Hobbies

New Beginnings: Starting Fresh in 2018

The year 2018 is already underway, and many resolutions individuals have made for starting fresh are in full swing — as many of you with previously existing gym memberships have probably noticed. Though you aren’t required to make or keep resolutions each year (in fact, only 8 percent of people actually stick to their resolutions […]

How to Maintain Sharp Writing Skills

Regardless of whether or not your child wishes to grow up and write the Great American Novel, it’s essential for all students to maintain sharp writing skills throughout the durations of their academic years and into their future careers. Writing is used in a multitude of settings, especially in a world in which email is […]

Fairmont 7th Grader Places 1st in National Fencing Tournament

Historic Anaheim 7th grader William T. began fencing four years ago and has been competing for the past three years at both regional and national competitions across the United States. For two consecutive years, William has qualified to participate in the annual National Championship Fencing Tournament hosted by the United States Fencing Organization. Earlier this month, […]

Summer Craft: Tin Can Wind Chimes

Materials: 6 – 8 Tin Cans (Clean, label-less, and of any size) Spray Paint (A variety of colors) Acrylic Paint (A variety of colors) Paint Brush Hammer Nail Thin Rope Matches or Lighter Scissors Embroidery Hoop or Lamp Shade Frame Spray paint the outsides of each tin can with a different color and let dry. […]

Summer Craft: Grass Heads

Materials: Old tights or stockings Compost or potting soil Grass seed Rubber band Small flower pot Hot glue gun or craft glue Googly eyes, felt, etc. Place two to three tablespoons of grass seed into the toe of a stocking. Add enough compost or potting soil to fill the inside toe and create a ball the […]

Five Summer Crafts for Kids

Looking to entertain and engage your kids over the summer? Break out the arts and crafts supplies and take a tip from Fairmont’s “The Art of Play” Pinterest board! Get crafty this summer with these fun, creative activities! Bird Feeder via The Resourceful Mama God’s Eye via Makes and Takes Rain Sticks  via Happy Hooligans […]