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Posted on 02/05/2020
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Music Room News


Mr. Gambler is the music teacher for grades K-4, as well as the 4th grade band and the 4th grade chorus. Click HERE to be linked to all of the latest music info from Honey Brook Elementary. Please email Mr. Gambler at mgambler@tvsd.org with any questions.

FYI for 3rd and 4th grade parents – your child receives grades from me at the end of the 2nd marking period and at the end of year.  All students are graded in 4 areas as follows:

Report Card Rubric for Grades 3 and 4

• Demonstrates growth in musical skills 
4 – uses all appropriate skills for the task
3 – uses most appropriate skills for the task
2 – uses some appropriate skills for the task
1 – has difficulty using appropriate skills

• Understands key concepts
4 – understands and interprets key concepts
3 – understands key concepts
2 – exhibits partial understanding of key concepts
1 – needs assistance to exhibit a partial understanding of key concepts


• Shows consistent effort and actively participates
4 – demonstrates learning behaviors consistently
3 – demonstrates learning behaviors most of the time
2 – inconsistently demonstrates learning behaviors
1 – has difficulty demonstrating learning behaviors


• Demonstrates ability to listen and follow directions
4 – demonstrates learning behaviors consistently
3 – demonstrates learning behaviors most of the time
2 – inconsistently demonstrates learning behaviors
1 – has difficulty demonstrating learning behaviors

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The HBEC art  room is in full swing with so much creating going on!

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Fourth graders have just finished up collaborative Van Gogh originals.  Each class has recreated a painting by the famous artist, with each student drawing and painting a piece.  They were assembled then refined.  These beauties are hanging in the hallway outside the art room.  You can also see them by following HBECart on Instagram!  We have now begun a fiber arts batik and sewing project!



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Third graders just complete a fun pop art project by selecting a sound word then illustrating its letters and shape in a layered collage.  You will be able to “marvel” their work at the art show on May 6th!  We are moving onto animal collages in the style of Australian artist, Pete Cromer.


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Second graders printed leaves in black ink, then used warm and cool colors to trace their organic shape.  The completed pieces are vibrant, bold and demonstrate their fine motor skills.  We have begun learning about the shapes and patterns of African Mud Clothes.  Using burlap, we are printing shape patterns and learning how to stitch and tie knots!


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First graders are finishing up a Paul Klee, Cat & Bird piece that focused on warm and cool colors, shapes and lines.  Next, we are going to the circus with artist Alexander Calder, to create acrobat sculptures.


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Kindergarten has been getting their hands messy with printing shapes and patterns. They are doing so great with learning routines in the art room!  We will be creating an animal collage for our next project.



Library Room News

When students are finished checking out books, they may sit and read, practice on math facts or work on our community puzzle. As you can see, we are almost finished. I will need to get another one soon.
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Our 4th grade classes are learning to be good Digital Citizens. We will focus on Media Choices, Personal and Private Information, Our Digital Footprint, and Cyberbullying. We are hoping to do a little coding before the Holidays next month.  

3rd grade went through the research process by choosing a topic, asking good research questions, finding sources, and citing those sources. We are learning about all the different kinds of sources available at the library like WebPath Express.

 

2nd grade worked in groups to complete a stop motion video on what they were thankful for.

1st grade learned about wild turkeys using Epic. Then we created a Chatter Pix project.
Kindergarten students just started working with SeeSaw. They completed a “I am Thankful for” heart and uploaded it to their folder.


Happy Reading,

 

Mrs. McClure