STEM Construction – Laura Bader
We have begun to explore our creative minds with the engineering of boats, spaghetti towers, and marshmallow structures. Through both independent and group work, the students have learned the iterative process of science, including multiple rounds of building, tweaking, and rebuilding. Looking toward the rest of the week, the students will explore flight and airplanes, construct towers as a team, and complete an Egg Drop.
Make Your Own Board Game – Nikole Moore-Medley
Youth Scholars are sketching, designing and creating fun, clever board games to play with family and friends. Join us on Friday at 2 p.m. (Lower School Room 2) for the reveal of the finished projects!
Swimming and Field Games – Kristen McDowel & Kyle Hagerthey
During this final week of Summer Scholars, PE & Field Games classes having been playing some camp favorites – Pinball and Battleship, to name a few. Hoop House Guard has also become a popular choice. They look to finish up this week with Steal the Bacon and Return of the Jedi.
Swimmers have been working on freestyle, backstroke, or breast stroke, learning what a pencil jump is, and practicing Cannonballs! For backstroke we hug a kick board “like a teddy bear,” hold our heads all the way back, and reach and pull all the way behind our ears and scoop under (like a reverse windmill). We’ve also discussed what streamline is and how to push off the wall like a rocketship!
To perform a frog kick, we hold onto a kick board and bend our legs in the shape of a baseball diamond (putting the bottoms of our feet together), then go out to the shape of a starfish.