District Family Night engages students and parents

District Family Night engages students and parents
Posted on 11/11/2016

Harlandale ISD families enjoyed an evening full of learning and fun at the District Family Night held at the Harlandale High School cafeteria on Nov. 9.

As part of the event, students in all grade levels made T-shirt designs, Christmas ornaments, sci-fi slime, stop motion animation films, penned poems and much more.

The district’s curriculum and instruction department was on hand to guide the students and parents through the activities.

Moreover, representatives from the Geekbus, the DoSeum, SA Reads and the McNay Art Museum joined the event to offer creative activities and information about their services.

For Harlandale ISD parent Gina Chavarria, the District Family Night was more than what she expected.

“This was my first time coming to an event like this and I thought it was great because as a parent, I can bond with my daughters while they learn and have fun,” Chavarria said.

Her daughters, Danelly and Giselle Chavarria, enjoyed the sci-fi slime activity the most.

By squeezing four ounces of glue into a glass bowl, mixing in a bottle and a half of warm water, adding food coloring, mixing one teaspoon of Borax in half a cup of water and slowly adding the solution to the glue mixture, the solution was on its way to becoming slime The last step was to stir the borax solution until the slime started to come together.

“It’s amazing how something so simple with materials that you have at home can be so fun and interesting,” Chavarria said.

She made sure to take a recipe for the sci-fi slime home.

“As a parent, it’s important for me that they keep doing these kind of activities and experimenting at home,” she added.


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