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.

06 Jul

Spanish/Drama/Cooking

This week we traveled to the continent of Australia and discovered many foods eaten by the children of Australia. We made and ate Meat and Vegetable Pies and Fairy Bread.

In Spanish/Drama, campers were introduced to Professor Perico and his amigos. We practiced “¿Cómo te llamas?” (What is your name?)  We also played games, like “¿Qué es?” and practiced our numbers.

05 Aug

Discoveries: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica 

¡Hola Amigos!

  • During the week of August 8, Discoveries campers will sing the chants:  “La araña pequeñita” and “El Osito” (The Itsy Bitsy Spider and Little Bear). They will also decorate their “ositos” faces (little bear faces) to use during retelling the story “Ricitos de Oro y los tres ositos” (Goldilocks and the Three Bears).
  • In addition, campers will learn the color “anaranjado” (orange) and review the other colors by playing “Pescando” (Going Fishing). They will also say and sing the numbers 1-20 in Spanish and the month “Agosto” (August)!
29 Jul

Discoveries: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica 

Semana de Diversión

  • During the week of August 1, Discoveries campers will act out the story Ricitos de Oro y los Tres Ositos (Goldilocks and the Three Bears). Then campers will play a “fishing game” with the vocabulary words they’ve learned in the both stories: Llama Llama Rojo Pijama and Ricitos de Oro y  los tres Ositios.  
  • Campers will also continue learning the Spanish children’s song A la Rueda, Rueda. While campers sing, they will take each other by the hands, forming a circle and at the end all the kids fall down (carefully) and pretend to be sleeping!
  • Additionally campers will continue learning their Spanish numbers up to 10 and learn some more colors  including azul , café, negro, rojo, y amarillo (blue, brown, black red and yellow)!
21 Jul

Discoveries: Cooking/Spanish/Drama

by Ms. Sandra Buritica

¡Semana de Diversión !

  • For the week of July 25th, our Discoveries campers will hear the story The Three Little Bears as they learn the vocabulary words for the story: Ricitos de Oro, Los Ositos, La Sopita, Una Camita, and Caliente y Frío. 
  • In addition, Discoveries campers will learn to count up to 20 in Spanish! Then, they will learn the following colors: azul, amarillo, blanco, y verde (Blue, yellow, white, and green).
  • Campers will also learn the children’s rhyme: “A la Rueda, Rueda” ( “Let’s go around and around.”)

 

14 Jul

Discoveries: Spanish/Drama/Cooking

by Ms. Sandra Buritica

¡Que divertido!

  • During the week of July 18 it’s all about llamas for our Discoveries campers, as we learn more about this distinctive animal, including where llamas live, how to say ‘llama’ in Spanish, and more.
  • We will also enjoy listening and acting out in Spanish the popular childrens’ book Llama Llama Rojo Piyama (aka “Llama Llama Red Pajama”)!

 

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!