This is from the last month of the 2016-2017 school year. I’m leaving it up for the summer because I like what the student did! This will be off the front page and deposited into the regular posts once the 2017-2018 school year starts.
I’m always saving stuff that glitters because I see many young children that like that sort of thing. So I find this roll of green mesh fabric that has glitter embedded in it.
This is the roll of stuff. I personally didn’t care for it because it kept leaking glitter as it was handled, I almost threw it away.
So the student take the insoles out of a shoe or maybe it was pad in a shoe, she grabbed some tools, and proceeded to punch holes in it.
She rolled the fabric into a rope/tube, poked and pulled it through the insole, added some knots…
…and made a wearable sandal! I take no credit other than staying out of the way. She got no help from me. But I could not have been more pleased to see a young student grab materials and tools and bend it to her will.
She wore them out of the room! What a great project from a great kid! I really need to do this with a class.
This particular day we were making books. This is a good example of of a young fairy princess visiting my class.
This is an example of a small folded book. Somewhere I learned how to fold a piece of rectangular into an eight page book. Weirdly, they same folds, with slightly different cuts can be turned into a box. See below
Above is the boxes that are basically the same folds as the book mentioned above. I recently figured this out. I’ll put a post up with the instructions eventually.
Below are some pictures of the small books we made. Some were folded, some where held together with little brass fasteners/rivets. I tried to hide the staplers so they would be forced to do something a bit different. I figured they had stapled paper together before and called it book.
Below are some pictures of boxes that use basically the same fold as the book above. It a fun project. The older students make stuff with the boxes in a modular fashion and the young kids learn to fold paper in half accurately.
Might be the smallest yet!
This student worked quickly-all this was done in a 1/2 hour period.
They bought this back to finish the large basket. Next year I will do this project before Easter so the basket idea can be incorporated.
Another wonderful student who worked fast-she knocked these out quickly!
One of the actual assignments here was to use primary and complementary colors(Which Ms. Ayumi calls secondary colors) and then animate them into a eye hurting design. I pointed out this is a technique used in annoying pop up ads online. Below are some of the first examples. Also on this page are some designs using all the primary and complementary colors. I was surprised how many did not remember what a primary and complementary color was. hence, an assignment.
This would be an example of Jacob and his amazing technicolor gif. The assignment was to do a design featuring primary colors being juxtaposes against the appropriate complementary colors. It’s going so quick, I’m not sure the assignment is 100% correct, but it looks good!
I like the nice animated color wheel Trent did. Hopefully everyone will notice the flashing back and fourth of the complementary and primary colors.
Ms. Mariyam did the nice rabbit eating a carrot.
Great job on this Sayid! It hurts.
Cameron W. Did the first hurtful gif in class. Oww!!!!
Ms. Kylie B. is responsible of this complementary colors gif. Ouch!