So sorry, this was my December post that was suppose to be posted prior to break and due to unforeseen illness I was not at school to share it with you. Enjoy!
We have had so many wonderful things going on here at the Rock. We usually do this time of year!! We have really been busy trying to get some winter works made and up in our halls before we leave for break. I am so excited to see winter coming to life in our halls at the Rock, it helps to bring about joy and excitement within the kiddos. We are closing up on the work we are doing on our projects and we are putting our portfolios together to bring home.
Our Big Thank You went over well and we delivered around 650 letters to the troops. The Bert Show has also been getting letters back from the troops to share with us on the radio. Some of the kids have been telling me they are hearing on the radio! We have a teacher here at the Rock whose son was recently deployed to Afghanistan, so the Big Thank meant a little more this year as we were sending one of our very own Rock family members into the world to help make, keep, and fight if needed, for peace within other countries and always for our own. So, A very BIG THANK YOU to him especially this year, leaving his family at this time of year and to his parents for raising such an honorable and selfless son. We love and miss you, come home soon!!
Our art that has been at the Collins Hill Public Library have come down. I am however, wanting to keep those works for a little longer, just in case I think some of our friends work is deserving of the county art show in the spring. I am scheduled for the Collins Hill Library to have another display in the month of March and look forward to finding new artists who are working hard and making marvelous works so they too can join in on the art showing fun that we are amping up around the Rock this year.
Art Club has been exciting... We have created our Visual journals and the kids are filling them up with all kids of drawings, writings, clippings, paintings, pictures... they are painting a 16 X 20 canvas with acrylics, and they all have completed a ceramic vessel on the pottery wheel this week. We are going to paint our pots and put them back in the kiln to fire and finish. Only two more meetings with fourth graders and then fifth grade Art Club starts.
Look here for a few of the things we have worked on for our Winter art projects.
|2nd grade- Some second grade classes were working hard on learning the patter needed to weave and we used that pattern to help us weave our paper weaving. This was a one day preview of the cup weaving that was to follow.|
|1st graders worked on learning about Paul Revere and his amazing silversmith skills. We learned the parts of a teapot and then practiced with play doh on how to make the parts and learned how to produce the final product!|
|Kindergartners had a great time getting into the fabric and button bins, they also enjoyed the tearing of their snowmen. We were working on tearing skills first, then we were able to use stamping, drawing, cutting, and gluing to top off our snowmen!|
|Some Kindergarten classes were short of time due to schedule changes, so they created a simpler version of the snowman above, these too were fun and the students enjoyed it!|
|This fifth grader enjoyed the freedom of exploration of materials. Mainly concentrating on fabric and paper but she did a great job of completing a work of art based on the theme of Winter.|