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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

5th Grade Home Lesson - Week 4

Fisher Mitchell School is an amazing community of students, families, and school professionals! We need each other more than ever. This week I would like to invite all grades to share illustrations that will help lift us up and stay positive. 

One padlet is called, "Why We Are Thankful or How We Are Helpful." Students are invited to draw a picture of things they are thankful for having in their lives, things they do to help others in this difficult time, or both. It can be found here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/ebx8rz19xngn

To post a picture to our padlet try importing it to your Google Drive and then looking for the big plus sign at the bottom of the padlet. If you are having trouble with this or any other technology that I have asked you to try please reach out. I can't help if I don't know you are having trouble.

Our other padlet is called what we love about "Fisher Mitchell School - Student Shout Outs!" Draw pictures of happy times at FMS! We are all doing our best at home learning, but there is something special about all being together at school. Draw a picture of a favorite activity, teacher, or friend at FMS and post it here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/mb4118fgl831

 I hope you are all doing well and making time for art in your lives!
-Mr. McGinty

4th Grade Home Lesson - Week 4

Fisher Mitchell School is an amazing community of students, families, and school professionals! We need each other more than ever. This week I would like to invite all grades to share illustrations that will help lift us up and stay positive. 

One padlet is called, "Why We Are Thankful or How We Are Helpful." Students are invited to draw a picture of things they are thankful for having in their lives, things they do to help others in this difficult time, or both. It can be found here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/ebx8rz19xngn

To post a picture to our padlet try importing it to your Google Drive and then looking for the big plus sign at the bottom of the padlet. If you are having trouble with this or any other technology that I have asked you to try please reach out. I can't help if I don't know you are having trouble.

Our other padlet is called what we love about "Fisher Mitchell School - Student Shout Outs!" Draw pictures of happy times at FMS! We are all doing our best at home learning, but there is something special about all being together at school. Draw a picture of a favorite activity, teacher, or friend at FMS and post it here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/mb4118fgl831

 I hope you are all doing well and making time for art in your lives!
-Mr. McGinty

3rd Grade Home Lesson - Week 4

Fisher Mitchell School is an amazing community of students, families, and school professionals! We need each other more than ever. This week I would like to invite all grades to share illustrations that will help lift us up and stay positive. 

One padlet is called, "Why We Are Thankful or How We Are Helpful." Students are invited to draw a picture of things they are thankful for having in their lives, things they do to help others in this difficult time, or both. It can be found here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/ebx8rz19xngn

To post a picture to our padlet try importing it to your Google Drive and then looking for the big plus sign at the bottom of the padlet. If you are having trouble with this or any other technology that I have asked you to try please reach out. I can't help if I don't know you are having trouble.

Our other padlet is called what we love about "Fisher Mitchell School - Student Shout Outs!" Draw pictures of happy times at FMS! We are all doing our best at home learning, but there is something special about all being together at school. Draw a picture of a favorite activity, teacher, or friend at FMS and post it here: https://padlet.com/gmcginty1/mb4118fgl831

 I hope you are all doing well and making time for art in your lives!
-Mr. McGinty

Artist of the Week - 3 / 26 / 20 & 4 / 3 / 20

It has been hard being a remote/online Art Teacher! I became a teacher because I like working with students in real life! I love seeing a class full of students engaged in their work, proving to me that they are learning, but making their work their own, sharing thoughts, space and materials! Trying to set up new ways of communication is challenging for everyone, and we are all learning. Students have proven to be flexible, patient, and helpful to teachers who are learning new ways to use technology.
I want to thank all the students who have shared work on our FMS Art Padlet, tried to do the lessons I post on my blog, and completed some of our first Google Classroom assignments!
On this rainy morning I am having a difficult time deciding on an Artist of the Week. There are 2 students who have been very busy making art since our school closed due to the COVID-19. They both put a lot of effort and a lot of themselves into their artwork and have impressed me many times! I learned early on that one of these students can help me when I have questions about fashion, and the other has often volunteered to sit with students who might be having a hard time in the art room. Thank you both for your hard work and great attitudes! I am recognizing A.T. for her painting inspired by Bob Ross as Artist of the Week for 3/26/20 and H.S. for her toucan piece as Artist of the Week for 4/2/20.
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

5th Grade Home Lesson - Week 3

5th Graders have been given an assignment on Google Classroom that involves using their Chrome Books to search for an artist with the same last name as theirs. They are to take a partial screenshot of one of this artist's works and save it with this artist's name. They should attach it to a document and pass it in to me. There are both instructions and a video demonstrating the steps.

I would also like to invite 5th Graders to make an American Flag that Mr. Berkowitz can use in his morning announcements. People all across the country are dealing with difficult situations because of this virus. Take pride in thinking about our country and what you can do to help.


Notice some of these important details:


I first found the halfway mark on the top and the side of my rectangle and made the dotted lines. (If this was a final draft this would be done VERY LIGHTLY)
Notice the blue rectangle in the corner does not make it all the way to the middle of the top line and extends a little below the middle of the side line.
The blue rectangle has 9 rows of stars, starting with 6, alternating to 5, and ending on 6.
There are 13 alternating red and white stripes, starting and ending with red.
The seventh stripe is red and the bottom of it lines up with the bottom of the blue rectangle.






4th Grade Home Lesson - Week 3

Hello 4th Graders and families!
We have two lessons today. One is a very quick lesson on Google Classroom using Google Slides. I have set up and assignment for you with written instructions and an online tutorial. Please access it through Google Classroom.

The other lesson is another using Scale, but this time also using lines to create a road that looks like it is extending into the distance. This is also known as using a Vanishing Point in our art work.

Let's start by making a Horizon Line, or the line where land meets sky:

Then let's pick a point on that line where our road will go to. I the Art Room we would all use a ruler to draw these lines, but I used the edge of my notebook. We should make two angled lines that create a triangle from the bottom of the page to our horizon line. You can experiment making your lines create a bigger "triangle" than I have, but don't make it narrower than mine.

At the bottom of your page, find the halfway point between the two straight lines you made. Make a very light line that goes from there to the top point of your triangle. At this point lets use Scale to make a dotted line that looks like it is going into the distance. Your rectangles should get smaller and become morel closely spaced as they go up your page:

I did a similar thing with telephone poles and cactus, remember to make these things a smaller scale as they get closer to the horizon line!


You don't have to make a desert, but I would like to see a road, runway or canal extending into the distance in your drawing as well as things with smaller scale closer to your horizon line. I can't wait to see your creative ideas!
Remember, you can share your work with everyone on our padlet: