A Note From Our Principal
Our teachers and camp counselors have been busy planning to make this summer fun and memorable for our students. Keep an eye out for our weekly email with procedures and communications about upcoming events and activities. As always, we are here with any questions or concerns you may have. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
We have fun activities planned each week of summer camp in June!
Week 1 (May 31-June 3) – Wednesday Spirit Day: Hat Day!, Friday Fun Day: Camp Kick-Off Party!
Week 2 (June 6-June 10) – Wednesday Spirit Day: Hawaiian Day!, Friday Fun Day: Foam Party!
Week 3 (June 13-June 17) – Wednesday Spirit Day: Rainbow Day!, Friday Fun Day: Drummer Performance!
Week 4 (June 20-June 24) – Wednesday Spirit Day: Disney Day!, Friday Fun Day: June Talent Show!
Week 5 (June 27-July 1) – Wednesday Spirit Day: Patriotic Day!, Friday Fun Day: Movie Day!
Please make sure all of our campers age 1 to Kindergarten have spare clothing in their cubby. Take home anything that no longer fits and leave a spare set of well-fitting, weather-appropriate clothes.
New On Our Education Blog
At-Home Math Activities for Infants through Pre-K
Everyday experiences are packed with mathematical concepts that fascinate and challenge children and help them to make sense of their world. Even the youngest infants can begin to foster their math skills by listening to stories that involve counting and repetition.
In our classrooms, students learn the foundations of addition, subtraction, and geometry by sorting objects by color and shape or by graphing weather patterns. Below are a few easy, age-appropriate activities to continue the learning at home.
Infants (0-1 year)
Books are a great way to introduce your child to numbers while also boosting their literacy skills. Some of our favorite titles include, Counting Kisses by Karen Katz, Ten, Nine, Eight by Molly Bang, More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams, and Black and White by Tana Hoban.
Toddlers (1-2 years)
Find empty containers of various sizes around your home. Provide your child with dry pasta or rice and create a pouring station where they can practice filling and dumping the containers. Narrate their actions and use math vocabulary, such as “empty”, “full”, “heavy”, and “light”.
Beginners (2-3 years)
During your child’s nighttime routine, look for opportunities to discuss quantities. For example, during bath time ask, “How many scoops of bubble bath solution should we add to the bath tub tonight?” or “How many books should we read?”
Intermediates (3-4 years)
When you’re at the grocery store with your child, point out and identify the difference between letters and numbers. For instance, show your child a sales tag with numbers and a box of cereal with text. Ask if they can identify any of the numbers or letters.
Pre-K (4-5 years)
Encourage your child to use a shoe as a measurement tool. Ask, “Can you show me four things in the room that are shorter than your shoe and four things that are longer than your shoe?” Use math vocabulary, such as “measure”, “compare”, “length”, “shorter”, and “longer” to discuss the objects your child measures.