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Dot

This week the Neutrons got started by reading The Dot which is an awesome book that illustrates how everyone can be good at drawing. We then continued being inspired by Liliy from Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (the book we read last week).The kids made capes out of old t-shirts by cutting away everything except a […]

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Muons Writers’ Workshop

This week the Muon’s shared how they used their writing books/journals during the past week. It was interesting to see how they found their own way of interacting with it. Then we took the second half of the class to fill up some more of their pages. The goal is to bring their journals back […]

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Lily

For our first class the Neutrons and I read Liliy’s Purple Plastic Purse. I was inspired by some of Lily’s drawings and asked the kids to make self portraits describing themselves through pictures and words. Next we worked on turning large manilla envelopes into our own bags (or purses) to fill with our artwork. We […]

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Shoe Making

The Electrons and Muons have started a new community service project. The kids chose to work with a group called Sole Hope to provide shoes for children in Uganda. From Sole Hope: “Sole Hope helps create jobs to shoemakers and tailors, while providing shoes to help prevent jiggers. Your pants (and parties) can help.”   […]

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Geometric Structures

The Electron class worked with zometools today – a kit consisting of a series of rods and balls that allow for simple to complex geometric structures. Students were provided materials to create free form structures of any size or shape they desired. Students worked for thirty minutes in free design, and then were drawn to […]

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Paint,paint,paint. The Quarks Love Paint!

Today the Quarks continued work on their art books constructed from large manila envelopes. They worked on a new page/envelope to hold the prints they made a few weeks ago. The kids used various objects including t.p. tubes,corks,fake leaves,sponges,and tin foil to “stamp”paint onto their page. I also showed the kids a fun technique to […]

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Ears

In the second of a series of science classes about our senses, the electrons learned about our ears and how we hear. In our first experiment, we covered a bowl with saran wrap and put a few pellets of rice on it. Then, using a wooden spoon and a pot, we banged on the pan […]

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Sound Effects

The Muons recorded two additional scenes for their marionette show, incorporating sound effects, character dialogue, and live guitar! The kids discussed the storyline, and the goals of each character and recorded several takes on a digital multitrack recorder until they perfected the recording. They also did a few dry rehearsals of the production from beginning […]

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Eyeballs

In the first of a series of classes exploring our senses, the electrons did a few experiments to find out how our eyes work. We built a model eye using a magnifying glass and a goldfish bowl. We used a cut out of a person and vellum paper taped to the fishbowl to act as […]

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Irish Soda Bread

The Electrons have been cooking again! This beauty came home with us today!

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