Its not all fun and games. Sometimes you have a big project due, maybe you zoned out in class, or maybe you just want to get all your homework done before hanging out with a friend at home. In spite of our daily activities sometimes you just have to buckle down and do some good old fashioned homework! For that the Homework Lab is always an option!
This past month of May has been a beautiful one for the most part! We got to enjoy a lot of outdoor activities as well as a lot of snack time out in the courtyard :)
In the beginning of the month we made brownies. We did not follow the instructions but they still turned out great! Each student was pleased with the gooey outcome!
I gathered supplies for mosaic candle holders - but we all ended up liking the paint pen designs on our glass jars instead! Check out Fiona's flower jar. So cute!
On our nicer days we were able to play basketball in the courtyard, it was nice being able to be out in the fresh air! Because it was nice out we brought out the giant bubbles. Summer got her's to be so big!
Most recently we created our own stencils out of hot glue! Abby made a basketball one, and of course I made an !mpact tote bag!
I hope you enjoyed this recap! Come back at the end of June for our final blog until next year!
<3 Ms Cherina
After months of exhaustive painting, repainting, and getting new miniatures we finally got our first use out of them for our Dungeons and Dragons game! With pieces painted in extreme, and truly impressive detail we battled the forces of darkness! Dice were rolled, critical injuries were suffered, and items were stolen! As the year winds towards its end, what will happen to our heroes!??!?
With the lead up to, and execution of Spring Break it has been a rather busy time here at !mpact. But we're here, and focusing real hard on the finer points! A short while ago we personalized our own miniatures, using a variety of paints, minis, and brushes participating students made at least one (in some cases half a dozen!) miniatures for RPGs, tabletop gaming, or just simple fun. Obviously Dragons were our most painted mini, but shout-outs to the expertly painted gravestone and unicorn!
WOWZERS! If your student was a part of our Oscar film you know that March was a seriously busy month for us!! After the snow days, script edits, filming, and finally the show, we are finished! A big CONGRATULATIONS to our star, Konner, for winning Best Overall Lead Actor!!! Konner was up against four other boys, but ultimately won our academy viewers hearts! Go Konner! He even got to take an engraved Oscar award home at the end of the night.
Other than the Oscars, we started the month of March off with some wood burning! Mr. Logan bought us all types of different types of wood for us to experiment with. We also made our own stamps! By just using thin pieces of wood, glue, and rope! Holy-moly we have some artistic kids here at !mpact!!
On the calendar we had a wilderness walk planned. We did go walking on some trails... then ended up at Briarwood! We played on the playground and some students even got to hang out with their siblings!
We tried out a new craft with canvases. We used exacto knives to create designs then a shadow background for them. Check out Summer's horse!
Toward the end this month we made some pancakes. Some students did pancake art (as you can see Sylvia made an 'S') and some just made normal pancakes because... why not?! You can see Bret here enjoying his pancake, that he made himself!
That's all for now, folks. See you next month!
<3 Ms. Cherina
February was a SUPER WIERD month for !mpact (and everyone in the Issaquah School District) because of all of the snow! We didn't get many photos from our normal school days.
You'll see some photos of us preparing for the 2019 !mpact Oscars (which is coming up on March 22nd!!) With all of the snow we luckily got an extended period of time with the fancy camera to finish filming. You'll also see us doing some craft projects (yes, we used spoons to hold our paint. You do what you gotta do!). Neha made a beautiful sunset with chalk pastels, and Summer used watercolor to make her floating island creation. Our kids are so talented! We also played a TON of bump (a type of basketball game). Other than that we had a blast at Pine Lake Middle School for Mid-Winter Break making clay Mount Rushmores, playing Whirly Ball, and more! We hope to see more Maywood kids attend next break ;)
Thanks for stopping by! We'll see you next month :)
<3 Ms. Cherina
January was a good month at Maywood !mpact. We had Mudhouse Pottery come out (as you saw in Mr. Logan's post) and here are a few of the final products! Our students are so talented!
We also celebrated National Spaghetti Day. We had four different pasta sauces to taste & we all tried to guess the different types with our taste buds! We also made structures out of fettuccine noodles & play dough. And of course we made spaghetti noodles as well as our own pasta sauce from scratch!
This past January we pulled out the hot cocoa and some canvases for a relaxing afternoon painting and sipping hot cocoa with our !mpact friends.
You'll see yet another photo of Fiona and the crew taking embarrassing selfies on the site phone, haha!
There was an activity we did over winter break that I thought our Maywood kids would enjoy! We made houses out of Popsicle sticks and hot glue, then attached balloons to see whose needed the least amount of balloons! You'll get it if you've seen the movie UP!
Last but not least, we had our monthly field trip. This time we went to Issaquah Middle School with all of the other !mpacts for a night of games, games, and more games! We had a line up of different generations of Super Smash Brothers as well as game show games, board games & card games, and gym games!
Thanks for reading! See you next month!
<3 Ms. Cherina
Always on the lookout for interesting things to make, this week we settled on Red Velvet Cupcakes! There was some struggling with proper measurements, some attempts were made to make 90% sugar cupcakes, and the constant struggle of cleaning one we were done.... But in the end we had entirely edible (and as an added benefit, tasty!) cupcakes with a delicious Cream Cheese frosting. Now our eyes are set on loftier heights for the next project... Chocolate Macaroons!
Happy New Year! January has found us with the desire to LEARN! We brought in Davicia from Studio 2 You to teach us a little about working with clay. Everybody was able to make a pinch box, or go a little off-script and make something more personalized! Later in the week she'll be coming back so that we can paint their creations, after which they'll be able to take their artwork home to enjoy!