Art and Archaeology: Ancient Americas – Pauline Williams
We’ve jumped right in to ancient America. Monday found us in caves (under the tables) doing cave paintings and we have begun a sand painting project that will extend through the week. It is inspiring to see the attention and detail the children bring to the project. We studied artwork of the Navajos and have tried to bring the theme of patterns into our own work. We will be busy with mini-digs, clay, and dream catchers as the week moves forward.
Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp – Julia Yosen
Techniques learned in the Fiber Arts with the Handwork Day Camp class have included: wonder knitting, wet felting & needle felting, weaving, embroidery, pom-pom making, hand sewing, guided machine sewing with instructor, and more. During the course of the week, Miss Lauren and Miss Maggie have encouraged campers to think analytically about their choices: colors, embellishments, and the process in which projects need to be assembled. While learning these many different skills and techniques takes time and practice, the next time it will be that much easier and we hope that campers will continue their crafting at home!
Imagination Station – Caitlin Leone
Students are building, building, building this week in Imagination Station! The class is using Legos, wooden blocks, magnets, and lots more! Students are also coloring, playing games, and enjoying the outdoors.
Readers’ Theatre Week – Meredith Romea
We’ve had a wonderful start to our week! We are learning about how our expression of words can change the meaning as well as allow campers to feel comfortable “acting” in front of a group! We will continue to create plays based on children’s literature as the week progresses.
Swimming & Field Games – Kyle Hagerthey
Students continue to play some of their favorite games such as pinball and 3 vs 3 soccer. Hot shot basketball and the cooperative/team building iceberg are still to come.
U.K. Elite Soccer – Merisa Rudy
This week, the mini scholars are having fun practicing and playing one of the greatest sports in the world. Our themes by day are: Monday – Dribbling Basics, Tuesday – Skill Moves + 1v1, Wednesday – Passing + 2v2, Thursday – Shooting + Keeper Training, Friday – Fun Day. Every day we start with juggling to become comfortable striking and controlling the ball. Additionally, we end with a scrimmage to allow these young players to put what they learned previously to the test. We continue to have fun on the field and become more comfortable on the ball. My hope is that, after the completion of this week, we have fostered a greater love for the game and willingness to get better on the field.