If you've been around PLMS !mpact every other Monday you know that we play an odd game you may never have heard of. The Star Wars edge of the empire RPG.
This was a much requested activity and something the Mr. Logan did last year at PLMS. It's a game where the kids take on the personas of people they created from the star wars universe and navigate the adventures I cook up for them. Similar to Dungeons and Dragons, just with more blasters and Wookies.
Fresh off almost blowing up their starship and almost dying of an alien plague this week the crew got into a fight with some clone troopers. One of the kids is playing a droid and he exploded! (he is the only one not smiling) Needless to say a good time was had by all.
It might be news to you blogateers, but the newest super smash brothers game came out yesterday. It might also be news to you that PLMS impact went on a field trip to the Mill Creek Arena Sports today. This is all to say, there was a cross impact tournament. Each school had several teams compete against each other to see who was supreme in the Smash Ultimate arena. Pine Lake was victorious and took home several 3d printed awards made by Mr. Tyler at PCMS.
Oh, I almost forgot. We are moving into the portables on monday (yes!) and the trophy will have a place of prominence there waiting for it. (also so we can flex on the other impacts)
I have had an ongoing proposition with the students I work with for a few years now. I have told them that if any student grows his or her hair long enough to donate to Wigs for Kids, or Locks of Love, I will let them shave my head any way they please. Last week one of our students donated 8" of hair to Wigs for Kids. This past Monday she shaved my head.
I have not had hair shorter than 2 inches since I was in elementary school! It has taken some getting used to, but it was for a great cause.
Greetings! This time around I have a double dose of computer activities for you. The audio engineering website Soundation and the 1990 classic MS-dos video game: Prince of Persia.
Lets Start with Soundation. It is a free sound library and mixing tool that you can use to make your own musical compositions. I was going to tell the kids about time signatures and beats per minute but all of the knew all that stuff already. Musical education!
There was about a dozen kids who decided to try their hand at arranging and the results were surprising to say the least. We had a whole block of students who created medleys of Hip Hop beats and orchestra strings, two students who created what can best be described as experimental noise, and a note accurate recreation of Smash Mouths 90's era hit: All Star.