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Bills

It was another exciting day in “Life Happens” class! This week we were able to complete 2 “years” of experience. Some of this weeks highlights: someone committed identity theft and has taken over the identity of another player, the same person whose identity was stolen later lost their home and is now sharing an apartment […]

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Museum

Crayon class session 2. Students were asked to vote for which piece from the previous class they felt was most suitable to hang in a museum. Overwhelmingly they chose option 2, a drawing of a water tower. The main difference with this image was that the artist chose to fill in the entire sheet of […]

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Crayon

We started the crayon drawing class. Students were asked to draw something, anything, with crayons. All the students did what was asked. Magdelena introduced her idea also, and asked the students to start collecting things for a portrait project that she will teach in a few weeks (date still uncertain).

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Cupcakes

This math session was all about cupcakes! The Electrons partnered up to work on a math challenge to identify and value different types of cupcakes, icing, and toppings. Once they valued each element of the cupcake, they added the prices together. A couple of the pairs were able to sort all twelve of their cupcakes […]

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Multiplication Equation

During our first math class, The Electrons did multiplication equation searches. They’re a lot like word searches, but instead of searching for words, we searched for equations. Each Electron chose to work on “2” or “7” times tables, depending on the level of challenge they preferred. We finished our class by playing Sleeping Queens, a […]

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Sociology

Today we introduced sociology as a formal discipline of the social sciences. Sociology is the study of societies and social institutions and our social and behavioral response to them. The sociological imagination involves our ability to understand the relationship between individual experiences/circumstances and larger social forces (including our own and imagining these relationships for other […]

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Focus and Exposure

This week we talked about how important a foundation is when learning anything. Most of the kids worked on practicing with focus and exposure. A few kids continued working on family portraits for our bulletin board.

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Pay Day

We had a lot of fun with our “Life Happens” game today! We learned the basics of tracking our spending and got some practice. Everyone had their first pay day and paid their rent. Some of us had to pay for medical emergencies, someone had a baby, someone had a mid-life crisis that ended up […]

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Webs

Writers made plans for themselves & spent some time writing. Then we had a mini-lesson on making Webs as a pre-writing technique…doing one as a group & trying them on their own. We spent some time sharing our writing and celebrating all our creativity!

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Symmetry

This week we talked about symmetry. The children made so really cool symmetrical designs that are hanging to dry in the art room. They designed one half of a folded paper and then tried to recreate it on the other side. Then they painted one half and folded it to create a true symmetrical design. […]

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