On Friday, I got to run a training for our Mini-Golf Physics unit. Program Assistants started building a mini-golf installation for their site, and their ideas were flowing! Without really thinking about it, they were using a lot of the physics vocabulary we learned. We also talked about Lights on Afterschool.
Though I missed it, Inyokern preschool had a culminating event for Bubble, Pop, Fizz: Preschool Chemistry. They put kids inside giant bubbles from a swimming pool.
At Pierce, I started a Computer Club, and we used MIT's SCRATCH to begin learning some programming skills. Kids made the SCRATCH cat sing and dance, and learned some computer and internet terms.
Today, Preschool starts rocks, minerals, fossils, and dinosaurs.
This Friday, afterschool will be holding a Bridges and Towers event, where students and guests can build with index cards, spaghetti and marshmallows, graham crackers, giant mats, blocks and other building toys.
I'm working on the next units for preschool (health, food, human body) and afterschool (forensics).
My job is filled with stuff and thoughts, from dinosaurs to crime scene tape, mini-golf to index cards, MaKey MaKeys to bubble solution. Each day is exciting, filled with something different, and that makes my job absolutely perfect!