Summer Blast Off

BASCP got everyone ready for summer vacation with our 3rd annual summer event, Summer Blast Off 2014. Children in all grades had a picnic in the upper field. They then enjoyed mini-golf, face painting, balloon shaving, carnival games, water games, junk sculpture, and the famous (or infamous, depending on whom you ask) donkey races. To give children energy to do so much, we provided lots of watermelon, honeydew, orange slices, string cheese, popcorn, and popsicles. Staff rewarded accomplishments, enthusiasm, and good sportsmanship with tickets which later traded in for prizes.IMG_0028 IMG_0186 IMG_0190 IMG_0191 IMG_0192 IMG_2890 WP_20140617_005 WP_20140617_001

 

Weeks Field Trip

Ozone children walked to Weeks Field to roll down the hills, run around, talk, and enjoy the beautiful weather. They also created a found object installation art piece.

Creative Construction Day

Friday the 13th was Creative Construction Day. Rain cancelled our fort building projects, but children still enjoyed Marshmallow Structures, Legomania, and Junk Sculpture.

Pottery & Popsicles Party

Pottery season came to an end last week. While eating popsicles, children shared their creations:

Caring Club: Christian’s Garden

After their first successful project,¬†The Comets’ Caring Club decided to update Christian’s Garden. This garden in the Bowen woods was created several years ago to honor a student who passed away. Students thought the garden could look better, so they raked leaves, picked up litter, went on a field trip to purchase plants, and created wind chimes and other decorations. Here is a before picture followed by a few pictures of the Caring Club’s improvements:

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Backyard BBQ Games First Project

This spring, Valerie and the Ozone students started the Backyard BBQ Games Club. After brainstorming all the different games kids like to play at backyard parties, children voted to build a beanbag toss game. Next, there was some controversy over the paint design, but eventually everyone settled with the Jackson Pollock inspired splatter design. Although the project took several weeks of planning, designing, purchasing, constructing, and painting, the results below show that it was worth the effort. All that is left to do now is to sew together a few more beanbags.

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