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General

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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More Snow!

Like I told the kids,I can’t believe it but I think I might be missing the snow. The last time we met,we had another inside snow day. We started off by reading a classic.The Snowy Day( my childhood copy full of all the wear and tear of a well loved book). Since we didn’t want […]

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Snow!

This week with the Quarks and Neutrons we had an indoor snowday. We started out by reading Snow by Sam Usher and then we read Stella Queen Of The Snow by Marie Louise Gay. Next we headed up to the kitchen to make icicles. Instead of making our icicles out of ice that would melt […]

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Hermelin

Last week we read a book call Hermelin about a little mouse detective who is able to help all the humans on his street find their lost items. Afterwards we did a little detective work ourselves. I gave the kids paper bags with a secret item inside. Each kid wrote adjectives describing what was in […]

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Colored Milk

This week I read A Bad Case of The Stripes. Camilla Cream goes through quite an ordeal with her skin turning all sorts of colors and her body taking on many different shapes before she realizes all she needs to do is be herself. Next we made our own color patterns in milk. We used […]

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Worms

This week the Quarks and Neutrons made a worm bin. We started of the class by reading a book about outdoor composting. After the book we talked about a way to compost indoors. Vermicomposting or composting with worms. Then we headed upstairs to the kitchen where we got to work making a nice home for […]

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Voice

In today’s session, we focused on the idea of the “voice” of a writer. It is one of many techniques a writer incorporates into their pieces and is uniquely their own, just as someone’s speaking voice is unique to them. Attitude, tone, and personal style are part of a writer’s voice. Attitude is how you […]

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Helium Balloon Gets Arrested

The Muons read a few of their scripts aloud in a brainstorming session. Roles were assigned and the kids focused on character development and improvisational technique for two renditions of their original theatrical piece “Helium Balloon Gets Arrested”. They used the last portion of the class to create the beginnings of a musical piece centered […]

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