It was me! Muahahaha! On Wednesday I stole some of Ms. Olivia's grandma's famous extra dark chocolate cake! And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for our meddling kids! They spent a while deciphering puzzles and using their detective skills to figure out that it was I! After they figured it out I had to reward them for their troubles by giving each of the detectives a piece of the cake (in the form of a cupcake) and I got the cake smashed in my face. Fortunately they were kind and I got to have my cake and eat it too. :)
I hope you enjoy the last Friday of the school year!
This week we have seen a number of strange creatures around Jaguar Club and we sent the kids off to try and capture them on (digital) film. What they came back with was truly astonishing! There were stuffed animals that looked amazingly like some of our kids, ghosts (that also looked surprisingly like some of our kids), what may have been the Loch Ness Monster (or maybe an elephant) here on vacation, some fairies, and even a Bigfoot sighting! Should we submit any of these to the professionals for further investigation?
Although all these mysterious sightings were fun, perhaps the most fun was simply getting to use a camera on their own and capture what they saw. :)
Have a great weekend!
This week we put our green screen and funny bones to the test!
We found some hilarious mad lib scripts that the 3rd-5th graders cleverly filled in, acted out, and recorded for the enjoyment of all of us here at Jaguar Club! And now for the enjoyment of you all at home! *ahhh the power of technology*
From a wacky dentist scene, to the nontraditional telling of 'The Three Little Pigs', I give you our Mad Lib Movie Theater highlights!
Credits to the one and only Jimmy Fallon for giving us the funny idea!
and have a SUPERB weekend!
Thank you so much for coming out and having an awesome time with us last night! All of the staff had an awesome time at our family night last night and we hope you did too! For those of you who couldn't make it, we had Rad Ceramics come out with pieces for everyone to paint and a TON of food. We can't wait to see how all the pieces turned out when they come back on the 20th (or maybe even earlier if we're lucky!). Check out the fun pictures from the night below.
Once we get the pieces back, hopefully we'll be able to upload some finished-project shots too!
Enjoy your weekend and remember, summer is just a few weeks away! :)
Building a fort is the HIGHLIGHT of any childhood!
From pinning up sheets and blankets, to gathering friends and putting your creative forces together- nothing makes you feel,
quite like fort building.
Here at Endeavour, we're under some pretty intense construction! And instead of fighting it, we decided to construct a little somethin' somethin' of our own!
With the help of some fort building tools, the Jaguar Club kiddos created!... then tore down... then rebuilt!.. then demolished... then reconfigured some
BEYOND EPIC FORTS!!!!
Each structure and rebuild brought something new and exciting that found a way of catering to all students!
We've seen it evolve from a friendly playhouse chill zone, to a fast paced office building: complete with mega Lego desk, and genuine play phone for all those wild conference calls going on.
Who knows what will come next!?
Maybe Jaguar Clubs first ever Stuffed Animal Veterinary??
Maybe a cozy reading nook??
No one really knows what to expect with these big thinkers, but I can promise, it will be built with some hearty laughs, some intricate team work, and loads and loads of wondrous ideas!
Have a great weekend everybody! And enjoy this BEAUTIFUL weather we're having! Maybe you'll even feel inspired to build a little fort of your own!
Because no matter your age, a little creative magic and playful hard work, never gets old.
Jaguar Club is geeking out! We have been experimenting with a green screen to transport ourselves into different scenes. By using our iPads, we are able to set the background of the green screen to any image we find online. This month, we have been weather specialists, news reporters, space cadets and graveyard hunters!
Coach Forest here with mixed news. After months of preparation, practice and travelling to compete against other schools, we were defeated in the championship game against the Sunny Hills Mustangs 3 to 5. However, we DID end up receiving the leagues highest honor, the highly sought after Sportsmanship Award. The championship was a very close game, and I was impressed by how far this team has come since we started. Back in April we began with a range of talents from those just learning how to play soccer for the first time all the way up to those playing on select teams. Although we had some early losses, we took every loss as a chance to talk about what we could do better and practice harder and more often. By the end of the season the kids had grown so much both individually with their skills and as a team. Especially with our team being so young, they are looking forward to continue growing as a team and competing in the league in years to come!
Cheers to a great season!
This week we learned a very important lesson here at Jaguar Club-sand does not provide good traction for games of tug of war. We started the day out with our own version of Scotland's Highland Games where kids practiced their stone put, caber toss, sheaf toss, and hammer throws. Kids had tons of fun competing to see who could throw things the farthest/highest and many even won medals!
After a few 1-on-1 rounds of tug of war, we rounded out the fun of the day with a series of massive tug of war games. First was staff vs. students and, although we put up a good fight, the students beat us decisively. Then we moved on to boys vs. girls which the boys won (though they did have many more on their side). Finally we finished off with 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade vs. Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and staff. Although it was another tough battle, the younger kids + staff won!
Check out all the fun in the pictures and videos below!
Have a great weekend and don't try pulling your kids around on a large rope-they just may end up pulling you instead!
We here at Jaguar Club recently inherited about 20 bars of soap from our friends at Cascade Ridge's Coyote Club. Initially we were stumped as to what to do with them, but eventually it dawned on us-soap carving!
So today our 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders tried their hands at Dial-ing (it was Dial soap :) ) into their creative sides and carving out some awesome creations. They also got the chance to familiarize themselves with some important tools such as screwdrivers, nails, and screws and practicing tool safety to make these pieces of work.
Stay clean as you enjoy the long weekend as we jump into the (un)official start of summer!
Hello Jaguar Club Families!!!
You may recognize me from my craft room coloring sessions, my gym game tournaments, or my wacky and always spontaneous dance parties as your friendly Jaguar Club Paraprofessional! It has been an absolute honor sharing such superb moments with these Jaguar Club kiddos and being part of a team that has grown to be my home away from home! While this year is ALMOST OVER!? (did it sneak up on you too?)
I am pleased to announce that I will be joining the already top notch Jaguar Club Leadership Team and fulfilling the role of Assistant Site Coordinator for these least few months before SUMMER! :)
Before scooting on over to Endeavour, I was an Assistant at Grand Ridge 2017-2018, and boy oh boy, was it a total BLAST! I CAN NOT WAITTTT to dive back into planning some rad activities for this energetic bunch and bring in my personal favorite hobbies of theater, music, group bonding, and team building!! I love to laugh and introduce creative new games for kids of all ages! I love all sports and strongly believe a small dose of lighthearted competition is healthy for any growing youngster! These kids are great, this staff is great, this community is wondrous! I can't wait to end this year strong!
-Your new - craft room coloring expert, gym game tournament coach, and ALWAYS spontaneous dance party advocate- Assistant Site Coordinator,