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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Cool and Warm Hands

I taught the 6th graders the difference between cool and warm color on the color wheel. I assigned them the task of using a tracing of thier hands to fill in with warm or cool colors only. I challenged them to use lines only, but allowed them to use shapes as well as part of their designs. As part of the advice, I had them only get a collection of whatever colors they work working with at one time (a pile of warm only or a pile of cool only) so they do not accidently grab the wrong color and mess up the lesson goal.
3rd Grade Example
Mrs. Russel's homeroom

My teacher examples for the 6th grade...

Warm hand with Cool Background

Cool hand with Warm Background

2 student examples from 6th grade

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Sky is Falling by Tabitha Seaton

The Sky is Falling

I thought my life was a dream
as sweet as peaches and cream.
Sometimes I questioned how good it appeared,
this dream being false is what I feared...
From out of nowhere, my sky came crashing down.
All that was colored turned to brown.
Then my world just fell piece by piece.
I fell in fear to my knees.
The ground was cracking and calling out to me.
All around me was insanity.
Only seeing what was down below,
I missed what was beginning to glow.
From the corner I felt a breeze above,
filling my lungs with a breath of love.
I rose on one arm and turned to my right
and from the brokeness I saw a bright light.
I heard a still voice from the corner above
and saw the rescue from a dove.
This bird brought me a piece of what it had broken through
and made me realize my new peaceful view.
I discovered what was real and true
and what was gone away was made anew.
I only had to look up to see
that He was waiting patiently.
When my heart had been torn right out of me
He was holding it tenderly.
Now I see thing more clearly
with light and color and sanity.
Sometimes it take our sky falling
to hear the greater voice calling.
He's giving us a better view
and bringing our old to new.