Mini Conference: ARTSpirations II

Hello Teachers,

Thank you to fellow teachers that attended my workshop on February 26, 2014.

NOTAN is a Japanese art form that focuses on the beauty of negative and positive space.  It can be modified to adapt to any skill level and only requires coloured paper, scissors and glue.  Excellent for teaching the elements of art and principles of design.  Here are a few examples for past NOTAN designs I’ve made and some creations from workshop participants.

If you need a reminder check out the video from the workshop.

Inspire Creativity,

Ms. Lam

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ARTspiration 2013

Hello fellow teachers,

Thank you for attending my Colour Theory workshop on October 3, 2013.  I hope you were able to use some of the techniques I demonstrated to create a masterpiece of your own.  As promised I have uploaded a copy of the lesson plan for the art exploration along with a colour wheel template and assessment sheet.  You can assess these resources through the “Teacher Resources” section at the top of my website. Please feel free to modify and use as you require.

Happy Creating!

Penny

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Happy September

Hello Students,

It is now approaching the end of September and I hope everyone is easing back into the school year.  I am very excited about the learning that will happen for you in all of your classes this new semester at Nellie McClung.  As all of you may remember I was expecting a baby this summer break.  I am excited to announce that Baby Summer Reid arrived one week early on July 8th the day of the storm.  She was born at 6:31 am weighing in at 8 pounds 1 ounce.

She is very noisy and keeps me on my toes around the clock.  However, I will try and visit before the snow falls.  Until then, I will post a picture of Summer Reid for those of you that still log on to this site.

Wishing you all rich critical learning in all of your classes.  

Sincerely,
Ms. Lam

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It’s the Home Stretch!

Good Morning Class,

As we are entering the last month of school I want to take this opportunity to remind you of all our assignment due dates and important events coming up in June.  Please make sure you check the site regularly and keep on top of your work.

Assignments/Events by grade

Grade 7/8 Morrisseau Murals Due Dates:
Oprisan Tuesday June 11, 2013
Cornell Thursday June 13, 2013
Bartolomeo Friday June 21, 2013 (date due to track and field and P.A Day)

Grade 6 Fabric Landscapes Due Dates:
Derakshande and Henry will be starting on Wednesday June 5, 2013
All landscapes are due Wednesday June 26, 2013
If you have not completed your textured landscape they are very late and this week will be the last chance you have to complete those.

Glasser Grade 5/6 Culture and Dance Assignment Due Date:
Written component (essay/poster) Thursday June 6, 2013
Dance component (props/music) Tuesday June 11, 2013

Grade 5 Tessellation Art
Harmer Tuesday June 11, 2013
Young Monday June 1o, 2012

Grade 4 Kandinsky Pastel Art
Sevel Wedneday June 12, 2013

Grade 3 Beautiful Stuff Art
Short Friday June 14, 2013
Ackles-Dold Friday June 14, 2013

If you have any questions about these assignments or anything else, please make sure you speak with me as early as possible.

Thanks and enjoy the sun!
Ms. Lam

 

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Grade 7/8 Media Assignment working groups

Hello Class,

In the previous post, Miss Doyle explained the assignment that will be due next week (check calendar for exact dates).  Below I have posted your working groups.  Please make sure you complete your research before the next class.  It is your responsibility to come to class prepared.

Mrs. Oprisan:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7
Amy

Talia

Daniel K

Maria

Rune

Roni

Milaine

Monica

Guy

Justin

Artin

Maor

Daniel M

Darren

Yoad

Reyanna

Kaajal

Ashley

Nadiv

Daniil

Josh

Nina

Shawn

Elinor

Shahi

Sean

Monday April 29 – “Group PSA Overview” sheet must be handed in as well as your individual research page with 3 sources. During this period you will receive in class time to write and practice your PSA.

Tuesday April 30 – all groups are presenting their PSA in class. A typed copy of your script must be handed in at the beginning of class. Individual “Public Service Announcement – Personal Response” handout is to be handed in at the beginning of class.
____________________________________________________________________________________

Ms. Cornell:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7
Adir

Victoria

Pol

Gary

Miryam

Erin

Gilad

Sheril

Janessa

Hearan

Dylan

Natali

Ron

Sherry

Shaked

David

Daniit

Omer

Daniel L

Isaac

Khalid

Ilan

Ofek

Yuval

Jordan

Andrew

Yulia

Monday April 29 – “Group PSA Overview” sheet must be handed in as well as your individual research page with 3 sources. During this period you will receive in class time to write and practice your PSA.

Thursday May 2 – all groups are presenting their PSA in class. A typed copy of your script must be handed in at the beginning of class. Individual “Public Service Announcement – Personal Response” handout is to be handed in at the beginning of class.
____________________________________________________________________________________

Bartolomeo:

Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 Group 6 Group 7 Group 8
Sarah

Cole

Danielle S

Shachak

Abraham

Karol

Akshala

Michael

Elysha

Calvin

Ashley

Daniella

Nick

David

Nazgol

Aviel

Yaniv

Shelly

Noah

Korin

Kayla

Dani

Jakob

Carina

Stephanie

Liran

Jake

Jonathan

Prakshi

Friday April 26 – “Group PSA Overview” sheet must be handed in as well as your individual research page with 3 sources. During this period you will receive in class time to write and practice your PSA.

Friday May 3 – all groups are presenting their PSA in class. A typed copy of your script must be handed in at the beginning of class. Individual “Public Service Announcement – Personal Response” handout is to be handed in at the beginning of class.
____________________________________________________________________________________

Please check back for updates.  Have fun with the assignment.

Ms. Lam

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Grade 7/8 Media Assignment

Public Service Announcement Assignment

Learning Goal: to create a public service announcement to inform an intended audience about issues associated with social media.

In your assigned groups you are to create a radio public service announcement that is designed to inform the students at Nellie McClung Public School about the importance of internet safety, social media, or cyber bullying. The message must be between 45-60 seconds in duration and must address the following points:

Hook – something that grabs the attention of the listener

Facts – what is it? (definition and examples)

  • statistics
  •  what are the risks/safety issues associated with it?
  • How does it affect the people involved?

Conclusion – next steps to deal with the situation or where to find more information

  •  who can they contact regarding the issue

Some examples of topics you can choose are:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Grooming
  • Internet Safety
  • Privacy settings
  • Chatting online

 Success Criteria:

  • PSA meets the time requirements of between 45-60 seconds
  • PSA is targeted towards a specific audience and meets the needs of that audience
  • All language is appropriate
  • Purpose and message of the PSA is clear and specific
  • All members of the group are involved in the process of writing the PSA and participate in the presentation
  • Hook is effective and engaging
  • Facts and information presented are clear and in a logical order

Please see the next post for your working groups,

Thanks,
Miss Doyle

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Grade 7/8 Media Unit Homework

Reminder!!
The article and related question for response 1 has been posted on the Edmodo site. Your first response is due on the Edmodo site by 9pm on Friday April 19.

Ms. Doyle

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AIR: Artist in Residence Program

On Monday March 18, 2013 Nellie McClung Intermediate students will be involved in a dynamic program provided by the York Region District School board in conjunction with the Ontario Arts Council.  Only a few select schools are chosen to participate in this very special program.  Mr. Bartolomeo, Ms. Cornell, Mrs. Oprisan and Ms. Lam has been doing a lot of planning to prepare for this experience.  A note has gone home with more information about this up coming program.  A copy of it can be found here in the downloads area.

AIR Letter to Parents

To prepare for this experience, students must sign and return the video permission form as well as bring an old shirt or smock for the week of the 18th.

Exciting!
Ms. Lam

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What’s been happening

Hello Class,

March is a busy time and a lot of things are happening in the class.  It is important to check the site regularly as class news, assignment deadlines and even student work is often posted.  Right now, the following things are happening in each grade

Grade 7/8
Movement is the key: Assignments are being collected this week and will be assessed.
Norval Morrisseau Mural paintings are in progress and will be continued after the break.

Morrisseau 1Morrisseau 2

photo 3

 

Grade 6
Elements of Landscape:
3 assignments:
foreground, middle ground, and background drawing
textured landscape
watercolour landscapes

Have you seen our stain glass windows?
Stain glass 1stain glass 2

Grade 5/6 and Grade 3
Stop Motion Animation
NEWS: NMPS 2013 Film Festival will be held on Wednesday April 3, 2013.  Winning films will be shared on this day.

Grade 5
finishing up Advertising through the element of emphasis
Starting printmaking after the March break.

Grade 4
Finishing up Medieval times study on Buildings and community
Will be starting on the element of Movement

Stay tuned, more to come
Thanks!
Ms. Lam

 

 

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Hello from Ms. Doyle!

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Hello,

My name is Ms. Doyle and I am student teacher in your class until the end of April. I will be in your class every Monday and then from April 8 – May 3 I will be there Monday-Friday. Throughout my time with you I will be teaching both Art and Media Literacy.   I completed my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Guelph Humber and I am currently attending Tyndale University to complete my Bachelor of Education degree. I have a Golden Retriever named Chloee who I like to think is the cutest dog in the world. I enjoy fitness activities, playing games, singing, and I am currently learning how to play the guitar. I am very excited to be here at Nellie McClung Public School completing my practicum experience and I look forward to getting to know each one of you!

Sincerely,

Ms. Doyle

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