Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

We finished up another round of centers today and will take a day off centers. The next round of centers will start Friday. Those centers will include some art inspired by Rachael Zell. Here are sample pieces done today in a test-drive of the center this afternoon.

The symmetry is achieved by folding the paper.

We finished up the spin art today. There's been some nice color mixing happening around here.

Tonight's homework is a simplified Sudoku (say: Soo-DOH-koo) puzzle. I hope your child enjoys it.

I am very pleased with how the kindergarten is progressing with their musical skills. As you know, our kindergarten class is slated to kick off the Sebastopol Ukulele Festival at 12:00 noon on Saturday, May 25.

I need to know how many free passes I need to get (the kids get in for free; the passes are for a chaperone) so there will be a note home with the Friday folder. I do hope for a good turn out.

Here's a 1-minute long video of eight year old Aidan Powell on stage with his ukulele.  It will show you what can happen when a eight year old kid gets an early start in music and sticks with it. Aidan started to play when he was 4 years old. The guy accompanying him, Jake Shimabukuro, is arguably the very best ukulele player in the world right now. (Thank you, Jen, for the link.) This little guy is really talented. Music will be a big part of his life.

Be well.

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