Today I Feel Jack-O-Lantern Chalk T-Shirt Workshop Topics taught: Physical Observation and Verbal Description of Emotions What is Empathy, Being Empathetic Plant Science of Pumpkins and Seed Germination Class time required: Four 2 hour sessions Cost: $250.00 + Supplies Fee/participant
Description: Students make chalkboard T-shirts of a pumpkin with a phrase that says "Today I Feel...." and a blank speech bubble for the feeling to be written in and the associate faces drawn on the pumpkin that reflects that feeling. Students investigate with the presenter what different emotions look and feel like through a story about feelings. Students act as scientists by taking home an observation worksheet to record facial expressions on others and hypothesize what emotion the person observed is feeling. Students learn about pumpkins as plants and their uses through reading a book together. Students learn about growing and how emotions change just like pumpkins grow and change. Students learn how to make an iron-on drawing into a chalkboard and how to draw faces on their shirts.
Say What? Titles For SciArt Workshop And Contest Topics Taught: The Value of a Good Title Writing is a Skill Used in Both Art and Science Interpretation of a Science Related Image Visual and Verbal Context Analysis Class time required: Three 1 hour sessions Cost: $75.00 + Supplies Fee/participant
Description: Students participate in a Title Naming Contest in which they come up with titles for tow different works of Meanings of the Heart Art that depicts individuals performing scientific investigations in the outdoors. They are taught about the science that the image depicts (varies according to work created at the time). Students read about how to create a title and work on making their title for the Artwork and the class votes on the best one. The winners receive a print of the image and the art is sold using their title. They learn how titles can aid in one learning about an image and look at captions used in books and journals. They also learn about titles of famous works of art.
May Day is Lei Day Topics Taught: The Value of Family and Social Traditions What May Day is in Hawaii Plants and People Ethnobotany Parts of a Plant and Flower Anatomy Effects of Climate Change How to Make a Greeting Card Hawaii Language and Etiquette How to Make Hawaiian Traditional Art Motif Class time required: Two or three 2 hour sessions Cost: $100.00 (2 sessions) $150 (3 sessions) + Supplies Fee/participant Description: Students participate in a Hawaiian Lei Day celebration learning about the traditions and practice the etiquette of greeting one another and older adults. They learn about the flowers used to make the leis and how they grow. They also learn flower anatomy and take about a few flowers to learn their parts A story is read about a young girl receiving her first Hawaiian quilt made by her grandmother and has a conflict over traditions of the way a quilt is made. Students discuss the importance of traditions and how they are different for different cultures. They also learn about the threats to Hawaiian culture climate change may cause and how a compromise is needed to prevent further loss. Students learn how to make a Hawaiian Quilt Motif and use it to make a greeting card for their parents and they also create drawings depicting a family tradition they love and it becomes part of a Meanings of the Heart Quilt.
Exploring World Oceans Day Topics Taught: The Value of the Ocean to The Earth's Health Pollution Caused by Humans Effects of Climate Change and Coral Reefs Animals Lost in The Ocean Due to Climate Change The Value of Recycling and Smaller Carbon Footprint Making Art With Recyclables Class time required: Two or three 2 hour sessions Cost: $100.00 (2 sessions) $150 (3 sessions) + Supplies Fee/participant Description: Students participate in creating sculptures from recyclables and other throw-away products to send the message that we must save our oceans and clean them up of plastic trash. They learn about the current state of the oceans as a result of human pollution and climate change. They learn about ways to reduce their carbon foot print to help with climate change. They learn about the value of coral reefs to the ecosystem of the ocean and our dependence on them. They participate in World Oceans Day activities if possible.
Christmas with Bear Topics Taught: Human and Animal Survival in Winter Traditions of Christmas Importance of Family The Value of Family and Social Traditions Make Christmas Trading Cards and Game Class time required: One three hour session Cost: $75.00 + Supplies Fee/participant Description: Students read "Bear Stays Up For Christmas" and make life connections to family traditions of celebrating Christmas. They learn about how animals survive Winter and play a game about how different animals spend winter - asleep or awake. They also create Christmas Trading Cards describing family traditons of Winter.
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