Friday, September 16, 2016

Dot Day Mural Time Lapse Video

Dot Day!

Students at all levels will be celebrating Dot Week during the week of September 12th in Art Class and Library/Technology.  This special event is based on the book “The Dot,” by Peter Reynolds. It is a story that encourages artists to “just make a mark.”

International Dot Day, a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, began when teacher Terry Shay introduced his classroom to Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot on September 15, 2009.
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”.

What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.

And each year on International Dot Day – with the help of people just like you –the inspiration continues. What started as a story in the pages of a book is transforming teaching and learning around the world as people of all ages re-discover the power and potential of creativity in all they do.

We also used the Quiver app on the iPads to turn our dots three dimensional.

Friday, September 9, 2016

High Flying Hot Air Balloons

Students responded to this inspiring quote by Dr. Seuss by creating hot air balloons for our school-wide Welcome Back bulletin board!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Art in the Garden

With the garden in full bloom, how could we not take our art class outside?

First and second grade artists worked on drawing sunflowers from observation. We remind each other to Draw what you see, not what you know! 

Third and fourth grade artists were asked to imagine that they had shrunken down to the size of a bug.  What would the world look like from this point of view? Has anyone from this generation seen   "Honey I Shrunk the Kids?"

A photo posted by Nora (@artclass_allday) on