Sunday, December 3, 2017

Art and Computer Meet

Sometimes a computer class assignment offers the perfect opportunity for the students to tap into their creative side. Recently our kindergarten students sharpened their mouse skills to create art in the style of Piet Mondrian. Here are a few of their masterpieces! Aren't they great?

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 or 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!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Eagles' Flight Fun

School may have been out for summer, but that didn't stop Riley, a few of her friends and I from enjoying the Eagles' Flight Pottery Workshop! 
The girls learned basic pottery construction techniques, while making several sweet keepsakes. Thank you, Riley and family for supporting our school through the Eagles' Flight!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Many Many Thanks!

Thanks to the Crosstie Arts Council for the generous grant awarded to PDS! Our sixth graders painted these beautiful crosses! Not only did they have a wonderful art experience, but they have a lasting reminder of their years at PDS.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Spring Art Show

In case you missed our exhibit last week.....ENJOY! I also want to give a big shout out to the PTF moms who helped mat the artwork for display, and to Mrs. Burd for helping hang the exhibition! THANK YOU!!!

4K and 3K

5k and 4K
First Grade
First Grade

First Grade
Second Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Fifth Grade
Fifth Grade

Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Sixth Grade   
Crosstie Entrants and Winners
MAIS District and Overall State Winners
MAIS District and Overall State Winners

MAIS District and Overall State Winners

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bring on the Bling!

I can hardly wait to announce the names of the talented PDS  boys and girls who won these District Art Awards!  Coming soon...


Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday in the computer lab with the four year olds! Happy birthday, Dr. Seuss!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Printmaking with the Fourth Grade

More printmaking fun in the Art room....and this time it's the Fourth graders making beautiful art! First, they drew delicious looking cupcakes on Styrofoam. Then, each student carefully inked and printed their artist proofs.

Don't these look yummy?   

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Something's Fishy....'s been pretty "fishy" in the 6th grade art classes...and the students have really gotten hooked on printmaking! 

I'm so happy with how these turned out! But we have a few more printing tricks up our sleeves so you will have to stay tuned to see what surprises the next printings will bring!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentines for Veterans

Our PDS students, along with the Hush-Puck-A-Haw chapter of the DAR, are thankful for the men and women who have served in the military. Thank you for the sacrifices you made to preserve the freedoms we enjoy every day! Happy Valentine's Day!