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Studio Workshop

Stephanie’s Ponytail

This week we read “Stephanie’s Ponytail” and “I HAVE TO GO ” both by Robert Munsch. We drew and colored as we listened to the stories. We played hangman and did Baby Animals and Circus Vocabulary Crossword Puzzles. 4 Neutrons continued to work on their play and presented the full act in front of coop […]

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Moira’s Birthday

We were happy to have all 7 Neutrons together! We read Moira’s Birthday by Robert Munsch while drawing freely. We played Get To Know You Bingo, we discovered that no one ate chicken last night has a pet fish or just moved to this area. We created a new play with some new and old […]

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Implosions and Improvisations

Well…I’m not going to say my last class with the Muons was a failure because 1. anytime the kids end up trying to figure out new ways to make something work and laughing has got to be called some kind of success and 2. any time an old hippie homeschooling parent like me gets to […]

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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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