St. Jude Trike-A-Thon

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Our first ever St. Jude Trike-A-Thon was a success! Children filled the school with bikes and trikes of all sizes. I mean, who wouldn’t love to bring their bike to school? Safety first, as we buckled our helmets and started with our infants and toddler groups kicking or should we say “flintstoning” their way around the playground. A few laps were made the toddlers, but really they were just happy to enjoy some time in the sun!

Our Prek and TK classes rallied around the closed parking lot while listening to some music to motivate them to make those extra laps! Our families cheered them on as they pedaled around our guided track smiling and racing with their friends. It was an eventful day and one to remember because not every day do you get to bring your bike to your preschool! As always, living a kid’s life!

Team Building

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June 27th, 2018

Last night’s company meeting was so #awesome and #productive to say the least! We have some phenomenal teachers at A KID’S LIFE, that are passionate about what we do!

After covering our agenda items, we broke into teams of 3 for our #teambuilding activity...
The Marshmallow Challenge! 
The purpose of the challenge is to build the tallest free standing structure with the marshmallow placed at the top of the tower. Teams are only to use the items supplied; 20 raw spaghetti sticks, a yard of tape, a yard of string and of course the marshmallow! (More details online)

There’s so many moving pieces to successfully building a freestanding marshmallow structure! Everyone has their own strategy, but how we can work together successfully as a team? This activity teaches us work place team work and communication. There’s not always one size fits all or one right answer, especially when working with kids! Everyone brings different ideas and experiences to the table! Use it to your advantage! #teamworkmakesthedreamwork

Thanks @Tedtalk for the experience! If you haven’t seen or participated in The Marshmallow Challenge, be sure to check it out! 

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