Sports of All Sorts: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in Sports of All Sorts! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTsports

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTsports.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for The Great Outdoors.

 

Sports of All Sorts Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/sports activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTsports or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Sports of All Sorts: Opening Ceremony
Sports of All Sorts: App Connections
Sports of All Sorts: Demme Learning Day

 

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Sports of All Sorts: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Newspaper Free Throw

 

Math-U-See® is a complete K-12 math curriculum produced by Demme Learning. This unique program develops by level, rather than by grade, presenting mathematical concepts incrementally. Students use manipulatives at most levels to establish an understanding of the concepts and then move on to solving problems until they have demonstrated mastery.

 

People who are interested in sports often like to record data, such as the number of points earned, the time it took to complete a challenge, or the percentage of games won. Students at all levels of Math-U-See study different types of data analysis. Young children record results with tally marks (Primer, Lesson 23), elementary-aged children learn how to make graphs (Beta, Lesson 30), and older students calculate percentages (Zeta, Lesson 11).

 

As you prepare to play today’s “sport,” you can refer to this PDF to review data-recording techniques.

 

Learn about tally marks, bar graphs, line graphs, and finding percentages.

 

MATERIALS:

  • Old newspapers (Other types of paper may be used, as long as the pages are all the same size.)
  • Bucket or basket
  • Pad of paper or marker board for keeping score

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Wad up each full sheet of newspaper into a ball. Try to keep the size of the “balls” somewhat uniform.
  • Create a free-throw line with chalk or tape. Set up the “basket” a designated length away from the free-throw line. (You may want to adjust this distance based on the age of the contestant.)
  • Each contestant stands behind the line and throws the newspaper balls into the basket. Another person should record the number of times the balls go into the basket. The person who shoots the most “baskets” wins. (NOTE: If you only have one player, that person can throw the balls three times and write down all three scores.)
  • Complete the appropriate activity to record the data.
  • Preschool – Early Elementary: Have the child record the scores with tally marks and report the totals at the end of the competition.
  • Elementary: Make a bar graph to compare the scores of the contestants or a line graph for the three trials of an individual player.
  • Upper Elementary: Count the total number of balls and calculate the percentage of successful baskets for each player or trial.

 

If you want to learn more about Math-U-See, visit our website.

 

Sports of All Sorts Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/sports activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTsports or upload them below to enter.

 

 

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Sports of All Sorts: Opening Ceremony
Sports of All Sorts: App Connections
Sports of All Sorts: Closing Campfire (7/23)

 

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Sports of All Sorts: App Connections

Explore these great apps as we continue through Sports of All Sorts.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

While we are focused on staying active with our activities, another important component is maintaining a healthy diet. These apps present a fun way to think about being active and eating healthy!

 

Smash Your Food

Read KinderTown's review of Smash Your Food.

This app is a great visual to show kids what is hidden inside a typical hamburger, or french fries. The app has children select a specific food, then children guess the amount of salt, sugar, and fat in the food. Next the app smashes the food in the virtual smasher (gross!) and calculates the amount of salt, sugar, and fat.  Children can make a comparison of the actual totals to their estimates. The virtual food smasher uses real videos of the food being smashed along with real sound affects. This app is not for the weak of stomach. But the app serves as a great way to visually show what is contained in everyday foods. The app is $2.99 and appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

 

Eat and Move-O-Matic

Read KinderTown's review of Eat and Move-O-Matic.

This app was developed to encourage your children to develop and maintain a healthy, active lifestyle. The app is simple in nature and shows two rolling bars that display a type of food, and then an equivalent activity that would be needed to burn that food off. For example,  if you eat a slice of pepperoni pizza,you can burn it off by biking for 1 hour and 40 minutes. The app includes pro tips at the bottom, as well, “pepperoni is high in fat and calories. Choose low-fat meat instead like chicken or ham and add veggies to the top.”  The app is free and appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

 

 

Sports of All Sorts Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/sports activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTsports or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Sports of All Sorts: Opening Ceremony
Sports of All Sorts: Demme Learning Day
Sports of All Sorts: Closing Campfire (7/23)

 

Next series: The Great Outdoors.



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Sports of All Sorts: Opening Ceremony

This week’s theme is Sports of All Sorts. Watch the introductory video and download the weekly planner.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

This week’s theme is Sports of All Sorts. Watch the introductory video below, and download the weekly planner.

 

Download the weekly planner for Sports of All Sorts.

 

 

Remember there is not one right way to conduct camp. Complete as much or as little as you can. We hope your family engages in many of the learning experiences we have laid out for the week, but the key is to do things together!

 

Be sure to post your accomplishments online by using the hashtag #KTsports. We’d love to know what you are up to! Check back on the blog each weekday to see what others have done, app connections, and additional activities.

 

Thanks for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

Sports of All Sorts Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer/sports activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTsports or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Sports of All Sorts: App Connections
Sports of All Sorts: Demme Learning Day
Sports of All Sorts: Closing Campfire (7/23)

 

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Under the Sea: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in Under the Sea! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTSea

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTSea.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for Sports of All Sorts.

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

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Under the Sea: Closing Campfire
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire
Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day

 

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Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.

 

Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read: Seahorses or The Vikings (great sea explorers).

 

Read the "Seahorses" and "The Vikings" passages from Spelling You See.

 

After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage

 

If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page [link to preschool page]. Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

  • Seahorses: fish, but, not, neck, grass
  • The Vikings: ships, long, hull, land, had

 

Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.)

 

Print out a copy of this activity page for your younger camper.

 

Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

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Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony
Under the Sea: App Connections
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

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Under the Sea: App Connections

Explore these great apps as we continue through Under the Sea.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Journey Into the Deep

Read KinderTown's review of Journey Into the Deep.

Ever wonder what scientists who are researching our oceans are discovering? Check out the app, Journey into the Deep where scientists’ latest findings are recorded and shared. The app is organized into chapters, and children can explore all eight chapters that include text and interactive areas along with fascinating videos. This app is appropriate for children ages 8 and above. The text in the app is complex and some children may need the assistance of an adult to read all of it, or to understand the information more clearly. Journey Into the Deep is $2.99 and available for iPad.

 

Otter On His Own

Read KinderTown's review of Otter On His Own.

This digital storybook portrays the life of a sea otter and her new baby. Throughout the story, there are interwoven facts about sea otters. The digital story provides options to have it read aloud or to read it myself. The story can be enjoyed by children ages 3-8 and is $2.99.

 

 

 

 

ABC Aquarium

Read KinderTown's review of ABC Aquarium.

ABC Aquarium brings research and discovery to the youngest learners. Traditional encyclopedia-style presentations combined with videos, interactive activities and quality images makes the ABC apps from Peapod Labs truly special. The pictures are captivating and appropriate for young learners. The app is organized with pictures with an ocean theme in ABC order. Your child will be learning letters and words along with interesting facts about ocean animals and plants. ABC Aquarium is appropriate for children ages 3-6, and is $2.99.

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 


Related Blog Posts

Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony
Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

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Under the Sea: Opening Ceremony

This week’s theme is Under the Sea. Watch the introductory video and download the weekly planner.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

This week’s theme is Under the Sea. Watch the introductory video below, and download the weekly planner.

 

Learn how to make an egg carton coral reef, learn about endangered sea animals, and lots more during our Under the Sea summer camp.

 

 

Remember there is not one right way to conduct camp. Complete as much or as little as you can. We hope your family engages in many of the learning experiences we have laid out for the week, but the key is to do things together!

 

Be sure to post your accomplishments online by using the hashtag #KTSea. We’d love to know what you are up to! Check back on the blog each weekday to see what others have done, app connections, and additional activities.

 

Thanks for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

Under the Sea Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTSea or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

Under the Sea: App Connections
Under the Sea: Demme Learning Day
Under the Sea: Closing Campfire (7/16)

 

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No Place Like Home: Closing Campfire

Thank you for participating in No Place Like Home! Download your certificate and post your accomplishments to social media with the hashtag #KTHome

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Thank you for participating in KinderTown Summer Camp!

 

We hope you found the week a valuable learning experience for your family. Please post your accomplishments on social media using the hashtag #KTHome.

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Here is a printable certificate that you can share with your kids!

 

Please join us next week for Under the Sea.

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day

 

Next series: Under the Sea.


 

 


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No Place Like Home: Demme Learning Day

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities.

Summer Camp is for parents and kids to work together, exploring the world around you with activities that will take you outside, inside, and as far as your imagination will go! Learn more by reading the Welcome to KinderTown Summer Camp! blog post.

 

Spelling You See® is a curriculum produced by Demme Learning and designed to guide students through the developmental stages of spelling. In the phonetic stage, students learn to associate letters and sounds by writing words. In later stages, students learn to spell commonly-used words by copying interesting passages and “chunking” (color-coding) letter combinations. These activities help students commit the correct spellings of words to memory.

 

Today, have your elementary-aged campers choose one of these two passages to read: Pioneer Children or The Aztecs.

 

Read the "Pioneer Children" and "Aztecs" passages from Spelling You See.

Both passages focus on the experience of moving to a new home and making a life there. After your camper has read the chosen passage, help him think of a creative way to present the information to the rest of the family, such as:

  • Writing, directing, and presenting a play
  • Performing a dramatic reading of the passage, with props, if desired
  • Creating a slide show for the passage

 

If you have a younger camper, print out a copy of this activity page.

 

Print out a copy of this activity page for your younger camper.

Then read the passage to the camper and point out the following words:

  • Pioneer Children: thing, pack, fill, stuck
  • The Aztecs: land, plant, crops, rich

 

Dictate the words for your camper to write in the letter boxes at the bottom of the activity page. (Note how the shaded boxes help with vowel placement.) Then have your camper draw a picture in the box at the top of the page to illustrate the passage.

 

No Place Like Home Giveaway

 

Take photos of your family enjoying a summer activity at home and upload them to social media with the hashtag #KTHome or upload them below to enter.

 

 

Related Blog Posts

No Place Like Home: Opening Ceremony
No Place Like Home: App Connections
No Place Like Home Closing Campfire

 

Next series: Under the Sea.










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