School closed on March 13, 2020. Students and staff began remote learning. For the first five days the admin had created a choice grid for students to begin learning. The teachers designed lessons for the next 10 weeks. I ended up creating or curating 50 lessons during this time, many with tutorials, videos, examples, resources, and handouts. To make them easily accessible, I INDEXED THEM ALL HERE. They are made with the hope of engaging young learning, generating creativity, and sparking joy. Use them & Pass it on!
This week students will hunt for the elements of art, photograph or draw them, label, and create a drawing, collage, or video. This all-school challenge will get students thinking about the building blocks of art while looking closely at objects all around them.
Students will be listening to books and focusing on their illustrations this week at every K-5 grade level. Illustrations are the drawings inside the books that help you understand the meaning of the stories, visualize the text, and give you a peek into the author's mind.
I went in the building this week to start taking down the art to pass back to our students since we will not be returning to the building this school year. I took all the displays down including the framed art. But, then I started to get sad about the art I had held for "upcoming" opportunities that are indefinitely postponed. So, I made an executive decision. I framed the next batch of art, photographed it all, and will share the displays here. Who knows what the future brings, but the art will still make people happy in the Dryden's lounge and hallways before it eventually goes home. Congratulations artists!
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