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Yak Travelers: The Next Adventure

What a whirlwind adventure on our first day as Yak Travelers!! Campers started off the day with morning meeting before heading to classes. There were so many amazing activities going on throughout the Camp Yakety Yak globe - read more below!!

Our theme this week, Yak Travelers, allows campers to explore different cultures and places. Our curriculum theme is all about campers learning about being comfortable with and respecting ourselves as well as respecting other people and their cultures!! We are reading Julia Cook’s book called “How to Be Comfortable in Your Own Feathers.” The story is all about Bluebird learning that everyone is different and that is a good thing!! We are each special and have our own awesome qualities.

In the afternoon assembly, we kicked off the week with some fabulous talents - some singing, some dancing...including someone doing the SPLITS!! Wow!

Read more about our worldwide adventures below!

Friendship class was lots of fun today! We read a new story “How To Be Comfortable In Your Own Feathers” by Julia Cook. This is the story of a bluebird who tries to change herself so she can flutter like the hummingbird. The idea of the story is that we all look different on the outside, but inside we are all similar. To show this, we took a close look of the outside of a brown egg and a white egg, we discussed what was the same and what was different about the eggs. Then we got to crack them open, the campers loved this part! Campers observed the inside of the eggs and we discussed what was similar and different about the insides. We ended class with the idea that even though we are all different on the outside, we have a lot of the same feelings on the inside!!

In Projects we began our around-the-world trip in the country of Norway! Our projects teacher is Norwegian and taught us some Norwegian words (hello = hei, goodbye = ha det, thanks = takk) and some cool facts about this country. We then got to talk about where we come from and our families! Our campers come from all around the world and speak many different languages, such as Spanish and American Sign Language! We also made our own flags and we created our passports to continue on our world-wide travels! Takk for a great day, projects class!

Today in Discovery, we learned about arts and crafts from around the world! We completed art from 2 different countries today. We learned about Mandalas from India and colored our very own mandala to display in the classroom. We also learned about origami from Japan and practiced making some origami animals. Some of the origami was tricky, but no one gave up and everyone tried their best! We can’t wait to discover some more arts and crafts from around the world tomorrow! Today in Cooking, camper teams learned about Mexico. We learned how to say hello in Spanish, “Hola!” We also learned that soccer is the most popular sport in Mexico. Did you know chocolate comes from Mexico? After talking about Mexico, we made salsa. The campers had fun measuring the ingredients and using the blender safely. Once the salsa was blended we got some chips and sat down and ate our snack. It was so much fun to learn about a new place and to make a snack from that area. All campers worked great as a team and stayed safe in the kitchen!

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