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Weekly Summary

Volcanos

We are creating the legendary volcano! Each of the Electrons read some volcano facts aloud from Volcanoes by Daniel Rogers and referenced some other materials from the OP public library. They also constructed the shell of their models with cardboard and paper mache.

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Needle Felting

Needle felting has been a very popular art form with some of the kids. We’ve seen roving turned into dragons,bunnies and even emojis.

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Drawstring Bags

The Muons put good use to some plain t-shirts by turning them into printed drawsting bags. They used contact paper to make stencils to print on undecorated t-shirts. The tops of the t-shirts were cut off using a rotary cutter and the kids used the sewing machine to sew them up turning them into a […]

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Commercial

The kids have been working on a short commercial. They’ve come up with a concept, script, acted and filmed the commercial. They are still working on post production, editing and coming up with a jingle Once they have completed the commercial they will have a group screening for everyone to enjoy.

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Sweet Art

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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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Aloe

This week I brought aloe in for the kids. We talked about some of it’s benefits,whether or not it is edible and then some kids cut into a few leaves. They were suprised by how gooey the aloe was inside. We repotted a plant that had lots of “babies” into smaller plastic pots that the […]

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Blackout Poetry

Last Thursday I introduced blackout poetry to the kids. Blackout poetry is a different way to create poetry. To create the poems you use an already existing text from a book or newspaper and use a black marker to remove words until a poem is formed. The text I used was different pages from James […]

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Guest Lead

This week in art the Muons had a “guest lead”. One of the Muons took on the challenge of leading her peers. Nora presented a painting/drawing project. She instructed the other kids to make random water color strokes on paper letting the paint dry ( or using the fan) between colors. Once the paint was […]

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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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