Category Archives: Spark

We Are One!

Students gathering around the Kindness Tree in late September. School Culture Update – by Tenisha Tate, Assistant Principal Our goal at Hall Middle School is to develop all students both academically and socially. We aim to foster the whole child. … Continue reading

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24 Hours of SPARK!

On any given day at Hall Middle, students are creating new ideas, images and sounds. They are combining and cross-pollinating concepts from various disciplines in unique ways. Through the generous support of parents and businesses to the SPARK foundation, we … Continue reading

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Kinetic Sculptures in Ms. Fry’s Digital Art Class

Ms. Fry has been working with 5th graders over the last few weeks to have them construct interactive sculptures using a variety of media, including Little Bits circuits. She had the students work in teams and gave them one additional … Continue reading

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Pop Art and the Fair Use Act

By Ms. Fry – Digital Art Teacher Pop Artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein re-appropriated images from popular culture, altered them using bright colors and bold lines, then put them in art galleries. Many people at the time (1960’s) rejected these … Continue reading

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Making the Invisible, Visible – Finding Art in Unexpected Places

 By Trish Mihalek (7th grade Science) and Jennifer Fry (Digital Art) What is the relationship between art and nature?  How do images seen in a microscope relate to our understanding of the natural world? Science and art have been inextricably … Continue reading

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Expanded Paintings in Studio Art with Ms. Firsty

Using OBSERVATION and ENVISIONING For this painting project, students selected a small, zoomed-insection of a well-known painting by a famous artist. The first challenge was to observe the small section of the painting and copy it as precisely as possible by matching … Continue reading

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The Immensity of Learning! 5th Grade Science Camp @ Headlands Institute.

Our 5th graders spent three days and two nights together at Fort Cronkite in the Marin Headlands for Science Camp with Nature Bridge.  It was a special experience that will leave a deep learning imprint on all involved.  Listen to … Continue reading

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