School Closed Monday, October 29, 2012
Ready! Set! Walk!
Five days and counting to Quest’s first Walk 4 Quest!
If your son or daughter has filled-up his/her first sponsor form, we have more in the office.
The Walk is shaping up to be a fabulous event with NBX Bikes, Narragansett Skate and Surf, Face Painting, a Bounce House and more!
The event starts at 2:00 with the walk beginning promptly at 3:00.
Start stretching now!
Upper Elementary has been doing some printmaking over the past two weeks. We began by talking about the element of line and how expressive various lines can be. After looking at a few examples the students pulled some adjectives out of a “hat” and created a line that represented that word. However, they also had to make sure the beginning and end of their line connected with the lines of their peers. If you haven’t already, you can check out the UE line in the hallway across from the classroom.
After our line exercise we went outside to do some observational line drawing. The students had the option of adding some imaginary elements after they drew from life. Theses line drawings were used the following class to make printing plates. Students traced their drawings on top of foam and rolled black acrylic paint (in place of ink) onto the foam plate. They could then print multiples of their image. Some students chose to add color pencil at the end to give their prints extra pop. Look for a display later this week! – Anne
After reading Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni, the kindergarteners and I talked about primary and secondary colors. The children paired primary construction paper squares and added the secondary color they make when mixed together. Then they put their mixing skills in action and made these paintings.
A few fall leaves made during Encore by Gala, Taran and Nolan. Inspired by the view during my drive from Providence to Quest. -Anne