Sprout Camp!!!

It has been a wonderful couple of days at Sprout Camp on the St. Matthias Campus.  We are loving all the seasoned Sprouters and all of our new Sprout kiddos that have joined us for this week!  Yesterday, we began our day in teams of two with an indoor (so yucky and wet outside) scavenger hunt.  Each team looked for riddles, solved them, the re-hid the clues for the next group.  The first team to solve all 7 puzzles was the winner!  🙂 Sprout bragging rights!

Then we made ice cream in a bag!  It was cold, messy and delicious!!!!

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Sir Isaac Newton has taught us that what goes up must come down and with every action there is an equal and opposite reaction! Those statements were tested today with the interactions of vinegar and baking soda acting together to create pressure inside of a bottle causing the bottle (or cork) to push it’s way up in the air and gravity pulling it back down!  What fun we had today.

Then some of the kids made their own crazy volcanic explosions too!!!



Spring Sprout Session starts on Monday

We are excited to start our spring session on Monday. Mon, Wed, and Thurs have a few spaces open. Sproutgifted.org/admissions.

Student requests for this session:paper airplane challenges

Periodic table exploration


Map making

Sign language


Stained glass

And Sprouts Got Talent!

Inspirational Quotes

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Where do you find your inspiration?  Words are a very powerful tool.  We look to leaders in our world to help us think, motivate, and inspire us!  Our Sprout kiddos choose their own inspirations and some even wrote their own words of wisdom!!!



These Sprout kiddos got really creative in their structural designs. Many focused on creating an indoor space for animals while others were inspired by Star Wars. We even have an idea for a cork museum.



After looking at Chicago based architects and their styles. Then exploring unusual structures, the Sprout Kids designed their own spaces and built mini-models with recyclable materials.