! Come prepare yourself for a scientific mission! We will be using our thinking powers and observation skills to explore and gather all the evidence we can. We will begin our investigation and find solutions to chart our results. This class is an exciting, fascinating and challenging class for those students ready to become scientists in training. Supply Fee: $8.

 

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

 

Minecraft Camp
Sponsored by Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center and Twin Oaks Technology
Todd Little
Explore Minecraft! Search for hidden treasures while learning the basic skills. Earn tradable tokens for accomplishing goals. Find a way to replicate one of eight pieces of art and create a 3D world mimicking the artwork! Volcano Town – Oh My! Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Creepers. Create a Town Council and elect a Mayor. Working together as a village, you must save your village from impending doom!

 

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.

 

Painting Studio
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.

 

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.

 

Space Camp-ISS Mission
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, McKenzie Baker
Are you ready to live in space? That’s right….work, eat, sleep, and even play in space! Right now, NASA has astronauts on the International Space Station doing all these cool things! Do you have to chase your floating food? And how exactly do you go to the bathroom in space? We will answer all these questions, and then we will “fly” our own mission to the ISS. Adventure is waiting! Individual awards such as Superior Trainee and group awards such as the Best 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: $10

 

Space Camp-Mars Mission
Diane Bell, Heather Baker, McKenzie Baker
NASA needs you to explore an unknown world, the planet Mars! Even though we have sent robots to Mars, we will find out what it will be like for the first humans to explore the Red planet. Can we grow our own food in the Mars soil? Will our robots work in 1/3 gravity? We will ride the HOVERCRAFT as we learn all about Mars and “fly” our mission. Individual awards such as the Right Stuff and 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 or the Huntsville Space Camp scholarship. Supply Fee: $10.

A NASA employee’s Adventure with Kid College

As an Alumnus of the Kid College program, I wanted to say thank you for this program that has continually been provided to children over many years. In 1992, I attended my first Kid College and because I attended I was set upon a great adventure. As you may have noticed my email address from NASA, you might be able to guess what class I enjoyed at Kid College. Walking into Diane Bell’s Space Camp class was an experience that I will never forget, my world was transformed forever. I quickly realized in that moment what I wanted I wanted to do when I grew up. A career in space exploration was my new goal in life and because of Diane I was able to achieve that goal.

 

s I ponder on my first experience 25 years ago, I would have never thought I would be where I am today. Because Diane and her family helped shape my goals and dreams I was able to take part in a special moment for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center. In April, I was the first Marshall GC (Ground Control) to operate console for payload operations for the International Space Station. When talking with Diane about this achievement and how she played a part, she humbly pointed to spot light back to me. In the same token I must return the spot light back to her, for it was her that saw something special in me and started me on this path.

 

From all of the former Kid College students that have passed thought those halls of Gooch Hall, I say Thanks! If anyone every wonders why they should continue this great program or why kids should attend, please reference this email. Many lives have been changed for the better because of the classes that have been provided, which have opened the eyes of so many.

 

Jason Kelley

Marshall Ground Control (Marshall GC)

NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

 

Date: Monday-Thursday, June 26-29, 2017

Time: 8:30AM-12:15PM

Registration Cost: $85 per student, includes t-shirt and supplies

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a four-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2017 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 2017 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: $85 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 curbside drop off. Parents will pick up students in their last class of the day.

June 29 – 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.

 

2017 Kid College Classes

“Who Did It?” - CSI Forensics

Whitney Crider

Ambitious detectives and crime scene investigators, you have a crime to solve! Kid College offers fun and excitement to students who love mystery and solving crimes. We will have special guests from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and local law enforcement to share their expertise! Learn how to dust finger prints, test fabric samples for the presence of blood, and much more! Students even take home their kits after the course. We will have a mock scene where students collect evidence, analyze it, and solve the crime! You are in for a real treat and are sure to learn new and exciting information during this fun-filled week.

 

Future Artists

Rachel Stricklin

Can you see into the future? If you could, what do you think the future holds? During art at Kid College 2017, we will discuss our hopes and dreams for the future while exploring different styles of art. We will create art inspired by our future visions and might even have time for a Star Wars inspired project.... “May the Future be with You.”

 

A Minute to Win It!

Amanda Pearcy

Ms. Amanda is feverishly gathering simple household items in an attempt to have an awesomely amazing session of Kids College this year! There will be no more three-legged races or egg tosses. Instead? Students will actively participate in games and contests with simple items found around their house. The level of difficulty will range from easy to “that’s crazy!” Kiddos, be prepared to get dirty, laugh, and have an incredible time. But just remember, you’ll have only one minute to win it!

 

Acting Creates Character...

Shane Bridges

In addition to playing a plethora of theatre games and discussing the basics of acting, we will discuss, pick, and become our favorite character from our favorite television show, cartoon, movie, or sports team. Students will discuss and explore the process of studying and becoming a character, as an actor has to do to perform a role, and then put it to practice. Once our characters have been developed, we will put them together in various scenarios and let the fun begin!

 

Dates: June 19-23, 2017

Time: 8:30-11:45AM

Registration Fee: $85 per student, includes Kid College t-shirt

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

 

Registration is closed at this time. Kid College Selmer is FULL to capacity.

 

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Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a five-day program June 19 - 23 for children who will attend Kindergarten in Fall, 2017 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.

Registration and Payment

Registration fee: $85 and includes Kid College t-shirt and all supplies.

Register your child in advance. Enrollment is limited.

Payment:

Call UT Martin Kid College office at 731-881-7081 to pay with your Visa, MasterCard or Discover.

Office Hours: Monday – Friday
8:00 am – Noon and 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

 

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 and 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 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 e-mails with additional Kid College information.

 

Kid College Classes

Survivor Kids!!

Challenge your body and mind with survival games and skills

 

Weird Science

Experience the fun side of science with experiments that will boggle your mind!

 

Cooking Around the World

In this hands-on cooking class, kids will take a tour of global cuisines from around the world, including Italian, French, Mexican, British, and Chinese. They’ll work alongside each other and learn how to prepare easy and delicious recipes that represent each county, as well as kitchen fundamentals, and facts about each country.

 

Date: July 10-14, 2017

Time: 8:00AM-12:00PM

Cost: $85 per student, includes t-shirt and supplies, Payment is due at time of registration

Locations: 315 South Washington Street, Ripley, TN 38063

 

Register Now!

 

Dear Moms and Dads

Kid College is a five-day program for children who will attend Kindergarten in 2017 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 2017, and will rotate through the courses each day. We have an exciting five days planned for your child. To help our program operate smoothly, we have the following reminders:

Drop Off/Pick Up

First morning. Please park and accompany your child to the Lobby to pick up their name tag and t-shirt.Day 2-5: 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 14th – Open House

Open House – 12:00 Noon – 1:00PM. 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 at 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

Schedule

8:00 - Arrival

8:15 - 9:00 - Class I

9:05 - 9:50 - Class II

9:55 - 10:40 - Class III

10:45 - 11:30 - Class IV

11:35 - Snack Time

12:00 Noon - Dismissal

 

Students will rotate through four classes each day. Students will receive a snack each day. (Please note this is not a full lunch)

Activities

Spanish

Want to learn more about the Spanish Culture? Come explore the language and culture of many countries.

 

Dance

Go on an exciting tour of dance. Join us as we map the world and take you through different cultural and ethnic dance styles. Students will participate in dance activities that will also enhance physical fitness.

 

Science

Get ready for an explosive time in summer camp. Students are ready to explore the world after this science class of many wonders. Lessons will include creating hands-on Lego activities.

 

Art

Students of all ages will enjoy the excitement of Color and Contrast. Students will work with different types of art media to make creations as individual as they are!

 

Amazing Race Trash-a-Thon

4th and 5th grade students will participate in a special event. Participants will build a village out of recyclable materials such as plastic and cardboard cartons and tubes, aluminum and tin cans, newspaper, and other collected objects. Once constructions have been built, students will create characters and stories using these locations as a setting. By assuming the characters they have created, students will enact their stories for other participants and any parents who wish to attend.

 

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