November In Review:
It's been quite eventful here at MAP for the month of November. We started off the month building a variety of awesome homes such as igloos and cabins with Eric during his "outdoor living" project week. During one of our half-days, we had a Ninja Warriors Day, with obstacle courses on the playground and other strategic games like the MAPsterpiece Heist, where kids had to go through lasers in order to retrieve a masterpiece. During Katelyn's "Kid's Favorites Week", kids had the opportunity to make decorative slime and Fornite magnets. Many of us were excited for the Thanksgiving season and what better way to celebrate than to create cornucopias and turkey centerpieces with Maddie during her Thanksgiving project week. During the early-release day before Thanksgiving, we themed it
Home Sweet Home and the kids made decorations and desserts to share with their families.
We ended November with Kurt's "Winter Wonderland Week" creating whimsical wooden snowmen and kids also donated their time to help create an oversized candy cane, tootsie roll, and lollipop for this year's Angel Run decorations.
Continuations of Clubs:
Mondays: In Desiree's "Make It, Bake It" club, the kids are continuing to create things designed to go into the oven. This includes making sculpy erasers, melting pony beads into beautiful "stained-glass" ornaments, and shrinky dinks.
Tuesdays: In Eric's "Stranger Things" club, the kids continued the spookiness of October by talking about the origins of Halloween. They also had a small scavenger hunt in order to find Will from the actual "Stranger Things" TV show.
Wednesdays: In Maddie's "Movie" club, the kids continued to make awesome movie trailers and short films. They've also been writing scripts and learning about what it takes to direct and film movies.
Thursdays: In Tom's "Football League" club, the kids continued to play football related games, including a small round of football on the field. Tom also brought in some of his own football board games, like "1st & Goal" to show the kids more about football from a different perspective.
Fridays: In Kurt's "Community Crusaders" club, the kids continued to think of ways to give back by creating a story chair for Susan Jarboe's 2nd grade class and painting some old lockers in the Dale school with chalkboard paint in order to simulate MAP's own positive quote doors.
New Clubs Starting:
Our third round of clubs will begin after December break. As of now, Katelyn will be running an
Out of This World Club on Tuesday, Tom will be running his
Dungeon & Dragons Club on Wednesdays. Leah will be running an undecided club on Mondays and Desiree is also undecided for a Thursday club. This is a perfect time for your kids to put in a request for a club that would interest them. We are always open to ideas.
MAP @ the Pfaff will be selling some great MAP-made gift items at the Holiday Stroll this coming Friday (Dec 7th) . We will be donating part of the proceeds to the Medfield Food Cupboard and purchasing something for the program. Our MAP craft table is located in the periodical room in the public library. We hope you have time to stop in. There will also be crafts to make and take.
Polar Express Performance-
For several years your kids have enjoyed MAP's traditional version of the Polar Express, performed by their former MAP teachers. MAP @ the Pfaff created our own tradition in which the Pfaff kids perform the Polar Express for the MAPsters at the K-1 site. It's a magical event full of music, dancing and hot chocolate. This event will take place on Thursday, December 20th. Hopefully, your child will be involved. Feel free to join us for a MAPtastical journey.
Winter is here!!!
As the cold and snow moves in, we like to take advantage of a great opportunity to play and build snow forts. Please encourage your child to come equipped with snow gear.
MAP's Snow Day Policy:
When the Medfield Public Schools are closed, MAP cannot provide care, and will be CLOSED.