Week of August 31, 2015
This week is about routine and lines. They practice self starting, taking out pencils from bags and writing information on page. Whole class trying to beat the clock, three minutes or less. Second through sixth are sorting shapes and forms, and reviewing how to draw three dimensional geometric forms, with cast shadows. T 'K K and first are looking at how Van Gogh used lines in "Starry Night,". T'K and kinder made lines using their whole bodies and first graders created dances to show the lines in space.
Week of August 24, 2015
Students are drawing and writing repect agreements. They are showing ways students respect students, students respect teachers, teachers respect students, and how we all respect the art, materials and the art room. From "The Imagineering Workout," by Disney Imagineers, we used the "What If," exercise found on page 75.. "Use the phrase "What if ," for suggesting ideas to yourself and others." We found that by asking what if? we could generate more ideas, stay more open to different solutions, no one felt uncomfortable making suggestions, we were just playing with ideas. As the teacher, I felt it made the drawing of cause and effect relationships much more easier to do and clearer to understand.
Thank you AT&T
We used the wiring for our artful galimotos