Each week during the summer they focused on different topic. One week was space, the next, the ocean, etc. They would then read books, do art work or play games that centered around that topic. They would also have circle time each day, just like they do during the school year, where they would sing songs, read books and dance. I was told multiple times that Olivia would lead circle time or read books to her friends. (Not surprising!) One day she got very creative and organized a marching band with all of her friends.
I know that Olivia tends to be a leader. She likes to help other children and most of the time she does it without being very bossy. Each day the teacher would send home notes about what they did that day. There were many times that I would read how Olivia showed concern for others, or how she helped another friend in class. I think that sometimes I immediately think that she is being bossy, when she is just being thoughtful or helpful. Because she is so outgoing she does tend to be the one that takes the lead or ends up being the center of attention, but I think that the structure at school keeps her from getting too carried away with her "leadership". She has learned how to be compassionate and concerned for others and I just love that about her.
Since Olivia is moving up to the Primary classroom when school starts back up in a few weeks, it was kind of sad to see the summer camp program come to an end. Olivia is about to step into a whole new world, and leave toddler-hood behind. Although I am excited for her, it is just another reminder of how my baby is no longer a baby. I am glad she was able to participate in this great program at her school over the summer. Now she gets a few weeks off before she starts a whole new year!