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Thursday, September 24, 2009

6th Grade Creative Color Wheels

The sixth grade students learned about primary, secondary, and tertiary colors. They blended the three primary colors in order to paint a full spectrum of colors. Each student created a template of a unique shape, traced it onto each color, and cut out the shapes. Lastly, students assembled the colors in the order that demonstrated a correct understanding of color mixing.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

5th Grade Symbols

The Fifth Grade Students learned about the Contemporary American Artist Ida Kohlmeyer. They viewed her painting "Circus Series No. 3-2," which uses symbols to communicate meaning. We talked about different symbols, and the students used both conventional symbols and their own imaginative symbols in a grid drawing. They reviewed warm and cool colors and used an intentional color pattern in their drawings.

4th Grade Hands

The Fourth Graders reviewed parallel and unparallel lines, and they used unparallel lines to create a complex grid. They carefully traced their hands onto the grid and used warm colors inside of the hands and cool colors on the background.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

3rd Grade Giants

The third graders read the book:
Clever Beatrice
The students learned about proportion, and they created their own watercolor giants.

Kindergarten shape collage

The kindergarteners learned about shapes and colors. They practiced fine motor skills by trying to cut along the lines and gluing peices to create a collage.

2nd Grade Pandas

The Second Grade Class learned about endangered animals. We read the book:
Panda Bear, Panda Bear What do you See?
The students viewed the art of Eric Carle, and they created drawings of panda bears using simple shapes. The students also collaged bamboo to show the panda's favorite environment.