things hands can do

What can you do by hand?

Today we were lucky to have sign language expert Churyl Zevair visit and teach the kids about expression through hands. She talked about sign language as a means of communication with hands, as well as just how expressive the language is.

Molding clay and making prints.

Making playdough models.

Telephone pictionary.

Working on the novel writing challenge for November (aka NaNoWriMo).

Dia de los Muertos memory boxes.

Afterschool Story Lab: today we talked about creation myths from the Cherokee, Chinese, and West African cultures, then wrote our own myths about how the earth was created.