The student I am recognizing this week is a good artist. He has skills drawing and enjoys practicing at home. Sometimes in the art room he can get upset and yell and say that his work is terrible. I am happy to say that this happening less as our year finishes up. Maybe it's because his teacher has taught him skills to calm himself down when he is feeling overwhelmed, or that she checks in on him throughout the day, or maybe he's just feeling more comfortable with his classmates. Maybe it's all these reasons. Whatever the reason might be, I am pleased that he is learning how to become a happier and more productive student. I hope we can all learn how to be happier and more productive people in the future.
4th Graders have been using their ChromeBooks to place pictures of themselves into drawings and environments of their own design. It has been really cool to see how they approach this project. I have seen students raising up above hills, standing in front of mountains, flying in the clouds with mythical beings, on roller coasters, under the sea, and at parties. I really appreciate how the student I am recognizing did a careful job using marker and colored pencils. I love the expression he captured as he is confronted by a Godzilla like monster. Nice job Charles McDonald in Ms. LaFosse's 4th Grade Class