Monday, November 28, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
Monday, November 7, 2011
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel Music Arts Committee
proudly presents the
DePue Brothers Band
performing this Sunday, November 13 at 5:00 p.m.
This concert is appropriate for all ages!
For tickets and more information please call 215-887-8700
Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel
8339 Old York Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027
Sunday, November 6, 2011
While reading the Odyssey in their classroom, students were each assigned a Greek character from the story. Connecting with their Greek studies in art, we decided to make their character into theatrical masks, similar to the comedy and tragedy masks.
We have been having a wonderful time working on this project; I have especially enjoyed the students heated discussion on the different relationships between their Greek characters.
We began this lesson by first building the mask in clay, and with the help of Karolye the students made great progress on the first day. Next, we covered the mask with plastic wrap and applied papier-mâché over the top of the clay. After many layers of newspaper and days of drying, we popped the papier-mâché mask off the clay and started painting them. They are slowly evolving into exquisite works of art, but we still have a long way to go.
Writing on top of the bridge
the alligator's mouth
A view from below the bridge
We'll post poems soon.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
After hearing the story, students worked with partners to answer the question, “what would a dialogue between Polyphemus and his eye doctor sound like?” The pairs got right to work, choosing to answer this question with an interesting blend of script-like writing, speech-bubbled cartoons, and illustrations, which we hope to finish, revise, and share with each other in future library classes. Some of our work in progress:
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Kamal, Jazzmin, Miles, Daniel, Bela and Celine talked about themes in the book eleven by Patricia Reilly Giff, that stood out to them in a meaningful way. Our last discussion for this book paved the way for future thinking and writing about "big ideas" in novels. In preparation for this discussion, they each had to select a theme and then find three quotes in the book, one at the beginning, one from the middle and one from the end of the book to support their idea.