Our 9 year old students unit of Inquiry - linked to the transdisciplinary theme of "Sharing the Planet is entitled, "Changes in ecosystems affect the balance among living things. "
Preliminary esearch is carried out in the homeroom and then students choose one endangered animal.
We are lucky to be a 1:1 laptop school so the children bring their computers to the art room and have the profile image of their animal in front of them while they create their creature from clay. This year Soalas were popular
While we wait for the clay to dry and be fired the children create painted backgrounds on a canvas. They then trace and collage additional middle and foreground landscapes, plants and animals.
In Performing Arts classes the students combine found and self composed music of their biome using garageband. Every piece of work is grouped into a biome and displayed on shelves along the corridor. The students music is played to create a fantastic visual and auditory affect along our corridor.
Explorations in a PYP Visual Arts Classroom