Jump-a-Thon — Day 1

IMG_3990Wednesday was the first day of our two day jump-a-thon. The entire program met in the gym as we celebrated children who participated in our Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. After the quick meeting, children chose from several activity choices including numerous jump rope challenges, obstacle courses, frisbee challenges, and a healthy snack station. After the activities, we met in the gym to celebrate the highlights of the day and to enjoy smoothies created by the Caring Club.


Jump Rope for Heart Update

We had another productive week for Jump Rope for Heart. Helen and Olivia introduced the Jump Rope Challenge to students. Brandon and Alan continued running club — this week, we ran a total of 2.5 miles. So far, 31 children and 4 adults have tried running club at least once. Also, Will and Christie led our first Walk for Heart Field Trip as they toured the neighborhood and took photographs:

Children (and some adults) are doing a great job raising money for the American Heart Association. 30 people in the BASCP community have raised money, and Monica and the Caring Club have worked hard to prepare for today’s healthy bake sale, with all proceeds going to the American Heart Association.

Please visit our Jump Rope for Heart section to learn more about this fundraiser and to donate: Jump Rope for Heart.

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Top Chef Salad

On Friday, all Ozone students participated in Top Chef Salad. Each team had 15 minutes to create a salad and a homemade salad dressing before their creations were meticulously judged by highly respected food critics. Highlights of the event included a contestant who refused to tell the judges what ingredients were in his salad dressing, an olive oil spill, a black olive dispute between a fourth grade girl and judge, a disagreement among teammates over a plain yogurt based dressing, an argument over whether fruit should be in salads, and innovative carrot stuffed olives.

Chef Results

Jump Rope for Heart Update

April has gotten off to an active start. Running Club with Brandon and Alan began this week with 20 participants, and, before the rain arrived, the group ran a total of five laps around the upper field. Yesterday in the gym, Ozone students joined Stars students for an hour of jumping rope. A highlight of the afternoon was K-1 teacher, Olivia, and kindergartner, Noam, swinging the giant rope for fifth grade jumpers, Ava and Sephora.

Children and teachers have also done a good job gathering donations for the American Heart Association. Thank you to Will, Ben, Haley, Noah, Yoonchul, Hannah, Megan, Sean, Sam, Sophie, Nicole, Aaron, Aviv, Willa, and Victoria for raising money this week.

Please visit our Jump Rope for Heart section to learn more about this fundraiser and to donate: Jump Rope for Heart.JR4H Prog wk1

Fantasy Landscape

Tim has been working with student in the K-1 program on an eight week painting project. A few weeks ago, Tim asked students to come up with a theme, and children chose “Fantasy Landscape.” With a theme chosen, Tim teaches a new painting technique each week. and makes sure that each participant has an opportunity to participate. Here is what they have created after 6 weeks of learning and painting.

First Student Creation with our 3D Printer

Geffrey, a 4th grader in the Ozone, was our first student to create something with our 3D Printer. Here is what he created, using Tinkercad: