• Nov. 16th-20th "It's Christmas Everywhere" Paper Dolls 4 inches tall

    Artie paper doll on white background

    ARTIE THE ROOM ELF

    Create a paper doll self that you will use in your play that you will create using your research from last week on how your culture celebrates the holiday of Christmas around the world.  Make sure your scale will match your diorama or background that you will be making.  

    Step ONE:  Draw yourself and be sure to make your costume or outfit matches your play

    Step TWO:  Color, cut out and glue a stick onto your paper doll self

    Step THREE:  take the credit questionnaire from last week (scroll down to see last week's Credit Questionnaire)

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    Nov. 9th-11th "It's Christmas Everywhere" introduction (a required grade)

    “It’s Christmas Everywhere” is a historic look at the ways Christmas is celebrated around the world through the eyes of brand new elf Artie who knows nothing about Christmas and Taylor Creek Elementary is going to educate him.  We will be creating paper puppet characters and performing a play with songs in a diorama or flat background that will then be recorded and compiled for a Virtual Pageant instead of the traditional stage performance for face to face learners.  Home learners will create their own play to be performed for your family.  Each grade level will learn about a particular country, exploring cultural traditions.  5th grade will explore Japan.  4th grade will explore Australia, 3rd grade will explore Germany.  2nd grade will explore Mexico, 1st grade, Kinder and PK will explore America and how our traditions have changed over the years (why do we hang stockings? Why put up a tree?).  As a home learner, you will be doing your own research in order to create your paper doll puppet and a background OR a diorama to perform in front of.

    Step ONE: Watch the slide show of "It's Christmas Everywhere"

    Step TWO :  Research how your country assigned by grade celebrates Christmas

    Step THREE :  Find a song that aligns with your country or make up your own song.

    Step FOUR :  take the Credit Questionnaire for It's Christmas Everywhere introduction

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    Oct. 26th - November 6th Jean Michel-Basquiat, Graffiti Artist

    Watch this slide show about Jean-Michel Basquiat

    Basquiat Alligator

    STEP ONE:  Watch the read aloud book "Radiant Child" The Of Young Artist Jean-Michel Basquiat by Javaka Steptoe

    STEP TWO: View the Jean-Michel Basquiat slideshow (same as the link above)

    STEP THREE: Create a work of art using a CROWN, an ANIMAL, and WORDS. Add bright colors to your painting.  Don't worry if you have drips.  You can't make a mistake!  The messier the better.  You have 2 weeks to finish your composition.  Try using your wrong hand to draw with in order to loosen up. 

    STEP FOUR:  Take the credit questionnaire (this lesson is now closed.  email me at lapierrel@lisdtx.org for credit)

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    Oct. 19th - 23rd Dios de la Muertos Symmetry

    Symmetry work sheet STEP ONE:  watch the videos on the history of Day of the Dead, Dios del la Muerta

    Day of the Dead history explained

    Dios de la Muertos food and traditions

    STEP TWO:  complete the other side of the Sugar Skull above or draw your own sugar skull

    STEP THREE:  Take the credit questionnaire.  The gradebook is now closed on this assignment.

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    Oct. 12th - 16th Kusama Pumpkins, a required assignment

    Kusama with Pumpkin Kusama samples

    Step One:  Watch the video Yayoi Kusama "From Here to Infinity" read aloud book

    Step Two:  Watch more about Yayoi Kusama the Artist

    Step Three:  Create your own Kusama polka dot pumkin.  Use whatever art materials you have.  Be creative!

    Step Four:  Click on this link to take the credit questionnaire (the gradebook is now closed on this assignement)

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    Oct. 5- Oct. 9 RHYTHM: Notes and Rests.  

    Step One:  Watch the slide show with videos to learn about notes and rests and practice clapping them out.

    Rhythm: Notes and Rests slideshow

    Step Two:  Take the Credit Questionnaire.  This assignment is now closed

    Rhythm: Notes and Rests  

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    Sept 28th - Oct 2, A required assignment!

    Line Art

    Line Art example landscape

    This assignment is closed for the Credit Questionnaire.  If making up work past the 1st report card, email me at lapierrel@lisdtx.org  for credit. 

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    Square 1 Art Sept 8-11 AND 21-25

    Ordering is now closed.  Products are due to arrive Nov 17th to TCE.  How to create a Square 1 Art projectHome Learner's painting

     Square 1 Art explained by Mrs. Lapierre

    How to Video from Square 1 Art

    ***COMPLETE THE ONLINE CREDIT QUETIONNAIRE FOR CREDIT***

    • Watch the videos about how to create a square piece of artwork that will be sent away to www.square1art.com for an optional fundraiser
    • Upload yourself OR return your artwork to the porch bucket (a special artwork bucket will be provided)
    • return by Sept. 30th in order to recieve a FREE sheet of stickers with your student's artwork on them
    • OPTIONAL: place orders for all sorts of items with your student's artwork on them just in time for the holidays.  Watch for more details to come
    • Complete the  Credit Questionnaire.  This assignment is now closed for credit.

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    September 14th-18th DOT ART.  

    Kandinsky Dots

    Watch the videos about Wassily Kandinsky and create a composition with one or more dots inspired by the artwork shown here.

    Wassily Kandinsky informative video

    See how one student in Peter Reynold's book "The Dot" overcame creative blocks by using dots.

    The Dot read aloud by Peter Reynolds

    Look around your home, in magazines, newpapers, on TV and watch for artists and designers who utilize dots and circles as art.  You don't have to take a "Credit Questionnaire" because this assignment is for fun to celebrate "Internaltional Dot Day" September 15th.  Let's celebrate dots and circles.  Now continue your Square 1 Art lesson due by the end of September. 

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    August 31st-Sept 4th Lesson:  "Pitch: A Music Lesson".  With adult supervision and assistance, arrange glassware in various shaped from lowest to highest pitch.  Gently tap on the glass to hear the pitch.  Watch my video on how to Pitch: A Music Lesson

    ***COMPLETE THE ONLINE CREDIT QUESTIONNAIRE FOR CREDIT***

    • Watch the video about pitch Video explaining pitch as low, medium and high
    •  Play the Pitch game by creating melodies and finding your composition Pitch Game on www.creatingmusic.com
    •  Final Step:  finish the questionnaire for credit.  This assignment is now closed for credit
    •  If you are a paper packet learner or want credit without filling out the "Credit Questionnaire", email me at lapierrel@lisdtx.org

     

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    grade book is closed on this lesson. 

    August 10-28 Say Something Slide Show

    Lesson:  "Say Something" by Peter H. Reynolds

    August 10-14, read the book and talk about what you want to say.

    August 17-21, draw your self portrait

    August 24-28th, add the speech bubble saying something and add color

    ***COMPLETE THE ONLINE CREDIT QUESTIONAIRE BY AUGUST 28TH FOR CREDIT.  3 week lesson***

    How to Complete the Say Something Lesson Online