Friday, March 16, 2018

Y is for Yawn

Oh make me so happy. These kiddos are just the sweetest. We started with singing, tracing the letter Y, and talking about Y sounds and words. Then we read some fun books. We read "Get Out of Bed!" by Robert Munsch, "I Am Not Sleepy And I Will Not Go To Bed" by Lauren Child, and "So Sleepy Story" by Uri Shulevitz. Then we played a giant memory/match game with the cutest pictures of yawning animals. We finished up with some egg-shaker dancing.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Queen of Katwe visit

We had the amazing opportunity to have Phiona and Benjamin visit the Endicott and St. John communities last week. Their real life stories were portrayed in the Disney movie "Queen of Katwe." Not only are they amazing chess players, they are genuinely good people who have used the little they were given to overcome unspeakable odds to become who they are today. They shared great messages of strength, perseverance, hard work, and being thankful for your opportunities and those who lead and guide you in your life. They were also so willing to pose for pictures and play & teach so many about the game of chess in the short time we had with them. So grateful to have spent the day with them and learning of their life journeys. 

STEAM Night - Sneak Peak

Here's a sneak peek into what some of our youth with be demonstrating at STEAM Night this coming Thursday, March 15 from 5-7 pm at the St. John School.

Teen Paint Night

We went a little abstract this last weekend with our painting and painted most of our picture with pallet knives! So proud of these teens for trying something new. Their artwork looks amazing!

After School Program - Dr. Seuss Birthday Party

Last week we had a super-fun Birthday Party for Dr. Seuss. We played 'pin the hat on the cat', guessed how many red & blue fish were in a jar, read the book Hop on Pop, and wrote our own version of a Dr. Seuss poem with different kiddos adding each line. Then each child was sent home with Hop on Pop-corn. It was a fun afternoon!