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Weekly Summary

Tough Guys (have feelings too)

After reading the book Tough Guys (Have Feelings Too) by Keith Negley, the quarks discussed what a superhero is and how it’s normal to get upset and even cry at times (everyone does). This discussion catapulted us into the start of creating superhero masks out of paper mache. The quarks worked together to take turns […]

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Owl Pellets

In Electron Science we began a mini-unit on food chains by dissecting an owl pellet. By looking at charts of owl food chains and the bones of their prey, we were able to classify some of the found bones. The electrons also recorded their findings through sketches and writing down the answers to questions about […]

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Winter Trees

The Quarks continued work on their art books. They finished up a birch tree water color from the week before. They also created an envelope/book page for their paintings. The kids used water color pencils and ball point pens to decorate their envelope. Since we will be making mixed media self portraits,I brought in a […]

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Quark Studio

This session the Quarks will be making art books out of large manilla envelopes. We will decorate envelopes and create art work to put inside. We will punch holes in the envelopes and bind our “pages” together with binder rings. This week the kids decorated their first page using mixed media techniques and incorporating their […]

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Stained Glass

Last time in Neutron/Electron Art we looked at images from a book about Frank Lloyd Wright’s stained glass designs.We talked about his use of simple lines that made a big impact.   The kids then split into two groups to try out their own versions of stained glass.One group used tissue paper,clear contact paper and […]

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Magic Muons Marionettes

The Muons rehearsed a simple marionette performance in conjunction with their stage backdrops and recorded music. They also worked out the logistics involved in bringing characters on and off stage without tangling them up, and practiced projecting their voices to the back of the theater room.

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Electrons Writer’s Workshop

We’ve been looking at poetry and this past week the Electrons took an acronym to use as a restriction on form (i.e. U.S.A. for United States of America). The acronym then becomes the starting point for writing such as this…. Under the umbrella Staying free from rain Always moving to avoid the drops The lines […]

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