Saturday, March 16, 2013

Spring Into Art Camp March 25 - 28th

Spring Break Camp

"Spring into Art"
March 25-28th Ages 6-13 

(Full Day and Half Day Options Available) 

Day 1: Children will channel their inner kinetic artist to create tree mobiles, complete with leaves birds, and other furry creatures. 

Day 2: Stop and smell the roses...or at least the tissue-paper roses that you'll be creating. Children will plant their own paper flowers in a flower pot, complete with fake dirt and even bugs and worms!

Day 3: Recycled art will be the theme for this mask-making class! We'll be using discarded newspaper and other fun objects to create paper-mache masks. 

Day 4: Using the beauty of the spring season as inspiration, children will create their own mosaics.

Click Here to Register

Member Price: $30 per day
Non-member Price: $35 per day

All 4 Days (9-3pm)Member Price: $100
All 4 Days (9-3pm)Non-memberPrice: $110

Half Day All 4 Days Member Price: $50 (9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm)
Half Day All 4 Days Non-member Price: $60 (9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm)

Lego Quest #8: Your Favorite Book

This weeks challenge is to create something from your favorite book.

You can design anything you like from this book, like a character, an object, a scene, a design or even a feeling.

It can be directly inspired by the colourful pages of a picture book. Or it can come from deep in your imagination influenced by your favorite novel.

What I would love to know, is the name of the book you are getting your inspiration from and the author who wrote it. And of course, what you are calling this creation and perhaps something about it that tells a little of the story in which it came.

Your creation might make others want to read the same book! Go for it, have fun, I can't wait to see what you come up with!

This is a scene from Percy Jackson, the Last Olympian, where Percy is fighting the Minotaur. -AS. Submitted by Heather. 

AA, age 10.  "This is 'Capture the Flag' scene from "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief".  Submitted by Leigh.

RA, age 8.  "This is a scene where two monsters are attacking some famous bridge in Paris, with the main characters Mac and Stefan."  From the book, "The Magnificent Twelve: The Key" (Book three).  Submitted by Leigh.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lego Quest #7: A Collaboration

This weeks quest is called Collaboration.

What I am hoping for, is that you will work together with someone or maybe even your whole family on a joint project. For example, if you are the only kid in your home, you can work together with a friend or parent on your creation. If you live in a house where there are two or more kids, work together with all the kids who want to join in and, if you can get your parents involved, or anyone else that wants to join you, please do.

One creation per household this week.

What you decide to build, is totally up to you and the person/people you are working with. Anything goes as long as it's built with LEGO and it is an original design.

Sometimes working together can be difficult, because everyone can have different ideas of what the final design is going to look like. Often times, working with other people on a creation can bring your design to new, greater places, places you wouldn't have found if you were doing it alone.

This is a collaboration by AA(10) and RA(8).  "It is a jungle.  It's in the Jurassic period mixed with normal times.  There's an owl in the tree and the dinosaur is eating a snake.  The man is using an axe to chop down a tree."  Submitted by Leigh

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Cupcake Camp - Icing on the Cupcake

Icing on the Cupcake

Their next Camp Cupcake session will be on Sunday, April 7th and will have a spring theme! Campers must pre-register, and can sign up by visiting

At Icing on the Cupcake, their concept is simple: Bake it fresh, serve it fresh, and smile lots. They bake `em like mom used to, from scratch! Using old school family recipes, with simple, quality ingredients. With a touch of nostalgia and a bit of whimsy, they create not just a cupcake but a lasting memory that will keep you coming back for more. We offer a variety of over 40 flavors of cupcakes, serving 12 to 15 flavors daily.

Icing on the Cupcake, in Rocklin, Folsom, Sacramento and now open in West Rocklin! Visit icing on the cupcake dot com for more info. And always remember, "Everyone deserves a cupcake".


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Lego Quest #6- A Creature

Design a creature

A creature, is a living organism, generally the non-human kind.
Insects, bugs, birds, animals, sea creatures, plants, fungus, micro-organisms, maybe even other worldly?

This creature can be something that already exists, or it can be something that you have just discovered. It can live on Earth, or a different planet.

What I would like to know is its habitat - the environment in which it lives. You can tell me anything about this creature to describe it, like its name, what it eats, etc. Share as much or as little information as you like.

"Viper" by AS
This viper eats small rodents, like rats, and would live in the jungle. 

By AA, age 10.  Submitted by Leigh.
This creature is an Attracictar from Jupiter.  It's a fierce creature that eats anything in its way with the head of a clam.  Humans call this one "Clam Face Bob".  He has a poisonous stinger and a poison launcher. 

By RA, age 8. Submitted by Leigh
This creature is an Atronamator from Krypton.  It is a mean creature that is a scavenger and eats things that are already dead.  He can fly and has claws on one hand to pick up things and a claw on the other to shoot things.  He has sharp talons on his feet that allows him to walk up walls.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Grace Classical Academy Co-op

Grace Classical Academy Co-op

A Christ centered, academically focused classroom opportunity, for local homeschooling families.
Our Grammar program meets once a week for formal Classical instruction and science, and another optional day for enrichment.
Our upper level students have one day of Classical instruction and another for math and sciences.
Our K-6 program is a co-op with moms participating in the day.
Our Logic Rhetoric program for Jr. High through High School is a more formal drop-off program with experienced, dedicated and mentor focused teachers.
Our like-minded community includes families from Grass Valley to Rancho Cordova.
We are eagerly looking toward next year, and are happy to announce our visiting days for the spring!
Friday, March 15th
Friday, May 10th 
*Please note: We do require an RSVP with names of visitors and which programs you are considering.
  All programs are available to view on these days.
Our Grammar co-op program includes K-1,  2-4, and 5-6.
Our formal Logic/Rhetoric program includes 7-8 and 9-12.
While visiting, you will have an opportunity to observe quietly in many of our classes, join us for Chapel, and have an informal Q and A session after your visit.
We encourage both parents to attend, and nursing babies are welcome; however, please make arrangements for your other children.
Please feel free to visit our web site at Many of our details for next year will be up soon!
You may contact Jana Krumal with any questions or to RSVP

Sacramento Creek Week 2013

Creek Week is April 5-13 this year. Check out the website for all the information about scheduled activities, clean up times, clothing donation, and volunteer opportunities.  :)