Category Archives: 2/3

End of the year…

What a fun year we have had, before leaving for the June/July holidays here is a brief recap of some of the fun things we have done the past 2 units… check out the grade level pages above ^ to see all the learners have been up  to this year.

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Another Collaboration— 2/3’s Unit of Inquiry: Exploration and discovery

Then PE and Art mash up to see what they can discover using experiences and materials they have used before to create new work:

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Conversing with a class across the globe!

Our Grade 2/3’s have been interacting with Grade 2 students in a school across the world in Colorado Springs, USA!

Ms. Davis in Colorado and Ms. Kelli at NISC started thinking about how we could connect our students and share their artwork with each other.  Our first attempt was a success their Grade 2’s created collages of their learning communities and sent us a Voicethread to comment on their art.  Ms Kelli put all the Grade 2/3’s art on FLICKR to share their emotions in art.

Here are the Grade 2’s Learning Community Collages:

And our Flickr feed:

Exploring Emotions in Art

feel free to see how the classes have shared comments with each other!

Now we are sharing our In the Style of drawings we are creating in our How We Express Ourselves unit:

In the Style of… VanGogh

In the Style of… O’Keefe

In the Style of… Picasso

Let us know what you think!

Collaborations in Art

In the first unit, art is collaborating in a few of the units at various levels.

In the 4/5 unit, art is an integral piece of the inquiry into cultures and how we express ourselves.
While each student is go using on a different culture to inquire through, they are looking at how traditions, rituals and artifacts reflect the cultures beliefs and values. Each learner will also recreate an artifact used to reflect these beliefs and values.
Here is some in progress work that is taking place:


and a few completed:

In the 2/3 yellow class, students were inquiring into organs and what they really look like. After talking about medical illustration, the students observed dissections of a cow lung and the hearts of both a pig and cow. On their clipboards the learners recorded the sights, smells and details from the dissections which were led by upper school science students.


Happenings in PYP Visual Art

So here we are off to a new start of the school year and we are in the process of making some art, collaborating in homeroom classes and getting messy!

Here is a quick peek at what we have been up to, check out the tabs above for each class to see more specific Art Inquiries by grade level.

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Welcome back!!!

Are you ready for art this year…

check out Studio X in the ASA choices  to create some more public art around NISC

also look in the Upper School Cafeteria for the newest mural!

End of the school year is upon us

Wow, what a busy year this has been.  Interested in seeing the units we worked on in each of the year levels?

Make sure to check out the pages above!

Want a peek???