Redbud Montessori Ocean Camp Adventures!
Join us while we discover "Commotion in the Ocean!"
June 19th - August 4th, 2023
Redbud's summer program is not run as a Montessori classroom, but the guiding principles of Maria Montessori's methods are in place. Encouragement in respect of yourself, others and the environment is supported as the daily guidelines we follow during the academic year are implemented.
Week 1 (6/19-6/23): The Ocean
Pacific, Atlantic, Indian and Arctic… Which is the biggest? Smallest? How is an island formed? What can we see under the sea?
Week 2 (6/26-6/30): Plant life in the Ocean
How many plants live in the ocean? How do plants adapt to the ocean? What grows on the ocean floor?
Week 3 (7/3-7/7): Animals of the Sea
Sea animals like zooplankton are so small you can see them only with a microscope. Big fish swim through these waters too, such as great white sharks, manta rays, and ocean sunfish. The largest animal ever to live on Earth is an ocean mammal called the blue whale.
Week 4 (7/10-7/14): Shells
I sat on the beach and a beautiful wave
Came tumbling right up to me.
It threw some pink shells on the sand at my feet,
Then hurried straight back out to sea. –Gussie Osborne
Week 5 (7/17-7/21): Tide Pools
On a rock-covered shore, when the water level drains out to sea, pools of seawater get trapped in between the rocks. These are called tide pools.
Week 6 (7/24-7/28): Folklore of the Sea
Many tales and chants of the sea abound. For example:
Red sky at night, sailor's delight.
Red sky at morning, sailors take warning.
Pirates, Moby Dick and other folklores will be explored.
Week 7 (7/31-8/4): Aquarium
Aquarium can either describe a small tank, or an entire building that houses fish and other aquatic life. Studies have found that aquarium-watching helps reduce stress and anxiety, increase feelings of relaxation, and decrease heart rate and muscle tension...