Guild of Melzi (K-2nd)
Rising Kindergarten – 2nd grade students
Multiple subjects within a single theme
3 Workshop subject rotations each day
Optional 2 Workshop half-day, 9AM-1PM
Students entering grades K - 2 join the Guild of Melzi, named for Leonardo da Vinci’s favorite apprentice, Francesco Melzi. During the Renaissance apprentices grew through experience, learning and innovating under the direction of their master teachers – now your campers can be an apprentice in a whole new kind of workshop!
Workshops in the Guild of Melzi work to develop a strong academic foundation for each camper by building their knowledge and skills in important fundamental areas. In addition to the workshops primary learning objectives, all Melzi Workshops campers learn to practice the important skills of group work, peer support, and character development. Each week, the Guild of Melzi focuses on a specific creative and academic theme. Each day of the week, campers rotate through 3 one-hour workshops that each focus on a different learning area within the theme.
Example: the Workshop “Bard’s of Melzi” is focused on developing skills and confidence in communication. Each day, student will rotate through three communications related academic workshops including Creative Writing, Storytelling (Public Speaking), and Reading Analysis/Comprehension. All done through fun, games, and social activities.
The Bards of the Renaissance era were entertainers to great noblemen and noblewomen, and to even greater kings and queens. They were story tellers, poets, writers, actors, entertainers, and great speakers. Their talents were spoken of from town to town and people came from far away to watch them perform.
Workshop Master LEO always loved to watch a good Bard at work, and so did his apprentice Melzi. In fact, Melzi loved their performances so much that he started a new apprentice Workshop to i ...
LEO the artist. LEO the inventor. LEO the Scientist.
LEO is many things, but he is always curious to learn something new! His apprentice Melzi, feels the same way, especially for science. Melzi’s curiosity always leads him to explore and discover the wonders of the scientific world.
Melzi mixes all sorts of things to see them expand and explode. Once, he even burned off his eye brows! (Don't worry though, they grew back). He decided to start a workshop devoted to the exploration of sc ...