Monday, November 7, 2016

Thanks & Giving

The Thanksgiving books are out and ready for checkout- but should you come in and there are none left on the shelves...Don't lose hope choose and alternative that addresses the quality of kindness or being generous with what you have.

When you stop in make sure you get a feather at the children's desk and write what you are thankful for so we can add it to our turkey! After you have filled out your feather leave it at the desk and we will put it up as soon as we can.











Monday, October 17, 2016

Let's Play!

Our home school group got an excellent lesson this past Friday on Art Journaling with Laurie Ritchie. Laurie is an expressive artist that has been creating all her life/ she has a degree in occupational therapy and is certified in Expressive Arts Facilitation. She is the owner of Whole Arts Connections (wholeartconnections.com)

Laurie's classes and instruction help participants step into the vibrancy of their lives, reawakening their own creativity, and establishing a deeper connection to the self. True to her own story, she believes we're all innate artists in our own way and don't need fixing!

The kids were engaged the whole time- and I could not believe how focused they were about the whole process- from a brief breathing technique to jumping into the journalinig process- the kids all really tuned into to Laurie's energy and instruction! 

The Concept for this lesson was "The Journey" the kids took time to interpret this idea and how they could bring it life in their journals!






 Finding pieces to incorporate to our "Journey"

 Busy Artists




Let's Play!

Our home school group got an excellent lesson this past Friday on Art Journaling with Laurie Ritchie. Laurie is an expressive artist that has been creating all her life/ she has a degree in occupational therapy and is certified in Expressive Arts Facilitation. She is the owner of Whole Arts Connections (wholeartconnections.com)

Laurie's classes and instruction help participants step into the vibrancy of their lives, reawakening their own creativity, and establishing a deeper connection to the self. True to her own story, she believes we're all innate artists in our own way and don't need fixing!

The kids were engaged the whole time- and I could not believe how focused they were about the whole process- from a brief breathing technique to jumping into the journalinig process- the kids all really tuned into to Laurie's energy and instruction! 

The Concept for this lesson was "The Journey" the kids took time to interpret this idea and how they could bring it life in their journals!






 Finding pieces to incorporate to our "Journey"

 Busy Artists




Saturday, September 17, 2016

Family Art Journaling




Family Art Journaling! Participants were given a basic guide/worksheet with a prompt for tonight guided activity that was an exploration of dreams and happiness! Some families made a book together and others made a book for themselves. Everyone was excited for the next art journaling event!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

M is for Mouse 

The Grand Escape by Local Author Susan Verharst wrote this title about some troublesome mice! The Story- A funny one is inspired by true events!



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Little Bitty Mousie

What new surprise will Little Bitty Mousie find around the next corner?
While a family sleeps, Mousie scampers through the house one night. She sniffs around, wiggling her nose at all she sees from A through Z. After a bite of an apple, a taste of some butter, and a nibble on a carrot, Mousie's just begun to explore. The night is young, and there's still much more to discover!
Jim Aylesworth's rhythmic language and Michael Hague's intricate illustrations will lead readers on a delightful midnight adventure with a charmingly curious little mouse.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Summer Reading Fun


Craft: I Spy 3D
After months of saving odds and ends and broken toys and leftover game pieces- these miscellaneous items were finally put to good use with this craft time! Using canvas boards, hot glue and every other thing we could find, the kids made game boards that they could take home and play with their families. We used old ISpy book pages as a background and then we just added more and more !

Hotel Transylvania 2 Movie and Craft- Popcorn, Movie and Pop-up Houses! The kids loved making their own spooky Haunted Houses as they enjoyed snacks and the movie for the afternoon!




 

 OLYMPIC CRAFT TIME!
As the  2016 Olympic games begin to kick off we made these festive banners to hang up. The rings were made from paper plates and painted with tempera paint and the flags were old book pages with the blue/stars pre-printed on them. The Kids added the red stripes and strung it all together.



Serengeti Steve! The Reptile Experience! 
Everyone's favorite! Serengeti Steve is always a good time bringing different reptiles and a great energy to every show! All the kids that wanted to participate were given a chance, from holding a python to holding a baby alligator.


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Musical ART



Musical ART

Get up and get moving with musical Art! Kids enjoyed a collaborative art project today as they moved around the room to the music! When the Music stopped we would spin the spinner and what ever it landed on would be what we incorporated into the current art piece! Each child got to make his or her mark on one another's masterpiece.