Well I think I speak for all of us when I say that thank goodness we have made it through the weather that February threw our way! We did LOVE playing in all that snow though! I am glad the sun is finally shining and we are swiftly heading towards SPRING!
This month, I got to take our 4th and 5th graders on a wonderful field trip to the Boehm's Chocolate Factory in Issaquah. We got a tour of Mr. Boehm's home as well as the factory. It was fascinating to see the Boehm home which has been turned into a museum of his life. What a fascinating man! We then got to tour the factory and see where the various candies were made. This, of course, included samples, which was certainly a highlight of the trip. We then got to see the inside of the chapel that Mr. Boehm built onsite and got to hear the beautiful ringing of the bell. Then, we went to the store and kids went a little wild with the wide array of items for them to purchase. It was a chocolate fueled fun-time had by all!
What a crazy couple of snow filled days it has been! Jumping right back into the swing of things, on Thursday the K-2 graders got creative with some cotton balls. How so? Well, instead of using paint brushes to paint, they used cotton balls. The end result was AWESOME! After they were finished with their paintings, they were able to make and drink strawberry punch. Yum!
Check out the pictures below:
As of today, it is supposed to snow every day next week and afterwards, it is going to be very icy! Have an awesome weekend and make sure to go play in the snow (just make sure you have snow or warm clothes)!
If you guys make a snowman, take a picture and send it to my email. I will feature them on next weeks blog post.
💜 Ms. Erin
Hey there Coyote's!
On the last Wednesday of every month, we get to watch a movie! The movie is voted on by the kids a month prior. For January, they chose, Smallfoot. In case you don't know what it is about, here is a little summary: Migo is a friendly Yeti whose world gets turned upside down when he discovers something that he didn't know existed -- a human. He soon faces banishment from his snowy home when the rest of the villagers refuse to believe his fantastic tale. Hoping to prove them wrong, Migo embarks on an epic journey to find the mysterious creature that can put him back in good graces with his simple community. While the movie was playing, each student got a bag of popcorn 🍿, a piece of yummy candy🍬 , and a tasty cup with fruit flavored water🍓 .
There was a lot of giggling happening during the movie so I think it is safe to say that they loved it! Below are some pictures that were taken during the movie :)
It is supposed to snow this week, so make sure your kiddos are prepared ❄️
Have a great weekend!
💜 Ms. Erin
The month of January is a time of new beginnings. All those new years resolutions are all about improving ourselves and our quality of life. Here at Coyote Club, we try to have a high quality of life each day!
This month, we were joined by Marmo Silks. You can catch them at the Issaquah Farmer's Market each Spring! They did some beautiful paper and silk marbling with our kids. First, paints are dropped onto a seaweed solution so that they float on top, then, using skewers, we swirled the paints into beautiful shapes. Paper and silk is then laid on top of the paint and when it is removed, all of the designs stick to the paper or silk! We had an amazing time with our creations!
Our 4th and 5th graders also got to experience an AMAZING escape room with Club 54. We were joined by Specialist Jayson Radmer for this spectacular event. In teams of 6, kids had to solve a series of puzzles and find out the name of an Egyptian God in order to escape from their room. Teams had to complete their challenge in under an hour! The winning team completed it in just 37 minutes! Wow!
We are so looking forward to what February has in store!
Hey there Coyotes!
Hope everyone had a good long weekend. On Tuesday, we jumped right back into Coyote Club by eating some yummy tater tots. The 3-5 graders got to make their own personal pan of tater tots, or tater totchos, as we like to call it. They started out by placing the tater tots on a baking sheet and placing them in the oven. It was a long 20 minute wait but eventually time went by and the tater tots were done.
They took them out of the oven and on the counter next to them, were toppings that were waiting to be added onto their tater tots. The toppings that they got to choose from included: bacon 🥓, green onion, cheese 🧀, salsa 🍅, avocado🥑 , and sour cream. The tater tots were so good that they disappeared within minutes! I think its safe to say that they enjoyed them and that we might have to have these again :)
Reminder that there is no Coyote Club on Monday, January 28th!
Have a great long weekend ⭐
💜 Ms. Erin
Hey there Coyote's!🍦 🍦
This week, the 3-5 graders were able to make their own ice cream. We used our very own ice cream maker and each student took turns stirring the ice cream. The recipe called for ice cream salt, cream, sugar, and time to stir the ice cream. After the ice cream was done, a sundae bar with chocolate chips, sprinkles, whip cream, and chocolate sauce awaited them.
Check out the pictures below!
Have a great 3 day weekend!
💜 Ms. Erin
This week at Coyote Club, I had the pleasure to do my STEM Scenario Challenge highlight with our K-3rd graders. For this activity, kids worked in groups to solve a scenario that was given to them. An example of a scenario was:
"Oh no, A meteorite is headed toward Coyote Club! Invent a machine that will catch the meteorite and send it back into space."
After giving each team a random scenario, they brainstormed ideas of what they could make. Once they had an idea of what to make, they grabbed their craft supplies off the supplies table and went to work. I gave them about 30-40 minutes to engineer their product which the groups showcased to each other at the end.
Overall, this activity was so much fun! The kids were able to work cooperatively, negotiate, and developed some public speaking skills by getting up on the stage and presenting their work to the group.
Hey there Coyotes!
On Thursday the 3-5 graders made some tasty french toast. We talked about how to follow a recipe and what happens if we add too much or too little of ingredients into the bowl. They had a great time grabbing a piece of bread, dipping it in eggs, and then add cinnamon. The next step was to cook it. Each student walked up to the griddle and cooked their own french toast! It was a blast!
Check out the picture below that the 3-5 graders took!
Have an awesome weekend!
This week at Coyote Club, our older kiddos got to make their own air cannons that projected smoke rings! Sounds cool right?