*Valle Summer Care

These are highlights from the first several weeks of activities for the Valle Catholic
Summer Care (ages 5-10).

valle 5-6 (2)

During the first two weeks the focus was building and construction.

valle 5-6 at play

The kids used the Imagination Playground blocks to construct houses.

valle 7-10 construction blocks

Valle 7-10 blocks

Valle 7-10 marshThey also used marshmallows and spaghetti noodles to create structures.

Valle 7-10 chalkThey broke out the sidewalk chalk to design and draw buildings, stores, houses,
etc in a city. They even put a zoo, complete with animals, in their city.

Connie Hermann works with the 5-6 year olds. Colleen McClure is

in charge of the 7-10 years olds.

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Gardening week

The 3-4 yr olds planted their own individual marigolds to keep.  They explored seeds, played math games to see who was the “tallest flower”, learned the parts of a flower along with a fun song to go with the lesson.

garden plant

garden marigold

Carol Klein came and talked with the children all about gardening and let them practice with the seeder. They then planted vegetables in their own garden at school.

garden Carol

The 5-6 & 7-10 yr olds didn’t miss any of the fun either. They toured gardens in the backyard of the Bolduc House and Jean Baptiste Valle House. They also got to go on a trip to Treasured Memories where Laura Naeger and Kim Heberlie showed them how to make a flower arrangement. The children were able to create their own arrangements to keep.

garden Kim

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Field trip to the Pewter Shop:

pewter group

The 5-6 and 7-10 year olds went on a walking trip to the Pewter Shop in downtown Ste. Genevieve where the owners talked to the children about art and how art is more than painting.

They had a premade cross mold and demonstrated to the kids the process of turning the hot (500+ degrees) pewter into a cross then let them look at it.

pewter demo (800x450)

Afterwards, the children walked around the shop to see everything that can be made with pewter. Items included ornaments, plates and bowls, crosses, utensils, drinking glasses, and much more.

pewter owner (800x450)

It was an interesting and educational experience for all!

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