Today was stellar!
We couldn't wait to have more fun with our campers!
This summer we attended the University of Tennessee's Early Learning Institute Conference. The conference centered around the ideology of taking children outdoors to experience nature. It was especially centered on the research of Claire Warden and her Floorbook Approach. A class's Floorbook, or in our case a camp's Floorbook, is a tool for documentation in which both the teacher and the students actively participate in its creation.
We will use our Floorbook to record our daily findings and projects. This morning we reviewed what we had discussed yesterday during our Together Time.
We also thought and talked about what we already knew about space. Each camper had the chance to either write, draw, or dictate their ideas in our book.
After warming up our minds, we were ready to warm up our art muscles.
*Constellation Circles Part 1*
We used blue, black, and sparkly blue liquid watercolors to paint our skies!
We learned that applying more coats of watercolor paint would make our skies darker.