College For Kids: Ta Dye For Tie Dye Class

Miss Poplawski’s tie dye class at Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids is a creative and colorful opportunity for students to create unique and vibrant works of tie dye art! Beyond making great tie dye shirts, the students have learned about different forms of tie dye and practiced making their own special tie dye pieces. Today, the students learned how to use wax to trace over sketches on silk pieces. The wax helps to keep the dye at bay so that students can create shapes and drawings with different colors of dye without mixing colors! Next week, Ta Dye For will be working on making infinity scarves and using ice as a tool for tie dying. We can’t wait to see the next work of art they’ll create!

College For Kids: Math Power!

The students in Brian Reynolds’s Math Power class at Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids used their hands-on problem solving skills to apply math to real-life situations! In today’s class, Reynolds had the students calculate the number of license plates possible in Iowa, the number of ways to organize seven books, and possible combinations of people for sports teams using techniques of probability, factorials, and permutation. Math Power and classes like it at Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids can help kids maintain and improve their academic skills over the summer, one fun math problem at a time!

College For Kids: Sing! Act! Dance!

The Sing! Act! Dance! class at Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids is overflowing with talent and dedication from both students and their instructor, Miss Lyn A’Hearn. Miss A’Hearn coached the students on the importance of confidence and stage presence during an audition with demonstrations of posture and singing techniques. These hard-working students overcame stage fright by auditioning for roles in their upcoming performance of scenes from Mulan in front of their peers! The students sang songs from Mulan a cappella and with a piano, and practiced dialogue as Mulan and Li Shang. Join us next week on July 1st for the Showcase of Learning to see their performance!

First Day of College For Kids 2016! 

Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids – First Day! (June Session)

Today marks more than the first day of summer, it’s also the first day of Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids! Over 500 local middle school students are registered for the June session, which includes classes in food science, dissection, geometry, physics, theater, digital photography, art, and much more! Stay connected with Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids by visiting our blog for daily updates and checking out our YouTube channel. Here’s a peek into the first day at College For Kids! Stay tuned for more hands-on summer learning fun!

Welcome to the College For Kids Blog!

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Hello! Thanks for visiting the Grant Wood AEA’s College For Kids blog. On this site, we’ll share pictures and videos from College For Kids classes, interviews with teachers and students, and important updates about the program. Stay connected by checking this blog every day to see what your students are learning at College For Kids!

It’s going to be a great summer!