While some were racing, others were building onto our cardboard house, twisting pipe cleaners together to make bracelets, and creating magic flower gardens out of random, flower-like toys. Last week Henia made a computer for our cardboard house, and then it went missing. This week something great happened; we found it! Here you can see Sammy Typing away busily
Our little builders once again created another unique structure equipped with an array of features. Did you know that there's a spaceship out there that has an obstacle course, a house with beds, ramps, bridges, and a secret room? Yep, our students imagined all of that up themselves.
While some like to build giant structures, others may feel more inclined to color, cut, tear, and glue. So, we turned our reading nook into an art station because sometimes it's fun to do art somewhere other than the table, as long as everyone is safe and mindful of the supplies we are using.
Togetherness and fun go hand in hand during our extended hours. The concept of teamwork is a great social skill and will be carried with our young minds throughout their lives. We practiced working together and cheering on our teammates using balloons, hoops, bean bags and some very simple instructions. We were pleasantly surprised how well the children remembered the sequence of the races so well. For example, during one race, we picked up bean bags, set each one in its own hoop, then did five jumping jacks, retrieved our bean bags then finished on our starting dot. They all did a great job remembering all of those steps; very few needed the Morahs to remind them of the steps or walk them through.