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Art, Music & Tech. Update August 18, 2014

Art 4th Grade

String Painting inspired by Jackson Pollack

Students will be introduced to spontaneous and physical art process. Gains ability in using different art media in a variety of ways for creative expression and representation, draws using paint; adding white to change tint; adding black to change shade; using complimentary colors; creates art incorporating elements and principles previously introduced line and color;

Students will create a string painting adding complimentary colors, white and black etc.

Grade 4 Music

Lesson 2 God Made Music-Students will learn that music is written on treble or bass staves or on the grand staff.  Music on the staff is separated by bar lines and double bar lines.

Students complete pg.3 during our class time.

4th Grade Technology

Parts of a Computer; practice mouse and keyboarding skills; Complete parts of a computer hand out; ABCYA Games:  Find the Technology, Brain Pop Video

Spanish Classes for the Week of August 18

I really enjoyed our first Spanish classes of the school year last week!  Here’s what we are working on this week:

Pre-Kindergarten:  Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), and if time allows, introducing numbers 1-10, using song.

Kindergarten:  Practicing routines of greetings and leave-takings, asking and telling how someone is (both of which will become our weekly conversation routine), review of numbers 1-10 and colors, using songs.

First through Fourth Grade:  We will work on our new calendar and weather routine, have conversation, and review numbers.  In first grade, students learn the numbers through 20,  in second grade, through 31, and third and fourth graders work on numbers through 50.

Fifth Grade:  We will work on Lesson 1 vocabulary this week, along with the introduction of Lesson 2 regarding common Spanish expressions.

Sixth through Eighth Grade:  We will spend the first few weeks reviewing material covered in the previous year(s).

Fourth Grade First Week Fun!

We have had a great first week in fourth grade!! Here are some pictures from our fabulous first week!

On Monday, we learned a lot about listening and following directions by trying to create matching lego creations!

Braden is giving Jake careful directions!

Braden is giving Jake careful directions!

Perfectly matched!

Perfectly matched!

Delaney is giving Allison detailed instructions!

Delaney is giving Allison detailed instructions!

They match perfectly!

They match perfectly!

Evan is giving Peter careful instructions!

Evan is giving Peter careful instructions!

A perfect match!

A perfect match!

Logan is giving Maggie directions to build his creation!

Logan is giving Maggie directions to build his creation!

We finally got it!

We finally got it!

 

We also learned to work together to create a tower of cups, using only a rubber band and pieces of ribbon!

Concentrate!

Concentrate!

Stretch that rubber band!

Stretch that rubber band!

Teamwork!

Teamwork!

We did it!

We did it!

Placing the last cup!

Placing the last cup!

Our teamwork paid off!

Our teamwork paid off!

Teamwork pays off!

Teamwork pays off!

 

On Wednesday, we explored the Scientific Method by trying to save Fred, a brave sailor (gummi worm) whose boat (a cup) capsized, trapping his life preserver (a gummi life saver) underneath! Our task was to get Fred inside his life preserver and on top of his capsized boat!

Trying to stretch Fred's life preserver!

Trying to stretch Fred’s life preserver!

Fred has fallen into the water!

Fred has fallen into the water!

Stretching Fred's life saver takes teamwork!

Stretching Fred’s life saver takes teamwork!

We are trying to get Fred into his life preserver!

We are trying to get Fred into his life preserver!

Trying to get our paperclips out of the lifesaver!

Trying to get our paperclips out of the lifesaver!

We saved Fred!!

We saved Fred!!

We saved Fred!!

We saved Fred!!

Both of the groups did a great job saving Fred!!

Both of the groups did a great job saving Fred!!

 

Our first week has been full of lots of fun and learning! We look forward to a whole year of learning and growing together!

 

Parent Student Handbook

Just a reminder…

At registration, you received your student directory, which usually also holds the Parent Student Handbook.  This year, the handbook is posted on our website, with changes highlighted in red.

http://www.saintjohnvianney.org/school-life/parent-student-handbook/

We hope this will make it easier for everyone, and save some paper along the way!

A copy of the handbook acknowledgement form will go home in tomorrow’s Wednesday folder for you to sign once you’ve reviewed it.

Art, Music & Technology Update Week of August 11, 2014

 

art supply paint

music notes

 

computer

Welcome Back to School!  I had the pleasure of meeting with Pre-K -4th grade during Art today.  I will be sending home in the Wednesday folder a brief letter with classroom expectations for Art, Music and Technology classes Pre-K thru 8th grade.  I am excited for this new school year!

Mrs. Gulleman