Dayspring children have been immersed in nature and enjoying every moment outside, whether it was nature walks, bicycle riding, swimming, or having afternoon snack on a bench.
Children take nature walks with the Directress and find many interesting plants and trees.
Some look out to the stream and notice many rocks there. Each child picks up a rock and learns that it is a non-living thing. It is also a mineral.
At Dayspring, children take care of the flowers and vegetables in our gardens. They water the plants and observe the beautiful flowers.
They also water the tomatoes and other vegetables in the garden.
Are you ready for some watermelon fun? Let’s crack open the watermelon!
Getting in line to get some watermelon for snack.
Yummy Yum Yum
This summer, the weather has been nice enough for children to have snack outside. It’s a picnic gathering for everyone!
Picking out pine cons and suddenly fascinated by insects on the ground
And what’s summer camp without some water splashing fun?
Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the children swim and have lots of fun!
Some children enjoy laying out in the sun~
During Dayspring Summer Camp, children have also been experiencing many different types of learning through their Montessori work, Orff Music, and afternoon projects.
One child shares a gift to each child after coming back from a trip.
Connecting what they saw in nature walk with Montessori cards for Parts of Tree
Learning odd and even numbers
A Kindergartner learns her fractions.
Children also have Orff Music every Wednesdays.
Let’s walk on the line and do the beat!
For afternoon projects, children get to do various experiments. Here, the child paints half of the paper…
folds the paper in half, and then opens it out to get a full image of tree (learning symmetry).
Children make flower hats as well!
Look at our jumping frogs!
Instead of using paper, how about drawing on balloons?
Everyone focuses hard as they draw on balloons (3D object).
At Dayspring, children do cooking experiments. Today, they use crackers, banana, and ice cream to create a delicious dessert.
The combination is absolutely delicious!
And how heavy can a watermelon be?
Is it heavier or lighter than….
Creating projects, discovering new paths, and refining our senses and skills are what our children have been doing this summer here at Dayspring Montessori. It has been a fun 9 weeks so far, and we are sad that the end is near.
However, the new 2014-2015 school year is approaching. We are excited to see how much more our children will grow!
To the end of summer and beginning of a new school year…bring it on!