¡Nuestro día fue muy divertido! That means “Our day was very fun!” in Spanish. It has been so fun exploring different cultures here at Camp Yakety Yak during our Yak Travelers week. This morning, at the Morning Assembly, Miss Jenn gave us a virtual tour of famous landmarks throughout the continent of Asia. Some landmarks we knew about but others were new to us! We loved using Google Earth for the tour because it made us feel like we were actually there!!
As always, our recess stations were incredibly fun. Each day we get to make a choice about how to spend our time at Recess. We have to stay at whatever station we choose so we have to think carefully! One of our choices was to play with “spheros” iPad remote control balls) at the Tech Station. Other choices included the playground, outdoor games, creating a passport journal, or helping to build a Great Wall of China! All the campers at every station had a great time!!
Check out our other adventures below!
Today in Friendship class we took a trip to China! We learned how to say “hello” to our friends in many different languages. In China they say “Nihao” to greet to a friend. Travelers practiced saying hello with each other! We also learned facts about China and played Rock-Paper- Scissors which originated in China. While the travelers played Rock-Paper-Scissors, they used good sportsmanship and kind words. Can’t wait to see where tomorrow takes us!
Our next stop on our world-wide adventure in Projects was Mexico! Today we learned so many interesting facts about Mexico, including that there are ancient Mayan pyramids still standing there today! We also learned some words in Spanish! Finally, we discussed the art and music of Mexico and the special celebration known as Dia de los Muertos! Campers had such fun learning and sharing their knowledge of our southern neighbor. To deepen our connection with this country, campers then made tambourines out of paper plates and beans, and they constructed their own colorful Dia de los Muertos skulls! Our projects looked so festive! Gracias for another super adventure, projects class!
After welcoming all of our friends into Play class today, we warmed up our bodies with some group stretching and then took turns being leaders and introducing new stretches. After our warm up our Yellow and Blue teams practiced gross motor movements, coordination, turn-taking, cheering for others and following directions through a long obstacle course. We have some talented movers on these teams! Today was another great day of movement and play!
Today in Discovery, we continued our learning about arts and crafts from around the world. We learned about dream catchers from the Native American culture! We looked at pictures of real dream catchers and then got the chance to make our own! We used paper plates and tied string on the bottom to attach beads and feathers. Then we painted our plates with cool patterns and designs to finish off our dream catchers. They came out AWESOME and were so unique! It’s been fun trying new arts and crafts from around the world!
Ciao from Cooking! Today teams got to learn about Italy. Did you know Italy is close to the size of Arizona? The campers thought that was interesting. Campers talked about Venice and how there are no roads. Instead, people travel in boats. They thought it would be fun to travel in a boat! Another fun fact we talked about was how much pasta people in Italy eat. The average Italian eats around 55 pounds of pasta a year! So today we made pasta salad. The campers had fun learning about another country and trying a new food. All campers worked together safely and respectfully.