For the week of July 25, our Discoveries: Blue Group campers are going to be recognizing that they are part of a local community as well as a larger state, country, and world community, which will be evident throughout the Olympics Opening Ceremonies on August 5!
We look forward to painting watercolors of the five main continents represented at the Summer 2016 Olympics. In addition, we are going to be exploring flags from various nations and playing concentration with country flag cards.
During the week of July 18 our Discoveries: Blue Group campers will be talking about heroes, including discussing together the qualities of strong character, and exploring literature that emphasizes good sportsmanship.
We also look forward to role-playing different scenarios related to winning and losing games, to help us build good attitudes no matter what outcome we experience when we play a game!
During the week of July 11, our Discoveries: Blue Group campers will learn all about the origins of the Olympic flame, including creating our very own Olympic “torches” which we will practice using during a pass-the-torch relay.
We will also create leaf crowns (or laurel wreaths), which were given out as the original prize to the winning athletes at the ancient Olympic Games!
Welcome! Here’s helpful information for our first week!
“DE Dismissal Sign”-Attached to the welcome letter, each family will receive a neon dismissal sign. These signs will be placed on the passenger side dashboard of the cars during dismissal. This will expedite pick-up and help identify Discoveries Campers versus Adventures. If you would like to include the children’s names on the signs, you can write their names somewhere on the front of the card.
Water-Play will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016
On Water Play days, send children already dressed in their bathing suits and covered with sun block.
Send a change of dry clothes for them to change into afterward.
The Blue Group is spending their first week at camp building their new classroom community with Mr. M. Together, we are practicing songs and reading storybooks that focus on friendship. We are also going to play games that help us get to know one another.
With the Fourth of July just around the corner we are going to be learning all about America.
Students will be painting and describing patriotic scenes that represent our heritage and will also explore how our country’s flag has evolved since 1776.