Kids' Korner at Macdonough School

A Before and After School Program of the Northern Middlesex Y

Math n’ Munch: Math is Sweeeeet. October 25, 2013

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MATH n’ MUNCH: AB Patterns and Irresistible Indian Corn!

On our latest Math Monday, the Kindergarten and 1st graders learned about AB Patterns.  We started the activity by making AB Pattern Place-mats to use for reference during the activity.

Then, using pretzel flips crackers as the corn shape, we covered one side of each pretzel flip cracker with a layer of chocolate frosting. Then we constructed AB patterns using Mini M&Ms as the kernels.

The Indian Corn husks were made using Fruit by the Foot, torn to look like leaves.

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Halloween Carnival at the YMCA! October 21, 2013

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This Thursday, the YMCA Kids’ Korner Carnival will be held at the YMCA (99 Union St).

Wear a costume.  Play some fun games.  Win some cool prizes.

The fun starts at 6:30 p.m.

You'll have more fun than these two...

Be there or be squ—…these two!


Oddfellows Circus Club!

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Every Monday in October and November, we are lucky enough to have Miss Heidi visit us from Oddfellows for Circus Skills Club.

We are learning a variety of Circus skills;  Hula Hooping, Juggling, Devil Sticks, and Diablos.  It is all very exciting!



Froggy….and a Funny Face!

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Chromatography Critters

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On our Wacky Tacky Fun Friday we made some little critters using

Color Chromatography.

First we colored the end of a paper towel black to see what would happen if we soaked it in water.  This was the result:


Next we used water-based markers on a coffee filter; making dots of different colors.  Then we used pipettes to drop water on each color.  The paper filtered out the colors while it absorbed the water resulting in the separation of the colors into their base colors.  This made our filters appear tie dyed.

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When we were finished separating colors, we took home the materials to turn our Chromatography experiment into a

Chromatography Critter!

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More KidzLit Fun with Miss Morello!

Filed under: Site Happenings — KK @ MacD @ 8:23 pm

This past Thursday, Miss Morello shared a few Literary Fall-Time Favorites.  Following the stories, the children went outside with Miss Morello for a traditional Fall-Time Fun-Time: Making a Leaf-Scarecrow.

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The completed Scarecrow was affectionately named Bob and posed for several wacky pictures (all of which are not featured here…but here are a select few gems).

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Later, we found Bob inside the school re-enacting his favorite Beyonce video because his head fell off…”Uh oh oh, Uh oh oh oh oh.”



Fun Friday: Incredibly Italian

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In celebration of Columbus Day (and the amazing day off from school) we celebrated FUN FRIDAY by  being “Incredibly Italian.”

The Dress Up Theme was Green, White, and Red (like the Flag of Italy) and the CATCH Nutrition Activity was Petite Pita Pizzas!  Check out the fun in the pictures below:

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Next Fun Friday is “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” with a Baseball Dress Up Theme.  Wear gear for your favorite baseball team or your own uniform.  We will be making Baseball Ritz and Cream Cheese Snackers.