Sunday, June 17, 2018

Art and Pirate Camp

Art camp is one of my favorite camps. For the past two years, we have started the week with a papier-mâché project. We have to start on Monday since it takes all week for the project to dry.
This year, we made jellyfish. 
The children listened to stories about famous artists and attempted to copy their works. 
We finished the week with some adorable paper bag puppets. 
Next up, was pirate camp. The classroom was decorated appropriately with pirate ships, fish, nets, and booty. One of the first orders of business on Monday morning was to complete our pirate ship. 
The children then drew maps, created pirate flags, bedazzled cutlasses, and beaded bracelets from their trove of jewels. 
On Friday, each child made their own model ship (which floats). 
Though summer camp is very art-heavy, we still manage to get quite a bit of learning in!
We also manage to squeeze in song and dance daily and picnics on the slightly cooler days. 
Next up, science camp!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

May at Marlowe

We enjoyed such a fun last month of school! We save the best for last and pack the last three weeks with all sorts of fun events!
Mommy and Me
Peter Hart's Puppet Show
Field Day
Dress Up Days
The children stayed busy all the way to the last day of school. Notice our pre-K student's work with division & storytelling and our rising 3K's handwriting, math, and drawings (directly below).
This child was two years-old when school started in August.
division with beads (with and without remainders)

Stories & reports by our rising kindergarteners (no final corrections):
Ballet Recital
We ended the school year by celebrating the last group of children to grow up in the cottage on Paces Ferry Place.
 Sadly, I failed to take a picture of our award display this year, but most of these children received trophies for reading over 100, over 500, and even over 1,000 books!! Congratulations to all of our preschool and kindergarten graduates! 
Have a great summer!