BLOG EXHIBITION DATE 2020
Hey Grade 3!
When considering that many factors influence the design and building of structures, you began an exploration of shapes to see how they FACTOR into design. You began working with an equilateral triangle as a basic geometrical shape. Then these shapes grew the triangle into a triangular pyramid, or tetrahedron. When you put four tetrahedrons together, a congruent shape was created. You were quite keen to enhance these triangular pyramids with textures and colors.
I especially enjoyed watching you learn about the Geodesic Dome and Dymaxium automobile and home. You can revisit this learning here. Also, if you are keen to build a dome at home, you can use this clip to guide you.
Check out the slide show below to see your process...
Sa bai dii, Grade 3!
Your paper mosaics a complete and so is our collaborative mural. Your individual mosaics were challenging and very detailed. I was impressed with your personal designs and the time you took to ensure you were doing justice to your original designs.
Tiling the tree was a big job, too, and all of you did your very best. It was important to have variety in color to give the tree texture. You had to think about the space and which of the three brown colored tiles you were going to use so as to not create a spot of dark or light on the tree.
Check out the paper mosaics and the tile mural in the Grade 3 gallery!
With a career spanning 25 years, I have worked alongside children from infancy to 9th grade in a generalist classroom setting. To my delight and surprise, an opportunity arose for me to become an art teacher in 2015. My first year was a learning experience and I expect that will be the case with all the years to follow.