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End of Summer Camp August 8, 2014

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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.

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.

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.

They water the plants and observe the beautiful flowers.

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 cucumbers.

They also water the tomatoes and other vegetables in the garden.

Are you ready for some watermelon fun?

Are you ready for some watermelon fun? Let’s crack open the watermelon!

Getting in line to get some watermelon for snack.

Getting in line to get some watermelon for snack.

Yummy Yum Yum

Yummy Yum Yum

This summer, the weather has been nice enough for children to have snack outside. It's a picnic gathering for everyone!

This summer, the weather has been nice enough for children to have snack outside. It’s a picnic gathering for everyone!

Observing pine cones

Picking out pine cons and suddenly fascinated by insects on the ground

And what's summer camp without some water splashing fun?

And what’s summer camp without some water splashing fun?

Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the children swim and have lots of fun!

Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the children swim and have lots of fun!

Lots of smiles!

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.

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

Connecting what they saw in nature walk with Montessori cards for Parts of Tree

Learning odd and even numbers

Learning odd and even numbers

A Kindergartner learns her fractions.

A Kindergartner learns her fractions.

Children also have Orff Music every Wednesdays.

Children also have Orff Music every Wednesdays.

Let's walk on the line and do the beat!

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...

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.

folds the paper in half, and then opens it out to get a full image of tree (learning symmetry).

Children made flower hats as well.

Children make flower hats as well!

Ribbit, ribbit

Ribbit, ribbit

Look at our jumping frogs!

Look at our jumping frogs!

Instead of using paper, how about drawing on balloons?

Instead of using paper, how about drawing on balloons?

Everyone focuses hard as they draw on balloons (3D object).

Everyone focuses hard as they draw on balloons (3D object).

At Dayspring, children do cooking experiments.  Today, they use ritz crackers, banana, and ice cream to create a delicious dessert.

At Dayspring, children do cooking experiments. Today, they use crackers, banana, and ice cream to create a delicious dessert.

The combination is absolutely delicious!

The combination is absolutely delicious!

And how heavy can a watermelon be?

And how heavy can a watermelon be?

Is it heavier or lighter than....

Is it heavier or lighter than….

Creating projects, discovering new paths, and refining our senses and skills  is what our children have been doing this summer here at Dayspring.

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!

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