Friday, December 23, 2011

Parts of the body en español

Fifth graders learned the parts of the body in Spanish. Students experimented with creating their own "word art" to illustrate the vocabulary words for the parts of the body. Can you figure out what the following words mean based on their artwork?

Students also created their own diagram to practice naming parts of the body. Check out these amazing drawings!:
After the break, we will begin filming patient/doctor dialogues that deal with the various symptoms of a "mysterious illness". Check back in January for the results!

Señora Sears

Friday, December 9, 2011

Kandinsky collages

Grade 1

Color Study Collage
In the style of Wassily Kandinsky

Students in first grade created torn paper collages in the style of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Color, pattern, art history as well as developing fine motor skills were explored while using Kandinsky as inspiration. Tearing paper and controlling the direction in which the paper would rip was not as easy as it looked but the students worked hard to create the abstract oval shapes in the different sizes shown. The results look like the famous Kandinsky painting, Colour Study: Squares with Concentric Circles.
~Mrs. Yutkins, Art


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ballroom Dancing

The fifth grade completed their ballroom dancing instruction last week. With a grant from the Spaulding Education Fund, we were able to bring back Miss Tina to teach our 5th graders the tango, the cha cha, the merengue, swing, and a polka mixer. Some of these dances will be performed at the Holiday Concert on December 20th. We are also in the process of trying to bring the fifth graders from Manchester and Essex together to dance, as the Essex students completed the same program.

Mr. Lamothe, P.E.