How _________ You Are

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am no longer going to blog here for my class.

Though I had permissions, no parent complaints, exemplary work and the support of university classes, bloggers, educators I am now experiencing restrictions and those that use them to turn off the hundreds of thousands of hours I used here to celebrate learning.

Please join me in recognizing that

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b)

c)

d) none of the above

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Door Decorating Red Ribbon Week 2012

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How exciting for Red Ribbon Week our class pledged to remain drug free. AND we won the contest in the 3rd to 5th category.
Very exciting.

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Foo Dog Drawings 2012

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Foo Dog Drawings 2012, a set on Flickr.

Today our class worked on a drawing of a “Foo Dog” after finishing reading The Ballad of Mulan. It was very exciting to see how each student drew this image so well. We are writing Lost Diaries of Mulan’s adventures. Lots of good writing!
Enjoy.

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Van Gogh Projects 2012

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Van Gogh Projects 2012, a set on Flickr.

This is the lovely start to a new school year.
I’ve had computer woes, but have a new one and am ready to start sharing our classroom. Let’s start with our artist-Vincent Van Gogh!

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Spring Flowers 2012

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Spring Flowers 2012, a set on Flickr.

Beautiful job, ready for Open House, almost!

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Puffin Portrait Art Gallery, finished Feb. 28, 2012

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Well the watercolor part of our puffin series was quite a learning adventure.
Sylvia guided us in using water to thin and lighten the color for our backgrounds, then we focused on painting our birds.
Each puffin was quite individual, even though we started with the same picture.

It was a great way to celebrate our story.

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Puffin Watercolors, The Drawings

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Puffin Watercolors, Feb. 2012, a set on Flickr.

We read a great non-fiction story, Night of The Pufflings. It told about these cute birds that come to shore in Iceland, dig burrows and lay one egg. After they hatch and grow a bit the pufflings use THE MOON to orient and return to the ocean. BUT there is problem in our story, a village is in the way and the lights at night disorient the pufflings. Many just land in the village. So the children gather the babies and launch them into the ocean. This saves the birds.

First we started by drawing from a PHOTOGRAPH our puffins.
The drawings in themselves took a great deal of OBSERVATIONAL skill. One thing we are developing is the idea of scale, proportion and observation.

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