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Exploring art from East Asia

Asian art was in the spotlight at Tinc Road in recognition of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Fifth-graders created their own versions of Chinese brush paintings of bamboo and designed their own dragons – symbols of luck, strength, health, and wisdom in Eastern culture.
 
Through slideshows, videos, and photos, art teacher Jenn Fernandez took students through a tour of the imagery and art techniques used in traditional Chinese and Japanese art. The use of color and the depiction of nature were also examined. In addition, Fernandez showed personal photos from her past visits into NYC for Chinese New Year celebrations. Street dancers, acrobats, and brightly colored dragons
 
The students then used water-based markers to practice drawing the shape and segments of overlapping bamboo, a feature of many Asian watercolors. This helped them understand how to create a sense of depth with the simple shapes before doing the actual brush painting with black watercolor paint.
 
Next up, the students created their own dragons using whatever supplies they wanted from their art kits, which contain oil pastels, colored pencils, and a variety of paints.
 
“Their artwork always looks so different because I try to give them a lot of choice,” Fernandez said. “The kids are the artists and the art room is their studio. As often as I can, I let them come up with their own ideas and work with the materials of their own choosing.”
 
The artwork of different cultures and time periods is a central component of the elementary art curriculum, along with the study of important artists. By the time students enter middle school, they will have a solid overview of art history and some of its principal movements. But there’s another important reason to include the study of art from so many cultures.
 
“It shows students that their individual cultures are respected and valued,” said Fernandez. “That’s an important message.”
 
Fernandez teaches remotely, though she comes in frequently afterschool to prepare materials and supplies for the lessons ahead. Long-term substitute teacher Danielle Eskow acts as the in-class hands during the school day, answering questions and helping to facilitate the work of students.


SCIENCE IN THE SUN: Alexa Moscatello measures the temperature of soil

Understanding energy

Fourth-graders in Laura Offerding and Alyssa Perez’s class recently explored energy transference by conducting simple experiments. The students collided marbles rolled at different speeds to observe the effects and transference of kinetic energy from one to another.

They also measured the temperature of soil that had been placed in the sun, comparing the temperatures to soil left in the shade. This demonstrated how solar energy is transferred into radiant energy and, through photosynthesis, will be converted into chemical energy stored in plants. They made the connection that when humans ingest vegetables and fruits, we store the energy as chemical energy again and then use it for motion, growth and metabolic processes, and heat. So in a way, the sun is in all of us.

Understanding that energy cannot be created or destroyed, only transferred into other forms, is a fundamental concept in physical science, an important unit in the fourth grade science curriculum. The students will soon go on to explore open and closed circuits, and examine how the chemical energy stored in batteries is converted to electrical energy that powers lightbulbs in the circuits.

To conclude the unit, the students will look at renewable and nonrenewable energy sources.

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