What is “Genius Hour”? Well, the concept is based on the Google corporate principle of letting their employees investigate their own interests 20% of work time. In Art, students could choose an art-based “Big Question” to explore, such as “How … Continue reading
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Fifth graders learned about literary tone (Common Core Language Arts), and applied a tone to either an existing story, or their own. It took me awhile to photograph these, but it was worth the wait! … Continue reading
Here is a link to making layout templates online, then you can print them out for practice!
Here are several creative animations fifth graders made in Art: Movie by: Charlie & Matt from L. Girbino on Vimeo. Brian & Vikas' Movie from L. Girbino on Vimeo.
In this choice-based lesson, students created sculptures. Some of the video is sideways. 5thSculptures from L. Girbino on Vimeo.
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Fifth grade is wrapping up their big Graphic Design Challenge that started with sketchnoting. Then, they had their choice of designing an app logo, a poster for their favorite book, a smartphone case, or a skateboard deck: … Continue reading
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All the art is down from the halls, the last firing of the kiln with the last of the fourth grade clay tiles is done, and I have been very busy doing an inventory of the last of the art … Continue reading
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Third grade watched a video of contemporary artist, Wayne Thiebaud. Then, they used tempera paint to create a cake picture, including parallel lines in their cake slice. Fourth grade is wrapping up watercolor experiments. In one picture they used three … Continue reading