You can find posts on our classroom blog by clicking HERE or here www.strokesofart.blogspot.com . There you'll find a few samples of what the Kindergarten and First Grade students are working on and what we plan to work on this year in Art class. Check back often to see what's new.
Happy New Year!
As you may recall, we started our new unit about the "Art of Animation" in December. While the Kindergarten students used a simple paint activity at a PBS website the First Graders practiced some basic animation at a website called abcya.com. **Along the way, we realized the animation website for the First Graders could be used for free at home if they used a personal computer. If parents tried to access the activities with an iPad, it required a subscription (or a login). Please don't feel obligated to sign up. The students have had several opportinities to practice in class.
Click HERE at the abcya.com website. -- a basic animation program for First Graders. Can be played on PC only. (Not on iPads or tablets.)
Coming up in January, we will finish up our study of Animation with an especially fun activity by Crayola called Color Alive. With this activity we won't use the laptop computers but will utilize our tablets. This is an app that is free and available for both Apple and Android devices. With the Color Alive app, students will color a page with colors and designs of their choice, then scan the colored image and the image becomes animated! Here is the commercial by Crayola if you'd like an idea of what the app does, HERE.
By the end of the month, we will have put away the technology for a little while and dig out some paint and glue again. We plan to begin some mixed media projects inspired by penguins, walruses and cardinals. As always, I can't wait to see what our students create!
I totally love to receive letters, art work or notes from my students. If they want to write to me I will write them back!
Send to: Mrs. Broaderick, 3727 NE 19th Ave., Ocala, FL 34479