Art with Ms. Jawor: In art, students have been discussing highlight and shadow. The children have been using soft crayon pastels to create a snowman with highlights and shadows. They are learning to use shading and highlights to make the shapes look three dimensional. Word we have been using are: blending, shading, curves VS flat lines, and feathering.
Science with Mrs. Fagan: In science, students investigated what it takes to make a stationary object's shadow move, and reflected on what this means about the sun's place in the sky. We used a statue gnome named willy and a flashlight to challenge students to move the shadow to present designs. Do statues move? No, the sun moves creating a new shadow.
Social Studies: In social studies, students have been learning about symbols. We discussed that symbol is a picture that stands for a bigger idea. We are now learning about different US symbols. Our first symbol of investigation was The Statue of Liberty. We learned that the statue was a gift from France for America's 100th birthday. We also learned that the statue is made of copper and was originally brown in color. Ask your student about the Statue of Liberty and see if they can tell you any more facts.