Our professor has asked us to self-evaluate our sketchbooks. To do this, she has asked us to choose 1 item from the Creative Thinking competency profile and 1 item from the Social Responsibility competency profile that we feel were exhibited by the work in our sketchbooks. We are to justify a mark for ourselves out… Continue reading Sketchbook Self-Evaluation
During a few of our art classes, we were given the opportunity to work cooperatively on a group unit plan, for a series of art lessons of our choice. I started out working in a group, but decided it would be easier to follow my own path to create a unit plan solo. I decided… Continue reading Grade 6 Art Unit Plan – Colour and Personification
Form – A three dimensional area filled and surrounded by space The final element of design that we studied in art class was form. We created plasticine reliefs in the style of Barbara Reid. We examined how she used both space and form in her work to inspire our own creations. We were asked to use one… Continue reading Element of Design: Form
I briefly mentioned Apple’s Swift Playgrounds app when I talked about Scratch Jr. a few posts. Swift Playgrounds in an iPad app designed as an introduction to learning how to code with Swift. Swift is a programming language used to design a variety of apps that are currently on the market. Their website advertises the… Continue reading Exploring Tech in the Classroom: Swift Playgrounds
Space – Area around and inside a shape Our first space activity goes back a little earlier than the others to when we made our class graffiti mural. We were invited to draw something that represents us that no one else in our cohort already knows. Well dang, because our cohort is pretty close and I… Continue reading Element of Design: Space
The Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry is an alternative school here in Victoria, BC and wow is it ever different than your traditional public school! This school is all about personalized, self-regulated learning where the students have the autonomy to delve into their own interdisciplinary inquiry projects. Their inquiry projects do cover topics from… Continue reading Our Trip to the Pacific School of Innovation and Inquiry
During my Wednesday observations of Mrs. Agnew’s grade 2 class, she asked if we, the student teachers, would be interested in bringing in a math game to teach to the kids and add to their math game binders. I love math and I love games, so I was quick to agree and start thinking of… Continue reading Halloween Math Games Freebie: Halloween Bump!