Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Empty Bowls

Some of our finished bowls for the Empty Bowls Event
Empty Bowls is a hunger
awareness dinner that will
take place on Dec. 11 from
5:15-6:45 p.m. There will be
2 dinner seating times: 5:15
or 6:00. Students in all
grades will be creating
something for the event,
ranging from clay bowls to
placemats, to table
The dinner will include
a simple meal of chicken
soup and bread. Tickets must
be purchased in advance
beginning November 17
through December 8. Cost is
$5 per person or $20 per
family of 5. All proceeds will
be donated to a local food
Three Creeks students
and their families are invited
to come. Each family who
attends will be able to take
home one of the handmade
bowls as a reminder that
there are always empty
bowls in our world. There
will be family art activities
and music performances
during the evening as well.
If you wish to purchase
tickets, please fill out the form
that was emailed to you
and have your child
return it to school in an
envelope labeled “Empty
Bowls.” We will return tickets
for the event to your child.

Friday, November 7, 2014

O'Keeffe, Matisse, and Van Gogh

 Here are some artists we've been learning about:
2nd grade Georgia O'Keeffe:
O'Keeffe's Painting, Sky Above the Clouds
2nd grade O'Keeffe Sky Paintings
(Inspired by www.paintedpaper.blogspot.com)

1st Grade: Henri Matisse
Due to failing health, Matisse could no longer paint, so he started created collages of cut paper.  He called this, "drawing with scissors."

Our Matisse Inspired Cut-Outs:

3rd Grade: Vincent Van Gogh; Here are our Starry Night Collages:


Drug Free Week, Animals, and Clay Leaves

In October in Character Education, we celebrated making a choice to be drug free.  Here are some pictures of students chalking up the sidewalks with drug free messages:

"Don't be bad to the bone; stay drug free."
Drugs are monsterous

Kindergarteners have been learning about shapes and how to mix secondary colors.  Ask your kindergartener to name the secondary colors (purple, orange, and green).  Here are some animals they created using cardboard shapes (inspiration for this lesson came from district196.org):

Go Smell the Roses: Mrs. Ahiga dresses like the Travelocity Roaming Gnome for Halloween.  4th grade students created their own gnomes earlier in the year.
2nd grade clay leaf sculptures:

Monday, November 3, 2014

Flip Flop Recycling Company

4th graders are continuing their study of Kenyan art.  Check out this short video to learn about one of the many amazing recycling projects happening in Kenya.