by Samantha Smith
February 28, 2011
SVCA students, grades K-5, were invited to attend Discovery Days at Neosho Heights on February 21st. Discovery Days is a day for students to learn about a range of different topics. This year students were able to attend sessions and receive tips for basketball, cheerleading, dance and twirling, chess, and kick boxing. LBC Ambulance Service took time to inform students about the procedures and equipment that is used in an ambulance. Students were also able to tour the ambulance and hear the sirens. LBC Soil Conservation taught students about the importance of farmers. They also learned about the different soil layers and were able to make an edible model! At different sessions students learned about the art of quilling, how to make a Japanese Koi Kite, how to make snacks that are healthy, and also how to take care of their pets. Students that attended the session, Cowboy Up learned how to rope. KKOW Radio attended at taught students about broadcasting. Other sessions included, Fly Fishing, Indian Tribe, Cookie Decorating, Play Dough Fun, Old Time Games, Hot Hair, Big Equipment, Germ Busters, and Mad Scientist. The KBI was also there to talk with students. At the session, Composite Critters, students learned about making a worm farm and were able to take a worm home!
Listed below are responses from students when asked about their favorite part of Discovery Days.
“I liked Snakes because we got to hold them and pet them and they’re so cool I just want to keep a thousand of them!” -Brock
“I liked pet care because they taught you how to take care of animals and how to be a vet.” -Calli
“Quilling was my favorite. It’s cool because you get to fold paper and make stuff. I made my daddy a “birthday card.” -Samantha
“I liked Snakes. I learned quite a bit and learned which ones are venomous and which ones are not. I also learned a cool poem about milk snakes and got to hold them.” -Derrick
“Roping was my favorite. They shot a toy bull out of a launcher and I got to rope it.” -Jeremy
“My favorite was Composite Critters. You got to know about worms and what they don’t like. I got to take a worm home. I named it Princess.” -Maya
“I liked Mad Scientist. They showed us experiments like the “M” on M&M’s is actually a sticker and will float if you put it in water. Taco sauce with clean a penny.” -Andy
“I liked Chess because it takes strategy.” -Carter
“I liked Cowboy Up and Chess and Snakes. I got to hold the snakes! There was one big one and three little ones. I got to hold the big one three times!” -Braden
“My favorite was basketball because we got to shoot hoops.” -Dakota
“Snakes were my favorite. They had scales on them. I got to hold them. I don’t like snakes all that much but I like them kinda.” -Jesse
“I liked twirling because it was awesome and I liked the cookies.” -Cora
“Hot Hair was awesome. They had a disco ball and lots of sparkles. They put my hair in pig tails, covered it in sparkles, put pink in it and made it really puffy.” -Alexis
SVCA would like to thank Neosho Heights, all of the presenters, and everyone involved in making Discovery Days possible. The students really enjoyed it and look forward to doing it again!