Trollify Yourself!

Trollify yourself!

Have you seen the new trolls movie? If so, have you wondered what YOU would look like? Well, with Trollify Yourself, you can make you and your friends into trolls!  Here’s the link https://www.dreamworks.com/trollify/

BY CAT F.

Eye crafts

Eye crafts are a new really fun art project! It’s a simple, easy, fun, and is very quick. 

What you’ll need:

  • yarn
  • 2 sticks (Popsicle sticks are more easy to use)

here are the instructions from PBS:

Knot the end of the yarn to the sticks, close to the intersection of the sticks. Wrap the yarn around the stick then follow onto the next stick, wrapping it around and continuing on around the cross until the yarn reaches the end and then tie it off. Continue knotting on weaving threads until the sticks are full.

How to make slime!

Kids all around the globe are making slime, but there are still people who don’t know how to make it. Here in this article I am going to teach you how to make fluffy slime without borax! You can also add beads or styrofoam to give it some crunch!

 

Here’s what you’ll need to make fluffy slime:

A mixing bowl

A stirring tool

Contact solution

Shaving cream or gel

Glue (depending on how much slime you want)

(optional) Beads or Styrofoam

 

Instructions :

To start off pour your glue into your bowl. Then you’re going to add 4 squirts of shaving cream. Then mix it together. Add  contact solution until it’s not sticking to your mixing tool. Mix it all together. Start kneading it with your hands and playing with it and if it’s still sticky then add more contact solution. Keep on playing with it until it’s not sticking to you. Ta-da! Your slime is all ready to play, squish, or squeeze!

SLIME

Slime is the newest trend, but parents are rebelling against this ‘slime’ for two reasons. One, it’s messy. Being messy  doesn’t work to slime’s advantage. Tt has stuck to hair, rugs, and clothing and then parents get angry and ban slime from their houses. Big fat reason two, BORAX.  Parents say it’s toxic, but kids disagree, and say slime is fine, and Borax isn’t toxic at all. I don’t know who to side with, but if Borax is a laundry product, it can’t be that bad.

The Signature Project

The Signature Project

By: Jackie K.
On May 11 Greenacres had an amazing visitor named Patrick Dunning. He came to our school and talked about a project that he’s doing called the Signature Project.  He has been working on the Signature Project for 25 years and he thinks that it will take 10 more years to finish.  The Signature Project is 171 squares that are going to be covered with signatures from all around the world with all types of people signing it. Over a million people have signed their name in the project already. There is a picture that he designed and that is the picture that all the signatures are going to make. The signature project is based on life said Patrick Dunning.  On top of some signatures is something you would never realize. There is a giant hand that comes up if you flash a blacklight over it. There is also an  image of Patrick Dunning when you flash an infrared light. The Signature Project is awesome and it was so nice for Patrick Dunning to come to our school to share what he is doing. Let’s give him a round of applause.

Here is his website that tells you more about the Signature Project.

http://www.signatureproject.com/

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Multi Cultural lunch

Multi Cultural lunch

By Julia F. and Olivia R.

 

The Multicultural Luncheon is a lunch where people from different places around the world whose children go to Greenacres cook the food of their origin to serve to the for kids lunch. The kids get to to try different things from different countries which gives them a taste of each country. Just recently it has turned into a zero waste event for the school’s new composting program! They use compostable paper trays and compostable cutlery to enjoy the delicious food that the Greenacres moms prepared for us! Thanks to everyone who made or served a dish!

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Mrs. Rosenstadt Interview

Q: How long have you been working at Greenacres?

A: I have been working at GA for three years. My first year I was an aide, my second year I was the substitute art teacher, and this year…my third year, I became the real art teacher

Q:What inspired you to work at Greenacres?

A: Before I had my kids I taught in the city. Then I moved to Quaker Ridge and then a spot opened up at Greenacres. I only have a ten minute commute…

Q:Have you ever been an art teacher anywhere else?

A: Yes, at The Dalton School in NYC.

Q:Is it a lot of work to be an art teacher?

A:Yes it is a lot of work. You have to display work on bulletin boards and write down descriptions of the kids art, create new and exciting projects that relate to the curriculum and famous artists..
Q:Did you ever have another job besides being an art teacher?
A:Before I was an art teacher I was an interior designer in World Trade Center

Q:Do you like working at Greenacres?

A: Yes, I love my job so much because I love working with elementary students and I enjoy watching them get excited about making art.  It’s fun teaching them something new that they may not have  thought they could do.


Q:How did you start doing art?
A: I started to doing art in elementary school and I kept on doing through college. I have always loved it.

Q:What do you like about kids?

A: I like to see their individual uniqueness.  

Q: What do you like to do besides being an art teacher?
A: I love to travel with my family, go hiking, play with my dog Roscoe, cook, and go to restaurants.

Q: When you were an interior designer at the World Trade Center how long did you work there?
A: It took me three years to decide because I love being with kids

Q:What is challenging about being an art teacher?

A: Sometimes at the end of the day kids can be distracted because they are excited to go home. And because there’s a lot of cleaning up to do.

Ms. Krisanda Interview

Q: How long have you been working at Greenacres?

A: I’ve been teaching at Greenacres for 31 years.

Q: What inspired you to work at Greenacres?

A: I was working in the city. It was nothing special. One of my friends told me to teach because I was so interested in teaching kids. It was a great idea. I am so grateful for her suggestion.

Q: Have you ever tutored?

Yes I tutored for a little. Then I had a child and I needed to be with her so I stopped tutoring.

Q: Have you ever taught somewhere other than Greenacres?

A: Yes, I did some student teaching in the city. Then I worked at Hackley school. It is a private school in Tarrytown. I taught kindergarten.

Q: Have you ever taught another grade?

Yes I taught first grade.

Q How many years have you been teaching over all?

A I’ve been teacher for about 32 years.

Q Is teaching here a lot of work?

A Yes it is a lot of work to teach, but I enjoy it because the kids that I teach are learning.

Q What do you like to do in your free time?

 

A I love to go to New York City and go to art museums and read books! I also love to bike. I bike over bridges in the city.