International Dot Day at the Palatine Public Library
was a great success!
The excitement and energy in the room and around the library was really amazing! The "Dot" Exhibition will be on display until September 27. Drop on by (if you are in the area) and check it out.
Also, many thanks to the Palatine Public Library staff who welcomed the idea and really went out of their way to make this event a great success. In my opinion...they made their mark ;-)
It was a really busy week for all grade levels. Big units and projects have started and I think the year is going to be exciting for them. (cross your fingers)
First Grade: Vase-ish.....
As the first graders start getting used to coming to art, I try to loosen up their creative senses and make them feel comfortable with their own abilities. "ish" is another book by Peter H. Reynolds
|First Grade students' Vase-ish|
First/ Second Bilingual: Developing a Community
This year we are faced with a challenge of teaching two grades together. After hours and hours of contemplation and "trying to figure out" how to help these students progress in art class, I got. I think. I can't teach them first grade curriculum because half the class already has completed it. I can't teach them second grade curriculum because the other half is new to the art class world. So....what do you do? Create something new :) Our first 'community' effort is creating necklaces in which we learn that sharing is a key component to working together.
Second Grade: Me in a picture
Second grade students were showing off a bit this week. In our journey to see how we connect to our world, we began with a bit of self-observation and creating self-portraits. I was really amazed to see how far these little guys have come from first grade. We are only half way through the drawing process, stay tuned for pics!
Third Grade: Just say "hello"
|"Yia Sou"---'Hello' in Greek|
Fouth Grade: CSI: ART ROOM
Fifth Grade: Four kids and their dog in the Lascaux Cave
|caption from the inside of Lascaux Cave|
Sixth Grade: Wimping yourself
In a school with big shot 6th graders, it's great to be a wimp! It's great to see 6th graders excited about working!!! on anything! All the 6th graders have really embraced their composition books and hold them with an incredible amount of value. More so, walking around the school and calling them 'wimps' makes teaching them even more fun!
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xoxo, SMocK you.