First Grade: Color Poetry

In language arts, first grade read a book entitled “Hailstones and Halibut Bones” by Mary O’Neill.  It contains works of poetry about the colors of the spectrum. Students chose a color and wrote sensory poems.  They described how the color sounds, smells, tastes, looks, and feels.

In visual arts, first grade learned about the color wheel, tints and shades. A tint is when white is added to a color. A shade is when black is added to a color. They mixed paint to create tints and shades and created a background for their poems.

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Tinkercad Keychain Tutorial

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Third Grade- Op Art

Op Art is the art of optical illusions. Third graders used lines to and shapes to create an optical illusion of a circle. The illustration was colored with an ABAB pattern.

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Middle School

Middles school students learned cross-hatching techniques to create this illustration of ribbons

Lesson from http://www.juliannakunstler.com/art1_ribbon.html#.WRXhVxPyvOQ

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First Grade: Stop Motion Animation

First graders created a stop motion animation using their 3D printed bookmarks.

3D Printed Bookmarks: Students drew themselves and then they were introduced to the app, Morphi. Morphi allows the user to take a drawing and turn it into a 3D picture.

The 3D picture was imported into Simplify. Simplify gets the 3D picture ready to print.

Stop Motion Animation: Students had different jobs to create their stop motion animation. The jobs were;

Car mover #1 moved the car into the frame.

Car mover #2 moved the car out of the frame.

People mover moved the bookmark to the door.

Director: Pressed the button and checked each frame.

First graders came together as a team to create their animations.

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Preschool: Yayoi Kusama

 

Preschoolers watched a video about artist Yayoi Kusama. She had the audience dot the interior of her exhibit. Preschoolers dotted the art room!

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Third Grade: Blue Dog

Third graders learned about artist George Rodrique and his many paintings of Blue Dog.  George Rodrique was born in Cajun county. Louisiana. Blue Dog was inspired by the tale of the Loup Garou, a mythical beast.

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Kindergarten: Matryoshka Dolls

Students used Google Maps to explore Russia. The highlight of our virtual tour was seeing St. Basil’s Cathedral. They learned the history of Matryoshka nesting dolls and created their own.

One of our students brought in a giant size Matryoshaka!

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Third Grade: George Rodrique

Third graders learned about artist George Rodrique. George Rodrique is known for his paintings of Blue Dog. Blue Dog was inspired from the tale of the Loup Garou, a mythical beast.

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First Grade: 3D Printing

First Graders are experimenting with the app, Morphi. Morphi  is a toll that can be used to create projects for the 3D printer.

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