Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Week of July 27th at Lupine Lane


Hello Everyone!


We'll continue Multicultural Month this week and focus on Italy in Absolutely Art and Kinder Cooks. In Music Makers, learn some songs from India and West Africa! Finally, we'll travel to the Caribbean in Fun With Photography!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
In Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutley Art, we'll travel to Italy! We'll be staining a wooden frame and then creating a Mosaic on the frame! In Absolutely Art, we'll also be learning a bit about Leonardo Da Vinci's work and try our hand a replicating some of his painting techniques!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
This week, we'll be traveling to Italy and making fresh cheese raviolis from scratch! We'll also be making some sweet biscotti!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
This week, we'll review our multicultural songs from the month and we'll learn two new songs from across the globe! We'll be traveling to India to learn an Indian version of Row, Row, Row Your Boat called Be Ha No. Then, we'll head over to West Africa and learn a call and response song called Toom-bah-ee-lero.


Fun With Photography
This week, we'll be traveling to the Caribbean. We'll be taking close ups while wearing some cool sunglasses and get some more practice using the warm reflector. Then, we'll use Photoshop to create a Caribbean beach scene in the lenses of the sunglasses! Check out our lesson from last week below where we added a rainbow to our photograph!


The Things They Say
"Let's Do This!" -Ella, age 2

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Week of July 20th at Lupine Lane


Hello All!


This week in Multicultural Month we'll focus on Greece in Absolutely Art and Kinder Cooks and Ireland in Music Makers and Fun With Photography.


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art

This week, we'll be making Greek vases in class! Children will learn about different types of greek pottery. And, kids will view examples of Greek artwork on pottery, so that they may paint their own Grecian scene on their vase.


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers

This week, we will be working on past songs using 4/4 rhythm and rest beats. We will also do a bit of review with our Spanish and French songs. Then, we will learn Brocham Lom and S'Ann An Ile, 2 new Celtic songs that are sung in Gaelic!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks

This week, we'll be making traditional Greek food! We'll be making Pita Bread and fresh hummus and a Greek Yogurt Parfait for a sweet treat!




Fun With Photography

This week in Fun with Photography, we'll head outside again to work more with the reflectors. This week, we'll work with the cool light reflector. Then, we'll head inside to make it look like we're in rainy Ireland in our photos! Check out Jasmine's Photo turned Oil Painting from last week below!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Week of July 13th at Lupine Lane


Hello All!


There have been many questions about a Natural Foods Cooking Class. We would love to offer "All Natural Kinder Cooks" to those who are interested and are thinking about doing so on select Saturday afternoons (3pm or so). The recipes for this class will contain only organic, preservative free, all natural foods. The price per class is $15 with a maximum of 5 children registered in advance. If interested, please email Lauren at lboyle@lupinelane.com.


In addition, if you or anyone you know is interested an evening cooking class for older kids (ages 10-14), please email Lauren.


This week in classes, we'll continue our multicultural theme and travel to France!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
We will look at stained glass from France, and then use glass paint to create a stained glass mirror! We'll also read The Little Prince and play French bingo!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
We will make one of the most common foods found in France, crepes! We will also make a strawberry compote and fresh whipped cream to put on our crepes!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
We will focus on some French songs including Donnez la Main and Frappe Des Mains. We'll also sing some favorites in both French and English, like Frere Jaques.


Fun With Photography
We will travel outside to take photos of natural objects, learning how to use reflectors and light diffusers. Then, we'll head inside to transform our photo into an impressionist painting, reminiscent of Monet! Kids will also learn about Monet and his work.


The Things They Say
"This is the Sun Salutation!" Ethan, age 4

Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Week of July 6th at Lupine Lane


I hope everyone had a fabulous Fourth of July!


As we continue our Multicultural Month, we will move on to Spain this week!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art
In Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art, we'll look at some artisan tiles and hand-painted fans direct from Sevilla, Spain. Then, we'll discuss some traditional colors used by Spanish artisans and we'll be painting our own Spanish tiles and make some lovely fans, just like those from Spain.


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
In Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks, we'll be making a delicious and traditional Spanish dish called Paella. Paella is a rice dish that is a staple throughout Southern Spain (the region also known as Andalucia). Paella is traditionally composed of rice, seafood and vegetables, creating a nutritious and filling medley.


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
In Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers, we'll be introduce our new students to some of our songs that we've learned and go over rhythm and marching with instruments. Then, we'll begin to implement multicultural elements into the course, that will help children develop music skills and present opportunities to learn words in other languages.


Fun With Photography
In Fun With Photography, we'll be going outside to take some self portraits in front of a broad landscape. Then, we'll head inside to work with Photoshop, where we'll add a fireworks scene to the photo!


The Things They Say
"You have a Toyota too!?! No way! We have a Toyota!" Riley, age 6