Oct 31, 2011


                                                                          By Cristian G. and Jack K., 2M
Dear Reader, Purchase School has come up with some really good ideas for Halloween. For instance, a First grader came up with a costume for our Elephant. He used recycled paper to make him a mummy. For another idea, a student made a mobile with paper bats and Halloween stuff. You can make a haunted house by stacking up shoe boxes, and putting in ghosts, eyeballs, and spiders. We also made owls using overlapping lines, patterns and a horizon line. Finally, we made a monster by folding paper and cutting a zig-zag mouth, and cutting a fringe to make it look hairy. We hope you like our Purchase School blog, Happy Halloween!

Oct 19, 2011

The Elephant Not in the Room

5th grade Photoshop Project in the Computer Lab

By: Frankie N. 5-H, Brett R. 5-H, Ethan Z. 5-E
Photoshop is a program which allows you to edit your picture to make it funnier or cooler. The 5th grade did a project on Photoshop where you take the elephant from the art room and place it in any type of background or picture and insert it there. There are many features in Photoshop, such as: erasing, blur, dragging your picture, and making a 
     transparent background. You can drag parts of the elephant’s body onto other parts of the picture. You can get any picture that you want from Google images or Bing images. When you start Photoshop it can be a little confusing, but once you learn, it is a lot easier and a lot more fun. Photoshop was a big success for the 5th grade and everybody had a blast!!!!!!!!

Oct 7, 2011

Root Vegetables

                                   First graders dug up
lots of enthusiasm 
painting foods that
grow underground.
Hear from 1st graders Rachel & Luke: