Here are a few ideas …..when you have time on your hands……You will have to ask an adult for permission if it is you tube of course!
Thursday 28th May 2020
Bit late this morning folks….a few technology problems to say the least..! I apologise if the You Tube links are not live today , really not sure what the problem is…please just type them into the search engine if they are not…worth the effort.
This task is about observing and trying out various types of line making. Find someone in your household to do this with for more fun. You each need a soft pencil or crayon and a large bit of paper if you have it. Take turns at going first. Make a line of your choice going from one side to the other. Your partner then tries to duplicate that line on their sheet. Swap round and take turns. Try and be mindful of the line you are trying to produce. Try with lots of different line…fast/ slow, jagged/ soft, interrupted/ smooth etc. Also try changing the pressure , pushing down then releasing. Also…try using the side of your pencil/ crayon.
This kind of line possibility allows us to express ourselves in the language of mark making.
As you can see I did not have anyone to work with so I just did it myself!
Music-Ask Mrs Nickson to teach you this on the Boomwhackers!
you tube videoScoobie doo boomwhackers
As a follow up to the video ,you could have a wander about your house and find what sounds you can get from various objects? You could take a photo or video and send it back to you teacher who would forward it to me?
Sport- First of all if anyone is doing the #peepassolympics could you take any photos / videos and again send on to your teacher. Thank you.
This video is a MUST WATCH….really……! Danny McAskill is a guy from Skye ( see what I did there) and he has made a living travelling the world doing what he does on his bike. The music is great as well as it’s The Proclaimers! Health Warning: Do not try this on your bike.
Wednesday 27th May 2020
Art- Here’s a suggestion to develop your drawing this morning. ( I did this with the Hub pupils yesterday and they did very well. ) The whole point is to draw slowly, look and observe a lot and draw to the slow speed of your looking. Ok. So ….collect some small items from about the house, put them on a bit of paper and draw them . Simple! Try air drawing first, and whatever you do…do not worry about whether your drawing looks like the object…..it’s going through the process which is important here. I just used scrap wrapping paper and a biro ( byro?) pen. The shadows will change…don’t worry, just go with what you see.
Music- Piano and Cello Puppets Video
This is LOVELY…you have to watch this….This is Art as well as Music…..
Sport- The Pepass Olympics ( see last weeks info) three challenges are :
In 30 secs –
How many ball bounces can you do? ( like basketball dribble)
How many football keepie ups can you do?
How many Star Jumps ( jumping jacks) can you do?
Remember if you want your results to be submitted into the city wide competition e mail your teacher who will then pass onto me. I will then submit your results every week.
Go for it!
Tuesday 26 May- Hub
Thursday 21st May 2020
Good morning folk. Eid Mubarak for anyone fasting but about to finish.
Art- This activity will improve your ability to see…“Air Drawing”.
. Soooooo, take your pencil, pen or finger, find any object about the house or outside . Point at the object and draw round the shapes of the object in the air. …shade in any shadows. But…..mainly concentrate on seeing the shapes of the object and draw round these shapes. When you have done this a few times , with different objects , get paper and a pen/ pencil, find your object and do the Air drawing again for one minute …count to 60. Thennnnnn…draw what you have just draw but now on the paper. KEEP looking a lot at the object whilst you,draw. Only allow yourself one minute for this too. Repeat Air Drawing followed by real drawing 3 or 4 times. This could be part of your everyday drawing challenge? It’s a really good thing to do.
Music- you tube Stomp Video
Task- See if you can write the rhythm they are playing in morse code……?….Joking!!!!!!!!!!
Sport- Find a couple of scarves or similar then watch the Video
If you like it and you do not have proper juggling balls – most of us don’t- and you want to develop from the scarves , then just tightly scrunch up bits of paper into balls and secure with cling film or tape. Gooood Luckkkkkk!
Wednesday 20th May 2020
Art- Look up online “ Vanessa the lost Butterfly” ( Fitzwilliam Museum Ed Team)
Listen to the story then design your own butterfly whilst thinking about colour and other elements which “protect “ certain butterflies. Don’t forget to have a good look at the painting which the story surrounds.
Music- Morse Code Torches. – You will need…pencil, paper, torch, other person, dark room. Write out a very short sentence. Don’t tell anyone what it is. Convert it into morse code ( the chart is below) . Make sure you leave big gaps between “ words”. Now find a member of your household to do the next bit with. Explain to them about morse code. Ask them to write down what you signal whether it is a dot a dash or a gap. Put the lights out, close the curtains and signal your message with the torch. Remember to pause between words. Together, convert the message recorded in morse code back into words….does it match? Did it work???? Pick one morse code “ word” and tap out the rhythm….if this is too difficult, pick out just one letter. Good luck!
Sport- This is a challenge from Pepass ( Physical Education , Physical Activity and School Sport Glasgow City Council):
There are going to be challenges set every week….I did some in the hub yesterday but you can do them at home. This week it is standing long jump ( p1-7) wall sit ( p4-7) and Step ups ( p1-3). You need to contact your teacher so you can be registered , complete the tasks and your teacher will forward your results on so that I can fill out your result sheet and pass onto Pepass.
See more at #PEPASSlockdownolympics for demonstrations of what to do.
Have a lovely day!
Tuesday 19 th May ….At the Govan Campus Hub so no L.L today.
Monday 18 May 2020 …………..Morse Code Monday Madness!!
Art- Using dots and dashes, in any medium…pen , pencil, crayon, you get the picture…make an image / drawing of anything , anyone..
Look at Shane Drinkwater…lovely images.
Look at Sarah Atlee…she sews and “ explores visual rhythms” making throws/ wall hangings.
Look at Yayoi Kusama….he uses various dot sizes. I love his Pumpkin image.
Music…….Yes! Morse Code Music! Use the morse code chart to write your name. Then tap out the rhythm of the morse code that is your name. Do this repeatedly so that you learn your name in morse code and so that you are practising rhythm.
Sport…….If “dash” in morse code is a leap and “ dot” is a hop, make up a movement sequence which makes up your name …in morse code. Try and practise the sequence so that you are able to repeat it.
Friday 15 May 2020
Art- Google “ Access Art” and then go to “ The Nonna Maria Drawing Challenge”.
Listen to the story it’s really lovely and try the Art challenge underneath it.
Remember, a drawing a day as well will really, really, really……improve how you see.
Music – Remember to ask to access Youtube:
Can you see the drummer flipping the drum sticks? Count how many times they rotate!
Sport- Watch the drumming video above….Find a plastic ruler or a blunt pencil. Muck about flipping and catching it. Try one flip, two maybe……try slow rotations, catching just before it hits the ground. See how many you can get with faster rotations? Find someone in your household you can teach a specific rotation to . Snatch catch ! Then the opposite, catch gently with a soft hand.
Chanter/ Pipers- Please let me know if there are still any pupils learning chanter folks. If so I will try and progress something for them but if not then I will leave it out of Lockdown Lovelies.
Right!…off to do some virtual swimming in the garden to keep fit….ish
Sport- Blow up a balloon for an indoor game of keepie -ups or indoor Volleyball . No , I don’t have a balloon either so……scrunch up any waste papers( cellophane works well) into a ball , sellotape If you can, to secure the shape. Practise tricks and keepie- ups. Practise the…….Rainbow Flick…you all know how I like the rainbow flick…Tips welcome!
Chanter- It has come to light there may be no pupils playing chanter now…..so unless I hear of someone , I will stop with the Chanter/ piping suggestions.
Monday 4th May
Music- The Benedetti Foundation is going to run virtual workshops between 11-13 May for any age , no musical instrument needed BUT you have to sign up before 7 May…so sign up today, think later! Search forThe Benedetti Foundation for more information. Should be really good.
Art- 60 sec challenge: Find something to draw, place it somewhere you can move around it or at least draw it from different angles…get something to draw with, something to draw on and a timer. You get 60 secs to draw the object before you have to stop, move round to a different angle and start again . A lot of paper will be handy unless you like to draw small like some people I know…Aim for 6 , sixty sec drawings……Remember, look a lot at the object, hardly any looking at the paper/ drawing.
Sport: In Athletics we would have been learning how to safely do this: youtube David Stori-The King of Shot Put!
Watch for: Speed of leg action….Speed of arm…..position of the put in at the neck and the projection of flight….( find out what “ Projection of flight ” means).
Chanter/ Pipes- In case anyone is playing:
The tune you are practising/ playing at the moment….hum , sing or whistle it in your head or out loud throughout the day to familiarise yourself.
Reminder to sign up for an amazing experience through “The Benedetti Foundation“ …music and creativity , virtual workshop . Don’t think about it just book your place today!! You must be between the ages of 3 and 79! You do not need to know anything about anything….book your place before it fills up. This was publicised on the news last night so book now…..google The Benedetti Foundation for instructions,
Okay…..no music ,art, sport, or chanter today. A task. A craft task:
Please could you make your own style of greetings card with a little message on it for the ladies and gentlemen of Florence House Care Home in Govan. They need a little message or a little picture to pep them up. The Govan Road Hub children made them lovely cards which were delivered and they were overjoyed. However we only managed to make 10 cards and there are almost 50 residents there. Could you please help make someone’s day? Anything with a message and or a drawing would be amazing….One of your “ drawing a day” drawings even? So….
Something to draw with….
Something to draw on..paper, bit of card from recycling bin…anything…
Make your creation
Write a little bit …could be just “Hello!” Or you could give a bit more news….
You don’t have to sign your creation if you don’t want to…
If you are going for essential shopping or your daily exercise Out with your house then that would be the time to hand your card into the school…there will be a box to put them into….
So the image below is not a card…but it is a little thing which could hang in a window. Sharpies or glued on bits of sweetie papers ( yes….I ate them, in moderation of course) . I used a paper punch to create holes to put bits of string through. This is just a little thing which says “ We are thinking about you” without writing much ….or anything…..You could do the same thing with transparent plastic food containers….
Please tell your pals if you are on the phone ,texting that w e need more card- type things made For Florence House. Thank you folk!
Sub task!, Hee hee. Find out whether “ ladies” and “gentlemen” in my first paragraph should have capital letters …or not..?
Morning folk…here are some suggestions for today!
Music – youtube “Line Rider Marriage of Figaro”…………this is soooooo goooood. I challenge you to find out what the symbol means at 2 min 5 secs Of the video.
Art- Keep going at the drawing a day but today see how you can use different lines to create shadow…..yes I have a drawing of a tangerine for this:
Sport- Throughout the day today…..between yourself and your family try and think of as many activities and sports you can and talk about what attributes any competitors would need to be successful in them…..More on this tomorrow….
Chanter/Pipers- E grace notes ….
Play a C doubling down to A with an E grace note as you go down. Maybe repeat that 4 times, then go straight into a B doubling to low G with an E grace note, again 4 times. Repeat this pattern between the C to A and the B to low G .
Now as you practise this pattern of notes slow everything down and play really BIG E grace notes. If you practise these at normal speed with normal “size” your E grace notes will be tight and clipped….you want them to be crisp and relaxed. It feels weird opening up the movements and it sounds even worse but it works! You do need to repeat this pattern and style of movement for a short time every day just like you would for anything else…reading…times tables…you get the idea…
Have a great day everyone….going to be hot hot hot……….
Thursday 7th May
Good morning! Today , Music and Sport are one! Watch this ( remember to ask an adult for youtube):
You Tube “ Stomp makes basketball music with Harlem Globetrotters”.
The Harlem Globetrotters…used to watch them all the time when I was young ( yes I was..) outstanding skill . There is a task with this..Find out what Beat and Rhythm means and then ……try bouncing or catching a ball or something safe to a Rhythm and or a Beat. …..But you have to watch the video…..Really.
Art- Use a torch or phone Torch in a darkened room to shine across an object to draw. The shadows will be very dark and the lights will be…well very light really. Draw what you see and work on drawing the dark shapes and the light shapes. Muck about and maybe just draw the light shapes and vice versa. Anddddddd…… keep all your drawings…would looooove to see them!
Chanter- This should be the video which should have been attached yesterday…wish me luck…
Nope sorry folks. It would appear that any video over the length of time it takes to say “Video” is too big. Back to some Distance Learning for me and any suggestions on a postcard please….or just email..
Have a great day!
Monday 11 May -Inservice day
Tuesday 12 May- Covering at Govan Campus Hub so no Lockdown Lovelies but see you Wednesday!
Wednesday 13 May
This is “ One Task Wednesday” ! Because this is a very important task.
We have just celebrated VE Day. Could you write a little message to out war veterans at The Erskine Hospital. If you are up for the challenge you could write it normally and in Morse Code? Have a look at the code and transfer your message into it.
Feel free to put your message on anything like scrap paper, cardboard, anything .Make it colourful, add drawings or patterns or just write the message…….If you hand it in to Pirie on your way to a shopping or during your exercise them I will collect and send on to Erskine where the ladies and gentlemen will enjoy deciphering them. If you ask a question they might write back…..
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