Here is what we have planned for the week ahead:
Kindergarten: The kindergarten students will re-read the story Leonardo the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems. Then, each student will use clay to make a sculpture of the monster that he / she designed last weel..
1st Grade: These students will continue learning about line. This week, they will use chenile stems to make line sculptures.
2nd Grade: The 2nd graders will continue making collages that use positive shapes (shapes that are made by adding something) and negative shapes (shapes that are made by leaving empty spaces).
3rd Grade: The students in 3rd grade will continue to use collage to design their own aliens. Each student’s collage must use symmetrical balance in at least 3 places and asymmetrical balance in at least 3 places.
4th Grade: These classes will continue learning about color schemes. Students in Room 203 will use oil pastels to color their drawings. Students in Room 207 will use tempera paint to paint their drawings.
5th Grade: The 5th graders will continue creating their own Dadaist-inspired photomontages.
6th Grade: These students will continue creating collages inspired by Henri Matisse. Each group will begin finish making his / her thumbnail sketch.
NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their work in class will be able to come in before school or after school to work on this assignment. I will be available before school (8:15 AM – 8:45 AM) on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. I will be available after school (3:45 PM – 4:15 PM) on Tuesday and Wednesday. I ask that students set an appointment at least one day in advance and that I receive written parental permission (a note or an email). All work on this project must be done by Thursday @ 4:15 PM.
7th Grade: The students in these classes will continue their graphic design project. Each student will continue to create his / her own logo. I will ask each student to think about the job that he / she hopes to have some day and make a logo that he / she could use for that job. Each logo must use the student’s name, it must use words and pictures, it must be designed to be read quickly, and it give some information about the job he / she wants to have.
NOTE: Students who are unable to finish their revised first drafts in school will be allowed to take them home to complete them. For students in Rooms 119 and 120, revisions for these designs will be due on Friday @ 9:00 AM.
8th Grade: The 8th graders will continue their graphic design project. This week, each student will make any necessary revision to his / her first draft. If time allows, each student will work on his / her final draft. Each design must use words and pictures in a creative way to communicate at least 3 pieces of information about the Class of 2016 or about the school.
As always, please email me if there are any questions.
Murray Language Academy