Our morning began a little late due to fifth grade testing. First we checked students' homework: Babylonian numerals, nouns and verbs in Latin, and the ledger. They seem to be doing very well!
Next students shared what they learned about how to paint like van Gogh during their research for homework. They used "Touch van Gogh" on the iPads to explore textures, lines, and paint in his artwork further. I reviewed painting "rules" and the color wheel, and then they were off! We listened to Mozart while students mixed colors, tried various brushes, and turned their sketches into their own van Goghish masterpieces. I SO enjoyed hearing the discussion as they shared painting and color mixing tips with each other while they worked. It was quite the artist's studio. And their paintings are so wonderful! See below for some photos of the day as well as a movie of their paintings.
As they finished students learned about banking accounts and checking watching two video clips and writing some checks. We will continue with this next week. We also had some Franklin Findings today: a challenging game made in Gamestar Mechanic, a two dollar bill with a bunny face, and a rock collection.
For homework students will read and analyze two articles about Shakespeare. More detailed directions are posted in the Google Classroom.