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Monthly Archives: December 2018

Book Report: Happy Passover, Rosie, by Jane Breisken Zalben

First Name: Hili Age: 8 Book Title: Happy Passover Rosie Author: Jane Breisken Zalben Fiction Genres: Short Story Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The Setting Is Rosies Familys Home. List all of the main characters in the book, and share a little bit of […]

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Book Report: More All-of-a-Kind Family, by Sydney Taylor

First Name: Katie Age: 10 Book Title: more all-of-a-kind-family Author: Sydney Taylor Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: They live in a town that i do not know the name of. They live in the 1900’s. They live in an apartment. List all of the […]

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Book Report: My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner, by Meir Shalev

First Name: Aya Age: 11 Book Title: my russian grandmother and her american vacuum cleaner Author: meir shalev Non-Fiction Genres: Narrative Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: 1. The house: always sparklingly clean you could literally eat off the floor and it would be cleaner […]

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Space Station Mars

There were only 3 neutrons in our class this week! We missed our friends. We started by reading another book about making a club called “Space Station Mars”. We decoded a secret message at the end of the book. The kids in the book made some protective space gear out of boxes. We started talking […]

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Symmetry

We finished off our lesson on symmetry by creating self portraits. A few weeks ago I took their pictures then I printed them and we cut them out and centered and glued them down on a blank piece of paper. With a ruler and pencil they made exact measurements for their facial features on the […]

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Tangrams

We did a lesson on Tangrams. It was a great lesson on problem solving and creativity. With the 7 shapes used in tangram designs We broke off into groups and I had the students make a square. After 5 minutes I revealed on piece. It was a great team building activity. I think they only […]

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Spooky Houses

This week the Neutrons got ready for Halloween by creating their very own spooky houses. We used a single sheet of paper and folding and cutting techniques to make a pop-up house. The students then drew their house outlines (complete with tombstones, ghosts, spooky trees, and more) and used watercolor to fill them in.

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Drawing Games

In our last class the Muons played some drawing games. The first game was new to the group. The kids paired up and sat back to back. One kid had a clipboard and paper. This kid was the “drawer”. The other had the job of describing an item to their teammate without revealing what item […]

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Book Report: Pete the Cat and the Bad Banana, by James Dean

First Name: Hili Age: 8 Book Title: Pete The Cat And The Bad Banana Author: James Dean Fiction Genres: Short Story Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The First Setting is Pete’s House and I Am not exactly Sure what the second Setting is(Petes School, Pete’s Front/Back […]

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Book Report: A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens

First Name: Anna Age: 6 Book Title: A Christmas Carol Author: Charles Dickens Fiction Genres: Classic Write three (3) sentences which describe the Setting of the book. Be sure use descriptive words.: The story takes place in Ebeneezer Scrooge’s town. It also takes place in Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Future. List all of the main […]

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