Mrs. Melle Broaderick « Teacher Connection / Documents / Calendar
Special Area Parent Night was a GREAT night! Thank you so much for attending. :o)
It's one of my most favorite times of the year in the Art room; during September we will be working on drawings and paintings inspired by landscapes and animals we find at the farm. Both grade levels will learn how to draw a farm landscape, then later this month Kinder will begin a painting of a cartoon piggie and first grade will do a painting of a cartoon cow. Kinder will focus on learning how to use paint brushes correctly and first grade will explore some mixed media techniques.
In Kindergarten, students are receiving their second drawing lesson already. They will also begin with a little bit of paint. First we'll use cotton swabs to paint the tiny barn on their tiny farm landscapes. Then, working our way up to using all 3 primary colors (mixing their own for green and orange), students will complete their landscape paintings by the middle of September.
In First Grade, students will begin using their sketchbooks. We will talk about the differences between "sketchbook" and "art journal". Ours will be more of an art journal as the students will draw, paint, paste, cut and label in their journals this year. This week, we'll work on the concept of sketching while working on a farm landscape, a piggie, and a cow. By the middle of September, first grade students will have used watercolor pencils in their journals and a special paintbrush called an "aqua brush", where the water is right in the handle - cool stuff!
When we met some of you learned the good news! We have added an Art Teacher, a Music Teacher and a Spanish Teacher to our staff here at the Primary Center. We share these talented teachers with the middle school in the afternoon, so they are only here part-time in the mornings. I'd like to welcome Ms. Kaczmarek to the Art team! Ms. Kaczmarek teaches the following classes; Ms. Danford's, Ms. Van Voorhees' and Ms. Hendren's first grades. Ms. Kazzy, (as she likes the students to call her), and I will be working closely together to make sure all our Art students have a full and complete learning experience this year.
First Grade Sketchbooks
All first graders have sketchbooks - thank you so much!
August Special Area News - a snippet of what's happening in Special Area
Classroom Management Plan & Grading - Classroom rules, consequences & grades
Conduct Rubric - How does my student earn a conduct grade?
October Special Area News - What's happening this month in Special Area?
Participation Rubric for Primary Specials - Rubric for DE, PR, and NM
September Special Area News - What's happening this month in Special Area?