April | 2015 | The Homestead Schoolhouse

School News

SUMMER CAMP at The Homestead

  • Calendar iconApril 17, 2015
  • Category iconNews
  • Tags icon

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTsDMT8XhXc7wEVMoCT3LSxY0zBVIpvcpYoN_fV21LIN2E66uc

at The Homestead Schoolhouse

Please join us for weeks of backyard fun!! We will have 4 individual weeks of gardening, nature exploratory, music, dance, cooking, and art. Students will use our indoor and outdoor space, as well as go on nature walks and explore our neighborhood.

Summer camp ages are 3-6 years old (going into 1st grade)

Camp days are 9:00am-1:00pm

You may enroll for individual weeks or for all 4!!

 

June 22-26 FUN IN THE GARDEN

Students will help with planting and tending to the garden. We will also explore the nature that surrounds

July 6-10 MUSIC AND MOVEMENT

Students will learn the basic fundamentals of piano, hand drumming, lots of singing, and some call and

July 20-24 COOKING WITH KIDS

Students will help in cooking some of our favorite recipes, making jams and eating from our garden.

August 3-7 EXPLORING THE WORLD OF ART

Students will learn art elements through various activities.

Download the enrollment form and mail or bring it by the school with payment.


April News

  • Calendar iconApril 10, 2015
  • Category iconNews
  • Tags icon

This month we are going to be studying our Earth and various ways we can protect it. Our goal is to bring awareness to our students that they can play a big role in protecting our environment. Our students will learn to reduce, reuse and recycle through art projects, songs, group discussions and stories. Some Earth Day topics will include: littering, recycling, wasting water, pollution, planting trees, and caring for living things. Earth Day is April 22. On April 21 and 22 we will be doing some Earth Day activities, such as games, writing, art, gardening, etc. Part of our dramatic play area will be transformed into an “imagination station” where students can use recyclable materials to create anything they choose. We will also have a dirt digging sensory table. Outside, we will have our sand and water table.

On April 28 we will take an all school field trip to the Portland Children’s Museum. We will meet at 11:15 and our tour starts at 11:30. Lunchrooms are reserved for us at 1:30. We will have no school at the schoolhouse that day. A parent/guardian is required to attend with each child. The Portland Children’s Museum has some areas that are related to Earth Day, such as: The Garage (students can create things with recycled material), Groundwork, Outdoor Adventure and Water Works.