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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Hermelin

Last week we read a book call Hermelin about a little mouse detective who is able to help all the humans on his street find their lost items. Afterwards we did a little detective work ourselves. I gave the kids paper bags with a secret item inside. Each kid wrote adjectives describing what was in […]

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Colored Milk

This week I read A Bad Case of The Stripes. Camilla Cream goes through quite an ordeal with her skin turning all sorts of colors and her body taking on many different shapes before she realizes all she needs to do is be herself. Next we made our own color patterns in milk. We used […]

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Worms

This week the Quarks and Neutrons made a worm bin. We started of the class by reading a book about outdoor composting. After the book we talked about a way to compost indoors. Vermicomposting or composting with worms. Then we headed upstairs to the kitchen where we got to work making a nice home for […]

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Voice

In today’s session, we focused on the idea of the “voice” of a writer. It is one of many techniques a writer incorporates into their pieces and is uniquely their own, just as someone’s speaking voice is unique to them. Attitude, tone, and personal style are part of a writer’s voice. Attitude is how you […]

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Helium Balloon Gets Arrested

The Muons read a few of their scripts aloud in a brainstorming session. Roles were assigned and the kids focused on character development and improvisational technique for two renditions of their original theatrical piece “Helium Balloon Gets Arrested”. They used the last portion of the class to create the beginnings of a musical piece centered […]

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Ike

This week in Studio with the Neutrons we read Dear Mrs. LaRue a story about a dog named Ike. Ike is sent to obedience school by his owner Mrs. LaRue. He sends Mrs. LaRue a series of letters updating her on his status at school.We could see by the images that his description may have […]

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Mr. Woodman

Last week the Neutrons and I read The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison. We tracked Mr. Woodman’s journey on a U.S. map. After the story we mad our own personal maps. We first drew ourselves and then our houses and our city and then our states and finally our countries.

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Balloon Farm

The Muon’s engaged in a writing exercise after hearing the story “Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm”, by Jerdine Nolan. He had his special way of growing balloons, like stalks of corn, and we found out how. His young protege, now an adult, grows hers like beets in the ground…only she does not tell us her secret […]

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DaVinci

We studied Leonardo Da Vinci. First, we studied one of the best-known paintings in the world. We searched the art room to see if their was a copy….We studied the Mona Lisa! We learned that this painting took Da Vinci three years to paint. When Da Vinci was originally approached, Mona Lisa’s husband, Francesco, didn’t […]

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Fiber

For the past couple weeks we have been a busy group: Fiber has been the theme…. Using Alpaca Fiber the group has made apple decorations by winding yarn around a cardboard apple base. Also – using yarn and glue they made very abstract yarn paintings. Last week – using Alpaca roving – the group wet […]

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