We found ourselves on a dark and lonely road, surrounded on all sides by monolithic trees. Sounds abounded, evoking images of primordial creatures, when suddenly... Dice were rolled! We recently had our first play session of Dungeons and Dragons (pictured) and a cobbled together Marvel RPG! Key points of interest: A goldfish attempting to intimidate a half dragon. A polymorphed turtle throwing a druid at the enemy. A distinct lack of coordination resulting in most of the party being afraid of the dark. What will happen next time? We'll find out!
Hello & welcome!
This past month at !mpact has been an eventful one!
Mr. Logan has been introducing and teaching us all about Magic the Gathering (and for those of you that remember Mr. Jayson, he just donated a BUNCH of cards for us to add to our collection as well as give out prizes!! Thank you Mr. J!!) At our last Magic the Gathering gathering (hehe) we had ALL GIRLS of all different ages! MTG is typically a male heavy population so it was nice seeing our girls want to learn more!
We also did some Metal Stamping. Some of us made bracelets, magnets, and some of us made rings! We're excited to explore metal stamping more next month with a more intricate item... a spoon! We will practice on a few before hand as stamping on curved objects are different than flat ones. If we do well with spoons I'm sure we will move onto more items!!
On the same day as metal stamping we also made Banana Pudding! As simple as the recipe is, not all of us are as skilled in the kitchen as Mr. Logan and he was happy to go through the step by step process with the kids! They even shared their pudding with everyone else at snack. We don't always get to share food after a cooking project, but it was nice being able to!
Another cooking project we did was a competition style of Quesadillas. This was a two part process. Our first day was just us getting our groups together as well as writing out our ingredient list. I (Cherina) then went to QFC the next day, got the materials, and we cooked away! Congrats to Sharayu, Megan, Konner & Jarrett for the most popular quesadilla!
As you all know we share 305 with a teacher. Ms. Veraya (the art teacher) has been nice enough to let us use the art room for our messier projects. We made Mermaid Slime earlier this month, and it was beautiful! Be sure to see Emma's finished product.. it was the perfect mixture of slime and glitter!!
If you've never considered using paint chips for a craft... you totally should look into it! I grabbed a handful of them at Lowe's and the kids went crazy! They got to create whatever they wanted, some a skyline, some made calendars, all out of these little paint chips!
A popular activity here at !mpact is Pancake Art. It's so simple but enjoyable! There were almost 20 !mpact students in Mrs. Wright's room making their pancake mix, using the stoves, and using the squirt bottles to make defined lines for their pancake art. Everyone "ooh"ed and "aahh"ed over Ellie's Coug. At the end, everyone got to eat their creations (and clean up :).
If you have never heard of the game Superfight I recommend that you check it out! Mr. Logan brought this game to !mpact and it has changed the lives of our kids forever! We have scheduled days to play, but the kids like to play during Free Time as well. It's basically a game where you argue why your character is better than anyone else's. How many of your kids would be amazing at this game?!?!
Also, you will see some hilarious photos of Sonya, Alyssa, and Fiona in the slideshow. We no longer have a "Wall Of Shame" but posting their silly faces on our blog will have to do :)
See you next time!
Maywood we have a problem! Our group of intrepid explorers set out with the lofty ideal of exploring new lands and escaping the Earthly (or Kerbally) bounds of the world. However we did run into the issue of the rockets spinning uncontrollably.
Mr. Logan brought in his computer to run Kerbal Space Program, a science focused computer game in which players build and fly their own rockets to explore a fictional solar system. The students loved it, racing against a clock to put their ships together, and hope they hadn't overlooked something or driven the center of mass too far off! Many times we saw one player take the last one's vehicle and try to modify out any disastrous miscalculations. We didn't make it to the Mun (Moon) this time, but there will definitely be a next time!
A big thank you to everyone who came out to our first family night of the school year! We carved pumpkins, ate baked potato soup, played Werewolves, drank some pumpkin spice hot cocoa, and more! We hope you enjoyed yourselves and if you couldn't come this time, we hope to see you at our next one!
<3 Ms. Cherina
Hello !mpact Families!
We've had a busy month here at Maywood !mpact. As you know we no longer have our portable and are working out of room 305. It's been quite the transition but things are starting to settle down! I unfortunately do not have a lot of photos to share with you as our first month was more of a trial run! I'm sure you all understand!
Mr. Logan has already posted about Magic the Gathering as well as our Tin Foil Towers. I especially want to highlight the game Magic. It's been a very popular game at all of the other middle schools and I am so excited that we now have Mr. Logan to be able to teach your students! Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and even though we haven't had a structured activity with it, students are playing during their free time! So cool!
We also recently started setting up the WiiU as well as the Xbox during free time. Everyone has really enjoyed playing on the consoles!
This past week we made Personal Pan Nachos! We unfortunately did not get any photos, but believe me, the food was delicious. I even learned a new way to make guacamole! Ask Mr. Logan for the recipe :).
Last but not least we had some 2V2 basketball going on with Mr. Patrick and Abby on one team, and Konner and Jarrett on the other. Both teams did great and there was some great sportsmanship!
Check back next week & again at the end of October for more !mpact updates! Thanks for reading!
What a Monday! We held a contest to find out who could build the tallest free-standing tower out of nothing but Tin Foil, Straws, and Plastic Utensils. It was a hard fought challenge (with the tallest standing above 6'1"!) with several side projects (not pictured: Tinnothy Foilton, !mpact's newest addition). Groups were combined, friendships forged, and towers towered!
Last week we held our first intruduction to Magic the Gathering! While the collectible card game has always had a following at the various schools around the district it's looking like Maywood has a pretty sizable group this year. Nine kids and I spent an hour and a half going over basic play rules, and then playing games with starter decks. Three have already started building their own decks!
Hello !mpact Parents! Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! We are so excited to have you all join us back here at Maywood. Our space will be looking a little different, so be sure to read through our welcome email to have all the details you need! Ms. Erica has moved onto a different career path but we have Mr. Logan here to take her place as Maywood's !mpact Site Assitant! When you see him be sure to give him a warm welcome! Here are some photos from summer 2018, we had a blast and are already looking forward to the next one!
We are coming to an end with our biweekly cooking projects. The Maywood cooking crew picked the final two June projects, this being the first one, TACO TUESDAY! They organized a shopping list of things they wanted to have for the project. And let me tell you they know the perfect taco/burrito/quesadilla ingredients! My favorite combination was a tortilla, cheese, pulled pork and avocado! With squished chips on top! Thank you Jeevan for the great idea!! The second June cooking project will be coming SOON!!
<3 Ms. Erica
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