03 Aug

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Adventures Students

Spanish Drama

Our final destination on our travel across the world has taken us to South America. We talked about the countries that made up South America and shared our similarities. We read a book called “La Oruga Muy Ambrienta.” The students were excited to learn about the different foods and butterflies/mariposas described in the book. Much fun was had during Drama when we danced and played games, incorporating our robotic animal toys which brought excitement to the kids.

Cooking

In Cooking, our final destination was South America and just like all the other continents it was enjoyed by all. Our focus was on the ancient food of the Gods, Chocolate. The students enjoyed making and eating their own chocolate which originated in Brazil known as “Brigadeiros.” We also discovered that in most of the countries found in South America there is a very delicious pastry known as “Empanadas.” The children were offered choices in making their own kind of empanadas ranging from chicken, beef, guava, and cheese. In keeping with our theme, the students learned about the tropical fruits grown and eaten in South America. Since Paletas have been a huge hit for the kids we made them using the fruits mora, papaya, fresa, and banana.

Discoveries Students 

Spanish/ Drama:

Our final destination on our travel across the world has taken us to South America. We talked about the countries that made up South America and shared our similarities. We read a book called “La Oruga Muy Ambrienta.” The students were excited to learn about the different foods and butterflies/mariposas described in the book. Much fun was had during Drama when we danced and played games, incorporating our robotic animal toys which brought excitement to the kids.

Cooking:

In Cooking, our final destination was South America and just like all the other continents it was enjoyed by all. Our focus was on the ancient food of the Gods, Chocolate. The students enjoyed making and eating their own chocolate which originated in Brazil known as “Brigadeiros.” In keeping with our theme, the students learned about the tropical fruits grown and eaten in South America. Since Paletas have been a huge hit for the kids we made them using the fruits mora, papaya, fresa, and banana.

27 Jul

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Adventures Students
Spanish/Drama
This week we continued to travel and landed on the continent of Africa. We talked about the countries that make up this big continent. We read a book called “El Leon Remolon”. It was about African animals, what they eat and the sounds they make. For Drama we played animal charades where we acted out the animals and the other students had to guess who you were.

Cooking 

In Cooking; West Africa was our destination and it was enjoyed by all. We learn all about the Plantain/Platanos. We peeled, cut, seasoned and cooked and made an avocado cream sauce that was delicious. We also discovered that every continent has a fried dough and a stuff dough. We made Mandazzi a fried dough that is eaten throughout Africa and is similar, but better than the doughnuts in America. In keeping with our theme, students learned about fruits that are grown and eaten in Africa. Paletas have been a hit for the kids so we made a “Purple Cow Smoothie” that would later become Paletas. Also, Papaya, Banana, Mango and Coconut.

Discoveries Students
Spanish/ Drama:
This week we continued to travel and landed on the continent of Africa. We talked about the countries that make up this big continent. We read a book called “El Leon Remolon”. It was about African animals, what they eat and the sounds they make. For Drama we played animal charades where we acted out the animals and the other students had to guess who you were.

Cooking:

In cooking we travelled to Africa and explored the West African cuisine. We made monkey
bread In keeping with our theme, students learned about fruits that are grown and eaten in
Africa. Paletas have been a hit for the kids so we made a “Purple Cow Smoothie” that would later become Paletas. Also, Papaya, Banana, Mango and Coconut.

20 Jul

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.  In cooking we travelled to Europe and landed in Paris where we enjoyed making chocolate and cheese Croissants. Then we hopped over to Spain to enjoy making a Margo smoothie that would later become a Paleta.

Adventures Spanish/Drama

This week we continued to travel around the world and made a stop on the continent of Europe/Europa. We went to a small village in Russia and met a man selling hats/sombreros. The peddler went up and down the road selling his hats; but no one bought the hats. The peddler soon met some monkeys who gave him the monkey business. They stole his hats when he fell asleep. The students counted the hats in Spanish and each acted out the parts of the Peddler and the monkeys.

Adventures Cooking

In cooking Paris was a destination enjoyed by all. We made chocolate and cheese Croissants.We also travelled to Spain for tapas and enjoyed a Spanish tortilla made with potato chips. To their surprise a tortilla is not just for tacos. Paletas have been a hit for the kids so we made a “Sunshine Punch Smoothie” that would later become Paletas.

13 Jul

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

Spanish/Drama
This week we continued to travel around the world and made a stop in the continent of Asia.  We stopped in China and met a friend whose name was Pim. He said hello in many languages such as: Hola in Spanish, Hello in English, and Ni-hao in Chinese.  We watched a video and learned lots of vocabulary. The kids enjoyed putting on a skit about a family who went out to a restaurant and found a fly/mosca in the soup/ sopa. They used
different props to make the skit more realistic and put on a show for their audience members.

Cooking
In cooking we created something really delicious. We made fried vegetable rice and chicken fried rice. The kids helped by chopping up the vegetables and stirring the pot full of rice.  In Discoveries we made orange guey cookies which are found in the Asian food culture. We also had some paletas.

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

05 Aug

Adventures: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica

¡Hola Amigos!

  • This week Adventures campers in Spanish will learn how to say and read the numbers 0-20 in Spanish, skip count to 50 “cincuenta” and learn the numbers 100 “cien” and 1,000 “mil”.
  • In Drama we’ll play charades with the vocabulary theme words for Animals in the farm “Los Animales de la Granja” and common places and careers in the community “La comunidad”.
  • In Cooking,  we will make mini pizzas and continue learning words associated with baking, cooking and being courteous in Spanish (mezcla, echar, maza, chocolate, vainilla, queso, limonada, agua, por favor y gracias – mix, pour, dough, chocolate, vanilla, cheese, lemonade, water, please and thank you).  We will also create Tasty Torches made from rice crispies and sugar cones!
28 Jul

Adventures: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritca 

Empanadas Anyone?

  • During the week of August 1, Adventures campers will learn vocabulary for clothing and their community, and then they’ll act out choosing clothing for the appropriate weather and season as they act out going to different places in the community (the post office, the bank the playground, etc.)
  • We’ll also play a game called “Fly Swatting”, through which our campers will enjoy a bilingual bingo with the new vocabulary they’ve learned.
  • Finally, during cooking class, we will prepare and enjoy delicious apple empanadas!
21 Jul

Adventures: Cooking/Spanish/Drama

by Ms. Sandra Buritica 

¡Hola!

  • For the week of July 25, our Adventures campers will hear the story The Three Little Bears as they learn the vocabulary and several lines of this story. Then they will retell, write, and act out the story to the class!
  • In addition, campers will learn to count up to 50 and to sing the alphabet in Spanish.
  • Campers will also play “Spanish Bingo” (which is centered on celebrations), with a special game’s end cooking activity:  we’ll make a scrumptious dessert from pretzels, sprinkles and frosting!
14 Jul

Adventures: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica

¡Que divertido!

  • During the week of July 18, our Adventures campers will learn about celebrations in Spanish-speaking countries and their own.
  • We also look forward to some fun dramatic play, in which we will act out being at a (Spanish-speaking) birthday party.
  • Delicious waffle chicken ‘sliders’ are on the menu for our next ‘how-to’ Adventures cooking sessions!
07 Jul

Adventures: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica:

¡Hola Amigos!

  • During the week of July 11, our Adventures campers will enjoy learning about birthday celebrations, all in Spanish — including learning how to say their birthday (date), how old they are, and various vocabulary words related to birthdays, including counting up to the number 30 — and singing “Feliz Cumpleanos” (Happy Birthday).  Our campers will also create their very own “velitas” (candles) to take home and learn how to say “soplar unas velitas” (when they blow out their candles)!
  • As part of our Summer 2016 theme, children will also learn words in Spanish that relate to the Olympic games, including “nadar” (to swim), “remar una canoa” (to row a canoe), and “tiro al arco” (archery).
  • Finally, we’ll head to the kitchen, where our Adventures campers chefs will create Jelly Boats, made out of lemons and jello!
30 Jun

Discoveries and Adventures: Cooking/Spanish/Drama

by Ms. Sandra Buritica: 

Bienvenidos!

Next week will include the following:

  • Children will read “If you give a Moose a Muffin” by Joffe Numeroff. They will hear the same story in Spanish “Si le das un panecillo a un alce” The children will then reenact the characters in the story. The Discovery group will create paper plate “character faces” to use while role-playing.
  • The children will practice how to introduce themselves in Spanish and how to ask another child their name and say “Nice to meet you” “Mucho Gusto.”
  • The Discovery group will count up to 10 in Spanish by the learning the song “Ten little fingers” “Diez deditos”
  • The Adventures group will count up to 30 in Spanish by learning the song “Cuenta” which means “Count”. The Adventures group will also learn about the Aztecs and create Aztec masks.
  • In cooking class, the children will bake delicious “Panecillos de Maiz”, otherwise known as corn muffins!
27 Jun

Adventures: Cooking/Spanish/Drama

by Ms. Sandra Buritica: 

Bienvenidos to our first week of SC 2016!

  • Students will learn and sing the “Greetings of the Day Song” in Spanish. (Buenos Dias, Buenas Tardes, Buenas Noches).
  • Students will learn how to count up to 15 in Spanish.
  • Students will learn how to say “My name is in Spanish” (Mi nombres).
  • Students will learn about the Brazilian Flag, where the Summer Olympics are taking place.
  • I’ll read The Little Red Hen in Spanish and we will discuss the characters and learn their names in Spanish: La Gallina, El Perro, El Gato, y El Pato.
  • Students will learn how to bake bread and make connections to the story: La Gallinita Roja
  • Students will take turns introducing themselves as the characters in the story.