Carpe Diem Private Preschool – Richardson
Main Camp Themes
Week 1: Play Ball
This week we will be offering different types of team building activities in which children will learn various sports that include a ball and will be able to identify sports played around the world.
Week 2: Rainforest Adventure
The children will learn the layers of the rainforest along with animals that live there. They will research various rainforest animals, including those that are endangered. We will explore the Dallas World Aquarium through digital resources.
Week 3: Grossology
This week we will learn about chemistry and biology by conducting science experiments.
Week 4: Under the Big Top
This week the students will learn the different elements of a circus by working together to build a Carpe Diem Annual Circus and recording their performance to send to our parents.
Week 5: Music Makers
This week students will learn the names and sounds of various instruments with Ms. Lisa.
Week 6: Space is the Place
This week we will learn the name of the planets and various facts about them and about space by building a mini solar system. Campers will also explore the Perot Museum through digital resources.
Week 7: Culinary Creations
This week we will learn how to read a recipe, follow step by step directions and learn measurements by choosing a recipe and creating a grocery list of items needed. We will create an online shopping cart of the items we need for our cooking activities.
Week 8: Wet N Wild
This week is all about water safety by learning the basics of CPR and life-saving procedures. The children will have a water play day in our outdoor learning environments.
Week 9: Around the World
Students will learn facts about various countries by conducting research projects and sharing cultural dishes.
Week 10: High in the Sky
This week students will learn about the different types of aircrafts and historical figures that made an impact in flight transportation. We will also have a paper airplane contest.
Week 11: Time Travelers
Children will learn about different eras. They will create a “time machine” to travel to decades, dress in their favorite era clothing and learn facts about events throughout the years.
Week 12: Community Helpers
Campers will identify and learn about community helpers and create a meaningful community service project.
STEM Camp Themes
Week 5: Introduction to Coding
This is the class for any kid who has ever played a video game or watched a cartoon and wondered how they were made. We introduce students to Scratch, a coding language created by MIT that is designed to help kids learn how to code. This class combines technology and creativity as kids learn the basics of coding and how to apply their knowledge to make video games and animations. The more they learn, the more details and effects they can add, which makes them want to learn more. This is a class for the beginner coder and no previous experience is necessary.
Week 7: Calculate the Possibilities
We take math off the page and put it where it exists – everywhere! Children learn the wonders of mathematics is a part of everything from science and engineering to music and sports. They also get to learn about fascinating mathematical concepts through interactive activities and group projects, such as learning about patterns and probability by creating a Pascal’s triangle, and about geometry by creating möbius strips. Through this module, students gain insight into how math is applied everywhere.
Week 9: Science of Making
From highways to bridges, nearly every aspect of our lives is impacted by the structures we use. Students learn the basics of how structures are made through a series of fun and exciting hands-on activities that are designed especially for this age group. Students will see the world in a whole new way as they gain an understanding of how structures around them are made. They will also get chance to construct items, such as paper buildings, mini bots and spinning helicopters, as they become the engineers of tomorrow!
Week 11: Science of Building
Students get the opportunity to explore how science impacts how the world around us works. Some of our interactive group activities include building LED necklaces and foil boats, as well as studying the biomechanics of how a leaping lemur leaps and the chemical reaction of a volcano eruption. This module will open students’ eyes to the inner-working of the world and get them excited to learn more!
271 Renner Pkwy, Richardson, TX 75080
873 Junction Drive
Allen, TX 75013