mountain lake park

The Marshmallow Ninja Cats took a trip to Mountain Lake Park today.
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Nicky caught sight of some “sap icicles” and he stopped the group to gather around the tree.

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Audrey and Norabelle’s 3rd Law of Motion experiment:
“I was pointing it in the middle but it kept only taking half of me or half of Audrey. We were trying to take a picture of me pushing Audrey over so that we could The camera was focused on us and it was taking only half.”

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During our park trip, we played three games. First, small groups had to design a chain reaction of energy transfers from one kid to another. For instance, Kaia pushed Norabelle down a slide and Norabelle then ran to a Audrey to trigger another event. After this, the kids tried to catch examples of Newton’s Second or Third Law of Motion with the camera.

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For the chain reaction game, Theo was responsible for giving Quinn a light head to head “bonk” so Quinn would know to run up the slide.

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These gentlemen were planning their chain reaction events together!

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On our trip to the park, everyone asked, “Why is Theo collecting cardboard boxes?” They soon learned how important a box is for sliding at Mountain Lake Park.

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The Marshmallow Ninja Cats were obsessed with the approximately twenty-five foot concrete slide!

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Nicky was hanging at least twenty feet above ground and noticing the upside down world.

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Nicky contemplated this triangular sandwich box all day. He even carried it home with him.

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Theo called this area by the lake “the old castle ruins.”

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Quinn gathered some tree sap on his stick. “There was a tree with hanging icicles so I picked some up.”

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On the way home, we played “the silent game” and the kids had to act out a message of some kind. The other bus riders were so shocked at the lack of noise from the group.

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Mean-Faced Ninja Cats.