Space…the last frontier!

Posted: May 21st, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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During the first week of May this year, RSU #1 was fortunate to have a Space Week.  Our elementary students were treated to a presentation by an astronaut.  Students were also learning about space in a literacy unit.  Prior to the event, kindergarten students created a multi-media space-scape.  We used white paint and a toothbrush to create the Milky Way, paper, crayons and textured rubbing plates to make planets and cut paper and oil pastels for the space shuttles.  Sparkly stars were created using shaped sequins.   As you can see, the results are out of this world!

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Up, Up and Away

Posted: May 7th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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In RSU #1 second grade students study birds in science.  Near the end of the unit, we created bird sculptures using newspaper, cardboard, feathers, colored paper and paper mache.  Our birds have all the characteristics that make it a bird, but students used artistic license in their color and/or pattern choices to create unique birds that have yet to be discovered!

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Owls

Posted: April 16th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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In second grade students study owls and birds in their science class.  We used their owl knowledge to draw owls.  Notice the different lines we used to create interest and texture!  The owls were drawn in chalk pastel, which was a new art medium for us.  It was messy and fun to work with!

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Joan Miro Aliens

Posted: April 16th, 2010 by Rosemary Polizotto

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Joan Miro was a Spanish artist who used shape, line and color to create abstract paintings.  Students discussed his painting Boy and Dog in the Sun.  The painting inspired us to create alien drawings using a variety of space, line and color.  Student artists drew their aliens using crayons and textured rubbing plates.  Third and fourth graders are looking forward to Space Week in May and this project helped jump start their interest.

120 Comments | Filed under Curriculum Connections, Fourth Grade, Third Grade