"I Liked Making New Friends and Seeing My Old Friends" - Yoyo
What We Will Miss Out About Camp:
"Listening to Jordan read Matilda." - Maisie
"Origami" - Olivia and Coco
"Tie Dye and Origami." - Abby
"Getting to eat lunch and eat snack with you guys and making new best friends." - Carolina
"Rock Climbing Outside" - Maisie and Tegan
Portraits and Symmetry
Pop quick, hot shot: Is your face symmetrical? Does one side look the or are their little differences. What makes you unique? We explored symmetry and individuality today with some portrait drawing. Students took head shots, cropped the images and then used a mirror, pencils and colored pencils to create their own unique portraits and learn more about themselves and their peers. Along the way, we talked about what features made us different and unique but that in the end everyone is unique and everyone deserves kindness.
"What's a good color for my skin tone?" - Yoyo
"Our strategy is to start with pin and then add brown" - Maisie
"They're all unique." - Olivia
"Some can be silly." - Ellie
"Some are light colors and some are dark colors." - Dagny
Friends and Smoothies
It's not Goodbye. It's See You Later
"But what about your orange juice?" - Dagny
A SUMMER TO REMEMBER
It's hard to believe we've reached the end of camp! This summer, we have explored clay, wire, various paints, sewing... We get out of breath just running through the list! More important than any of that, though, we forged deep bonds with old and new friends. Before we get lost in the memories, let's take a look at our last day of camp...
It's only right that our last day of camp was spent getting busy thanking all the wonderful people who helped in our classroom. In a meeting yesterday, we quickly identified Will, Elena, and Ines as our special people. Today, we worked on making beautiful cards to reflect our gratitude.
Time to deliver the cards!
Say hello to the Session Two Children!
After realizing that today is the last day of camp, the children began brainstorming ways to make sure that this is not goodbye.
If you're missing your friends...
Make them a card or visit them at the playground! - Aida
Have a playdate! - Nora
This has been an amazing summer! Thank you for joining us and allowing us to form deep Connections with your children.
The 2021 Connections Team
On our last day of summer camp....
... we celebrated the wonderful relationships that have formed over the summer, with each other and our environment.
Revisiting and exploring wire
We created playgrounds, sculptures, bracelets and necklaces...
"This needs to stand up!" - Virginia, adjusting the wires on her base
"I did it!" - Ramsey, stringing on a bead
"I made a playground." - Virginia
"I made a slide on the playground." - Whit
"I can twirl my dress around!" - Virginia
We ended our day singing and dancing to some of our favorite songs (Ragnar shared his favorite song with us - Uptown Girl by Billy Joel) and enjoying our delicious berry smoothie popsicles outside on the front lawn.
"I miss camp" - Connor
Oh what a wonderful, fun, inspiring, and creative time it has been! The classroom was beaming with enthusiasm and pure joy. We had an absolute blast and enjoyed every minute with your incredible children. We can't thank you enough for all your support und cooperation in these past weeks!
We will miss all of you dearly! We wish you all the best and hope you will have a wonderful rest of your summer!
Emma and Ines
A Special Day!
Today, we revealed a surprise plan for our morning... let's bake a special treat!
What type of cookies do you like to eat?
I like chocolate cookies with sugar on them. - Maxon
I like cookies with cinnamon. - Nora
I like cookies with sugar on the top. - Cape
I like all kinds. - Audrey
You know who likes cookies the most? Cookie Monster! - Aida
I like all different kinds, but I do not like Cookie Monster! - Lucas
Helping with the recipe.
Scooping Peanut Butter
Mix in the Oats
and Stir, Stir, Stir
Add in any bonus mix-ins!
Time to Bake
Check out our Tie-Dye results from yesterday's project. Beautiful!
See you later, friends.
Today we said our "see you laters" to our friends Sylvie and Shan.
Sylvie was a wonderful friend to everyone in the connections crew throughout the duration of camp and Shan was an amazing teacher! We hope you both enjoy the rest of your summer.
Today we returned to our love of cooking by making popsicles. First, we had to blend together our frozen fruit, greek yogurt, and orange juice. Everyone helped with measuring out the ingredients and dumping them into the blender. Then, each child who wanted a turn got a chance to push the "pulse" button on the blender! Finally, we poured our smoothie mixture into popsicle molds and popped them in the freezer. We'll get to enjoy our creation tomorrow, but we had a little taste of smoothie at snack today!
"What is all of this today?" - Ragnar
"I saw strawberries. I saw some cups." - Zara
"I'm being brave." - Virginia
"Are we gonna have this here forever?" - Ragnar