It’s summertime, but that doesn’t mean the learning stops for these kids! They are participating in the Project 212 Camp, funded through the 21st CCLC grant, throughout the month of June at Natchitoches Junior High School. The camp is called, “Oh, The Places You Will Go.” It is a geography themed camp, but students in first through eighth grade are learning through the educational approach known as STEAM. Students focus on science on Mondays, Tuesday is for technology, Wednesday is engineering, they do art on Thursdays and Friday is math. During the first week for the camp, teachers taught about the rainforest. Last week, they focused on desert ecosystems. This week they learned about the oceans and the focus for the last week of June is the Arctic. While they learn about these different geological locations and their inhabitants, they do computer research on Tuesdays, participate in sports games throughout the weeks, check out books from the NPL’s Book Mobile every Monday and much more!
Kayden Coutee, left, Harper Jones and Robert Williams in the Kindergarten-first grade class discussed the different animals they learned about that lived in the rainforest and how they found their food, such as toucans, snakes, anteaters and tapirs.
Deanna Fowler and Lilly Westfall in the sixth-seventh grade class show their drawings on animals that thrive in the day or night time, and above or under ground, in the desert.
Children in the second grade class read books in the NPL’s Book Mobile.
Taviah Freeman, left, Gregory Jones and Blakely Ridley in the fourth-fifth grade class played ultimate Frisbee during their sports time on Monday. Last week and this week, they learned about the seven continents, and the different layers of the rainforest.