The week Group 3 had an amazing time dancing to the rhythms of South America. Campers created their own percussion instruments and flags to parade in the festive Carnival. We explored the diverse cultures of the continent, it’s rich wildlife, and tropical weather. Group 3 also focused on the love of football (soccer) across the continent. After learning about the popular pastime and recent World Cup games, Group 3 crafted a paper soccer game. This week we received our final passport stamp, but campers in Group 3 will continue to explore the world around them every day!
This week Group 3 had a wonderful time exploring the continent of Africa. Children were able to learn about the amazing natural resources of this land and all it can be used for. Campers created drums, artwork, and fishing poles that are often made with natural materials. The trip to the United Nations allowed Group 3 to see why it is important to preserve these resources and how working together with other countries is effective. Group 3 didn’t want to leave Africa but we are taking off to travel to one more continent during Week 6!
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!
Traveling to Asia was a blast for Group 3. Students enjoyed learning about different money from various areas of the continent and creating their own person dollar bill. Group 3 explored the development of trade, exchange, and making a purchase. We discussed earning money and the difference between purchasing goods or services. By reading “Mr. Lucky Straw”, students were able to retell the characters journey of trade and also learn how important kindness and generosity is. The field trip to the Rubin Museum was an amazing experience including the tour and the hands-on workshop where students created their very own mandala. Special thank you to the families who sent in activities for your child to share about Asia. We look forward to the classroom visit on Friday! There is always great learning and fun when traveling with Group 3. Let’s see where Week 4 will take us!
This week Group 3 had a wonderful time down under! Children were able to explore the habitats of kangaroos and koalas. Learning new facts about each animal and creating masks were so much fun. Group 3 was amazed to discover the history of boomerangs. They designed a paper boomerang with so much flare! The group also discussed language and practiced their names in Aussie Sign Language. The trip to the Bronx Zoo was the highlight of the week. The guided tour provided students with a small informative adventure. Traveling to each animal and learning interesting facts made Group 3 smile. Giraffes, fish, birds, monkeys, bears, and reptiles are just a few of the animals observed. Group 3’s passport stamp to Australia was well deserved. Can’t wait to travel again during Week 3!
The children in Group 3 had an amazing start to their trip around the world! Receiving their first passport stamp in North America, included gaining fun new facts about some of the 23 countries in the continent. Students learned about many patriotic symbols and created a hand-stamped Statue of Liberty. Group 3 also investigated rocks and minerals. They sorted their collections by size, shape, color, and texture. This hands-on in class activity had them prepared to explore Sterling Mineral Mine. Students enjoyed the tour of the mine and collecting ore. It was wonderful to see what they have studied come to life. Using the globe and reading text during Interdisciplinary Themed Instruction also made Group 3’s North America visit so excited. We can’t wait to travel again next week!
by Ms. Suhna Pi
Medals, Mascots, and More!
- During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 3 campers will work on projects and activities that relate to the Olympics summer games and events taking place right now in Rio!
- Additionally, we will discuss and learn about medal counts, countries, sporting events, mascots, and the tradition of the Olympics’ opening ceremony events.
by Ms. Suhna Pi
Winter Olympics and Paralympic Sports!
- During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 3 campers will engage in various activities and projects that relate to different Winter and Paralympic sports.
- Our campers will also discuss the history of the winter Olympics and Paralympics, and athletes who participate in these (other) games.
by Ms. Suhna Pi
- For the week of July 25, our Adventures: Group 3 campers will learn about the five continents around the world which are represented in the five Olympic rings, including the geography, weather, and the different cultures of those five continents.
- We will also look forward to working on projects that focus on certain countries within the five continents, and how these specific countries are involved in, represent, and view the traditions of the Olympic games.
by Ms. Suhna Pi
Campers by Day, Olympic Heroes by Night!
- During the week of July 18, our Adventures: Group 3 campers will learn about and discuss together what makes a truly great athlete.
- We also will engage in activities and projects about Olympic heroes from the past, present, and possibly the future!
by Ms. Suhna Pi
Ancient Greece vs. Greece Today, Aesop’s Fables
- During the week of July 11, our Adventures: Group 3 campers will take on a fun compare/contrast exercise, learning about both the historical and present-day Olympic games. From this activity, we will then draw conclusions into Greek life from both yesterday and today!
- Campers will also experience a ‘reader’s theater’ in which we’ll break out into groups, read scripts of Aesop’s fables, and then perform for each other!
by Ms. Suhna Pi:
Fun Facts about Brazil!
Next week we look forward to the following:
- Learning fun facts about Brazil (interesting facts, animals, sports, food, etc…)
- Learning about the Olympics Rio Mascots
- Comparing and contrasting all the Olympics sports this summer with winter sports
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.
by Mr. Mike Ciliento:
Get ready to move! For our program please note:
- Students should wear sneakers with laces
- Come to class ready and willing to participate
- If possible wear athletic attire
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.
by Ms. Doran Muus:
Science Comes Alive in the Exploratorium
Next week we will look forward to the following adventures:
- Build & examine a skeleton with a large floor puzzle
- Color & make wearable paper model of an arm bone
- Color & make wearable paper model of a spine
- Color & make wearable paper model of hands and finger bones
- Measure our arm and leg bones
- Make & attach a model of muscles to arm bone
- Make model of a brain using Playdoh
by Ms. Suhna Pi:
Campers learn all about the Olympic Games this week!
- We get the chance to learn all about the Olympic Game along with the history of the Olympics.
- Campers make the official Olympic flag and discuss the symbolism of the interlocking rings.
- Projects and activities that relate to not only Olympic mascots, the Olympic torch, and the Olympic medals.
- We will play some games in the classroom to develop community and discuss the importance of good sportsmanship.