At PDS, the After School program is bubbling with activity. Here’s a look at what the “After” kids have been up to this month.
Mancala is a wonderful game. It’s an African board game based on “counting and capturing” and it is a draw for all the After School kids. It offers tactile delight for Pre-K students and subtle math strategies for the 3rd and 4th grade students. The shiny red beads glisten and plop into shallow wood basins! Pick up the right amount of beads and land in your basin. You get to go again.
Mother May I?
Take four giant elephant steps, or 27 lady bug steps, a kangaroo leap, five ballerina pirouettes or six zombie zig-zags, but don’t forget to ask “Mother, may I?”
September afternoons are still quite warm and what better way to refresh and reboot than with a sweet, nutritious, cool and delicious SMOOTHIE!
MOVE TO THE MUSIC
In the Dance studio the After kids have been playing musical statues, experimenting with different styles of walking, and participating in Silly Walks Competitions. SERIOUSLY!
BLOCK TOWERS were made to be broken! Blocks are a source of creativity, collaboration and engineering strategies for many of the children in After. The students design and construct, build, demolish and start over.
We’ll be back soon with more news from the After School program. Students can look forward to Fall Enrichment courses starting in October.