Videos

International Dot Day 2016

International Dot Day 2016

In the Miscoe Hill 5/6Art room we have had a blast creating dots and watching them come to life using the Quiver app on iPads. Why create dots? Because of the book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds. Here is a narrated video of the story: We colored in templates made by Quiver and then used the […]

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The Strandbeests, STEAM, and the PEM

The half day before Thanksgiving provides a welcome chance to take a break from projects underway to see and learn something new. This year we’re watching videos of The Strandbeests, creations of Dutch artist Theo Jansen. Jansen’s Strandbeests are giant kinetic works of art, science, technology, math, and engineering. Or to rearrange those words, Science, […]

First “Week” Fun

First “Week” Fun

You would think that with the first week of classes being just two days long, I wouldn’t have much to write about. We’ll see about that! I am happy to have seen all of my classes once each during these two days. The focus has been on “getting to know you”, especially with my fifth […]

Transformed By Art: A Multi-Grade Collaborative Installation By Mendon-Upton Students

Transformed By Art: A Multi-Grade Collaborative Installation By Mendon-Upton Students

  In October 2013, the Mendon-Upton Educational Foundation granted $1000 to the art departments of Miscoe Hill School and Nipmuc High School. Rather than dividing the money and going our separate ways, we decided to collaborate on a project – a multi-grade collaborative art installation. Because our discipline is primarily consumables oriented, we wanted to […]

Fun Friday Feature

Fun Friday Feature

And some of us thought Mona Lisa was the only woman in art…here’s an oldie but goodie by Philip Scott Johnson:

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

As always, this week – conference week – has been a busy week! I took some time yesterday to install and calibrate our new interactive whiteboard, which is a tool that works with the projector, computer, and document camera to make our projection screen behave like a SmartBoard. We can thank IPEVO and their Wishpool […]

Happy World Series Eve…Go Sox!

Amazing what can be done with some Legos and stop-motion animation…GO SOX!