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Month: October 2017

POTIONS

POTIONS

Elixirs that will make you invisible, take you on twisted time traveling adventures, and let you sing like a mad raven! We have been busy brewing some delightful fall potions full of rare, tasty ingredients to fill you up with magic and mischief. GULP.

NIGHT ANIMALS

NIGHT ANIMALS

What are the attributes of those creatures that walk, eat, or fly in the deep hours of the night? From plaster sculpture construction in art, to the colorful library bat cave, and curious observations in science, our darkening fall evenings are full of interesting characters.

TRANSFORMATION

TRANSFORMATION

Beginning Steps: Deconstruction + Observation. Welcome to the LABORATORY! In Art the upper grades are deconstructing stuffed animals to discover the creature within! The challenge is to flip the stuffed toy inside out…seam lines become visible, facial features take on new characteristics. Often the body […]

NATIVE GARDEN CALIFORNIA ECOLOGY

NATIVE GARDEN CALIFORNIA ECOLOGY

Fourth Grade is planning our Native Garden. Considering how each plant will grow and expand helps us determine where they might thrive. The moderate October days will give the plants, transported from the Theodore Payne Foundation, time to acclimate to their new surroundings. The adventure, […]

ANSWERS BLOWIN IN THE WIND

ANSWERS BLOWIN IN THE WIND

I saw the different things you did, But always you yourself you hid. I felt you push, I heard you call, I could not see yourself at all– O wind, a-blowing all day long, O wind, that sings so loud a song! -Robert Louis Stevenson […]

THE STUDY OF GEODES

THE STUDY OF GEODES

Equipped with brightly colored safety goggles, Second Grade cracks open and closely studies igneous volcanic rock!

COLOR RELATIONSHIPS

COLOR RELATIONSHIPS

Rothko inspired color fields on canvas give us the chance to experiment with rollers, long brush strokes, and physical movement. “A painting is not a picture of an experience, but is the experience.”  -Mark Rothko Colors swirl into the rest of our spaces as well… […]

THE NOISES WE CAN BUILD

THE NOISES WE CAN BUILD

These soft hollow clay constructions will one day be fired into hand held noise shakers. We try to imagine how our soft clay beads will one day ping off the insides of the dry fired clay. Shells, rocks, animals and fossils inspire us! These natural […]