Thursday, May 24, 2018

This. Is. Collaboration.

This is what it looks like when 5th-8th graders spend countless hours making ceramic pieces and coloring them (with oil pastels) for a collaboration project.  These frames will soon be hanging on the outside of every classroom from PK-8th grade.  It will have the grade/section inside the center of the frame when completed.

 Just looking at these make me happy!

Monday, May 21, 2018

3rd Trimester Enrichment: School Beautification

3rd Trimester Art Enrichment students (6th-7th graders) made projects to help beautify the school. 

The first project that we did was to create pencil fences that we donated to the Preschool teachers to add to their vegetable and flower garden on the Woodard side of the school. 

The second project that we are working on has snowballed into a 5th-8th grade all-hands-on-deck effort.  We are in the process of making ceramic frames to be placed on the outside of all classrooms from PK-8th grade with the class/section.  I got this idea from Cassie Stephens, a blogger and art teacher.  They made frames with leftover pieces from a ceramic project and it turned out like this: we are 800 mini ceramic pieces later....

We have lots still to do in the next few weeks to finish these up.  More pictures to come!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

With our Hands We Serve

90 students
3 trimesters
55 binders of games
44 worry dolls
43 ceramic guardian angel pins with prayer cards
42 port pillows
35 ceramic clinging crosses
32 prayer boxes
20 glass cross necklaces and prayer cards 
2 hospitals receiving these gifts (Stanford and Lucille Packard Children's Hospital)
1 exhausted but beyond PROUD art teacher who saw the hours and hours and hours of work that all of my enrichment students put into making these small gifts to be given to cancer patients and sick children in our local community.

This is what Catholic school looks like.  This is what compassion looks like.  SFC is the place to be.  With our hands we serve. 

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Boom! Pop! Splash! Zap!

Do these not remind you of some 1960's Batman episodes with a sprinkle of Roy Lichtenstein pop-art thrown in? 

3rd grade Onomatopoeia projects: 

2nd Graders: Snakes in the Grass

2nd graders have been working so hard on their last project.  We had to start first by painting all of our background grass papers.  They had to make their snakes with fun paper designs on them.  And then they got to cut their papers into grass and begin the challenging task of weaving their snakes through the grass. 

These remind me so much of something Eric Carle would have made.  Adorable for sure!