ESY is halfway over. Summer is flying by!

IMG_7049 (1)July 18-July 22, 2016 We have hit our half way mark! Week 3 was Art Week. Who doesn’t love to get messy?? A few projects included making liquid sidewalk chalk, and painting on canvas. The students concocted liquid chalk by measuring and mixing corn starch, water, and food coloring. They poured the mixture into squeeze bottles, and painted our sidewalks and parking lot. For the canvas, the kids used tape to form the first letter of his or her name. They then used their creativity to paint the canvas. We all loved seeing each other’s idea for how to fill the canvas. After it dried we pulled the tape off and viola, they each had a personal masterpiece!

Coach Alex and Coach Stephanie from Playtime Sports were back this week to teach us more about tennis and team work! We broke up into two teams and competed in relays, balancing the tennis ball on the “sweet spot” of the racket. There was also time for the students to work on their racket skills.

Cathedral Kitchen was so impressed with what the students were able to accomplish for them last week that they asked for more help. The students have loved being able to give back and jumped at the chance to do more. This week, the kids bagged plastic utensils and napkins for Cathedral Kitchen to use as place settings at meal time.

This week’s field trip was in honor of our summer read at Orchard Friends.  We went to Regal Cinema to watch “The BFG.” We are currently reading Roald Dahl’s book, The BFG as a school and we couldn’t wait to see his story on the big screen. The students loved seeing the movie, and it  aided in comprehension, comparing and contrasting, social skills, and so much more!