The Nighthawk Talk

Your Quest for Excellence!

Edition #7-- Express Yourself Through The Arts

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see."

--Edgar Degas


1. How do you inspire an artist?

Easel-y

2. Which animals are famous artists?

Pablo Pig-caso and Vincent van Goat

3. What did momma color wheel say to the baby color wheel?

Don't use that tone with me.

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This week's special guest travels around town to show you some incredible art. Enjoy as she explores the theme of The Arts. I hope you have been encouraged to continue your learning with all of these hands-on, engaging activities. Remember, our district content specialists in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and STEM have developed integrated activities that will boost, challenge, and enrich learning. Each week, activities focused around a different theme will be posted in this newsletter, along with IXL challenges and other learning opportunities.


If you missed anything in the past weeks, below are the links to those newsletters:

1. Edition #1--Weather related activities were the focus.

2. Edition # 2 included activities around the theme of cooking/baking. Did you cook up anything tasty?

3. Edition #3 brought you some amazing activities focused around gardening and insects.

4. Edition #4 took you to out of this world with space activities.

5. Edition #5 had you explore oceans and ocean life.

6. Edition #6 was all about travel.


ALERT: Remember to send pictures of you working on activities, reading, or of any finished projects to dena.markey@edmondschools.net. I will post them on the John Ross Library Facebook page as well as randomly selecting some for this newsletter.

Grades Pre-K -2: Art Fun

Click on the link to find fun art activities.


Art Activities K-2


PebbleGo: UN- ross Password--school

Click here to learn about Fiber Arts.


Tumble Books: UN: johnross Password: books

Type art into subject.

Pre-K-2:

Mathematics and art intersect in our world in beautiful ways. Many mathematicians draw upon art and many artists draw upon mathematics. When mathematics and art come together, students are often inspired and they can start to see mathematics as a beautiful and creative subject.


YouCubed Activities - Scroll down to "Additional Activities."

Grades Pre-K-2: Tear Art

Using torn pieces of paper, create a visual representation of your community or basic landforms (such as mountains).


Tear Art Directions

Grades Pre-k-2: Creating a coloring tool

We need to color, but there is nothing to color with. Help! Make a tool for coloring. Try using things from nature or around the house.

Pre-K-2: Better Kids

This link has 5 amazing art activities for Social Emotional Learning:


https://betterkids.education/blog/5-art-activities-for-social-emotional-learning

Pre-K-2nd: Digital Citizens : Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia.org)

Watch the video about Digital Citizens who take a pledge to "travel" the internet safely!
Discuss the following questions with an adult at home:
1. The Digital Citizens pledged to travel safely on the internet. What was one thing you learned from the Digital Citizens?
2. Why is it a good idea to set a time limit when using technology?
3. Why shouldn't you share your username and password with other people?


https://youtu.be/-N7lRYMmbXU

Grades 3rd-5th: Explore the Arts

Art isn't just drawing or painting, click on the link to learn more.

Explore the Arts



PebbleGo: un: ross pw: school

Read about fiber arts.


Tumblebooks un: johnross pw: books

Type art into subject box.

Grades 3rd-5th: Math & Art Activities

Mathematics and art intersect in our world in beautiful ways. Many mathematicians draw upon art and many artists draw upon mathematics. When mathematics and art come together, students are often inspired and they can start to see mathematics as a beautiful and creative subject.



YouCubed Activities - Scroll down to "Additional Activities."

Grades 3rd-5th:Tear Art

Using torn pieces ot paper, create a visual representation of the US Flag or regions of the United States.


Tear Art Directions

Grades 3rd-5th: Trash to Treasure

Your town is having a trash-to-treasure day. People have asked you to design a sculpture. Use at least 10 items to make your sculpture. You must use items that were going to be thrown away or recycled. You may use tape or glue to hold the parts together. Your sculpture must be able to stand on its own for at least 15 seconds.

Grades 3rd-5th: Better Kids

This link has 5 amazing art activities for Social Emotion Learning.


https://betterkids.education/blog/5-art-activities-for-social-emotional-learning

Grades 3rd-5th: Cyberbullying -Digital Citizenship cont. (commonsensemedia).org)

Watch the video about cyberbullying and discuss the following questions with an adult at home:
1. What is cyberbullying?
2. What are some things you can do if you see cyberbullying?
3. Bullying and cyberbullying are both unacceptable, but what makes cyberbullying different?


What's Cyberbullying?

Big picture

Claire LeBlanc reading to her younger sister and stuffed pet.

IXL Super Summer Challenge

Practice IXL for 5 days in a row.


Who can answer 50 questions a day for 5 days?


Woo hoo! Give it up for these students who practiced IXL during the week of July 12th!

Isaac Roy

Jesse Tilley

Josh Thornton