Saturday, June 28, 2014

Paleontology for Kids

Our in-house paleontologists discovered some unusual bricks around campus last week. 
After a little bit of digging, they uncovered dinosaur claws!!
We had plenty of prehistoric activities to engage our little scientists.
After our mornings of scientific discovery, we ended our camp days by doing the Dino Hop, 
traveling along the Dino Train,
and dancing the Monster Rag.
Have a wonderful Fourth of July!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Under the Sea

Under the Sea camp went swimmingly this past week!
Some of our crafts included seahorses, jellyfish, angel fish, and whales.
We even made an ocean in a bottle! 
We used liquids with different viscosities to create the different ocean zones.
On the playground, we played sharks and minnows and created a ocean mural. 
Miss Jamie even surprised us with some fishy treats!
We sorted and counted different shells and examined some previously living brain coral.
The children copied ocean stories and labeled the parts of a fish. 
We named and matched over 20 varieties of ocean creatures, learned eight landforms, and still had time to explore the classroom!
I look forward to seeing you for next week's Paleontology for Kids!

Thursday, June 12, 2014


We've been having some ARTrageous times here at Marlowe these past few days!
We've worked on gradation of color (color box 3) and visual discrimination of dimension (pink tower) - both qualities a good artist must have. 
We have learned the names of many masterpieces and even created some of our own!
On the first day of camp, the children sculpted with play dough. They learned to make a sphere, snake, and bowl. They then took the dough home so they could work with it there. As the week progressed, the children gave their own take on some of the more famous masterpieces. 
Stary Night ~ Vincent vanGogh
Self Portrait ~ Pablo Picasso
Campbell's Soup Cans ~ Andy Warhol
Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue ~ Piet Mondrian 
The children even did some oil painting. 
After coloring a sheet of paper, they painted the back with vegetable oil to give their work a stained-glass effect. 
This morning, the children took their artistic skills to the kitchen and decorated some delicious cupcakes. 
Tomorrow, we paint with chocolate. 
Hope to see you for next week's Under The Sea camp!