June 19, 2020

Hi Team,

Thank you for those who joined our last Zoom call- it's always so nice to see all your smiling faces!
 
This final project is a game that is easy and fun for people of all ages... all you need is a few pieces of paper and some markers! Check it out!
 
We hope that you have a wonderful summer filled with tons of fun and sunshine... we miss you already! 
 
Irene, Sam & Tatianna

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqsL64uk1Q4&t=71s


June 13, 2020

Hey team,

This week I wanted to switch things up a bit and explore the word, "mindfulness," so along with an audio clip of my intention this Friday, I've added a roughly ten minute meditation exercise; so, please join me if you can spare 10 minutes! In the meantime, always remember...

 

 

 

we're still here,

 

and we miss you,

 

 

 

Irene, Sam & Tatianna

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yf4m844mHA


June 8, 2020

Hey 4/5/6!

I know it's been interesting to navigate through this different time. I know that between Zoom meetings and homework assignments, for some of you, it made seem like you all don't have a minute to yourself. Others of you may feel like you have so much free time now that you don't now what to do with it. I may have something to help with that! Today I made a "Bored Jar." Some of you may have heard of it. It's a jar where you put ideas of different activities to do when you're "bored." In my jar, I put things like, go for a walk, write a short story and paint outside. I've attached a link of some ideas you can use as a reference. Feel free to share with us what you put in your jar. As far as designing the jar goes, be sure to get a parent or guardians permission before using paint at home. If you don't have a glass jar like mine, you could use a cup or even a small cardboard box. We'd love to see what you come up with! 

 

We Miss You!

Tatianna, Irene and Sam

Bored Jar Ideas


June 6, 2020

Hi Team,

This Friday's activity, I thought I'd offer you an edible project with "Bread in a Bag!" Not quite like our friend Lief Erikson, but I think it is just as fun!
 
INGREDIENTS:
 
3 cups plain flour, divided
3 tablespoons sugar
1.25 oz packet rapid rise yeast
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup of warm water
3 tablespoons olive oil
 
DIRECTIONS:
1.) Before you start- place opened zip-lock bag in a large bowl
 
2.) Scoop 1 cup of flour in zip-lock bag, with 3 tablespoons sugar, packet of rapid rise yeast and 1 cup of warm water.
 
3.) Next, try and get all of the air out of the bag and seal it closed. Mix the mixture from the outside of the bag with your hands and let sit, untouched, for 10-15 minutes.
4.) After 15 minutes, add another cup of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Seal the bag and mix just like the last time.
 
5.) Add last cup of flour to the bag, seal and mix again.
6.) Remove the dough and knead for 10 minutes on a piece of wax paper, or counter top with a little flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the surface.
7.) Gather the dough to create a loaf shape and cover with a warm damp towel or cloth for 30 minutes. 
 
8.) Ready to bake! Set the oven to 375 degrees. Place the dough into a greased bread pan and leave in the oven for 25 minutes.
9.) Last but not least, enjoy! 
10.) Remember Lief added some honey butter! Enjoy!
 
Have fun and we hope to see you next week on our next Zoom call... in the meantime, always remember,
 
we're still here,
and we miss you!
 
Irene, Sam & Tatianna

June 1, 2020

Hello families!

Sam here. Several people have expressed interest in finding a way to participate in Nerd Club remotely. I have set up an online platform for us to play Dungeons and Dragons on Roll20.net. We will be able to play from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on either Wednesday or Friday each week. Players from both Henry's group and my group are welcome to join, but we will be continuing from where my group left off (they were preparing to face off against the dragon in the ruins of Thundertree!). I will have to set a limit at 6 players in the game to keep it manageable, so the first six people who can commit will be in the group.

What you will need to play:
  • A computer. I have found that using the interface on a tablet is too cumbersome.
  • Headphones
  • A reliable internet connection (Strong wifi or ethernet cable)
If you are interested, please respond with the weekdays that you are available, and we will get back to you in a group e-mail with all the information to start this week!

Best,
Sam

June 1, 2020

How to draw a simple rose.


May 29, 2020

Hey team,

This week I wanted to do another basketball tutorial on how to learn how to put the basketball through your legs. There you will find some drills and an old video I found of me practicing after a long time away from a basketball!

 

 

Please, send us an video, pictures or feedback if you try any of our activities! 

 

 

Have fun, 

 

and always remember,

 

 

We miss you,

 

and we're still here!

 

 

Irene, Sam & Tatianna

 

 

 


May 28, 2020

Paper Airplanes


May 22, 2020

Crossword Puzzle Part II

Hi team,

I hope you had an amazing week and you are enjoying this beautiful weather we've been having; for this Friday's activity I thought I'd challenge your memory and see if you can remember, "What's on 4/5/6's Cart." Good luck and we hope to see you all on Tuesday! 
Have fun and always remember,
we're still here 
and we miss you, 
Irene, Sam & Tatianna
Download
worksheet (3).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 25.9 KB

May 20, 2020

Revisiting My Rock Collection


May 18, 2020

Show and Tell: Tatianna’s Crystal Collection


May 15, 2020

Hey team,

As promised, I did a "How To," video on the basketball trick you guys have seen me do a bunch of times throughout our time in LEDP. Some friends have already practiced with me a few times, but here's a refresher or maybe a easier way to learn! 

 

 

 

 

Please send pictures or video- we'd love to see it!

 

 

Have fun..

 

and always remember...

 

 

We're still here,

 

and we miss you!

 

 

Irene, Sam & Tatianna

 

 


May 11, 2020

DIY T-Shirt Tote Bag!


May 8, 2020

Marshmallow Paint

Hi Team,

We've had a wide variety of activities thus far, but we haven't shared any fun food ones! Next to, "are we going to the gym today," our second most asked question is, "what is snack?" Although this most definitely would've fallen under the category of a special snack, I imagine all of you would have loved to decorate your very own cookies with Marshmallow Paint. Below find the ingredients and directions on how to make snacking a little more fun! 
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup packed marshmallows (about 12 marshmallows)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • food coloring
Directions:
1.) Place marshmallows in a microwave- safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds (they will puff up, don't be alarmed)
2.) Stir in the water and continue to microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
3.) Stir well to make sure all the marshmallows are melted fully and the consistency is smooth.
4.) Stir in the light corn syrup to desired consistency (i.e. not too thick, but not too runny).
5.) Divide the mixture into separate containers- add desired food coloring to each container.
6.) Paint away and enjoy your yummy creations! 
 
Side note: This may sound a bit silly- but if you are looking for a way to create your own paint, this is a viable option!
Have fun and always remember...
 
We miss you,
we're still here,
Irene, Sam & Tatianna
 
Next Friday Preview: Let's learn some basketball tricks! 
 

May 6, 2020

Sam's Old Rock Collection


May 4, 2020

Happy Monday 4/5/6!

This week we’d like to challenge you all to get organized. We know how much of a challenge it has been to get accustomed to the new normal, so we figured this challenge may help! It’s called a Habit Tracker. Your habit tracker can be for 30 days, 14 days or even 7 days. It’s all about your pace. As you’ll see in the images below, the habit tracker I created has two sides, the “More of This” side and the “Less of a This” side. That’s because we’ll be keeping track of our good habits and not so good habits.

Start by picking 5 habits you’d like to do more and 5 habits you’d like to do less or not at all and write them down. Next, decide how many days you’d like to track these habits for. Then you’ll create your tracker. I chose to keep mine in my journal for easy access but feel free to turn yours into a poster and put it on your wall or even use a dry erase board if you have one.

If this is helpful to you, be sure to let us know. Share pictures, tell us what worked or what didn’t. And remember, we’re all in this together ♥️


May 1, 2020

Hi Team!

Just like most, I miss my routine!  This got me thinking about this years highlights along with what makes our day special in 4 /5/6! I know it's been awhile, but I'm confident that you'll be able to remember what inspired each clue in this weeks Crossword Puzzle! Good luck... and remember
 
We're still here,
we miss you,
Irene, Sam & Tatianna
Download
worksheet.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 25.5 KB

April 29, 2020

Make Your Own Viking Board Game!


April 27, 2020

Quarantine Hunt

Who’s ready for game two? It’s time for the “Quarantine Hunt” 4/5/6! Take as many pictures of the listed items for points. Whoever collects the most points wins. Submit your photos to us in a pdf file or a collage form. It’s very important that you include what your photo is of and how many points it earns! I’m excited to see who will win this challenge! Be safe, be smart and HUNT!


April 24, 2020

Bouncy Bubbles