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ABC Spanish in Motion Summer Immersion Camp

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Camp Information

  • Jouveth Shortell
  • PO Box 320-564
  • West Roxbury, MA 02132
  • 617-676-7680
  • classes@abcspanishinmotion.com
  • Jouveth Shortell
  • PO Box 320-564
  • West Roxbury, MA 02132
  • 647-676-7680
  • classes@abcspanishinmotion.com

Camp Description

ABC Spanish in Motion's summer Spanish camps provide an opportunity for children to begin to learn and practice Spanish in an immersive and cultural context. Children sing, make music, play games, craft, and prepare food as the themes change weekly. Children develop confidence and improve social skills through sharing and group activities in a highly social and participatory setting. Class curricula changes weekly, as does the original music used each day (See weekly descriptions, below). ... Read More >>
ABC Spanish in Motion's summer Spanish camps provide an opportunity for children to begin to learn and practice Spanish in an immersive and cultural context. Children sing, make music, play games, craft, and prepare food as the themes change weekly. Children develop confidence and improve social skills through sharing and group activities in a highly social and participatory setting. Class curricula changes weekly, as does the original music used each day (See weekly descriptions, below). Healthy snacks are also provided on the days we are not preparing native, Latin-American food. Additionally, parents receive a CD of original music used in class to extend the learning experience at home and in the car.



This summer two simultaneous camps will be held:



Location One: Amigos School 15 Upton Street Cambridge, MA 02139 MAP

Location Two: Charlestown Nursery School, 124 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 MAP

Dates: Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays. July 15 - August 14.

Time: 9:00 AM - Noon.

Ages: 3.5 - 8 Years.



Children will be dropped off at the the Amigos School or the Charlestown Cooperative Nursery and picked up at noon. We will provide healthy, organic snacks, and we'll need to know of any food allergies and dietary restrictions the children may have.

Here's the syllabus of the things we'll learn and do. Lot's of fun, and lots of learning!



Week 1: July 15 – 17

Take to the Sea! / ¡Vamos al Mar!

Children will be exposed to native foods, music, animals and beautiful seaside sites of the Spanish-speaking world. We’ll travel to the Caribbean, the Galapagos and Patagonia to contrast the inhabitants of these varied climates. As pirates we’ll explore the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and learn about Lonesome George, Sally Lightfoot Crabs, penguins, dolphins, orcas, marine Iguanas, and seals in their habitats. Students will learn to locate some of these animals’ countries on the globe. Children will make their own marine masterpieces, with recycled materials (as much as possible) to help children learn to preserve nature. At the end of the week the class will be surprised by a visit by live aquatic animals from the Boston Aquarium! Children will return home singing songs written to honor the marine environments and animals of the Americas.



Week 2: July 22 - 24

Little Chefs / Pequeños Cocineros

Children will delight wonderful dishes from the Americas. The target vocabulary will be table and kitchen words. Table manners will be taught. Children will discover new science, math, health, social skills and cultural awareness through our hands-on cooking of Central and South American cuisine. We’ll make guacamole, arepas, quesadillas and the sweet and yummy Cuban rice pudding (arroz con leche). Children will measure, squeeze, and mix ingredients while singing traditional songs from Latin-America. Students will also plant various legumes to better understand the process of nature. We will count them and emphasis their diversity through differentiating colors and shapes.



Week 3: July 29 - 31

Let's Go Camping! / ¡Vamos al Campamento!

This week’s “Campers” (students) will create an outdoor scene, converting the classroom into an artful space full of mountains, rivers, lakes, forests and beaches. Students will read and sing inside a unique tent they will design with recycled materials, helping to instil environmental sensitivity and a desire to conserve. We will be camping in magical places in the Caribbean, Guatemala, The Amazon and in the beautiful Andean regions of South America. We’ll study the diverse fauna we will encounter through our camping trip (including a surprise visit of real 'wild' animals brought to us by Curious Creatures. Children act out camping activities as well as creating items for outdoor use such as kites and fishing rods.



Week 4: August 5 - 6

Carnival, Circus, and Fiesta! / Carnaval, Circo, y Fiesta!

This week dancers, musicians and magicians will visit in full costume to teach, sing and dance in a Carnival parade! Children will explore various vibrant rhythms from the Americas. There will be an instrument ‘petting zoo’, where children will be able to handle and play percussion instruments. We’ll also build our own instruments from recycled materials, and at the end of the week we’ll put on a show! We will celebrate Carnaval and the magical life of a circus. Children are welcome arrive at camp dressed for the occasion. We’ll explore the life of magicians, trapeze artists, ballerinas, and animals of the circus.



Week 5: August 12 - 14

Changing Colors on the Farm / La Muda de Colores en la Granja

Children will explore the changing seasons of the year as well as animals found on farms throughout the Americas. South America is a large continent that enjoys many varied climates. Children will learn how seasons can be different through countries in the Americas. For instance, in August, Patagonia shivers with winter chills while enjoying summer in January. We'll also explore seasons and climates in the Caribbean, Amazon and Andean regions. We’ll become familiar with the different animals found on different farms through the Americas and the Spanish-speaking world, and be visited by live farm animals for children to touch and love! (Animals are brought to us by Animal Craze.) Hide

Camp Details

  • Language Camps, Day Camps
  • Language Studies, Arts and Crafts
  • Varies. Register for each week. See website.
  • (Day Camp)
  • July 15 - August 14 (5 individual weeks).
  • 4 - 8
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays
  • Coed
  • Jouveeth Shortell, Anya Laporta
  • 2009
  • 07/15/2014
  • 08/14/2014
  • Boston, MA

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