Art, Library, Music, P.E., and Spanish
Art with Mrs. Flynn
What's happening in art class?
First and Second Grade have been diving into color theory. From the color wheel and identifying primary colors, to creating and using warm and cool colors in their artwork, these students are experimenting and building their art palette options.
Third Grade is moving into a big architecture unit and builds off their country research in library. Ask them about the country they are studying! Help them to start observing the details and designs in the buildings they see every day!
Fourth Grade studied a famous person from our world after finding a biography of their choice, and created a mini masterpiece to warm up our art skills for 2020. Now we are moving into a collaboration with music as we study art and traditions from Asia. We will be transforming the art and music cottage this week as we learn about the Chinese New Year!
Fifth Grade is expanding on their application of overlap, shading and shadows, details, and texture in their artwork. They were recently challenged to compose two pencil drawings: the first was a traditional still life using materials found in the art room; the second was to create a drawing that would bring their still life objects to LIFE by adding facial expressions and appendages to these objects. Each student will select one of these two drawings to more fully develop as a final piece. Both drawings highlighted students' knowledge and creativity!
Library with Mrs. Zimmerman
Second grade students are reviewing story elements, character traits, and note-taking. In the near future, students will be writing their very own stories in a collaboration with Art!
The 40 Book Challenge- All students in 2nd-5th grade have created a personal reading goal for this year. They will log the books as they are read on Biblionasium. Once a student reaches his or her goal, then he or she will receive a small prize from me. The homeroom that logs the most books will win a donut breakfast party! Ask your child about his or her goal!
Important Library Dates
February 3rd- Jason Tharp will be here meeting our kindergarten students and discussing his latest book, It's Okay to Be a Unicorn!
March 13th- Tamara Bundy will be visiting our 4th grade students!
March 23-27- Blue Marble Book Fair at Blue Marble!
Music with Ms. Vanderpool
World Language with Señora Dashley
What's going on in Spanish class?
In all grades, we are focusing on high frequency structures, structures that are the most often used in conversation, such as has, likes, is, and wants. Hence, we tell stories so that we may hear these structures in context. We focus on listening and reading in Spanish,
In 4th and 5th grade we are continuing to read "Capibara con botas." This is our first chapter book in Spanish and students are doing a fantastic job!!!
In 3rd grade, we are practicing structures, like "quiere" (wants) and "tiene" (has) by retelling a commercial from Spain.
In 2nd grade, we have finished our unit on monarch migration and have begun the lifecycle of a butterfly.
In 1st and kindergarten we are retelling the story of the 3 Little Pigs. In first, we will quickly move on to another fairy tale, after we have practiced story telling in Spanish class!