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January 2014: Art, Music & Computer Update from Mrs. Gulleman

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Art 1st Grade

M.C. Escher:  Colorful Tessellation Creations

Objective:  Students will create tessellation creations inspired by M.C. Escher.  They will explore shapes, patterns, symmetry, tracing, cutting, pasting, sorting and counting as they complete the project.

Procedure:  Students will create a tessellation template.  They will trace, cut and paste each pattern to create a piece of art.

Music Class

Peter and The Wolf – Cincinnati Orchestra Sound Discovery (Classic for Kids)

Objective:  Students will identify the sounds of a variety of orchestral instruments; demonstrate how music communicates meaning of text, feelings, moods or images and influences personal preference; use supporting details to identify and describe main ideas characters and setting; identify music terminology:  timbre (tone color) instruments by family, aurally and visually; observe dramatic productions; experience music created for a variety of purpose.

Procedure:  Students will be introduced to the characters in the story; students will use the listening map for Peter and The Wolf and listen to the recording via Classic for Kids website.

 Computer Class

This past week students in 1st grade practiced typing their name and adding pictures to a PowerPoint presentation.  They had fun adding clip art and words explaining why they are terrific!

Students listen to the Classics for Kids introduction to Peter and the Wolf by Sergei Prokofiev.  They will complete an online quick assessment on the computer.  Listen to Troika and complete the quick assessment on the computer.  Students will explore the orchestra on an interactive page on the Classics for Kids website.

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