First graders are growing green thumbs at MiaSci Summer Camp! Mrs. Tamarit’s class of first graders learned about gardening and growing, starting from the seeds up, in Thumbs Up! Campers started the week by planting lima beans, which they cared for and watched grow throughout the week.
Green thinking encouraged creativity when the first graders used paint, their handprints and forearms to create artistic trees. Another experiment the first grade troupe got to try was dying carnations with food coloring to see how the flowers absorbed water.
Mrs. Tamarit has been teaching at MiaSci summer camp for 15 years now. She says she “loves the sciences and activities,” and, most of all, she loves “to work with children—they make you laugh.”
For additional information about MiaSci Summer Camp, please visit http://www.miamisci.org/summercamp/classinfo.php or call Karlisa Callwood at (305) 646-4233. Summer camp consists of eight one-week sessions from June 20th through August 12th, for campers in Pre-K–Fifth Grade. Camp hours are: 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Before and after care are available.