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From the Director – Important Mid-Summer Updates

Time for a Mid-Summer Update

(Either click on the link above or continue reading below – whatever is easier)

1. Permission slips for this Thursday’s field trip must include a signed waiver – included with permission slip. If there is no waiver, or if you choose, the children will swim at the beach nearby.

2. Next week – our field trip will be on Friday, July 27, so there will be no swimming. The talent show is scheduled for 11:00 on Thursday, July 26. You may take your child home with you after the show, just be sure to let his/her counselor know that you are doing that.

3. Reminder: this must be a peanut-free program. We are especially vulnerable when everyone is having a snack on the bus, which happens on field trip days. Please plan snacks accordingly.

4. The bus, oooohhh the bus.
Our goal is to start the morning run at 8:00, and the afternoon run at 12:00. Because we have weeks where there may be several absences, allow us a little extra leeway for pick-up and drop-off times. They will not be before 8:00, or before 12:00, like they were today. My apologies for the confusion!

5. Lost and found (so far):
– A white pair of Hello Kitty sunglasses
– A pinkish-purple bath towel
– A hooded Star Wars bath towel

6. If your child is going to be out, not taking the bus when he normally does (or taking the bus when he/she normally doesn’t), going someplace else at the end of the day (a different stop, perhaps), PLEASE PUT IT IN WRITING, either as a text , email, or paper copy. We want to make sure everyone gets home safely!

IT’S WEEK THREE ALREADY! THE TIME HAS FLOWN BY – WE’RE HAVING SO MUCH FUN!! 🌞🌻

Any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to ask or share.

Thanks,

Barbara Ohanian
Director, The Sunshine Group
(508) 320-8518
thesunshinegrp@gmail.com

Science Week Experiments and Learning

Tuesday’s Sunshine Report

Today was a great kick off for science week! So many of us already know a lot about all different kinds of science, and we are excited to teach others and learn more! 

The red group made gel aquariums to learn all about he ocean and fish. They made gloopy slime where they saw how different things can react together! In the field the played predator vs prey, learning about the food chains and what different animals eat. Then they cooled down using animal water squirters!

Orange group started their day playing drip drip drop and talked about the science of water! We then worked in groups to make contraptions for an egg drop! Working with our counselors and other campers, everyone was able to make a successful egg drop that didn’t crack! 

The Yellow and Green group worked on their science experiments for the science fair they will be holding tomorrow. The played predator vs prey, and talked about the food chain. Finally they played a super fun game of sponge fling, learning about inertia and energy! 

Reminder to hand in permission slips for the field trip on Thursday to Hopkinton State Park, and make sure the waiver on page 2 is also signed! 

7/19 Hopkinton State Park: Permission Slip

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 3: Nature / Water / Science
Week 4: Hollywood
Week 5: Wacky. Mythology
Week 6: Occupations / Travel

2018 Field Trips & Activities

7/19 – Hopkinton State Park (kayaking)
7/26 – Annual Talent Show
7/27 (Friday) – Walpole Children’s Theater
8/2 – Bellingham Movie Theater
8/10 (Last Day) – Carnival

Pool Fun in the Sunshine

Friday’s Sunshine Report

Everyone was so excited for our first full pool day this summer!

We all had so much fun splashing around, some of us had fun playing catch with beach balls. Other members of the Yellow and Green Groups did a great job passing the swim test, showing some Olympic swimming skills – it was a great way to cool off after a long, hot week!

Week 3 will be devoted to Nature, Water and Science and the field trip on Thursday will be to Hopkinton State Park. 

7/19 Hopkinton State Park: Permission Slip

See you on Tuesday!

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 3: Nature / Water / Science
Week 4: Hollywood
Week 5: Wacky. Mythology
Week 6: Occupations / Travel

2018 Field Trips & Activities

7/19 – Hopkinton State Park (kayaking)
7/26 – Annual Talent Show
7/27 (Friday) – Walpole Children’s Theater
8/2 – Bellingham Movie Theater
8/10 (Last Day) – Carnival