17 Jun

Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds

 

 

D-E 360° Summer Connections’ Discoveries, Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 in Fall (September) 2019.

Our programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. Academic courses include Math, Language Arts, and Science. We also believe that creative endeavors should be a part of a young child’s life. As a result, performing and visual arts like music, dancing, painting, and storytelling constantly find themselves in the curriculum. To balance these activities, physical exercise in the form of physical education and recess are also included in the schedule. Dedicated faculty and an animated staff complete the picture for the Lower School Programs by providing the children with a safe and fun atmosphere where children of all ages can grow!

Adventures & Discoveries 2019 Theme

Our theme for the D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 season is ️Keys: Opening Doorways to New Worlds. Campers in Preschool age 3 through Grade 4 in the Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Summer Day Camp programs will ‘open doorways’ to experience and explore different worlds, as follows:

  • WEEK 1:  Our World Today (Transportation & Structures);
  • WEEK 2:  Our Natural World (Animals & Plants);
  • WEEK 3:  Our World Before (Prehistory, Dinosaurs, & Ancient Worlds);
  • WEEK 4:  Our Future World (Technology, Coding, & Innovation);
  • WEEK 5:  Our World Beyond (Space & Solar Systems); and
  • WEEK 6:  Our Fantasy World (Fairy Tales, Magic, & Myths).

With an abundance of hands-on learning activities as well as on-campus and off-campus field trips, we will inspire curiosity. Our fun learning experiences will build foundations for literacy, creativity, and academic exploration. Equally important, our campers will master life lessons from their time here with us: 1) the meaning of cooperative work; 2) the impact of the past and how culture and technology have played roles in today’s world; and 3) a sense of wonder such that they develop a lasting appreciation of all our worlds – real and imagined.

17 Jun

Summer “Immersives” Provide Deep Dive Learning

D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 Immersives are for students in Grades 2-12. From arts and entrepreneurship to STEM and “Wall Street & You” — SC 2019 Immersives provide exceptional opportunities to learn from master level faculty and generally range 1-2 weeks in length, giving students a “deep dive” in new educational experiences!

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Fundamentals is for Grades 5-8 (July 29 – August 2, 2019). Learn the basics of computer programming including the study of programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and the development of interactive games. This express course is a great intro for any student wanting to take computer design and coding in high school! Instructor Dr. Paul Feffer is currently the Science Department Chair at the Storm King School, where he also teaches physics and computer science. Dr. Ericka Collado is currently on faculty at the Lower School of Dwight-Englewood and teaches Spanish and coding. She is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Heading for Broadway

Heading for Broadway for Grades 7-9 (July 8-July 19, 2019) and Heading for Broadway for Grades 4-6 (July 22 – August 22, 2019). Does your student dream of taking the stage in a musical theatre production? This program features experience a Broadway Show matinee, lessons in acting techniques, a theatre performance lab, and classes in singing, audition techniques, and more. Director John Giresi is in his 28th year as Director of Musical Theatre Production at Fair Lawn High School and has directed over 250 musical productions in the tri-state area. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Leadership & Community Service

Leadership & Community Service is for Grades 7-10. Offered all 6 weeks of SC 2019, this Immersive teaches students how to be better communicators, build a team, improve public speaking skills, learn how to apply effective leadership skills, and more! Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Media Production

Media Production is for Grades 5 – 9 (July 1-3, 2019). Students will work in collaborative teams in front of the camera and behind the scenes, learning all aspects of video production including development, writing, shooting, animation, and editing. Click here for details and register today!

Wall Street and You

Wall Street and You is for Grades 5 – 8 (July 22 – 26, 2019). In this one week Immersive, students will learn the basics of Wall Street, including what stocks are, why markets fluctuate; play an interactive game where you invest in stocks in real time; and take a trip to NYC to observe high-stakes finances in real life. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

17 Jun

Summer Connections Countdown

The start of D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 is less than two weeks away! Catch our SC Countdown Clock here.

Schedule your best summer ever: For a quick snapshot of Schedules for all our SC 2019 programs, including our Immersives as well as our Enrichment, Academic Enrichment, and Scholars offerings, reference our D-E 360° Summer Connections 2019 Schedule Grid click here. Important, please note that this Schedule Grid is subject to change.

For a schedule of all our most current offerings use our handy online Scheduling Tool click here.

UPDATE: D-E 360° Summer Connection’s Vaccination Policy for Campers and Staff

Parents send their children to camp assuming they will have many fun, positive social interactions, and learn from our rich Summer Connections programs. They also expect that Dwight-Englewood provides a safe and healthy environment. We want you to know that D-E 360° Summer Connections takes the health and safety of your child very seriously and as such, has adopted the following policy: All members of our community must be adequately immunized against all preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. While parents may choose to defer the vaccination of their children, for the D-E 360° Summer Connections community this is not an option. The routine vaccination of all children, staff and faculty is an important public health matter, especially in the confined environment of a summer camp community.

13 Jun

D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition

 


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D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition

Dear Friends, Welcome to D-E 360° View: Summer Notes Edition, the e-newsletter for D-E 360°. D-E 360° is centered on learning boldly for all seasons. What we’ve built with our year-around programs is an opportunity for learners to engage in active learning Read More

Enjoy video vignettes from Summer Connections 2018 here!

Summer Connections Countdown

The start of D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 is less than two weeks away! Catch our SC Countdown Clock here and register today! $150 saves your seat.

Schedule your best summer ever: For a quick snapshot of Schedules for all our SC 2019 programs, including our Immersives as well as our Enrichment, Academic Enrichment, and Scholars offerings, reference our D-E 360° Summer Connections 2019 Schedule Grid click here. Important, please note that this Schedule Grid is subject to change.

For a schedule of all our most current offerings use our handy online Scheduling Tool click here.

Immersive Programs Provide “Deep Dive” Learning

D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 Immersives are for students in Grades 2-12. From arts and entrepreneurship to STEM and “Wall Street & You” — SC 2019 Immersives provide exceptional opportunities to learn from master level faculty and generally range 1-2 weeks in length, giving students a “deep dive” in new educational experiences!

Computer Science Fundamentals

Computer Science Fundamentals is for Grades 5-8 (July 29 – August 2, 2019). Learn the basics of computer programming including the study of programming concepts, computational thinking, digital citizenship, and the development of interactive games. This express course is a great intro for any student wanting to take computer design and coding in high school! Instructor Dr. Paul Feffer is currently the Science Department Chair at the Storm King School, where he also teaches physics and computer science. Dr. Ericka Collado is currently on faculty at the Lower School of Dwight-Englewood and teaches Spanish and coding. She is also an adjunct professor at New Jersey City University. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Heading for Broadway

Heading for Broadway for Grades 7-9 (July 8-July 19, 2019) and Heading for Broadway for Grades 4-6 (July 22 – August 22, 2019). Does your student dream of taking the stage in a musical theatre production? This program features experience a Broadway Show matinee, lessons in acting techniques, a theatre performance lab, and classes in singing, audition techniques, and more. Director John Giresi is in his 28th year as Director of Musical Theatre Production at Fair Lawn High School and has directed over 250 musical productions in the tri-state area. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Leadership & Community Service

Leadership & Community Service is for Grades 7-10. Offered all 6 weeks of SC 2019, this Immersive teaches students how to be better communicators, build a team, improve public speaking skills, learn how to apply effective leadership skills, and more! Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Media Production

Media Production is for Grades 5 – 9 (July 1-3, 2019). Students will work in collaborative teams in front of the camera and behind the scenes, learning all aspects of video production including development, writing, shooting, animation, and editing. Click here for details and register today!

Wall Street and You

Wall Street and You is for Grades 5 – 8 (July 22 – 26, 2019). In this one week Immersive, students will learn the basics of Wall Street, including what stocks are, why markets fluctuate; play an interactive game where you invest in stocks in real time; and take a trip to NYC to observe high-stakes finances in real life. Click here for Immersives details and register today!

Discoveries & Adventures Open Doors to New Worlds

D-E 360° Summer Connections’ Discoveries, Adventures and Junior Summer Day Camp programs are for students who will be entering Preschool (age 3) through Grade 4 in Fall (September) 2019.

Our programs offer age-appropriate activities that are carefully designed so that every child has a chance for observation and discovery. Academic courses include Math, Language Arts, and Science. We also believe that creative endeavors should be a part of a young child’s life. As a result, performing and visual arts like music, dancing, painting, and storytelling constantly find themselves in the curriculum. To balance these activities, physical exercise in the form of physical education and recess are also included in the schedule. Dedicated faculty and an animated staff complete the picture for the Lower School Programs by providing the children with a safe and fun atmosphere where children of all ages can grow!

Adventures & Discoveries 2019 Theme

Our theme for the D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) 2019 season is ️Keys: Opening Doorways to New Worlds. Campers in Preschool age 3 through Grade 4 in the Discoveries, Adventures, and Junior Summer Day Camp programs will ‘open doorways’ to experience and explore different worlds, as follows:

  • WEEK 1:  Our World Today (Transportation & Structures);
  • WEEK 2:  Our Natural World (Animals & Plants);
  • WEEK 3:  Our World Before (Prehistory, Dinosaurs, & Ancient Worlds);
  • WEEK 4:  Our Future World (Technology, Coding, & Innovation);
  • WEEK 5:  Our World Beyond (Space & Solar Systems); and
  • WEEK 6:  Our Fantasy World (Fairy Tales, Magic, & Myths).

With an abundance of hands-on learning activities as well as on-campus and off-campus field trips, we will inspire curiosity. Our fun learning experiences will build foundations for literacy, creativity, and academic exploration. Equally important, our campers will master life lessons from their time here with us: 1) the meaning of cooperative work; 2) the impact of the past and how culture and technology have played roles in today’s world; and 3) a sense of wonder such that they develop a lasting appreciation of all our worlds – real and imagined.

2019 Theme Keys Opening Doorways to New Worlds

06 Jun

Missing Health Forms?!

For the health & safety of your child, please complete the required forms shown below prior to your child’s first day of camp.

  • For Camper Health History Form, click here.
  • For Camper Health Care Recommendations Form, click here.
UPDATE: DE360° Summer Connection’s Vaccination Policy for Campers and Staff

Parents send their children to camp assuming they will have many fun, positive social interactions, and learn from our rich Summer Connections programs. They also expect that Dwight-Englewood provides a safe and healthy environment. We want you to know that D-E 360° Summer Connections takes the health and safety of your child very seriously and as such, has adopted the following policy: All members of our community must be adequately immunized against all preventable diseases, as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. While parents may choose to defer the vaccination of their children, for the D-E 360° Summer Connections community this is not an option. The routine vaccination of all children, staff and faculty is an important public health matter, especially in the confined environment of a summer camp community.

27 Jul

Summer Notes Week 5

 

 


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Summer Notes Week 5

This week, Enrichment campers learned how to lift each other up just in time for Camp Kindness Day in Cheerleading, mastered comedy and tragedy in Acting, and learned how to start their own businesses in Entrepreneur’s Academy.

There’s only one week of fun left with D-E 360 Summer Connections but there’s still space left in our Enrichment and Discoveries & Adventures Programs! Learn more and register online today at de360.d-e.org/summer!

For Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) Enrichment, Scholars and Immersive Programs – Building Assignments and Classroom Numbers can be found by clicking here.

Discoveries & Junior Summer Day Camp Program Highlights

  • Click here for our Discoveries Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) Schedule
  • Click here for our Junior Summer Day Camp Week 6 (July 30 – August 3) Schedule

Week 5 in Review

Africa is a beautiful continent rich in both its natural resources and its ecosystems. This week, campers learned about the variety of animals, plants, geographical features, and traditions that call Africa home. Read More

Red Discoveries

What an adventure we had traveling along the Nile River as we explored the wonders of Africa this week! Read More

Yellow Discoveries

This week in yellow group, the campers explored Africa and all its beauty. We made African jewelry and masks to wear while learning to play the drums in our amazing assembly with Mr. Robert. Read More

Blue Discoveries

Jambo Campers! We had a chance to practice a little bit of Swahili as we learned a Kenyan welcome song this week. Read More

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 campers traveled to Africa this week! Campers learned about the need for clean water in the villages of Burkina Faso through the story book The Water Princess. Read More

Adventures Group 2

Group 2 says, “Jambo!” (That’s how to say “hello” in Swahili.) We spent a wonderful week in Africa. Read More

Adventures Group 3

This week Group 3 had a wonderful time exploring the continent of Africa. Read More

Adventures Group 4

What an exciting week. Tuning in from the African Safaria, Group 4 has been on a wonderful adventure. Read More

Adventures Group 5

Africa is a continent rich in resources and holds the world’s longest river, the Nile. Read More

Adventures Group 6

Group Six explored several different types of maps of Africa this week. Read More

Art (Adventures)

Campers looked at Adinkra patterns from West Africa. Read More

Art ( Discoveries)

During week five we focused African-inspired crafts and animals with projects that offer an array of sensory exploration, skills practice, and cognitive development through planning and problem solving. Read More

Sound of Music

This week in music, Discoveries campers explored their singing voices, learned about some drums from Africa and moved to music. Read More

Bodies in Motion

This week during Bodies in Motion class all students played a variety of elementary P.E. Games and activities that promote 100% participation, stress cooperation over competition and help improve students self-esteem. Read More

Yoga

Hello families! This week in Yoga we worked on relaxation. Read More

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

This week we continued to travel and landed on the continent of Africa. Read More

Exploratorium

This week the campers in the Exploratorium will investigate gravity and flight with experiments using water and air. Read More

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20 Jul

Summer Notes Week 4


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Summer Notes Week 4

Go Green! This week, Enrichment campers in Vegetable Gardening and Cooking reaped the rewards of their hard work, creating delicious meals with fresh fixings picked from our gardens here on the D-E School campus. Other exciting Enrichment offerings this week directed enthusiastic campers toward the finer points of Fencing; the basics of engineering in Engineering for Young Minds, and crime scene analysis in Forensics!

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Next week, Acting and Cheerleading welcomes new and notable teachers to our program. Critically-acclaimed theatre production expert John Gerisi and cheer squad coaches Nicole Cieri and Maria Cornetta will engage campers in exciting hands-on instruction. Space still available. Click here to register.

Young Visionaries (YV), a 2-week Immersive program, immersed campers this week in multimedia creation and artistic expression. A YV field trip to the NY Childrens’ Museum of Art in Lower Manhattan was highlighted by the opportunity to work in 2D and 3D media while focusing on scale and size, ideas that are central to this year’s YV “community” program theme.

Hungry? Click here for our Enrichment/Scholars/Immersives Week 5 (July 23 – 27) Menu!

For Week 5 (July 23-July 27) Enrichment, Scholars and Immersive Programs – Building Assignments and Classroom Numbers can be found by clicking here.

Discoveries & Adventures Program Highlights

  • Click here for our Discoveries Week 5 (July 23 – 27) Schedule
  • Click here for our Junior Summer Day Camp Week 5 (July 23 – 27) Schedule
  • Click here for our Adventures Week 5 (July 16 – 20) Schedule
  • Yum! Click here for our Discoveries & Adventures Week 5 (July 16 – 20) Menu.

Week 4 in Review

Welcome to Europe – a continent with unique, historical, and culturally-rich countries! This week, Adventures students traveled to Europe and became cultural enthusiasts. Campers studied famous European artists and buildings. Read More

STEM Special Program

Why are bubbles round? Why do bubbles pop? Why do bubbles stick together? This week we had a special STEM program for our campers in Discoveries and Adventures called the the Fun With Bubbles program, sponsored by SUEZ Water. Read More

Red Discoveries

Ciao! Bonjour! Our Discoveries friends had a blast exploring the art and architecture of Europe this week. Read More

Yellow Discoveries

The Yellow Group had a fun visit to Europe this week! We learned about fairy tales that come from Scandinavia and Germany. Read More

Blue Discoveries

The sights, sounds, and architecture of Europe were on the minds of our preschool kids this week as we began looking at all the different countries that make up this rich continent. Read More

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 traveled through the many countries of Europe. Our first stop was France. Read More

Adventures Group 2

Bonjour! Group 2 spent the week learning about European architecture and art. Read More

Adventures Group 3

Europe is well known for its historical architect. This week Group Three had fun exploring these sculptures through text, media, and art. Read More

Adventures Group 4

What an exciting week learning about Europe!! What do we love most about learning about Europe… ART of course. Read More

Adventures Group 5

Europe has many famous structures and artwork to observe and research. Read More

Adventures Group 6

Group Six explored several different types of maps of Europe this week. Read More

Art

This week in art, our Adventures campers looked at famous European landmarks and figured out their shapes. Read More

Music

This week in music, Discoveries campers listened to some music from different countries in Europe, sang songs and tried new instruments. Read More

Bodies in Motion

This week during Bodies in Motion class campers participated in a number of full inclusion activities such as tag games and cooperative game play.Read More

Yoga

The children had A LOT of fun this week learning new yoga poses and breathing techniques. Read More

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Discoveries Students enjoyed the story “Caps for Sale” and we all had such a fun time putting on the hats and trying to break the Peddler’s record of 17. Read More

Exploratorium

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

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20 Jul

Welcome to Europe – a continent with unique, historical, and culturally-rich countries!

This week, Adventures students traveled to Europe and became cultural enthusiasts. Campers studied famous European artists and buildings.  This exploration was enhanced on Wednesday when our campers took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, where they viewed the masterpieces of Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso, as well as, the Egyptian Temple of Dendur and the European Arms and Armour Collection.

Discoveries students loved exploring Europe and visiting many of its famous landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, the London Bridge, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, just to name a few.  The teachers filled the classroom with exciting activities that encompassed art and architecture, cultural celebrations, foods, songs, language, folk tales, games and crafts.  Our time in Europe was a memorable one.

Get your passports and suitcases ready! We are headed to Africa next week.

20 Jul

STEM Special Program

Why are bubbles round?  Why do bubbles pop?  Why do bubbles stick together?  This week we had a special STEM program for our campers in Discoveries and Adventures called the the Fun With Bubbles program, sponsored by SUEZ Water.

Adventures Campers learned and discussed the science behind bubbles, conducted fun water experiments, and explored the structure and behavior of a water molecule.  They also made their own wands and created small and large bubbles outdoors.

Discoveries campers read the story Bubbles Float, Bubbles Pop by Mark Weakland.  Together, with the Suez Water Company, the kids followed a recipe to create a bubble solution. They also constructed their very own wands and went outside for a bubble blowing party!

Blowing bubbles is such a classic outdoor activity that can be enjoyed just about anywhere!  Not only is it fun to do, but there are lots of ways that exploring bubbles can engage kids in concepts related to math, science, and engineering. The kids had a blast blowing and catching bubbles!

20 Jul

Red Discoveries Group

Ciao! Bonjour! Our Discoveries friends had a blast exploring the art and architecture of Europe this week. As we virtually traveled through Europe, we visited the London Bridge, Eiffel Tower, and Leaning Tower of Pisa. We stopped to admire the breathtaking artwork of Monet and Leonardo Da Vinci, The Water Lily Pond and The Mona Lisa. We enjoyed talking about the interesting parts of the architecture and the beautiful colors of the art. Our friends also practiced our coordination and motor skills through dancing and singing along with GoNoodle videos while learning about patterns and numbers. Get your passports ready to join us in our next adventure as we travel to Africa next week!

20 Jul

Yellow Discoveries Group

The Yellow Group had a fun visit to Europe this week! We learned about fairy tales that come from Scandinavia and Germany. We examined European architecture including Neuschwanstein Castle, the Eiffel Tower, and London’s Tower Bridge. Using giant blocks we recreated these and brought Europe to our own backyard! We even learned some words and songs in Italian, German, and French!

20 Jul

Blue Discoveries Group

The sights, sounds, and architecture of Europe were on the minds of our preschool kids this week as we began looking at all the different countries that make up this rich continent.

We explored all the different types of homes, buildings, and monuments found in Europe then worked in groups to replicate those structures using blocks, legos, and snap cubes. Also, we then used playdough to imitate some favorite European dishes, such as pizza, pretzels, and pastries.

As the week continued, we enjoyed the classic storybook Strega Nona and noticed how sentences always show a complete thought. We then tried writing a complete thought, beginning with a capital letter and ending with a period. We also created mini-murals showcasing a map of Italy, the Mona Lisa, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Our European Adventure has been a memorable one … I hope we get to visit there again soon!

20 Jul

Adventures Group 1

Group 1 traveled through the many countries of Europe. Our first stop was France. Most campers were excited to learn about France since they won the World Cup. We created Eiffel Towers and learned fun facts about this amazing structure. Our next stop was Greece where campers learned about the Parthenon. This stone structure was designed to be a temple for the Greek goddess Athena.  We then learned about the Italian culture and history. It has been a blast traveling through Europe with your children!

20 Jul

Adventures Group 2

Bonjour! Group 2 spent the week learning about European architecture and art. We made Monet-style water lilies, and sunflowers like Van Gogh. Students learned about the Eiffel Tower as well. On Wednesday, we explored the Met and saw artwork by both of these artists in real
Life!

On another note, it was nice to see so many parents last week at our Meet and Greet. Thank you for coming! Next week, we are off to Africa.

20 Jul

Adventures Group 3

Europe is well known for its historical architect. This week Group Three had fun exploring these sculptures through text, media, and art. Campers learner about Big Ben and created their own Eiffel Tower. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art, they were able the explore creations from around the world. Children were able to compare and contrast different forms of architectural design. Week 4 in Europe was a blast, can’t to travel again next week!

20 Jul

Adventures Group 4

What an exciting week learning about Europe!! What do we love most about learning about Europe… ART of course.

We were inspired to create beautiful artwork in Group 4.

Come check out some of our artwork…

Drip Drip, Splatter, Splash a Collaborative Watercolor Painting!
Cezzane, Matisse, and Sonia Delaunay inspired us to create beautiful Artwork.  Original Ancient Artifacts from clay were very fun to create!

20 Jul

Adventures Group 5

Europe has many famous structures and artwork to observe and research.  Together we learned about the art and architecture of Europe by reading: Art is… by Bob Raczka, Young Frank Architect by Frank Viva, 13 Buildings Children Should Know by Annette Roader, Adventure Homes by Gerry Bailey, and Buildings by Karen Hosack.  We watched the movie From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler so when we visited The Metropolitan Museum of Art we could track Claudia and Jamie’s journey through the museum.  Group 5 architects explored their creativity by designing their own structures and artwork.  We continue to learn about the importance of standing by your friends and always being kind as we are reading Wonder.

20 Jul

Adventures Group 6

Group Six explored several different types of maps of Europe this week. The main focus for group six was researching and then creating a presentation about one of Europe’s famous landmarks on Keynote. They used iPads to show their slideshow to the rest of the class. Their presentations were terrific!

20 Jul

Art

This week in art, our Adventures campers looked at famous European landmarks and figured out their shapes. They made pop ups of castles, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Eiffel Tower, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the Parthenon, and the Coliseum. They also created self-portraits in front of these iconic landmarks.

Discoveries campers made a Medieval castle play-set, including a castle, characters to live in the castle, animals to live outside, a horse, and a dragon. Aside from having a lot of fun expressing themselves creatively, the children are developing skills and gaining confidence in their abilities in STEM projects.

A common theme in all these artistic endeavors is how the children are developing fine motor skills! Campers are learning and practicing proper pincer grip, cutting techniques with scissors, hand-eye coordination in wrapping cylindrical objects and placing tape and yarn in strategic paces.

They are also exposed to age-appropriate engineering and math concepts. For instance, they learn how a simple 2D shape can turn into a 3D shape and experience perpendicular and parallel structure. They also learn mechanics in the creation of a functional drawbridge as well as measuring by determining appropriate sizes and lengths of chosen materials.

20 Jul

Music

This week in music, Discoveries campers listened to some music from different countries in Europe, sang songs and tried new instruments. Adventures campers listened to music from different areas of Europe and talked about the differences and similarities, and then learned a folk song from Ireland called The Rattlin’ Bog.