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  Wednesday, March 11, 2020

ASA Sewing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

ASA sewing 2nd class. Children are working hard and most of them have now completed their personal pin cushion that they will use during all next classes.

Please remind your kid to bring back their work next Monday so that we can all move forward at the same pace. From now, Edith will keep what they are working on until full completion. Once done, they will be able to take it back home.

Attached a few pictures of what they have crafted and the very first pieces of fabric which will be used to make their Teddy (Doudou)

Next week, we will continue working on Teddy and we will start as well on crafting their own book of needles. For that, we will use the cuffs from the old shirts you provided.

  

ASA Sewing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

During this first class, we talked about the safety rules. A printed copy of the main safety guidelines went home with your children. Make sure you read them again with your child at home. Safety is the priority while handling needles, scissors… and sewing machines.

We have started today to practice hand stitches on a sample. We will start as a first project with the creation of a pin cushion that they will use during all classes moving forward. This might take 1 or 2 more sessions.

We will work also on building a pin holder. For that, If you have any old shirts that you are not wearing anymore, please bring it back next week so that we can use this old fabric to make their own book of needles. If you don’t have any, no worries I will bring some extra.

We also talked also about future projects such as crafting an apron from an old pair of jeans, make a “Save-My-T-Shirt Pillow”. Same principle as above: if your child has an old jean and an old favorite T-Shirt that is too small or accidentally stained, please have your child bringing it to next class. They will turn them into a nice apron and into a huggable pillow ! It is a fun and clever way for kids to recycle.

Last point, they left the class with a folder containing the instructions to make their pin cushion, a sample of their first stitching and the safety guidelines. Make sure they bring it next Monday.

  Thursday, March 5, 2020

ASA Gardening

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

The children from the gardening ASA class did an amazing job last Friday on clearing up and cleaning up the Kindergarten planting area.

Children learned that transplantation and “repiquage” is possible, to name a few: “poireaux”, broccolis, lettuce, tomatillo, Brussel sprouts were transplanted… We transplanted all of it to the middle school area and made a new garden out of this area. All of this in 1h hour!!  We all had so much fun!

  Friday, October 11, 2019

ASA Dance Explorer

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Thursday children learned about Louis Armstrong, danced on Jazz music and colored while listening to “what a wonderful world”.

dance explorer

  Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ASA Minecraft Wednesday

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

This week on Minecraft ASA, we worked on two monuments: the Parthenon in Greece and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.

  Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ASA Judo

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

The new activity Judo is off to a good start with 14 participants from K to 5th grade. Everyone can find a partner. Children have been working on different techniques. Yesterday they practice O Goshi.

Technique de Judo en projetant  son partenaire vers l’avant au dessus de sa hanche.

Lors de la projection, on protège le partenaire en lui tenant la manche.

«  O « signifie Grand en Japonais

« Goshi » signifie Bascule de la Hanche

  Tuesday, January 22, 2019

ASA Gardening

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

After all the rain from last week, last Friday, during our first gardening class, it was the perfect day to go and catch some escargots!!

We all had fun catching them, feeding them, observing this very special gastropod mollusk! we learned a lot.

We were all so brave and proud to hold the snails…

  

ASA Fencing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Last Tuesday in December was the last Fencing ASA class. Class went very well and we are hoping that you register again for the Winter session.

  Friday, December 14, 2018

ASA Skateboard Thursday class

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children are progressing so quickly, Pablo is very inventive of finding new ideas and challenges, he moved some of the ramps down to the end of the field and pushed the children’s limits and imagination about skateboarding anywhere.

 

  Tuesday, November 6, 2018

ASA Art Alive!

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children are continuing learning techniques, media and support for art.

Few exemples below of children Silk painting

Iris finishing her silk project                                                                          Silk project finished!