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We had fun reading and creating our own stories in Literacy Enrichment.

This week in Literacy Enrichment we read “A Pocket For Corduroy” by Don Freeman. The students had fun taking a picture walk through the story.  They discussed all the things/characters they noticed and predicted what they thought the story was going to be about.  There were some very creative predictions! We next developed our own simple stories by using pictures that we pulled from
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We learned about Picasso’s abstract art in Art Enrichment.

This week in Art Enrichment, we revisited a project we had done earlier in the year. We read a book about Picasso and focused on his abstract works. We noticed that in a lot of his paintings we could still tell the images were people but they didn’t have the features of a real person. We traced  our profiles on a sheet of paper
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We purified/filtered water in Science Enrichment

In Science Enrichment we made our own water filters by using coffee filters, cotton balls, rocks and sand.  We combined the different types of filters to see if that process worked better than a single filter.  We compared the results and discussed our findings. We talked about other ways to possibly filter the water.  Don’t worry though, we know the water still isn’t clean
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We made QUACKAMOLE and ROOSTER’S ROASTED SALSA for our CINCO de MAYO celebration!

In Cooking Enrichment this week we had fun preparing for Cinco de Mayo by making some delicious food.  We did a lot of chopping, mashing, pressing and mixing. We made Quackamole and Rooster’s Roasted Salsa!  They really enjoyed it with chips.  The recipes are below if you would like to make some at home.  After the chefs worked and ate we read “Chicks and
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We made crayon monoprints in Art Enrichment.

We peeled paper from old broken crayons and then used pencil sharpeners to get wax shavings.  The artists randomly put the shavings onto the watercolor paper.  The students  next placed the watercolor paper on the table with waxed paper over it and a towel on top.  We used a hot iron to melt the shavings and gently pulled off the wax paper being very
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We had fun learning about BUBBLES in Science Enrichment

We learned about surface tension while making bubbles!  Molecules in a liquid are attracted to each other and make the top of the liquid very tight.  The surface tension is also what causes water to form drops and bubbles.  We talked about why they are round, even when we blow them from a square, and what makes them last longer.  We also learned how
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We made S’mores Brownies in Cooking Enrichment! Delish!

In Cooking Enrichment we made s’mores brownies aka jazzed up brownies.  We practiced our egg cracking and mixing skills.  We also talked about the many different things you can add to a box brownie mix to make it your own.  Some of the things the chefs talked about adding were vanilla, graham crackers, chocolate chips, marshmallows, and so on. We also tasted dark chocolate
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We had fun reading and playing together in Literacy Enrichment.

This week in Literacy Enrichment we read “The Cows Are In The Corn” together pointing to each word with the pointer.  Each student had a turn using the pointer reading left to right pointing to the words as they repeated the story.  The students also did an activity matching the baby animals with the adults.  In Small Group we used voice to print cards
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We completed our Earth Day project this week and they came out great!

Last week our artists made their own paper mache bowls using old newspapers and flour/water paste.  Now that they are fully dry, this week in Art Enrichment we completed our Earth Day project by painting the bowls.  They all came out different, very colorful and beautiful! The artists enjoyed painting together and were very creative. They enjoyed using many different colors.  Happy Earth Day
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We made PAPER in Science Enrichment

Before making our own paper we went through our class recycling bins and found different types and colors of paper to recycle.  We made a paper pulp using used paper, hot water, a blender, and a mould and deckle.  The students selected the colors they wanted and added a little sparkle to some of them. We also read “The Earth and I” by Frank
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