September 14

GRADE PREP/1/2 WEEK 10 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE PREP/1/2 WEEK 10 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

I hope you all enjoy the fantastic activities in the SUPER DOOPER SPECIALIST GRID for Week 10 – especially the Visual Arts activities! The grid can be found on the Cambridge Primary school website.

Congratulations on surviving one whole term of remote learning at home.

Congratulations

Let’s hope we all see each other at school, in the art room, next term!

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

September 2

GRADE 1 WEEK 9 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 9 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

7th September 2020 – 11th September 2020

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This is week 9 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1  students are remote learning at home!

This week is Visual Arts CATCH UP WEEK!

So if there are any Visual Arts tasks for Term 3 that you haven’t completed or uploaded now is the time to CATCH UP!

In week 2 you needed to draw a rainbow scene including the sun, clouds and rain. Here is link to the Week 2 blog post if you need it.

In week 3 you needed to create a rainbow from objects you found in your house.  Here is a link to the Week 3 blog post if you need it.

In week 6 you needed to upload your SPECIALIST RICH TASK. Instructions for the Specialist rich task are here on the week 4 blog post if you need it.

In week 7 you needed to find and draw 4 patterns in your house. Here is a link to the Week 7 blog post if you need it.

In week 8 you needed to design new boots for ME! Here is a link to the Week 8 blog post if you need it.

Make sure you have uploaded everything you need to into the correct Class Dojo portfolio.

 

If you have completed everything here are a few videos for you to enjoy!

How to draw a health hero by Art for Kids hub.

How to draw Godzilla by Art for kids hub.

The texture song by Scratch Garden.

The colour song by Scratch Garden.

And just for fun – Lucas the Spider. He is soooo cute! I know it says 24 episodes but they are really, really, really short!

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

August 26

GRADE 1 WEEK 8 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 8 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

31st August 2020 – 7th September 2020

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This is week 8 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1  students are remote learning at home!

This week we are going to be doing some Visual Arts learning about PATTERN.

Last week you looked for PATTERNS around your house and then you drew them like this.

If you haven’t drawn your patterns yet go to the Grade 1 week 7 blog post for instructions.

This week I have a read aloud for you of Bronwyn Bancroft’s beautiful picture story book ‘Shapes of Australia’. It is full of  magnificent patterns and a feast for your eyes to devour!

 

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Oh that was just glorious to look at! All those wonderful Australian shapes decorated by author and illustrator Bronwyn Bancroft.

Now I have something special to show you. These are my new boots.

Yes, they have rainbows on them and yes, they are now called my ROY G BIV boots!

Do you like them?

 I LOVE them!

You currently have lots of PATTERN ideas in your head. Last week you looked all around your house searching for PATTERNS and this week you have looked at and listened to a beautiful story by Bronwyn Bancroft full of PATTERNS.

So let’s use all those PATTERN ideas floating around in your head. I want you to design a new pair of PATTERNED boots for me!

wow

Here is a drawing template of a boot that is similar to my ROY G BIV boots.

If you want to use this template you will have to copy it and then print it.

If you don’t have a printer available or you don’t want to print the template just draw up a large boot shape on a piece of paper and use that.

Will you cover the boot in one pattern or divide it up into sections and put different patterns in each section? What colours will you use?

 

I can’t wait to see what you come up with! I will make a folder called Visual Arts Week 8 on Class Dojo for your finished boot designs.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

HERE ARE THE GRADE 1 PATTERN BOOTS!

Fiona 1G pattern boot 2020

Martha 1G pattern boot 2020

Aahil 1G pattern boot 2020

 

Aliya 1G pattern boot 2020

Atmika 1G pattern boot 2020

Enaya 1G pattern boot 2020

Aarushi 1G pattern boot 2020

George 1G pattern boot 2020

Reyansh 1G pattern boot 2020

Luis 1G pattern boot 2020

Riley 1G pattern boot 2020

Thomas 1G pattern boot 2020

Dylan 1G pattern boot 2020

Zacharry 1G pattern boot 3 2020

Emrys 1G pattern boot 2020

Mishca 1G pattern boot 2020

Vohan 1F pattern boot 2020

Jordan 1F pattern boot 2020

Dustin 1F pattern boot 2020

Zain 1F pattern boot 2020

Zane 1F pattern boot 2020

Saazdeep 1F pattern boot 2020

Chanelle 1F pattern boot 2020

Santi 1F pattern boot 2020

Raam 1F pattern boot 2020

Ashvath 1F pattern boot 2020

Natalie 21F pattern boot 2020

Anjali 1F pattern boot 2020

Akhila 1F pattern boot 2020

Connor 1F pattern boot 2020

Hadi 1F pattern boot 2020

Peyton 1F pattern boots 2020

Tata 1B pattern boot 2020

Bilal1D pattern boot 2020

Ricky 1D pattern boot 2020

Harper 1D pattern boots 2020

Divinity 1D pattern boots 2020

1D beiBei pattern boot 2020

April 1D pattern boot 2020

Harrison 1D pattern boot 2020

Blake 1D pattern boot 2020

Kiara 1D pattern boot 2020

Jon 1D pattern boot 2020

Ruvee 1D pattern boot 2020

Navitha 1D pattern boot 2020

Lewia 1D npattern boot 2020

Muhammad 1D pattern boot 2020

Josh 1D pattern boot 2020

Rithul 1D pattern boot 2020

Oscar 1E pattern boot 2020

Austin 1E pattern boot 2020

Ebony 1 E patern boot 2020

Aggam 1E pattern boots 2020

Riya 1E pattern boot 2020

Zimal 1E pattern boot 2020

Flynn 1E pattern boot 2020

Aydin 1E pattern boot 2020

iam 1E pattern boot 2020

Sage 1E pattern boot 2020

Sam 1E pattern boots 2020

August 12

GRADE 1 WEEK 6 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 6 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

17th August 2020 – 21st August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

 

This is week 6 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1  students are remote learning at home!

 

This is week 6 and your Specialists Rich Task is due at the end of this week. If you need the instructions for the Rich Task you can find them on the Week 5 blog post. If you can’t find the Week 5 blog post there is a link to it in the sidebar of the blog in the section called Recent Blog Posts.

Please upload your Rich Task into the correct Dojo folder. You also need to ensure you have submitted any other work for your  Specialist teachers that is evidence of your participation in remote learning, into the correct place.

 The Visual Arts rainbow scene drawing from Week 2 and found object rainbow from Week 3 should be in their folders.

If you have already completed your rich task and uploaded all of your Specialist work here is one of my favourite stories for you to enjoy. It is called THE DAY THE CRAYONS QUIT by Drew Daywalt with illustrations by Oliver Jeffers.

The brilliant actor performing that read aloud of the story is Matt Chizever. His character voices for the different crayons are fantastic.

 

I tried really hard to find the same actor reading THE DAY THE CRAYONS CAME HOME without any luck. However, this actor does a great job of making the crayons come alive too. His name is Dave Edgren.

If you enjoyed the story or want to tell me anything else you can always post a comment at the end of this blog post.

If you don’t know how to post a comment I gave you instructions on how to do this last week.

Have fun,

from Mrs Menhennet

Here are the grade 1 Rich Tasks completed. These are the ROY G BIV’s of 2020!

 

Bhavreet 1G rich task term 3 2020

Aliya 1G rich task term 3 2020

Luis 1G rich task term 3 2020

Enaya 1G rich task term 3 2020

Zacharry 1G rich task term 23 2020

Riley 1G rich task term 3 2020

Mishca 1G rich task term 3 2020

Thomas 1G rich task term 3 2020

Dylan 1G rich task term 3 2020

Dylan 1G rich task 2 term 3 2020

Atmika 1G rich task term 3 2020

Aliya 1G rich task 2 term 3 2020

Reyansh 1G rich task term 3 2020

Atmika 1G rich task 2 term 3 2020

 

Chanelle rich task 2 2020

Elaina 1A rich task term 3 2020

Vihaan 1B rich task 2 term 3 20o20

Ricky 1D rich task term 3 2020

Bilal 1D rich task 2 term 3 2020

Ricky rich task 2 term 3 2020

Sema 1E rich task term 3 2020

Aria 1E rich task term 3 2020

Martha 1G rich task term 3 2020

August 5

GRADE 1 WEEK 5 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

 

GRADE 1 WEEK 5 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

10th August 2020 – 14th August 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

 

This is week 5 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are remote learning at home!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  colour!

 

  •  To revise the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  • To revise the instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

  • For students to learn how to write a comment on my blog.

  • I know the order of the colours in the rainbow.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

  • I understand the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

  • I can write a comment and post it on The Back art Room Blog.

    Let’s get started!

In Week 2 I asked you to draw a rainbow scene including the colours of the rainbow in order.

In week 3 I asked you to create a rainbow from found objects.

 

I have made folders on your grade’s Class Dojo page for you to upload photos of your creations for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

If you have already completed your Specialists Rich Task you can skip this bit. On the audio file you can press the fast forward button.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need lots of time to complete it. So the Grade 1 Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s ClassDojo portfolio by the end of WEEK 6!

 

For this Grade 1 Specialists Rich task, you will create a character called ROY.G.BIV.

ROY G BIV needs to have a body.

A part of  ROY.G.BIV’s body must be in RAINBOW ORDER like his name.

ROY.G.BIV’s body also needs to include at least one PATTERN

You need to label ROY.G.BIV’s body  in Italian and English.

What is  ROY.G.BIV’s  name in Italian?

Use digital technology to enhance your rich task. You might use Keynote or another creative app or other digital tools you know how to use. You might photograph or video your rich task as you create it.

What will you use to create this rich task?

In the past, in the art room, my students have created ROY G BIV like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a large face for ROY G BIV

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

He has also been created like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a LARGE head, neck and shoulders for ROY G BIV to fill the space on the paper. (If I wanted you to draw ROY G BIV really small I would tell you to create your rich task on a tiny post it note!) DRAW BIG!

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

  • painting different parts of his body in particular colours

  • cutting out his mouth and giving him a colourful tongue

In this time of remote learning, as artists,  we are not working in the art room.

In this time of remote learning, as artists, we all have to adapt  and change to creating at home.

So you won’t be able to create your ROY G BIV in exactly the same way that it has been made before.  And that really doesn’t matter. You will all be brilliantly creative artists at home!

So I am giving you  lots of CHOICE with how you create your ROY G BIV.

So perhaps you will draw with oil pastels or pencils or textas or crayons

or paint with a brush

or paint with  sponges

 

or print with objects

or paint with watered down food colouring

or use play doh

or make your own play doh or salt dough

Salt Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • I cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup hot water

Method

  1. Add salt and plain flour to a bowl gradually adding hot water. You might not need all the water!
  2. Mix together until a dough forms. Make sure it isn’t sticky.
  3. Leave your salt dough creations to air dry overnight. Then put your salt dough creations in the oven at 120 degrees Celsius for about 3 hours.
  4. When your salt dough creations are cool you can paint them. If you don’t have gloss paint and you want them to look shiny you can paint them with varnish when the paint is dry. If you don’t have any varnish just paint them with PVA glue. This will also make them nice and shiny.

or use a drawing or painting app on your ipad

 

or cut plain or patterned paper

or use torn, plain or patterned paper

 

 or scrap cardboard

 

or stuff out of the laundry basket

or use lego

or make Roy G Biv out of rainbow cupcakes

 

and what about the found object rainbow from last week?

Perhaps your found object rainbow could be ROY G BIV’s body? You could add more objects to create a head, legs, arms, hands, feet and create a found object ROY G BIV?

wow

Imagine if the artworks below were created in rainbow colours?

So you could use some of these things

or all of these things

or something I haven’t even listed!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use, or to make salt dough, or things like that.

· And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!

I cannot wait to see your ROY G BIV rich task!

Here is a story for you to enjoy. This is ‘Sky Colour’ by Peter H. Reynolds. He is the same author who wrote. the beautiful picture story book ‘The Dot’ .

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

Your VISUAL ARTS TASK FOR WEEK 5 is to write a comment on my blog about the story.

It is easy to write a comment on my blog. Don’t forget to use capital letters and full stops.

At the end of this blog post you will find a section titled,

LEAVE A COMMENT (or add a comment if nobody else has written one yet!)

Under that is a large box in which you type your comment. It looks like this. You can’t write in this one, Silly. You have to use the box at the bottom of this post.

After you have written your comment there is an anti spam box. The anti spam box is there to prove you are a real person not just a computer bot generating random comments. You need to copy the text from the anti spam box into the other box, just like in the photo below.

 

Then you type your name into the name box. Don’t forget to tell me which grade you are in.

In the next box you type your email address. If you don’t have an email address then you can ask someone from your family if you can use their email address.

Click on the little square at the bottom and you will get an email when I write the reply to your comment.

Finally click on the button that says POST COMMENT and you will have successfully written a comment.

Congratulations.

 

You have until the end of week 6 to upload your rich task,

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

July 29

GRADE 1 WEEK 4 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 4 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

3rd August 2020 – 7th August 2020

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 4 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are remote learning at home!

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  colour!

 

  •  To revise the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  • To introduce the instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

  • I know the order of the colours in the rainbow.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

  • I understand the instructions for the Specialist Rich Task.

    Let’s get started!

In Week 2 I asked you to draw a rainbow scene including the colours of the rainbow in order.

Last week (week 3) I asked you to create a rainbow from found objects.

 

I have made folders on your grade’s Class Dojo page for you to upload photos of your creations for Week 2 and Week 3. These photos are evidence that you have completed this work.

Here are the Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task.

This Rich Task will require some thinking and some organising. You will need lots of time to complete it. So the Grade 1 Rich Task should be uploaded to your grade’s ClassDojo portfolio by the end of WEEK 6!

 

For this Grade 1 Specialists Rich task, you will create a character called ROY.G.BIV.

ROY G BIV needs to have a body.

A part of  ROY.G.BIV’s body must be in RAINBOW ORDER like his name.

ROY.G.BIV’s body also needs to include at least one PATTERN

You need to label ROY.G.BIV’s body  in Italian and English.

What is  ROY.G.BIV’s  name in Italian?

Use digital technology to enhance your rich task. You might use Keynote or another creative app or other digital tools you know how to use. You might photograph or video your rich task as you create it.

What will you use to create this rich task?

In the past, in the art room, my students have created ROY G BIV like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a large face for ROY G BIV

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

He has also been created like this.

This artwork involved  –

  • Drawing a LARGE head, neck and shoulders for ROY G BIV to fill the space on the paper. (If I wanted you to draw ROY G BIV really small I would tell you to create your rich task on a tiny post it note!) DRAW BIG!

  • Using coloured strips of paper for his hair in ROY G BIV order

  • painting different parts of his body in particular colours

  • cutting out his mouth and giving him a colourful tongue

In this time of remote learning, as artists,  we are not working in the art room.

In this time of remote learning, as artists, we all have to adapt  and change to creating at home.

So you won’t be able to create your ROY G BIV in exactly the same way that it has been made before.  And that really doesn’t matter. You will all be brilliantly creative artists at home!

So I am giving you  lots of CHOICE with how you create your ROY G BIV.

So perhaps you will draw with oil pastels or pencils or textas or crayons

or paint with a brush

or paint with  sponges

 

or print with objects

or paint with watered down food colouring

or use play doh

or make your own play doh or salt dough

Salt Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • I cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup hot water

Method

  1. Add salt and plain flour to a bowl gradually adding hot water. You might not need all the water!
  2. Mix together until a dough forms. Make sure it isn’t sticky.
  3. Leave your salt dough creations to air dry overnight. Then put your salt dough creations in the oven at 120 degrees Celsius for about 3 hours.
  4. When your salt dough creations are cool you can paint them. If you don’t have gloss paint and you want them to look shiny you can paint them with varnish when the paint is dry. If you don’t have any varnish just paint them with PVA glue. This will also make them nice and shiny.

or use a drawing or painting app on your ipad

 

or cut plain or patterned paper

or use torn, plain or patterned paper

 

 or scrap cardboard

 

or stuff out of the laundry basket

or use lego

or make Roy G Biv out of rainbow cupcakes

 

and what about the found object rainbow from last week?

Perhaps your found object rainbow could be ROY G BIV’s body? You could add more objects to create a head, legs, arms, hands, feet and create a found object ROY G BIV?

wow

Imagine if the artworks below were created in rainbow colours?

So you could use some of these things

or all of these things

or something I haven’t even listed!

I am giving you lots and lots and lots of choice

in how you create your rich task

I am NOT telling you to go out and buy new art materials to use!

NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO! NO!

You need to THINK about what you already have at HOME and HOW you can use it.

 

Don’t forget to ask permission to pull stuff out of cupboards to use, or to make salt dough, or things like that.

· And, of course, tidy up after you have created!!!

I cannot wait to see your ROY G BIV rich task!

 

 So before you get started I think we should sing the ROY G BIV song together. I hope I can hear you!

 

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

 

July 21

GRADE 1 WEEK 3 TERM 3 REMOTE LEARNING 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 3 TERM 3

REMOTE LEARNING 2020

(27th July  – 31st July)

PART 1 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

This is week 3 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are remote learning at home!

 

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  colour!

Last week I asked you to draw a rainbow scene including the colours of the rainbow in order.

I hope you kept last week’s rainbow drawing somewhere nice and safe. You will need to submit last week’s rainbow drawing as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

 Instructions for the Specialists Rich Task will be forwarded to you soon.

 

 

  •  To revise the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To revise the audio function on my blog post.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  • To create a rainbow using found objects.

  •  I watch and listen to the video song about Roy G Biv.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

  • I can create a found object rainbow with the colours in the correct order.

Let’s get started!

 I know you loved last week’s fantastic song about Roy G Biv so here it is again for you to enjoy. Perhaps I will be able to hear some students singing along this time.

Let’s watch and sing along with the video.

If you need to stop the video at anytime you can just press the pause button and then come back to the song.

 

Part 2 READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

This week I don’t want you to draw a rainbow.

This week we are going to do something different.

I want you to create a rainbow using objects that you can find around your house!

Yes, that’s right, I want you to make a rainbow using objects you can find around your house.

The photo above shows a rainbow that a student made using objects they found around their house.

You can see that they used toys, blocks, textas, pencils, cars, all sorts of things.

Now STOP!

Before you start running around your house like a crazy person collecting objects let’s think about this.

I do not want you touching any objects that don’t belong to you without permission.

I also want you to know and understand that all good artists clean up after themselves.

So, every single thing that you use in your rainbow of objects has to be put away properly and correctly after you have finished photographing your artwork.

Here is another photo of  a rainbow of found objects.

 

You could also use socks, t shirts, scarves,  hats, balls, balloons, ribbons, tea towels, face washers, plastic bottles, plastic cups, etc, etc.

 

And how will you remember the order of the colours for your found object rainbow?

ROY G BIV, of course!

Look at these huge rainbows some artists created out of found objects!

When your rainbow of found objects is finished please photograph it with your device.

You don’t need to submit your photo this week.

 You will submit your photo of your found object rainbow  as evidence of your completion of this unit of work when you submit your Specialists Rich Task.

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

NOW HERE ARE THE GRADE 1 STUDENTS FOUND OBJECT RAINBOWS!

Aryaveer 1G found object rainbow 2020

George 1G found object rainbow 2020

Luis 1G found object rainbow 2020

Aarushi 1G found object rainbow 2020

bhavreet 1G found object rainbow 202

Riley 1G found object rainbow 2020

Dylan 1G found object rainbow 2020

Thomas 1G found object rainbow 2020

Aliya 1G found object rainbow 2020

 

Aahil 1G found object rainbow 2020

Enaya 1G found object rainbow 2020

Zacharry 1G found object rainbow 2020

Zane 1F found object rainbow 2020

Jordyn 1F found object rainbow 2020

Vohan 1F found object rainbow 2020

Raam 1F found object rainbow 2020

Chanelle 1F found object rainbow 2020

Saazdeep 1F found object rainbow 2020

Akhila 1F found object rainbow 2020

Connor 1F found object rainbow 2020

Anjali 1F found object rainbow 2020

Logan 1F found object rainbow 2020

AShvath 1F found object rainbow 2020

 

Natalie 1F found object rainbow 2020

Zain 1F found object rainbow 2020

Hadi 1F found object rainbow 2020

Peyton 1F found object rainbow 2020

Adithya 1C found object rainbow 2020

Harrison 1D found object rainbow 2020

Rithul 1D found object rainbow 2020

Bilal 1D found object rainbow 2020

Josh 1D found object rainbow 2020

Blake 1D found object rainbow 2020

Ricky 1D found object rainbow 2020

Lewis 1D foundobject rainbow 2020

Divinity 1D found object rainbow 2020

Ruvee 1D found object rainbow 2020

Navitha 1D found object rainbow 2020

SOscar 1E foun d object rainbow 2020creen Shot 2020-09-11 at 5.36.23 pm

Sam 1E found object rainbow 2020

Aggam 1E found object rainbow 2020

Riya 1E found object rainbow 2020

Seja 1E found object raqinbow 2020

Allen 1E found ob ject rainbow 2020

Flynn 1E FOUND OBJECT RAINBOW 2020

Mason 1E found obje t rainbow 2020

Austin 1E found object rainbow 2020

Ebony 1E found object rainbow 2020

Zimal 1E rainbow 2020

Sema 1E found object rainbow 2020

July 16

GRADE 1 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

GRADE 1 WEEK 2 TERM 3 2020

READ ALONG WITH MRS MENHENNET!

 

Hello to all my Grade 1 students from Cambridge Primary School and whoever else might be reading this post.

hello word in block letters with exaggerated 3D shadows

This is week 2 of Term 3 2020 and all my Grade 1 students are at home!

This is not the way I usually work with Grade 1 students to teach them about Visual Arts but we will be doing this for a few weeks until it is safe to attend school again.

Until then, we will be learning like this – online – using my blog!

You will remember me from our time in the art room together last year.

Yes, it’s me – Mrs Menhennet! Most Cambridge Primary School students that know me, recognise me by my multicoloured hair!!!

Cambridge Primary School students always ask me, “Mrs Menhennet, how come you have all those colours in your hair?”

And I always tell them, “I don’t know. It just grew like that!”

 

We are going to be doing a bit of Visual Arts learning around the topic of  colour !

  •  To introduce the order of the colours of the rainbow.

  • To remind students of  the elements needed for a rainbow to occur in the sky.

  • To introduce the audio function on my blog post.

  • To read along with Mrs Menhennet as she reads the blog post aloud.

  •  I watch and listen to the video song about Roy G Biv.

  • I can create a rainbow scene artwork with the colours of the rainbow in order.

  • I can create a rainbow scene artwork including the elements needed for a rainbow to occur.

  • I can play the audio function  on the blog post and read along with Mrs Menhennet.

Let’s get started!

We are going to be drawing a rainbow soon so you will need some paper,

 

some pencils,

or crayons,

or textas.

Some people call textas, markers.

I am going to give you a little bit of time to organise yourself.

I will just sit here on my blog and wait for you to collect some pencils and textas or crayons and some paper.

The size of the paper or what sort of paper it is doesn’t really matter.

So I will just wait until you are ready……..

Oh, you are ready already! That was so fast! Well done!

So while you were getting ready to draw I found a fantastic song to share with you so let’s watch the video.

If you need to stop the video at anytime you can just press the pause button

and then come back to the story.

Oh, okay, okay, you already knew that! I’m sorry I forgot how clever Cambridge Primary School Grade 1 students are!

 

 

I will not be surprised if you end up watching that song over and over again.

So what was that little elf’s name?

Yes, that’s right! His name is Roy G Biv.

Roy G Biv.

That’s a very unusual name.

Why do you think he is called Roy G Biv?

Oh, you are too clever.

His name is Roy G Biv because the letters of his name are the colours of the rainbow, in order.

R is for red.

O is for orange.

Y is for yellow.

G is for green.

B is for blue.

I is for indigo.

And V is for violet.

So, if you remember the name Roy G Biv you will remember the order of the colours of the rainbow.

wow

Now, as much as I like the video we just watched and I think the song is fantastic, I don’t like the way they show the colour indigo.

On the video indigo looks like a weird sort of pinky purple when indigo is actually a dark, dark, dark purply blue.

I always describe indigo as being the darkest purply blue of the sky in the evening, just before the sky turns black.

It is a much, much darker blue than the navy blue of our school uniforms.

So now you know all about the order of the colours of the rainbow I want you to draw a fantastic picture of a rainbow but

I don’t just want a picture of a rainbow. This is grade 1 so I want you using your brain and think really hard!

What do we need for a rainbow to appear in the sky? Do you know?

Yes, we need rain!

What else do we need?

Yes, we need the sun!

And there is something else we need. What could it be?

We have the sun and the rain but there is something else we need and it’s a little bit tricky!

Have a think!

Yes, you are too clever. We need clouds as well.

If there weren’t any clouds in the sky it wouldn’t be raining so we need clouds in the sky too.

Okay, so when you do your rainbow drawing I expect to see rain, the sun and clouds or there wouldn’t be a rainbow in your drawing. Does that make sense?

And when we are talking about what we need for a rainbow to appear in the sky we are actually doing Science while we are doing Visual Arts! Wow!

So I want to HEAR you say that you know we are doing Science during Visual Arts. So say it after me. “That’s Science in Visual Arts!”

Wait a minute! That was a bit too quiet. Say it after me, “That’s Science in Visual Arts!”

Hmmm, that was still too quiet. You are in your house and I am in my house so you are going to have to shout it for me to hear you so shout it after me, “That’s Science in Visual Arts!!!”

Wow! That was so loud my ears just fell off!

Right I’ve just stuck my ears back on so we can continue.

Before we start drawing I want you to think about the rainbow being shaped like a hump or an arch.

Sometimes, my students, when drawing a rainbow, start with a teeny tiny arch and they find they can’t fit all the colours into their rainbow as it is just too squishy.

Also a teeny, tiny rainbow might just look way too small on your paper so I don’t want you to draw a teeny tiny rainbow.

I want you to draw a great BIG, HUGE, ENORMOUS rainbow on your paper!

So, let’s practice using your magic finger.

Hold up your magic finger!

Wave it around in the air!

Make sure it is switched on!

Let’s test it out. Draw a small circle in the air.

Draw a large square in the air.

Write your name in the air.

Write your name 3 times really fast in the air!

Oh, you are faster than me as my name is soooooo looooong!

Now put your magic finger in the air and draw an arch.

Okay, so now we know it is working use your magic finger to draw a very small arch on your paper. Your magic finger is fantastic to practice drawing with as it draws invisibly and you never have to rub it out!

Now draw an arch  a little bit bigger with your magic finger on your paper.

Now draw a really big arch on your paper with your magic finger.

By practising that arch shape with your magic finger I hope you will end up drawing a nice large rainbow on your paper.

So your drawing needs to include a large rainbow, the sun, rain and clouds. You can even include a little Roy G Biv elf if you want!

But this is grade 1 so that is not all.

I don’t want to see any white paper gaps in your drawing.

Do you remember last year when we were painting and I told you I didn’t want any white paper gaps in your painting? Well this is just like that.

If you draw a really large rainbow, with all it’s colours in order.

And you draw the sun and lots of clouds and rain and Roy G Biv, there shouldn’t be much space left anyway.

But if there is white space left on your paper I want you to think about what you can draw to fill the space so your drawing is complete.

So, let’s make a list of what you need to draw –

  • a really big rainbow with all the colours in order

  • the sun

  • lots of clouds

  • lots of rain

  • an elf called Roy G Biv, if you want

  • no white paper gaps

Have fun,

Mrs Menhennet

Here are the grade 1 student rainbows!

 

Reyansh 1G rainbow 2020

Aahil 1G rainbow 2020

Aarushi r 1G ainbow 2020

Reyansh 1G rainbow 2 2020

Bhavreet 1G rainbow 2020

George 1G rain bow 2020

Atmika 1G rainbow scene 2020

Riley 1G rainbow 2020

Dylan 1G rqinbow 2020

Thomas 1G rainbow 2020

Aliya 1G rainbow 2020

Mishca 1G rainbow 2020

Aahil 1G rainbow 2 2020

Enaya 1G rainbow 2020

Zacharry 1G rainbow 2020

Zane 1 F rainbow 2020

Vohan 1F rainbow 2020

Raam 1F rainbow 2020

Saazdeep 1F rainbow 2020

Connor 1F rainbow 2020

Peyton 1 F rainbow 2020

Anjali 1F rainbow 2020

Akhila 1F rainbow 2020

Ashvath 1F rainbow 2020

Hadi 1F rainbow 2020

Logan 1F rainbow 2020

Natalie 1F rainbow 2020

Zain 1F rainbow 2 2020

Aala 1F rainbow 2020

Malakai 1A rasinbow 2020

josh 1D rainbow 2020

Blake 1D rainbow 2020

Josh 1D rainbow 2 2020

Ricky 1D rainbow 2020

Rithul 1D rainbow 2020

Bilal 1D rainbow 2020

Harrison 1D rainbow 2020

Bei Bei 1D rainbow 2020

Jon 1D rainbow 2020

Ruvee 1D rainbow 2020

Navitha 1D rainbow 2020

Lewis 1D rainbow 2020

Kiara 1D rainbow 2020

Aggam 1E rainbow 2020

Ebony 1E rainbow 2020

Aria 1E rainbow 2020

Sam 1E rainbow 2020

Liam 1E rainbow 2020

Oscar 1E rainbow 2020

Flynn 1E rainbow 2020

Aydin 1E rainbow 2020

Austin 1E rainbow 2020

Mason 1E rainbow 2020

May 15

HEIDE AT HOME CLAY CHALLENGE MAY 2020

The Heide Museum of Modern Art in Heidelberg, Victoria is currently running a clay challenge.

You need to use clay,

grade 1 clay 65

grade 1 clay 65

or plasticine, or playdoh and make an artwork inspired by one of the clay pieces from the Heide Collection.

John Perceval bowl with handle 1948

You photograph your work and then email it to Heide.

 

Merric Boyd bowl 1950

 

The link below will take you to the page on their website which has photos of their claywork to inspire you.

https://www.heide.com.au/heide-home-clay-challenge

 

John Perceval goblets

There is a category for under 18 claywork entries and over 18 claywork entries.

 

Melindas Harper stoneware vessel 2007

I think the challenge only goes until the end of May so you will have to check the details for dates on their website.

 

Stephen Benwell vase 1991

 

Good luck with your entry!

 

melinda Hrper ceramic 6 2005

 

Mirka Mora untitled plate 1967