Sunday, October 25, 2015

Art Funding: Only One Click Away

So, if you are reading this before October 28, 2015, you still have an opportunity to vote for Central Riverside in a Lightning Round sponsored by the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and The Community First Credit Union. If not, please view my video anyway as it showcases some of my students' beautiful artwork. 

Friday, October 23, 2015

Help From a Chinese Friend

Our newest 5th grader, Cyrus, is from China and has very little English proficiency. To communicate with him, his teachers use a translator application on an iPad and our smartphones to communicate.  We honored Cyrus this week by creating art from his culture, Chinese Bamboo Paintings and benefited from his knowledge of Chinese calligraphy to add a signature using symbols from the Chinese alphabet.
Peer teaching performed by students using an iPad and a translator application.

Chine Art, Chine Ink Paintings, Chine Calligraphy, Japan Paintings, Chinese Bamboo Paintings Ink, Shitao Chine, Asian Art, Metropolitan Museums
Translator application used on iPhone

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Central Riverside Elementary Artists' Work On the Road Again!

Two Central Riverside Elementary students are in the spotlight again as their work was chosen, along with 20 other DCPS students, for exhibit by Florida Blue at the Town Center.  Works by first grade student, Wyatt and second grade student, Toby were recognized and were awarded certificates of accomplishment.

Toby's Artwork: Snake in the Garden Collage

Toby receiving award from Florida Blue

Toby With Art Teacher, Terry Woodlief
Toby with Family and Friends
Very Hungary Caterpillar Collage by Wyatt

Thursday, October 15, 2015

CRES Needs Your vote to Earn Funding for Art!

I was so excited to learn yesterday that my school, Central Riverside Elementary was one of ten schools selected to be awarded a grant in the amount of $500. from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund and Community First Credit Union.  Now we are able to earn an additional $150. by receiving the most votes in the Lightning Round! Please, click on the link (or copy/paste into your browser) below to vote for our project.  Full details are listed in my profile under "Terry Woodlief."