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. :)
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