Monthly Archives: October 2011

Skeleton Art

In the spirit of today’s Halloween party the quarks read a few Halloween books, Room on the Broom and The Sleepless Little vampire. After reading and discussing the books/pictures and Halloween, the Quarks then made skeletons from Q-Tips. They were provided a skeleton head and pelvis. Then they were able to glue their own bones […]

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This Might Get Loud

Today’s Studio Workshop session was led by a local graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts, with a degree in jazz performance. The children were introduced to various musical concepts pertaining to beats, measures, tempo, and rhythm and were invited to take part in the production while practicing some of the fundamental mechanics of […]

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Quick Chess

Surprisingly, all of the kids in Electrons Math Games wanted to play chess today.  Because we had a large group, we split into two teams and used Quick Chess to play a shortened game on a larger floor board.  It was a lot of fun but there were some excellent questions raised as to whether […]

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Freedom In Abstract Art

Today in Electrons art we worked again enjoying the freedom of abstract art – just enjoying colors!  Our focus was on shades (color + black) and tints (color + white).  You may want to ask your Electron what a yellow shade looks like.  We created 6 color fields using tape.  This allowed us not to […]

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