Back-to-School Enrichment Courses

TMI is excited to launch our new enrichment courses through Summer At TMI that will be held online beginning July 27. Facilitated by our excellent TMI faculty members, these enrichment courses will help students brush up on skills, restart learning processes, and ready themselves for the start of school this fall. Our two-week long enrichment courses will be offered July 27-August 7 and held online. Most classes will meet two to three times per week with assignments and tasks to be completed. See below for course offerings and descriptions.

Questions?
Contact the Summer at TMI office at summer@tmi-sa.org 

Enrichment Courses

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  • Book Study, featuring Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi (rising 10th-12th)

    Mrs. Sherry Brown, TMI Upper School Dean of Students & Student Leadership and English Teacher, is offering an online book study, featuring Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. 

    This course is open to rising 10th-12th graders. 

    The author, Yaa Gyasi, was born in Ghana, Africa, and moved with her family to the United States when she was two years old. Her novel, Homegoing, published in 2016, follows eight generations of descendants from two half-sisters, focusing on a different character in each chapter. In this book study we will focus on the author’s craft through her development of theme and character. The class will meet through video-conferencing six times over a two-week period. You will need to prepare for each class through reading and informal blog posts. If you are interested in improving your formal literary analysis writing, there will be optional writing opportunities and Mrs. Brown will give you targeted feedback on those pieces of writing. 

    This is a great chance to read a wonderful novel and get back in the swing of things before school begins!

    This class will meet online: 1 - 1:45pm, MWF, July 27, 29, 31, August 3, 5, 7
     
  • Coding for Beginners (rising 5th-9th)

    Mr. Kutscherousky, TMI's Dean of Innovation, is offering this entry level programming course for rising 5th-8th graders.
     
    The Beginner's Programming experience will introduce the basic concepts of programming through the lens of web design. Students will learn basic HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students will come away with a foundation of how computers interact with one another and how the world is connected through networking. If you've never seen a programming language, then this class is for you! Get started on the road to a wonderful new hobby.
     
    Class will meet online M/W/F of each of the two weeks (times each day TBD)
     
  • Elementary School Math Review (rising 3rd-4th)

    Mrs. Sanderson has taught math for 2nd-9th grade over her 11 years of teaching. She enjoys sharing her passion for math with students and helping them find their strengths in the subject.
     
    In this course, students will work to represent, explain, and problem-solve to get a full understanding of the concept. Classes will meet at 8:30-9:00 am on the below dates.
     
    Course meetings:
    Monday, July 27th: Place Value of Whole Numbers to the Millions and Decimals to the Hundredths along with Rounding
    Wednesday: July 29th: Adding and Subtracting of Whole and Decimal Numbers
    Friday, July 31st: Multiplying and Dividing Whole Numbers to the Thousands
    Monday, August 3rd: Understanding Fractions and Adding/Subtracting with Like Denominators
    Wednesday, August 5th: Geometry - Lines, Angles, and 2-D figures
    Friday, August 7th: Money and Personal Finance
  • Elementary School Math Review (rising 4th-5th)

    Mrs. Sanderson has taught math for 2nd-9th grade over her 11 years of teaching. She enjoys sharing her passion for math with students and helping them find their strengths in the subject.
     
    In this course, students will work to represent, explain, and problem-solve to get a full understanding of the concept. Classes will meet at 9:15-9:45 am on the below dates.
     
    Course meetings:
    Monday, July 27th: Place Value of Whole Numbers to the Millions and Decimals to the Thousandth along with Rounding
    Wednesday: July 29th: Multiplication of Whole and Decimal Numbers
    Friday, July 31st: Dividing Whole Numbers and Decimal Numbers
    Monday, August 3rd: Understanding Fractions and Adding/Subtracting with Unlike Denominators
    Wednesday, August 5th: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions by Representation and Calculations
    Friday, August 7th: Geometry - 2D and 3D Figures with Formulas to Calculate Perimeter and Area
  • Elementary School Reading Club (rising 3rd-5th)

    Mrs. Sanderson has taught English and Language Arts to students in 4th-6th grades for nine of her 11 years as an educator. She enjoys seeking out books that students enjoy, can relate to, and can get lost in. 
     
    Book Club feature The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen. This Reading Club is for rising 3rd-5th grade students.
     
    The classic book, The Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, is about a young boy, Brian, who is on a trip to visit his father for the summer. The pilot of the two-person plane has a heart attack and the plane crashes. Brian is washed up on shore and left by himself to survive in the wilderness. We will follow Brian's adventure as he gains knowledge and learns new skills in order to survive. Students will be taught to think and wonder as they read through annotations and create questions for discussions within our meetings.
     
    This class meets MWF - July 27th, 29th, 31st, August 3rd, 5th, 9th - from 10:00-10:30 am.
     
  • Elementary School Writing Workshop (rising 3rd-5th)

    Ms. Lucy Adams, TMI 6th and 7th Grade English Teacher, will teach a Writing Workshop for students entering grades 3-5. 
     
    This course will focus on narrative writing and will use a workshop model to help students refresh and expand their writing skills. The class will meet through video conferencing six times over a two-week period. Class meetings will include instruction and modeling of specific writing skills each day as well as time for student writers to practice those skills and get feedback from Ms. Adams. Students will have homework assignments between class meetings and will work toward completing polished drafts of their personal narratives to share with the group at their final meeting. 
     
    This class will meet online: 11:00-11:40 MWF, July 27, 29, 31, and August 3, 5, 7
     
  • Literary Analysis through Short Stories (rising 9th)

    Mrs. Sherry Brown, TMI Upper School Dean of Students & Student Leadership and English Teacher, is offering a short summer course for rising 9th graders. 

    This class will use short stories to analyze the author's craft, characterization, and plot development. This is an opportunity for students to review the elements of storytelling, become reacquainted with online learning in a new way, hone their analytical writing, and read some great short pieces of literature that will engage their intellect and curiosity. Students will need to prepare for each class through short readings and informal blog posts. 

    This class will meet online 11 - 11:45am, MWF, July 27, 29, 31, August 3, 5, 7
     
  • Middle School Math Skills Tune Up (rising 6th-8th)

    Mrs. Aleman, TMI Upper School Math Teacher, is offering an online Math Skills Tune Up. This course is open for rising 6-8th grade students. 

    The online course will cover fraction operations, geometry, simplifying expressions and solving equations. The class will meet through video-conferencing four times over a two week period. You will need to prepare for each class through daily independent practice provided on google classroom. If you are interested in improving your math skills, there will also be optional tutoring opportunities once a week and Mrs. Aleman will give you targeted feedback on topics discussed in class.

    This is a great chance to get a head start and practice your math skills before school begins!

    This class will meet online: 9:45 AM - 10:15 AM, Wednesday and Friday, July 29, 31, August 5, 7. 

    Optional tutoring will be available 9:45-10:15 AM, Thursday, July 30 and August 6th
     
  • Middle School Writing Workshop (rising 6-8th)

    Ms. Lucy Adams, TMI 6th and 7th Grade English Teacher, will teach a Writing Workshop for students entering the 6-8th grades.
     
    This course for middle school students will focus on realistic fiction and will use a workshop model to help students develop their writing skills. TMI uses this model of writing instruction in our middle school English classes, so the course will also give students the chance to become familiar with or to reconnect with the habits and routines of Writing Workshop. The class will meet through video conferencing six times over a two-week period. 
     
    Class meetings will include instruction and modeling of specific skills each day as well as time for student writers to practice those skills and get feedback from Ms. Adams. Students will have homework assignments between class meetings and will work toward completing polished drafts of their short fiction stories to share with the group at their final meeting.
     
    This class will meet online: 1:00-1:40 MWF, July 27, 29, 31, and August 3, 5, 7
     
  • Minecraft Hangout! (rising 4th-8th)

    Innovation and Design faculty member, Omar Valdez (Mr. V), will be offering this four-day online camp, which will consist of four action-packed hours of awesome and amazing Minecraft fun! Students will be playing mini-games like Cake Wars, Spleef, and Castle Siege all on a closed Mineplex personal server!

    These sessions are designed for rising 4th-8th graders.
    All campers will need a Minecraft Java Edition account to participate (NOT XBOX, Microsoft 10 version, Nintendo, Playstation, Ipad, or Iphone). In order for kids to get a full and interactive experience, students will be utilizing two platforms simultaneously. (Each child should have their own computer and a device to communicate.) Students will need to have Minecraft (Java Edition) installed on their computers or laptop and have access to a keyboard and mouse. Unfortunately, this edition will not work on an iPad, iPhone, or Chromebook. We will work with you and your child during a (complimentary) 15-min. setup session to help him/her to gain access.
    If you would like to purchase Minecraft (Java Edition) you can click this link here and select your correct computer and select Java Edition. 

    Again, all the fun will be moderated by Mr. V. and his years of experience conducting these fun and exciting camps online! We hope you can join us as we have a TNT blast of excitement!

    Sessions will meet online July 28th, July 30th, August 4th, and August 6th (Tue & Thurs of each week) from 2-3pm.

General Information

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  • REGISTRATION FEE

    Please note that all registrants will be charged a 5% non-refundable registration fee. Individual camps/courses may have an additional fee during registration that is specific to that camp/course.

    Registration fee for all courses is between $75-$100 per two weeks. All TMI families please contact Summer@tmi-sa.org for your discount code.
  • ACADEMIC COURSE ATTENDANCE

    Regular and punctual attendance is required. Only one absence is allowed during each semester credit. No more than two absences are allowed during each full-year course.
  • ACADEMIC COURSE DRESS CODE

    Please note that uniforms are only required for the Academic Courses.

    A simple uniform is required for all students attending summer school:
    TMI Students can wear their daily dress uniform.
    Non-TMI Students can wear the following:
    • Khaki shorts or long trousers 
    • White shirt with collar or white polo 
    • White or black athletic shoes 
    • White socks 

    Male students may not wear earrings or hats in the classroom. All students are expected to adhere to good grooming standards. Male hair styles will be worn off the collar and not cover the ears or hang over the eyebrows. Beards and mustaches are not permitted. Female hair styles must be well-groomed. The school retains the right to determine appropriate grooming and uniform standards.
  • CONDUCT

    The same standards of conduct expected of TMI students will be required of all students during the summer.
  • REGISTRATION DEADLINE (Academic Classes Only)

    The deadline to register for the Academic Classes is July 24, 2020.

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For more information, please contact:

(210) 564-6300 
summer@tmi-sa.org

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