Group 6 explored several different types of maps of South America this week. Our main focus was researching and creating a presentation about one of animals found in the Amazon Rain Forest. They used iPads to show their slideshow to the rest of the class. Their presentations were terrific!
Group Six explored several different types of maps of Africa this week. They created their own physical map which featured a 3-D pyramid, complete with a pyramid blueprint! The main focus for the week in group six was researching and creating a presentation about one of Africa’s animals. They used iPads to show their slideshow to the rest of the class. Their presentations were Amazing!
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!
Members of group six worked on physical maps of Asia. They also researched and graphed the five highest peaks in the world which are all found in Asia. The week’s research culminated in the presentation of students’ original iPad slideshows covering many different aspects of the continent.
Group 6 explored several different types of maps of Australia this week. Children also chose one of Australia’s unique animals and became the class expert on their animal through on-line research. They used iPads to create a slideshow about their animal and then presented it to the rest of the class. They all did an amazing job!
This week Group, 6 asked the question, “What is America?” They came up with hundreds of answers and responses. Those answers were used to create a GIANT map that formed The United States. Our “word-map” hangs proudly on the bulletin board outside our room.
Students also worked alone and in groups to create their own original iPad slideshows about what makes up The United States of America. Students then presented their slideshows within the group, showing off their images, writing, and creativity. The results were amazing!
Greek Gods and Goddesses!
- During the week of August 8, Adventures Group 6 campers will be researching Greek Gods and Goddesses on iPads. After an overview of the Greek gods, each camper will be assigned a specific god to research, then will use the findings of their research to create a Greek god family tree for a bulletin board display!
- We’ll also continue to view videos of inspirational Olympic moments.
by Mr. Dave Pomeroy
- During the week of August 1, Adventures Group 6 campers will continue to read Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne, and we will do iPad research on the Paralympics as we focus on a Paralympic athlete, Tanni Grey-Thompson.
- Additionally, we will create original masks modeled after those often seen during Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro, using beads, feathers, and other craft materials!
by Mr. Dave Pomeroy
- During the week of July 25, it’s all about Olympic achievements as our Adventures: Group 6 campers will continue reading Hour of the Olympics by Mary Pope Osborne, and conduct hands-on iPad research to learn about “epic” Olympic performances and accomplishments.
- We also look forward to creating a bulletin board display of “Great Olympic Achievements”!
by Mr. Pomeroy
- During the week of July 18 our Adventures: Group 6 campers will use the D-E 360° Summer Connections (SC) iPads to select and research an Olympic athlete and write a brief summary of their chosen Olympian. Then they will create a visual display of this athlete using images, which they will be ready to present by week’s end!
- We will also continue to construct “stadium models” and wrap up the constructing of our giant timeline, which plots milestones from both ancient and modern-day Olympic games!
by Mr. Dave Pomeroy
Original Olympic Stadium Creations!
- During the week of July 11 our Adventures: Group 6 campers will create their own original, Olympic stadium! Using cardboard, paper, tape, and other crafts supplies, our campers will be encouraged to model and make their designs after either historical buildings or present-day Olympic facilities.
- Hands-on research — conducted using our D-E 360° Summer Connections’ Chromebooks — will also be underway as our campers learn about the early Olympic Games and how they were inspired by and connected to Greek mythology.
- Finally, we will read together the Olympics-inspired book The Magic Tree House: Hour of the Olympics, by acclaimed children’s books author Mary Pope Osborne.
by Mr. Dave Pomeroy:
Campers explore South America!
Next week we look forward to the following
- Exploring maps of Brazil as they design decorative Rio De Janeiro carnival masks
- Creating a Tuscan bird model
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 Mr. Dave Pomeroy:
Campers definitely get creative this week!
- They will get the chance to use iPad’s to research symbols (flag, flame motto)
- Create class motto
- Create an original Olympic mascot and/or class mascot
- Create Olympic flag using hand prints of students as the rings
- Create paper/tissue paper torches