To complement our are learning about the culture and landscape of Northern Canada, we learned about Ted Harrison and his art last week. Ted Harrison is an artist who was born in England but moved to Canada and was charmed by the land. His art is known for its bright colours, simple designs, and connection to northern landscapes and cultures, which you can see in our paintings above! You can learn more about Ted Harrison and his art in the video interview and slide presentation below.
Today we made illustrations of snow globes in Art class. The students had fun making creative choices about what to fill their snow globes with, and they turned out great! They had to be extra careful because they drew their outlines in sharpie, and you can see their excellent focus in the photos below. You can see your child's snow globe art on Seesaw.
Not only are we learning all about hot and cold temperatures in our class, but we can also portray temperatures using colour! We learned about warm and cool temperatures in Art last week, and you can see your child's winter snowflake that we painted using cool colours (such as purple, blue, and green) on Seesaw. We learned about the science of how snowflakes form, and how at different temperatures the crystals form different shapes and sizes. As we've learned throughout this science unit, temperature has a big effect on things both big and small!
As we're getting into our Science unit on Hot and Cold Temperatures, Miss Rebecca taught us this month about warm and cool colours in art. You can see the difference between warm and cool colours in the diagram above, and we used those colour differences to portray a cool nighttime side of our illustration with a moon face, and a warm daytime side with a sun face. You can see your child's art on Seesaw!
Thank you for sending all the beautiful leaves yesterday! We read the book The Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert (see the video below) and were inspired by her leaf illustrations to make our own leaf animals. The students were very creative and careful with their leaves. You can see your child's leaf art on Seesaw!
Today we celebrated Dot Day in 2B! Dot Day is based on the book "The Dot" by Peter Reynolds about a girl named Vashti who initially believes she can't draw, but later discovers that everyone can make a mark in the world. 15 million people in 181 countries are celebrating Dot Day this year, and we marked the occasion in 2B by dressing up in dots, collaborating on a group dot art project, and reflecting on how we can all make a mark in the world after reading the book. You can see the students' ideas and the book "The Dot" below!
This week the students drew invertebrate animals that they then painted with watercolour and tempera paints. We had learned about iridescent insects from a book and used that learning to paint our invertebrates with bright, eye-catching colours. You can even watch below to see some art made by invertebrate animals and check out some more science-inspired art here, here, and here!
Mrs. Barker is a grade two teacher at Millgrove School. She loves science and reading, and lives in a little brick house with Mr. Barker and her kids Jack and Ellie.