Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Monday, the youth were engaged in learning German basics in the Language Club. This club was taught by Crystal Rossman. They learned the alphabet, numbers, colors, food names, greetings, days of week, seasons, months, introductions, common single phrases such as Guten Morgen (Good Morning), Guten Tag (Good Day), and Guten Abend (Good Night), Ja (Yes), Nein (No), Jawohl (Agreed). Books, a piece of the Berlin wall, flag, money, and dolls were all shared. Each class had the experience of either breakfast, lunch, dinner, or treat foods along with candy from the German culture. Not only did they eat, but they had to make some of the foods, too. These foods included cake, two different kinds of brats and sauerkraut, two different kinds of mustard, Spekulatius (spiced cookies), Kasespatzle (onion/cheese noodles), two different kinds of strudels, Muesli (cereal), pumpernickel bread topped with choice of cheese, tomato, egg, cucumbers, ham, and braunschweiger. They also got to jam to some music and on our last day, we had a guest, Anna Meadows from St. Cloud, mom of Charlott Anderson of Kimball. The youth listened to dialogue, children's songs, asked questions, sang their introduction song to her, and got to enjoy a meal with her. Lastly, the children used what they learned to write on a postcard that has been sent over to Crystal's friend in Germany. They will be receiving a letter back from him in German that they will be able to read!
Tuesday was Volunteer Club at the Heritage house. We once again interacted with the residents by playing Bingo and Bean Bag Toss. The residents always love to see young kids with smiling faces come and visit. There were many laughs and giggles, enjoying each other's company.
Wednesday, the Gaming Club joined at the high school in a Junior Commons area classroom with new friends. The youth worked on teamwork, respect, and sportsmanship, all while having fun playing with some games such as Ping Pong, Sorry, Guitar Hero, and the card game Garbage.
Thursday, the Science Club joined in the FACS room or Junior High Commons area classroom at the high school. We made flubber, blubber, and slime that had all the same ingredients. Why do they all have different names then? After making flubber, we looked at the ingredients for the other two and noticed they had different amounts. We discussed how we thought they would turn out and put our hypothesis to the test! It was some gooey FUN! Some of the other things that we put to a hypothesis test was activities with pop rocks, eggs, index cards and pennies, food coloring and dish soap, jars with water and food coloring, bread and mold, and homemade kool-aid playdoh. For some experiments, we headed outside to keep the mess there!
Our last four weeks of classes for the school year are starting this week that will run until the last week of school:
Monday: Kids in the Garden (Grades 4-8) and Chess Master of KES (Grades K-6)
Tuesday: Rockets (Grades 4-8) and Chess Master of KES (Grades K-6)
Wednesday: Soccer (Grades K-6)
Thursday: Chess Master of KES (Grades K-6)
For full descriptions, or to register online, go to www.kimball.k12.mn.us, and click on Cub Prints. You can also fill out the registration form in the Cubs Print or flyers that were sent home. If you have a club or recreation idea, or special talent that you would like to share with youth, let us know! Call Community Education office at (320) 398-7700, ext. 114, for more information. It is not too late to register.
Watch for the next newspaper article with an update on the youth's pen pal from Germany! Don't miss out on the fun, get a friend and register TODAY!