ART UIL 2017

ART UIL 2017

Top row: Austin, Erin, Juliet. Bottom row: Lilyana, Ms. Sykula, Maia

Top row: Austin, Erin, Juliet. Bottom row: Lilyana, Ms. Sykula, Maia

These five shining stars did an amazing job at this weekends UIL competition. Erin won 1st place in the 5th grade group and Juliet won 3rd, followed by Austin & Maia at a close 4th and 5th, respectively. Sweet Lilyana won 2nd place in the 4th grade group. Top 3 in both groups go to District on February 11 at Walsh Middle School.

We met once, sometimes twice, a week for one hour and mostly played games. We began each class putting our visual flashcards in chronological order. Their initials were written on the back of each flashcard to identify their cards when cleaning up after each game. Here are a few of the games we played:

Memory Game: We set up teams since we had 6 players starting out. Teams of 2  laid out both complete sets of cards on a table.  Each player gets a chance to find a match, if a match is made they keep the cards and receive another turn, and so on until they lose and then the next player goes. The team that finds all their matches first wins the round and gets to pick the teams at the next study session.

Guess Who: Teams took turns flashing a card and the other team who guessed the artist and painting title first wins the card. Rules: Students must remain in their chair at all times. Same reward as above.

Art History Go Fish: Same rules as the card game Go Fish. We played in teams and as singles.

As the test date got closer we quizzed on ten artists and their paintings, counting spelling and punctuation. We scored our quizzes before we left and the top one or two students won a small prize.  On the last 2 study sessions we tested 20 artists each day, totaling the 40 artists that are part of the program. To prepare for the test on their own students could also use the app Quizlet.

My heart is bursting with pride. I'll ride this wave all the way to May, thank you very much. 

#NAEA2017 NYC: Day 1 @theMet art

#NAEA2017 NYC: Day 1 @theMet art

up-cycled pirate ships from cereal boxes

up-cycled pirate ships from cereal boxes