Thursday, April 27, 2017

Revealed flower kusudama

Second students successfully created this complex origami model!  It took her 2 weeks to complete!  Talk about persistence!  She is already researching for the next one!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

More choice based projects in action.

Students sitting next to each other working on papier mache elephant or a painting.  Clay "Krusty Krab" being made rigghgt next to a permanent ink drawing of an anchor.  Individualized plans! Student directed content and material!  Yay!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Choice based =rigorous!

With the freedom to choose subject matter and materials, some students have really taken on the task as a challenge.  this large kusudama is a design called "Revealed Flower Kusudama".  This student has been working nonstop over the last month trying to make it a reality!  I had a model I created several years ago, and using directions from online, the example, patience and persistence, he has the functioning model!  By pulling apart the pyramids, you reveal an entirely new model.  Very difficult and I am so proud of him!