Category Archives: Gallery

October/November Art News

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In Third Grade, we completed two projects: clay pinch pots with faces, and “creature behind my door”. The creature drawings were hidden behind a tag board door design, utilizing small motor tracing and cutting skills. We worked on those in … Continue reading

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Architect Visits 5th Grade Art

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On Thursday, March 20th, fifth grade Art classes got a visit from Mr. Craig Thompson, an area architect affiliated with AIA. He was able to share what he does, the education required, and the cool projects he is currently working … Continue reading

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A Little Scratch Programming Test

Thanks Mrs. Gagel for this news: “One week from today is Computer Science Education Week. No, computer programming skills are not on the test, but kids who use computer programming skills are using problem solving skills…By teaching some of the … Continue reading

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April/May Art Gallery Samples

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2012/13 Off to a Great Start!

I am so excited about all the new students, familiar friends, and also the new projects planned. Although we are just one week in, I already have beautiful art from the students, including the third grade “Ninja Eggs” and collaborative, … Continue reading

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Summer Symbaloo, Resources & May/June News

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Once again, many cool websites to make art without downloads (screenshot below) at http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/elementary-upartwebmix Art supplies, like we use at Leighton–> http://www.dickblick.com/ News from May/June: 3rd Grade is completing their 1-point perspective project, “Magic Boxes”(see below). 4th Grade completed their … Continue reading

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Art Club Rotoball 2012 Animation

In Rotoball, the ball comes in from the left & goes out to the right, being transformed in the middle—all of this takes place in 15 seconds. Our entry is below, and after we took nearly 200 stop-motion pictures the … Continue reading

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Late November & Early December Art News

Third grade has finished their tunnel books, with examples now on display in the large showcase in third grade, with more on our digital gallery, Artsonia. Fourth grade is nearly done with their “wallet project”, which involved “design thinking” and … Continue reading

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October Avatar Video

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As promised, here’s a brief Animoto of 5th grade Avatars. Students chose to use either colored pencil, tempera, or Photoshop on the computers to represent themselves. Additionally, we did an investigation into “digital footprints” (see Tildecast #9 from district homepage). … Continue reading

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September & October Art News

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In September & October, we’ve been looking at how artists can represent themselves (5th grade Avatar unit, 4th grade collograph printmaking unit), & in 3rd grade, we made and traded Artists’ Trading Cards (choosing a theme to illustrate, which is … Continue reading

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