This week Group 2 explored the fantasy world by reading Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales. We learned about the unique features of each and wrote our own fables. We shared our stories and our wonderful illustrations with each other. We also made summer memory books that I hope your campers will read to you. It has been a pleasure sharing the summer with your children! We had an amazing time on our summer adventure to different worlds!
I was up all night wondering where the Sun had gone… then it dawned on me. Ha! But seriously, folks…Week 5 of Camp Adventures has flown by, just like the rest of our summer at D-E 360°! This week, students in Group 2 blasted off into the solar system and learned about the planets and the Earth’s moon. We had a blast at the Planetarium at the Hudson River Museum on Wednesday—it was a beautiful day for a field trip. For those of you who are leaving us this Friday: I hope you’ll enjoy the rest of your summer! For those who are returning for week 6, I hope to see you next Wednesday at the family event where we will explore Our Fantasy World: Fairy Tales, Magic, and Myths.
Group 2 & 3 had a DINO-mite time exploring Our World Before: Prehistory, Dinosaurs, and Ancient Worlds this week at camp! We made a large diorama as a class, with each student creating a plant, animal, or land form to show what the world looked like 60 million years ago. Students listened to a great new nonfiction book, Titanosuar, and learned about the largest dinosaur which was recently uncovered in Argentina. It was awesome to see the actual model of the Patagotitan Mayorum at the Museum on Wednesday!
Next week: the future looks bright as we welcome new campers to Group 2 & 3, and discover Our Future World: Technology, Coding, and Innovation.
Believe me, I’m not “LION”…Group 2 is WILD and CRAZY…about Animals!
We had a short but fun week, meeting four new campers and exploring Our Natural World: Plants and Animals. We learned about mammals and their characteristics, with a special focus on lions. Our trip to the Bronx Zoo on Wednesday was a nice culmination of this week’s unit.
Happy 4th of July to Group 2 campers and their families! Enjoy the long weekend and see you on Monday when we’ll open the doorway to Our World Before: Prehistory, Dinosaurs, and Ancient Worlds. Hey, that reminds me of a joke: What do you call a dinosaur that eats fireworks? A Dino-mite!
Group 2 Teacher
All aboooooard! Destination? We’re headed for some summer fun! Adventures Group 2 had a great first week as campers explored Our World Today: transportation and structures. We learned about air, land, and sea transport and created a 3D map. Students also worked in teams to create the tallest structure they could using only plastic cups or straw builders for a STEM challenge. At the Stickley Museum, the boys and girls learned about Craftsman-style houses and furniture, and they really enjoyed making a clay tile as a souvenir. Next week (for Week 2) we will explore Our Natural World: plants and animals. Looking forward to a short but fun week!
Adios, Amigos! Hard to believe it’s our last week in Camp Adventures—-the past six weeks have flown by! Group 2 kids were lively, sweet, and a lot of fun. It was a pleasure getting to work with your child each day. Students learned all about South America for the final part of our “journey” this week. The Carnival/Carnaval on Wednesday was a highlight and a nice way to come together as a group before saying goodbye. I wish you and your family all the best these last weeks before school starts…time for fun and relaxation. Hope to see you next summer!
Group 2 says, “Jambo!” (That’s how to say “hello” in Swahili.) We spent a wonderful week in Africa. Students learned about some of the animals that live in the savanna, and we talked about natural resources, such as clean water. Students learned the 3 R’s: reduce, reuse, recycle. Our field trip to the United Nations was so cool! What a great culminating event for this year’s theme of “Passport Around the World.” Can’t believe it’s Week 6 already next week! We are off to South America for our final week at camp—the fun isn’t over yet!
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
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.
Greetings from Group 2 in Asia! We spent the week learning about the largest continent and the many countries that make up Asia. Students learned the basics of economics–needs and wants, money, and trade. Our field trip on Wednesday to the Rubin Museum was great! We saw lots of buddhist art and had fun making mandalas. On Friday, students welcomed their parents into our classroom and showed off all that we’ve been working on. Next week, we are headed to Europe!
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!
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. Students learned about our nation’s symbols and we’ve started getting to know one another, discovering that although we are all different, we have many things in common. Now, THAT is what makes
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento
- During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 2 campers will learn about the training, dedication, and resources needed to participate in the Olympics and the summer games in particular! Campers will also use their creativity to design a “new” event named “The Olympic Challenge” including creating a name, rules, and qualifications!
- In addition, campers will learn about various summer Olympic events and design a course route for the summer event of their choosing. They will also be finishing up their “Olympic Park” projects – using various materials (small boxes/construction paper/paper towel holders/etc.) to build a 3D replica of an Olympic park.
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento
- During the week of August 1, our Adventures Group 2 campers will learn about Paralympics athletes, including the training, dedication, and resources they need.
- Together our campers will participate in a “Paralympic Challenge” as they do various events while using only one arm or leg for support. In the process they’ll gain an important understanding of the dedication and resolve of these very special athletes.
- Additionally we will learn about the winter Olympics and design our very own course routes for various winter sports.
- Work will also continue on our “Olympic Park” — a model of a real Olympic facility!
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento
Exploring the Olympics!
- During the week of July 25, our Adventures: Group 2 campers will explore the great lands of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Australia, and Europe as they learn about specific traditions celebrated by different countries within these continents and then create interactive maps based on their findings.
- We will also learn about and create flags from countries around the world, eventually linking all of our flags together to unite everyone!
- Our campers are also continuing to work on their original “Olympic Park” (model) project — a replica of a real Olympic park using a lot of crafts supplies creative energy, and ideas!
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento
All About Me, “Olympic Edition”
- During the week of July 18 our Adventures: Group 2 campers will learn about the training involved in becoming an Olympic athlete, and then create “All About Me” posters based on their findings.
- We will also learn about various past and present Olympic athletes and play a fun “Who’s Who” game to identity these athletes
- We look forward to also exploring the various uniforms worn by Olympic athletes, as well as why specific styles are beneficial to each sport, with our campers then creating their own “Olympic uniforms” for a sport of their choosing.
- We will also continue work on our group’s 3D replica of an Olympic park!
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento
Rings, Medals & More!
- During the week of July 11, our Adventures: Group 2 campers will make Olympics-inspired games to then share with family and friends, including a ring toss. By week’s end they will also have designed a “5 Interlocking Rings” creative project, and they will have full knowledge of the history of the rings in the Olympics!
- Our campers will also study and make samples of Olympic medals, choosing from gold, silver, or bronze, and with some creative use of cardboard, construction paper, and other crafts supplies, they will build together a 3D replica of an Olympic park, complete with basketball courts, golf course, bike trails, and more!
by Ms. Jenevieve Chimento:
Campers are artists in the making!
Next week we look forward to:
- Rimero Britto Art: The children will design Britto like pieces using Olympic themes as inspiration. (Britto is a Brazilian artist)
- Greek Columns: The children will build Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns.
- Olympic Trials: The children will learn how athletes prepare for the summer games.
- Olympic Park: The children will use various materials (small boxes/construction paper/paper towel holders/etc.) to build a 3D replica of the Olympic Park. The replica will include basketball courts, a golf course, bike trail, to name a few of MANY. (This is an all-summer project.)
by Mrs. Simone` Aynilian:
Olympics Skills Challenge this week to kick off our summer!
- Activities, challenges, games. Leadership, sportsmanship, team spirit on Leggett Field.
- Trip to High Exposure Action Adventure on Wednesday, June 29. Sporting facility with obstacles high off and low to the ground. Builds strength and courage and develops friendship and teamwork. Online waiver must be filled out in order for campers to participate. https://app.rockgympro.com/tablet/highexposureclimbing
- Theme Thursday: Thursday, June 30- Culture Day! Wear something to show your pride for your culture or heritage!
by Ms. Amanda Wilson
Adventures in art await!
- Campers will learn about line, shape, color and symbols in art.
- They will create an Olympics ring poster with printmaking techniques and paint.
- They will also make an art journal; which they will work on the weeks they are here.
- They will be using washable paint the first two weeks they are here. Make sure they are wearing suitable clothing.