Thursday, July 30, 2020

Summer at Marlowe (Part 3)

We rocked out during paleontology camp! We cracked geodes, examined real fossils, and we even dug out our own dinosaurs and fossils. We studied the Mesozoic Era, and Ms. Roopal demonstrated how imprint fossils are made. Ms. Mary even made a special visit to play our favorite dinosaur song on the guitar!
Spy camp was especially sneaky this year. The children created and decoded secret messages, worked on learning several different foreign languages (along with ASL and Morse Code), studied geography, cartography, and vexillology, and created a secret identity. The highlight of the week was when the children used their new skills to unlock clues and discover a cash stash left by international bank robbers!!
We had lots of fun this summer, and as always, I was delighted by all the children's challenging work choices. I look forward to seeing many of you again in two weeks!

Saturday, July 11, 2020

Summer at Marlowe (Part 2)

We had so much fun during camping week! We harvested herbs from our garden, dried them, and then we made a bug repellent centerpiece. We also pitched a tent, read stories around the campfire, and made a bunch of fun crafts!
During Alien Adventures, we learned about our solar system, constellations, and space exploration.
We even made our own planetarium, paper airplanes, and rockets!
Princess and Superhero week was a blast! The children learned about Greek gods and goddesses and what it was like to live in a castle. The children learned how to draw princesses and superheroes, and they made lots of crafts! Each day, the children warmed up with Superhero Action Training, and we ended the week with a superhero obstacle course!