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New Dimensions Fall 2017

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The tweens and teens in our group began the fall with a multiple day New Dimensions stop-motion animation workshop at Nelson-Atkins. They learned how to use stop-motion animation software, how to edit their shots, add music and dialogue, and create…

My Father’s Dragon at JCCC

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On Wednesday we went to the Carlsen Center at Johnson County Community College to watch a live performance of “My Father’s Dragon” based on the book of the same name by Ruth Stiles Gannett. A classic of children’s literature, the…

Halloween Party 2017

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We started off the week celebrating Halloween with our annual party. Lots of snacks, games, and fun was had by all. The kids filled their bags with treats during our trick or treat walk. Many thanks to all the families…

Click Clack Boo at TYA

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This week we visited Theatre for Young America at Union Station to watch a live performance of “Click Clack Boo,” the Halloween book from the beloved series by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. Farmer Brown is afraid of Halloween, so…

October 2017 Game Club

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We had a busy and fun game club this month, with a variety of games played by the kids. The newest games: Celestia – You board an aircraft with a team of adventurers to perform many trips through the cities…

KC Symphony Out of This World!

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On Wednesday, we headed to the Kauffman Center for the KC Symphony‘s fall performance titled “Out of This World!” The program was focused on music that represented space, stars, planets, and clouds. The performance began with Also Sprach Zarathrusta, better…

Johnson Farms

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guest post by C. A. We had beautiful weather for our fall field trip to Johnson Farms! At the start of the tour, the guide talked to us about the different vegetables and squash grown at the farm and which…

History Trunks – Uses of the Buffalo

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This week we explored Kansas history using another history trunk available from the Kansas State Historical Society called “Uses of the Buffalo.” This trunk focused on how native people in Kansas used the buffalo for food, clothing, shelter and tools.…

October 2017 Lego Club Creations

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For our October Lego Club meeting, we began with mini builds focused on October themes such as Halloween, pumpkins, apples, pizza, pasta, cookies, popcorn, pretzels, dinosaurs, great books, rainforests, and Mad Hatter Day. From there, we moved on to a…