This week we explored various genres of art. This included work from surreal artist Salvador Dali, as well as contemporary street art, and murals. We discussed their meaning and purpose, and talked about our connections with each piece. We also visited the National Gallery and had an up close viewing of several different pieces of artwork made by Indonesian artists.
Our field trip to the National Gallery!
Our visit to the National Gallery included an up-close look at several different pieces of art and print making workshop. We also got to create our own animals using touch screen computers. We then watched, as our creations came to life in a screen before us.
Writing: Learning about the writing process
This week we worked hard to revise our drafts of Mr. Wuffles. We focused on how authors create suspense using transition words. It is a collaborative process, and we are taking the images from David Wiesner's illustrations to create our own meaning. Next week, we will edit and publish our class book to add to our library.
Design: Creating our Own Emojis
This week we learned how to create our own signs, symbols, and emojis using google draw. We designed our own images and described the purpose and meaning of our new creations!
Each week the students are invited to bring an item from home to share. We use this time to share what is important to us, and learn to provide meaningful feedback. This week we had a photograph from a special occasion and a diamante poem!
All about Parts of Speech!
This week we focused on different parts of speech. We looked for examples of nouns, adjective, verbs and pronouns in our reading and writing.