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Neutrons

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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Lily

For our first class the Neutrons and I read Liliy’s Purple Plastic Purse. I was inspired by some of Lily’s drawings and asked the kids to make self portraits describing themselves through pictures and words. Next we worked on turning large manilla envelopes into our own bags (or purses) to fill with our artwork. We […]

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Acids and Bases

Today we learned a bit about acids and bases. We did an experiment with baking soda/water and added grape juice and then added vinegar to see what would happen. We made invisible ink and learned how it worked. We then learned about static electricity using balloons, a wool sock, aluminum cans and our hair. We […]

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Alphabets and Scripts

Last session the Neutrons completed an overview of various alphabets and scripts as writing evolved. We took a look at Cave Paintings, Cuneiform, Hieroglyphics, Ancient Greek, Chinese, and Arabic scripts. Neutrons learned a little history and culture surrounding the script, translated phrases, and even wrote their own messages in the various scripts. This session, we […]

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