Fifth Grade Zebras

Fifth graders learned about Henri Rousseau, his paintings, and analogous colors. Henri Rousseau never visited the jungles he painted, instead he drew inspiration from house plants and the botanical garden. Analogous colors are a group of three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel. Instead of black stripes, the zebra’s stripes are analogous colors.

Fourth & Fifth Grade: Karl Shrag

In honor of Tu B’Shevat, fourth and fifth graders created landscapes. They studied a variety of landscapes by artist Karl Shrag. Karl Shrag was born in Germany in 1912. He moved to the USA in 1938

They then reviewed the elements of art – line, form, color, space, texture, value and shape. They used the elements of art to describe Karl Shrag’s paintings.

3D Printed Chanukiahs

In Judaic Studies, fourth grade learned about what makes a Chanukiah kosher.  A kosher chanukiah has to have candles that are in a single row and the same height, except for the shamash. We also learned about the story of Chanukah from the perspective of Judah Maccabee.

In science, students learned about series and parallel circuits.

Students learned how to use Tinkercad, a program used to design 3D-printed chanukiyot. Next they used LED lights and batteries to create simple circuits to light up the chanukiya (Menorah) on the first day of Chanukah.

Fifth Grade: Radial Symmetry

Radial Symmetry Origami: Students learned three origami folds and difference between linear and radial symmetry. They applied this knowledge to create a paper relief sculpture.

 Radial Symmetry Print: Students learned about radial symmetry in mandalas. They created  stamps that created symmetrical prints.