Click image above to link to the full article about our Shells for NJ Shores project.

Students who were interested in spray painting our shells met me outside during their recess a couple of weeks ago.  We had large groups of very enthusiastic kids who wanted to learn how to apply spray paint. They were willing to wait on long lines just to have a chance to put on the safety goggles and spray a shell gold! One group decided to sing winter carols while waiting. 

We will be selling these shells as ornaments ($5.00 each) at the East Brunswick Craft Fair this Saturday from 10am - 5pm at East Brunswick High School! 100% of all purchases will be donated toward Hurricane Relief through our Shells for NJ Shores project.

Flyers about this event were sent home with students last week. I've added a copy of this flyer below featuring the details.  We are hoping many families will be able to attend. 

2nd grade artists are in the middle of a family and friends unit. They had the choice of either drawing their family members or a group of friends as “Fantastic Felines”.  This unit allowed students to bring in personal feelings and thoughts about people they care about.

The drawing lesson required that students explore the concept of depth and perspective by overlapping cats in size order depending on height and age of their loved ones.  Two principles of design most focused on in this unit of study are pattern and contrast.  Each cat features an interesting pattern.  Redimark markers allow students to flood black into shapes and make thick lines, while Sharpie markers are enabling them to create thinner lines.  The idea is to create a good balance of contrast between the black and white.