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Grade 2 - Lights, Camera & Action Painting!

Grade 2 - Lights, Camera & Action Painting!
Nicola Speirs

Grade 2 students try out some Action Painting

As part of their Unit "How the World Works", Grade 2 students tested out different types of Action Painting, inspired by American artist Jackson Pollock.

They worked in groups to try out "The Pendulum Swing", "Paintbrush Splatter", "Straw Blow" and "Marble Run", before choosing which were the best techniques for their own individual painting.


More from the Seisen PYP Specialists

As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.

Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.

At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care.  We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period.  We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.

Art in the library

It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.