This trimester Blake has two ASAs. On Monday he goes to Lego WeDo which is Lego’s robotic product for younger students. He and our friend Bella are building and programming a leg. I don’t quite understand that face, but you know I love it.On Thursday he goes to Perler beads with his beloved Gao Lao Shi.
He’s a happy guy!
After the Cardboard Challenge we had a school event called Family Night. This year we focused on DREAMS, which stands for Design Research Engineering Art Math and Science. There were TONS of activities for families to do. We were only able to do a few in 2 hours.
We started with some group games led by Scotty and his helper.
Blake built and decorated a kite.He built a boat using tin foil and tried to see how many coins he could fit in before it sank. He had a lot of attempts, but finally managed 57 jiao. There were power tools to be played with. Which is one of Blake’s favourite things. He made slime in the art room.He also experimented with circuits and built a tower using marshmallows and toothpicks.
It was super fun!
I love SAS! We have awesome days all the time. Last Friday was the Global Cardboard Challenge. For weeks our students collected and brought in cardboard. We filled a whole gym with cardboard! On Friday morning we divided it up between our grades and started building. Blake and his friends build an arcade just like Caine! There were a lot of parts, including a claw machine, whack-a-bear, an out of order game and more.
We spent Golden Week in the Philippines and it was FABULOUS. Here are a few pics from our vacation. There were 22 of us, including 8 kids, from SAS. Great beach. Warm sea. Awesome pool. It was incredible! Blake practiced writing his name in the sand. There was lots of underwater time. Days and days of sun and beach.Just down the beach there was an inlet that emptied into the sea. Every morning, these busy builders damned it up with rocks and sand. Water always found a way.
More damn building. We loved climbing on the rocks. One day the boys split a Pancake Volcano. Kayaking. Mim and Blake had a lot of fun together.Good friends. Good fun. Good times.
Look what I just found on my camera!
At the end of the summer Dad, Scott and I took the kids, Blake and Erin, to Stratford to visit Tom Percussion Island – know as Tom Patterson Island for the rest of the year.