Summer Spanish Camps
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This program provides not only a structured class full of ideas and activities for you to do with your children but also provides a music CD to extend the learning experience to your home.
ABC Spanish In Motion offers language exposure programs designed to introduce children to the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanish-speaking world. Native speakers conduct classes fully in Spanish, using a variety of teaching aids including miming, American Sign Language, role -play, puppets, instruments,
songs, dance and more.
Class curricula changes weekly, as does the original music used each day. Themes included everyday items such as colors, shapes, food, simple commands, etc. as well as Latin-American themes including rhythms & music, instruments,indigenous animals, foods, etc. All class materials are provided, and children are grouped with others of a similar age. Healthy snacks are also provided on the days we are not preparing native, latin-american food.
Locations and Schedule
Location One: Amigos School 15 Upton Street Cambridge, MA 02139 MAP
Location Two: Charlestown Nursery School, 124 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 MAP
Dates: Tuesday, Wednesdays, & Thursdays. July 16 - August 15.
Time: 9:00 AM - Noon.
Ages: 3.5 - 8 Years.
Children will be dropped off at the the Amigos School or the Charlestown Cooperative Nursery and picked up at noon. We will provide healty, organic snacks, and we'll need to know of any food allergies and dietary restrictions the children may have.
Here's the syllabus of the things we'll learn and do. Lot's of fun, and lots of learning!
Week 1: July 16 – 18
To The Amazon and the Caribbean! / ¡Al Amazonas y El Caribe!
This first week will introduce students to native foods, music, animals and beautiful sites of the Spanish-speaking world. We’ll travel to Mexico and learn about the ancient Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, and to the icy, penguin and sea-lion filled Patagonian beaches in Argentina. We’ll explore the Amazon rain forest, sing about exotic and endangered animals such as the jaguar, caimans and pink, fresh-water river dolphins. We’ll also hear the sounds of tropical animals such the Macaw, the Cuban Mocking bird and the Puerto Rican Coqui frog. As pirates we’ll explore the Atlantic and Pacific oceans and learn about Lonesome George and Sally Lightfoot Crabs from the Galapagos Islands. The soothing sounds of the Andean flute will accompany us to the Andes Mountains of South America, and we’ll explore the home of the Spectacled Bear and the amazing Andean Condor. We’ll also breathtaking Angel Falls in Venezuela and the amazing Inca ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Students will learn to find some of these countries on the globe.
When possible, recycled materials will be used to help children learn to preserve nature.
Week 2: July 23 - 25
Little Chefs / Pequeños Cocineros
Children will delight themselves and their own parents with wonderful dishes from the Americas. The target vocabulary will be table and kitchen words. Table manners will be taught. Children will discover new science, math, health, social skills and cultural awareness through our hands-on cooking of Central and South American cuisine. We’ll make guacamole and the sweet and yummy Cuban rice pudding (”arroz con leche”). Children will measure, squeeze, and mix ingredients while singing traditional songs from Latin-America. Students will also plant various legumes to better understand the process of nature. We will count them and emphasis their diversity through differentiating colors and shapes.
Week 3: July 30 - August 1
Let’s put on a Concert! / Hagamos un Concierto!
This week musicians will visit to play instruments and help us put on a show! Children will explore various vibrant rhythms from Central and South America. Since much ‘Latin’ music can trace its roots to African drumming, we’ll expose children to many percussion instruments. There will be an instrument ‘petting zoo’, where the children will be able to handle and play percussion instruments, such as bongos, congas, rain sticks, tambourines and maracas. We’ll also build our own instruments from recycled materials, and at the end of the week we’ll put on a show! It will be our great “Cha Cha Cha Concert!”
Week 4: August 6 - 8
At the Circus and Carnaval / En el Circo y Carnaval
At the Circus and Carnaval / En el Circo y Carnaval
This week children will celebrate Carnaval and the magical life of a circus. Children are welcome to dressed up as animals, in ‘professional’ attire (doctors, police officers, etc.) or their favorite heroes. We’ll explore the life of animals, magicians, trapezes and ballerinas of the circus. Learn about professions such as police, firemen, educators, carpenters and doctors, among others. Children will explore various vibrant rhythms and dances from the Americas and throw a big carnival party. We’ll put on a parade and sing and dance in full costume!
Week 5: August 13 - 15
On the Farm / En la Granja
Children will enjoy learning the Spanish names of farm animals as we turn our classroom into a farm! Students will work together like bees (’abejas’) as we build a barn, stables, and a home for each animal. Through song, role-play, and Total Physical Response (TPR) storytelling, students will learn about each animal, its needs, and why it has a place on the farm (provides milk, eggs, wool, etc.). We’ll examine the different animals found on different farms through the Americas and the Spanish-speaking world. To make the learning first-hand, a real ‘petting zoo’ will be brought to the class for children to observe and touch…if they dare. Last year we were visited by a gorgeous Macaw, baby alligator, slithering snakes, and a tarantula that brave students held in their hand. What will visit the class this year?
Online registration will available by March 15th. The tuition for Summer Camp is $130 per child, per week for the Cambridge location and $150 per child, per week for the Charlestown location.
Method 1: Register online using Paypal: Payment is made ON the PayPal site, which is secure. Any major credit card, debit card, or electronic check can be used, and you don't need a PayPal account. ABC Spanish in Motion never has access to your credit card information. Important: please bring in a signed registration form (for Cambridge or Charlestown) on the first day of class. Children may sign up for a few weeks or the eitire camp. Held at the Amigos School Held at the Charlestown Cooperative Nursery
How to Register - Three Methods
Tuesdays - Thursdays
9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
July 17 - August 16 (5 weeks)
Location One - Cambridge
15 Upton Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Location Two - Charlestown
(Also known as the Charlestown Nursery School)
124 Main Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
Method 1: Register online using Paypal: Payment is made ON the PayPal site, which is secure. Any major credit card, debit card, or electronic check can be used, and you don't need a PayPal account. ABC Spanish in Motion never has access to your credit card information. Important: please bring in a signed registration form (for Cambridge or Charlestown) on the first day of class.
Children may sign up for a few weeks or the eitire camp.
Held at the Amigos School
Held at the Charlestown Cooperative Nursery