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Project Ink Summer

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Project Ink:  Summer Creative Writing Camp

 
 
 

SCHEDULE

 

REGISTRation WILL OPEN ON MONDAY, APRIL 22 AT 10:30 A.M.

You will NOT need a password or invitation when registration opens.

Take part in Project Ink, a two-week summer creative writing camp for students entering 3rd to 8th grade in Fall 2019.  The teacher to student ratio is 1 to 9.

The registration fee is $475 per student (not including the Eventbrite processing fee of $28.54).  

Project Ink is Monday through Thursday for two weeks.

Classes are three hours per day from 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. (morning session) or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (afternoon session).

STEP 1:  CHOOSE A SESSION

Session One:  June 17, 2019 to June 27, 2019

Session Two:  July 8, 2019 to July 18, 2019

Session Three:  July 22, 2019 to August 1, 2019

STEP 2:  CHOOSE MORNING OR AFTERNOON

Morning:  9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Afternoon:  1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

STEP 3: CHOOSE A GRADE LEVEL

Lower Elementary (3rd Grade):  entering 3rd grade in Fall 2019

Upper Elementary (4th & 5th Grade): entering 4th and 5th grade in Fall 2019.  Please note that all 4th and 5th graders must have a Google account to access Google Docs and a laptop (NO IPAD OR TABLETS) the 2nd week of camp to type their stories.  

Junior High (6th to 8th Grade): entering 6th and 8th grade in Fall 2019.  Please note that all 6th and 8th graders must have a Google account to access Google Docs and a laptop (NO IPAD OR TABLETS) the 2nd week of camp to type their stories. 


CURRICULUM

 

At Project Ink, students will develop their love for writing. Using their imagination to create their own fictional story, students will learn practical tips and useful techniques to become better writers.  They will practice the five steps to the writing process: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing and publishing a finalized story. During the two weeks, as students work through the five steps of the writing process, they will successfully complete the following objectives:

Prewriting  

While prewriting, students will brainstorm and determine the following:

The Setting:

  • Create a positive or negative mood (feeling)

  • Break down the setting, describing important features in the setting so the reader can visually see the setting through written sensory details

The Protagonist and Antagonist:

  • Develop characterization through description, action, and speech

  • Choose a specific personality trait, such as brave for the protagonist and greedy for the antagonist

  • Prove that personality trait through each detail

The Conflict and Resolution:

  • Tie the story together, making sure to include details from their setting and characters

  • Create a logical flow to the storyline with a step-by-step sequence of events

Drafting

While drafting, students will put their ideas onto paper:

  • Effectively use their prewriting as the skeleton to organize writing

  • Fill in the story with more elaborative details, making sure not to be repetitive. Details should add new information and should follow a logical progression of ideas

  • Craft sentences with strong, concrete details

Revising  

While revising, students will add:

  • At least one to three extra elaborative details to each main idea

  • Sensory adjectives to nouns

  • Adverbs to verbs

  • Dialogue and interior monologue

  • Transition phrases

Editing

While editing, students look for spelling mistakes, misused or forgotten punctuation, and grammatically incorrect sentences.  Students will also:

  • Practice the use of correct editing marks

  • Develop the habit of reading their writing two to three times until they know it is perfect

Publishing  

When publishing, students can choose to finalize the story with any or all of the following:

  • Illustrations

  • Cover page

  • Prologue

  • Epilogue

  • Dedication

  • Back-cover summary


Fees, Information & Policies

 

Student Behavior Policy

The teachers at Bridges work hard to create a positive, peaceful and organized environment where students can experience the benefit of quality teaching, cooperative learning, and hard work.  At the same time, we want our students to feel comfortable and enjoy the learning process during Project Ink.  In order to maintain this type of environment, we adhere to the Bridges student behavior policy regarding expected student attitude, behavior, and work habits. Please carefully review our Student Intolerables regarding unacceptable behaviors and attitudes.  If any student violates any Student Intolerables, we may withdraw them from Project Ink without any refund.

Refund Policy & Changing Sessions

Are there any refunds for cancellations? We apologize, but there are NO REFUNDS. There is no exception. Please confirm your child’s summer schedule and your vacation schedule before registering.

Can I get a refund if my child does not like the program and does not want to attend Project Ink?  There are no refunds, even if your child decides after the first day or in the middle of the session that he does not like it.  If necessary, please discuss the decision to enroll for Project Ink with your child before registering.

If I already registered my child, but my child can no longer attend, can I transfer my child’s registration to another child? There are no transfers of registration permitted to another child.

Registration Information

How do I register?  We only offer online registration.  Click on the REGISTER button on the left side of this page. Complete all the required information on the registration page and pay the registration fee online.

If a class is full, can I get on a waitlist?  Yes. To get on the waitlist, please click on the Waitlist button the left side of this page.  We will email you if any registrations are cancelled or if we open up a new class.

How much does it cost?  $475 per student.  However, Eventbrite will also charge a processing fee in the amount of $28.54.  Therefore, for each registration, the total amount is $503.54.

How long is each session? Two weeks.

What if my child has to miss some days during Project Ink? The structure of Project Ink requires all students to be present every day. Due to the number of students in each class and the substantial amount of curriculum the teachers must teach every day, the BRWI teachers will not be able to take away time from other students to help absent students catch up. For this reason, we strongly recommend that you do not pull your child out of class.

Can I register for my friend’s child?  No. We can only accept registrations from parents or legal guardians. Please do not register your friend’s child. The parent’s child (or his legal guardian) must register on their behalf.

What does my student need to bring to class? 

  • For 3rd graders, we provide everything that your child will need. 

  • For 4th to 8th graders, your student must bring a laptop (not iPad due to formatting issues) and have access to a Google account to use Google Docs. Please also make sure two-step authentication is turned off so that your child does not have a problem accessing their account. The Google account is free and you can cancel it immediately after the camp if your child doesn't need it. Please note that their school accounts are generally restricted, so you will need to set up a personal Google account separate from their school accounts.  

Should I enroll my child in more than one session?  Students are more than welcome to sign up for more than one session. Keep in mind that every session will cover the same material, so your child would only benefit from writing multiple stories.

Can I get on the email distribution list for Project Ink for next year? Please submit your information online to join our mailing list.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to email us at info@brwi.org or call us at (949) 651-1075 x102.