Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Arts Wrap UP! 4/10/17

 On April 16th, Charlie Chaplin’s (picture above) 128th birthday which falls on Easter day this year, Chaplin’s World will be celebrating its first anniversary with lots of fun events - including an attempt to break the record for the most people dressed as Chaplin’s Little Tramp (in the garden of his former home) and an Easter egg hunt.
Mark Carvalho's class at Durfee

 Students preparing for All City!
 All City Band!
Our Durfee students know how to inspire the 5th grade instrumental students!

 Bows up and ready at All City Orchestra!

Happy Monday to All!

In the arts last week, we were busy!  Art rooms are bustling with preparations for the 2nd Annual FRPS ARTS EXPO, to be held at Durfee on Thursday, April 27th from 5 to 7PM for the community to see the awesome work our students create.  In the instrumental world, directors were busy preparing and performing with students from grades 5 to 12 for the Annual All City Band and Orchestra Concerts.  The Durfee Auditorium hosted these events on Tuesday and Thursday, and parents were so pleased with their students' performances.  In 5th grade music classrooms, students are continuing to practice for the upcoming Rhode Island Philharmonic's LINK UP Performance, held on Thursday, May 24th.  Students will be performing with thousands of other 5th graders from RI and Mass using their recorders..  This great opportunity was afforded to FRPS through the grant funded Link UP program from the Rhode Island Phil.  Our recorders, student music books and professional development was given to us AT NO COST so our students could do this work, and be a part of the performance- so excited to see them play!

Lesson Plan Shout Out:

Check out this lesson inspired by Matt MacMullen's PD in January with the bucket drumming!  
Thanks Mary Zema!  The Stone students will love this!

Grades 4-5 Stone
Opening Activity- Intro. to class  Classroom expectations
MCF Standards:, 2.1 Demonstrate and respond to beat,  3.4 Echo and perform easy rhythms
Essential Understandings - Students will understand
  • That music has stressed notes called accents
  • Measureable objectives-Students will be able to:
  • Play accented patterns
     Working towards:
  • Recognizing note values and accented notes
Work Period
  • Students will clap Rite of Spring pattern
  • Students will play play drums with accents to Rite of Spring and accents and half notes on Eye of the Tiger
  • Listen to O Fortuna and play if time
  • Students will have free time to explore games or play keyboard
Assessments
  • Formative assessment is based on student’s ability to correctly identify and play accented patterns in the music
  • Review of assessment content
Modifications
  • Partners
  • Teacher guidance
Materials/Resources :

  • White board/InFocus Projector, Tablets, Recorders, Video, buckets, sticks

Here's another great lesson that asks students to synthesize art from a cultural/historical reference from Heather Pereira at Doran:
Link to her Blendspace: https://www.tes.com/lessons/bv76_9Kr3XlqnA/tjanpi-desert-weavers
Grade 6
Tjanupi Fiber Art Sculpture
Objective: Students will create 3D animal form based on Tjanupi Weavers Fiber Art
Procedure: Day 1: Presentation on Tjanupi Weavers, students choose animals and review rubric..  Day 2: Demonstration on how to start sculpture process.  Student’s work independently to create form & wrap Day 3 & 4: students choose colors/textures of yarn, wrap and add embellishments.  
Evaluation: Rubric and reflection
Learning standards: 1.5-1.7, 2.7, 2.9, 2.10, 3.5, 3.6, 4.4-4.8, 5.5, 5.6, 6.3-6.4, 7.2, 8.5
Evaluation: Rubric
Materials: Presentation, worksheet,
Vocabulary: found objects, surface texture, form, symbolism, abstract, sculpture, fiber art, organic shapes, proportion, tactile, scale

Great tasks planned ensure engagement, thinking, creating, performing and help our students have the courage to express themselves through the arts!

On the Calendar:

  • Monday: Amazon Planning Conference Call 12:00PM, School Committee Meeting- 5:30 Kuss, Observations
  • Tuesday: Community Partnership Planning Meeting at DHS 10:30AM, CPT Morton 8AM, HLCS CPT 8:45 AM, Faculty Meeting DHS 2:45 AM
  • Wednesday: Pick up art work at Morton, 5PM Budget Meeting at SB, CPT Durfee Team 10:45AM
  • Thursday: Durfee Term 3 grades due, Talbot CPT 1:20PM
  • Friday: No School- Good Friday

And Looking Ahead:

  • DHS Department Meeting- Wednesday, April 26th
  • The April K-8 Department Meetings will be as follows:
  • K-5 Music- Thursday, April 27th at Letourneau- 3:45 to 4:45.
  • 6-8 Music- Thursday, April 27th at Morton- 3:45 to 4:45.
  • K-8 Art- Your "department meeting" time will also be Thursday, April 27th at Durfee- come after your dismissal time to set up for the arts Expo! Reminder- if you would like to have your artwork brought to Durfee, have it prepared (and rolled up with tape securing it) and email me prior to Thursday the 13th so I can arrange for transportation. This way, couriers can do this during spring break week. I will have the bi-fold boards set up and labeled by school by the end of the day on Monday the 24th.
  • The Durfee Fine and Performing Arts Team has their faculty meeting on Tuesday, April 11th, and their department meeting on Wednesday the 26th- Dept. Meeting: Music should use this time to prep for the Spring Concert and Art should use the time to hang student work in the Durfee area for the Arts Expo.
  • Our own Mary Zema will be presenting to the Special Education Parent Advisory Council on Tuesday May 2nd, sharing some of the activities she has done in music class. She has been working with Pre-k -8 ASD classes and would like to share some strategies that parents may wish to do at home with their child. She will also share some research on a music program called REI which has had proven success in helping children with ASD experience less anxiety and do better with transitions.  You rock, Mary!
  • K-12 Arts Expo!  Thursday evening, from 5 to 7PM!  Hope to see you all here!
Have a wonderful, short week, and an even more wonderful break!

Thank you for all that you do for Our Kids,

Jackie

Monday, April 3, 2017

Weekly Arts Wrap Up- 4/3/17







This week's photos are from Durfee, Donations, Doran and Viveiros!

Lesson Plan Shout Outs:


  • This week, I want to share this lesson from Mark Carvalho for Pen and Ink..  Check it out!

Pen and Ink Lesson Plan


  • I also want to share this lesson from Gary Bigelow's Technical Theater Class:

Topic:  Line set drawing and building a flat: Essential Understandings
Students will :
  • Construct a “ boxed flat - 4’ x 8’ scale model 1”=1
  • Construct and understand the uses of Flats and Ground Rows

4.3 Recognize and understand the roles and responsibilities of various technical personnel in creating and producing a theatrical performance
4.6 Draw renderings, floor plans, and/or build models of sets for a dramatic work and explain choices in using visual elements (line, shape/form, texture, color, space), and visual principles (unity, variety, harmony, balance, rhythm)
    1.   Describe characteristics of theatre technology and equipment based on a  tour of a high school or professional theatre
  1. 5. 11 Use a variety of assessment tools such as journals, rehearsal notes, video/audio tapes, rubrics, self, peer, and teacher evaluations to revise and refine their own or the group’s work

Pacing/Sequencing
Mini Lesson
  • Understanding  the Hollywood and boxed flat uses
  • Demo the construction of the project ( using Google Classroom – original tutorial video )
Scenic Flats. (creating a model flat )
Flat Facts
Flats, short for Scenery Flats, are flat pieces of theatrical scenery which are painted and positioned on stage so as to give the appearance of buildings or other background.
Flats can be soft or hard covered. Soft-covered flats (covered with canvas or muslin) have changed little from their origin in the Italian Renaissance.
Soft-covered flats are usually covered with muslin.
Hard-covered flats with a frame that is perpendicular to the paint surface are referred to as studio, TV, or Hollywood flats.
Hard-covered flats are usually covered with Luan.
Flats with a frame that places the width of the lumber parallel to the face are called Boxed, New York or Broadway flats.
Usually flats are built in standard sizes of 4 wide x 8, 10, or 12 feet tall so that walls or other scenery may easily be constructed, and so that flats may be stored and reused for subsequent productions.
Often affixed to battens flown in from the fly tower or loft for the scenes in which they are used.
Flats may also be stored at the sides of the stage, called wings, and braced to the floor when in use for an entire performance.
Creating a working scaled drawing of a 4x8’ boxed flat
  • What is a scaled drawing ?
  • Draw a template in a 1” scale  of the components of the assigned scenery on graph paper and agree on the standard dimensions.
  • Trace and cut out you flats using the templates you created.
  • Assemble your free standing flats.


Work Period
  • Collaborative engagement  in developing a template for a model flat.
  • Reading and following directions as they work on their project as a group or team.
  • Constructing a study guide ie:terms procedure and the componants of a flat and a line set drawing.
Assessments
  • Projects “ Line set drawing and scale model of a flat.
  • Summative written assessment.
Closing  
  • Write terms ( terms of the day )  in blue notebook:
  • Disussion : What are we doing? Why must we understand scenic settings , positions and the environment?
Home work
  • Make-up  OA and worksheets Google classroom
Modifications
  • Highlighting steps.
  • Reviewing Rubric daily
  • More “one on one” attention.
  • Extended deadline.
  • Study guide and O.A for those absent
Materials/Resources :

  • In – Focus Projector, pencils, paper, rulers  blue book. production pictures, cell phone calendars.digital camera, Stage and Shop areas, scripts

What I notice in both of these lessons is the depth of content specific vocabulary, and how students are being presented with a task that is rigorous and has an aspect of problem solving using the arts standards.

In the News This Week:

  • WE made it through MARCH! Yay!
  • Up next- All City Band and Orchestra! This will be held here at Durfee on Tuesday (band) and Thursday (orchestra), April 4th and 6th at 6:30 PM- over 125 students are participating in this event each night! Come on down and celebrate our students' ability to practice and perform!
  • End of Term 3 is Friday the 7th!
  • The K-12 Arts Expo is coming! Please give your art teacher colleagues a huge high 5 this month as they prepare student work for the Arts Expo, held here at Durfee on Thursday, April 27th from 5 to 7PM. Art teachers, please let me know if you need additional supplies or invites!

Collaboration, Arts EXPO and Growth:

  • Heather Pereira will report back to colleagues during the May departmental meeting as she travels today to the DESE's Art Education Conference. We are keeping in tune with the state's discussions around teaching the arts! Topics- The Teacher as Artist, and Expert Artist, Expert Learner.
  • The April K-8 Department Meetings will be as follows:
  • K-5 Music- Thursday, April 27th at Letourneau- 3:45 to 4:45.
  • 6-8 Music- Thursday, April 27th at Morton- 3:45 to 4:45.
  • K-8 Art- Your "department meeting" time will also be Thursday, April 27th at Durfee- come after your dismissal time to set up for the arts Expo! Reminder- if you would like to have your artwork brought to Durfee, have it prepared (and rolled up with tape securing it) and email me prior to Thursday the 13th so I can arrange for transportation. This way, couriers can do this during spring break week. I will have the bi-fold boards set up and labeled by school by the end of the day on Monday the 24th.
  • The Durfee Fine and Performing Arts Team has their faculty meeting on Tuesday, April 11th, and their department meeting on Wednesday the 26th- Music should use this time to prep for the Spring Concert and Art should use the time to hang student work in the Durfee area for the Arts Expo.
  • Our own Mary Zema will be presenting to the Special Education Parent Advisory Council on Tuesday May 2nd, sharing some of the activities she has done in music class. She has been working with Pre-k -8 ASD classes and would like to share some strategies that parents may wish to do at home with their child. She will also share some research on a music program called REI which has had proven success in helping children with ASD experience less anxiety and do better with transitions.  You rock, Mary!

On the Calendar:

  • CPT Middle Schools- prep for Expo, MCAS
  • CPT Durfee- Thursday, 10:45
  • IMPORTANT DATES
    DAY
    DATE
    EVENT
    Friday
    4.7
    Term III Ends
    Tuesday
    4.11
    Faculty Meeting- Durfee
    Friday
    4.14
    No School - Good Friday
    Monday
    4.17
    First Day of Spring Recess!
    Monday
    4.24
    Back to School!
    Wednesday
    4.26
    Department Meeting- Durfee
    Thursday
    4.27
    Durfee Parent Night - Arts Expo, Dept Meetings for K-8 F&PA Teachers (see above)
    Thursday
    5.25
    Durfee Senior Awards Night 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Monday
    6.26
    Current last day of school for teachers
Thank you, and get out there in that sun before it goes away again!!!

Jackie