Another wonderful week at ECMS will close out in a couple of days. My posts will begin to roll out more bi-Monthly rather than every week. During these first few weeks I want to make sure I've connected with all of my parents to ensure increased student success.
Meet the Teacher Night for Tracks 1, 2, & 3 will occur next Thursday, July 27th. It is a great opportunity for any parents of students taking a visual arts class to stop by the art room in person. Feel free to ask questions and check out our first round of projects. My Drawing students have started drawing from reference using the Element of Line. We will begin the first project today and based on the classwork sketches I have seen so far, I am very excited to see the outcome of this first project of the 2017 school year.
STEM INITIATIVES: Visual Arts is partnering with our FACs program for STEM electives this school year. We are running a STEM called: Paper Engineering. For this elective, we plan to teach students how to engineer recycled papers. Students will apply their study of the engineering process by exploring how a range of materials can be used to make different kinds of paper. To ensure our success, we are in need of a Paper Press. Please take a moment to check out our Donor's Choose Project: Paper Press & Go!. Donate towards the project or help us out by sharing the link on your social media sites.
- Please check with your child to make sure he or she is keeping up with their homework on Google Classroom. Overall, I am very impressed with how my students are keeping up with their work. Especially those who get a couple of assignments behind, but catch up in order to work towards staying on top of things. As a result, our classroom discussions are much richer and the work students produce is much more informed.
- I have some students lacking the basic supplies. I have some extra used notebooks for students who are in a bind, but I want to ensure that students are communicating with you what they need for their visual arts classes. Please see the supply list here as some students are still coming to class without a journal. We have our second journal check this Friday, July 21st.
- Finally... if you are interested in seeing what is happening on a daily basis in the art room, follow me on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mrs_arnstein and you will be able to view posted pictures from each class of student work in progress. I need to update it, but we also are on Facebook. Search for: ECMS Art.