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Electrons create Limericks!

We had fun looking at limericks and coming up with our own! An easy one to recognize is: Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock, The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory dickory dock. For fun, you can check out the book by Jim Aylesworth that comes up rhymes around the […]

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Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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Tough Guys (have feelings too)

After reading the book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley, the quarks discussed what a superhero is and how it’s normal to get upset and even cry at times (everyone does). This discussion catapulted us into the start of creating superhero masks out of paper mache. The quarks worked together to take turns […]

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“Alice’s Aventures in Wonderland”by Lewis Carroll

PLOT SUMMARY Alice had a dream that she saw a white rabbit that went down a hole.She followed that rabbit down the hole and ended up in this amazing adventure. GENRE An adventure book. RATING 5 stars I liked that it was just a dream and that it was a really good adventure. REVIEW BY […]

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Stained Glass

Last time in Neutron/Electron Art we looked at images from a book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.We talked about his use of simple lines that made a big impact.   The kids then split into two groups to try out their own versions of stained glass.One group used tissue paper,clear contact paper and […]

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Magic Muons Marionettes

The Muons rehearsed a simple marionette performance in conjunction with their stage backdrops and recorded music. They also worked out the logistics involved in bringing characters on and off stage without tangling them up, and practiced projecting their voices to the back of the theater room.

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Electrons Writer’s Workshop

We’ve been looking at poetry and this past week the Electrons took an acronym to use as a restriction on form (i.e. U.S.A. for United States of America). The acronym then becomes the starting point for writing such as this…. Under the umbrella Staying free from rain Always moving to avoid the drops The lines […]

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Co-op Food Drive!

Some of the kids are holding a food drive. The kids starting collecting non perishable food items at our annual winter party. They plan to continue their drive by asking friends,neighbors,and family if they would like to donate. The kids reviewed numerous organizations and in the end chose Cornerstone Community Outreach. CCO is one of […]

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Gingerbread Anatomy and Pet Store Science!

Last week, November 7th, co-opers were very busy studying animal instincts and our anatomies!   Muon Magic The Muons continued their experiments with Colby Jack, the little white science mouse we acquired. After two weeks without running his maze, Colby ran his maze a lot slower then he had previously. We reviewed some of the […]

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Quilts, Cubism, and Foam

Last Thursday at Co-op, we were lucky to celebrate Halloween together with friends!  The day was filled with Halloween themed lesson plans, and ended with a very festive party.  Fun and spooky treats were abundant, and creative costumes were everywhere! Muons/Electrons This week the Electrons and the Muons continued working on their books of poetry […]

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