Just to keep you updated, I have not planned any Creatures of Curiosity programs for this summer due to the number of students who are staying on with me for summer tutoring.
However, I do have the Regency Care-A-Van still booked for Wednesdays in August. So, I may still be able to plan a few last minute camps for August! I promise to keep you all updated!
Its official!! Spring Break here in Quesnel is March 17-21, and we're having a crafty kids camp! Another great camp in the Creatures of Curiosity series.
New this time is some inspiration to share with your kids! Click on the button above to see the inspiration boards on Pinterest for the activities we'll be doing!
A sneak peak at what is coming!! The spring break program for 2014 will be filled with creative fun! It will be on the Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (March 19-20). As there is only room for 4-6 students each day, please let me know you're interested as soon as possible! I can hardly wait to share the details.....
The second to last camp of the summer..... we had a nice small group, so could do a big project!! We learned how to make plaster casting masks. Instead of petroleum jelly to keep the mask from sticking, we used coconut oil. Not only did it smell really good, it also tasted good and worked marvelously in helping release the masks. As the drying time takes all day, everyone has promised to send me pictures of the final results once they paint them at home. I do hope that I'm able to post them here! Thanks girls for being brave and experiencing new sensations! I had so much fun!
This time we headed off to the North side of Ten Mile Lake (Kosta's Cove) to make boats, sponge balls and have fun in the water!! It was so nice, no one wanted to go home!!
Creatures of Curiosity summer 2013 #1
A windy and cool day, we adventured out to Cottonwood House as well as Lightning Creek! We ran out of time to make paper boats and float them down the river, but there's always next time!
Creatures of Curiosity Summer 2013 #2
Visiting Mrs. Rorke's house, we had many great and exciting plans! The two top pics were.......Spray painting T-shirts, and lots of hands-on bunny love. So many smiling faces all day long, it was great fun! A big thank you to Tammy, Bill and Amy Rorke who not only let us use their property, but joined in the fun as well! As well, a thank you to one of Mrs. Rorke's students Dom who gladly gave our group a great tour of the bunny and chicken houses!
The Creatures of Curiosity summer camps are filling up fast!! There are three weeks that are already booked full, so make sure you contact us now to book your space!
It's official! Creatures of Curiosity Summer Camps are here! See the poster below for some exciting inspiration!
Check out our Creatures of Curiosity page for the details!
I am super excited to announce that plans for Creatures of Curiosity camps during this July and August are officially in the works!! I have a few loose ends to tie up and will hopefully be able to announce what is happening in a few weeks!
Our latest program from Creatures of Curiosity happened last Friday, on the 28th!
We created cool bags, learned new stitches, tried different glueing techniques, worked with embroidery thread (and unknotted it!!), made mini purses and the last easy-but-fun project was pompoms!!
Great fun was had by all, so here are some pictures!
We had so much fun with the mini purses and pompoms that the camera was forgotten, but the memories lasted!
Welcome everyone to the new school year! I am excited to announce our new Creatures of Curiosity programs for this fall. The first one starts on September 27th, so act fast!!
The second new program is to help those taking Math 10! As last years demand for homework-help in Math 10 was high, we now have this new 'homework club' program!
As well, for new clients, here are the Fall 2012 Tutoring Specials we are offering!
After a busy June, helping students prepare for exams, we jumped straight into our Creatures of Curiosity Summer programs.
This year there are two programs running: Tuesdays Arts & Crafts, and Thursday Creative Challenges which is a mix of nature fun and creative projects!
Here are some photos from our Tuesday sessions:
Thursday sessions, I have discovered, are hard to photograph as we are so involved! Here are some snapshots of a few of the things we’ve done as part of our Thursdays!
Keep checking back, and I’ll share more of our adventures! As well, please check out our Facebook Page for more pictures and additional updates!
As well, I’d like to say a HUGE “Thank You” to my volunteer Olivia, who is getting some great job experience as well as building a great rapport with all of our little participants! Just yesterday, as she wasn’t there before they arrived, I was questioned multiple times with “Is Olivia coming?” “Are you sure she’s coming?” and “I really hope she comes, she’s lots of fun” A great way to start!
For those who aren't sure what Creative Challenges are all about, it will be a mix of discovery education as well as hands-on crafting, mixing both nature and art! Below is an example of the itinerary you will receive when you register! This is just highlighting the main activities that we will focus on. There will of course be time for snack, play and other creative endeavors!
There are only a few spots left in our July Thursday Creative Challenges sessions, so make sure you call or email today!
At last!! The details are now out and registration is starting for this summers set of programs!
I am looking forward to the first of our One-Day Enrichment Programs: Plants; a Journey through Botany and Science!
For those of you registered, the following is an itinerary as well as a list of Found Objects and things your child should bring!
If you didn't get a chance to register, make sure you keep an eye on our website or Facebook page as these programs tend to fill up very quickly! Alternatively, you can email us and we'll put you on our email list that will let you know as soon as registration opens for any of our Enrichment Programs.
I am excited to introduce the first of many One-Day Enrichment Programs!
These will be held once or twice a month throughout the year. These programs are directed towards home-learners, as well as students in private or public school. As school schedules vary, sometimes the programs will be also held on Pro-D days so that both home-learners and school students will have the chance to attend together. Subjects will vary and include science, math, social studies and fine-arts. These programs will be best for children in grades 2-6, but children of all ages will be welcome. I do try to make sure that a range of ages are in each group so that there is a range of knowledge and skills!
Our first One-Day Enrichment program is on May 29th! Contact us now to sign up!
A big thank you to all the families that were involved in this year's Spring Break Program. We had a lot of fun!! Below are some photo collages describing the excitement!
This year we ran two groups, an AM group starting at 9AM and a PM group starting at 12PM.
Here are the photo collages from the AM and PM groups!
I thoroughly enjoyed how different each group was and the many creative ideas and conversations that were always flowing around!
Creatures of Curiosity are the programs that we at Momentum Learning Centre offer during school breaks such as Spring Break and Summer Holidays. We are planning on also offering programs over Pro-D days starting sometime in the new school year as well!
Currently, our Creatures of Curiosity Spring Break program registration is going on....
Register now! There are only 3 WEEKS LEFT TO REGISTER, and just A FEW SPOTS LEFT! This definitely will be a lot of fun, so make sure you register, or get on our waiting list now!
For more information, see our page Creatures of Curiosity
Well, each day starts off with some Imagination Time. Each children can choose the activity that he or she would like to start their day with.
Sometimes we color amazing designs like this (which by the way comes from a great website with many different choices called Coloring Castle), or designs from one of Roger Burrows 'Images' books. Take a look at his website here, to give you some more inspiration and examples of what you can do!
Other times, when we feel like using our hands, we build things. Here's a great example of a group project that lead to a wonderful diorama!
Then depending on our group, we may sit down together and share how we are feeling today using cards based on the Emotions and Scenario Cards as well as the Emotions Color Wheel. For non-readers, it helps to identify what faces look like and relate them to the words below. For readers, it is a helpful reminder what the word means, and what the face would look like. We learn how some children have trouble identifying what kind of emotion they or their peers are showing, and by practicing with these cards, they can communicate with others!
After planning our schedule for the day, we set off. Here are a few examples of what we've done so far!
Meet new friends and learn about social skills through fun games. As well as many hands-on learning experiences we can find, such as the Quesnel Antique Machinery Park! We visited it today and were very impressed. Everyone had lots of fun, and the group had lots of stories and information to tell on the ride back! Plus, we were fortunate to have a wonderful tour guide who was more than happy to show us his favorite pieces as well as answer the many questions from the kids!
The world is full of possibilities when you get your brain working and curiosity flowing! Please don't hesitate to contact us to ask about upcoming programs like this one!
To start August off, I am hosting a fun filled enrichment program called "Creatures of Curiosity", for children ages 5-7. Eventually, my goal is to have several programs like this for children of all ages, however, I am thrilled to introduce Quesnel to Momentum Learning Centre with this program.
All children have an innate sense of curiosity about their world and this eight day program is made just for them. Using principles from many different types of learning, including Montessori, Kimberly will guide the group through interest based activities.
At the beginning of each 8 day program, the group will share their interests and passions to assist interpersonal relationships as well as confidence. Additionally, at the beginning of each day, the group will plan the day's schedule by discussing and making individual choices based on their interests. By being able to have a say in the program's plan, each child will have a sense of accomplishment and responsibility. Although activities will be guided, children will have the ability to make individual choices and pursue their interests. By collaborating and investigating, your children will be encouraged to become curious and creative problem solvers!
I am passionate about the benefits of hands-on, practical, discovery based learning and am so excited to host this program in August. Please see the poster for more information. Although the deadline has passed, please contact me if you are interested in enrolling your child for this program. Interest and availability may encourage a second group to start up!!