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Welcome to Ms. Sindone’s Class Page!

Make sure to scroll down and make sure you are completing all of the Art and Handwriting work!!

You may contact me at Lsindone@olgcahb.org.

 

***** For grades 2-8, all the assignments going forward please go to GOOGLE CLASSROOM. There will be one class for Art and a separate class for Handwriting. This should be easier for everyone to keep track of all assignments. You will upload all your work straight to Google Classroom when it is completed.  *****

For Art the class code is: l7w2mto

For Handwriting the class code is: qo5j3qw

 
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!
 
*****Kindergarten and 1st Grade assignments will continue to be posted here on the class page!*****
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Art Projects for June 16, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
For our last art class, we will be making Father’s Day cards for your dads or father figures in your lives.
 
What you will need:
  • White construction paper
  • Blue construction paper
  • Paint – any color you like (you may use crayons or makers if you do not have paint)
  • Green paint
  • Red paint or red marker
  • Yellow marker
  • Black marker
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Take your blue construction paper and cut it so that it looks like there are waves (cut off about 1/4 from the top) and glue it to your white construction paper
  • Use your paint to cover your whole hand and transfer it to your ‘water’ (blue paper) and let it dry. (If you do not have paint you may trace your hand with a pencil and then color it in with crayons or markers)
  • Use green paint and a paintbrush or your finer and draw sea grass on the bottom of the paper (you may use crayons or markers if you do not have paint)
  • While waiting for your paint to dry use your yellow marker and draw a sun in the top corner of your paper and use your black marker to draw some birds
  • Next, use your black marker to draw a hook and line in front of the fish
  • Once your paint is dry, use your black marker to draw an eye and either a red marker or red paint to draw little lips on the fish
  • Lastly, write the words ‘I’m hooked on Dad/Daddy’ or personalize it for a special father figure in your life (I’m hooked on _____)

I have attached a photo of what the finished product will look like.

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Art Projects for the Week of June 9, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
This week we will be making peacocks using construction paper!
 
What you will need:
  • Yellow construction paper
  • Blue construction paper
  • Yellow construction paper
  • White construction paper
  • Crayons, colored pencils or markers
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Use your green construction paper and cut out thin strips (get a parent’s help if needed) – these will be the feathers
  • Then use the cut out I have provided for you and cut out the body and feet
  • Trace the body onto your blue construction paper and the feet onto yellow construction paper and cut them out
  • Take you strips and glue the ends together – this will create a 3-D loop
  • Once they are all glued you are going to glue them to your white paper in the shape of an arch or half circle
  • Then draw your eyes on the the top smaller circle of the body and glue a little piece of yellow construction paper in the shape of a triangle underneath for the beak
  • Lastly, glue the body on top of the feet and feathers

I have attached a photo of each step and the final product and also the cut out for the feet and body of your peacock.

Cutout (click to access) : Peacock Cutout

 

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Art Projects for the Week of June 2, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
This week we will be doing something a little different. We are going to be getting some fresh air and using our sidewalks and chalk to create our art. 
 

What you will need:

  • Chalk
  • Camera/Phone

Directions:

  • Use your chalk to create a cool picture – anything you like! 
  • Then take a photo next your work and send it to me

I have attached a few examples of some of the creativeness I have found online. 
*I know some of you may live in an apartment. If you are not allowed to draw outside your building please let me know. 

*** Make sure to have parent supervision when outside doing this project ***

 
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Art Projects for the Week of May 26, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
This week we will be making toilet paper roll ladybugs!
 
What you will need:
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Black paint
  • 2 Little White Pieces of Paper for the Eyes

Directions:

  • Paint your toilet paper roll black and let it dry (If you do not have paint you may use black construction paper to cover the roll)
  • Next, cut out a medium sized circle a little smaller than the size of your toilet paper roll – these will be your ladybug’s wings
  • Cut the circle in half
  • Cut out small circles on your black construction paper. These will be the spots on your ladybug. They can all be the same size different sizes – however you would like to do it.
  • Glue the black spots all over your ladybug’s wings
  • Now, you are going to glue the wings to your toilet paper roll – leave some room at the top for the eyes
  • Cut out 2 white circles for the eyes and use a marker to draw black dots inside for the pupils. Glue these to the top of your toilet paper roll
  • Lastly, cut out 2 little strips of black construction paper for the antennaes and glue them to the inside at the top of your ladybug

All done! I hope you all have fun creating your little ladybugs!

I have attached a photo of the finished product. This will be due next Tuesday June 2.

 
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Art Projects for the Week of May 19, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
This week we will be making octopuses!
 
What you need:
  • Construction paper (2 or 3 colors – your choice)
  • White construction paper
  • Straw
  • White paint
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Directions:

  • Use your construction paper to cut out long strips  ( you may use 2 different colors for this if you’d like)
  • Take another piece of construction paper and cut out the shape of an octopus head (I have attached a sample for you)
  • Once done, glue as many strips as you can fit to the bottom of your octopus head
  • Cut out 2 big circles on your white paper. These will be used as the eyes
  • Glue the eyes to the Octopus towards the bottom. Leave more room on top. Once done use a black marker to draw the pupils in the eyes
  • Use a pen pr pencil the help roll your tentacles. This will give them a little bit of a curl
  • Last, take your straw and dip it in your white paint and transfer to your octopus’ head. Do this all over
  • Let dry

I have attached a photo of what the finished product should look like. This is due next Tuesday May 26. Have fun!!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

 

 
 
 
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Art Projects for the Week of May 12, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 
 

This week we will be going on a little nature walk. I want you all to go in your backyards or around your block and pick up any leaves or flowers you like or find pretty. Get as many as you can! We are going to use these to create a beautiful painting. This is due next week, Tuesday May 19.What you will need:

  • Your leaves/flowers
  • Paint (if you do not have paint I have attached a recipe for you to make your own using household items or you can use watercolor markers, colored pencils or crayons) 
  • Paper
  • Paint brush

Directions: 

Method 1 – Paint

  • Take your leaves and flowers and paint them on the front side whatever colors you like (use multiple colors !) 
  • Then transfer it to your paper to create a collage of leaves that covers the whole paper
  • Let dry

Method 2 – Markers

If you are using markers, use the same process as you would with paint. It should transfer easily to your paper

Method 3 – Crayons or Colored Pencils

If you are using crayons or colored pencils, the process will be slightly different:

  • You will lay all your leaves and/or flowers flat on a table with the front side facing up (you may want to scotch tape them to the table so they don’t move)
  • Arrange them in the way you want them to appear on your paper
  • Then place your paper on top 
  • With your crayons or colored pencils you will color on top of where your leaves are and you will see the pattern of the leaves come through the paper

I have attached pictures below of what each method looks like.

 
Have Fun!!
 
 
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Art Projects for the Week of May 5, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)
 

We are going to be making strawberry handprints for Mother’s Day. 

What you need:

  • A piece of construction paper the color of your choosing
  • Red paint
  • Black paint
  • Green paint
  • Paint brush (or anything you can use to paint with)

Directions:

  • Use your red paint to cover your entire hand and transfer it to a blank piece of paper. Your palm will be the top of your strawberry and your fingers will be the bottom
  • Once the handprint dries a little bit, use your black paint to draw little dots (seeds) all over your hand print
  • Then use your green paint and draw a little stem and some leaves on top
  • When your art dries completely, use a marker to write:

        “I love you BERRY much, Mom! Happy Mother’s Day!” 

            Love, ‘your name’

    You can customize this depending on who you are making it for but make sure to      

           add the ‘BERRY’ in there as it fits with the craft. 

I have attached a simple recipe on the next page for paint in case you do not have any and a picture of what the final project should look like! 

 

HAVE FUN!! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Art Projects for the Week of April 28, 2020 (Kindergarten & 1st Grade)

This week we will be making frogs!

What you will need:

  • Paper Plate
  • Green Paint
  • Green Construction Paper
  • White Construction Paper
  • Black Construction Paper
  • Red Construction Paper
  • Glue 

Directions:

  • Paint the back of your paper plate green and let it dry
  • Next trace both your hands onto green construction paper and cut them out. Glue them to the bottom back of the plate (these will be the legs)
  • Next cut out 2 big white circles for the eyes and glue them to the top of the plate (they should be half on/half off the plate) 
  • Then cut out 2 smaller black circles for the pupils and stick them to the bottom middle of the big white circles
  • Cut out a crescent moon shape on black construction paper for the mouth and glue it onto the plate
  • Draw 2 little dots next to each other for the nose/nostrils
  • Then cut out a strip of red construction paper and roll it around a pencil or pen to create a bouncy look. Glue that on top of the mouth

All Done! I have attached a photo of the finished product for your reference! 

 
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Handwriting for Thursday April 23, 2020

2nd Grade

Please complete worksheet V – Uppercase and Lowercase. this is due next Thursday, April 30.  Uppercase V Lowercase V

3rd & 4th Grade

Please complete the worksheet ‘The Thirteen Colonies’ and the worksheet ‘About Your state’. Remember everything must be written in cursive. This is due next Thursday, April 30. The Thirteen Colonies About Your State

5th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet W,X & Y. Practice on the worksheet and then complete each letter 3 times each. This is due next Thursday, April 30.  W, X, Y

6th & 7th Grade

We are going to start practicing how to write each month in calligraphy. This week we will be doing January, February and March. Take your time doing it!! Go slow and make sure you are connecting your letters. If you need to trace mine a few times to get the hang of it feel free, however I want you to try to do it on your own TWICE. This is due next Thursday, April 30.  Jan, Feb, March

8th Grade

We are going to start practicing how to write each month in calligraphy. This week we will be doing January, February and March. Take your time doing it!! Go slow and make sure you are connecting your letters. If you need to trace mine a few times to get the hang of it feel free, however I want you to try to do it on your own TWICE. This is due next Thursday, April 30.  Jan, Feb, March

 

********** FOR ALL GRADES LEARNING CALLIGRAPHY (5TH-8TH) I HAVE UPLOADED EACH LETTER FOR YOU IN CASE YOU DO NOT HAVE THEM SAVED FROM CLASS. USE THESE AS A REFERENCE IF YOU CAN’T REMEMBER HOW TO DRAW A LETTER. **********

A, B, C D, E, F G, H, I K, L, M N, O, P Q, R, S T, U, V W, X, Y Letter Z 

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Art for the week of April 21. 2020

Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade & 4th Grade

Tomorrow is Earth Day! So for this week I would like for you do a fun project in honor of our planet.

What you will need:

  • Paper plate
  • Skin colored construction paper (if you do not have, feel free to use any color you please or you can use white and color it)
  • Blue and green paint
  • Red construction paper (if you do not have feel free to use white and color it)
  • Glue stick or any glue available
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors

Directions:

  • Paint your paper plate with blue and green patches to look like the earth. Let it dry.
  • Trace both your hands onto construction paper and cut them out
  • Once your paper plate is dry, glue the end of the palms of the cut out hands onto each side of the BACK of the plate
  • Then glue the fingers over the top FRONT of the plate
  • Use the red construction paper to cut out a heart and glue it in the center of the plate

I have attached a photo for your reference of what it should look like. If you have any questions please feel free to email me! This will be due next week, Tuesday April 28.

 

5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade & 8th Grade

Tomorrow is Earth Day! I thought we could take a break from learning how to draw facial features and do a fun project that celebrates our wonderful planet.

What you will need:

  • A print out of the earth. I have attached one for you.
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • Cupcake liners (if you do not have feel free to use coffee filters, construction paper or whatever you have on hand)
  • Any color construction paper for the background
  • Green construction paper for the leaves (or you can draw these straight onto the paper)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Straws (Green construction paper will be fine if you do not have straws)

Directions:

  • Start but coloring your earth template blue and green and cut them out
  • Then flatten your cupcake liner and fold it in half. Then fold it 3 more times. after you will use your scissors and round out the top. You will need to do this with 4 cupcake liners (Each flower will need 2) ****if you are using coffee filters you will use the same process as the cupcake liners. if you are using construction paper you will need to draw 4 flowers with just petals and cut them out****
  • After cutting, glue your two cupcake liners together, just the middles, one on top of the other
  • Then glue your colored earth in the middle
  • Next, glue your straw or or a strip of green construction paper onto the background paper.
  • Then glue your flower on top of that. Make sure to only glue the middle so the petals look 3-D
  • Then cut out leaves and glue them on or simply draw them

I have attached pictures for your reference. If there is any confusion or if you have any questions, please feel free to email me! This will be due next week, Tuesday April 28.

 

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Art for the week of April 7, 2020

Kindergarten & 1st Grade

We will be painting sunflowers this week! All you need is paint and a fork (If you do not have paint, I will be uploading a simple recipe on how to make your own at the end of today’s lessons). The colors you will need are yellow, orange, brown and green. You will dip your fork in the yellow paint and using strokes as you would a paintbrush, you will creating your petals. you will be starting in the middle and work your way out. Once all the yellow is done you will do the same with the orange. Once the petals are done you will take your brown paint and using your finger create dots in the middle of your flower. Use your green paint to draw a stem and leaf and voila! (I have attached a photo for your reference). This is due Tuesday, April 21.

 

2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade

Today we will be learning how to draw an ice cream cone! all you need is a pencil and either crayons or colored pencils. I have attached a step by step video and also a photo for your reference. This is due Tuesday, April 21.  https://youtu.be/oNq43sqywuI

 

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

This week we will be learning how to draw lips. I have attached an instructional video for you to watch to show you step by step and techniques to use to make them look realistic. Unfortunately, on my ipad I am unable to draw all the little details that are required so this video is made by a third party. It is a little bit long but very thorough and informative. Again, these don’t have to be perfect! Just try your best!! This is due Tuesday, April 21.

https://youtu.be/FoQxIgBTCNE

 

 

****For anyone who does not have paint at home, here is a recipe for a homemade one****

 

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Handwriting Classwork/Homework for Thursday April 2, 2020

2nd Grade

Please complete worksheet U. Since we do not have classes on Thursday, April 9, this will be due next WEDNESDAY, April 8. Uppercase U Lowercase U 

3rd & 4th Grade

Now that we have finished with every letter in the alphabet, we are going to practice our handwriting skills. Please write a paragraph (5 or more sentences) in script about some things you enjoy doing during this time to keep busy and what you are thankful for. You may refer back to all of your letter packets if you need help. Since we do not have classes on Thursday, April 9, this will be due next WEDNESDAY, April 8.

5th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet T, U & V. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. Since we do not have classes on Thursday, April 9, this will be due next WEDNESDAY, April 8. T, U, V

6th & 7th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letter Z.  Do it 3 times each. Once you finish letter Z, use your letter worksheets as a reference to write your name in calligraphy. Remember to connect each letter. If you are having trouble with this please email me. Since we do not have classes on Thursday, April 9, this will be due next WEDNESDAY, April 8. Letter Z

8th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letter Z.  Do it 3 times each. Once you finish letter Z, use your letter worksheets as a reference to write your name in calligraphy. Remember to connect each letter. If you are having trouble with this please email me. Since we do not have classes on Thursday, April 9, this will be due next WEDNESDAY, April 8. Letter Z

 

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Art for the week of March 31, 2020

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

Please continue your bunny/chick toilet paper roll craft if you haven’t already. (Scroll down to see the photo)

 

3rd & 4th Grade

You will be drawing a picture of a daffodil. I have attached the photo for you to see and also an instructional video I created for you of the step by step drawing process. Try your best to follow along and make sure to color everything in! Once finished, you can email me a picture of it. It is due next week, Tuesday, April 7. Have fun! https://youtu.be/vkcGGn9QoPs

 

5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Grade

Starting this week we will be learning how to draw facial features. Each week will be a different part of the face to prepare us to draw self portraits at a later date. This week we are starting with the nose – a generalized version (once we do self portraits everyone’s nose will look different). You will be learning how to draw a front facing view and a profile view. I have attached an instructional video for you to follow along with. In the video I go step by step and tried to make it as easy as possible for you. Draw each one and email it to me. This will be due next week, Tuesday, April 7. Remember, they don’t have to be perfect, just try your best!

https://youtu.be/CLPnxMqyB2s

https://youtu.be/G78SsLCUrpA

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Handwriting Classwork/Homework for Thursday March 26, 2020

  • All worksheets will be scanned in next to your assignment.
  • You will scan your completed work or take a picture of it and email it to me at: Lsindone@olgcahb.org by 9:00am the following Thursday. Like always, you all have ONE WEEK to complete each assignment.

2nd Grade

Please complete worksheet T. Uppercase and Lowercase.  Uppercase T Lowercase T

3rd & 4th Grade

Please complete worksheets Y and Z. Uppercase and Lowercase. Uppercase Y Lowercase Y Uppercase Z Lowercase Z

5th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters Q, R & S. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. Q, R, S

6th & 7th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters W, X & Y. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. W, X, Y

8th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters W, X & Y. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. W, X, Y

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Art for the Week of March 24, 2020

Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd Grade

We will be making Easter chicks/bunnies out of toilet paper rolls! You may use paint or anything else you have to color the roll. Then use items you can find in your house to assemble them (mostly paper is used). I have attached a photo of what they should resemble. You can choose which one you would like to do! These will be due April 7. HAVE FUN!!  

 

3rd, 4th & 5th Grade

This week we will be painting tulips using a fork. All that is needed is a piece of paper, paint and a fork. You will dip the back of the fork in different colored paints (any colors you have) and then place the fork on your paper creating what will look like a tulip. I have attached a photo of the finished product (the top photo shows the flowers drawn in a vase and the bottom without – you may do it however you like). This will be due next week, Tuesday March 31. HAVE FUN!

 

6th, 7th & 8th Grade

This week will be constructing flowers. It is a really simple project that uses paper and glue. You will take a piece of paper (or more depending how many you can fit) into thin strips. Then you will glue one end of each strip together on another piece of paper (you can use construction paper if you have it as the background sheet). Then you will form a loop and glue the other end of the strip to the center. This created a 3-D looking flower. Do a few of them to fill up your paper. I have attached a picture for you to better understand the instruction. This is due next week, Tuesday March 31. HAVE FUN!

 

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Handwriting Classwork/Homework for Thursday March 19, 2020

  • All worksheets will be scanned in next to your assignment.
  • You will scan your completed work or take a picture of it and email it to me at: Lsindone@olgcahb.org by 9:00am the following Thursday. Like always, you all have ONE WEEK to complete each assignment.

2nd Grade

Please complete worksheets with letters R and S. Uppercase and Lowercase. Uppercase R Lowercase R Uppercase S Lowercase S

3rd and 4th Grade

Please complete worksheet with letters W and X. Uppercase and Lowercase. Uppercase W Lowercase W Uppercase X Lowercase X

5th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters N, O and P. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. N, O, P

6th and 7th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters T, U and V. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. T, U, V

8th Grade

Please complete calligraphy worksheet with letters T, U and V. Practice each letter slowly, one step at a time as I have shown you. Do them 3 times each as we have been doing in class. T, U, V

 

 

 

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