We began the week focusing on fireworks. Children were spellbound as they watched a short video of unusual fireworks on my computer. They then made their own versions of fireworks on paper. On our last day of camp, they made beaded bracelets using red, white and blue beads.
On Monday, when I asked them what holiday was coming up, they did not know. I told them that we were going to have a birthday for the United States and that the fireworks were like very big, sparkly candles on a cake. When I told them that we live in the United States, one child disagreed and explained, “I live in Glen Rock.”
On our last day, we had our own parade around the playground with musical instruments.
This coming week, the children will be making mosaics, inspired by ancient Roman ones.