This summer T was able to attend our schools summer enrichment program. They allowed any child to join but there was a limit amount they could accept, so we got our application in right away, best part was it was all free to the parents.
Each week was a different subject, it was a 4 week program and each week they would attend a field trip based on what the subject was that week. Of course T wanted me to go with him on each trip, which the school encouraged the parents to come along (which most of the trips I was the only parent). It was really fun going on the trips with T, the only part I didn’t like was being cramped on a small bus with like 17 kids lol, but it was still fun and T was so excited when I came along ❤
Week 1: Book Making
This week he learned about the different ways you can make a book. Each day he brought home a different mini book he had made in class. This weeks field trip was to Western New York Book Arts Center in Buffalo, NY. This was a long drive on a bus, over an hour and of course we hit grid lock so that took forever. Once we got there they showed the kids how to use a printing press and stuff. All the kiddos had a blast, T thought it was really cool that him & everyone got to use the old printing press to make a poster they all got to take home.
Week 2: Clay Work (can’t remember actual title)
This week the kids in this group learned different clay work techniques. T brought home a clay magnet & then another type of clay that glows in the dark which was pretty cool. This weeks field trip was to Brushstrokes Studios right here in town, which is literally down the street from us. The kids got to pick one ceramic to paint, and then 2 weeks later was able to bring it home. The kids all had a blast, it was fun seeing all the different colors the kids were painting their ceramics. This was T’s first time to the studio & he had a blast, he’s now hooked on going there lol.
Week 3: Change
This week was learning about history dealing with dinosaurs & science. It was an interesting week hearing all the stuff he had learned. This weeks field trip was to the Buffalo Museum of Science in Buffalo, NY. OMG this place was amazing!! All the kids had fun & I even had a good time, sadly we didn’t have enough time to explore all of the museum but what we did see was amazing. My group of kids was T & 3 of his friends, they were all just having way too much fun. When we got home both me & T told D how much fun it was and that we need to take a trip there again.
Week 4: Teamwork (or something like that lol)
This week the kids learned about working together as a team. This weeks field trip was to a YMCA camp where the kids go to try out the rock climbing wall. I didn’t attend this due to being sick but my mother went instead. T was nervous at first but put on his harness, he started to try the wall but as soon as they lifted him off the ground I guess he freaked out so he didn’t do it, but its okay at least he tried ❤
This summer program was pretty awesome and I am glad my son was able to participate in the program. We’re hoping the have this again next year & he is able to go again.