An informational and awe-inspiring blog about the wonderfully creative, amazingly talented students at Harmony Elementary!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Art Club

We tie dyed our Wildcats Art Club on the lookout for the results.


Rainbow Fish had no friends but once he shared his shiny scales every fish lived happily under the sea! Look at our students' fish painting complete with a shiny scale!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Things I'm thankful for... health
my husband & daughters
my extended family
my friends
my art
hot running water each & every morning
a house
a car
a pantry & refrigerator full of yummy food
my freedom
the internet
Molly, who greets me, tail wagging, each time I enter the house

and really....I am thankful for so much more
but this year am especially thankful for the school where I've been
and the school that is now my home.

So thankful to have a career I love - where I enjoy going to work each and every day - and where the children make me smile.

I am in HaRmOnY!

1st grade

Scarecrow puppets...can you say C-U-T-E!
Students learned the difference between 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional. We discussed how to assemble, and create our puppets. We read the Lonely Scarecrow to inspire us. We even wrote a story to go along with our art!

Monday, November 12, 2012

5th grade

We are reviewing complementary colors with a name design. Look at our designs!!!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Art room housekeeping...

                                                   ...such a chore...but the kids gotta glue!
Happy Day!!!

3rd grade

The Huichol Indians of Mexico was our inspiration for creating "yarn paintings". See the beautiful yarn leaves that the HES 3rd graders created.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2nd grade Picasso's in the house

2nd graders have been studying the life and art of one of our GREATEST painters E-V-E-R! Look at the self-portrait paintings these masterful artists created with PICASSO as our inspiration.


1st grade

Ask any Harmony Elementary 1st grader about Pablo Picasso and you will be surprised at what you'll learn! Students discussed Picasso and his art and life. We even viewed a video clip of Picasso painting (WOW - what an experience!!!).We created a paper collage self-portrait in his style and then created a "Hands with Bouquet" painting. The students received a Picasso fact sheets for their sketchbook, a Picasso word search, a Picasso coloring sheet, and the classroom lessons that are TRUE masterpieces!

4th grade - Autumn Leaves

4th graders created crayon resist paintings with leaves as our subject. We discussed the colors of autumn, how and why leaves change, drawing with intent or purpose, and the priciple of design, emphasis. Look at these colorful creations! Great job StUdEnTs!

Wildcats Art Club 2012-13

Wow! What a fabulous group of students - it makes getting here at 7:00am and all the non sleep worth it!
These 4th graders are dedicated - joining the art club required an application form and a portfolio of work submitted by each student. I am so excited about Wednesday mornings and look forward to a great year! Check out the cards for our troops that were created by art club. In it's second year running, Q-100 FM, The Bert Show, delivers cards of appreciation and thanks to our troops near and far. Their goal is that each and every service member receive a card for the holidays. Harmony Art Club jumped right on board and created some terrific masterpieces! Hope our cards can brighten a day for a United States military member - they sure did brighten mine!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

5th grade Wire Sculptures

5th graders created alphabet letters by using wire, yarn, and beads. Alexander Calder was our inspiration and we even watched him in action from a video clip! Bending the wiring was challenging, but my terrific students didn't give up! Check out their wire sculptural letters!!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Harmony students have Olympic spirit

What's a better way to start off the school year than with a salute to the London 2012 Olympic Games!
All grades came to the art classroom and created memorable Olympic art. See the lovely creations below...

Kindergartners - working on their tracing and cutting skills

1st grade & 2nd graders - they are all gold medalist to me!

3rd graders - had a blast making their own Olmypic torch.

4th graders worked on their own individual line designs along with the study of cool colors. A collaborative display was installed to mimic a pool. Check out their work above.

5th graders designed their own Olympic rings by using zentangle designs.