Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Gingerbread S.T.E.A.M.

Team Teaching S.T.E.A.M. with Mr. Giannetto and Mrs. Barron

S.T.E.A.M. = Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Challenge: To keep the Gingerbread man safe from different types of weather! 

Weather Choices: earthquake, wind, rain/flood, cold

Materials: You may pick up to 4 different types of materials to protect your gingerbread man.

Illustration: Draw how you plan to protect your gingerbread man from the harsh weather. You may glue or tape materials to or around your cookie.

Prediction: Will your gingerbread man survive being exposed to the harsh weather condition you selected? We'll be testing each scenario to see if you successfully protected your cookie. 

Outcome: Were you successful? Did your gingerbread man survive the harsh weather conditions? Why or why not?

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Each group selects their four materials to use to protect their cookie. Which materials will best protect it?

The students begin to create their protective structures. 

It was great to see the students working together and problem solving. They had fun brainstorming ideas for how to best protect their cookie.

These students below are creating a structure out of construction paper and styrofoam.

 The students have decided to line the inside of the structure with fur to protect the gingerbread man in case he falls during the earthquake. 

Mr. Giannetto explains that each experimental structure will be tested.

The students are proud of their protective enclosures. Will the gingerbread man survive after we expose him to the harsh weather conditions? 

Below the gingerbread men are pictured while one is also inside of each structure. Will he survive? One team laid the cookie down in the house so he wouldn't fall and break during the earthquake. Another team used plastic to surround the gingerbread to protect it during the rain/flood. The cookie at the bottom is protected with fur to keep him warm in the cold. 

Now it's time to test our experiments. Will our gingerbread man survive an earthquake, flood, and extreme cold? 

In the video below we are creating an earthquake. Will our gingerbread man stay in one piece? 

Below the gingerbread man is headed into the freezer to see if he will survive in a cold climate.

Will the gingerbread man survive the rain or a flood?

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Holiday Ornaments

Happy Holidays from the Art room! 

Young School students loved making Holiday ornaments.

The 2nd Grade clay reindeer ornaments have so much character! 

 The Kindergarten snowmen ornaments look fun and festive.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Kindergarten Self-Portraits

Kindergarten Self-Portrait Collage

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Kindergarten students loved creating self-portraits. They were very thoughtful in picking their hair, skin, and eye color.

Do you recognize me?

Art to Remember

Art to Remember products are available for pickup! 
The students are very excited to see their artwork on a variety of items! 

I love when my students wear their Art to Remember t-shirts to school!

Monday, November 2, 2015

All About Me Art Showcase

You're Invited to Art Class

for the 2nd Grade

All About Me Art Showcase!

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Your child's Art Showcase will take place during their regularly scheduled Art class beginning on Day 1 Tuesday, November 17, 2015 through Day 6 Tuesday, November 24th. 

You will receive an invitation with the date and time. I'm also adding the schedule below.

 Day 1 Tuesday, Nov. 17th                     
 9:15-9:55 Sadusky                            
  10:00-10:40 Gablein                                

Day 2 Wednesday, Nov.18th
9:15-9:55 Cygan
10:00-10:40 DeAngelis

Day 3 Thursday, Nov. 19th          
 9:15-9:55 Estep                               
10:00-10:40 Hayes      

Day 4 Friday, Nov. 20th
9:15-9:55 Barron
10:00-10:40 Isaia

Day 5 Monday, Nov. 23rd              
 9:15-9:55 Montesano                          
10:00-10:40 Hollfelder                         

Day 6 Tuesday Nov. 24th 
9:15-9:55 Deyo
10:00-10:40 Ballard

I hope to see you at your child's Art Showcase!

   Your child's clay self-portrait will be on display.

You'll play the Guess the Self-Portrait Game.

You'll complete an All About Me drawing activity sheet with your child.

You'll learn more about the Art program.

Second Grade students are proud to display their work and excited for you to spend some time in the Art room!

Parents and students had a great time!

Parents were excited to recognize their child's self-portrait.

Students and parents worked together to complete the All About Me drawing sheet.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Kindergarten Owlets

Kindergarten Owlets

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The students enjoyed cutting, ripping, and gluing. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Kindergarten Fall Pumpkins

Kindergarten Pumpkin Patches 

The students loved sponge painting!
 We hopped with the sponge brush to paint the pumpkins.

Next, the students cut out the pumpkins and glued them to black paper.

Finally, they added stems, grass, leaves and a moon.

Kindergarten students created awesome Autumn artwork! 

Many pumpkin patches are now on display at Young School!