Inside this issue: From Craft to Art 2 Distance Learning 2 Pumpkin Project 3 Feedback Please 4 Contact Information 4 Using Traveling Trunks to enhance your social studies and history curriculum is the perfect way to bring history to life! Each trunk is filled with artifacts that will inspire young historians. Included in each trunk are lesson plans, audio visual aides, books, documents and historical artifacts relevant to the time period and subject matter.
There are also instructions on how to set up and display the trunk in your classroom along with coordinating art projects. The trunks are free for schools in the Abilene school district. The charge for non-partner schools is $10 a week.
sm s An arts integration publication just for teachers October 2008 Volume I, Issue 2 Cowboy Life: Then & Now Trunk Texas History Traveling Trunks Bringing History to Life in Your Classroom! Choose from 5 history trunks: " Native Americans in Texas: 1500-1900 " Texans at Home: 1600-1900 " Texans at War: 1600-1900 " Cowboy Life: Then & Now " City Life: Urban Abilene 1900-1950 To check out a trunk contact: Jana Bailey at 673-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org Availability on a first come first serve basis 4reserve now! ... more. less.
Do you just love some of your holiday crafts that you do in the classroom but sometimes feel that they are taking away from instruction time?<br><br> Well, the answer is really very simple. All you have to do is teach some of the 7 ele- ments of art as you do the project. I am of the opinion that a ccraft d is something that is done for fun and usually just fulfills the purpose of entertainment, but if you are teaching the seven elements of art then you have taken the project to the next level.<br><br> Go ahead and cut out the cute pumpkins for fall from construction paper but then show them how to shade and highlight it with crayons to teach about color and value. This takes it from just a cshape d and gives it dimension. Use cross-hatching and you are teaching line and a little texture.<br><br> Now you are teaching the art TAKS. Check out the lesson on the next page for the chow- to 9s d of this project. Page 2 smARTs How Does a cCraft d Project Become an Art Lesson?<br><br> for DL programs from The Grace). Your school quali- fies for as many programs as you have 3rd and 5th grade classes. NOTE: In the past, teachers have wanted these programs right before the TAKS reading test and many have waited too late to schedule.<br><br> Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thurs- days are reserved for Re- gion 14 schools so please schedule as early as pos- sible. To schedule your class or if you have any questions about the program, email P a m H a r m o n a t email@example.com. Below is a description of the FREE reading programs: Applying Reading 3rd Through the adventures of two special characters, students will have the op- portunity to interact with activities that address TEKS 3.7, 3.9, 3.10 and 3.11 Appyling Reading 5th Paris, France is the scene for the characters in our story.<br><br> TEKS 5.9, 5.10, 5.11 and 5.12 will be ad- dressed. Check out the Education link on our website for a full listing of available DL programs in history, art and social studies. The Grace Museum is pleased to offer six (6) Distance Learning virtual field trips to schools across the nation and throughout the world!<br><br> Distance Learning at The Grace Museum involves launching a real-time, interactive experience for teachers and students of all ages. The programs are TEKS and TAKS aligned, and are based on national teaching stan- dards as well. The two reading programs for 3rd and 5th grade are pre-paid for schools that are members of the Region 14 network called WTTC (schools outside of Region 14 pay a $75 fee DISTANCE LEARNING FROM THE GRACE!<br><br> Volume I, Issue 2 1. Draw the pumpkin 4think BIG! Children tend to want to draw small with lots of detail.<br><br> Get them to draw it very big and simple. I then outlined mine in black marker, that way the outline makes it pop! Younger children can use a pattern to trace or a copy to color and cut out.<br><br> 2. Use cross-hatching to shade and highlight. The darker the shade, the closer together the lines will be.<br><br> Use darker colors for shading and I used yellow to show the cshiny d spot on the pumpkin. Here is a lesson in color: Using analogous colors will make shading and highlighting easier. Analogous colors are next to each other on the color wheel.<br><br> I like to think of them as cfamilies d of colors. This makes good use of those red/oranges and yellow/oranges. 3.<br><br> I did the same thing with a leaf and stem using green and yellow. I also cut a thin strip of green construction paper and curled it with the edge of my scissors to use as a tendril. 4.<br><br> Cut out everything and then glue the stem, leaf and tendril on. You can stop there or you can let the kids give the pumpkin a face! 5.<br><br> Display it!! Nothing makes a child more proud than to have their art on display for all to see. Mount it or make a pumkin patch!<br><br> Page 3 Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere! This project is geared to 3rd-5th graders but could easily be adapted for younger or older children simply by changing the media used. Older kids could use colored pencils instead of crayons.<br><br> You can also start with white paper and let them paint the pumpkin. 102 Cypress Street Abilene, TX 79601 " If your class has completed any of the projects from the newsletter, let us know! We would love to see pictures of your finished projects!<br><br> " Share with us how you are teaching art in your classroom. Email us your story and pictures and you might get your story, pic- tures or both in the newsletter. " What would you like to see in the smARTs newsletter?<br><br> It 9s for you so we want to make sure it meets your needs. " Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org " Check out our website at www.thegracemuseum.org and click on the education link to see previous news- letters you may have missed. Phone: 325.673.4587 Fax: 325.675.5993 E-mail: email@example.com Visit us online at www.thegracemuseum.org Feedback Please!!<br><br> ENGAGE. INSPIRE.CHALLENGE Our Mission The Grace Museum promotes an understanding of art, culture, and history by actively collecting, preserving, interpreting, and exhibiting works of art and objects of historic significance. The museum endeavors to provide high quality education- and discovery-based learning experiences relevant to a diverse public of all ages and backgrounds in Abilene and the surrounding areas.<br><br> Museum Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10am 45pm Thursday Evening FREE 5pm 48pm Apron Chronicles A Patchwork of American Recollections Oct. 7, 2008 4Jan. 9, 2009 New Exhibit<br><br>