Early-bird discount registration ends this Friday, April 13th!
We are still working out the full details, so expect more news about awesome additions to the program, soon!
Week 1 June 11th-15th
Physical Health; Jump Rope/Hoops for Heart
Jump Rope For Heart is sponsored by the American Heart Association and SHAPE America-Society of Health and Physical Educators. These programs will engage students with jumping rope or playing basketball while empowering them to improve their health and help other kids with heart-health issues.
• Participants learn the value of community service and become empowered to contribute to their community’s welfare.
• Children join together in helping other kids with special hearts.
• Students learn how to develop heart-healthy habits while being physically active.
• Participants learn jump rope skills they can use for the rest of their lives.
• Children raise funds for research and outreach programs that can save lives.
Thomas Proulx, the Youth Director for American Heart Association in the Sacramento Area, will be doing an assembly to kick off the event! Rhiannon will hand out information flyers before the end of the school year. Check out these videos to learn more!
Week 2 June 18- June 22nd
We will be creating intricate art pieces using recycled materials! At the end of the week Jesse Dizon will be heading up an art show in the Family Room. All art will be for auction and proceeds will go to Sahaya International.
A list of materials to collect for our eco-art projects coming soon.
Week 3 June 25th- June 29th
Molly from Chess Mates will be returning this summer!
From U.S. Chess Mates…
“It is no secret that chess has been used as an educational tool for hundreds of years by many great civilizations and cultures throughout the world. Chess is a board game, but its a game that teaches and strengthens many useful attributes of life. Strategy, patience, excitement and fear all in one game.
Amazing! Chess is also a game that has been proven to help children focus stronger, become more patient, out weigh their options and become more sociable.There have been many studies between the game of chess and children, the game of chess and the educational power of this great board game.”
Week 4 July 2nd-6th
We will learn and practice dances from different cultures and genres of music! More information to come!
Week 5 July 9th-13th
Gardening and Farming
We will be beautifying our outside playground with plants and flowers while learning about soil, harvesting, pollination, garden maintenance and compost. Local farmers will come and share about “Farm to Fork”. Our goal will be to plant the seeds that will develop into a school farmer’s market of sorts (pun intended)!
Week 6 July 9th-13th
Chef Sylvia will be giving cooking and baking lessons in the Marrone classroom.
More information to come!
Week 7 July 23rd-27th
Rachel will be returning this summer!
“For the last 17 years I have worked in Childcare, owning my own in-home Daycare for 11 of those years. I have over 40 units of Human Development from Sierra College. I began practicing yoga as a way to stay strong physically and mentally. I started sharing what I was learning with the kids and saw immediate benefits. Yoga offers body awareness, a way to manage stress through breath and movement, increased confidence, and non-competitive cooperation. After completing the 200-hour yoga teacher training I began to combine my awareness of child development and my love for yoga into a program tailor made for the little yogi. The classes include yoga poses, breathing exercises, meditation, games, and activities. While also including the principles of the yoga tradition. Yoga teachings focus on self-awareness, honesty, non-violence, generosity, working hard, cleanliness, and a peaceful way of life. All while strengthening the body and the mind and building the skills needed to succeed in life.”
In addition to full body yoga, I am so excited to announce that Nina Calanchini’s mom, Fumiko, will be instructing face yoga! Yes, it is a thing, and it is pretty incredible! Check out Fumiko’s website.
Week 8 July 30th- August 3rd
Brian LaTour will be wrapping up the last week of our summer program with music exploration.
More information to come!