Students will be learning about Aboriginal Dot Art and story making. Students will work collaboratively in groups to come up with a topic for a short story.
Tuesday students will write the story 1 page at a time. Students will write one page, then the next student will continue the story. They will repeat this step until each person in the group has 2 pages or paragraphs for the story.
Wednesday students will create Aboriginal symbols to symbolize the 2 paragraphs they wrote for the story.
Thursday and Friday students will use Pixlr and Paint to create their symbols on the computer.
Monday, Wednesday, students will continue to work on their Inuit Spirit Animal Totem designs.
Tuesday is the awards ceremony.
Thursday students will start working on organizing and displaying their totems in groups.
Students will continue to trace their spirit animal designs. When finished, they will begin gathering scrap paper to create the shapes of each feature of their creatures face.
Wednesday students will begin to glue the shapes to their background paper to create their totem design.
Students will continue to glue shapes until their totem is finished.
Friday students will add sharpie to outline some of their shapes to create emphasis.
Wednesday we will continue to research our spirit animal images. Students are encouraged to find a coloring book drawing of their animal. These drawings are usually good contour drawings to get the main features of the animal without color or value.
Students will trace their printed images onto background construction paper using light tables.
6th grade students will take a pre-test about Inuit Culture. Students will be researching Inuit culture using I Pads. Students will work collaboratively with their peers to answer the questions on their hand out.
Friday students will begin choosing a spirit animal to use for a cut paper totem project. Students will research their animal using the I Pads to create a rough sketch of the front view and face of their animal.
Students will continue to assemble their Inuit Spirit Totems.
Wednesday students will work in groups to size their totems to display them in the hallway.
Thursday students will take part in a group critique of their totems.
Friday students will go over the Feldman Method of Art Criticism work sheets.
Students will finish their Seasonal Greeting Cards for delivery to Dogwood Forest Nursing home in Acworth.
Monday we will create a brainstorming list of things that symbolize the winter season.
Tuesday students will take those symbols and create a rough sketch for a Seasonal Greeting Card. They will include something that symbolizes Barber Middle School.
Wednesday students will finish their rough sketch and begin drawing the design lightly with pencil on drawing paper.
Thursday and Friday we will begin adding the elements of color and value and the principle of emphasis to our Season Greeting Cards.
Monday through Friday students will be using the Pixlr.com photo editor to complete their Digital Destinations project.
Monday and Tuesday students will working as a group to take photos of their table peers. They will be taking 3 poses of each peer and saving it to their IPad. Students will take turns to upload images to their student ID folders. When finished, students will write down 5 dream destinations they would like to visit.
Wednesday students will be working in the computer lab to edit their photos using Pixlr.com photo editor.
Thursday students will use the web to research their dream destinations. They will save 1 image for each destination to their student ID folders.
Friday students will use Pixlr.com photo editor to put themselves into their dream destination image. They will be learning to use layers, similar to Photoshop.
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