May Events

Welcome to May! 

First, to recap April, we had a great month of learning how to garden. Students were able to develop garden plans, create resurrection gardens, hear from an environmental scientist, and plant Marigold flowers and tomatoes at Mt. Olive UMC to grow at home. It was a lot of fun and a great way to kick off Spring! This month, we will dive into what it means to be a Creative with special emphasis on creating filmed projects. But first, we will start out with Field Day! The following two meetings will be Club Day and a GBCH Film Festival.

Finally, you can RSVP this Friday for the annual Mom to Mom coming up on June 12th. Like in previous year’s we will have a State of GBCH/GPCH where we discuss the wins for this year and outlook for the future, we will announce leadership changes, and as a group, start putting plans in place for a dynamic 2021-22 school year. Don’t miss it!!! 

Be blessed,
Ja’Near Garrus
Field Day | May 10
May 10th, 2021 | 1 pm- 2:30 pm

To kick off May Activities, we invite families to join us at West Towson Neighborhood Park for friendly games and a picnic lunch. We will enjoy time outdoors and have a few competitive activities for students to participate in.

Please bring:
Picnic blanket
Bagged lunch or snacks for your family
Water
Face masks
Outdoor or equipment that you would like to share
Sun protection
Club Day | May 17
Start time: 1 pm
Centuries Club: Students will learn about impactful African American filmmakers.

Makers Club: Students will create wire armatures for claymation projects

What is needed:
Paper and pencil
Roll of Foil paper
Modeling clay (Any colors desired to create a character)Optional: Bendable wire and cutting tool
GBCH Film Festival | May 24
Start time: 1 pm
Students, come prepared to show your creative Animation or Film projects to the GBCH Student Community!

Criteria:
Videos must be no longer than 1.5 minutes
Each film must have a Title
Must be subject matter appropriate for K-8th grade students
Show creativity

Parents, please let students take charge of their creative process!

To prepare for a smooth transition between presenters, please upload student projects as an unlisted video to YouTube and email a link of their project to homeschoolersgbc@gmail.com. Please include student(s) name and project title in the email. Bring popcorn!

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