Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This week is our last week of our elementary camp this summer and our theme this week is “A World of Dimensions”. The kids have been dabbing into Geometry while learning and creating multidimensional shapes.  We learned about Flat Stanley and his adventures which helps us understand the difference between 2d and 3d.  Mr. Josh, our music teacher has been teaching about the magic of  percussion . The kids have been creating cheers and chants all while creating beats on their bodies and the floor.  Our mystery musicians have been “wowzers” the past couple of days. Our Monday musician guest was Mike Tarpley, a saxophonist who played and showed us the differences between his 3 saxophones-  a Soprano Sax, an Alto Sax and a Tenor Sax. His soulful and jazz riffs found a way to our hearts.  

On Tuesday we had 2 treats.
Mikari Tarpley, a Broadway actress who toured with Disney’s The Lion King, shared her story on Tuesday. Mikari who is 13 now played “Young Nala”  in the show in 2015- 2016.  She reminded the kids that even at a young age that you can accomplish your dreams!

Our 2nd treat on Tuesday was saxophonist Kimberlye McKinney! She had so much fun with us last week, that she just wanted to come by and perform for the kids again!  

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Four weeks of fun!! Week 4 is here already!!



From 2D to 3D

Remember Flat Stanley? This week we will spend some time thinking about what the world would be like if it were in 2D.  We will also engage in activities that explore 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional shapes.
Dimensions of Music: Travelling through Time

What if electricity was discovered before Mozart wrote his first symphony?  Music has been a part of humanity since the beginning of time.  We will explore music’s beginnings on into the future. While also discovering and playing with the many dimensions of technology that impact music today.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flash Back Friday!!!

This is our 9th summer of Math & Music Makers Camp!!!  We have shared lots of learning and fun with so many children!  It's a blessing to be able to share our passion for math & music to the next generation!!


Wednesday, June 21, 2017



Fractions & Data

We will conduct LOTS of surveys this week to explore a world of fractions.  The kids will enjoy asking friends and family interesting questions and creating a variety of graphs to help them with understanding “part” to “whole.” We will also have some tasty treats.
The Physics of Sound

What’s in a note?  How is sound made?  What makes this instrument sound different from the next?  Math and measurements have a lot to do with sound production and pitch.  This week we will delve into the physics of sound and discover some really cool ways to make our own music using unconventional objects and household items!
Silly, smiling faces at camp this week!!
 We have had an exciting few days of camp!  Our theme this week is Fun with Fractions Exploring the Physics of Sound!  There's so much that can be done with Fractions mathematically & musically!  We are learning how fractions are used in our daily life activities.  Today our Jr. Camp Counselor, Peyton helped us with our measurements as we created our own SLIME following a specific recipe that included many fractions.  Our Mystery Musician Guests gave us cool facts about fractions in music too!
 Ollie Patterson, professional saxophone player explained to us how sound travels through waves and he shared with us the many formulae, patterns and fractions involved in different genres of music.  In the picture below, he is helping us with the rhythm pattern in Bossa Nova music and then he played the Jazz Standard "The Girl from Impanema" as an example.  Some of the kids actually recognized the tune!!

 On Monday, Gil Baskerville taught us how to make beats and actually write songs using his keyboard work station.  He let us choose different patterns, instrument sounds and genres to make our own song!  We made up a R&B/ Pop style song about Math & Music!

Mr. Josh has been teaching us about sound, pitch and rhythm all week as we prepare a group performance with the boomwhackers.  Boomwhackers are really cool teaching tools which help children visualize the physics of sound.  
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

WEEK 2 2017 How to Become a Super Math & Music Sleuth


Week 1:  Math & Music FUN with Dice, Dominoes and More.
Week 2:  How to Become a Super Math & Music Sleuth.
Week 3:  Let’s put the FUN in Fractions!
Week 4:  A World of Dimensions.

Developing Math Detectives

We will put on our critical thinking caps and problem solve all week long. This week we will solve math mysteries, play trivia games, complete STEM challenges and finish with and Escape the Room Activity.

Mystery Musical Theatre

Can you imagine a movie without a soundtrack or a tv show without a theme song?  Music is the heartbeat of most entertainment and this week will explore all that takes to make a musical score and create some sound effects and score as we explore our own mystery theatre!