Thursday, December 19, 2013

Friday December 20--Extra Snack

Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the lateness of this post. I mentioned to the students at dismissal that they can bring an extra snack to eat during our movie afternoon if they wish. It was a late day decision and I didn't have time to communicate any other way. This is a snack for them and not to be shared. We finished our latest read aloud today and will watch the movie version tomorrow with Ms. Tompson's class. They can bring popcorn or any other snack you have available. Don't feel you have to send one if you would rather not.
I hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas. I can't wait to see what the new year brings!


Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Art News from Ms. Wright

3rd Grade Art News


Dear Parents,


Here is a snapshot of what we have been doing this fall. 


What We’ve Learned


For the first project of the year, each student drew a still-life, an arrangement of objects that doesn’t move.  They could choose which still life arrangement that they wanted to draw.  Each one has fruit and/or vegetables.   They had to draw large and fill the space and show that one object was in front of the other to show depth.  Then they used watercolors to color them.  Shadows were added to show value.


Elements of Art:







For the next project, the students made a drawing of an “illuminated beast”, a type of art created in the Middle Ages.  The students enjoyed combing different parts of animals to create their own “beast”.


Currently we are continuing on our medieval theme, and the  students are drawing their own castle.   We are doing this project to learn about different types of architecture.  Architects are artists that design buildings. 



Please check out my art classroom blog!  I will be posting updates of what we are doing in the art room.  This is a great place to see what is happening during a particular project, instead of just the end result.      Consider following this blog so you will get emailed every time I post.  Thanks for looking!


-Ms. Wright