Have a great spring break everyone!
Happy Easter! Today was our day for the Easter egg hunt. The "Easter bunny" bought plastic eggs from the store and filled them with candy. Each kid had 8 eggs of their own special color or color combo to find outside. They had a lot of fun with it!
Have a great spring break everyone!
Today at Awesome Club, we had snack and chatted about our weeks as usual. We took advantage of the beautiful weather and played Silent Ball and Monkey in the Middle outside. Then, everyone wrote their own Charades words so we could play charades. I think the best one was P's interpretation of "putting on make up." Very interesting perception... We all got a good laugh out of that one! The kids really like that we give them the last ten minutes for a "choice." They usually have the choice between Konex (their favorite) or one or two board games.
At Awesome Club this week, we received a surprise! Everyone got free Awesome Club t shirts thanks to funding provided by the Volunteer Network. They are blue with silver writing and a new emblem provided by John Defrance (you can see the emblem by clicking the Awesome Club link). Thank you John and the Volunteer Network for your support!
The activities that followed were snack and social time, a new game called Security guard--taught by one of the kids--and a "choice" between Uno or Connects.
One of the highlights was joking-telling during snack time. The boys came up with some pretty funny ones!
Why did the kid eat his homework? Because his teacher said it was a piece of cake! -M
A boy found an icycle with two parts and said, "Look, Dad! It's a bicycle!" His Dad replied, "Oh, but it'll melt in the summer." The boy replied, "Don't worry Dad, I've got another bicycle that won't melt in the summer."-G
What's a cat's favorite color? Purrrrrrple. -P
Did you hear about the high-tech baby? It was cordless. -CH
Why did the turtle cross the road? I don't know. He's still working on it. -J
Matthew was at Sunday school and he stared to write G-O-D on the board. His Sunday school teacher said, "Very good! What's it say?" Matthew replied, "I'm not finished yet! How do you spell ZILLA?"-G
What's black and white and red all over? A sunburned penguin. -J
Why didn't the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn't have any guts. -M
What do you get when you cross a steer and a tractor? A bulldozer. -A
I volunteered at One Heartland's Dance Your Heart Out event with some of my fellow Oles! This event was held at the Mall of America to raise money for children impacted by AIDS and HIV.
I apologize for being behind on my Awesome Club blogs. The spring season of Awesome Club has been going fantastically thus far!
Awesome Club formed a team for the Steps of Hope Autism awareness walk hosted by the Autism Society of Minnesota. It's St. Olaf leaders raised over $250 from generous donations and lollipop sales outside Stav Hall at St. Olaf. I was also honored to have the opportunity to start off the walk with the national anthem at Steps of Hope. Unfortunately, the kids who participate in Awesome Club were unable to attend the event. Hopefully next year will be a different scenario!
Today was our third Awesome Club meeting of its spring season. We switched Awesome Club to Thursdays for the rest of the year due to some scheduling conflicts.
Today, we ate snack and chatted as usual, spent time brainstorming about what games and candy the kids liked, played the 4 Corners game, and finally, broke off into small groups to play board games (Sorry, Uno, and Apples to Apples were the options). The kids had some great ideas about future activities we could do at Awesome Club.
Toward the end of one round of 4 Corners, the counter (we'll call him C), stopped and started whispering to one of the two players left, telling him which number he would pick so he wouldn't get out. We all caught him and said, "I think C might be cheating!" He looked at us and said, "He's my best friend! That's what best friends do! We help each other win!" Although I don't promote cheating, we all couldn't help but smile.
And, one final note: there MAY be a surprise coming soon. :)
Check the home page for the official Awesome Club dates.
Through generous donations and a lollipop drive, Awesome Club managed to raise $251 for Steps of Hope, an Autism awareness walk sponsored by the Autism Society of Minnesota. Thank you to everyone who supported our fund raising efforts!