Getting to know you
This year all 2nd-5th grades will be mixing homerooms in Fine Arts Classes! We created these amazing paper sculptures as a way for us to learn about each other (inspired by the awesome art teacher Cassie Stevens). We've had so much fun meeting new friends and building new relationships with students from different magnet programs. Stop by our Art Gallery to see our amazing paper sculptures!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support our Oakton artists at the annual YEA! Festival! Thanks especially to the amazing families and teachers that helped transport, install and take down the show at the end of the day! Many hands make light work! Your support of our art programs at Oakton are greatly appreciated!
Our Kindergarteners are learning about Monarch butterflies as we paint giant butterflies. These giant paintings will turn into costumes, transforming our Kindergarteners into Monarch butterflies! While painting we are learning about how Monarch butterflies migrate to Evanston from Mexico each year. We are also planing our own Monarch butterfly sanctuary garden here at Oakton.
I am so excited to be starting a new year with all of our young artists! Each artist started the year by reading "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds. We all painted just one dot and reflected on where this dot will take us! "The Dot" teaches students about GROWTH MINDSET, encouraging students to take risks in their art work. Be sure to check out our art gallery by the art room to see our many unique dots on display!
The art room was awarded an Innovation Grant to have ipads! We are using the iPads to reflect on our artwork as we create videos, view project techniques and document our projects. We are using Class Dojo to record our student stories, please be sure to check out your student's Class Dojo account to see our reflections!
Our dedicated STEAM Club members meet weekly and this year we have been working with VEX IQ curriculum and tools to create ROBOTS! The world needs the students of today to become the scientists, engineers, and problem solving leaders of tomorrow.
Creating ROBOTS provides a fun and engaging vehicle to begin the journey toward becoming the type of problem solver our world needs the most. We are building skills that will be expected of a 21st century innovator!
Ms. Hernandez, Oakton Elementary School Art Teacher