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 Kindergarteners learned about the COLOR WHEEL.

The primary colors are RED, BLUE and YELLOW.

The Secondary colors are PURPLE, ORANGE and GREEN

They mixed clay to create the secondary colors and create a COLOR WHEEL.

Then they used and mixed the primary colors to create their bird painting.


Piet Mondrian, Composition with Red, Yellow, Blue and Black , 1926 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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Kindergartners played a Smart Board game and watched a video on the COLOR WHEEL

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Second Grade

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Second grade learned about the ELEMENTS OF ART with a focus on VALUE. Adding white to a color creates a tint and adding black to a color created a shade. They used tints and shades of blue to create their painting of a fish. 2.7 Elementsof Art fish

Henri Matisse, Goldfish, 1912, oil on canvas, 146 x 97 cm (Pushkin Museum of Art, Moscow)

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Learn more about Henri Matisse and his painting of Goldfish at Khan Academy

Thank you Tricia Fuglestad for the great lesson


Fourth Grade

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 Fourth graders are learning how to draw using perspective. They are using the “Vanishing Point” to create cubes.

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Third Grade

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Third graders learned about the Elements of Art. The Elements of Art are the ingredients to art. They learned an easy way to remember all six elements.


 They searched for Elements of Art in paintings.

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They found most of the Elements of Art in Vincent Van Gogh’s painting of Sunflowers.

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 They created their own still life and added the Elements of Art .

Ted Talk Video Resources

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Birke Baehr: What’s wrong with our food system

Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy — in this charming talk

Violinist Sirena Huang gives a technically brilliant and emotionally nuanced performance. In a charming interlude, the 11-year-old praises the timeless design of her instrument..

Jack Andraka: Detecting pancreatic cancer… at 15

Fifteen-year-old Tavi Gevinson had a hard time finding strong female, teenage role models — so she built a space where they could find each other. At TEDxTeen, she illustrates how the conversations on sites like Rookie, her wildly popular web magazine for and by teen girls, are putting a new, unapologetically uncertain and richly complex face on modern feminism.

Hackschooling makes me happy | Logan LaPlante | TEDxUniversityofNevada

In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah describe their extraordinary projects — and their route to a passion for science.

Pianist and composer Jennifer Lin gives a magical performance, talks about the process of creativity and improvises a moving solo piece based on a random sequence of notes.

The healing power of video games: Steven Gonzalez at TEDxSugarLand