The weekend means a lot of things at EXPLO: some especially awesome events take place, unique activities are offered, and students get some extra free time to hang out together on campus. And, of course, we have our trips to The Ville! The final Ville trip of the summer consisted of stops at the many stores that Bronxville has to offer from Topps Bakery, Cookies N' Cream, and Häagen-Dazs to the ever-popular CVS and Starbucks.
For the students who opted to join in on the Lawn-a-Palooza weekend activity, their morning consisted of an epic game of volleyball, fun music to jam out to, and relaxing spots to read books or play card games with friends.
The weekend is for taking it easy. Students sip Capri Sun juice boxes and participate in a guided painting session in the Art Room. They relax as the instructor demonstrates step by step how to paint a sunset mountain landscape.
Students compete in an intense game of Jeopardy for house points. The categories? EXPLO History, EXPLO Staff Knowledge, The Olympics, Candy, and Film Series.
Students create DIY tie-dye t-shirts using Sharpies and a rubbing alcohol solution. They draw patterns and spray until the colors soften into a beautiful, blended design of their own creation.
Students venture into the Ville — Bronxville — this weekend as part of their weekend activities. There they buy books, ice cream, Starbucks, candies, and more while hanging out with new and old friends. Some bop from shop to shop while others cozy up in the bookstore to read a newly purchased book.
On weekend mornings at EXPLO, students can choose to participate in one of a number of different activity options. For example: a Spoons Tournament — a fast-paced card game in which students try to avoid being the last to grab a spoon after a player has gotten four cards of a kind. Another option: time in the Art Studio to create DIY Mosaics and other art projects.
Weekends are for having fun! This weekend, students enjoyed the EXPLO Beach Fest, featuring, lawn games, volleyball, and popsicles!
Today, we asked students to rip pages out of books — not as an act of rebellion, but for blackout poetry! Students sharpie out sections of the page to express a different message on the same page and to use as creative writing prompts for students to write entirely new prose.
Another weekend at EXPLO means another opportunity for students to check out the many stores and eateries located in The Ville! Students enjoyed scoping out the town and spending time together as we approach our third and final week of Session One.