Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade Collaborative Butterfly Mosaic

Fourth graders worked collaboratively to create this butterfly mosaic for Children's Hospital of Troy. The image was chosen because of its symbolism for healing and transformation and its representation of joy and happiness. In support of the Healing Arts Program acknowledging art as being an important part of delivering care, not just decoration we are thrilled to present this work and be a part of the program's belief that "It takes a Village to Heal a Child".

 Butterfly mosaic for Children's Hospital

Butterfly mosaic for Children's Hospital

 Fourth grade, Miss Caruso, and Mr. Beattie proudly displaying the Butterfly mosaic. 

Fourth grade, Miss Caruso, and Mr. Beattie proudly displaying the Butterfly mosaic. 

 Children's Hospital of Troy

Children's Hospital of Troy

Fourth Grade My Green School Art Contest 2016 

Fourth graders participated in the My Green School Art Contest. We looked at some inspiring youth from around the globe to see what they are doing to help their school and the planet!

Boyan Slat, a Dutch inventor from the Netherlands began his crusade and founded the organization The Ocean Clean Up when he was just 16 years old!

Can a bunch of Australian school kids really change the world in five minutes a day? This class of primary students demonstrate over the course of a week that it only takes five minutes a day to make a positive impact—from recycling to planting fruit and veggies and telling jokes. 

Green School, Bali, Indonesia. A community of learners making our world sustainable.

Congratulations to Fourth grade artist Olivia who won first place in the state level of the 2016 My Green School Art Contest sponsored by the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter. Olivia's work is on the way to Lancing to be displayed at the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Fair in June. Well done Olivia!

 Congratulations Olivia!

Congratulations Olivia!

 1st place in the 2016 "My Green School Art Contest" hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter

1st place in the 2016 "My Green School Art Contest" hosted by the U.S. Green Building Council, Detroit Regional Chapter

Fourth Grade Mixed Up Puzzle Squares

Mixed up Puzzle Squares. Students designed a four-piece continuous composition with a focused theme of a specific subject matter that was repeated. During our brainstorming students came up with such examples as sports, animals, nature, technology, hobbies, and activities. Separate objects were drawn onto the four inner overlapping sides and then the puzzle squares were rotated in order to repeat imagery on all sides. By doing so these added images offered individual but not overall solutions to the puzzle, as there was only one way to complete it correctly. Students had the opportunity to solve each others puzzles during planning and after production. This served as both a formative and summative assessment.   

Learning Objectives:

  • Engineering and problem solving skills through maintaining only one puzzle solution with additional possible distractions
  • Preplanning by coming up with original design and then repeating additional imagery
  • Craftsmanship through attention to detail in lining up objects through shape and color

Fourth Grade Monoprint Printmaking

Students learned how to make monoprints by using tempera paint and miscellaneous tools for mark making on the table as a printing plate. Monoprinting is a process whereby only one print is pulled from the printing plate. This can be modified for any grade level or ability.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Experience a variety of mark making techniques
  • Learning the concept of monoprint monotype (one print from a plate)
  • Understanding of reverse imagery