My fourth grader's are learning about Native American culture and I chose to do an art project focusing on ceremonial art and Native American Kachina Dolls - found in the Hopi tribe.
"The Lost Kachina"
by Heather Irbinsks
Sep 25, 2011
My enrichment classes and art club created banners, a bulletin board and "Pinwheels for Peace" to celebrate
"International Day of Peace - September 21, 2011"
I think it's important to incorporate real-world topics into the curriculum. The banners and pinwheels turned out fantastic! We also included the event in the school's morning meeting in which we played the video: "We Are The World"! If you get a chance check it out. Celebrate Peace everyday...
Sep 11, 2011
3rd grader's skyped with author/illustrator Paul Owen Lewis about his books and art. We are studying Native American culture and Paul Owen Lewis is famous for his books "Frog Girl" and "Storm Boy" which are Native American stories. He even has a totem pole in his house and the students thought that was awesome!
What a BLAST! Each grade got a chance to be a part of history by participating in a stone carving workshop. All students got to carve stone, get a necklace created from their stone they carved and add 2 new piece to the front of our school.
4th graders carved a "Marker"
3rd and 5th graders carved a "Sundial/Time Capsule" - the time capsule insertion is going to be held in October so keep checking my blog for more photos and information on what we're going to be inserting into the timecapsule.
Everyone had a GREAT time and learned a lot. A Special Thanks to Mr. Albert & Mrs. Penny Nelson for such a wonderful time. Check out their website to learn more about their wonderful work: Nelstone
After listening to a Podcast on ITunes about this painting and reading the book "Dreamer from the Village", students created their own version of Marc Chagall's art.
These turned out fantastic, all the wonderful colors and the use of a new medium was interesting to see.