Ice Cream Value Scale — 3rd

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This fall the 3rd graders were introduced to value scales. Together we talked about what a “tint” is (a light value) and what a “shade” is (dark value) and painted our own value scales by mixing white or black with our paint.
Then the students drew ice cream scoops on the back of their value scales and cut them out before arranging them together to create an ice cream cone!!

The students were very pleased with the results, here a few that I caught with my ipod camera before the mini masterpieces went home:

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I promise we did more than orange, green and blue ice cream cones too, but it looks like I only caught the red projects from each class!


Art Room Humor (2)

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My favorite part of teaching is getting to know my students!  And a wonderful side-effect is that my students say the funniest things (not always polite, but hilarious).  Here are a few of my recent favorites:

*Gasp!* “Something happened to your throat!” (Kindergarten)
“It’s a turtle neck… part of my sweater”
“oh…”

I was writing some numbers on the board during the 1st grade class:
“She’s like a math teacher, who turned into… a Crouch teacher”

“Let’s play the Quiet Game!! Mrs Crouch, will you start and tell us when to stop ?” (4th)
“wait, seriously? …okay”
And thus began the most intense game of “quiet” that I have ever seen… and possibly the easiest class period I have ever undergone!

“I didn’t notice you, Mrs Crouch, because you’re wearing a gray shirt and a bright blue skirt” (5th)

“You actually look nice today!” (5th)
(…actually??)


Doodle 4 Google (2014) — 5th Grade

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The 5th graders recently finished their Doodle 4 Google entries.  Each year we participate in this national competition (more information can be found at the official site), submit our entries and even have our own little competition!

For the “in-house” contest, the finished doodles are put on display outside of the art room.  And for a week or so, the members of the church and school are called upon to vote for their favorite entry!  The winner is announced in front of the school and receives a $20 gift card to Micheal’s.

This year’s theme was: “If I Could Invent One Thing to Make the World a Better Place…”

Below are some of the entries, including this year’s winner: “A Closet of Clothes for Those in Need” (first image)

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Didn’t they do a great job?