March Break Camp, Week 2

We had a fantastic time during the second week of March Break Camp. Last Monday morning, Mad Science and their “Wiggly World of Worms” visited the children; each child received a worm to take home for their garden. WMS received a few dozen worms for our garden. The children are enjoying digging them out and examining them on a daily basis. I hope the worms are hardy enough to survive the explorations of our budding young scientists!!

Tuesday was a great day; one of my former students, Chloe, who is now seven, joined us for a day of camp and had a great time playing with, reading “The Giving Tree” to and helping the Toddlers.
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Early in the day, we all learned, thanks to Peggy, a nutritionist from “Real Food for Real Kids”, how to gauge our hunger by listening to our bodies. Peggy is an enthusiastic and energetic speaker and kept the children engaged throughout her visit.
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We were fortunate to have a beautiful day for our St. Patrick’s Day Parade down Maud Street to St. Andrew’s Playground. We had a great time swinging, sliding and laughing at the park. As we had another wonderful day Wednesday, the children were delighted to return to the park.
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On Thursday morning, “Creature Quest” visited us with a posse of their critters: a rabbit, chinchilla, bearded dragon, tree frog, and a python, to name a few. Duane, the presenter, used his to show the children the animals’ natural habitat. We all thoroughly enjoyed watching Jabba, the African bullfrog catch and devour five tasty mealworms!
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Friday was our big field trip to the Lillian Smith Library for an animal storytelling session with Theo, the children’s librarian. She used a combination of songs, stories and finger plays to entertain and educate our students about animals. We had a great time, and as always, the streetcar ride just may have been the children’s favourite part of the trip!

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