This week students learned how the angle of the camera affects how the composition is perceived. Students also worked on directing their subjects to have a certain look by concentrating on where they placed the eyes in the composition.
Audubon Arkansas visited earlier the program earlier this week. Students made bird feeders from scratch! Thank you Audubon Arkansas for a wonderful lesson!
Matiyah did a great job using a long lens to isolate Khari to get this shot. Way to go Matiyah!
Last week, students used a new lens for the first time. When we bought the cameras earlier this year, the kit had two lenses included with it. We’ve only been using the smaller lens up to this point. The larger lens is heavier and takes a bit of practice to get the hang of using it. They did a great job. Here are some of the photos taken with their long lenses.
Here are two more poems from Mrs. Shields’ Writer’s Workshop students. Great job!
Feels like goose bumps on your arms
Looks like snow on the ground
Smells like soup cooking
Sounds like teeth chattering
Tastes like warm hot cocoa
It must be winter.
– Lily T – 5th Grade –
Smells like old tomatoes
Looks like no homework
Sounds like I’m home alone
Tastes like plain cauliflower
Feels like death
It must be loneliness!
– Chancis B. – 5th Grade
Last week, students focused on the art of minimalism. They did a wonderful job. Congratulations to Mallory for receiving the photo of the week!
Lola Perrit with the Arkansas Wildlife Federation taught a lesson to students about the Mississippi Flyway yesterday. They learned the importance of this highway for migratory birds and waterfowl. At the end of the lesson, students made pine cone bird feeders. Check out some of the fun below!
Earlier this week the Green Team had a lot of fun learning about soil and the proper ways to pot plants!
Check out the nice surprise some teachers received when two photography students interviewed them yesterday morning.
The 21st Century After School faux stained glass is currently on display at Historic Arkansas.