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Studio Workshop

Drama

We read the books: “Purple, Green and Yellow” and “show and tell”, both by Robert Munsch. We continued working on our play: Aliens vs. Wizards “, We practiced different ways to enter the stage and present our group (Aliens/Wizards) and each character. We practiced some more Aliens vs. Wizards fights being loud and silent. Next […]

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Game Theory Week 1

This week we had our first presenters on Game Theory. “the BOiS™” did a great job explaining co-operative / non-cooperative games and theory. They also touched on the “Nash Equilibrium” and how it relates. There were many good questions in the Q and A portion, and a lively discussion among the whole group during the […]

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Balloons!

This week we continued our conversation about creativity. Creativity can also be a good tool for problem solving. The kids split into four teams. I gave each of them the same supplies…a bag of balloons and a roll of tape and asked them to make the tallest free standing balloon tower that they could construct […]

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Bottle Rockets

  This week the Muons and I talked about what direction we would like to see the class go and how creativity can look different in different people. Then we went outside to make some bottle rockets based on these instructions: Chemistry Rocket (Acid/Base Reaction)  

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Joseph Cornell

The Electrons were inspired by Joseph Cornell.

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Gumdrop Structures

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Picasso

The kids made art inspired by Picasso. I cut various sized rectangles from different colored papers and handed them out to the kids one at a time. I asked the kids to draw a different facial feature on each piece of paper. When the kids had all the parts of a face,they arranged the parts […]

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Eric Carle

It looks like there has been some Eric Carle inspiration happeneing in the art room!

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Chicago Artist

This week I introduced the kids to a local artist named Damon Locks. We looked at his art work along with art work of some inmates that he volunteers his time to work with. We also listened to some music from a band that Damon is a part of and read aloud the lyrics that […]

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Toddler Time For Teens

This week was a Muon dream come true. The kids got to go back to toddlerhood with snack/story time. We brought the mats down from the gym,gathered blankets and pillows to make a little “nest” on the floor of the art room. The kids circled up to eat snacks,tell stories,play the telephone game and even […]

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