This beautiful mosaic school of spawning salmon was created by our own school of amazing fourth graders! This one-of-a-kind piece of art can be hung either indoors or outdoors. Bring home this incredible reminder of your child's fourth grade year where salmon eggs were raised and the seeds of stewardship were planted.
Spark your child's imagination with a hand painted table by the Mezzo 4 children. It was inspired by our study of the solar system, planets, and stars, near and far. Your child will be able to draw with markers and crayons on the dry erase board. As an added bonus, there are pens, pencils, and paper for more creative moments.
Inspired by the story The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, Room 4 students enjoyed creating a community of houses under a starry sky. Each child drew his or her own home on fabric, they used acrylic paints to make an evening sunset, and their teachers helped install the "stars."
No two finger prints are alike! These adorable fingerprint red poppies are the work of Mezzo B students. They painted ceramic platters and then carefully used their thumbs to create this beautiful field of poppies on a large platter with four plates.
Making circles is the most natural thing to do for children when drawing. Taking this penchant we combined it with the work of the Russian artist - Kandinsky to "Spark our Imagination!" The result? Our own masterpiece. Using strips of paper the children have forged a unique collage to brighten your walls. Hang it any way you like, for a great composition is limited only by the imagination!
Ever felt like your pleas to the gods have gone unanswered? Well, perhaps you can find what you wanted in Mythsburg, this exciting board game created by the fifth graders. Players roll dice to influence the gods, are given gifts for their good graces, and then gather support from other mythological beings and items to earn victory points and other benefits. This 2-5 player game is an enjoyable odyssey for the whole family. The students drew the beautiful art for the game, and they researched and summarized over 50 myths, which are all included so you can learn about chimeras, Chiron, Sisyphus, and while playing the game. In addition, Pete Kashevarof is bundling in a teacher experience: an Evening of Gaming. He will go over all the rules of Mythsburg, play along, watch and offer tips, and/or whatever you like.
Leaves and plants from the Eton School habitat were carefully drawn on
copper foil by the students of Room 3 using knitting needles. Each
square is framed by wood and held together by twine. A truly beautiful
work of art that emphasizes the study of botany in the Montessori
The 6th grade students created this beautiful platter in a glass-fusing workshop with local glass artist, Bill Ayers. Mr. Ayers brought boxes of colored glass, glass string, all kinds of colors and textures, and clear glass squares, glass cutters, pinchers, and a small kiln to demonstrate the wonderful world of fusing glass. After this introduction, Mr. Ayers invited all of the students to create 2 squares, the best mix of tiles, one tile from each student was chosen for the collaborative platter. This was a 3-step process: placement and gluing of each piece of glass on the clear square, fusing in the kiln the layers of glass together on a large platter of glass and then a second firing to slump the glass into a form shaping the final platter!
The creation of the Room 5 project started with the canvas background. Next came the center piece, the big, solid, tree. At group time the students did some brainstorming and discussed what it meant to be a member of the Room 5 community. Each student chose a word that they felt captured what they appreciated and valued in their classroom environment. Then each child cut out their leaf and wrote their word in the inner concentric circle. During our regular Tech time each student typed their write up on their chosen word. The final step was the mod podge to attach the leaves to the tree on the canvas. Everyone enjoyed the process of making the project and what we were able to create as a whole group.