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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Alphabets and Scripts

Last session the Neutrons completed an overview of various alphabets and scripts as writing evolved. We took a look at Cave Paintings, Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, Chinese, and Arabic scripts. Neutrons learned a little history and culture surrounding the script, translated phrases, and even wrote their own messages in the various scripts. This session, we […]

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Thank Yous!

The Electrons and Muons continued work on their thank you cards. We talked about who would make good canidates to recieve thank yous and then the kids set to work turning their monoprints from last week into cards. Librarians,firefighters,police officers,moms,friends,and music teachers will be some of the recipients.

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Electron/Muon Studio

This week the kids used plastic bags,acrylic paint,and card stock to make monoprints that will be turned into thank you cards for various members of our communities. We first cut plastic bags into squares and taped them to our work surfaces.Next we applied acrylic paint to the bags with foam brushes or large paint brushes.We […]

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Tough Guys (have feelings too)

After reading the book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley, the quarks discussed what a superhero is and how it’s normal to get upset and even cry at times (everyone does). This discussion catapulted us into the start of creating superhero masks out of paper mache. The quarks worked together to take turns […]

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Owl Pellets

In Electron Science we began a mini-unit on food chains by dissecting an owl pellet. By looking at charts of owl food chains and the bones of their prey, we were able to classify some of the found bones. The electrons also recorded their findings through sketches and writing down the answers to questions about […]

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Food Drive Progress

Thank you to our neighbors who filled up my daughter’s grocery bags with dontations for our food drive! The Cornerstone Community Outreach will have that much more food to hand out to families in need!

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Winter Trees

The Quarks continued work on their art books. They finished up a birch tree water color from the week before. They also created an envelope/book page for their paintings. The kids used water color pencils and ball point pens to decorate their envelope. Since we will be making mixed media self portraits,I brought in a […]

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Quark Studio

This session the Quarks will be making art books out of large manilla envelopes. We will decorate envelopes and create art work to put inside. We will punch holes in the envelopes and bind our “pages” together with binder rings. This week the kids decorated their first page using mixed media techniques and incorporating their […]

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“Alice’s Aventures in Wonderland”by Lewis Carroll

PLOT SUMMARY Alice had a dream that she saw a white rabbit that went down a hole.She followed that rabbit down the hole and ended up in this amazing adventure. GENRE An adventure book. RATING 5 stars I liked that it was just a dream and that it was a really good adventure. REVIEW BY […]

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Stained Glass

Last time in Neutron/Electron Art we looked at images from a book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.We talked about his use of simple lines that made a big impact.   The kids then split into two groups to try out their own versions of stained glass.One group used tissue paper,clear contact paper and […]

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