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Neutrons

Snow!

This week with the Quarks and Neutrons we had an indoor snowday. We started out by reading Snow by Sam Usher and then we read Stella Queen Of The Snow by Marie Louise Gay. Next we headed up to the kitchen to make icicles. Instead of making our icicles out of ice that would melt […]

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Hermelin

Last week we read a book call Hermelin about a little mouse detective who is able to help all the humans on his street find their lost items. Afterwards we did a little detective work ourselves. I gave the kids paper bags with a secret item inside. Each kid wrote adjectives describing what was in […]

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Colored Milk

This week I read A Bad Case of The Stripes. Camilla Cream goes through quite an ordeal with her skin turning all sorts of colors and her body taking on many different shapes before she realizes all she needs to do is be herself. Next we made our own color patterns in milk. We used […]

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Worms

This week the Quarks and Neutrons made a worm bin. We started of the class by reading a book about outdoor composting. After the book we talked about a way to compost indoors. Vermicomposting or composting with worms. Then we headed upstairs to the kitchen where we got to work making a nice home for […]

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Ike

This week in Studio with the Neutrons we read Dear Mrs. LaRue a story about a dog named Ike. Ike is sent to obedience school by his owner Mrs. LaRue. He sends Mrs. LaRue a series of letters updating her on his status at school.We could see by the images that his description may have […]

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Mr. Woodman

Last week the Neutrons and I read The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman by Darcy Pattison. We tracked Mr. Woodman’s journey on a U.S. map. After the story we mad our own personal maps. We first drew ourselves and then our houses and our city and then our states and finally our countries.

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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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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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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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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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