The best part of tabletop Star Wars games is the competition, the creativity, and the planning that goes into it. The worst part is that you have to recreate that creativity a hundred times over! The other day we introduced the students to one of my passions, and the effort that goes in before you can even play the game! Stay tuned, this month we should have a follow up post with us playing!
Halloween week (aka "Halloweek") is always a hit every year at PCMS !MPACT. There is just something about pumpkins, costumes, and general spookiness that our students love! Check out some of our favorites from this week so far...
Yesterday we enjoyed the crisp air and sunshine and carved some pumpkins for our porch! The designs were creative to say the least (see Keith's "termite" themed pumpkin below) and we shared a lot of laughs as we struggled to get all the pumpkin guts out of our pumpkins.
We combined another few favorites of our students - costumes and creativity - in our other favorite activity... William Howard Taft Costume Coloring Contest!
The goal was simple... Design President / Supreme Court Chief Justice William Howard Taft a costume for Halloween, because he probably never wore one in the early 1900's. We were cracking up the entire time. Please enjoy some of our favorites below.
As you can see, sometimes things get a little weird here, but we are all about it!
Not everything can be planned activities and cooking projects! Free Time is everybody's time to do whatever appeals to them. Be it a nail-biting game of Jenga, the Pool game happening behind me, Super Smash Brothers on the big screen, or a simple card game like Carne, this is some students favorite part of !mpact. Personally I like the board games!
Love Letter is a fantastic card game about trying to sneak a letter professing your undying love to the Princess, without those pesky guards finding out (and probably taking offense to a lowly serf) and stopping you. This month we have a challenge to find out who can get the most wins, and yesterday saw us playing most of the day. It was actually so popular that we had to split into two groups, and kept going well into free time! No response from the Princess though, we'll just have to wait and see.
While making true pudding from scratch takes quite a long time, effort, and dedication there are alternatives! Our students learned one of my favorite ways to stretch instant pudding closer towards its more venerable forefathers. By adding a couple of simple ingredients and altering the recipe slightly PCMS !mpact made a passable simile of delicious old fashioned Southern Style Banana Pudding! It served as a nice tasty treat to end the day for us!
Yesterday we found ourselves delving deep into the fantasy world of Dungeons and Dragons! In spite of a thoroughly concocted story, ample support, and prepared characters we very quickly devolved down into the standard bickering, boasting, and randomly stumbling into danger. Everyone has survived so far, but can we pull together into a cohesive adventuring party?!?
I can't believe it is already the end of September! We had SO much fun this month, but here is a look at one of my favorite activities we did...
SLIME vs. SLIME CHALLENGE
This challenge provided students with a limited amount of ingredients, with the ultimate goal of making the most satisfying slime that they could!
The ingredients that they could choose from consisted of:
Last Spring !mpact started its own garden, and we've got some great produce! Faithful tending, careful watering, and diligent care by our students has led to a bountiful crop of various types. Though we may have lost our Cilantro (and hopes for guacamole with it) our young farmers have successfully grown a small feast of vegetables.
Today we stretched our imaginations and fingers. Using yarn, scissors, and various general craft supplies we made delightful Pom Pom creatures! Using yarn, scissors, and imagination we crafted our very own fluffy friends (googly eyes optional).