Tableau in 2nd grade at Lafayette
Students in Mrs. Ferguson's 2nd grade class at Lafayette School used tableau to retell "Click, Clack Moo Cows That Type". Students collaborated to demonstrate their understanding of the story using non-linguistic representation. Notice also students showing the theater skill of high/ low body positions.
Mural artist Lucas Thornton is back in the classroom! He is working with Ms. Ford's and Ms. Williams 6th science classes on a 32 foot long mural to be installed in the Winship Garden. The designs in the mural come from students' drawings of pollinators in nature. Here are some photos of the first days of painting.
Students from grades 3-8 at both Trinity Valley Elementary and Hoopa Valley Elementary took the 50 mile bus trip to Humboldt State University to see the work of Native American artist Dr. George Blake. Some students got the pleasure of meeting Dr. Blake in person at the gallery where he could explain the meaning and symbolism behind each artwork. HSU art students provided docent tours of the Goudi'ni gallery under the guidance of art instructor James Woglum.
State postcard project
Fifth grade students and teachers participating in NCAIP are using a "large letter postcard style" from the first half of the 20th century to show their understanding of one of the 50 states. This lesson involved students researching and using graphic organizers to compile their information. Also students learned how to use isometric perspective lettering technique. When interviewing the students, they proudly explained how their postcard showed the state bird, common foods from the state or the other symbols of the state. Enjoy their postcards!