Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from some of our PDS Fourth Graders! This project gave our students an opportunity to practice skills they are learning in Microsoft Word in a fun and creative way. Each student selected a verse to type, chose fonts and font sizes, and inserted a picture to create these cool mini-posters!

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Typing and Topography

Our students have been busy, busy, busy! In Computer Lab the Third Grade is celebrating two brand new Intermediate  typists! Congratulations, James and Thomas! 

In the Art Room the Fifth Graders made beautiful pattern drawings illustrating the topography found in the western states. 


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Mavis, Measurement, and Mini Posters?


So when we aren't making art, we are busy in the Computer Lab! Exactly what are we doing? Sometimes we practice touch typing with the Mavis Beacon program or math skills on www.fun4the brain.com or www.starfall.com. Lately, the fourth through graders have also been making some really cool Word documents.

More Georgia...

Our study of Georgia O'Keeffe has inspired my students to make so many beautiful artworks that I just had to share some more of them!

 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Time is Running Out!

If you haven't had a chance to visit Ron Koehler's art show at Fielding Wright Art gallery on the DSU, time is running out! This beautiful Exhibit closes September 21 and you don't want to miss it! 

PDS boys and girls, can you find the prints with hidden faces?

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Art Room APB

Wanted: Assorted OLD Paint-laden Bristled Brushes

I have a project in mind but we will need about 30 old, dried up, worn out paintbrushes. You know, the kind you used to paint window trim or maybe a piece of furniture and forgot to clean. The yuckier, the better! Please send any brushes you'd like to donate to school with your child. I'll have a collection box near the office.

Thanks for your help!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Georgia On Our Minds

Can you guess who our first featured artist for this year is? Hint: she was an American artist best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, old animal bones and desert landscapes. Thanks to PDS friends, the Leininger family, for sharing their deer skulls for this project! Stay tuned for photos of some of the children's artwork!