Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Homework - Maori Artwork Inquiry

This week, we are getting stuck into our second art inquiry homework for our unit. We are focussing on learning more about Maori artwork and each student inquires into different styles of Maori art and its significance and importance to New Zealand.  They then create their own piece of art in one style of Maori art.  

Room 24, remember that this is a 2-week homework task and a check-in will be on Tuesday of Week 5 with it due complete Tuesday of Week 6.

The task brief and marking sheet are in your Homework folder and also following the link below.

Maori Artwork Inquiry Homework Task

Also for homework due every Monday as usual:

  • 60 minutes on your Khan Academy mission
  • 5 XtraMath sessions (at least 5 days required)

Remember - this is your last week on Mathletics so give it a go at home if you enjoy it.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Homework - New Zealand Artist Inquiry

This week, we are getting stuck into our first art inquiry homework for our unit. We are focussing on learning more about New Zealand artists and each student gets to choose a New Zealand artist they are interested in to inquire into.  They then create their own piece of art in the style of their chosen artist.  

Room 24, remember that this is a 2-week homework task and a check-in will be on Monday of Week 3 with it due complete Monday of Week 4.

The task brief and marking sheet are in your Homework folder and also following the link below.

NZ Artist Inquiry Homework Task

Also for homework due every Monday as usual:

  • 60 minutes on your Khan Academy mission
  • 5 XtraMath sessions (at least 5 days required)

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Art in Our Lives

Today, we had a reflection on what are looks like in our lives and how it impacts on us. 

On each student's blog, they reflected on these questions:

  • What units have you looked at art before? 
    • You may have looked at art in different school areas - also calendar art.
  • What artists do you know? 
  • Where have you seen art around our community? 
  • What did you work on with Ms Laird?
  • What about art interests/excites you? 
We then got into groups to discuss these and then shared as a class - the conversation ended up being much bigger than we first thought.  As people shared their ideas, it helped spark ideas and memories of others - and what was going to be a 10-minute discussion ended up being almost 30-minutes!  It was great to see how enthusiastic those who shared were sharing their memories/experiences of art.  

Check out their pages to see what their initial first ideas were for these questions - they definitely grew throughout the afternoon.

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Homework - Messages in Art

We are straight back into it after a lovely two-weeks off.  Before the break, we started our new unit looking at messages through art.
Your homework (due next Monday - 31st July) this week is:

  • Khan Academy - 60-minutes
  • XtraMath - 5 complete sessions (remember, it must be five separate days)
  • UOI - see below and think about what we discussed in class today.  Remember to think personal, local, national and global - not just global.  Remember to ask your parents today about getting some clear duraseal - you may be able to share with a member of the class.