Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Passports, Line Collages, and Nature Sketches.

This week in art, 4th graders are getting ready for our year of art lessons inspired by art around the world.  In preparation for our "travels," students are creating passports that will be stamped each time we learn about a new country.  Check out our giant passports: 

Kindergarteners are learning about creating different types of lines.  We read the book, Lines that Wiggle, by Candace Whitman.  Students then drew as many different lines as they could on black paper.  Then they used Magic Nuudles and stuck them to the lines of their names to make brightly colored, dimensional name designs.  Here is some of our work:

2nd graders are learning about the difference between realistic and abstract art.  This week they are making realistic sketches of objects and things from nature.  Can you find shells, leaves, dandelions, and peacock feathers in these drawings?

Friday, August 23, 2013

Bucket Filling Day

Today was Bucket Filling Day at Three Creeks.  We had a visit from BMX biker, Matt Wilhelm, who spoke to the kids about never giving up and about not being a bully.  Matt was featured on America's Got Talent.  In the afternoon students went outside and participated in several team building activities.  Below are photos from the art activity we did.  Students each created puzzle pieces with their names on them.  Each puzzle piece was decorated to show something about the student's uniqueness.  We talked about how our school is like a giant puzzle and that each person is an important piece.  Our fifth graders teamed up to help our Kindergarten students.  Great teamwork everyone! 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Are You A Bucket Filler?

Today in Character Education students read the book How Full is Your Bucket by Tom Rath and Mary Reckmeyer.  We learned about how everyone carries around an invisible bucket.  Our goal is to be bucket fillers and add drops to people's buckets.  Bucket fillers are people who are kind and do nice things for other people.  Bucket dippers are people who are mean and not kind to others.  Students worked in groups to create posters for our schools about being bucket fillers.  By doing this activity in  groups, students could practice being kind and working together as a team.  Here is some of their work: