Week Three of Camp
I am happy to see that they play and work cooperatively together in class projects. While what we covered thus far might be a revision for some of the campers and new material for some, all of them have shown progress in adapting to the class, the rules, and our daily learning routine.
I have seen overall improvement in their writing and handwriting as well as improvement in their pace in completing assignments.
I am eager to see how they'll develop academically by the end of summer.
American Flag Pretzel
What We've Learned This Week
- Letters( G,J,H,I): The campers learned (G,J,H,I)) sounds.
- They completed phonics exercises on their phonics.
- They practiced writing upper and lowercase letters of (G,J,H,I) on their journals and practiced far-point copying from the board by writing words with these initial letters.
- They detected words with the initial letters above after listening to the following stories read to them: ( Alphatales: Gorilla, Be Good , Aphatales: Jaguar's Jungleberry Jamboree, Alphatales: Hide and Seek Hippo, and Alphatales: Iguana on Ice)
- Sight Words: (go, up, for, one, you)
- They wrote previously learned sight words on their white bords.
1. Numbers( 21-30)
- The campers recognized numbers 21-30
- They compared numbers using >,<. and =.
- They practiced sequencing numbers on math worksheets.
- They distinguished between bar graphs and picture graphs
- They graphed ( bar graph & picture graph) based on the data collected ( e.g. numbers of boys and girls in the class, favorite fruit...etc)
- They completed graphing worksheets.
Creating a Kite
- They made a paper Kite using construction paper
- They colored the kite in a pattern
- They tried to tie a knot on the attached string of the kite
Engineering/ Team building
- They made cars from Legos and taped a balloon after inflating it.
- After letting go of the balloon, they watch how fast their car went.
- They tried to predict why the car models they made did not move
1. Rocket Airflow:
- After coloring and cutting a rocket picture, the campers attached a straw to the back of the rocket
- They used a smaller straw to blow throw the bigger straw
- They watched how far their rocket can go.
2. Baking Soda and Vinegar Experiment:
- Using a funnel, they poured baking soda into a balloon
- They poured vinegar into an empty plastic bottle
- They attached the balloon to the bottle and observed the reaction between the baking soda and vinegar.
They made a red, white, and blue pretzel using vanilla icing, decorating gel, and blue sprinkles.
Fun in the Sun
Science(Airflow Through a Rocket)
Baking Soda & Vinegar Experiment
- The blue or black folder is in your child's cubby or backpack.
- If your child did not attend camp today ( Friday) or left early, he/she will get his/her folder the following Friday.
- Please return the black or blue folder by Monday
2. Field Trip:
- We are going on a field trip Laser Tag on Thursday, July 14th
- Please dress your child in the summer camp shirt
- The campers can bring cash to play in the arcades.
- Cash should be in Ziplock bag labeled with the caper's name.