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!


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.