As you saw in the previous post, we are diving into “The Fashion Bug.” We are working with a short timetable and will share with you what we have created on Dec. 18th, sometime in the later afternoon of the school day. More details as they arise. No worries if you are not available during the times that we share. We will record video.
We had a great time in nature on Thursday as we hiked the El Dorado trails after visiting the Nature Center. If you’ve never visited, I would encourage you to check it out. It is a wonderful slice of nature in the midst of our urban area.
- Thu., Nov 14th (10:00-12:00) immersiO @Manhattan Beach Art Center
- Thu., Nov 21st (9:45-12:00) CA African American Museum and Art Project
- Thu., Dec 5th - No official field trip...unofficial gathering at the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker at the Redondo Beach Performing Art Center
- Thu., Dec 12th (10:15-12:00) Santa Monica College Drescher Planetarium - Note: sign-up and donations/payments due no later than 4pm on Weds., Nov. 20th
- Thu., Dec 19th (11:30-1:00) End of Semester Celebration and Potluck at Hermosa Valley Park
Skills and Resources of the Week
Please be sure that you are supporting your child’s development of fine motor skills. Over the next weeks, the Adventurers will be learning and using paper art techniques. You can support at home by helping them with the following skills:
- Cutting with scissors. Cutting is not intuitively obvious and most kids require instruction to become fluent with scissors. Tips: right-handers cut counterclockwise, left-handers cut clockwise; move the paper with the non-dominant hand, don’t move the scissors around the shape.
- Folding paper. This takes a lot of practice and attention to detail is important. Simple origami can be a fun way to work on this, after your child can neatly fold a piece of paper in half and press the crease firmly. Tip: Demonstrate with your own paper and let them learn on their own piece.
- Using glue sticks and white glue (also called school glue).
- For fun and skill development, do a web search for “basic paper sculpture techniques images” and try out what you see.
Thanks to everyone who submitted their project information form. If you have questions about Exhibition or need help with project development or display, please make an office hours appointment.
Reminder: Student-Led Conferences
SLCs are the week of Dec. 16th. Please sign up here if you have not already done so. I know that scheduling can get tricky in December.
No strings attached
I just came across this production in the LA Times and thought some of you might want to attend. From the Times: A young princess tries to shake off the shackles of convention in “The Tale of Turandot.” For its inaugural production, children’s theater company Imagine Project uses puppetry, music and video projections to re-create this classic fairy tale; for ages 4-12. Colony Theatre, 555 N. 3rd St., Burbank. 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sunday; other dates through Nov. 17. $17, $25. (818) 558-7000. imagineprojectca.com