From nature connection, to art, to beach trips and more, our nine weeks of summer camps at Anneliese were a blast. Here are some snapshots from the summer and all of the unplugged fun that was had by our campers at our Willowbrook Campus. Our Nourishment Program Director and chef, Andrew Johnson, kept our summer campers cool by offering fruit-based shaved ice. Our parkour structure provided endless play and nature connection on our grounds at Willowbrook. The Fashion Camp children
Students at our Manzanita Campus in downtown Laguna Beach spent their second week of the new school year expressing themselves and getting to know one another. Ms. Lisa and Frau Conny’s blended 1st and 2nd grade class enjoyed projects that involved paint, and practicing both print and cursive writing to craft sentences about themselves. The class decorated mini canvases to display on the classroom’s mantel. Students painted colorful self-portraits that Ms. Lisa and Frau Conny displayed as classroom artwork. Olivia
At the Manzanita campus, students went on a math and language-based scavenger hunt that led them to baking a delicious treat. Ms. Lisa reports, “Recently, the children went on an exciting scavenger hunt using a map of the Manzanita campus and clue cards. The children found all the ingredients and correctly guessed they were for making chocolate chip cookies.” The students helped translate the recipe into French and German and also had to apply their math skills to double the
Recently, students at the Manzanita campus used art to reflect on their aspirations for the school year. Ms. Lisa shares, “The first grade students painted a tree and wrote their strengths on the roots and goals on the branches. The second grade students painted roses and added a ‘rose, bud, and thorn’ to their artwork to show their progression through their goals and strengths.” These beautiful paintings serve as a reminder to the students how far they have come, and
Our Willowbrook campus saw lots of animal care fun this week, from hens to mini horses. Ms. Janet, the school’s Animal Care Coordinator, enlisted Ms. Joanna’s 2nd grade class to give our hen, Galaxy, a spa day. Ms. Janet says, “Sometimes dust baths just don’t do the trick!” Additionally, Ms. Nasrin’s KS students enjoyed their animal fun class this week as they visited the mini horses.
Students in Ms. Rocio’s K1 class at our Aliso Campus focused on fine motor activities and number and letter recognition last week. Activities involving small objects – like sorting and organizing – help children in this grade level to hone their fine motor skills. Ms. Rocio’s class also worked on fun projects that encourage critical thinking. She says, “One of the students used the board to analyze how things work when they are linked together.” In Eiko Sensei’s K1 class at