- Ms. Crystal
It's finally the last day of October! This month has been filled with spooky fall themed activities - from playing Halloween gym games, painting pumpkins, and so much more. We ended off this spooky season with the kids being able to design their own Halloween costumes! The kids were able to decorate their own masks, t-shirts, and capes however they liked. While some kiddos opted to be cute kitties or their favorite Pokemon, we also had some kids design scary masks, or turn into a clown! The possibilities were endless, and in the end, each kiddo ended up being able to let their creativity flow. Happy Halloween & have a safe time trick or treating tonight!
- Ms. Crystal
The ever so popular Pokemon has found another way into Rocket Club, this time through the form of Pokemon Drawing Club. A group created and facilitated by the kids, their focus is on drawing their favorite creatures. I am impressed by their ability to build and self cultivate communities surrounding their interests. I look forward to seeing where this club goes in the future. As always, check back each week to see what is happening at Rocket Club!
- Mr. Rakim
Halloween is slowly creeping up, and the kids are craving for candy! This week, I challenged the kids to build the tallest candy corn tower that they could build, only using sticks, candy corn, and tin foil! The kids quickly formed small groups, and began gathering materials with only 30 minutes to build their tower creations. The only rule they had, was that the tower must be able to stand on its own when it was time for judging! Once the kids started, we all began to realize there was a huge issue. Every time a kid tried to put candy corn on the sticks, the candy corn immediately crumbled into tiny pieces. But, our kids are quick on their feet and used tin foil or water to problem solve! While this activity didn't exactly go as planned, our Rocket Club kiddos did an amazing job in working together in mini teams and problem solving. View some of our finished creations in the pictures below!
- Ms. Crystal
The rain limited our use of the playground area outside, but that couldn't stop us from having fun. We took the opportunity to play inside. A game of ultimate football brought plenty of fun and enjoyment with all ages joining in to play. A bit of rain won't keep us from fun.
- Mr. Rakim
This week at Rocket Club, we introduced the 3rd through 5th graders to Diamond Dotz! All throughout the last month, the kids have been patiently awaiting for them to arrive. Diamond Dotz are essentially small sticky stencils, outlining where specific colored gems would need to go. This craft is not only super fun, but also teaches our kids about precision, patience, and sharing! Throughout the entire process, the kids remained extremely quiet and concentrated on their work. Kids were able to finish stencils in 20-30 minutes, and just kept making more and more! We're excited to bring more new activities to Rocket Club!
This week we held a variety of fun activities for the kids, from physical challenges, to community games, and some engineering challenges. Continue looking through the gallery to see the pictures!
An obstacle course to test the speed and agility of the kids. This course was designed to show off a few different skills the kids possessed. There were hurdles, jumps, a maze, and tunnels to navigate. The toughest challenge however lied in managing to get the medicine into the hoop, using only your head!
Pokemon Club is a time for kids who like Pokemon to come trade, play, and learn more about the game of Pokemon Trading Card Game.
Pumpkin Tower Challenge
This activity challenged the kids to build a construction that can balance and hold the weight of a pumpkin on its own. Each construction had to stand at least 6 inches high. The only supplies available to the kids were straws and tape. Figuring out how to build without common tools like scissors or string added another layer of challenge for the kids. But Each group found ingenious solutions to the problems they faced and successfully completed the objective.
As always, check back with us each week to see what we're up to at Rocket Club.
Each week, we try to provide a range of different activities for all kids to partake in. Whether it be related to arts and crafts, physical exercise, or STEM, we encourage all kids to give it a shot! On Moday, kids were able to pair up into small teams and participate in an egg drop challenge. The kids were given an egg and a ziplock bag, and were able to use any supplies they could find at Rocket Club to try and prevent their egg from breaking at 3 ft tall! While most eggs ended up cracking, all the participants did an egg-cellent job in working as a team and coming up with strategies. The kids are egg-cited for more STEM activities to come!
- Ms. Crystal
Sept has come and gone very quickly, we all must agree. For me it is all pure joy that I get to be apart of making these kids day fun, exciting and memorable. At Rocket Club we try and provide a space that is nothing like school but more like home. We offer three activities each day along with all the open free choices of crafting, the game, gym and outside. So far, the biggest hot ticket spot is the kitchen and grocery store area. Everyday there are a wide range of ages and kid groups that are in that space using their imagination.
We continue to be a close community where we respect our space, each other and ourselves. We look forward to all the great memories October has in store and we hope your kiddo shares it all with you!
Yesterday was the start of our fall season of Kickball. With a strong infield and heavy kickers from the jaguars we were unable to defeat them. With our heads held high we look forward to playing next Wednesday against Comet Club as a team with positive attitude. - Mrs. Lisa