Monday, October 31, 2011
Halloween came with a trip to ZOOBOO on Friday, October 28th as we loaded up to the Maryland Zoo. There was a costume change then off to see the wild animals! Students saw many creatures including chimpanzees, penguins, cheetahs, birds, giraffes, and lions that were so close you could touch them. Later the students went trick- or- treating, navigated through a maze and gathered pumpkins. What a scary day it was!
Friday, October 21, 2011
These first few weeks in the art studio have found the BUGS students discussing why people make art & why they personally make art (see Maurice), constructing their first self portraits (value self portrait projects pictured below), sewing journals, and completing a basic print making project. It's going to be a year full of glue, paint, clay, hula hoops, sewing machines, learning, fun & growth!
Why Maurice makes art: "I make art because it's really really fun!!"
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Students dissected tomato seeds. Using their estimation skills, they tried to determine the number of seeds in several tomatoes based on the number they counted in the first one. Their estimation skills improved greatly from their first tomato!
Students were amazed at how many tomato plants can be grown from the seeds in just one tomato!