Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
In Art class, 5th graders learned about the celebration of Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras, which is a carnival, is celebrated all over the world. It is most popular in New Orleans.
Mardi Gras is French for fat Tuesday (mardi = Tuesday and gras = fat). People wear costumes and masks on Mardi Gras. There is also dancing, music and parades in the streets.
5th graders each created their own Mardi Gras mask using a plastic mold of a face. They started by paper maching it with colorful tissue paper. Next, they had fun adding decorations like feathers, gem stones, pipe
cleaners and sequins!
In Art class, second graders read the book Mister Seahorse by Eric Carle. They noticed how he made a collage by cutting and gluing different types of painted paper together. Students had fun painting different papers different ways while creating their own sea horse!