Saturday, October 13, 2018
Students in the K-1 art class with Mrs.Gardner began the year in with an opportunity to really look at in mirrors to see how their unique features line up to create their unique selves. Children experimented with modeling clay to make clay balls, clay coils, clay spirals and clay slabs to reproduce their features on paper heads. They later drew their faces on the heads with markers and are now creating box sculptures of their whole bodies utilizing those paper heads. They are looking at the box sculptures by the Spanish sculptor Marisol and learning about shape versus form as well as balance as they figure out which boxes to use to get their sculpture to stand in space. Soon they will be painting their sculptures and adding paper, yarn, and other collage materials to complete the appendages, hair, hands etc as needed.
'How do magnets work?'
"We learned how some forces, like pushes and pulls, have to have direct contact. In other words, you have to touch something to push it. With a magnet, that is not always true. There are forces called 'unseen' forces - you do not see them. We discovered magnets have a 'magnetic field' around them. It isn't like a field with flowers and grass. It means an invisible area that creates the force.
We learned that the earth is a giant magnet with a North Pole,
a South Pole and a Magnetic field.
The compass points to the North Pole.
We made a super easy and healthy recipe of homemade applesauce in a slow cooker in our classroom! First you wash and peeled the apples while tasting the peels.
After chopping them up we added lemon juice and stirred them. Then we sprinkled them with cinnamon and sugar in the pot and stirred.
The Next Day.........
We strained them and
tasted the apple cider.
The applesauce was yummy and tasty.