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Classroom Phone: 602 896 5443
Ms. Reicks' email address: pam.reicks@wesdschools.org
Please be sure to check Parent Vue regularly in order to keep track of your child's grades.  In middle school, students will receive a letter grade in Art, unlike elementary school.  If you need help with Parent Vue, please call the office at 602-896-5400.  You may also email me and ask for an electronic copy of your child's progress report.  I do not send hard copies home unless requested.  This decision is in order to be both financially and environmentally friendly.

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CURRENT PROJECTS:
Week of 4/3:
AZMerit Testing continues on Monday and Tuesday.  This week's testing will cover Math.
In Art, 7th grade will choose landscape photographs and lightly sketch them out onto watercolor paper.
8th graders will practice different watercolor pencil techniques and  choose landscape photographs and sketch them onto paper.  Both grades will then color in their landscape sketches with watercolor paint (7th graders) or watercolor pencils (8th graders) using techniques they learned in class previously.  
ALL STUDENTS should be working on their INDEPENDENT cartoon projects on their own time, as it will be due the first week of May and is worth a lot of points.
Week of 3/27:
This is the beginning of the last quarter of the 16-17 school year!  
This week, we will review concepts learned so far.
Tuesday-Thursday will be AZMerit testing.  Friday will be a make up day.
Week of 3/20:
SPRING BREAK!
Week of 3/13:
7th grade will be learning and practicing watercolor techniques
8th graders will be completing social change project using linoleum blocks and gouges.  Our social change subjects will come from hsus.org unless a student or parent objects or presents a different idea to be approved by Ms. Reicks.  Friday is the LAST DAY OF 3rd Quarter!  All work must be turned in by Thursday, 3/16!
Week of 3/6:
7th grade will be completing Notan projects.
8th graders will be continue social change project using linoleum blocks and gouges.  Our social change subjects will come from hsus.org unless a student or parent objects or presents a different idea to be approved by Ms. Reicks.
Week of 2/27:
7th grade will be starting Notan projects.
8th graders will be starting social change project using linoleum blocks and gouges.  Our social change subjects will come from hsus.org unless a student or parent objects or presents a different idea to be approved by Ms. Reicks.
Week of 2/21:
All Repousse Projects due Tuesday
Any projects turned in after Tuesday, 2/21 will be considered late and will lose points for each day lat UNLESS you come in at lunch and/or homeroom to work on your project.  If you come in at lunch or homeroom to work on your project, you will not lose any points for turning it in late.
7th grade will be starting Notan projects.
8th graders will be starting social change project using linoleum blocks and gouges.  Our social change subjects will come from hsus.org unless a student or parent objects or presents a different idea to be approved by Ms. Reicks.
Week of 2/6:
Early Dismissal Wed-Fri.
Parent Teacher Conferences Tuesday, 4-7 and Friday, 5-8.
Bellwork: Elements of Art: Textures and Space
Aluminum Repousse Project
Week of 1/30:
Bellwork: Elements of Art: Textures and Space
Color Theory sheet or testColor Theory-Color Wheel
Line-Wire Sculpture Projects due
Week of 1/23:
Bellwork: Elements of Art: Color
Color Theory-Color Wheel
Line-Wire Sculpture Projects
Week of 1/16:
MLK DAY-NO SCHOOL MONDAY
Bellwork: Elements of Art: Color
District Pre-Test
Color Theory-Color Wheel
Line-Wire Sculpture Projects
Seeking donations of any gauge aluminum or copper wire, embellishments that can be threaded with wire, such as beads and/or buttons, soda can tabs, etc.  
Also looking for blocks of wood or heavy styrofoam, or something similar that could  be used as armature bases for our sculptures.
Google "wire sculptures" and click on images in the search for ideas.
We'd also love to borrow wire working tools like wire strippers/cutters, snippers, pliers (needle nose, long nose, diagonal cutter, bent nose, end nipper, flat nose, etc.).  Please be sure your name is on anything that you'd like to have returned.  Thank you!
Week of 1/9:
Bellwork-set up sketchbooks for sketching/drawing and notetaking
Design Portfolios
Elements of Art: Line

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