Monthly Archives: May 2014

Piggies, Kites, and Art

Quarks Writers Workshop Quarks WW focused on emphasis and story-telling with elephant and piggie books. We went through several books discussing how caps = loud, italics = emphasis, small = quiet, etc while they helped me choose the correct tone to take with the word bubbles. The kids then chose a word to write in […]

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Butterflies, a Tree, the Sphinx, and Puppets

Quarks Writer’s Workshop For Quarks WW we read, “Not Your Typical Dragon” and discussed the uniqueness of us an individuals and how we bring different qualities to the group. We stamped our hands on friendship tree-shirts to make a collective image. Everyone also designed their own puzzle piece (cut out of a large poster board) […]

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Skyscrapers and Impromptu

Electron and Muon Writer’s Workshop In electron and muon writer’s workshop on Thursday, we continued our discussion of point of view with a close reading and discussion of Carl Sandburg’s poem entitled, “Skyscraper”. In this poem, he personifies the building by considering its point of view. To Sandburg, the skyscraper “has a soul” because of […]

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Tangrams and Bingo

Quarks Math Games We started out with 10 sticks each. We found out what “makes 10” by dividing the sticks into two piles and counting them. We then played a form of Bingo-with pennies shaken up in egg cartons with numbered spaces. After that we dove into tanagrams. To wrap up, we each used tape […]

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