05 Aug

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Ms. Kristen Schott

Learning to become an Olympian!

  • During the week of August 8, Discoveries Blue Group campers will learn about how  athletes train to become Olympians by doing a little training ourselves!
  • We will also discuss together healthy eating habits, explore age appropriate exercises, and prepare for our final Friday showcase!
29 Jul

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Mr. Matt McQuillen 

A Week of Winter (Olympics)!

  • Even though we’re in the middle of the summer, during the week of August 1 our Discoveries Blue Group campers will have cold weather on their minds as we explore the winter Olympics!
  • Campers will also be exploring elements of winter weather, winter Olympic locations, and games that are unique to this time of year.
21 Jul

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Mr. Matt McQuillen 

Geography Week!

  • 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.
14 Jul

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Mr. Matt McQuillen

All About Heroes!

  • 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!
07 Jul

Discoveries: Blue Group

 by Mr. Matt McQuillen

Origins of the Olympic Flame!

  • 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!
30 Jun

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Mr. Matt McQuillen: 

Summer Olympic Games!

  • This week we explored the colors of the Olympic rings and discuss how they each represent the five major land areas of the world.
  • Looking ahead we are also going to learn about the importance of the Olympics as well as review some of the important summer games hat are played there.
  • Finally, we set up our own version of the Summer Games. We had fun playing the drinking straw race, the ballon-between-your-knees race, and the egg-a-then relay.
27 Jun

Discoveries

by Mrs. Stacy Carela:

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.

 

27 Jun

Discoveries: Blue Group

by Mr. Matt McQuillen:

  • Campers learn all about the Fourth of July!

    • 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.