I hope all of you had a great holiday season. It feels it takes a couple of weeks to get adjusted from coming back from a holiday break. This month we had a great at Cougar Club. We spent the majority of the month focusing on winter themed activities. Some of those fun activities included sparkling icicles, snowy pine cones, winter Kahoot challenge and much more. A couple highlights from this month we did were making igloo forts out of boxes. Students teamed up to create their own igloo homes. It was fun seeing kids work together. We also had a cocoa and karaoke activity. The kids had a great time singing their favorite songs while sipping on some cocoa. We definitely can see some future television stars in the making!
Month in Review with Miss Alyssa
We have made it through the first month of 2019, and what a fun month it has been. We packed it full of fun winter themed crafts and activities. One of the most popular ones we did were these fun fleece scarves. They were so popular we had kiddos requesting we do them again! Check out how cool they are!
Welcome to 2019 Cougar Families!
We hope that everyone had a relaxing and fulfilling winter break.
This is a relatively unknown fact, but this month is International Creativity Month. Thinking outside the box is an important quality to foster in our Cougars. Creativity can have a positive impact on imagination, problem solving skills, social skills, and emotional wellbeing. In the long run, creativity is important inside and outside the classroom. At home, kids can demonstrate creativity through art, play, exploration, and many other avenues. This leads us to how our kids use and further develop their creative skills.
This week, our older friends participated in a fun drink making competition. We ran this friendly competition similarly to food wars. We provided them with all sorts of juices (Apple and Cranberry), sodas (Sprite, Seltzer Water, and Ginger Ale), caprice suns, candies (Gummy Bears, Sour-Patch Kids, and Pop Rocks), and decorative drink assortments (Rock Candy). The kids had the opportunity to pair up or be solo in order to create their “perfect” drink. Once they got to experiment, they created the same drink to be presented to three staff judges. They were all delicious! I must say, it was great to watch our kids pair up to create awesome, well-oiled teams with hilarious names.
The reason why this activity relates to creativity is that they were able to experiment on their drinks (which also involved problem solving), figure out interesting ways to work together, and have a great time. Great Teamwork and Creative Mixtures Cougars!
Have a great weekend,