The kids got right back into their creative pursuits right where they left off. In the art classes, kids continued to work on their cardboard 3-D animals and began to attach the legs and decorate their animals. When asked, one girl said that she had made a tiger and proceeded to play with it while a tinfoil person was riding on top. It was great to see that the kids were all interacting well with each other. They were all happily chatting with one another while working on their projects. The two older groups continued with their plays. Group 2 is doing a play titled "Castle in the Clouds" while Group 3 is performing "A Piece of Pie" by Pancho Gutstein. The kids really got into it today, so much that one kid yelled, "theater, theater, its time for theater!" They worked on staging the play and learning their lines and evoking emotion. Many of the kids were natural actors and they had a great time with that. The little kids imagined they were animals for the book Papagayo that they're going to be performing and acted out the storybook. Some animals included bunnies, coyotes and raccoons.
At recess everyone was so excited for water games since it was Tuesday. Everyone had so much fun playing outside with the water and getting sprayed by the hose, playing in the mini pools, throwing water balloons and using the water slides. It was a blast and a perfect refresher in the middle of the hot day.
In the afternoon the creativity continued. During storytime, as the younger kids settled into their places on the ground with blankets and pillows, they were just starting to get tired from the water games-some even still had wet hair- as they listened to the story of Brin Bixby.
In fashion, using the tinfoil figures the kids made in art class, they began cutting out clothing from fabric and designing their figures.
In blacklight, the kids were once again thrilled to be able to see how certain items glow in the dark. They performed the wave and everyone cooperated together.
During the writing portion, the kids were all busily creating their own projects while discussing among themselves. The main topic of todays discussion was Disney movies, especially Frozen, and the kids (and counselors) went on and on about their favorite Disney films and songs.
Overall, it was a really good day and the kids are working nicely with everyone and are having a great time learning about the arts and getting to make their own art and fun.