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Geo Boards

We had a great first day exploring the Geoboards with colorful rubber bands. We started off by doing some simple command instructions which they did. We then moved on to some complex commands. They handled that really well and when they needed help they used their peers as support as well as asking for help […]

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Biomes

We had a fun first day. What a great group of kids! The first order of business was to decide on a theme for our classes this session. We voted and chose to learn about different animal habitats/biomes around the world. For the rest of the time I focused on trying to get to know […]

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Native American’s Day

For our first art project of the new session, we talked about Native Americans’ Day which was celebrated Friday, Sept 27 in some parts of the country. We discussed that all tribes are unique with unique cultures, beliefs, and histories. Some tribes (along the northwestern United States, Canada, and Alaska) used Totem Poles to remember […]

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Portraits

On our first day of Electrons Art, we started an investigation of portraits. We looked into the creative artist Hanoch Piven, a collage artist that creates portraits made of household objects. We created portraits and other artistic creations that were inspired by his work. We used any object that was in the art room to […]

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Photography

Today we looked at two bodies of work by photographer Whitney Bradshaw. http://whitneybradshaw.com/ We also talked about how we would like to proceed with this photography class. Lastly the kids split themselves up into groups to complete the task of taking family pictures for our bulletin board.

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Life Happens

We had a fun first day in Studio Workshop getting our players ready for the “Life Happens” game. We went over game rules, the game board and objective. They learned some basic budgeting tips such as don’t record any money in your personal ledger until you’ve received it. This spun off into don’t spend money […]

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Free Writing

We started a new round of Writing Workshop today. Everyone practiced a 5 min “free write,” brainstormed some writing topics, went over the requirements & made a plan for their first piece of writing. We are adjusting to our new smaller space in the “Little Theater”. Lots of creativity and enthusiasm already…I am looking forward […]

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Tour

Hello! I will be giving a tour of our space, August 8th at 10:00. If you would like to come check it out and learn more about our group,please feel free to contact us. http://nearwesthomeschoolers.org/contact-us/

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Art Games

This week we got the creative juices flowing with an art game. The kids were each stationed at one of four corners: scissors & paper, pipe cleaners, markers, or play dough. A challenge was picked out of a hat (“Horse”! “Helicopter”! “Banana”!) and the kids had 2-3 minutes to produce a representation. Some of the […]

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Igloos

This week we celebrated the snow we’ve had by building igloos…. sugar cube igloos! We built them using edible glue, made of powdered sugar and water, to hold the sugar cubes together. The students were as excited to see and taste sugar cubes as to build with them. There were lots of “oohs” and “ahhs” […]

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