Students in Mrs. Wilson's first grade class, along with other first and second grade classes, participated in the Great Backyard Bird Count on Friday, Feb. 15. This outdoor field trip was part of the upcoming celebration of a school-wide unit on BIRDS for Youth Art Month. Her class enjoyed using their foam decorated binoculars to go "birding." One of the first birds spotted was a crow. Classes took fifteen minutes to go bird watching and then go on-line to record the number and kind of birds they saw while outdoors. The reports were received on the GBBC. Mrs. Leija's second grade students watched their counts go in "live" as a yellow target lit-up on the screen in Albertville, Alabama. These counts will help ornithologists know more about birds! Mrs. Stanley's first grade class was busy during part of the morning filming a segment on how to make bird feeders. You can go online to find out about the Great Backyard Bird Count which is led by Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society with Canadian partner Bird Studies Canada and sponsorship from Wild Birds Unlimited to learn how to participate in the bird count.
Several art students from Albertville Primary School had their work featured at the Taste of Albertville Event at the Cross Roads Mall last night (Feb. 21). Guests to the event were invited to participate in a silent auction for displayed art pieces and bidding began! It was a fabulous night for all...so much fun! Thanks to all students that donated an art piece for the auction and thank you to everyone that was able to attend.
Second graders learned about the art of Pablo Picasso. We discussed the art of his Blue Period, Rose Period, and Cubism works. The students seemed amazed at one of his realistic works he painted when he was only a teenager. It was so realistic that it looked like a photograph. Below students have painted distorted faces in the cubist-style of Picasso. Please visit my website at www.classjump.com/Art ...scroll down the animoto videos to "Picasso Inspired Portraits" for another look at this work of art in video format.
Ramona is an art teacher in her thirty-fourth year with the Albertville City School System. Presently, she teaches first and second grade students. She is a native of Linden, Alabama and a 1985 graduate of the University of Alabama. Mrs. Hall was named Alabama Elementary Art Educator of the Year 2011 and the Alabama House and Senate honored her with a House Joint Resolution for earning Albertville Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Educator of the Year.