Hello, Quest Families! The first few weeks have been wonderful at Quest, and I’m extremely excited to be leading such great group in art this year. I’ve been getting to know the students by beginning the year making self-portraits with the entire school!
Each group looked at how artists like Frida Kahlo and Vincent van Gogh represented themselves in their work, however the goal was not to create a self-portrait in their particular style. We discussed proportions of the face and students studied themselves in the mirror while working, but I also encouraged them to take creative liberties with their identities. The results are fun, creative, varied, and reflect a talented group. I’ll post a few images as they finish up this week, but be sure to check them out in person in the halls at Quest. I’ll let you know when I finish the display. For now, here’s a photo of some of the Upper Elementary students at work. -Anne
Zip-Lining, guided “trust” walks through the woods, crossing the chocolate river one imaginary marshmallow at a time, Dempsey works the rest of UE through a human knot…
Sheila, from Casey Farm, visited the Upper Elementary classroom yesterday and brought with her 18 Heritage Dominique eggs, 6 Rhode Island Red eggs and all the supplies they need to go from incubation to hatching.
The UE students are pairing up with students in Children’s House. They will be bringing the younger students to their classroom each day to view the eggs and talk with them about the daily development from embryo to chick.
Please feel free to stop by the classroom on a regular basis to see the progress and view their Project CHICK Development Wall.
In addition to the Project CHICK work, the students have been learning about the different parts of an egg. They cracked open eggs and identified all the parts. They then peeled hard boiled eggs and compared them to the raw eggs. This week the students have learned about diffusion and osmosis. On Monday, they put eggs in vinegar and watched the shells dissolve and the eggs grow larger. Today they put those “naked” eggs in corn syrup and molasses. Tomorrow the students will observe and discuss the results of this experiment. The final stage of this week long experiment will be to put the “changed” eggs into water and see what happens to them on Friday.