For the past two weeks, Clubhouse participants have learned about service projects. Each crew selected one out of three service projects and all crews decided that assembling Jared Boxes was the way to go. After selecting their projects, students worked together to create a list of items they would like to receive if they were ill and in the hospital. Eight Jared boxes were assembled and students created signs to decorate the boxes. Many of the students, young and old, realized how fortunate they are to be healthy enough to attend school and play with their friends. Some students even shared that creating their brightly colored signs for their ill peers almost brought them to tears.
We will deliver the Jared Boxes to Children’s Hospital in the near future and hope to take some of the students along.
To find out more information on Jared Boxes, visit http://www.thejaredbox.com/
The Maker’s Clubhouse’s third, fourth and fifth graders attended the Lights on Afterschool Event on October 23, 2014. The students enjoyed music, food and a large variety of activities.
Lights on Afterschool is an annual national event to advocate and celebrate out-of-school time programs.
We have enjoyed our Maker’s Clubhouse participants over the past three weeks! The students have learned about various the sun, shadows, and Earth’s water and land. Summer has ended, but we have enjoyed pleasant weather during our outdoor physical activities. Their are many new smiling faces and we are thankful for each student. Looking forward to the remaining weeks and what they may bring.
On September 22, 2014, The Maker’s Clubhouse launched its first before school program. The program begins bright and early at 7:30 AM, Monday through Friday at Faison Academy. Students are greeted with a smile and an excited “Good Morning!” by The Maker’s Clubhouse staff before they prepare for physical activities and games. Our hope is that our daily physical activities will contribute to the students’ focus and productivity during the school day.