Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fishing at Pine Hill Park

The summer group made their own fishing poles using:
bamboo, string, paper clips, metal hardware, rubber bands, and corks.
On our field trip we tried out our fishing poles.
We used marshmallows for bait...yum!
We found out the marshmallows were great for keeping the hooks 
from catching on our clothes but they often dissolved in the water.
One of our campers had a frog eat her marshmallow!
After fishing we played on the playground. 
Many of our friends who were on summer 

A Dad hung out with us for a bit.

A marshmallow fell off the line as it was being cast!

Sometimes the kids needed a hand putting the marshmallow on their line.

Don't they look like pros?

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After a morning of fishing and physical exercise they all had a hard time staying awake after lunch!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

No Water Off a Ducks Back

The school got together to learn the effects of
oil spills on animals that live in and around the water.
The children looked at images of animals with oil
on their fur, feather, and scales. We discussed how the animals
get the oil off their bodies, how they breath in water that
has been contaminated with oil, and  how they find food.
Below are pictures of the activities we did to learn more about
how oil effects wildlife.

Washing the oil off a feather. It took several washings!

 Peeling an egg that has been soaking in oil for fifteen minutes.
It was a little tough. After the oil soaked eggs dried the shell became
very hard. The children realized that the babies would not be able to 
hatch from a shell that is so tough to crack. Smart!

The toddlers are getting help from a summer camper to 
peel their egg.

What does the inside of the egg look like? Did the oil get into
the egg? Did the egg change color after being in the oil?

He looks and feels the feather after it was soaked in the oil.

This toddler tries to peel the egg shell too.

How does the feather feel? Could a bird wash off the oil
by themselves?

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day 2014

Donuts for Dad
We celebrated Father's Day at ELC with inviting
Dad's, Grandfather's, Mom's and family friends
to have donuts with us.
We had a wonderful time eating these delicious treats
and spending time with each other.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

We invited mothers, fathers, grandmothers, and friends to 
celebrate Mother's Day with us.
We started with eating muffins together then the 
toddlers played with balloons, the preschool
class took their moms on a nature hike, 
and the infant room relaxed and chatted together.
It was a great morning and we thank everyone who 
was able to be with us.