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The Gardener

This week we read the book The Gardener by Sarah Stewart. The book is made up of a series of letters written by the main character who is living with her uncle who never smiles (but does end up showing his smile in his own special way!). I showed the kids a handmade post card […]

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Ringgold

For our third week, we studied Faith Ringgold. Faith Ringgold created beautiful, colorful story quilts. From the age of two, Faith Ronggold was often bedridden due to asthma. During the time that she missed from school, her mother kept her busy by sewing, reading, writing, drawing, and coloring in her books. Her mother also told […]

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Klee

For our second week of Neutron Art, we studied Paul Klee. We learned that Paul Klee was gifted and had two choose between two loves: music and art. He came from a musical family, but also loved art. Klee used arrows and birds to show movement within his paintings to move the eyes of the […]

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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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