Summer Camps: Week 4 Highlights
Just when you thought you knew Pear Tree Education!
Week 4 saw the introduction of Pear Tree’s new Legends & Fairytales summer camp.
Admittedly, parents and kids didn’t know quite what to expect from this course. Would they just read fairy tales? Of course not!!
In true Pear Tree style, the kids did so many different things, including:
- Creating a diorama of the witches house in Hansel & Gretel
- Cooking gingerbread men
- Performing Readers Theatres scripts
- Making medieval shields
Check out photos from the course below.
Young Einsteins students carried out different scientific studies throughout the week. They started with properties of matter, and created slime and bouncy balls. They made their own ice cream, which they got to eat! And they did a salmon dissection.
Nature Nurturers students did so many hands-on activities. Probably the biggest highlight was the collaborative art project. Students individually contributed to a nature design using different things found in nature. They couldn’t change or criticise other students’ contributions, but instead added to it. The overall art was a group effort. The results were really something to behold!
The Nature Nurturer students also went on two field trips: Pacific Spirit Park, and the pond at Jericho Beach. In the forest, the students did a scavenger hunt in which they used iPads and digital cameras to take photos of their findings (to avoid hurting nature). At Jericho Beach pond, the student took part in no less than three activities: pond dipping with magnifying viewers, a nature tour around the pond, and basket weaving using willow branches.
Once again, Pear Tree’s summer camps have ventured into diverse areas that put its camps on a whole different level.