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General

Improv

Last week we did some introductory improv games. We played two truths where we learned a lot about each other’s interests and experiences. Then we tried a game where everyone follows the movement of a leader and one person has to guess which member of the group is the leader. Finally we played a game […]

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Rymes

This week I went over some rhyming activities with the kids. I started off with reading One Fish, Two Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Suess and then we all played a rhyming bingo game. The kids also colored a rhyming reading book. I then played a game where I would toss an object and they […]

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Purple Baby

The group used their fingers and brushes to paint leaves on printed blanks of tree trunks and plant stems – we ended with play dough and a story read by Aline to practice colors. I must mention Gabrielle got in the mix too – painting herself purple….

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Pointalism

Today we studied Georges Seurat and the style that he created, pointalism. We examined a photograph of Seurat and learned a little about his life. He was a shy man, who was described by friends as an organizer. Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grand Jatte was painted over two years and Seurat made over […]

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Skits

The Muons discussed various skit performance formats in order to begin writing, directing, and performing their own dramatic theatrical performances.

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Dot

This week the Neutrons got started by reading The Dot which is an awesome book that illustrates how everyone can be good at drawing. We then continued being inspired by Liliy from Lily’s Purple Plastic Purse (the book we read last week).The kids made capes out of old t-shirts by cutting away everything except a […]

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Muons Writers’ Workshop

This week the Muon’s shared how they used their writing books/journals during the past week. It was interesting to see how they found their own way of interacting with it. Then we took the second half of the class to fill up some more of their pages. The goal is to bring their journals back […]

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Lily

For our first class the Neutrons and I read Liliy’s Purple Plastic Purse. I was inspired by some of Lily’s drawings and asked the kids to make self portraits describing themselves through pictures and words. Next we worked on turning large manilla envelopes into our own bags (or purses) to fill with our artwork. We […]

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Shoe Making

The Electrons and Muons have started a new community service project. The kids chose to work with a group called Sole Hope to provide shoes for children in Uganda. From Sole Hope: “Sole Hope helps create jobs to shoemakers and tailors, while providing shoes to help prevent jiggers. Your pants (and parties) can help.”   […]

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Geometric Structures

The Electron class worked with zometools today – a kit consisting of a series of rods and balls that allow for simple to complex geometric structures. Students were provided materials to create free form structures of any size or shape they desired. Students worked for thirty minutes in free design, and then were drawn to […]

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