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Racing ‘round the World

As part Summer Camp Amazing Race week activities, 4-8 students have explored different ways to travel the world including trains, planes, hot air balloons, boats, and more.

For ideas and inspiration, Mr. Luken’s class enjoyed reading a student version of 80 Days Around the World by Jules Verne. Students tracked the journey of Phileas Fogg as he traveled from London to Egypt, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and the U.S. before arriving home, travels largely by steam-powered trains and boats.

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Fun with Fairy Tales and Fables

During the first week of Summer Camp, K-4 students have been having fun with fairy tales and fables, including Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs, The Gingerbread Man, and Humpty Dumpty.

After enjoying a video recording of The Three Little Pigs, K-2 students were challenged to build a house for their own little paper pig using marshmallows and toothpicks — a house that couldn’t be blown down by a big, bad wolf.

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Symbols of Pride and Patriotism

Sports fans show pride for their team by displaying their team’s colors and its symbols. We also show pride or patriotism in our country by displaying symbols like the American flag. Mrs. Kubachka’s 4-6 Team social studies students recently reviewed symbols and words that reflect America’s heritage and values:

American Flag – Our nation’s first flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes representing the 13 colonies. Since then, the flag has added a new star for each new state.

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Exploring the Planets

Our solar system includes eight amazing planets. Some are small and rocky, others are big and gassy; some are hot enough to melt metal while others are freezing cold. With the help of some fun activities and videos, Ms. Lee’s science students have been learning about the planets and what makes each one unique.

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Mammals, Amphibians, Reptiles and More

Ms. Wagner’s K-2 students recently created dioramas and tri-fold informational displays to demonstrate their knowledge of different animals and their habitats. Their final products were displayed in the undercroft; students’ family members as well as other LGS staff and students toured the displays asking Ms. Wagner’s students questions about their projects.

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Westward Expansion from Different Perspectives

Throughout March and April, Ms. Kuehnle’s 6-8 Team social studies students are studying the westward expansion in the U.S. during the first half of the 19th century. They are considering this important period in history from the perspective of the settlers who traveled the various trails west and also from the perspective of the American Indians.

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