WHAT IS A POP-UP SCHOOL?

The UM-Flint Pop-Up School: Education Outside Your Door program is a mobile classroom that provides high quality, play-based literacy, math, science, and social studies activities for young children.  This classroom is intended to serve those children most in need and visits neighborhoods, community events, health fairs, churches, and other venues throughout the city of Flint.  Activities are set up outdoors as much as possible depending on the weather.   

Parents/guardians are encouraged to interact and learn with their children as they explore different hands-on projects and activities. 

The Pop-Up School van is generally scheduled during the mornings or afternoons, Monday-Friday.  There are occasional Saturday and evening events.

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LOOKING FOR A POP-UP SCHOOL IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD?

Click the Schedule in the Menu to find out where our schools will be popping up in the community. 

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE THE POP-UP VAN?

If you would like to schedule a visit from our Pop-Up School Van for a community event, please contact Cathy A. Lesinski, Pop-Up School manager at catlesin@umflint.edu.

We are now scheduling for winter events.

 

Past Events in October 2018

Math Connection

Measurement is always fun when a scale is involved.  It's even more exciting when weighing small pumpkins, gourds, and ghosts.

Connection to Literacy

Halloween stories prompted wonderful conversations, play situations, and artistic expression at early child development centers in Flint.

Science Connection

During the month of October, children experimented with forces and motion as they built ramp systems and sent Jack-o-lantern ping pong balls zooming down.    

For Mar Nature Preserve

Families in the Flint area came out to For Mar Nature Preserve to celebrate the "Harvest Festival" on Saturday, October 13, 2018.  Children played games of vegetable Memory to receive a take home gift of a hardcover book in a bag.