This week on Minecraft ASA, we worked on two monuments: the Parthenon in Greece and the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
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
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…
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.
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!
Our first Art Alive! ASA class started on Tuesday September 25, children were so excited to meet and greet the teacher Avril Butbul. Children were ready to learn and also to share everything they knew about art and artists with Avril. She brought in a vase of fresh flowers and posters and books of artistry ranging from Renoir and Matisse to Van Gogh Chagall and O’Keef. We discussed composition, brush-mark, color style and artists free choice. Each student sketched their composition with pastel on their canvas. We then learned about color blending, brushes and keeping colors clean and my students were very eager to get started with the acrylic paints. The finished pieces are all unique and creative and reflective of individual styles.
Children have been following this Training Session Plan:
Wednesday Weavers created festive “rag” weaving samples, using bright nylon cording as “warp”, scrap lengths of colorful cloth as “weft” body and yarn as top and bottom “weft” (for finished edges). They practiced a “plain weave” pattern and learned several weaving terms and techniques they will incorporate in many of the upcoming projects, including “shedding” in which they lifted several strands of warp simultaneously. What project is next? Spider web dream catchers! Spooky!