Kids love Halloween! So our Event Club threw a party equipped with all of the traditional Halloween games, candy, and a monster movie marathon! We had a ton of fun, and the students and staff wore costumes. Check it out:
BTVS partnered up with JGHS and Mr. Jurek's science class to go to Johnson's Pumpkin farm to see the beautiful fall sights, get a free pumpkin, some cider and doughnuts, and pet and feed the animals! The trip was a huge success, and only a few had a hard time in the corn maze. We were able to learn about certain farm animals, Native American history, and some agricultural knowledge. Below are some pictures of the fun we had:
One of the issues that I have discovered as director of the virtual school is that students lack socialization when they work from home. In order to combat this problem, we are offering more and more social events to get the students out of their house and with their peers. After all, a very important part of the learning process is collaboration with peers in both an educational and social environment. Thus, we started our movie night at Edison.
Late in the evenings we invite students, parents, siblings, and friends to watch a movie outside under the stars with popcorn, drinks, and other snacks. If the weather is bad, we move inside and view the movie there. We have done this about once every other week, and the students love it! As the weather turns bitter cold, we will hold off until the spring time before doing it again. Below are some images of our events thus far: