Spooky Poekie Party 2018

spookyposter3 2018

Spooky Poekie Party
Saturday, October 27th, noon to 5pm.

Spooky House, Mysterious Food, Things to Make Everywhere!
Come to our interactive, hands-on Spooky House and make spooky projects.

We had a great party! it was difficult to take photos in the dark, so here are just a few.

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The witch’s den was dark
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Creepy corners
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Fortune teller, pirate, all making things in the dark!
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Making potions with the witch
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Glow in the dark art
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An apparition visited our house!

Summer 2018 as we do it!

Week Eight – Aug 6-10 House Building Camp Three
In this camp, all the girls were experienced Poekie makers, and young and old created big or small penthouses with elaborate extensions. They cut tons of cardboard and fabric, they traced and glued, sewed and beaded these beautifully artistic houses. And they all went home with a ‘toy’ they love and will play with for a long time to come.


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Week Seven – July 30-Aug 3 Endangered Species Camp Two
Kids in the species camps seem to bond more with each other than in any other camp. It’s as if the spirits of these vulnerable animals deepen their social connections. And such a learning curve in the real world! With beautiful, tangible results that they will enjoy and be proud of for years to come. Yet another perfect summer week!

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White rhino

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Pygmy elephant

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African wild dog

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Hyena

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Saola
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Javan rhino

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Dugong

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Black rhino

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Orangutang
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The gang saving animals. We’re donating $495 to WWF.

Week Six – July 23-27 Drop In Only week

We had a nice quiet week with a bunch of great kids, catching our breath for a moment.


Week Five – July 16-20 House Building Camp Two
Another awesome house building week
Sixteen kids created houses for their Poekie this week. They designed, measured, cut and glued until the house of their dreams became a reality.

 

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Week Four – July 9-13 Poekie Theatre
A Poekie Play week
Five girls spent this week imagining, writing, making and acting. The girls created the story, the set and the Poekies. We rehearsed for days until it was a beautiful play, and everyone became good friends. Again a perfect summer experience! Here is a link to the play: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzZI4IpSkpY

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Week Three – July 2-6 Poekie Scenes
Creating your own world
Eight girls spend this week making their own favorite place. Whether and island or a park, and ice-cream shop or party store, everyone envisioned the details in their chosen world and learned to create a 3D version of it with real materials. A perfect summer experience!

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A fun park
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An island resort
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An ice cream and sandwich shop
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First class in an airplane (these Poekies will be on their way to their beach house and private beach, which their mom already made in earlier classes.)

Week Two – June 25-29 Endangered Species
A week of learning and compassion
Only ten children were so fortunate to learn about an endangered animal of their choice. They made the animal, they wrote and decorated books about them, and the last three days we built their habitats. In the process the kids not only acquired great compassion for all the animals, they also successfully overcame a huge learning-curve in manual dexterity and thinking skills, and they all became good friends with each other. A perfect summer experience!

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Arctic fox
Axolotl
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Giant armadillo
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Northern white rhino
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Sumatran tiger
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Hyacinth macaw
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Polar bear
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Saola
Black-footed ferret
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Tree kangaroo
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Arctic habitat
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Amazing makers!

Week One – June 18-22 House Building
We started this summer with a bang. Sixteen girls were in a housebuilding frenzy. They made some super nice houses!

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We have an 18 second video of the downstairs….
https://youtu.be/-29Sxy6HEOQ

Helping the World

We are busy with several things to help the world:

• All fire evacuees are welcome to drop in any time we’re open. No charge!

• As October is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness, we’re using our antique sewing machine to make pillows for women who have breast cancer. Please come sew one, our machine is safe to use for young and old:

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• We continue to make Poekies for the children of a village in Zambia. So far 24 have been made, 12 have been sent:

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