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Honoring

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Fourth and fifth grade students created a collective series of work to honor veterans for Veterans Day this year.

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Students created the Ohio flag.

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They also made a flag of the United States.

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Students also created a poster for the army, navy , air force, marines and the coast guard.

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After drawing the design and tracing it with marker, students added a wash of watercolor paint for the background.

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After retracing the poster with marker, students began to use dots of paint in a pointillistic manner.

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Every group began adding dots of color to their art work.

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Collectively the work began to take shape as dots and colors began to fill in the design.

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It was fun to watch the students take ownership of their work as their skills increased.

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All of the students were introduced to new art techniques and design ideas as they worked cooperatively on this project.

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Here are examples of their work:

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Character words

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Fourth grade students completed their paintings of character words.

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After adding finishing touches to their letter paintings, each group discussed their work.

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The final step was to add a coat of gloss to their canvas.

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Students really enjoyed working cooperatively on this project.

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Each class viewed their work at the end of the project.

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Everyone participated in a review of their work and the  creative process.

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Students were proud of the fact their work will be on view in the building for all to see.

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Everyone engaged in the learning process for this project.

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Maybe you can stop by and see the students’ work once it is hung in the building over the summer break.

Lettering

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Fourth grade students have been working on a lettering project.

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Each forth grade class has been working on a character word that will be displayed in the school.

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Each class has six groups, and each group is responsible for one of the letters in the word.

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Everyone has been busy working on the background and the subject, which is the letter.

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Students have been using and learning about complementary colors as they explore masking out the letter they paint.

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The project is teaching the students to work cooperatively.

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Here are a couple of examples of the students’ work before we begin to add texture to the background of their work.

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Arbor Day

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Fifth grade students recently participated in the City of Willard’s Arbor Day poster contest.

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The poster contest was sponsored by the Willard Tree Commission.

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Students were given the theme “Trees are good for life.”

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After learning about Arbor Day, students created three ideas and picked their best idea for their poster.

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Lettering was a large part of the students’ design for their posters.

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Everyone had a variety of materials to choose from to create their poster.

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I was very proud of the hard work most everyone put into their posters.

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This was a great project for the students to become aware of their community and environment and how they have a part in their local community.

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Students also learned about the process it takes to come up with an idea and turn it into a poster to educate their community.

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Here are some examples of their posters:

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2015 Fire Safety Poster Contest

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Third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students participated in the National Fire Safety Poster Contest again this year.

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This is a great learning experience for the students as they explore graphic design, lettering and visual communications.

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It’s also a great opportunity for students to learn about fire safety and to design a poster that teaches others about safety.

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The contest is open to all of the students in the Willard area, and I focus the contest for the 3rd-6th grade students.

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Learning lettering and design is a large part of this project, and it’s great to see how students develop their skills each year they participate.

KeylaOlvera 1st-5

1st place winner in the 1st-3rd grade division was Keyla Olvera, a 3rd grader from Willard Elementary School.

Katelyn Green 2nd-6

2nd place winner in the 1st-3rd grade division was Katelyn Green, a 3rd grader from Willard Elementary School.

JovanAlfaro 3rd-7

3rd place winner in the 1st-3rd grade division was Jovan Alfaro, a 3rd grader from Willard Elementary School.

Kaylie Mcmillin HM-8

Honorable Mention in the 1st-3rd grade division was Kaylie McMillin, a 3rd grader from Willard Elementary School.

CarleeGreen HM-9

Honorable Mention in the 1st-3rd grade division was Carlee Green, a 3rd grader from Willard Elementary School.

Fernando Huerta 1st

1st place winner in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade division was Fernando Huerta, a 6th grader from Willard Middle School.

 

Brianna Lykins 2nd-1

2nd place winner in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade division was Brianna Lykins, a 5th grader from Willard Elementary School.

Ellen Fox 3rd-2

3rd place winner in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade division was Ellen Fox, a 6th grader from St. Francis Xavier School.

CarissaMetcalfe HM-4

Honorable Mention in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade division was Carissa Metcalfe, a 6th grader from St. Francis Xavier School.

Bryce Thomas HM-3

Honorable Mention in the 4th, 5th & 6th grade division was Bryce Thomas, a 6th grader from Willard Middle School.

Lettering

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One of our beginning projects each year is lettering.

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Lettering is a basic drawing skill that builds the skills of each student.

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Students explored block and bubble styles of lettering.

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Lettering is the act or process of inscribing with or making letters.  It is a basic way of learning to communicate visually and an important skill for students to develop.

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Students will use their skills in our upcoming fire safety poster contest this year.

 

Window art

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Students began our new year by adding their name to the windows in front of the new art room.

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We used Crayola window markers for the first time this year as everyone used some type of lettering to add their name to our window.

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The marker wipes off very easily and shows up very bright.

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It was fun to explore a new medium in a new space as we begin a new year.