These two classes have been working on their entries for the Doodle for Google competition. The students have had a blast re-designing the Google logo using the theme "What makes me....me?". They will be finishing the project next week. You can learn more about this fun competition here.
The 6th grade class finally got to see their beautiful double pinch pot creations glazed! What I loved about this project was the variety of ideas the students came up with. We had everything from owls to storm troopers!
This week the younger grades finished up a 3 week perspective project. I am SO happy with how these turned out. The students really did some beautiful drawings and the color turned out awesome. The 5th graders are taking an extra week to finish up, but I do have some cool examples from the 4th grade classes. We started by learning the magic of 1-point perspective, they LOVED the 3D effect (everyone thought it was drawing magic! ). They then added detail and color, choosing between colored pencil or watercolor. My favorite part is of course the little quirks and personal touches on each one ;)
The third grade classes also did their own entries for the Google contest this week! They are all done and have been sent home. I was AMAZED at how quickly the younger grades thought up creative ideas, it was really interesting to see how the different grade levels approached the project. The younger students were much more confident about their ideas and were amazingly creative in their concepts. (I even had one student incorporate her insulin pump!)
I am so proud of all their hard work! This was a big project, so I appreciated the way the students really pushed themselves to do a good job,
Parents,: If you are interested in entering your students design, make sure to sign the entry form and then submit it online or mail the hard copy.
Entries are due December 7th
If you have questions about the contest, you can visit the website google.com/doodle4google or email me.
The mailing address is:
Doodle for Google
PO Box 510337
New Berlin, WI 53151
I finally have photos of the amazing "Singing Sculptures" project the students did a few weeks ago. The whistles all turned out AMAZING! This is a really challenging project because you not only have to create the form for the whistle, but also the angled sections that allow the air to pass through to create sound. This project is equal parts science and art!