Friday, January 30, 2009

Art Is Finger Lickin' Good!

Third graders learned about color theory by mixing colored icing on graham crackers.  Using one side of the cracker as a palette, the students began by mixing the three primary colors of icing to make secondary colors.  They then added more of the primary colors to make intermediate colors. They continued exploring a variety of color combinations then painted an impressionistic painting on the other side of their graham cracker. After admiring and sharing their "masterpieces"  they ate them. Art is not only fun - it tastes good!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

School Board Recognizes Chaffee Trail

Chaffee Trail was recognized by the school board at the January 2009 meeting for winning first place (community vote) in the annual Superintendent's Book of the Month Quilt contest.  Pictured are School Board member Stan Jordan, Chaffee Trail principal, Beverly Walker, and Art teacher Terry Woodlief along with officials from the Greater Jacksonville Fair, sponsor of the annual competition.