Here is our Week 5 recap! We are officially right in the middle of the summer camp program. There are 5 more weeks left! This week was our Water Week. It was a short week and we enjoyed it immensely. The best part of the week was our field trip to the Splash and Play Water Park! This park is located in Buffalo Grove and it is open to adults and children of all ages. There are fountains, buckets of water and water cannons to play with. It also has a fun playground adjacent to it and we enjoyed all of it! Children staying at school had a lot of fun with water activities, shells, mud kitchen and gardening.
Not sure if the children should be playing in the mud? Check out this video about Mud Kitchen and its benefits:
We also prepared a singing/dancing program for our in-school celebration of the 4th of July. The whole school gathered in the library today for a formal Pledge of Allegiance and not so formal singing of the "Star Spangled Banner", "America, the Beautiful" and a dancing/singing interpretation of "This Land is Your Land". Oh, what fun!
As you are getting ready for the festivities of this holiday, please be mindful of animals, elderly and war veterans who might not enjoy the loud noise as much as others. And since some of the firework shows are late at night and you might be letting your kids stay up late to watch them, please remember that having a consistent bed time for your children is very beneficial for their health and happiness. Here is an interesting article about that Ms. Debra shared:
Remember: No School July 4th and July 5th.
Happy Independence Day!!
Next week is Exotic Animals week.
Let's what exciting things can we learn?
Enjoy the photos.