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!
Another Summer program to check out by Doris Hocevar of The Centre for Healthy Mindspace
Click on the image above for more information. Here is the information from her Facebook Page!
The Centre for Healthy Mindspace is offering a 4 session summer program for youth, beginning July 8th at 10:00 am.
The last camp of the summer! We returned to Mr. and Mrs. Rorke's house where we did three main activities: Making t-shirts with bleach, making our own ice cream and playing in the POOL!!
Much fun was had by all! Of course, ice cream was a hit, especially because we had it before lunch! A big thank you to Mrs. Rorke and her students for joining us, and letting us use their wonderful property. Have a great rest of your summer!!
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!
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!
Want to make the transition back to school in September easier? What about summer tutoring? This is a fun way to help your child maintain and build on the skills they’ve spent the last 10 months working on.
Contact us now to book your summer tutoring space!
At last!! The details are now out and registration is starting for this summers set of programs!
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!!