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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Aloe

This week I brought aloe in for the kids. We talked about some of it’s benefits,whether or not it is edible and then some kids cut into a few leaves. They were suprised by how gooey the aloe was inside. We repotted a plant that had lots of “babies” into smaller plastic pots that the […]

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Op Art

In Electron art we discussed Op Art (Optical Illusion Art). The students viewed a very brief power point with examples of Op Art with some examples of how this movement has changed over time and how it can be applied to design. View the power point here. It might seem long, but I seriously skimmed […]

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Luminaries

This past week in art/studio class the Neutrons made Luminaries out of recycled Yogurt jars. They had a blast being creative with their creations and many of them used fall or Halloween colors. To make they each painted the outside jar with Mod Podge. After putting a good coat on the outside they then applied […]

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Blackout Poetry

Last Thursday I introduced blackout poetry to the kids. Blackout poetry is a different way to create poetry. To create the poems you use an already existing text from a book or newspaper and use a black marker to remove words until a poem is formed. The text I used was different pages from James […]

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Guest Lead

This week in art the Muons had a “guest lead”. One of the Muons took on the challenge of leading her peers. Nora presented a painting/drawing project. She instructed the other kids to make random water color strokes on paper letting the paint dry ( or using the fan) between colors. Once the paint was […]

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Court

Last week in Group Gathering, we did a walk-through for our first Moot Court trial and the kids made up a scenario in order to practice some of the courtroom procedure. We litigated the “Case of the Stolen Barbie”, and some of the kids testified, while others served as the litigation attorneys. We had some […]

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Zines!

For our first week in Writer’s Workshop the Muons and I talked about zines. I explained that before the internet was so easily accessible to most people that zines were a way for folks to spread information,art,etc. The kids are working on making a small zine that only requires one piece of strategically folded sheet […]

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Print Making

This week in Art ,the Muons did some print making.I explained to them how linoleum printing is done,showed them the type of linoleum used in printmaking and introduced a simpler more affordable way of making prints. We used styrofoam plates to replace the linoleum. Tools for carving do not need to be sharp ,styrofoam is […]

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