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Neutrons

Birch Trees

This week I got to hang out with the Neutrons and the Electrons for art! We made one of my favorite projects. Water colors with masking tape resists. We ripped peices of tape to make birch tree shapes applied to water color paper,then used water colors over the tape and on the paper,and sprinkled salt […]

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Fun With Colored Glue

This week the Neutrons made art on glass. First the kids and I added food coloring to white school glue(we had to do a LOT of shaking) to make their “paint”. Next I gave each kid a picture frame with the back removed. I placed the frames right side down,inside a baking tin to catch […]

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Court

Last week in Group Gathering, we did a walk-through for our first Moot Court trial and the kids made up a scenario in order to practice some of the courtroom procedure. We litigated the “Case of the Stolen Barbie”, and some of the kids testified, while others served as the litigation attorneys. We had some […]

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Getting Ready!!

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Busy

Since I last updated you on the Quarks and the Neutrons we have been busy. We continued our study on monsters (Ha!) by making monster pillows. The kids used fabric markers to draw monsters on fabric rectangles that I brought home to sew three of the four sides leaving one end open for stuffing.The next […]

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Monsters

The kids and I read two books about monsters. One clever book called Go Away,Big Green Monster where a monster appears and disappears with each turn of the page. The second book we read was called There are Monsters Everywhere. In this story a boy is convinced there are monster lurking around every corner. He […]

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More Snow!

Like I told the kids,I can’t believe it but I think I might be missing the snow. The last time we met,we had another inside snow day. We started off by reading a classic.The Snowy Day( my childhood copy full of all the wear and tear of a well loved book). Since we didn’t want […]

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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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