Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Week of August 24th at Lupine Lane


Hello Everyone!
Since there are no classes the week of August 31st, the next blog will be the week of September 7th. We are looking forward to fall classes! We hope to see you there!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art

We'll be reading "The Painter" from Silverstein's A Light in the Attic. Then, we'll be painting our own t-shirts!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks

We'll be reading "Ice Cream Stop" in Silverstein's Falling Up. We'll be making ice cream and our very own waffle cones!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
This week, we'll be finishing up our month focusing on tempo by reviewing all of our tempo tunes! Then, we'll be learning a new instrument recognition song called "Shake, Shake, Shake!"


Fun With Photography

This week, we'll learn how to add age to a photograph. We'll take a self portrait and add many years to the photo using Photoshop.


The Things They Say
"My tastebuds like this." Miles, age 3

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Week of August 17th at Lupine Lane


Hello Everyone!
I'd like to take this opportunity to announce that Lupine Lane will offer classes at the Bella Mar Community Center in Steiner Ranch on Fridays beginning in September! Check our calendar for the schedule!


We've also added "The Afterschool Supper Club" at the Lakeway Activity Center. Young chefs will learn what it takes to prepare a dinner for four! Kids will have a full kitchen experience, learning about different utensils and ingredients, as they prepare dinner for their family. Menus will include a diverse range of interesting dishes that will broaden even the most sophisticated palate! Each chef will bring home a delicious dinner for four! Every Thursday from 5-6:30pm.


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art

We'll read "Somebody Has To" from Silverstein's A Light in the Attic and we'll be making star maracas! We'll be constructing, painting and gluing!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks

We'll be reading "Wild Strawberries" from Silverstein's A Light in the Attic. Then, we'll be baking strawberry swirl cheesecake! Chefs will learn how to make graham cracker crust, cheesecake filling and a strawberry swirl!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers

We'll be learning a new song to illustrate this month's main concept: tempo! We'll learn "Down by the Station" and become train conductors, making the train go fast and slow! We'll also review what musical notes look like!


Fun With Photography

We'll be working with our lights and backdrops again as we take self portraits and then turn them into a comic book drawing in Photoshop! Check out Ben's Pop Art photograph below!


Kid Kits

I wanted to mention Lupine Lane's Kid Kits, since I haven't in a while. We still have some of the original Kid Kits, and are currently making new ones, including Kinder Cooks Kid Kits! Look for us at holiday craft shows this fall!


The Things They Say

"Alright, guys. Here's the deal." -Ari, age 2

Sunday, August 9, 2009

The Week of August 10th at Lupine Lane


Hello Everyone!


Lil' Absolutely Art and Absolutely Art

We will be reading "Me and My Giant" from Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends. Then, we'll make a mini version of ourselves using a wooden frame shaped like a little person!


Lil' Kinder Cooks and Kinder Cooks
We will be reading "Pancake?" from Silverstein's Where The Sidewalk Ends. Then, we'll be making short stacks of pancakes!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
We'll begin with our usual greeting songs and then we'll move on to reviewing our tempo exercises from last week with Wiggy Wiggy Wiggles. Then, we'll add a new song that also illustrates tempo called The Elephant! In Music Makers we'll review the names of musical notes and progress to more complex musical notes. We'll play the Copy Cat rhythm game to get a firm grasp on the notes.


Fun With Photography
This week, we'll be focusing on lead shots. We'll take several lead shots outdoors with our reflectors and then come inside to create a classic photo. We'll learn the best way to create a black and white image in Photoshop! Check out our starry night photo from last week below!


The Things They Say
"Thank you for the eyeball!" -Corbin, age 3


Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Week of August 3rd at Lupine Lane


Can you believe it's August already!? This month we'll be using the poetry of Shel Silverstein as inspiration for our projects!


I wanted to mention that we have a bunch of new fun toys for Family and Friends Playtime at Clay Madsen. Some folks were so kind and donated their gently used toys, which we really appreciate. If you or anyone you know has any toys they've grown out of, please let us know! We also have some brand new puppets and large cars to play with! Come along and bring a friend or two! The more the merrier!


Absolutely Art and Lil' Absolutely Art
This week we'll read "Complainin' Jack" from Silerverstein's Falling Up and make a Jack in the Box of our own! Children will be painting a wooden box and then make a little puppet that will be able to pop out of their creation!


Kinder Cooks and Lil' Kinder Cooks

We'll read "The Monkey," also from Silverstein's Falling Up, and we'll be making our very own banana creme pies! Children will learn how to make a pie crust, filling and meringue!


Lil' Music Makers and Music Makers
We'll start off with our usual greeting songs, introducing new students to our songs and motions. Next, we'll focus on rhythm this month a bit more. We're going to expand on the 4/4 and 3/4 rhythms that we've learned using the Copy Cat Rhythm Game. We'll use several visual aides to help children grasp different rhythms, then we'll use "I am a Fine Musician" to practice both rhythm and instrument recognition. We'll also work on the concept of tempo with a new song called "Wiggy Wiggy Wiggles!"


Fun With Photography
Is it daytime or night time? Well, of course class is in the middle of the afternoon, but we'll use a backdrop and lights to make it look as though it's nighttime. Then, we'll use Photoshop to make it appear as though the stars are shining brightly above us!


The Things They Say
"Miss Lauren, your printer is 65% faster than the HP!" -Jasmine, age 8