The holidays tend to be a very overwhelming and stressful time, especially if you’re low on cash and ideas for gifts. This board displays ideas for affordable gifts for friends and family, whether for an individual gift or enough for the whole group. So skip the stress this holiday season and check out this board!
To bring awareness to our environment, I decided to put up a bulletin board about deforestation. There are many facts written about deforestation including the causes, effects, and prevention. I chose the title from The Lorax by Dr. Suess because that book is a great example of what happens if we take our world for granted.
I really wanted my Thanksgiving door dec to be a reminder to the residents of what they are thankful for. I made the turkey out of a hand-print and construction paper, similar to how we made them in elementary school. When residents look at it, my goal is for them to keep in mind and reflect on what Thanksgiving is all about.
Matt and I put up a new bulletin board in the lobby as a friendly reminder to the residents keep their eating habits in mind, especially now the colder months are coming. Many times students don’t think about empty or liquid calories, as well as portion sizes. It’s important to be conscientious of what we eat for our overall health and well-being. So check out this new board for the dos and don’ts of eating healthy!
Last Friday, Melcher Hall had its FNC at the Pioneer Activity Center in the pool. Students across campus competed against each other to try and sink their opponent’s canoe by throwing water into it. We had tons of fun, and it was also a great reminder to stay healthy and active, especially in the colder months.
Toward the end of Halloweek, Watson and I made awesome Harry Potter inspired wands out of chopsticks, hot glue, marbles, and paint. It was a super cool experience to make the wands and also talk to other students, where we found out two of them are from Germany. We talked about wand-making, different cultures, and overall had a great time!
On Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which is November 1st, residents learned about the Mexican holiday and decorated their very own sugar skulls with frosting and sprinkles. Sugar skulls are a traditional treat for the holiday in honor of loved ones who have passed. It was a lot of fun to learn about different cultures while decorating.