Happy New Year!
Today was our walking field trip to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. After the weekend rain, the weather was cool and perfect for our stroll. We arrived a little early, so the class went to explore Levitated Mass, the massive sculpture by Michael Heizer.
Some students attempt to lift the 340 ton boulder.
We also took a look at Urban Light, the iconic collection of light posts.
Once inside the museum, we were split into several groups. The group I went with focused on art and personal identity. We looked as and discussed some iconic works including Cliff Dwellers by George Bellows,
David Hockney’s Mulholland Drive,
and Roberto Matta’s enormous Burn, Baby, Burn.
One of the favorites, quite predictably, of all the groups was Penetrable by Jesus Soto. How can you not like interactive art?
Homework: (1) Write all spelling words twice in cursive and write sentences for words 1-5. (2) Match spelling words and definitions. A dictionary will help here. These will be the definitions used on Friday’s test. (3) Do the Addition and Subtraction of Fractions worksheet. (4) Do the Base Words and Syllables worksheet. (5) Make a picture of the favorite work from today’s trip and write a short paragraph about the work and why you like it.