The Winning Twenty Jaguar!

Congratulations to Juhee! Her design for the “Twenty Jaguar” earned the most votes.  In fact her design won 204 of 413 votes!

Winning Twenty Design, submitted by Juhee

The other honorable mention designers were Victoria, Chikako, Chrisitian, and Jieun.  Congratulations for being selected among the top five designers from the 5th grade.  The 5th grade really showed their stuff during this competition.  What a talented group of artists and role models for our younger students!

Victoria, Honorable Mention

Chikako, Honorable Mention

Christian, Honorable Mention

Jieun, Honorable Mention

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The Winning Ten Jaguar!

Congratulations to HyeJin! Her design for the “Ten Jaguar” earned the most votes.

Winning Ten Design, submitted by HyeJin

Mariah’s design earned only 15 votes less.  That was a close race!

Mariah's design was a very close second.

The other honorable mention designers were Autumn, Brandon, and Jenna.  Congratulations for being selected as one of the top five designers from the 4th grade.

Autumn, Honorable Mention

Brandon, Honorable Mention

Jenna, Honorable Mention

 

 

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More New Stratton Money, the Five Jaguars!

Students in 2nd and 3rd grade designed the “five jaguars.”  Again, Ms. Ciaccio and Mr. West had the difficult task of choosing the top 5 designs. 3rd graders Amiya, Miho, Amari, Niki, and Dayoung were the winning designers.  When the Stratton students and staff voted for their favorite design, Amiya’s design came out on top with 41% of the 402 votes. Congratulations, Amiya!

The Winning Design for the Five Jaguars, submitted by Amiya

Submitted by Miho, Honorable Mention

Submitted by Amari, Honorable Mention

Submitted by Niki, Honorable Mention

Submitted by Dayoung, Honorable Mention

 

Another job well done, Stratton students! Friday, Feb. 10th we will be voting for the winning 10 Jaguars and 20 Jaguars.  Stay tuned for the final results!

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New Stratton Money, the One Jaguar Design!

Students in kindergarten and 1st grade designed the “one jaguar.”  Ms. Ciaccio and Mr. West had the difficult task of choosing the top 5 designs. 1st graders Chau, Jiya, JunHyuk, Gage, and Christopher were the winning designers.  When the Stratton students and staff voted for their favorite design, Chau’s design came out on top with 45% of the 401 votes. Congratulations, Chau!

Winning design for the One Jaguar, submitted by Chau

Submitted by Jiya, Honorable Mention

Submitted by JunHyuk, Honorable Mention

Submitted by Gage, Honorable Mention

Submitted by Christopher, Honorable Mention

Congratulations to all who submitted designs and voted!

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Winning Money Name: JAGUARS!

The students at Stratton have been busy voting on the Stratton currency. First they started by deciding what the paper money should be called. All students had a chance to submit a name that would replace the word “dollar.” Then the top two names from each grade level went to the final round where the entire school voted on their favorite name.

Ballot

The winning name was Jaguars! This name was submitted by several students at Stratton. The credit goes to the 3rd graders who submitted the name. This is because they are the grade level that voted it into the top 10 names. The runner up name was Stratton Swagger (submitted by Kania).

Congratulations to Trey, Riana, Deep, Riley, Grace, Amiya, Quinn, Hyun Woo, Marlen, Meshyalah, and Anthony B. for submitting the name Jaguar!

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Stratton Money

Stratton is now a MicroSociety.  This means that they we will have our own economy, which means we will have our own Stratton money.  Students are designing what they think our money should look like.

  • 5th graders will design the 20
  • 4th graders will design the 10
  • 3rd and 2nd graders will design the 5
  • 1st and Kindergartners will design the 1

Before we started designing we did some research.  We examined US dollars  through the Federal Bureau of Printing and Engraving. Then we examined what money looks like in other countries.  Students were particularly interested in money from around the world! I found this website to help us. Ron Wise’s Banknote World.  It has a great collection of older money as well as more recent bank notes.  Enjoy!

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Stratton art class! The year is off to a great start. The first day of art class was spent reviewing expectations and decorating our folders. The folders will go home at the end of the school year filled with artwork and sketches.

All of classes have begun their first project of the year. Here is what they have been working on:

Kindergarteners have drawn self portraits and have explored making lines with various art supplies.

1st graders have learned the difference between 2D and 3D.  They are folding and rolling strips of paper to create wild and exciting roller coasters.

2nd graders have been learning about insects in their classrooms.  Students are able to apply this knowledge in art by creating a insect with an attitude! 

3rd graders are learning about weaving and will create their own piece of cloth using yarn. Here is a short history about Kente cloth.

4th graders are reviewing the elements of art; line, shape, color/value, pattern/texture, and space.  They are using all of these elements to create an abstract composition.

5th graders are beginning a unit on photography.  They have made photograms.  Photograms are photos made without a camera.  Check out some of Maholy-Nagy’s photograms or Man Ray’s Rayographs. Students will soon  take digital photographs. A special thanks to the Stratton PTA for providing digital cameras!  Students will also analyze the photographs of several notable photographers. 

 

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