Monday, April 04, 2011

Exploring Art

Today was our field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. It went really well. The docents were delighted with the students from room 19 and said they had seldom had such cooperative and intelligent students.

The group I went with had a particularly wonderful guide. Here, standing before the large - and to my mind rather ugly - Victorian mirror in the American wing she reminded the students that they are the future of the arts in this country and therefore the most important part of the museum's "collection".

We looked at a variety of different art works in many different genres. Here we looked at a sculpture by Remington.

After about 90 minutes of looking at art, not to mention a couple miles of walking there, the students were hungry. We had our lunch at the amphitheater area behind the museum in Hancock Park. After they finished eating, the students had a little time to play.

Of course, spending time with your friends is one of the best parts of lunch.

Returning to the school we had some time for reading and math. In reading we went began our latest book, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. In math, we are exploring how geometric figures, particularly rectangles, can have the same perimeter but different areas.

Homework:  (1) Write spelling words ten times each in cursive and write a sentence for each. The words are adventure, arrangement, complicated, creature, and daughter. (2) Do the study guide for chapter 1 of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. (3) Do “Same Perimeter, Different Area” on pages 368 - 369 in the math book. Also do “Area by Design” on the back.

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