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Neutrons

Space Station Mars

There were only 3 neutrons in our class this week! We missed our friends. We started by reading another book about making a club called “Space Station Mars”. We decoded a secret message at the end of the book. The kids in the book made some protective space gear out of boxes. We started talking […]

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Spooky Houses

This week the Neutrons got ready for Halloween by creating their very own spooky houses. We used a single sheet of paper and folding and cutting techniques to make a pop-up house. The students then drew their house outlines (complete with tombstones, ghosts, spooky trees, and more) and used watercolor to fill them in.

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Dream Catchers

This week the students made their own dream catchers. We used paper plates, yarn, and beads. Everybody was so creative! You can see an example that was our inspiration here: http://www.pbs.org/parents/crafts-for-kids/dream-catcher. We were going to include the feathers also, but class went too fast and there wasn’t enough time. All of the finished products still […]

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Fun In The Gym

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Louise Nevelson

This week class learned about Louise Nevelson and her “found objects” sculptures. Students then selected their favorite items from a bin of random things and made their own sculptures in the style of Nevelson. After the sculptures were created, students made parachuting people out of coffee filters and pipe cleaners.

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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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Fun In The Gym

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Circuits

Science – We played with a variety of science activities in rotation according to each kid’s interests: Snap Circuits (making electrical circuits light up and play sounds); Snake War (a twist on regular War in which venomous snakes battle) ; Building Insects (assembling exotic insect models following diagrams); Joomba (a speed game involving fast counting […]

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Bingo!

Science Game – We played two rounds of Science Bingo. One had reptile pictures/facts and one had butterfly pictures/facts. Everybody got a chance to make a bingo.

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Park Days!

Park Days are in full swing! All are welcome! Sign up on the mailing list (remove yourself at any time) if you would like to receive weekly announcements letting you know where we will be meeting each Thursday. Hope to see you there!

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