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Studio Workshop

Rain Forests

We had so much fun in this class that the time flew! I was concerned that the excitement from the potluck lunch might have the neutrons too energized to sit and listen to books and work one projects. Instead, they were very focused and we had a wonderful learning time. We are learning about rain […]

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Winter

Today we started our winter exploration with a group project of a winter-themed collage. We created snowflakes, snowman, winter animals and other cool items. We will continue our project next week.

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Patients

This week with the Photons,we looked at work by Stephan Draschan who spends time in museums and galleries waiting for visitors to match art works. We were able to see how he used many of the techniques we have been learning about to capture these moments. https://plainmagazine.com/stefan-draschan-museum-guests-match-artwork/ Next the kids experimented with flipping their phone […]

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Bingo and Mountains

We began a two-week trudge through the mountains with a raucous game of Bingo! As we read “The Golden Glow” by Benjamin Flouw, the group listened for specific words and crossed them out on their bingo cards. The cards were arranged differently but all used the same words, so everyone could play along together. I […]

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Slime!

Today we made basic slime with glue, Tide and food dye. Kids experimented with activating the slime while making sure it is not over-activated. We had a lot of messy fun. We will continue with more slime this week!

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McDonaldization

We were asked to read an article about the McDonaldization of our culture. As a class, we took a walk to Sugar Beet food co-op, keeping in mind the article we read. When we returned we talked about what we noticed. How the food co-op op and the neighborhood was and wasn’t an example of […]

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Auction

The Photons used their time in photography class to take pictures of the auction items and portraits for the new currency.

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Data

Today the sociology class looked at research methods, starting with the idea that we take in, assess and draw conclusions from social data all the time (show of hands; whether a restaurant has good reviews; number of texts received; which days are better to go to the museum [ahem, homeschoolers!]) We talked about research methods […]

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Sociological Theories

This week we laid out four major sociological theories/movements that inform the way we might look at society, social institutions and social behaviors (see Chap 1 in the book). We looked at how these “lenses” can be used to understand any number of social phenomena. Also, we have our own experiences, identities, and values which […]

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Bills

It was another exciting day in “Life Happens” class! This week we were able to complete 2 “years” of experience. Some of this weeks highlights: someone committed identity theft and has taken over the identity of another player, the same person whose identity was stolen later lost their home and is now sharing an apartment […]

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