Oct 16, 2014





 “There is no must in art because art is free.”  
                                                                               - Wassily Kandinsky

Oct 4, 2014

Stacked Birds

1st graders  focused on recognizing 
size order: big to smallunderstanding line direction: vertical 
(up & down like an elevator) and how 
artists combine different materials to produce different effects. 

For instance, crayons, oil pastels and permanent markers look great with watercolor paint.


And some artists creatively stacked other things too...


Sep 21, 2014

We use the Purchase 5 to do this. We are respectful, patient, empathic, persistent, and responsible! We created a mural of hands to symbolize this.  
We care about others and ourselves.
                                                -  Luke W., 5E

Give Me Five! 

The purchase five

inspired Ms. Palefsky to 

have grades 1st- 5th to lend a helping hand. Each student made a unique hand, it could be rainbow to black and white. You could use any color background like black, yellow, teal, blue, purple and white. The materials we used were in such a wide variety, we used so many different materials that are so fun and different. As the days went by our beautiful hands became a mural that hangs outside Ms. Palefsky's room. The Purchase Five is what we are and will always be. 

" The world is moved along, 
not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, 
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes 
of each honest worker. "  ~ Helen Keller