When you think of a Super Bowl Party, do you think of people in jerseys, watching a football game while eating chips and guacamole? Well, this is common. But, Mansion Ave’s Superbowl Party was much more rare.
At the beginning of the party, we were split into groups based on grade. The 6 and 5th grade group played the Super Bowl first. The game was 20 minutes, and the other team won. By 21 points. And we scored nothing.
For the second activity, my group went to the computer lab and made paper footballs. We then played the game, which I also lost. (I might just be bad at football.) Anyway, you could also make your own cheerleader pom-poms with green and gold.
Lastly, we went to the library to find the tables neatly decorated. We picked seats, ate some food, and watched the Super Bowl from 2018. The food included hot dogs, brownies, chips, Oreos, and water bottles. We also got to write our names on a slip of paper and put it in a bucket to try to win a Ram’s helmet cutout, or a Patriot’s helmet cutout.
All in all, the school Super Bowl Party was loads of fun, only at the cost of 50 paws! So, maybe you’ll want to do it next year. In conclusion, you are awesome!!
Are you wondering what kids do at fun activities at school? Well, I am going to tell you about one activity we do at school.
You can get into the Winter Craft by just turning in paws that you earn. You earn paws by being nice to others and following the R.O.A.R expectations at school. You would need 30 paws to buy the pass. I could tell you that I do not regret buying my pass.
In it you can sit wherever you want. I sat next to my best friends. You can make two crafts. One was a Snowman mason jar craft. You got fake snow, and the jar and put glue on the jar and roll the mason jar in the fake snow. Then we made eyes and a carrot nose on the snowman jar. You can pick different buttons for the eyes. A staff member would hot glue the googly eyes and carrot nose.
But when we were done, we got to make another project. It was a cute beach themed gingerbread cookie. The decorations were all stickers so everyone could make it without a staff member. So there were little cute stickers that you could put on the gingerbread man like glasses or a shirt. Also, some sunglasses and different hair with a bow if you wanted.
That is what kids can do. If you turn in your paws, you can get some fun activities! So next time you see a fun activity, make sure you get the pass! I know you will not regret it!
The Pajama Program
By Ava C.
Many Children go to sleep every night will no pajamas, how can we help?
Every January, Mansion Avenue School and Haviland Avenue School take part in the Pajama Program. This Program asks students to donate unused pajamas to children who don’t have any.
Outside the main office there’s a box where you can put the pajamas in. All the pajamas must be new and have tags on them. At the end of the pajama program, staff members bring the pajamas to needy children.
This is a great opportunity for us to put ourselves in someone else's shoes and think about what it’s like to not even have pajamas. Many children often forget how lucky they are. This pajama drive helps us to realize how lucky we are, but it also helps us to think about how we can help others.
For the first time, we are holding a competition between Haviland and Mansion. Who can donate more? Outside the main office there’s a graph where the numbers of pajama’s are. As of now it is a heated battle.
So, this weeked if you go shopping, buy some pajamas and donate them to the pajama drive! We hope that we can help many needy families to feel cozy and warm this winter.
Earlier this January, the 6th graders embarked on a journey to space. Actually, it was just the Jean Edelman Planetarium in Rowan University.
Two of the shows that they may or may not have seen are “Perfect Little Planet” and “The Star Gazer”. These are both recommended for grades 3rd-6th. Perfect Little Planet is all about finding the perfect vacation spot in space. You travel through all the planets while learning about them and trying to find the best spot to vacation.
The Planetarium teaches students K-12 all about space and the universe. Families can visit whenever, as long as the planetarium is open. They have an outlet for creative expression, a “dome theater” with videos, and classrooms for extra learning. The planetarium is about 14 years old.
The Field Trip
When the six graders went into the dome, the announcer taught them some of the constellations. Then, a show played called “The Stars of the Pharaohs.” It was all about how the ancient egyptians had different constellations and points of view about space. If you would like to see this show, or shows like it, just ask your parents to take you! In conclusion, you are awesome!
Band and Choir is a wonderful experience for students at Mansion Avenue School. Everyone who is in either or both activities gets to have fun and you even gets to perform with orchestras.
Band is an amazing experience for all students and me. Mrs. Moore, the band teacher says, “I hope all of my students enjoy being in the band. I loved being in band when I was in school. That's why I wanted to be a band director.” Also she says some very kind words to the band, “I have some wonderful Beginning Band students this year. I see a lot of potential in the Beginning Band AND the Advanced Band.”
Choir is also one of my favorite school activities. Mr. Ellinwood, the choir director says, “I think the students are enjoying choir a lot this year! They are enjoying the music and are always working hard when they come to rehearsals! I think students are also looking forward to our upcoming events!” He also says some nice words about the band, “I am so proud of the hard work the students have done so far in choir! Students are doing well with their repertoire, and showing improvement each week.”
Now you know all about the teacher’s words of wisdom and some upcoming events. If you are in band or choir… or even both… great job and keep up the great work!!!
ATTENTION STUDENTS! If you are a student who is musically talented and you play bass guitar, guitar, drums, keyboard, etc. Go check the School Of Rock! School Of Rock was originally a movie starring Jack Black, but this School Of Rock is for real guitar playing. It was originally thought up by Paul Green who created the school of rock
The School Of Rock is actually a chain. The closest one to here is in cherry hill.The way it works is that you would have a one-hour private lesson and then a three-hour group session.
If you're nervous that you won't be as good as the other kids then don't worry. They have a beginners program called rock 101. Then maybe a year or a couple months you graduate from the performance program.rock 101 works on two or three songs that the performance hasn't done from the musical project. Some projects may include The Golden Age Of The Rolling Stones, The Godfathers Of Punk Rock and Ozzy Osbourne v.s Iron Maiden.now everyone doesn't do the same show. You have usually two choices such as The Cream Of Clapton and Pink Floyd. You would sign up for one of these and then practice songs from that band or genre.
One of the most fun things about the school of rock is performances. Workers at the school will book gigs and shows at coffee shops, festivals,etc.this is supposed to teach future rock stars how to book gigs and set up equipment.
The school of rock is definitely something to look into if you have some kind of musical talent or you want to take up an instrument. If you want to try it out but don't want to spend much money, if you call 856-672-5248 you can get a free trial lesson.
The School Of Rock has an All-Star program where you play at a bunch of shows around the state. Here's a link to the school of rock summer fest:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut244gLWvdM.
So yes I think the school of rock is a good program to get in because it gives kids experiences that they usually can't get at that age. The question now is, are you gonna make the call to fill your soul with rock and roll?
By: L. C.
On June 2, 2017 we had our annual Fun Fair on our school black top. There was games, food and even a dunk tank. When the final bell rang, I walked out the classroom and ran to the cafeteria to put my backpack down. We went out the door and we ran to get our hot dogs, cotton candy, water ice and more. We played games and also 6th graders were able to go in the dunk tank. The 6th graders were R. Y. , T. G., and B. C. The Fun Fair was really fun and the should totally do it next year!
The ArcaBoard is the world's first electric commercial hoverboard that doesn't roll on two wheels. The ArcaBoard is an actual board that hovers off the ground. Besides its looks you wouldn't need a pilot licences to fly the hovercraft. The ArcaBoard uses 36 electric fans but sadly only runs for six minutes. The ArcaBboard is for sale and cost $14,900.
“With the stabilization system turned on you will find riding on the ArcaBoard a very smooth experience. All you have to do is balance yourself and the board will provide a smooth stabilized experience. With the stabilization system turned off you will find it as easy as learning to ride on your first bicycle. It takes an estimated 20 minutes of flight to become comfortable with the motion of flying in the air. Your body movements will allow you to completely control the performance of the board that will leave your audience speechless,” says the Arca company.
As the writer, I suggest you go onto the internet and look into this because of how interesting it is and how revolutionary it is as well. In conclusion, this is the invention that will change the course of history!
When you're in fifth grade next year or even in two years and if you're deciding on joining Minibridge, then this might persuade you to do it. First, you get to do fun activities in groups. Second, at the last Minibridge before winter break, and the very last Minibridge, you get to have snacks.
Another reason is that you do trust activities with your groups. For example, this year in Minibridge we made boats out of tape and straws and we got to see how many pennies fit until it sunk. Also, in the beginning of every session you get to play a game. This year it was octopus tag. Lastly, when you finish your questions you get to do a roleplay.
If you don’t want to stay after school for an hour and fifteen minutes then this is not your thing. It’s still okay if you don’t but I still suggest that you should join. I hope you join because if you don’t, you’ll be missing out!
Assemblies, Awards, Dances, Ceremonies and amazing students we always have something to celebrate at Mansion.