Welcome back to a new school year!!! Back in person!!!
We will start the year out by covering rules and procedures for the year and starting some great projects.
Kindergarten--Practicing our tracing
1st Grade--Artist based project (Mondrian)
2nd Grade--Color pencil mixing and reviewing primary/secondary colors
3rd Grade--Paint mixing and reviewing tertiary colors
4th Grade--Artist based project (Monet)
Should we have a heat day, snow day, or "Covid day" we will be using the following apps to continue working on projects. Please be aware that in-class/in-person projects likely would have to be changed or adjusted if we have one of these days. For example, students may have to choose one of the items on a choice board menu when working from home instead of working on a clay project that we might be currently doing in person.
The apps we will be working with the majority of the time include but are not limited to:
- Google Classroom or Seesaw (for assignments)
- TeacherEase (grades)
- Chrome (access to the internet for projects)
- Gmail (to email questions to the teacher)
- Google Meets (Virtual meeting space for weekly question/answer sessions)
- Youtube (to watch instructional videos)
To help give our students a variety of different projects to do from home you will need a few items most of which I bet you already have. They can be new or old doesn't matter as long as they work. Most of these items are already part of the school supply list. I'm listing them here so you know what we will be using.
White Paper (computer paper works great)
24 pk. Crayons (for Kindergarten 12 pk)
Small Glue bottle (no glue stick)
Watercolors (8 color)
Colored pencils 12pk
Wide tip Markers 12pk
(maybe something to store all of it in)
From time to time we may need to use items from around the house to trace things.
Check out how to "paint" with clothes. No cutting required
What to know more about painting landscapes? Watch these Bob Ross videos.
Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
Art with Mati & Dada
The Louvre in Paris, France
The Guggenhem in New York, USA
The National Gallory of Art in Washington D.C., USA
The British Museum in London, England
Google Arts & Culture
Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, USA
Smithsonian American Art Museum *suggested by GS Troop 30
Check out this website for links to other museums (science, nature, space) that have virtual tours *suggested by GS Troop 30