News from Art - Ms. Schultz I just wanted to share that we are starting Vermont animal masks inspired by Native American masks from the Pacific Northwest. Our goal is to show the inner spirit of the animals that grade one students have been studying on the outside of a paper mask. Children are enjoying this project - showing the brave spirit of a bear, the calm spirit of a toad, the wandering spirit of a butterfly, etc. with expressive lines and shapes.... I am excited to see how they will come together - they will be able to wear them and we will finish in two or three classes. This lesson compliments our year-long first grade Art theme of finding connections with each other and the world around us through Art, and also promotes creative thinking and problem-solving skills.
News from Technology - Mr. Jarred During technology, students learned how to access images of their
Vermont animal. These images, which they printed themselves,
were used on the front covers of their animal research reports.
Students also researched the actual sounds their animals make
through an online video. In addition, students have been recreating
their Vermont animals after choosing the appropriate habitat using