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General

Aloe

This week I brought aloe in for the kids. We talked about some of it’s benefits,whether or not it is edible and then some kids cut into a few leaves. They were suprised by how gooey the aloe was inside. We repotted a plant that had lots of “babies” into smaller plastic pots that the […]

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Op Art

In Electron art we discussed Op Art (Optical Illusion Art). The students viewed a very brief power point with examples of Op Art with some examples of how this movement has changed over time and how it can be applied to design. View the power point here. It might seem long, but I seriously skimmed […]

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Luminaries

This past week in art/studio class the Neutrons made Luminaries out of recycled Yogurt jars. They had a blast being creative with their creations and many of them used fall or Halloween colors. To make they each painted the outside jar with Mod Podge. After putting a good coat on the outside they then applied […]

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Blackout Poetry

Last Thursday I introduced blackout poetry to the kids. Blackout poetry is a different way to create poetry. To create the poems you use an already existing text from a book or newspaper and use a black marker to remove words until a poem is formed. The text I used was different pages from James […]

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Guest Lead

This week in art the Muons had a “guest lead”. One of the Muons took on the challenge of leading her peers. Nora presented a painting/drawing project. She instructed the other kids to make random water color strokes on paper letting the paint dry ( or using the fan) between colors. Once the paint was […]

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Court

Last week in Group Gathering, we did a walk-through for our first Moot Court trial and the kids made up a scenario in order to practice some of the courtroom procedure. We litigated the “Case of the Stolen Barbie”, and some of the kids testified, while others served as the litigation attorneys. We had some […]

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Getting Ready!!

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Park Days!

Join us at the park! All are welcome. Thursdays 11:00 – ?? For more information sign up on our Friends email list under the contact category (you can remove yourself at any time). You will recieve a weekly email letting you know where we will be meeting.

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Busy

Since I last updated you on the Quarks and the Neutrons we have been busy. We continued our study on monsters (Ha!) by making monster pillows. The kids used fabric markers to draw monsters on fabric rectangles that I brought home to sew three of the four sides leaving one end open for stuffing.The next […]

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Monsters

The kids and I read two books about monsters. One clever book called Go Away,Big Green Monster where a monster appears and disappears with each turn of the page. The second book we read was called There are Monsters Everywhere. In this story a boy is convinced there are monster lurking around every corner. He […]

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