Summer Blast Off — Tour of Boston

For our annual Summer Blast Off day, Bowen transformed into the Boston area with a variety of activity choices.

Our free play area became the Red Line with the Cod Toss Challenge at the Boston Pier, canvas painting at the Institute of Contemporary Art, and constructing bridges along the Charles River.

The gym became the Blue Line with games, relaxation, and Mr. Master’s Tattoo Emporium  at Revere Beach, and Enormous Monopoly at Government Center.

The lower field became the Orange Line with Jamaica Pond boat racing, Jamaica Way Bumper Tag, and badminton and other games in the park.

Finally, the upper field became the Green Line with the Fenway Park Home Run Derby, the Boston Garden Basketball Obstacle Course, and MFA street art, featuring frozen and “exploding” chalk.

Introducing Roxy

Roxy1In the beginning of the school year, the Caring Club decided to raise money for Pennies for Puppies. We set our fundraising goal at $2500 because donors who raise that much money get to name the service dog that the money supports. With a lot of hard work by Monica and Ozone students along with the generosity of parents and the Newton community, we surpassed our goal.

Ozone children voted to name the dog Roxy, and we are receiving periodic updates about her training. Roxy has learned how to walk next to a wheelchair, how to pick up objects and put them in a human’s hand, and how to behave obediently in malls, pet stores, and nursing homes despite the distractions of so many sights, sounds, and smells.

We are proud of our students for raising so much money, and we’re excited to see that Roxy is on her way to becoming a dog that will greatly improve someone’s life.

Pickle Party!

IMG_6151Pickle Day was a success with pickle facts, pickle snacks, and homemade pickles created by Will and Ozone students. Unfortunately, we’ll need to wait a week until trying the homemade pickles.

 

Painting with Light

IMG_2125Sasha and Ozone students brought flashlights into the dark Art Zone to create special lighting effects with our digital camera.