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Quarks

Decoupage

It was decoupage day! The group first sorted through old magazines, maps of Chicago, and playing cards and ripped out images they liked. Then they each picked out a cigar box and affixed their scraps using Mod Podge. Great results, including some fun surprises when you open the boxes up!

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Alphabet

This class started out with a reading of “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle and was followed by each Quark making a caterpillar to take home. The students then explored letters and words using play doh and alphabet cookie cutters.

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Wacky Wardrobe

As part of Wacky Wardrobe Day, we decorated small wooden figurines with markers and dressed them in tissue paper. In some cases the figures were given favorite articles of clothing, and in others the style was a little more eclectic. By the end we had a big extended family of fashionable figurines.

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Fall

We celebrated the arrival of fall with leaf cutouts and colored yarn. After picking their shapes and colors, the Protons and Quarks wrapped the yarn around to make a soft fuzzy leaf. And in the end, several were pinned to the (very handsome!) co-op fall tree!

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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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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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