The Creative Process
Creativity has certainly dominated the last few weeks in 3C. We have been so lucky to have so much time, space and support to really explore our artistic urges and ideas. A big thank you once again to all the TIS teachers, parents and friends who have helped to inspired the G3 students.
G3 have been looking at ways in which we can express ourselves using poetry. We have been exploring how to share memories and stories through using haikus, limericks, rhyming couplets, acrostics and shape poems too. It has been a really interesting to try and connect our memories and central idea to poetry, especially ones that follow a set pattern and groups of rhymes.
Sythesis - Thinking Skill
Synthesis is the thought process of simplifying many ideas into one main idea or system. So, this has been a really important part of our work in this unit, as we all started out with many ideas (from our original memory scrools), but we have had to synthesise to come up with one piece of art and a clear message that we want our audience to take away after viewing the art.
We used the 'Visible Thinking' headline technique, to tryt and simplify our message into a small and catchy headline below. These headlines have then guided our projects and kept us focused on what we want to convery through our art.
Our 'Expression Exbition' was a huge success. The level of discussion, debate and interpretation on the different pieces of art was very impressive to watch. The children were able to talk about the creative process that they went through, their influences and the emotional connections they were trying to convey through their work.
"The word Navroz has been derived from the Persian Nav and Roz – Nav meaning new and Roz day, respectively. As a whole, Navroz means the new day of the year. The tradition marks the first day of the spring or equinox and the beginning of the New Year in the Persian calendar. It is celebrated on the day of the astronomical Northward Equinox which falls accurately on the 21st of March every year. "(source - http://www.chitraltoday.net)
As we will be away during the holidays on the 21st, TIS decided to celebrate Navroz this week. And, in particular, celebrate our wonderful local staff who work so hard to make TIS such a safe, happy and stimulating place to go to school.
A giant plov was made as the center piece to our celebrations. Our Navroz assembly also included traditional songs, dances and games!
'How We Express Ourselves' - The end?
Well, whilst it may be the end of the allocated unit time, I really don't think that the work we have been doing or expressing ourselves will ever finish as such. The children will, I am sure, continue to create, express and show an interest in all the wonderful art that exists around us in Tashkent. This unit will hopefully be the catalyst towards your child developing a life long love towards the arts!
TWITTER - 200 party
G3 celebrated the last day of term with a blue Twitter themed party to celebrate getting over 200 followers. The class have really enjoyed creating tweets these last few months and the process of writing tweets has been great at improving how we synthesis and summarise our learning. It has also been such fun to connect with and to look at the inquiries taking place in other schools from around the world!
Growth Mindset of the Week
It has been an incredibly busy few weeks of creativity and expression in G3. I think we are now all ready for a nice 'break' (or 'belini' as 3C now call it - ask your children about this), to rest and maybe reflect upon all our exciting recent learning.
Have a safe and relaxing holiday. I look forward to welcoming your kids back on Monday 27th March for a wonderful new unit exploring 'How the World Works'.
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