Spring Open Studio

April 23, 2017





It was wonderful seeing so many families come by for the Open Studio Party on Earth Day! I wish I had snapped more pictures, but I was having way too much fun! There was finger painting, lovely live music, cupcakes, obstacle courses in the yard and a new baby sibling to cuddle!


We had "The Rainbow Castle" on display in the Art Studio. It is a work in progress for the kids. It's based on a story the Birdies came up with a few weeks ago.


We were working on clay when we started talking about the elements that would be in the story. Here's notes from our discussion:


Story Elements:“The Rainbow Castle”  By: June, Opal, Liana, Nate, Owen and Nadli


Who lives in the Castle?

“Kids and grown-ups.” June

“A Princess and a Fairy!” Opal


What is in the Castle?

“A dragon” Liana

“Dragon!” Nate

“Owen!” Nate

“A doorbell and snacks” Owen

“Goldfish” June

“Water” Nadli

“I want water!” Nate

“I like milk!” June


What is the problem in the story?

“A witch smashes the whole castle. It smashes apart and people crash out of the glass.” June

“The Princess cries.” Opal

“Maybe the witch pours milk inside the castle. Or BEANS!” June

“The castle falls down.” Owen

“A ship POPS the castle” June

“A car falls down on it” Owen

“My mom got her old car back. Her black car.” June


Is there a “bad” character in the story?

“The witch.” Opal


How does the story end?

“The fairy fixes the castle, and the castle gets back in the sky.” Opal









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