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Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!

Dear Parents,
We had a blast at Lightning, Lava, and Landslides!
Seniors and Juniors Monday Today's focus was on Pangea and the Continental shift. In the morning, the campers did a variety of art activities that helped them understand Pangea. In the afternoon, the two classes performed Pangea skits for one another.  Senior Bulletin Board Left: preparing for skit                  Right: Pangea flip books! 

Tuesday Today was Earthquake Day! In the morning, the Juniors learned about earthquakes and then constructed earthquake-resistant houses. The seniors learned about the different myths that people have had about the origins of earthquakes. They then presented their findings to the Junior Campers. In the afternoon, the campers learned about the Richter Scale and made Richtometers.
Juniors constructing Earthquake-Resistant Houses Seniors preparing for the Earthquake Mythology skit
Wednesday Today was volcano day! Both classes learned about volcanoes and then sculpted their volcanoes…

Zookeeper Vet

Dear Camper Families,
It was quite the zoo at Zookeeper Vet camp this week! 🐼🐨🐻
The Seniors and the Juniors Monday This morning, the kids made zoo journals. They will be using this journal to store all of their crafts for this week. Midday, Sparks Ark came. The campers got to meet a variety of interesting animals. In the afternoon, the students got to create a blueprint of their dream zoo.
Showing off an owl, a snake, and sugar glider

Making Zoo Maps! Tuesday In the morning, the campers made animal masks. The Juniors learned about koalas and then made newspaper koalas masks. The seniors got to pick what type of animal mask they wished to create. Later, the campers learned about habitats and created habitats for animals. Koala Masks
Wednesday In the morning, the campers made zebras. The Juniors used this zebra craft to learn about diversity (every zebra has a different pattern of stripes, just like how every human looks a little different). Midday, Ms. Kristen led the campers on a p…

Emergency Vet

Dear Camper Families,
It was a busy week at Vet camp!
Monday The Intermediates and Juniors learned how to run a vet's office, and had time to free play with the stuffed animals, vet supplies, etc. The campers also began preparing for Thursday's animal parade.  Senior Animal Masks Roleplaying the Vet's office! Tuesday A rainy day can't dampen our spirits! The kids got to make dog biscuits. They also continued working on their costumes for Thursday's animal parade. We were rained out of afternoon recess, so the kids got to watch a movie.   Dog Biscuits!
Vet Roleplay Wednesday Today was a busy day! In the morning, dog breeder and vet tech Ann Soule visited with the children and brought two of her dogs: a mother dog and her daughter. One of our camper's parents brought a third dog, who is the son/brother to the other two. In the afternoon the campers had sprinkler time.  Ann Soule talking to the campers
Visiting with Ann's dogs End of day animal visits Thursday…

Castle, Knights, and Princesses

Dear DaVinci Community,
It was a royal and fantastical week at Castles, Knights, and Princesses! 
The seniors and the juniors Monday The Juniors got to create their own medieval personas and learned a song and dance to the story of Sleeping Beauty. In the afternoon, they made fairy wands and princess dresses. The Seniors learned how people in the Medieval Age told time and also made Codes of Honor.
Senior Class: Codes of Honor Junior Class: Princess Dress Designing  TuesdayToday was castle day! Both classes spent the morning planning their castle designs. They then dedicated the afternoon to building their castles out of recycled materials. The Juniors began their study of multicultural Cinderella stories. They read the Chinese story, “Ye-Shen,” and then painted Ye-Shen’s fish fairy godmother.
Senior Castles!
Ye-Shen's Fishy Godmother WednesdayIt was performance day! The seniors performed a skit of “Prince George and the Dragon” for the Juniors, and then the Juniors performed a son…