-LEAF FRIENDS- Our Kinder-2nd graders took a walk around Newcastle to find leaves that we could make into our friends! It was a beautiful, sunny day and at this point, it was a little early to find leaves on the ground but we worked with what we could find. We even found some pinecones to make into friends!
-PALETTES & PUNCH- Kinder-2nd grade had separate days to paint and sip on some yummy cider punch. We give the kiddos a theme, but they are welcome to paint whatever their heart desires! We put on some music and let them paint away!
Hello Lion Club Families! We hope your transitions back to school have been successful and the kiddos are starting to get the hang of their routines. Here are some of the awesome activities the K-2 kiddos participated in this month!
Taco Tuesdays: Each Tuesday this month we made some type of taco concoction. We made taco bites, taco pizza, and our very own taco seasoning to take home! Our taco seasoning creations really put our measuring skills to the test! We hope you got to enjoy some tacos at home using the seasoning we made!
Rainbow Paper: Using clear nail polish, we were amazed to see rainbows show up on back paper! In a bowl of water, we dropped some clear nail polish on the surface, then dipped a black piece of cardstock paper and pulled out rainbows!
Paper Circuit Cards: We explored circuits by creating our own simple circuits on cardstock. We used LED diode lights, 3V coin batteries, and copper tape. Their first challenge was to figure out how to make the light turn on with just the diode and the battery. The next challenge was to create a circuit on the cardstock to light up their diode. It was quite difficult for some to figure out how to make their light turn on, which was a great opportunity to practice our problem solving skills.
We got the chance to make bagels from scratch and boy was it an experience! The whole process took patience and some muscle to complete! We had to wait for the dough to rise, and then really had a tough time coloring the dough to really make the colors vibrant! After we formed our bagels, we boiled them and then baked them. They turned out beautiful and delicious!
To welcome spring, we made our own spring rolls! We cut up all the veggies; red pepper, cucumbers, avocados, carrots, and boiled rice noodles. We prepared the rice paper by soaking it in warm water for a few seconds and everyone had a chance to pick what they wanted in their roll and rolled it up to enjoy with sweet chili or peanut sauce. Yummy and fresh!
Iron Chef: French Toast
We tried a new cooking competition at Lion Club this week... Iron Chef! While Iron Chef usually has an ingredient that must be featured in a variety of dishes, we had a dish that was featured- french toast!
Our teams worked hard on their french toast recipes and did all the cooking from start to finish. Our winner was the Black Team with their Strawberry Surprise French Toast- the surprise was melted chocolate and marshmallow on the inside! Delicious!
This November we had our first Turkey Trot! We had Miss Amanda and Mr. KJ dress up as "turkeys" (shirts with feathers taped on the back). The kids chased the turkeys around the field and plucked the turkey's feathers- if they got one with a number on it, they got a component of a thanksgiving dinner to take home!
We had such a great time and hope to make this a tradition at Lion Club for years to come!
Today was probably a great day for the K-3. In celebration of Wreck it Ralph 2 coming out we got some "Materials" to recreate Vanellope's Candy Car. The kids got to use many different kinds of candy to create their OWN version. I was actually surprised the so many of the them looked like cars you might see in the movie. Yes they got to eat the car after they were done. However we did not let them eat ALL of it. Some of the kids couldn't even if they wanted to.
MUSTACHE DAY During our mustache day this year, we all wore silly mustaches, had a chance to make our own, made mustache krispies, and tried our best to guess the 'stache!
I love doing cooking with all ages but 3-5 is unique- they can typically receive a recipe and ingredients and do the cooking on their own.
I gave my girls a recipe for Lemon Coconut Cupcakes and let them go for it! One group was making frosting while the other tackled the trickier cupcake batter.
FRIENDSGIVING This year, we chose two soups to make for everyone at Lion Club to serve for snack. The 3rd-5th graders worked hard making the soups from scratch and how to make grilled cheese sandwiches! We were so impressed with the final products and not a tummy left snack empty! Lion Club is so thankful for all of the families we get the opportunity to serve every day! Thank you all for being part of our family! Have a happy holiday season!
...so I ended up with a slew of pink-handed first graders!
No matter how hard they tried, the food coloring wouldn't wash off their hands...
Because it is still Spooktober and I was running out of scary-ish things to do I decided to have the older kids to a sort of water balloon toss BUT with fake body parts! Before I came out with the body parts I soaked the body parts in baby oil to make it harder to hold onto/catch. So when I handed them their parts they were clearly disgusted. The kids enjoyed the challenge of trying to hold onto them and just the fact that it was gross. So after the Toss we also decided to play some Football with the Arm (Still covered in baby oil) One of our boys also decided that it would be fun to play tag with the arm! So we did. Was strange to see kids with a fake arm running around trying to tag people but they had fun.
During our Fear Factor day, we challenged kiddos to pick "lice" out of a hair styling mannequins' hair (the lice was actually cooked rice), eat "dog food" (refried beans with the label swapped for a dog food label), taste interesting foods while blindfolded and combine those interesting foods together for a super tasty treat! As you can tell from these photos, our brave Lion Clubbers had a difficult time stomaching some of their foods, but ultimately they prevailed!
Another favorite was the Spooky Science Laboratory. We got in the Halloween spirit with some slimy, spooky and foggy science experiments! We made toxic waste slime, attempted to make dry ice bubbles,played with "vampire vein" slime and
Even some of our staff wanted to play! It was pretty Intense! Check it out Below!
Until next time!
We learned an important lesson... the difference between teaspoons and cups. My lovely bakers accidentally added 1.5 cups of baking soda instead of 1.5 teaspoons. Unfortunately, this lesson came at a cost- our precious cupcakes (and Miss Laura's dignity as she scrubbed out the oven)! We ended up with a bubbly mess in the oven instead of fluffy and delicious cupcakes.
I brought the girls in to see what happens when we mix up measurements. Baking is a science that requires precision. I think they learned that lesson, and I learned to keep a closer eye on my chefs and bakers, at least while we're starting out with a new group of 3-5s.
The bright side- they still got to try some of their frosting, which turned out super delicious!
When the ball is in the middle of the air stream, The air from below (collision force) counteracts Gravity! At the right altitude the two forces cancel each other out and the ball will remain at that altitude. If the ball starts to low and the collision force is stronger it will rise until the collision force is reduced to the same strength of gravity!
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