Week of April 2nd

Welcome to the last quarter of school!

Mrs. Gersten’s class did not meet due to the modified schedule.

Kindergarten:  The kindergarteners continued their favorite memory art based on the text, Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold. They added their pictures, a drawing of their favorite memory, and cotton ball clouds. They will need one more art session to complete this project.

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First Grade: The first graders continued their Garden Patch Cats.  Here are a few completed projects.  We will need one more week to complete the project.

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Second Grade: The second graders were busy rehearsing for their musical.

Third Grade: We started a new art unit discussing symbols in art.  The students were divided into groups to discuss 5 different art pieces with snakes as symbols.  This week the students created a snake shape out of cardstock. The objective of the project is to create a snake symbol. The students will select colors to match the meaning of their snake symbols.  Next week the students will use yarn in a process called yarn coiling. 10

Fourth Grade:  For this new art unit, the students read an article about the life and art of M.C. Escher.  We discussed how he incorporated math with art to create optical illusions.  The students began their art piece by drawing parallel diagonal lines on a piece of construction paper.  They used a ruler to ensure that the lines were neat and straight.  For the next 2 weeks, the students will colors in the lines with marker.  The last step is to cut vertical lines and “fan” out each cut section to give the illusion that the lines are curved.

Fifth Grade:  Our focus for our next art project in 5th grade is abstract art.  The students read a text about the history of abstract art.

Lesson Objective: Students will create an abstract art piece of an everyday object.

Requirements:

1.Must be abstract

2.Students must incorporate water colors

Subject must be an everyday object

4.Art must be completed in 3 art sessions

5.Has to fit on a 9 X 12 paper

The students were given a variety of media and materials to use for this project.

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Sixth Grade:  We are beginning a drawing unit.  We reviewed the drawing techniques taught in 5th grade, such as gesture drawing,  contour drawing, and shading. The students drew an observational sketch of marshmallows.  They focused on shape and value.

 

Mr. Thomas’ class:  The students completed their aboriginal dot paintings this week.

Mrs. Simmons’ class:  The students helped with a special collaborative project for the 2nd grade musical.  They added black straws to animal silhouettes.

 

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