MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL AREA ASSIGNMENTS (RL)

Week 7: May 18 – 22, 2020

ART

ALL STUDENTS:

Two types of drawing prompts:

MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT: Still Life

Click here for materials & instructions >>

MUSIC

  1. My Music- Choose your favorite band/artist and one song from that artist to share with me. Tell me what you like and why you chose this song. Only requirement- must be an appropriate choice.
  2. Beepbox- Create a composition and share it with me.

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Check out the  new movement checklist for May
  2. Check out this Make Your Own Exercise Dice Game and then have fun working out at home!

TECHNOLOGY

Intermediate and Middle School – Complete 30 minutes of nitrotype.com. Log in through your google account and link your account to a friends username to race each other!

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 6: May 11 – 15, 2020

MUSIC

  1. Those of you who love to create beepbox songs- Create a composition and share it with me.
  2. CLICK HERE to go to Melody Maker – click on the word launch and create a melody and or rhythm composition. Share with me. 

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Check out the  new movement checklist for May
  2. It’s time to dance! Check out this tutorial video to learn a short hip hop routine to Ariana Grande’s Seven Rings. After you have mastered the routine, jump over to this video and perform with other kids.

TECHNOLOGY

Use the link https://flipgrid.com/cb8400b1. This will bring you to our school page where you will need to log into your Summit Google account. We will be using videos, art, and music projects to put together a school-wide video. The instructions are on the page! After you’ve finished with our Flipgrid, complete 30 minutes on typing.com.

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 5: May 4 – 8, 2020

ART - ALL GRADES

Make your own unique colored, textured papers!

Use this paper as one beautiful piece of art, or for all kinds of fun creations. Here are instructions for Marble Rolling, and Sponging & Dragging >>

Here are instructions for Mud Painting >>

ART

Louisville Visual Arts: Create a Zentangle Dreamcatcher

MATERIALS:

  • Anything you draw on (paper, cereal box)
  • Pencil, markers
  • 2-3 round objects of different sizes for tracing circles

INSTRUCTIONS >>

CLICK HERE to learn more about the history of the dreamcatcher.

MUSIC

The 1960’s introduced a group called The Beatles. Their music became known as the music that changed pop and rock music. Their album Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band was one of their most famous albums and was made into a movie. 

  1. Watch the following two YouTube videos. One is the original by the Beatles, the other is from the movie sung by the Bee Gees.
  2. Compare the two and share with me which one you like the best and why.

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Check out the  new movement checklist for May
  2. Here is a week’s worth of activities that you can enjoy as a family!

TECHNOLOGY

This week we’re exploring the ocean through code! Head to studio.code.org to get started on this cool project that will help you solve real world issues that the ocean is facing!

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 4: April 27 – May 1, 2020

ART

FOR ALL STUDENTS – CREATIVITY CHALLENGE >>

Donut Shop Challenge

MATERIALS:

  • White paper
  • Drawing materials (colored pencils, graphite pencils, eraser)

INSTRUCTIONS >>

donut-shop

MUSIC

The King of Rock and Roll in the 1950’s: Elvis Presley

Watch the biography and share with me one of your favorite Elvis Presley songs.

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Keep working through your April Movement Checklist.
  2. Check out this full body workout for kids and families. Can you get your parents to join you?

TECHNOLOGY

This week we’re going to work on some fun technology games/activities on pbs.org. Each of the projects take you through a 15-20 minute journey with different games and activities. Try to complete 3 different activities this week!

Here are some suggestions:

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 3: April 20-24, 2020

ART

FOR ALL STUDENTS & FAMILIES – yARTzee!!!

SPEED MUSEUM: Scratch-Off Art

MATERIALS:

  • Crayons or oil pastels
  • Paper
  • Paint brush
  • Various utensils (plastic fork, toothpick, chopstick)

INSTRUCTIONS >>

MUSIC

  1. Music from 1950’s Rock n Roll Era- choose a song from this era. Share with me the song, artist and what you liked most about it. Some of these songs have been done by artists of today. Share it with me if it has.
  2. Some if you I know have had music lessons. You have shared some songs in class. Choose one song to play and share it with me via video.

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Keep working through your April Movement Checklist.
  2. Is there a sport that you would like to learn more about or build your skills in? Check out Prime Coaching Sport on youtube. Choose a sport specific skill and drill playlist and have fun!

TECHNOLOGY

This week we’ll be making a Word Cloud piece of art!

CLICK HERE  to get started. Type at least a paragraph about your experience at home so far! How you feel about it, what you like, and what you don’t like. Then click create! You can change the fonts, shapes, and colors of your Word Cloud! Feel free to share them with me!

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 2: April 13-17, 2020

SPECIAL ART ASSIGNMENT

* ALL GRADES *
KINDNESS POSTER CHALLENGE 

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Make a poster
  2. Hang it in a window
  3. Share it on Facebook

Because “We are in this TOGETHER!”

Lettering ideas, example phrases, symbols of positivity >>

NO PAINT? NO WORRIES! Here are four ways to make paint at home:

ART

THE SCREAM

MATERIALS:

  • White paper
  • Drawing materials (colored pencils, graphite pencils, and eraser)
  • Paint
  • Paint palette or paper plate
  • Water container and paint brushes

INSTRUCTIONS >>

Google Arts & Culture: Edvard Munch >>

Gray Middleton – gmiddleton@summit-academy.org

MUSIC

  1. Google or YouTube songs from the 1920’s, Known as The Roaring 20’s. Pick one of the songs that you really like. Share the title and artist with Ms. Lynn and include why you chose this song. This can be done using video or via email.
  2. Learn a line dance – Boot Scootin’ Boogie or Watermelon Crawl. Send a video to Ms. Lynn via email.

Lynn Slaughter – lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.

  1. Keep working through your April Movement Checklist.
  2. Check out this HIIT exercise you can do at home just using paper plates!

TECHNOLOGY

For this week’s technology, let’s play a fun typing and music game.

Visit lyricstraining.com and choose any song that you like. A video will play of the song with the lyrics running across the bottom. At certain points in the song the lyrics will have a few dots instead of the correct word. It’s your job to type in the missing word! There are hundreds of songs on the website, try to do a different one each day!

Eliza Hill – ehill@summit-academy.org

Week 1: April 6-10, 2020

ART

CREATE YOUR BEDROOM

Materials:

  • Big Paper
  • Drawing materials (colored pencils, crayons, or markers)

Instructions

Have students illustrate and color in their own bedroom:

  1. Draw with pencil
  2. Color - they can choose crayons, colored pencils or markers

HAVE FUN!

MUSIC

What are you studying in social studies? Ancient Greece? The Renaissance? The American Revolution? Consider the time period you are studying. What important historical events or discoveries are occurring during this time period? What is the mood or feelings of the people living during this time period?

  • Choose a current, modern song (one that is being played on the radio now) that would make a good theme song for the time period you are studying.
  • Make a video of yourself discussing your song choice - why did you pick this song? How does it describe/represent the time period you are studying?

Alternative: Instead of choosing a time period, choose a famous historical person - a president, an explorer, etc.

  • Follow the same guidelines for choosing a theme song.
  • Make a video of yourself discussing why this song is a good theme song for the historical figure you chose.

Upload your videos to your Google Drive and then share them with Ms. Lynn lslaughter@summit-academy.org

P.E.
  1. Print off this April Movement checklist: DEAM - Drop Everything and Move. See how many of the activities you and your family can complete!
  2. Check out this Bottle Flip Chaos challenge video. How many points can you earn?
TECHNOLOGY
  • For this week’s technology project, we’ll be programming a Dance Party on code.org at https://studio.code.org/projects/dance. This will take you step by step through the project with instructional videos throughout. You won’t need a login for this activity, but if you want to create an account to keep track of progress, feel free! If you have an account you can also join my class using the class code “PNBBXT” which will allow me to see your project and help you with it!
  • In addition, complete 30 minutes on nitrotype.com over the course of the week.

Eliza Hill: ehill@summit-academy.org

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