Empty Bowls Project

3-8 graders have been cooperating to create “community coil pots”.  Students understand that all work that he or she does on these pots one hour may be manipulated, scraped and changed by the next artist who chooses it.  We have been having problems with slipping and scoring. This is an essential part of connecting two pieces of clay.  If not done correctly the pieces will fall apart when dry.  But what are we working on these pots for?  CNN reports in the video below.  What do you think?

Clean Up Chores/Seat Labels

Hourly Classroom Chores
1. Please sweep the floors with hand broom and dust pan. Thank You!
2. Sweep the floors with hand broom and dust pan. Thank You!
3. Sweep the floors with hand broom and dust pan. Thank You!
4. Sweep the floors with hand broom and dust pan. Thank You!
5. Wipe table surfaces with a damp paper towel . Use YOUR own elbow grease! Thank You!
6. Wipe table surfaces with a damp paper towel . Use YOUR own elbow grease! Thank You!
7. Count 35 #2 Pencils. Sign your initials. Thank You!
8. Count 20 common sharpies. Sign your initials. Thank You!
9. Count 30 pairs of scissors. Sign your initials. Thank You!
10. Scrape old tape off the tables. Thank You!
11. Cut paper Mosaics and put them in the correct color box.
12. Clean up the Collage Corner.
13. Organize the Student Supply Station.
14. Stack chairs slowly.
15. Stack chairs slowly.
16. Look around the classroom. Volunteer where needed.
17. Look around the classroom. Lend a hand to some one in need.
19. Browse the Art Library Books. Enjoy!
20. Browse the Art Library Books.
21. Wipe surfaces. Thank You!
22. Browse the Creative Culture Blog on the PC.
23. Pick up any extra garbage in on the floor and recycle it.
24. Look critically at one piece of art in the classroom.
25. Sweep the floors with hand broom and dust pan. Thank You!
26. Look around the classroom. Volunteer where needed.
27. Look around the classroom. Volunteer where needed.
28. Look around the classroom. Volunteer where needed.
29. Pick up all random items on the floor. Put in Lost and Found.
30. Pick up any extra garbage in on the floor and recycle it. Thank You!

COMPOST KIDS APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE TODAY!

Compost Kid is beginning at REMS!  Applications are available in the Art room during your lunch. Get your lunch first and then head on down any Monday to join the club!  After completing the application students will become leaders of our school composting program. Students will volunteer at lunch, educate through blogs and presentations and eventually harvest our school compost!

 

Thank You to All the Volunteers…Our school yard looks great!

Thank You to Americor, Huron Pines, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts for attending our Compost Kids Earth Day Event.  We sanded and painted 10 benches, painted a brick wall, planted 70 trees, built a new compost fence, raked and raked and raked!  Our school yard looks great and we are very thankful for all the volunteers that came locally and from all over the state.  Volunteering together makes a big difference to a lot of people!

I SPY ART EXHIBIT OPENS TODAY!

IMG_1365IMG_1367IMG_1359What a great day we had with 1st and 2nd graders in the computer lab.  Students with great behavior get to write his or her name on a ticket and put it in the bucket.  Mrs. Merdzinski chooses three students at a time to make an I Spy Team.  One student holds the I Spy List as the other two hold the pointers.  They work together to spy everything on the list in five minutes.

Please visit the 6th Annual

I SPY ART EXHIBIT!!!!!!

What: A place to enjoy Children’s Art and Play I Spy

Who: The Cedar Lake Families

Where: On the stage behind the lunchroom, enter through the door across from the computer lab

When: March 28 – April 22 During School and After School till 3:00

How:  Students with great behavior will earn  an invitation to the SHOW!!!!!!!!!!

Why isn’t our Compost Cooking?

After tracking the compost in our tumbler for over a month, we are disappointed in the progress we are making.  The temperature inside the tumbler is still 80 degrees.  It is very wet and heavy from the water, food scraps and shredded cardboard we have been adding.  Are there any compost experts out there?  We would like your help.  Please comment below if you can help.  We will be checking our blog every morning.  Thank You for your help.  The Compost Kids

Looking in Tumbler

Compost Kids Share

IMG_1180Thank You Kylie Moorehouse for sharing your stuffed animal friend with us.  Kylie loves this animal because it has a mother earth t shirt on.  Her Grandma gave it to her since Kylie is so interested in helping the earth.  She also brought in some egg shells from breakfast to put in our tumbler.  Thanks for thinking about our school project at home!