Mentor Brook Turner reading aloud with her children
This past week Energy Express children celebrated “friends.” Energy Express allows children to make new friendships and build on existing ones. This week the children were hard at work learning about friends and the meaning of friendship.
Activities for the week included reading, writing, art, drama and recreational activities. Some of the books used in the past week included “Rumplestiltskin,” “Tacky the Penguin,” “Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch,” “Bill and Pete,” “The Extraordinary Egg,” and the two take home books. The past weeks take home book for younger children was “Chester’s Way” by Kevin Henkes and the older children’s book was “Mouse and the Motorcycle” by Beverly Cleary.
Mentor Lindsey Holliday reading allowed with children
Some additional activities for the week included making mice out of socks, creating friendship bracelets and friendship chains, writing short stories, and working on dialogue journals. The students also did several plays based on books that they had read during the week. We had several volunteers during the past week.
Some of the volunteers were Jonathan Taylor, Zaylah Taylor, Mikayla Toney, Alexis Williams, Casey Hall, Laura Webb as well as many others. Last week’s volunteers served over 160 hours for Energy Express!
Volunteer Johnathan Taylor reads with Lainee Mace
We have several upoming events for AmeriCorps Energy Express. The first is our community service project which will be held this Saturday July 14th at 3pm. The community service project “Corn Hole for Cans” will be held at the Wayne Underwood Field in Grantsville. Admission for the corn hole tournament will be three canned food items. We will also be selling concessions. The concessions can be purchased with canned food items. All donations from Saturday’s event will benefit the Calhoun County community. The winner of the tournament will also receive a set of corn hole boards. If you are interested in participating please contact Jacob McCumbers at 304-377-0455.
In addition to this community service project the children are also doing a project for Shriners Hospital. The children are collecting pop tabs which will be donated to help pay for medical expenses. If you would like to donate pop tabs please bring them by the Calhoun Middle High School Monday through Friday 8am to noon.
Our annual open house will be held on Wednesday July 18th at 10am. Family members and community members are encouraged to attend. Immediately following the open house those in attendance will have the opportunity to visit classrooms and see what the children have been busy working on. Lunch will also be served at a price of $3.75 for those who would like to experience a family style meal at Energy Express.
If you would like to volunteer or have any questions regarding our upcoming events please contact Jacob McCumbers or Leslie Garrett at 304-354-6148 ext 12. Or stop by Monday through Friday 8:00 am to noon. This week’s theme is “homeplace.”