Since most of our students stay for free club time from 1:45 - 2:30pm, we'd like to give you a quick up-date on where our spring clubs stand, and also ask for your assistance in some areas!
For our first club meeting last week, the Drama Club wrapped up its Fall 2012 agenda by performing two plays for the entire student body. The plays were designed and produced by the students and based on well-known fairy tales.
Yesterday, we gave the students three choices for the spring term (creative writing, strategy games, and handwork) and they seem to have settled on a combination of strategy games, with a few students taking time out of games to do handwork (knitting, beading, etc.)
For Strategy Games we have a schedule for the first seven weeks:
Weeks 1 & 2: Chess Tournament
Week 3: Blokus
Week 4: Checkers
Week 5: Qwirkle
Week 6: Mastermind
Week 7: Loaded Questions
Since we have 12 students participating in this club, we need help with making sure we have enough games on hand. For chess, we will need to have six sets. Students volunteered yesterday to bring them, so this is your reminder -- please don't forget, so we can make sure everyone can play on Monday. It probably wouldn't hurt to have an extra. Thank you!
Please take a look at the list and email me directly if you can help with bringing some of these games. I will create a schedule and email it to everyone so you know when your turn is coming up. Please make sure your games are marked clearly with your family name. We'll make sure they get returned to you in good order! Additionally, any suggestions for strategy games for weeks 8-13 would be greatly appreciated. Games for at least four players are preferred.
Lastly, a few of our students would like to participate in a handwork club led by Mrs. Zeiner. This will be primarily knitting, but could include anything like beading or making friendship bracelets. If you could check with your students to see if they are interested in this club, and provide them with a few basic materials, we can get them started on their project of choice next week.
Thank you for your help in making the clubs a success. We want this to be a fun, but productive time for your kids!
Next Monday, November 26, the Drama Club and the Strategy Games Club will spend the first several minutes of club time evaluating whether or not the goals they established on the first day of class have been met. Students will assess what the next steps should be in order to accomplish their original goal, or amend their goals as appropriate.
We are also soliciting ideas from our parents for club ideas for next semester. If there is an area of interest your student might like to further explore, please feel free to leave a comment here, or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, perhaps we can work it into a club idea for the spring!
Our students voted on two clubs for the Fall 2012 term. The winners were Drama and Strategy Games. Clubs are 45 minutes in length, student led and organized with minimal assistance from facilitators.
Strategy Games Checkers Tournament