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“Zoo Week” Blog Recap!

Hello all,

“Zoo Week” has come and gone and boy, was it great! Read on below to learn all about the fun that was had and learning that took place!

The students arrived at school on Monday with a lot of enthusiasm and one thing on their minds – the Zoo field trip on Thursday! “Are we going to the zoo TODAY?” was the question that was heard all week long. The teachers reminded the students about their “Days of the Week” song.  Just a few more days to go!  Little did the students know that Zoo Week would turn out to be, by far, the most exciting and busiest week of camp yet!

Monday and Tuesday morning both proved to be very exciting as they were the first two Sprinkler/Water Park days of Summer Camp!  The swim-suit-wearing students threw on their pinnies and headed out to enjoy some wet fun in the hot sun!  Take a look below to see the students splishing and splashing!  Do you think they enjoyed it?!? 🙂



As if the Sprinkler/Water Park was not exciting enough, the fun continued inside the PPA classroom as it was also an Art Day on both Monday and Tuesday!  After toweling off and changing into dry clothing, the students got right to work.   On Monday, the students created a colorful and flippy frog art project to help them get excited for Thursday’s field trip to the Turtle Back Zoo!  Take a look at how lovely the flippy frogs turned out!


The students created another animal-inspired craft on Tuesday!  This time it was a giraffe and the students made it in the most unusual way! Can you tell what the students used to make the body of their giraffe?  If you said, “a hand” then you are correct!  After their hand was painted and stamped onto their paper, the students added a long neck and head, a colorful landscape along with spots on their giraffe!  To do so, they used their fingertips!

The fun continued on Wednesday as the students arrived at school and enjoyed racing and running around at the playground.  It was also Face Paint Day!  One by one, the students came over to the table to have either their hands, cheeks, or faces painted!  Wonder Woman, Flash, Butterflies, and Spiderman proved to be the most popular choices!  Here are some of the highlights!



On Thursday, the students, teachers, and PPA parents/aunts/uncles/grandmas, etc. hopped aboard the PPA school bus and headed off on the first bus field trip of camp to the Turtle Back Zoo!  When the bus arrived at the zoo, the PPA crew unloaded and began their exploration of all the new exhibits including the African Adventure exhibit featuring giraffes, lions, and more!  The animals must have heard that the PPA kids were coming because whenever the students went up to the glass it seemed that the animals came right over to say hello!  What a great day at the zoo it was!  Thank you to all of the PPA parents/aunts/uncles/grandmas, etc. who accompanied the students on the field trip!  We hope you had as much fun as we did!  Here are some of the photographic highlights from Thursday’s field trip to Turtle Back Zoo!  Be sure to view all of the photos from the TBZ field trip by clicking the gallery link below!



As if the week was not already fantastic enough, Friday was WaCkY oUtFiT DaY at PPA and the students and teachers did not disappoint!  Here are some of the highlights!


Well, that is all for Zoo Week!  What a fun-filled, action-packed week it was!  As always, thank you for reading and see you next week for more fun in the sun!


Next week is “Healthy Eating/Nutrition Week”

Monday and Tuesday – Sprinkler/Water Park Day!

All students should arrive sun-screened and dressed for outdoor water play! Please pack a towel and complete change of clothes for your child. Swim shoes are suggested.

Wednesday– Healthy Smoothie Day!

Thursday – Registered Dietitian Jenna Visits PPA!

Friday – Vegetable Planting Day!