Passport Around The World – Kenya Barber

We traveled around the continent of Europe cooking foods and creating crafts from countries like Belgium, Italy, and Spain, to name a few.  The students enjoyed making waffles, pesto and Magdalenas, all while learning a little geography. Yum! View photos from this class here.

Science, Robotics, and Engineering – Stephanie Morris

This week we learned about simple machines and how they help us make difficult tasks easier! We made catapults, built see-saws, and explored with ramps. We learned that robots are very smart but they need our help to process and plan what to do. We tested these ideas through the use of our Ozobots (robots who pick up on color to follow a track). Children first observed Ozobot’s track then they tried building their own using a pattern. View photos from this class here.

Storytelling and Music – Jennifer Landesman

We had a fun-filled week in “Storytelling and Music” camp. We began the week with the introduction of early childhood instruments such as maracas, tambourines, drums, bells, egg shakers, and resonator bells. We used these instruments each day to perform stories such as Five Little Ducks, I’m a Little Teapot, and The Eensy Weensy Spider. We sang songs like Miss Mary Mack, The Wheels On The Bus, and Old MacDonald Had a Farm, and we learned some nursery rhymes. We also learned about rhythm, keeping a beat, and about different verses of songs that share the same melody. We read lots of other books too and did a daily craft which corresponded with our story of the day. The children are great singers and we enjoyed every opportunity to sing throughout our day. Playground and water activity time were a blast and after all that excitement, we even enjoyed our rest time! It was a pleasure getting to know the children and such a delight to see friendships forming along the way. View photos from this class here.