The art of Zane Middle School 8th graders is now exhibited in Old Town Coffee and Chocolates through February. The opening of the show will be at Arts Alive at Old Town Coffee and Chocolate in Eureka, CA on February 6, 2016 at 6pm.
Creating stop motion videos continues to be a frequent choice for teachers to let students show their understanding in their own way. In a relatively short time, students can create the setting, characters, plot and other literary devices they need to tell a story. Here is an example from Winship science students. Previous example.
Here are some of the mask making photos from a project we are doing with almost 170 eighth graders. They are using symbolism to describe a transformative event in their personal narrative in language arts. The outside of the mask symbolizes the public side while the interior of the mask is the personal/ private aspect of the event. The thinking behind each mask is amazing- often greater than what the mask itself appears to show. The teachers we worked with were blown away with how much they learned about their students, how much student to student collaboration and discussion happened and how the project transformed the feeling of safety and capacity for sharing within the classroom.
A show of the masks will open at Old Town Coffee and Chocolate in Eureka, CA on February 6, 2016 at 6pm.