Session 5 2021 K/1 AM: Kidwriting
Session 5 AM: July 26-August 6
Age / grade level: K/1
Teacher: Dr. Cailin Kerch, UA Education Faculty
“I wish I had 100 hands so I could write and write and write.” -5 year old child
Growing readers and writers starts with inspiring the child to express themselves and fall in love with the act of reading and writing. “Reading is breathing in and writing is breathing out.” (Pam Allyn) In this camp, we will dive deep into reading rich stories and writing our own adventures - from monsters, to princess mermaids, to aliens walking in outer space. If a child can dream it, we can write it! We will focus in early handwriting skills and early phonics and phonemic awareness. Join us and your 5-7 year old will be a published author by the end of camp.
Cailin Kerch, Ph.D
Dr. Cailin Kerch is a former Capitol School teacher and current Clinical Assistant Professor of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at the University of Alabama. She earned her Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham Early Childhood Education with an emphasis in early intervention and curriculum. Her Master's of Education in Educational Leadership is from Lehigh University. Cailin was a pre-kindergarten, elementary school teacher, and school leader for over a decade. Her current research interests include play, social emotional learning in early childhood settings, teacher beliefs, and related professional development.
Please fill out all information for each child's first registration. For additional registrations, you only have to complete the required information.
Note: This cost is for the registration fee only. You must pay the balance of the total camp cost by the first day of camp. Information will be provided in your receipt or you can pay here: SE2021 Summer Camp Balance. You should also receive an email a week prior to the start of camp with payment information. You may also pay in the office.