Our Annual PBIS Tie Dye project is underway in art. We are looking for volunteers to help dye the shirts this week at home as well as volunteers to join us in art class next week to help students add RES themed stamps and stencils.
The fourth graders have worked long and hard to prepare their shoes to journey to a children's hospital in Zambia. They began with a drawn plan and two white pairs of canvas shoes. Now, I sit here looking at three boxes full of shoe-masterpieces all packed and ready to go.
Within each pair of shoes is a letter from the student to the child who will be receiving this colorful gift. The children wrote about Vermont, hobbies, themselves, our school, and explained the project. Many students asked questions about Zambia and what life is like there.
The children did their best work knowing that someone else would appreciate it. They have made a powerful connection by giving their artwork to another. Most importantly, they have engaged in global thinking.
This week first and second graders were introduced to a new type of art:
After looking at some artwork by famous Land Artist, Andy Goldsworthy, students determined that Land Art is artwork created outdoors using only natural materials which were found in the environment where the work was created.
In small groups, the children were challenged to come up with a plan to create their own Land Art. These plans included a sketch, materials list, and steps to create their piece of artwork. Here are two second grade students describing their plan.
Stay tuned in because next week we will head outside to put our plans into action!