Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mr. Popoli's 1st & 2nd graders Art & Technology Class


In Mrs. Baker's Art and Technology class, 1st and 2nd graders used digital photography and Photoshop Elements to alter images of themselves MOVING IT! We hope you enjoy our integrated art, technology, and movement project.









Sunday, November 22, 2009

"What A Wonderful World!"

This is a is a mini-movie created by Mr. Willis's 3rd and 4th grade class. It integrates Art, Technology, and mapping. They used Photoshop Elements and Photo Story to showcase tehir work. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Miss Kate's 1st grade class presents..."MOVE IT!" - mini-movie

This video is a collaboration between Mrs. Baker and Miss Kate. The idea was planted this summer during a conversation in the Tech. Lab about a book Miss Kate was reading. The book was Spark written by John J. Ratley, MD. This book showed, through research and case studies, that in order for your brain to function at its peak, your body needs to move. That conversation sparked this joint venture incorporating Art, Technology and of course movement in my classroom. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

10 lessons that ART can teach you!

By: Elliot Eisner, Stanford University

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The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
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The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
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The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
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The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
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The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
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The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
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The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
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The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
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The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
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The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Source: Learning and the Arts: Crossing Boundaries

Proceedings from an invitational meeting for education, arts and youth funders held January 12-14, 2000, Los Angeles
Organized by Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, and The John D. and Catherine T. McArthur Foundation

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mrs. Thyng's First and Second Grade MOVIE!

Mrs. Thyng's First & Second grade class spent 6 weeks in Mrs. Baker's Art and Technology class. They created a movie called "The Golden Rule". They were inspired by Eileen Cooper's book and used Paint, digital photography and Photo Story to create this mini-movie. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mrs. Peterson's 1st and 2nd grade MOVIE

Mrs. Peterson's first and second grade class spent 6 weeks in Mrs. Baker's Art and Technology class. They created a movie called "The Golden Rule". They were inspired by Eileen Cooper's book and used Paint, digital photography and Photo Story to create this mini-movie. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

7th & 8th grade Surreal Hand-scapes


Students learned about Dada, Surreal,and Fantasy Art. Imaginative artwork was made using scanner, downloaded images, and Photoshop Elements.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Financial Literacy Poster Contest


Every year there is a poster contest sponsored by the State Treasurer’s Office. There is one elementary, middle, and high school winner. This year, with over 150 entries, Brittany Hoyt (Meeting House, 8th grader) has won First Place in the middle school division for the State of Vermont. Rachel Healey (Voyager, 8th grader) and Antony Wathugi (Meeting House, 7th grader) were also honored as finalists. On April 9th, there was a State House ceremony in Montpelier as part of an observance of April as Youth Financial Literacy Month. Treasurer Jeb Spaulding and Governor Jim Douglass was there to present Brittany Hoyt with her $100 savings bond (Brittany also won $100 cash prize for Williston Central School!). Brittany’s poster will now be entered into the national poster contest and will have a chance to win additional cash prizes. Congratulations Brittany!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Architectural Styles and Structural Engineering

For the past 6 weeks, Ms. Morrissey's 3rd and 4th graders have been studying architecture and structural engineering in Mrs. Baker's Art and Technology class. They celebrated their learning with a mini-movie that explains nine different architectural styles. Students also show their knowledge of structures with a game of "structural charades". Students worked in teams and had a lot of FUN. Enjoy!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Surreal Hand-Scapes Grade 5 & 6


Students learned about Dada, Surreal,and Fantasy Art. Imaginative artwork was made using scanner, downloaded images, and Photoshop Elements.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Color Wheel Cookies and a Turtle Tea Party


First and Second graders celebrate with their pinch pot clay turtles. As Mrs. Baker read the book "Mouse Paint" (by Ellen Stoll Walsh), students were given primary color (red, yellow, blue) frosting and they mixed the secondary colors (orange, green, purple). They frosted cookies and ate their results!

Mural


Winter break is something that students and faculty look forward to. This year, Sydney Lalancette, Swift House 7th grader, spent a major part of the Winter Break working on a mural in the Nurse’s Suite. Sydney spent many hours prior to break planning, designing, making scaled drawings, and meeting with Mrs. Parks and the Nurses to come up with her final design. When you are visiting WCS, please stop in to see her mural. It is really awesome!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

"Refu-Tees"... WCS Theme Week 2009


The United Way Vermont Resettlement Program was founded in 1980. It provides friendship, life skills, and advocates for refugees new to Vermont. This year, in my Theme Week classes, my students created and donated nearly 60 T-Shirts to welcome our new neighbors to Vermont.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mrs. Thyng's Animal Collage


Inspired by Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, and Steve Jenkins, first and second graders made community paper and created cut paper collage animals. The final celebration took place in the Technology Lab where they were able to make cards from their scanned artwork.

Mrs. Peterson's Animal Collage


Inspired by Eric Carle, Leo Lionni, and Steve Jenkins, first and second graders made community paper and created cut paper collage animals. The final celebration took place in the Technology Lab where they were able to make cards from their scanned artwork.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mr. Kellogg's Art and Technology Movie

For the past 6 weeks Mr. Kellogg's class has been working on a Science, Art , and Technology project that is based upon Sir Isaac Newton and his Third Law of Motion. This project integrated curriculum across many subjects and areas. Enjoy!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Mr. Kellogg's Pop Art Portraits


Third and Fourth Graders Combine Art & Technology to create Pop Art Portraits inspired by the American artist Andy Warhol !

Mr. Willis's Pop Art Portraits


Third and Fourth Graders Combine Art & Technology to create Pop Art Portraits inspired by the American artist Andy Warhol!

Surreal Hand-Scapes Grades 7 & 8


Students learned about Dada, Surreal,and Fantasy Art. Imaginative artwork was made using scanner, downloaded images, and Photoshop Elements.

Mr. Popoli's Grade 1-2 Movie

Inspired by the book Cookies, Bite Sized Life Lessons by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Students explored vocabulary, art and technology and clebrated their efforts with a mini-movie! See for yourself below:

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