Dear Paul V. Fly Families,
Jason W. Smith
Paul V. Fly Elementary
Tolerance refers to an attitude of openness and respect for the differences that exist among people. Although originally used to refer to ethnic and religious differences, the concepts of diversity and tolerance can also be applied to gender, people with physical and intellectual disabilities, and other differences, too.
Paul V Fly Elementary School celebrated another successful Holiday Assistance Event on Monday, December 22nd, 2014. We want to send a warm and cheerful “THANK YOU!” to everyone who donated to this event which provided sneakers, a book and a toy to over 75 deserving students at Paul V Fly Elementary School.
This project focused on the Art Elements of Shape and Color. We listened to and sang a song about shapes. The students learned to use shapes to draw their own flock of “Wacky Birds”. After drawing their flock, students added color by painting in their shapes. They are learning the right way to treat their brush and use their watercolor paints.
Students focused on the Art Element of Space. They learned to identify the 3 main areas of space in a landscape or cityscape. For inspiration and drawing ideas, we viewed and discussed photographs of Norristown and the Philadelphia skyline.
Second Grade practiced drawing realistic pine trees. They are focusing on the Art Element of Space as it applies to foreground, middle ground, and background in a picture. Using oil pastels and white tempera paint, they created a Winter Landscape Scene showing Space or depth thru the size and placement of 3 pine trees. When they were done they will titled their work and wrote a short artist’s statement about it.
Fourth Grade artists learned about the famous artist Pablo Picasso and the art style he helped invent, Cubism. They choose a person they knew as the subject for a Cubist style portrait. They used oil pastels to complete their Cubist portraits. They titled their works and wrote reflections about their art.
Every Thursday evening for seven weeks beginning February 5, 2015, third and fourth grade students and their families will once again have the opportunity to participate in the Strengthening Families Program. Families work together and have fun together while reinforcing positive communication, family bonding, and joint problem solving.