This week we learned about Asian elephants in India and how they are a part of the Indian landscape and culture, along with some problems with their survival. Today we made art inspired by elephants and how they were traditionally decorated in Indian culture. The students did some lovely work--you can see your child's elephant art piece on Seesaw, and watch the videos below to learn more about elephants (the second video isn't from India, but it's too amusing not to share).
To remember the important sacrifices of our soldiers this Remembrance Day, our class made magnified red poppies that would have come from Flanders Fields. We made these flowers in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe, who we learned about last week in Art. Georgia O’Keeffe is famous for her magnified, detailed approach to portraying flowers. You can watch the videos below to learn more about Georgia O'Keeffe and her flower art, and to see Millgrove's virtual Remembrance Day Ceremony for this year.
This week Miss Gartner taught us how to use colour to depict light and perspective as the students drew and painted pumpkins. After the pumpkins had dried and we cut them out, the class got to decorate them with fun Jack-o-Lantern stickers to give them some big personalities. Later that day we read the book Seed, Sprout, Pumpkin, Pie and learned about pumpkin plants and this plant’s great variety!
Today we celebrated Dot Day in 3B! 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 3B by dressing up in dots, working on a 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' beautiful art, information about the artist Kandinsky who our art was inspired by, and the book "The Dot" 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!
Mrs. Barker is a grade three 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.