Language Arts at FA SUMMER

Language holds the key to identity and culture as a means of expression and communication. Among a wide variety of programs at FA Summer, there are several eclectic courses focusing on language for a range of ages and interests including foreign language, journaling, and summer reading.
Illustrated Journaling for Junior High, taught by Falmouth local artist Nora Allsup Gardner, offers teens a chance to explore how language and art work together to tell a story. Using ideas made popular by urban sketchers around the world, students will create their own illustrated journals. 
 
Children ages 7 through 12 years who are curious to learn a new language may take French Immersion with Falmouth Academy French teacher Christine Carter. This course is offered in three separate sessions with an introduction to French language and culture through imaginary travel to a French-speaking country sampling food, songs, films, games, and much more! By the end of this class, they'll be saying "bien dans ta peau," at ease with speaking French!  
 
Britta Santamouro, Falmouth Academy's librarian, will lead an interactive book group with an ocean theme, Reading from a Sea of Books. Each day will focus on a specific theme with two activities and a snack. Books included are Ocean Sunlight by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm, Shark Lady by Jess Keating, Slickety Quick by Skila Brown and Bob Kolar, High Tide for Horseshoe Crabs by Lisa Kahn Schnell, Follow the Moon Home by Philipp Cousteau and Solving the Puzzle under the Sea by Robert Burleigh. Author/illustrator Molly Bang will make a special appearance.
 
FA SUMMER offers programs for all kinds of kids and schedules–half and full day options–including lacrosse, basketball, soccer, studio arts, music, fort building, ecology of Beebe Woods, Leaders-In-Training, robotics, fiber arts, and many more. Information and registration is available at: falmouthacademy.org/Summer-Programs or email FA Summer Director Susan Moffat at summerprograms@falmouthacademy.org.