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  Thursday, November 1, 2018

ASA Art Alive!

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

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.

 

  Friday, October 26, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer PK2-K

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children have been following this Training Session Plan:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball with a focus on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps, Inside Foot Foundations. Introduction to ‘Step Over’ and ‘Twist’ Albion Skill Moves over a stationary ball to work on coordination.
  • Juggling with Feet and Thighs.
  • Soccer Dodgeball game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. We progressed to players each taking turns to be the moving targets which also focused on changes of direction and awareness in tight areas.
  • Albion Skill Moves – We worked on the ‘V’ and ‘In Out’ with both feet.
  • Numbers Game 1v1 to goal with encouragement to use their Albion Skill Moves to beat opponent and use changes of direction of play towards either of 2 goals. Players each have a number and wait for their number to be called out by coach before playing 1v1 into either of 2 goals on small field.
  

ASA Wednesday Weavers!

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

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!

  Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer 1-3rd grade

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Training Session Plan:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball with a focus on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps, Inside Foot Foundations. Introduction to ‘Step Over’ and ‘Twist’ Albion Skill Moves over a stationary ball to work on coordination.
  • Juggling with Feet and Thighs.
  • Soccer Dodgeball game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. We progressed to players each taking turns to be the moving targets which also focused on changes of direction and awareness in tight areas.
  • Albion Skill Moves – We worked on the ‘V’ and ‘In Out’ with both feet.
  • Numbers Game 1v1 to goal with encouragement to use their Albion Skill Moves to beat opponent. Players each have a number and wait for their number to be called out by coach before playing 1v1 into either of 2 goals on small field.

Children from the Tuesday class practicing their juggling.

  Tuesday, October 16, 2018

ASA Skateboard Advanced class

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Our advanced skateboard class is happy to welcome Jack!

In this photo sequence you can see him doing a “Frontside 180” off of the black box.

Jack is a great kid and a good team mate, always willing to help setting up the ramps, cones and helping his fellow skaters do better.  He is a great inspiration for all the other kids and we are happy to have in our class.

  Saturday, October 13, 2018

ASA ALBION Soccer PK0-PK1

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children have been enjoying the soccer session with these different training drills:

  • Ball Mastery warm up with each player on a ball focusing on Dribbling in tight areas, Toe Taps and Inside Foot Foundations.
  • Juggling with Thigh and Foot.
  • ‘Ouch’ game where players must maintain close control of the ball by dribbling inside an area and look to pass the ball off Coach’s legs as Coach moves around in the area. Coach says “Ouch” when players connect the ball off his legs.
  • Dribbling through cones keeping close control of the ball with a Shot on Pug Goal to finish.
  Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ASA Digital Detox (new activity)

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Children are enjoying some time with no screen, and play games, some good old traditional board games. UNO, playing cards and monopoly to name a few… there are still space for your child to join, on Monday from 3-4 pm for 2nd-8th grade

 

  Thursday, September 13, 2018

ASA On s’amuse au théâtre

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

ASA: On s’amuse au théâtre

Today was first day of Theatre class! Woo Hoo!  The students enjoyed learning about the different directions on the stage and how to exaggerate movement so it’s bigger than life by blowing imaginary gigantic bubbles in different directions and “watching” them float to the sky!

If you are interested in having your child join the class, we can get more children to learn the basics of theater, activity open to PK1-K on Monday from 3:15-4:15 pm with Susan Hall

 

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  Monday, April 23, 2018

Spring vacation preschool

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

We are having fun during Spring camp with Rachel & Martha from blowing feathers…

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And making giant bubbles, painting, reading stories, gardening…

  Thursday, February 8, 2018

ASA Fencing

By Ariel Arsac-Ellison

Last two weeks children learn basic fencing rules and how to referee a fencing match using hand signals and voice commands!