During today’s Community time, MSHS students played a selection of games with their peers. Some of the games they played were Uno, Werewolf & Jenga. Students seemed to enjoy the social aspect the games provide them. With Community time, many friendships can be built.
This is a cooperation game called ‘Group Juggle’. In this game, the students must use their memory, teamwork, and collaboration and cooperation skills.
The objective is to see how many balls the group can juggle at one time. These students established a pattern that allowed them to successfully juggle three balls for one rotation. Well done, everyone!
However, they still have not done it within the time limit of 45 seconds, so they will be trying again soon!
Summer School started on Monday for MSHS students, with the Kick-off ceremony where we divided the students into 4 houses: Fire, Earth, Wind and Water. This was the house ceremony, followed by a school photo scavenger hunt for students to build friendships and for new students to get to know the school.
Divide the class into teams. Choose one team and have them make four rows of lines one in front of the other each about 10 feet away from each other. Each line should have 2 players.
Have the rest of the class line up on the end line facing the 4 lines and their objective is to get from their end to the other end without being touched by the defenders.
The defenders can only slide along their line and can reach out to tag other players without coming off their line. Once a player passes them safely they can no longer tag that player.
If a player is able to move his way through the 4 lines and reaches the other end they have to pick up a bean bag (only one) and go around the outside of the court established by pylons and place the bean bag in their teams basket at the start.
The player can now try again to get to the other side and retrieve a beanbag.
If a player is tagged by a defender, they must exit the court on the left or the right and go back to the start again. Change the defenders every five minutes.
Build One: Playing Area
Both teams line up on the start line. On the teacher’s signal, teams must run to the opposite end line and then return their starting spot by running back outside the playing area.
Build Two: Zone Penetration
One team (the offensive team) remains at the start line. The other team’s players (the defensive team) place themselves on the different marked lines in the playing area. The offensive team must attempt to cross each of the marked lines and get to the end line without being tagged. The defensive players, who must keep both feet on the marked line they are standing on, attempts to tag offensive players as they pass. If an offensive player is tagged, they must exit the game via the sideline and return to the start.
Build Three: Zone Penetration
In this layer, the teacher adds beanbags at the end line which the offensive players must attempts to collect. The teacher can create challenges for the offensive team (e.g. “Collect 10 beanbags in 3 minutes)
Build Four: Pivoting
In this layer, the defensive players may pivot while keeping one foot on the marked line. Therefore, they may tag offensive players standing in front of behind them.
This activity is a cooperation game. The students have to use the tubes to move the marble from one corner of the room to the other in under 30 seconds. All students must be involved and help the group. Also, when the students are touching the tube they can’t move their feet.
These students successfully completed the task by using communication skills, collaboration skills and ‘thinking outside the box’. Well done and great work, guys!
Crafts using beads are not only fun but also fabulous for working on fine-motor skills. Fine-motor skills involve using more intricate movements, i.e. – tying shoes, weaving yarn and using a pencil. What can be a better way to spend summer than creating handmade jewelry using pipe cleaners and beads! Here are our Kindergarten to Grade 2 students using their imaginations to create their own jewelry.
In today’s Summer Program activity, ES students worked in pairs to design and build an airplane launcher for their new inventions. The final product had to meet the following specifications: Fly as straight as possible without nosediving or looping. They worked really hard and demonstrated excellent communication, problem-solving, critical thinking and grit. These are all 21st century skills that students would benefit from having moving forward in their educational experience.
The TAS ES/ECC Summer Program 2020 has begun! We want our Elementary School Summer Program to be exciting and spontaneous, so the students maintain their learning engagement. One of the ways we are doing this is with our unique scheduling method.
Each morning, the students will check the Red Chart and the Blue Chart to find their student/class grouping for that day. They will then follow the coordinated schedule for their class color. This allows each day to have the possibility to be different and interesting. It also allows students to meet new friends and learn together with different age groups. We encourage you to inquire with your students how they feel about the new scheduling method and share it with us!
We proudly announce that this year, TAS students and teachers have raised $4,800 USD for Heartbeat Vietnam. What an amazing feat! By art auctioning and selling pencils, doughnuts from The Gioi Donut, fun socks, crochet animals made by one of the teachers’ grandmothers, snack sales and sporting events, our students and teachers have raised enough money to save 4 children’s lives through heart surgeries. We can’t be prouder of our Mustangs for this meaningful act.