Baby Torres Arrived!

As of September 18th I am out on my maternity leave due to the birth of my son. Unfortunately, artists of the month will not occur for the months of September and October. Upon my return to work (roughly set to be the second week of November), I will pick artists of the month based on student work while I was out. Enjoy this photo of my little guy and hope to see everyone in November!

Artists of the Month – April Edition

Congratulations to April’s  student artists of the month! Every month six students are selected based off of the following criteria: craftsmanship (neatness) , behavior (being a good leader) and creativity  in the art room. In recognition of this honor students receive: an art award certificate, a fabulous art prize and their name is written in the “golden frame of art fame”.

Artists of the Month -March Edition

Congratulations to March’s  student artists of the month! Every month six students (However this month we did 7) are selected based off of the following criteria: craftsmanship (neatness) , behavior (being a good leader) and creativity  in the art room. In recognition of this honor students receive: an art award certificate, a fabulous art prize and their name is written in the “golden frame of art fame”.

The Lion King Musical is 3 weeks away!!!!

Be on the look out the following weeks as the art room goes on an African safari with each grade. That’s right we are celebrating and supporting the music department’s Lion King musical! Each grade is assigned a different African animal and will be working to complete it in time to decorate our school for the musical. Kindergarten will be creating directed drawing water colored giraffes, First grade will create lions with pastel fur texture, Second grade explores zebras and their stripes, Third grade takes a closer look at cheetahs, Fourth grade will scour the African plane at sunset meanwhile 5th grade will be collaging the various different birds of the African continent. Stay tuned and hope to see you as the musical!

                Working on those masks!

Artists of the Month -February Edition

Congratulations to February’s  student artists of the month! Every month six students are selected based off of the following criteria: craftsmanship (neatness) , behavior (being a good leader) and creativity  in the art room. In recognition of this honor students receive: an art award certificate, a fabulous art prize and their name is written in the “golden frame of art fame”.

Artists of the Month -January Edition

Congratulations to January’s  student artists of the month! Every month six students are selected based off of the following criteria: craftsmanship (neatness) , behavior (being a good leader) and creativity  in the art room. In recognition of this honor students receive: an art award certificate, a fabulous art prize and their name is written in the “golden frame of art fame”.

Winter Art is Here to Stay

Happy New Year to all! New year means a new display. Be sure to check out the display case on the second floor near Mr. Cook’s & Mrs. Graves classrooms. You’ll find both first grade and second grade snowmen. In addition, check out each individual grade’s art work on their separate page in the tabs above. 

CHECK OUT THE PAGE FOR EACH GRADE!

At the top of the website are pages for each individual grade! Unfortunately, I ‘m having some technical difficulty in getting each page to send emails out as it updates. So be sure to click on your child’s grade level to see what they are making in the art room.

Young Fives- Shapes are Every Where!

The Young Fives class has spent the last few weeks learning about shapes in art and in every day life. They spent time practicing coloring and tracing in shapes to lead up to the next weeks project: shape people. Then, students practiced cutting shapes out carefully and pasting them onto a scene. Afterwards, we reviewed shapes using building blocks. Everyone was given 10 minutes to just simply construct buildings and see how their blocks fit together. This lead to us playing the shape hunt game. I would call out a shape to the students and they would have to see if they could find the shape and hold it up for me from their blocks.

Kindergarten Name Mosaics

This week Kindergarten finished up their name mosaics. Each class was read the story “Too Much Glue” by Jason Lefebvre before starting the project in order to emphasize that glue must be used carefully. The activity helps students develop their fine motor skills by having to carefully adhere glue to the lines of their name using small paper squares. Students can use glue neatly and sparingly when adhering small paper shapes.