Bowen After School Care Program Professional Educators Engaging Students Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:55:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 41509379 Monster Art Show Fri, 15 Mar 2019 18:09:34 +0000 Continued]]>

Families attending Tuesday’s Monster Art Show listened to our talent student musicians as they visited exhibits which were created under the leadership of Robin and Helena:


“Monster” is a program-wide (K-5th grade), community-based art project conceived and led by Robin, and co-lead by Monica and Imge, with special assistance by Brandon. Students employed American fiber artist Judith Scott’s (1943-2005) mindfulness centered rhythmic weaving technique to create a large-scale sculpture. There was diverse optional involvement in the project as some students made pom-poms and finger-knitted, while others wrapped CDs and pool noodles, or designed graphic signs. Children reflected on the broad cultural history of monsters including the sea monster Kraken, Griffin, and Godzilla to reflect upon the collective conscious concept of the “other.”

Famous for creating womb-like, or mummy-esque sculptures from found objects, and yarn, Judith Scott’s art has been exhibited internationally at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art, Collection de l’Art Brut in Switzerland, and the 57th Venice Biennale. Scott’s remarkably complex art is informed by her isolated early life as a woman born deaf and with Down syndrome. After finding creative and developmental support at Creative Growth Art Center in Oakland, Scott found her unique artistic voice and became a shining role model for all.

Visitors to the exhibit were given monster style Pringles and participated in a vote to name the monster. Katie won by a landslide, from a list that included: Harry, Bruce, Kwame, Waffles, Monstie, John, Blacky, and Julie. After the exhibition, the sculpture will be displayed in Newton Centre through a partnership with a local meditation center, the Boston Center for Contemplative Practice. –Robin

Forced Perspective Photography

Photographs were taken by our 4th & 5th grade Photography Club during our field trip to Echo Bridge. Students used a technique called “forced perspective” to make an object appear closer, farther, larger, or smaller than it actually is –Helena

I Spy Thu, 14 Mar 2019 16:54:54 +0000 Continued]]> These photographs were taken by our 4th and 5th graders who designed flat lay sets based on the iSpy book series. Students placed objects in thoughtful ways and photographed their personally designed sets from directly above or from a slight angle. –Helena

March 2019 Newsletter Fri, 08 Mar 2019 15:36:22 +0000

Homemade Mini Golf Fri, 01 Mar 2019 22:10:34 +0000 Ozone students created a mini golf course for kindergartners and first graders.

Biggie Smallie Thu, 28 Feb 2019 17:44:53 +0000 Continued]]> As part of our Biggie Smallie Month, we decorated the room with enlarged creatures made of recycled materials.  We also had help from children to construct a large-scaled K’Nex Ferris Wheel with a built in motor! Come and check it out to see it run!

Bake Sale Success! Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:26:48 +0000 Continued]]> The Kindness Club raised over $700 for the Centre Street Pantry in our Second Annual Kindness Club Craft and Bake Sale. Thank you to all of the families who volunteered to bake, to all of the members of the Bowen community who made purchases, and especially to the students in the Kindness Club who worked so hard to organize a great event. In addition to a financial donation to the Centre Street Pantry, we are also hoping to donate many pantry items. We will be collecting items at our sign out areas until the end of February.

Mosaic Glass Art Completed Wed, 13 Feb 2019 18:13:37 +0000 ]]> 7341 Ozone Bulletin Boards Mon, 11 Feb 2019 18:45:16 +0000 We have very talented students (and teachers) working on our monthly bulletin boards this year.

Echo Bridge Field Trip Fri, 08 Feb 2019 21:38:10 +0000

Ozone photographers and Helena visited Echo Bridge.

Kindness Club Craft and Bake Sale Fri, 08 Feb 2019 19:07:54 +0000 Continued]]> On Tuesday and Wednesday next week, help us raise money for the Centre Street Pantry in Newton at the Annual Kindness Club Craft and Bake Sale. Items for sale will include homemade cookies, cupcakes, brownies, and Monica’s Famous Hot Chocolate. Crafts for sale will include student artwork and Helena’s Famous Slime.

If you’d like to bake for the sale, please let us know right away: