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Electrons

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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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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Electrons create Limericks!

We had fun looking at limericks and coming up with our own! An easy one to recognize is: Hickory dickory dock, The mouse ran up the clock, The clock struck one, And down he run, Hickory dickory dock. For fun, you can check out the book by Jim Aylesworth that comes up rhymes around the […]

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Ears

In the second of a series of science classes about our senses, the electrons learned about our ears and how we hear. In our first experiment, we covered a bowl with saran wrap and put a few pellets of rice on it. Then, using a wooden spoon and a pot, we banged on the pan […]

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Eyeballs

In the first of a series of classes exploring our senses, the electrons did a few experiments to find out how our eyes work. We built a model eye using a magnifying glass and a goldfish bowl. We used a cut out of a person and vellum paper taped to the fishbowl to act as […]

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Irish Soda Bread

The Electrons have been cooking again! This beauty came home with us today!

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Exquisite Corpse Drawings

Last week, we discussed the surrealist art movement of the 1920’s and the transition from art based on reality to art from an artist’s imagination. We tested out the new digital projector and looked at art from Dali, Miro, Magritte, and Man Ray. We then looked at the Exqisite Corpse artwork that came from collaboration […]

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Spy Adventures and Plot Points

This was our first session together. We began with a “warm up” writing activity by hearing about an historical event that happened October 15, 1917 relating to a spy during World War I. The activity encouraged the Electrons to write about a spy adventure they had or they were able to write down spy gear […]

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Food Chains

Last week we continued learning about food chains, but with an art twist. Using cut paper and some imagination, the electrons created stylized art food chain posters. They chose 3 animals to portray and created cut paper portraits of the animals ‘eating’ their prey… to illustrate ‘Secondary Consumers’, ‘Primary Consumers’, and ‘Primary Producers’. Here is […]

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