Week 1 – NATURE & ART EXPLORATIONThe study of nature has inspired artists throughout history. Discover a naturalist’s perspective of the visual arts, music, and poetry. Create your own art using a variety of media.
Weeks 2 & 3 -THEATER & ENTERTAINMENTThis two -week program focuses on all the aspects of theater production. Students will learn acting, production, set building and costume design through fun, hands -on activities. Exercises in improv acting and theater games will encourage participation and bring out each student ’s inner actor. We will be working on a short play, which will be presented to parents at the end of the two week program. Students are encouraged to sign up for both weeks in order to participate in the play.
Week 4 - BIRDS & MAMMALS OF ILLINOISDelve into the world of Illinois birds and mammals. We will explore the diversity of nests, songs, and migrations. Learn about Illinois mammals by examining pelts, skulls, tracks and habitats.
Week 5 – GEOLOGY & EARTH SCIENCELearn about geology, meteorology and the Earth ’s natural systems through hands-on exploration. We will study rocks and minerals as well as use models and demonstrations to uncover the mysteries that drive weather and other natural forces.
Week 6 – TRAVEL THE WORLDSend your kids on a staycation! We will explore the world of cultural geography through food, clothing, games, arts, and crafts.
Week 7 – ANCIENT EGYPTTravel back in time to the land of the pharaohs. Explore gods and goddesses, pyramids, hieroglyphs and more. Week 8 – ART .Explore a combination of mediums (paint, mosaic, textiles) while creating both individual and community art projects. These include making mosaic garden stepping stones, creating get-well cards for children at local hospitals, and weaving dog toys for the Springfield Animal Protective League, to name a few. Montessori Children’s House of Springfield 4147 Sand Hill Road, Springfield, IL 62702 217-544-7702 "When children come into contact with nature, they reveal their strength." Maria Montessori.
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