Remember that you have THREE things to prepare for:
-Practice by looking up new examples of art on the internet and analyzing them with your friends. (You can see winning art from ArtPrize here.) Remember to make comments about all three “C’s” and learn relevant vocabulary to help you express your ideas.
The formal presentation:
-Prepare your powerpoint according to the instructions.
-Complete the vocabulary worksheet by thinking of terms that are related to YOUR favorite kinds of art, or the art you might see in the panel. You can steal terms from Quizlet and use that website to study: Useful Vocabulary.
You MUST have the original paper to complete the quiz. If not, you will receive a list of words from Mr. VanderZee based on the website.
To start the year, a couple of our classes had special projects to reinforce basic vocabulary and also give instructions and use English in an authentic way during special activities with their younger peers. 9th graders prepared paper dolls and “Guess Who” games to help teach first graders clothing vocabulary, and 12th grade students prepared children’s poetry to share with some 3rd and 4th grade classes. Enjoy the pictures and resource links below!
To learn more about poetry for Children, we used some wonderful resources from the website of acclaimed North American children’s poet Shel Silverstein, check it out!
Next month, to prepare for our English Day Trivia Contest, I will post fun facts about the English Day countries on Instagram. Some of you prepared something similar last year. The idea is to use powerpoint to produce 3, 4, or 5 squares with attractive images and text that share something interesting about the country. (See examples below.)
At random times in the next two months, I will post your images on the Hub Instagram, and the country with the most total likes for their images will earn points for English Day, and I will bring homemade brownies or cookies to the winners in this class. So having 5 is an advantage, and make sure they are attractive so that your classmates will “like” each of your posts.
This is your ONLY class to work on these images. So, make sure to be efficient and make all 5 if you have time. Finally, it is MANDATORY to include a reference to show where you got the information. If you do not have any source, I will not post your image. Also, you may not just copy and paste one image or infographic you found online. You have to create something new. When you download the file, you will see my examples and the way I combined text and images as an example.
First, download this file as the template (the slides must be squares!). Then make your images, and email the file to Mr. VanderZee at the end of the hour (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Your job is to compare the minimum wage and cost of living in Chile with those statistics from the English Day countries.
You can find information about the national minimum wage for each country on this spreadsheet.
Then, you can use this website to find out what the costs of living are in cities in your assigned country. You do NOT need to create an account to access the information. Choose an attractive city where you might be able to survive on the minimum wage. This other tool also gives some specific prices you can use to estimate rent, transportation, and food costs.
You can download or made a copy of this spreadsheet to compare costs between Chile and your country.
Students from 12th grade recently visited the library to share original children’s poems with girls from 4th grade. They based their work on examples by Shel Silverstein. As you can see, both the 4th graders and 12 graders had a great time, and created some fun and original work. Details about the project and more pictures are below. Continue reading We Love Poetry!→
Last week the 2nd grade students visited the Hub with their religion teachers to finish their lesson “We are all sisters and brothers.” The students discussed how God made everything and everyone, and so even people who are different than us are our brothers and sisters.
First, we watched and discussed the awesome YouTube video “Ode to Earth” showcasing some of the most unique people and places in creation. Then, we identified ways we are different from one another in the class–some are the oldest in their family, and some are the youngest. Some have a pet dog, others do not. Some are taller than others, and we have different hair and different favorite colors. Students were challenged to find someone different than themselves in each category, and tell one another “God made you, and you are my brother/sister.”
Next, we considered people from around the world. Students looked at pictures around the classroom showing diverse families from many countries. After observing similarities and differences in the pictures, students marked a paper under each one with a colorful fingerprint to show “These are my brothers and sisters” while repeating the phrase. When they had used all ten fingers, they knew it was time to return to our circle. We discussed some of the things we saw that surprised us and remembered that God made all these people.
Finally, we reviewed a PowerPoint with faces inspired by the photographs of Jorge Brantmayer and recited to each image “This is my sister/brother because God made him/her.” Finally, students approached a projected wall of many faces, choose someone different from themselves, and recited the same phrase individually, marking that face with a post-it.