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Yearly Archives: 2012

Dots, Pumpkins, Por Favor, & Gracias

Art class this week was a spooky treat. The Protons made tissue ghosts while listening to music and reading Halloween themed stories. Further exploration of the previous colors red and yellow were hand mixed by the protons in ziploc bags to make orange. Protons narrated their bag paintings: Jillian made a ‘tornado’ and Ashanti drew […]

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Pom Poms, Zig Zags & Lava Lamps

Today in Protons Art, we explored the last of our primary colors; Yellow! Thank you Protons for bringing in objects and wearing the primary colors the last few weeks! Jillian brought a book about Yellow Umbrellas that we read while manipulating clay. The protons were introduced to Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting and were […]

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Mr. Nobody, Circus Skills & The Invisible Ink

Today the Protons explored the primary color blue! After reading “What Color is Your World?”, the chiclren created an oceanic collage out of a variety of blue materials for our mermaid puppet. The children too part in a sensory filled project involving lots of shaving cream, a spattering of food coloring, and a little bit […]

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Digital, Analog, Comic Books, & Espanol

Today was filled with an unusual amount of silliness and play, making it “one of those days” that brings out the creative in everyone and turns those sometimes morning frowns into smiles in the blink of an eye. We had fun learning about “us”. Taking pillow cases, the kids drew outlines of their bodies. This […]

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Puppets, Play Money & Pastels

Today in Protons Art, the children started their creative thinking process by working with clay, crafting various shapes and configurations which provided for a nice discussion on a variety of imaginative topics. After much giggling, the children gathered around for a discussion on the primary color “Red”. Many of the children shared their insights on […]

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Thermal Conductivity: How to Boil Water in a Paper Cup

So, we thought we would utilize one of the basic inventions of humankind for this experiment.  Fire!  That said, be sure to have some handy dandy adult supervision available when attempting this experiment.  We started by discussing paper, and specifically the temperature at which it burns.  After a quick web search, we determined that temperature […]

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“Magic Puppy: A Forest Charm” by Sue Bentley

PLOT SUMMARY This book is about a magic wolf named Storm who disguised himself as a West Highland Terrier puppy.  He disguised himself as a puppy because his enemies knew what he looked like and where he was, so he sparked magic golden flying stars around himself to disguise his appearance.  There were a group […]

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“The Buddy Files: The Case of the Fire Alarm” by Dori Butler

PLOT SUMMARY This story was about a dog named Buddy, who works at a school.  Buddy used to do detective work, but gave it up and became a dog who tries to be a therapy dog.  He couldn’t stand staying away from detective work for long, so he decided to go back to it.  One […]

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“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl

PLOT SUMMARY Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a book about a young boy named Charlie, who lives in a little cottage by the city. He has 4 grandparents: Grandpa Joe, Grandma Josephine, Grandpa George and Grandma Georgina. He has a very poor family, so most of the time he has bread and margarine for […]

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“Ghost in the Machine: Ryan’s Journal” by Patrick Carman

PLOT SUMMARY The book centers around the main character, Ryan, a sixteen-year-old who has thought he has been seeing things. The book’s beginning was very odd. It starts Sunday, September 19th, after midnight. It’s written in the style of a journal, with handwritten text and ach entry contains the date and time. The story starts […]

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