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### Louise Nevelson

This week class learned about Louise Nevelson and her “found objects” sculptures. Students then selected their favorite items from a bin of random things and made their own sculptures in the style of Nevelson. After the sculptures were created, students made parachuting people out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners.

### Air Dry Clay

This week I brought in some air dry clay and explained directions something similar to these,https://www.gatheringbeauty.com/blog//2014/06/diy-stamped-clay-bowls.html for clay bowls. Well,I guess the kids took my speaches about different ways to be creative to heart. I don’t think a single kid used my instructions. Ha! They did make some awesome creations though!

### Drama

We read the books: “Purple, Green and Yellow” and “show and tell”, both by Robert Munsch. We continued working on our play: Aliens vs. Wizards “, We practiced different ways to enter the stage and present our group (Aliens/Wizards) and each character. We practiced some more Aliens vs. Wizards fights being loud and silent. Next […]

### Alphabet

This class started out with a reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and was followed by each Quark making a caterpillar to take home. The students then explored letters and words using play doh and alphabet cookie cutters.

### Paper Planes

We did an assignment with symmetry. A continuation of the paper planes theme. The kids had to make a symmetrical design using a ruler and exact measurement, cut out symmetrical design with scissors, and use some form of color on their projects. We will try to put up their designs this week in the art […]

### Math Games

I asked the kids what they would like to learn in math games. They gave some great suggestions of games and puzzles. I told them we would incorporate as much as we could. But that I would also be bringing in math enrichment lessons. We started off with a great book I have on paper […]

### Circuits

Science – We played with a variety of science activities in rotation according to each kid’s interests: Snap Circuits (making electrical circuits light up and play sounds); Snake War (a twist on regular War in which venomous snakes battle) ; Building Insects (assembling exotic insect models following diagrams); Joomba (a speed game involving fast counting […]