Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Welcome back!

Welcome back!

New semesters bring new changes.  For the next few months we have a group of new teachers in our classroom.  Ms. Haleigh Sluschewski is here on Mondays and Wednesdays.  Ms. Nawal Darwish is here on Wednesdays.  Ms. Alina Schmidli is here on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  And Ms. Iman Kattan is here on Fridays.  Four new interns with 4 focused projects!  Take a moment to check in with them to see what they have been working on with your children.  Hopefully blog posts will be coming soon from them.

We are continuing our work with instruments and focusing on guitars.  One of the things we have been discussing is where the sound comes from.  It seems to be a mystery right now and maybe we will get some answers soon.

Light is a new idea that we are exploring some days.  Manipulating the light with various materials has been the start of something quite interesting.  What does it mean to be transparent?  How can we make the light move?

I am introducing the idea of painting with different types of paint brushes.  We have been building many things with blocks, and starting on the idea of making different types of sound with various materials.  

There have been a lot of investigations happening and soon we will go into more detail of each of them.  

Stay warm and enjoy the snow!