This week the children have been busy in our STEAM+ classes finishing up projects and working together practicing being good listeners and collaborative learners. The students have finished their stop-motion projects in STEM and will begin learning about acoustical engineering. In Theatre Arts the students worked on story maps, theatrical make-up, face sketches and finished up learning about perspective, improvisation, and stock characters in Italian Theatre. In Spanish, our students learned about Día de los Muertos and made beautiful masks. In Visual Arts students rolled marbles to make spider webs, made cute little pinecone turkeys, and began their self-portraits in the style of Tim Burton. We love seeing creativity come alive in our classes.
Señorita Sheila (Spanish)
Miss Cindy (Theater Arts)
Ms. L’amour (Visual Arts)
Mrs. Robertson (STEM)
|This Week's Highlights|
Theater Arts HighlightRed Band- We finished up our story maps for Folktale the Turtle and The Island.
Orange Band- We finished our face sketches for our theatrical make-up unit and we shaded shapes for hard and soft edge understanding of the lines of the face.
Yellow Band- We finished working on our Italian theatre packet.
Theatre Arts Program- Cast Members, we have 7 rehearsals left. Please make sure to memorize your lines and cues for our upcoming production. Parents, it is important that you help remind them to study their lines every day and that they do not miss any rehearsals. Tech Crew met this week to go over our schedule for Tech Week and performances. Please make sure you get the schedules I handed out to everyone who attended.
STEM HighlightRed Band- We learned how to record an audio clip of our voices and added them to our stop motion videos using the app, Stop Motion Studio. Mrs. Robertson will send out a link to these completed projects via ParentSquare. They’re amazing!
Orange Band- We learned how to record an audio clip of our voices and added them to our stop motion videos using the app, Stop Motion Studio. Mrs. Robertson will send out a link to these completed projects via ParentSquare. They’re amazing! We also explored the different settings available for use in the app to add some pizazz to our work.
Yellow Band- Groups of students recorded audio clips of their voices and added them to their stop-motion videos. Mrs. Robertson will send out a link to these completed projects via Parent Square soon.
Red Band- We read a book about the Día de los Muertos celebration and finished our masks.
Orange Band- This week we completed our Día De Los Muertos sugar skull masks.
Yellow Band- This week we learned about the Día De Los Muertos ofrendas (altars) and finished our sugar skull masks.
Visual Arts Highlight
Red Band- The students began their spider web and spider project based on the book, The Busy Little Spider.
Orange Band- The students created a cute little pinecone turkey using real pinecones, model magic, and feathers.
Yellow Band- The students began drawing their self-portraits in Tim Burton’s style. They are using charcoal on gray paper and are doing a great job!
|Next Week's Focus|
Theater Arts Focus
Red Band- We will start learning about poems in class and each student will be given a poem to memorize and recite during Drama class.
Red Band- Students will be introduced to our next unit of study, sound and acoustical engineering through a story that takes place in Ghana.
Red Band- We will start our fall unit.
Red Band- The students will create their spider using pipe cleaners and a pom-pom to be glued onto their spider web.
Orange Band- The students will be learning about warm and cool colors and will be doing a watercolor showing their understanding of those colors. They will also include a Haiku to go with their watercolor.
Yellow Band- The students will be finishing up their Tim Burton self-portraits and will design a paper frame for them.
Nov 5, 2021 4:00:00 PM | OCASA Elementary
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