06 Jul

Summer Notes Week 2

 


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Summer Notes Week 2

This week our D-E 360° Summer Connections Enrichment campers enjoyed Krav Magra, a Balloon Rocket Car STEM Competition, Body Knitting, and so much more! Some of our Immersive campers learned how to build their own code in Coding with Raspberry Pi !

Our Scholars continued to bolster their skills in their “ABCs” (Algebra; Biology; Chemistry) — just a few of the credit-earning courses that are offered for students who want to make the most of their summer break.

Enjoy our Week 2 video – click here

Looking forward to next week when we host STEM Institute… led by Trevor Shaw, Dwight-Englewood School’s Director of Technology Services, this workshop will engage teachers and administrators in makerspace, coding, and other hands-on STEM learning opportunities.

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For Week 3 (July 9-July 13) Enrichment, Scholars and Immersive Programs – Building Assignments and Classroom Numbers can be found by clicking here.

Discoveries & Adventures Program Highlights

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Week 2 in Review

Welcome to the land “Down Under”! Australia is a fun country to explore with its beautiful colors, unique languages and interesting animals. What better way to learn about animals than to see them in real life? Read More

Red Discoveries

This week in Discoveries, the Red Group traveled across the world and all the way to Australia. Read More

Yellow Discoveries

G´Day Mate!  The Yellow Group had a blast hopping on the plane and traveling to Australia to explore all the different animals and their habitats.  Read More

Blue Discoveries

Our arrival in Australia started with with a quick lesson about the people and characteristics common to this area of the world. Read More

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 learned about the beautiful animals that make their home in Australia.  We brainstormed a long list of various land and water creatures. Read More

Adventures Group 2

G’ Day, Mates! After welcoming the newest campers to our class, Group 2 spent the week learning about the land “Down Under.” Read More

Adventures Group 3

This week Group 3 had a wonderful time down under! Children were able to explore the habitats of kangaroos and koalas. Read More

Adventures Group 4

What an exciting week! We loved traveling down under to Australia. Read More

Adventures Group 5

Throughout Week 2 we learning about all the unique & amazing Australian animals and landscape. Read More

Adventures Group 6

Group 6 explored several different types of  maps of Australia this week.  Read More

Art

Campers had a blast this week learning about Australia!  Read More

Music

This week in Discoveries, we listened to music, sang songs, and learned about instruments and folk songs from Australia! Read More

Bodies in Motion

In honor of Australia we learned and played games that involved cooperation and body awareness.Read More

Yoga

Namaste & Hello Families! Welcome to Week 2 in Yoga. This week we worked on body awareness. Read More

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

This week we traveled to the continent of Australia and discovered many foods eaten by the children of Australia. Read More

Exploratorium

In the Exploratorium our Discoveries & Adventures campers all have a choice of experiments that let them explore the science around them with hands-on activities using common household materials. Read More

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06 Jul

Welcome to the land “Down Under”!

Australia is a fun country to explore with its beautiful colors, unique languages and interesting animals. What better way to learn about animals than to see them in real life?

Turtle Back Zoo came to visit our Discoveries Campers with a presentation about animals and how they protect themselves in different environments!  The zoo brought in various artifacts for the campers to explore, such as feathers, snake skin, owl pellets and turtle shells. The children had an up-close meeting with a few of Turtle Back Zoo’s animal ambassadors.  Discoveries had such an amazing time in Australia!

Adventures became Australian globetrotters this week.  Campers explored the continent by learning about the animals and people that call Australia home.  Throughout the week, the importance of conservation was discussed and on Thursday they went to the Bronx Zoo in New York City, where they took a guided tour that focused on animal adaptation!  The visit to the children’s zoo was enjoyed and the sea lions, giraffes, rhinos, and prairie dogs were amongst the campers’ favorites!

Get your passports and suitcases ready!   Shortly, our plane will be boarding for our next stop, Asia!

06 Jul

Yellow Discoveries

G´Day Mate!  The Yellow Group had a blast hopping on the plane and traveling to Australia to explore all the different animals and their habitats.  They were engaged in learning and researching facts on the tablet, reading a variety of fiction and nonfiction books, and making crafts of Australiaś native animals:  the kangaroo, koala, echidna, and wombat. They explored “see, think, and wonder” activities in our hands on sensory center buffet which included water beads and sand.  We also enjoyed using blue and green tissue paper to fill in the land for Australia and itś surrounding waters on our collaborative world map. The campers were delighted to receive another stamp in their passports…up next, a taste of Asia!

06 Jul

Blue Discoveries

Our arrival in Australia started with with a quick lesson about the people and characteristics common to this area of the world. As part of this new learning, we noticed how the world is divided into halves (called hemispheres) and that we can use a compass rose to identify areas of the world that are north, south, east, and west of where we live in the United States.

We practiced singing the classic Australian song, “Kookaburra,” and explored animals native to this continent. Learning about kangaroos was a particular favorite! We even created our own kangaroo, complete with a pouch for her baby. In terms of literacy, we practiced our reading fluency using poetry and nursery rhymes. Then, we applied what we learned about  flow to our read-aloud. Students were then able to play a rhyming game to identify words that match as we prepared to dictate sentences that have rhythm. When all was said and done, we had quite a bit of fun down under!

06 Jul

Red Discoveries

This week in Discoveries, the Red Group traveled across the world and all the way to Australia. Throughout our adventure, we learned about different animal species that can be found in Australia, such as koalas, kangaroos, and kookaburras. Our friends studied interesting facts about these fascinating animals, sang songs about them, and worked on art projects to create koalas and kangaroos with their joeys. We also had the opportunity to celebrate Theme Thursday by bringing in our own stuffed animal. We had so much fun sharing about our stuffed animals’ names and why they are so special to us. We hope you enjoyed Fourth of July with your family and friends! We are so excited to travel to Asia next week. See you there!

06 Jul

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 learned about the beautiful animals that make their home in Australia.  We brainstormed a long list of various land and water creatures. The adults had fun researching and learning alongside the campers.  We read lots of fiction and non-fiction animal books. Some favorites were Edward the Emu, Possum Magic and Top to Bottom Down Under.

We created emus and learned that they can only be found in Australia.  We learned how to draw a kookaburra, platypus, kangaroo, wombat and koala through step-by-step demonstrations.  Their animals looked amazing! The campers drew forest and woodland habitats and then collaged their animals onto their creations.  The final result looked wonderful.

06 Jul

Adventures Group 2

G’ Day, Mates! After welcoming the newest campers to our class, Group 2 spent the week learning about the land “Down Under.” We learned about Australia’s geography and the animals that live there. Thursday’s trip to the Bronx Zoo reminded us that we need to do our part to help conserve ALL of our planet’s beautiful creatures.
Next week, we’re off to Asia!

06 Jul

Adventures Group 3

This week Group 3 had a wonderful time down under! Children were able to explore the habitats of kangaroos and koalas. Learning new facts about each animal and creating masks were so much fun. Group 3 was amazed to discover the history of boomerangs. They designed a paper boomerang with so much flare! The group also discussed language and practiced their names in Aussie Sign Language. The trip to the Bronx Zoo was the highlight of the week. The guided tour provided students with a small informative adventure. Traveling to each animal and learning interesting facts made Group 3 smile. Giraffes, fish, birds, monkeys, bears, and reptiles are just a few of the animals observed. Group 3’s passport stamp to Australia was well deserved. Can’t wait to travel again during Week 3!

06 Jul

Adventures Group 5

Throughout Week 2 we learning about all the unique & amazing Australian animals and landscape.  We read the following picture books: Australian Animals by Caroline Arnold, Wombat Walkabout by Carol Diggory Shields, and Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein. Pointillism, artwork using tiny dots with various colors, was used to create pictures of animals and scenes of Australia.  Colorful scrapbook paper was used to design prints of Australian animals. During siesta we are continuing to follow August in Wonder as we learn to always stand by your friends and classmates.

06 Jul

Adventures Group 6

Group 6 explored several different types of  maps of Australia this week. Children also chose one of Australia’s unique animals and became the class expert on their animal through on-line research.  They used iPads to create a slideshow about their animal and then presented it to the rest of the class. They all did an amazing job!

06 Jul

Exploratorium

In the Exploratorium our Discoveries & Adventures campers all have a choice of experiments that let them explore the science around them with hands-on activities using common household materials. Some may use a stitching machine and others will look through a microscope, and some campers may choose to look for bugs or butterflies.  This week the campers will have the materials to make balloon powered Lego cars, create bouncing eggs, make their own flying creations, or choose from a collection of other science investigations.

06 Jul

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

This week we traveled to the continent of Australia and discovered many foods eaten by the children of Australia. We made and ate Meat and Vegetable Pies and Fairy Bread.

In Spanish/Drama, campers were introduced to Professor Perico and his amigos. We practiced “¿Cómo te llamas?” (What is your name?)  We also played games, like “¿Qué es?” and practiced our numbers.

06 Jul

Yoga

Namaste & Hello Families! Welcome to Week 2 in Yoga. This week we worked on body awareness. Yoga helps create awareness in the body through deep breathing and movement.  It gives kids a way to express themselves, build a strong connection between what they hear and what they do. When we string a series of age appropriate yoga poses together, we give kids a taste of what it means to move with ease.

Namaste – The light in me sees the light in you☺

06 Jul

Bodies in Motion

In honor of Australia we learned and played games that involved cooperation and body awareness.  In the Adventures group, campers played Sharks and Minnows. Discoveries had fun with Animal Round-up where they moved like their favorite animals.  Other games played during the week included bean bag tag!

06 Jul

Music

This week in Discoveries, we listened to music, sang songs, and learned about instruments and folk songs from Australia!

This week in Adventures, we learned about traditional Australian instruments, listened to music from Australia, and learned an Australian folk song!

06 Jul

Art

Campers had a blast this week learning about Australia! We learned about the native Australians, the Aborigines, and created traditional dot paintings and rain sticks. Campers also learned about the many types of animals in Australia and made Frilled Lizards, step-by-step Koala drawings, and Kookaburras.

29 Jun

Summer Notes Week 1

 


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Summer Notes Week 1

Bravo to our String Society 2018 campers!

Over the course of the week, the/our campers worked hard to produce beautiful music.
The Grand Finale Concert was dynamic and diverse, featuring a range of music from the Beatles to Bach. Concert-goers were also privileged to see the Brooklyn-based chamber music ensemble, Project Trio, who played alongside our campers.
Big congratulations to all involved!

This week our D-E 360° Summer Connections Enrichment campers enjoyed Basketball, Cricket: The British Game, Junior Chef: Breakfast Club, and so much more! Scholars embarked on courses that will help them build confidence and gain credit for future academic work, including algebra, biology, chemistry, and physics to name a few.

For Week 2 (July 2-July 6) Enrichment, Scholars and Immersive Programs – Building Assignments and Classroom Numbers can be found by clicking here.

Director & Assistant Director’s Blog

This summer our theme will take our campers around the world.  With passports in hand, Camp Discoveries and Adventures became North American Explorers during this first week.  As a camp, we celebrated the U.S.A. by wearing red, white, and blue on Theme Thursday and by singing “Grand Ole Flag” and “This Land is Your Land” during our morning gathering. Read More

Discoveries

Red Discoveries

The Red Group kicked off our adventure in Discoveries by getting to know our new friends and traveling to North America together. Our friends practiced greeting one another, sharing our thoughts and excitement about the day, and singing songs during Morning Meeting. Read More

Yellow Discoveries

This week Yellow Group started getting ready for our trip around the world! We talked about what we need to pack for our trip and made suitcases filled with our favorite things. Read More

Blue Discoveries

With passports in hand, we kicked off our summer journey by meeting our fellow travelers and making new friends. We sang songs and read stories that centered around this theme. Read More

Adventures

Group 1

Group 1 campers engaged in fun greetings with one another as we began to learn each other’s names. We had a blast getting to know each other and the children were smiling as they moved from class to class. Read More

Group 2

Red, White, Blue…and Group Two!
We kicked off our worldwide tour this week close to home, in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Read More

Group 3

The children in Group 3 had an amazing start to their trip around the world! Receiving their first passport stamp in North America, included gaining fun new facts about some of the 23 countries in the continent. Read More

Group 4

What an exciting week!
What is American about America?
Cars!!! In group 4 we are learning about one of America’s greatest inventions the Model T car created by Henry Ford.Read More

Group 5

Group 5 student learned about the symbols that represent America: the American flag, the bald eagle, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, and the White House. Read More

Group 6

This week Group, 6 asked the question, “What is America?” They came up with hundreds of answers and responses.  Read More

Art – Discoveries

This week, campers explored different symbols of the countries in North America.  Read More

Adventures in Art

Campers made art journals with collage on Monday. They are encouraged to draw whatever they wish inside and practice drawing animals. Read More

Music

This week in music, Discoveries listened to songs like This Land Is Your Land, explored their singing voices, and played some instruments!Read More

Bodies in Motion

This week in music, Discoveries listened to songs like This Land Is Your Land, explored their singing voices, and played some instruments!Read More

Yoga

Hello families! I really enjoyed meeting all of our campers this week. It was awesome to see some familiar faces. Read More

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Hola!  In Spanish campers learned greetings.  We practiced Good Morning and what is your name?Read More

Exploratorium

Campers are busy investigating the elements in the Exploratorium, doing experiments and activities involving gumball structures and and flying gummy worms.Read More

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29 Jun

Exploratorium

Campers are busy investigating the elements in the Exploratorium, doing experiments and activities involving gumball structures and and flying gummy worms. Friction track races will be featured this week, along with foil boats for marble challenges.  Some campers will experiment on how to make a balloon expand by mixing two types of materials, and others will inspect the bugs and butterflies outside with a magnifying glass. We will also be investigating pond scum through a microscope and making balloon-powered racers.

29 Jun

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Hola!  In Spanish campers learned greetings.  We practiced Good Morning and what is your name?  We said the colors in Spanish and viewed Little Red Hen in Spanish to help them with Spanish grammar.  

In cooking class, we made to North American favorites – pigs in a blanket and mini apple pies!!  Delicious!!!

Senora Harrison also known as  Chef Loco