Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to School, and How to Earn a PRIZE!

It was nice seeing you at Back-to-School night! Classes begin in just one short week, and we'll be learning (and revisiting) some interesting techniques in the months to come.

We talked about the basics during back-to-school night--guidelines for getting around, and getting along during the regular school day. By now, you know where we enjoy our lunch; where the recess area is; where each of your classrooms is located; who your teachers are, etc. Don't worry, though, if you can't remember it all! The first couple of weeks are always a bit chaotic :)

Attention, CERAMICS STUDENTS: If you took Ceramics last year, please bring back  your personal supplies (towel, old shirt, spray bottle, hand lotion, etc). If you're taking Ceramics for the FIRST TIME, please bring an old shirt to wear as a smock (one of Dad's yucky, old T-shirts will be perfect!), an old terry cloth hand towel, and a small bottle of hand lotion. Many items can be shared (for instance, spray bottles and water containers), and doing so will save some space. 

Can you guess what the above picture is? Here's a hint: it's something that we often discuss in ceramics class. If you think you know what it is, leave a comment with you name. If you're right, you'll get a "high five" from me during class!

Attention, ALL STUDENTS: Be sure to check out some of the websites (links) listed here when you have time. This year, I'll be asking you to visit our virtual classroom to check for clues, or do something specific to prepare for an upcoming class. Printing out a requested page or assignment will earn you a REALLY COOL PRIZE: an ATC or ACEO. If you're asking yourself, "what's an ATC or ACEO???" then now is a good time to use your researching skills!


Lincoln & Jenny said...

Kyler says that the pot in the oven got broken because someone forgot to pop all the air bubbles.

Cynthia said...

That is a picture of a clay pot that
was not sculpted the right way. It was ether to thin or to thick. It exploded!!

Robin Jamison Hernandez said...

Good work, Kyler and Cynthia! Several things can cause a pot to break (or EXPLODE!) inside the kiln. It's a good thing that the two of you are such accomplished ceramic artists. I know your pots will survive the bisque firing! :)