Recommended Website (4th-6th class): ‘Colours in Motion’

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If covering the topic of colour in class,

this website has great potential

for encouraging learning and discussion.

 

It is called Colours in Motion 

and was created by Maria Claudia Cortes

 

It is interactive and animated

and deals with the symbolism of colour.

There are also opportunities

to experiment with digital art.

Inspired by the Chinese Willow Pattern

Soon it will be Chinese New Year

We listened  to the story of the

Chinese Willow Pattern.

 

 

Then we acted out the story.

To finish we made ‘statues’

of that dramatic point in the story

where Li Chi’s Father tells Chang he must leave

and Li Chi begs her father to let her marry Chang.

We would love to hear what you think of our art.

 

A Song for Chinese New Year from ‘Children’s Music’ by Nancy Stewart.

If you would like to comment,

please double click

‘Continue Reading’ below

and a comment box will appear.

 

A Reminder:

Please don’t leave your child to explore online unattended

The internet is a portal to the world outside.

Children should be accompanied on this journey 😉

‘I dream my painting and then paint my dream’. – Vincent Van Gogh

These are some of our pictures of trees.  

Before we did our project we often drew trees

that looked like lollipops 😉

 

We learnt about colour, shape and angle,

looking at masterpieces by a variety of artists.

These included Vincent Van Gogh

and Georgia O’Keeffe .

 

These are some of the trees we drew today

at the end of our project on the theme of trees.



‘I found I could say things with color and shapes

that I couldn’t say any other way

– things I had no words for’.

Georgia O’Keeffe

 

Thanks again to  Junior Art Gallery

whose link suggested this project to us.

 

We always appreciate feedback on our work 🙂

We would love you to comment!

Moments in the Sun – Being Successful – Taking Turns

We were talking in class about ‘moments in the sun’,

how every now and then some one has a day

where their talents are celebrated.

The children who took part in the Kilcoole Feis

had this ‘moment in the sun’.

 

Mark and Fiona had their most recent moment

when they got prizes in the art competition

organised by Junior Art Gallery.

 

More success will occur when the class enter

the Write A Book competition.

Winners and runners up will be picked from each class.

 

We will also enter the Junior Spiders Awards

and the Texaco Art competition

and who knows what might happen.

 

We talked about how we can’t expect

to climb to the top of the mountain

and be successful every day.

 

Being successful takes hard work.

Being successful also takes good luck.

If the weather was sunny every day

we would take it for granted.

The children in 2nd Class, Room 6

agreed that they all love snow days

but if it snowed everyday

they would eventually find this tedious.

Winning the Lotto would be

a dream come true

for many people,

but if it happened every day

we might say:

‘Oh No, not another

Lotto win’ 😉

 

We can take it in turns to be successful

and have our ‘moments in the sun’.

We can congratulate friends

who are successful

and enjoy their success

with them.

 

Today Nicole was successful.

Her lovely picture received praise

from Junior Art Gallery:

Nicole’s picture on Junior Art Gallery.com

Well done Nicole 🙂

This link will bring you to other successes 2nd Class Room 6 have had.

Visualizing ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

We visualized what happens in the song

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’

Here is a detail from Shauna’s visualization:

Here is JC’s very detailed visualization:

Double click on JC’s picture

to see the ‘twelve lords a-leaping.’

Junior Art Gallery Competition

Children from 2nd Class Room 6 entered this competition:

Junior Art Gallery’s ‘Favourite Christmas Food’ Art Competition

from Junior Art Gallery

We received a very nice email

and some entries were on Twitter.
Favourite Christmas Food – Some entries

Click on this link …

to see the thirteen entries from 2nd class Room 6

in Junior Art Gallery’s

‘Favourite Food Competition’

on display in ‘The Happy Pear’.

Patrons are invited to vote for their favourite.

I love them all 😉

 

UPDATE: Happy News for Fiona and Mark

who received their prizes today in school.

Thank you to Junior Art Gallery for this opportunity and your kindness.

Fiona’s and Mark’s pictures are on this link: Junior Art Gallery

Winners of ‘The Enchanted Garden’ Competition

From Killruddery’s Estate, Facebook Page:

“Enchanted Garden Colouring Competition Winners!!
By Killruddery House and Gardens

These are the three winning entries for Enchanted Garden Colouring Competition.

Thank you to all the wonderful and creative kids who entered.

It was a really tough decision because as you can see the standard was very high.”

 

Congratulations and Well Done to Chloe and Rose.  

I’m sure you will have a magical time in ‘The Enchanted Garden.’