Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Mona Lisa told the news to my students last week. We are expecting a baby girl this March!

Thank You Veterans!

In Art class, third graders have been learning about Veterans Day and how we honor those that serve in the armed forces on this day. The students created a collage artwork that incorporates the main symbol of America or Veterans Day, the American Flag. Thank you Veterans for all that you do!

Eric Carle's The Very Busy Spider

In Art class, second graders were inspired by Eric Carle’s book, “The Very Busy Spider.” Students learned how Eric Carle created his illustrations in his books. Like Carle, students painted large sheets of paper with bright colors and made designs in wet paint using their paint brush handles! Students reviewed how to mix secondary colors from the primary colors while painting. Second graders cut and glued their papers to create their own very busy spiders!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Analogous Abstract Sculptures

Fourth and fifth graders created these awesome abstract sculptures in Art class! Students learned the definition of a sculpture (a three-dimensional artwork) and learned the difference between shape and form. Students used a block of wood, a wire from a hanger and a nylon to create the abstract form. Next, students had to choose analogous colors (colors that are next to each other on the color wheel) while painting. A big emphasis on the project was blending the colors into one another. Way to go young artists! They look amazing!