5th Grade Origami Wreaths

5th graders are beginning to fold with fury! Check out these tutorials from Trash Origami! There are many tutorials on this clip. Origami wreathes begin at 2:15:12, just after the red and green book tutorial.  Remember everyone’s brain does not understand the art of folding.  Give it a try, work in your sketchbook or contribute to our community by doing chores.

New Owl Green Team 16/2017

Mrs.Merdzinski’s 5th grade classes have had many people sign up for OWL GREEN TEAM!!! We started on a new year and its been great so far. We have planted bulbs and worked on the garden. We all hope to have a great year and get the garden to like its never looked before. The garden is a success And we have so many great helpers to get the garden done. We are looking forward to get the garden done and to looking finished. So far we hope to get new Owls!!

5th Grade Masks


In art class, Mrs.Merdzinski is letting the 5th grade make masks! The 5th graders are being so creative. The ideas of masks are beyond what these people are making. We have masquerade masks, paper masks, and so much more. But sometimes things don’t end up like there suppose to but that’s not failing, its that there masks are the most creative, the most uniquest, and the people that made these masks have have a great taste of art!


Today a group of students from the Youth Advisory Council came to Richardson elementary school. The Youth Advisory Council is a county wide group that raises money for grants and helps the community. The art class there taught by Jamie Merdzinski is preparing for the Souper bowl supper. Which is a fund raiser held to raise money for the homeless shelter. This supper will be held in the Oscoda High School commons area from 5-7pm on Feb. 28. They are hoping to raise 3,000 dollars to help the homeless this year. The students have been making both posters and clay bowls to support the event. Working with the students was fun and a good experience. YAC is fun and helpful group of teenagers.we are making change happen.so if you want to feel what it’s like to help out and make change happen.then come and help make change happen!





New Year To Do List

1.  Make Pots!

2. Glaze Pots!

3. Load pots in the kiln!

4. Fire Pots!