Category Archives: Visual Arts

Geometry: Pattern Block Art

After several weeks of studying angle measurement, geometric shapes and concepts, our students became mathematical artists. Students were encouraged to explore the pattern blocks and imagine the art within the various shapes. Next, students committed to a design, carefully traced … Continue reading

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Rube Goldberg Machines

Over the past week, our students have been designing and creating Rube Goldberg Machines during our energy unit (science learning). During the 1930s and 1940s Rube Goldberg a cartoonist, became known for his drawings of complex machines that would accomplish … Continue reading

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Rainforest Performance

Our students were outstanding on stage together. We are so proud of all the 4th grade students who performed. The play, based on the picture book The Great Kapok Tree was a success. The other elementary students in the audience … Continue reading

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Jigsaw Puzzle Club

This school year I am hosting Jigsaw Puzzle Club as an After School Activity. Our club has met once a week for several weeks. The Jigsaw Puzzle Club has 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. After a few weeks … Continue reading

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Outdoor Exploration Field Trip

On Friday, our class enjoyed an incredible day of “Outdoor Exploration”. We began our day hiking Devil’s Backbone.  We were fortunate to enjoy this amazing, natural habitat before it became to hot for comfort.  Student highlights included a stop at the … Continue reading

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Second Annual Chalk-a-lot

Our students participated in University School’s Second Annual Chalk-a-lot.  The event was originally inspired by the University of Northern Colorado’s successful attempt to break a chalk art Guinness Record. Last year, University elementary students had a literature theme.  This years … Continue reading

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High School is Amazing!

Over the past two weeks our class has enjoyed visiting high school classrooms.  As a K-12 learning community we look forward to learning together on a multi-age campus. December is such a fun and exciting time of year that students … Continue reading

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First ever – Chalk-a-lot at University Schools

Our students recently participated in the first ever “chalk-a-lot” experience at University Schools.  This past fall, the City of Greeley hosted an event called, “Chalk-a-lot” on the campus of University of Northern Colorado.  The goal of the event was to … Continue reading

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