THES Spanish Summer Camp was a huge success! Funded this year by the A.I.S. D. in support of the Dual Language program, students not only improved their Spanish language, they also learned about our campus. Each age group studied an area around our school. They learned from specialists and created signs to help others learn.
Our youngest campers studied our chickens. They learned the life cycle, habitat, and habits of life for our “ladies”. They also interviewed one of our parent specialists who have helped with our flock.
The middle group studied our pond and creek life. They learned about toads, frogs, life cycles, and minnows. They too created a sign to help our school community learn about our pond habitat.
Finally, our older students spoke to an arborist who taught them about native and non-native trees in our area. Students examined the trees on our school grounds and determined whether they were native or non- native. They learned about tree life cycles and created informative signs to post around our school, teaching others about our trees. In addition, this group used some tools to help create the signs that represented their learning.
It was a great two week camp with everyone learning lots!