In the Club Room we have all of our play equipment so it is a focal point for creative expression and social interactions. We often have waiters and waitresses going around and taking peoples orders. One of Mr. Z's favorites to order is a Pizza with a side sandwich.
On Friday morning mustang clubbers enjoyed some hot cocoa while making a snail project from some air dry clay. The kids used their hands along with the aid of wooden kabob sticks to flatten and sculpt their clay into these very friendly land mollusks around this unique shell. Did you know that snails rely on calcium to keep strong shells?
- A Gem From Miss Jenny -
Today in the Art room we played a re-vamped classic game called Oregon Trail. It is always a hit at Mustang Club because when a player has perished they get to act out their demise in real life. The students also enjoy helping each other or letting each other hang in peril at a time of need. Oregon Trail is always a round of laughs no matter if you get out right away or hang in tell the end.
This Wednesday was Halloween and Mustang Club made sure to celebrate by playing Halloween Bingo all day long! We played Bingo with K-2 during first choices had so much fun we wanted to make sure our 3-5 kiddos had a chance to play during second choices. Everyone was excited to get some "sweet" prizes and our older kids had fun with a few super speed rounds of the game!
We hope you and your families enjoyed spending the night together as well.
~ A Gem From Miss Jenny ~
last Wednesday the 24th in the Art room we made Zoodles (zucchini noodles) with pesto.
The idea started out when we bought cooking gadget that we had seen on TV before, a spiralizer.
After some internet scouring we chose to do a vegetarian dish to mix things up. Mr. Z even dressed up in his cooking school uniform to add some extra realism to the activity. all in all it every one was happy and we got to learn and taste a new dish.
On Tuesday afternoon Mustang Club had a gummy structure building challenge in the art room. Our kiddos built towers on paper plates using gumdrops and toothpicks.
Here are a few of the structures that made it through the night, and one tower that didn't.
- A Gem From Miss Jenny-
Today in the gym we played a new game called Mission Impossible. It is a team building game that uses creative problem solving. The goal is to creatively get from one side of the gym to the other with out toughing the floor of the gym. every one had a blast and wanted MR. Z to put it on the calendar again.
This week we put a spin of slime and had our 2nd graders make Kinetic Slime. This version of slime uses lots of fun ingredients including sand, corn starch, soap, liquid starch, and of course glue!
-A Gem From Miss Jenny-
Today in the Art room we had a very messy but fun project it is called Oobleck. if you are wondering what Oobleck is? it's a non-Newtonian fluid meaning that under stress it acts like a solid and when not under pressure it acts like a fluid. It is also mentioned in the Dr. Seuss book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck.”
This art/science project was a fun one to make. Grab the ingredients and try it for yourself! You'll need: Colored Paper, Glue, Salt, Paint Brushes, and Water Colors.
1st Step: Use the glue to draw an image onto your colored paper.
2nd Step: Sprinkle salt over the areas on your paper where there is glue.
3rd Step: Use your paint brush to light go over glue/salt with different water colors.
Pro Hint... make sure to carefully dump any extra lingering salt from your picture into a garbage can when you have finished your project.
I had fun watching the water color expand onto the glue/salt lines... I hope you do too!
-A Gem From Miss Jenny-
The fabulous Ms. Rica share some monthly thoughts and Ms. Jenny and Mr. Zach share their favorite activity for the week!