The theme for this past week was space week, and my group was responsible for creating a science related activity. We made signs with all the different planets and were going to demonstrate the spacing between the planets when the tutors were reminded of the sad fact that Pluto was no longer a planet. There were a lot more kids who showed up this week than before and many of them were new which is very exciting! It was my first time meeting the four Lee sisters: Akeira, Amirra, Ajala and Ayana: they were all so lively and adorable. The planned activity didn’t actually happen because the kids were having a lot more fun painting. It was really interesting seeing everyone's unique style of painting; some of them meticulously painted defined lines and shapes while others abstractly splashed colors around. After painting, most of the kids went outside and played tag and other games. Aiki caught two butterflies and released them in the studio. Madison and Janaya taught the tutors dance moves while Edna watered some plants. All in all, it was a great time, and everyone really enjoyed the day.
Smrithi Mani, Tutor