• Fifth Grade
  • Yarn and Foil Reliefs (part two)

    When the fifth graders came to art, their yarn reliefs were dry and ready for foil.  They placed aluminum foil over the yarn and folded around the edges.  We talked about the difference between warm and cool colors before the students were asked to choose one color scheme with which to fill in their organic […]

  • Fifth Grade
  • Hispanic Heritage Day

    All the students had a blast filling their passports and attending the assembly on Hispanic Heritage day.  I chose to dress up as iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo for the day.  The students learned that she painted self portraits because she was largely bedridden from a trolley accident.  We also talked about how she didn’t […]

  • Fifth Grade
  • Yarn and Foil Reliefs

    Continuing with their unit on China, the fifth graders looked at an aerial photo of a rice field at sunset.  We talked about how they mostly saw organic shapes and how those are different than geometric shapes.  We also talked about how the shapes got smaller toward the back of the photo because they were […]

  • Fifth Grade
  • Chinese Dragon

    As an intro to fifth grade’s unit on China, each student created a piece of a collaborative dragon.  We talked about how dragons are an extremely important symbol in China because legend says they control the weather and environment.  The weather is important because much of the country is farm land, so it matters what […]

  • Fifth Grade
  • What Lifts Teasley

    The students started off the year in art by talking about the element of line and how lines can communicate different emotions.  Then we looked at the work of artist Kelsey Montague who is now famous for her winged murals and #whatliftsyou hashtag that has taken social media by storm.  As part of a collaborative […]