Monday, July 15, 2013

Day 1 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th Graders

Today the Center welcomed a new group of 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders! To start the day we played a few name games to get to know the kids! After, the kids learned about honey bees from Jeff Dittemore! They learned about the types of bees, how a bee colony grows, and how bees produce honey.

In photography the campers learned the basic principles of photography such as the Rule-of-Thirds. After learning the basics, the kids went outside to take pictures, which are posted above! They enjoyed seeing the garden from behind the lens, and this encouraged them to look for smaller aspects hidden  inside the garden.

Then the kids got to make their own contraptions for an egg drop! The goal was to see whose contraption could be dropped from the highest distance without the egg breaking inside! All of the campers were successful in keeping their eggs from breaking! The campers also got to make lego aligator robots! They got to use a lego computer program to program the alligators to move the mouths!

After the engineers we had a delicious lunch of spaghetti and garlic bread! Then Linda, our nutritionists came and taught the children the importance of eating all of the food groups everyday. For snack, she brought fruit kabobs!

We then taught the campers about insects! We went into the importance of insects and why plants need them! Jeff actually brought in hissing cockroaches to show the kids! After learning about the insects the kids had a chance to go into the garden and catch some of the bugs they learned about! Most kids caught rolly polly's and ants.

We ended the day with a brief reflection time! 

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