Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Testing, Testing

Working on experiments in code for our school website from the SOCS User Group Meeting in Sioux City

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mallory Sub Lessons Wed April 27

I'm attending a Webmaster's workshop in Sioux City today (the one I THOUGHT I was supposed to go to last Thursday!), thank you for taking my classes.

Wed Early Out schedule runs:
1st 8:30-9:05 Planning period
2nd 9:08-9:43 Web Design/Photography
3rd 9:46-10:19 Painting/Ceramics
5th 10:22-10:57 Yearbook
11:00-11:20 Lunch
4th 11:23-11:43 DEAR
11:46-12:30 Middle School Art
6th 12:33-1:22  Drawing & Seeing 
7th 1:25-2:15 Jr Hi Cheer
  1. Planning Period-
  2. Independent Study (IND) Digital Photography- Madison McDunough should either upload pictures from her camera, or study the chapter in the book- Follow this link to read a little bit about lighting,http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/07+Lighting, and/or about the digital/computer aspects of photography http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/08+Digital+Photography and study for the quiz on Friday 4/29

    Please complete a Photo of the Week and look for a picture where the lighting has an impact on the mood or emotional/expressive qualities of the picture. Use the POW form- http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/Pictures+of+the+week

    WAS Due Tuesday, April 26, but Photo students went to Mapleton on the NHS service trip


    IND Ceramics- Rosario Nelson will work on her angel statue.

  3. Ceramics- Students should continue glazing or work on the year-end projects that are due May 10
    CLEAN-UP is very important, they should start at 10:57. The lid must be back on the barrel. Works in progress should be covered with plastic and in the "greenhouse" (metal cabinet in the kiln room). 
    Please close the doors to the greenhouse when they leave. 

  4. MS Art- DEAR time (silent reading) 11:29-11:49 PLEASE HAVE STUDENTS READ, SILENTLY
    Students are to glaze their clay projects which are on the island, have them return projects to the cardboard boxes on the island or to the cart for firing. Clean-up is important. Please have kids
  5. IND Drawing II- Nick Sullivan (during 4th) will continue working on his latest drawing.

  6. Yearbook -
    YrBk I students (Brian, Billy, & Kameron) should work on worksheets which I will have on the island for you.
    Please ask Austin Staley to place Senior Bios from the DI folder onto the Senior layouts so that we can finish-up those pages, as we have a deadline with 14 pages due in May. Thank You  
    YrBk II students, please work on the following pages on yearbookavenue.com:
    • Golf 56-5758-59
    • Track 
    • Clubs 63-69
    • MS StuCo 74
    • Play 75
    • Prom/After Prom 78-79
    And please stay off of Facebook during school! Grrr!
    Thank You
    IND Photo- 
    Lucas Neilson please have Lucas do the same as Maddie in 2nd Hr Digital Photo

  7. Drawing II- Students should
    Work on this week (4/18-4/22):
    Make-Up Work
    • Formal Writing Project- William
    • Gustave Courbet- Kayla, William, Gage
    • Oil Pastel-  William
    • Colored Pencil- Katie, Kayla, William, Gage
    Your Choice
    • 5 Choice Menu Book Exercises
    • 5 Sketchbook Drawings
    Start working on beginning Monday (4/26):
    Class Projects
    1. Flower or Plant (12x18)

    IND WebDesign II- Caitlin Nichols continue working on her web page with JavaScript
    IND Painting- Melissa Hanigan will continue working on watercolor exercises

  8. MS Cheer- No practice on today since I am gone, please send them back to Mrs. McQueen's Study Hall


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Ceramics End-of-Year Portfolio



Each student will produce at least 5 projects.
Portfolios will be due on May 10 for Seniors, May 17 for underclassmen. Students should refer to the columns below for planning their artworks.

Statuary:
· Head
· Another Hand
· Figures
· Animals
· House
· Another Shoe
· Tile
· Abstract Sculpture

Functional/vessels:
· Wind Chimes
· Pencil holder
· Mug
· Paper weight
· Memo holder
· Letter holder
· Book rest
· Trivet
· Keepsake box
· Candle holder
· Lamp
· Planter

· Jewelry
· Bubbler
· Valet
· Tea Pot
· Bottle
· platter

Construction Methods:
· Pinch
· Coil
· Slab
· Carved
· Wheel Thrown
· Mold Cast

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Chapter - 08 Digital Photography

Be sure to read this page http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/08+Digital+Photography to just barely touch on Chapter 8. The quiz on 7 & 8 will be next Friday, 4/29

NO SHOOTING ASSIGNMENTS OR EDITING SOFTWARE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THIS CHAPTER (Spring 2011)

But- if you want some extra credit, I encourage you to retouch at least one picture and create at least one composite (like on pp172-173). Composites can be wicked-fun and totally surreal. FYI any adjustment or composite pictures required in this year's portfolio list are just optional- but, again, if you want to take a stab at or or are already acquainted with image editing, I'll sure give you some extra credit for any that you do decide to do.


Picture Analysis

Please complete a Photo of the Week and choose a composite picture. You can find lots of examples in the galleries that I've given you links to below. This is due on Friday, April 29. Use the POW form-http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/Pictures+of+the+week


Read, think about and plan on writing about...

Do please check out the discussion on Ethics and Digital Imaging found on page 179.

I will put an essay question on the ch 7/8 quiz (FRI APR 29!) in which I would like you to discuss the dilemmas posed by our ability to manipulate images so easily. They used to say that "the camera doesn't lie," but let's face it- they sure can these days!

Mallory Sub Lessons Thr Apr 21

I'm attending a Webmaster's workshop in Sioux City today, thank you for taking my classes.
  1. Planning Period-
  2. Independent Study (IND) Digital Photography- Madison McDunough should either upload pictures from her camera, or study the chapter in the book- Follow this link to read a little bit about lighting,http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/07+Lighting

    Please complete a Photo of the Week and look for a picture where the lighting has an impact on the mood or emotional/expressive qualities of the picture. Use the POW form- http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/Pictures+of+the+week

    Due Tuesday, April 26


    IND Ceramics- Rosario Nelson will work on her angel statue.

  3. Ceramics- Students should continue glazing
    CLEAN-UP is very important, they should start at 10:57. The lid must be back on the barrel. Works in progress should be covered with plastic and in the "greenhouse" (metal cabinet in the kiln room). 
    Please close the doors to the greenhouse when they leave.

  4. MS Art- No 7th Grade Art on Thursdays, they should go to Mr. Bruning's room for Study Hall
    IND Drawing II- Nick Sullivan (during 4th) will continue working on his latest drawing.

  5. Yearbook -
    YrBk I students (Brian, Billy, & Kameron) should be working on their dummy layouts
    (if they have a hard time, YBII students can help them)   
    YrBk II students, please work on the following pages on yearbookavenue.com:
    • Golf 56-5758-59
    • Track 
    • Clubs 63-69
    • MS StuCo 74
    • Play 75
    • Prom/After Prom 78-79
    And please stay off of Facebook during school! Grrr!
    Thank You
    IND Photo- 
    Lucas Neilson please have Lucas do the same as Maddie in 2nd Hr Digital Photo

  6. Drawing II- Students should
    Work on this week (4/18-4/22):
    Make-Up Work
    • Formal Writing Project- William
    • Gustave Courbet- Kayla, William, Gage
    • Oil Pastel- Gage, William
    • Colored Pencil- Katie, Kayla, William, Gage
    Your Choice
    • 5 Choice Menu Book Exercises
    • 5 Sketchbook Drawings
    Start working on beginning Monday (4/25):
    Class Projects
    1. Flower or Plant (12x18)

    IND WebDesign II- Caitlin Nichols continue working on her web page with JavaScript
    IND Painting- Melissa Hanigan will continue working on watercolor exercises

  7. MS Cheer- No practice on Thursdays
Have a Great Easter Weekend!


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


PHOTO- Read This!

Follow this link to read a little bit about lighting, http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/07+Lighting

Please complete a Photo of the Week and look for a picture where the lighting has an impact on the mood or emotional/expressive qualities of the picture. Use the POW form- http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/Pictures+of+the+week

Due Tuesday, April 26



Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

Last 6 wks of Photography

As I think I've mentioned to all 3 of you, we only have chapters 7, 8, and 9 left. I could try to cover one chapter every 2 weeks, but Lucas and Makayla are behind and all 3 of you have to get the portfolio done (http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/Portfolios). Please note that it would be best to have real prints- second best is printed on computer, but either way you can't just post them to Flickr, although you should do that too. This is why I told you about the portfolio at the beginning of the class and why I'm reminding you with more than a month to go.

Consequently, I was leaning on just having you deal with chapter 9- but then this morning I got to looking at chapters 7&8 and realized just how much they influence chapter 9. Ugh! Anyway (be patient with me) I think that I will give you a truncated version of 7&8 like I just did for chapters 3,4,5&6 but have most of the shooting assignments pretty much be from chapter 9. 

BTW, most if not all of these can end up in your portfolio- almost all of the portfolio assignments are pictures that you've either already taken as shooting assignments or will for this last unit (no need to freak out about having to take all new ones).

I should have that to you later today, although I'm sure you won't care if you don't get it till the Tuesday after Easter. I will also do my best to get you a review sheet for the final by the end of next week.

Have a great Easter Break!


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

BOYER VALLEY: Prom Pictures

Drawing; Last 6 Weeks

Work on this week (4/18-4/22):
Make-Up Work

  • Formal Writing Project- William
  • Gustave Courbet- Kayla, William, Gage
  • Oil Pastel- Gage, William
  • Colored Pencil- Katie, Kayla, William, Gage
Your Choice
  • 5 Choice Menu Book Exercises
  • 5 Sketchbook Drawings
Start working on beginning Monday (4/25):
Class Projects
  1. Flower or Plant (12x18)
  2. Illustrate song lyric or poem (12x18)
Final Self-Portrait
  • Details to come (18x24)

Yearbook; Spring Pages

YrBk II students, please work on the following pages:

  • Golf 56-5758-59
  • Track 
  • Clubs 63-69
  • MS StuCo 74
  • Play 75
  • Prom/After Prom 78-79
And please stay off of Facebook during school! Grrr!
Thank You

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mallory Sub Lesson Thurs Apr. 14

I'll be taking my daughter to an appointment at University Hospital in Iowa City today, thank you for taking my classes.
  1. Planning Period-
  2. Independent Study (IND) Digital Photography- Madison McDunough should either upload pictures from her camera, or study the chapters in the book outlined on http://digphoto.wikispaces.com for tomorrow's quiz (of she's really ambitious, she could take the quiz today http://www.boyer-valley.k12.ia.us/pages/photo_ch3-6.htm)
    IND Ceramics- Rosario Nelson will work on her angel statue.
  3. Ceramics- Students should continue working on their clay food.
    Students should copy down the word for the day, there will be a quiz tomorrow.
    Students may also glaze bisqueware and/or re-make figures if theirs broke.
    CLEAN-UP is very important, they should start at 10:57. The lid must be back on the barrel. Works in progress should be covered with plastic and in the "greenhouse" (metal cabinet in the kiln room).
    Please close the doors to the greenhouse when they leave.
  4. MS Art- No 7th Grade Art on Thursdays, they should go to Mr. Bruning's room for Study Hall
    IND Drawing II- Nick Sullivan (during 4th) will continue working on his latest drawing.
  5. Yearbook -
     Students should work on their layouts on yearbookavenue.com
        • Some one should build layouts for Golf and the Play
        • Some one should identify students in pictures in the image library
    IND Photo- 
    Lucas Neilson please have Lucas do the same as Maddie in 2nd Hr Digital Photo
  6. Drawing II- Students should
    A) Work on their oil pastel drawings
    B) Work on their colored-pencil drawings in their sketchbooks
    C) Work on Choice-Menu drawings, levels are on the board, menus and the books that exercises are found in are black magazine rack on the counter next to the projector.
    IND WebDesign II- Caitlin Nichols continue working on her web page with JavaScript
    IND Painting- Melissa Hanigan will continue working on her painting
  7. MS Cheer- No practice on Thursdays


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Dropping Out is No Longer an Option

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

PLEASE read and fill out

Here's who's actually, officially signed up (by this form) for cheer next year so far:
Jennifer Zehner (8), for Football
Shannon Zehner (10), for Basketball
Sam Bonham (11), for Football
Marissa Bruck (8), for Both

Here's who's talked to me in person and told me they're planning on it:
Cammey Hast (11), for Both
Kayla Sternberg (11), for Football
Melinda See (8), for Football
Jamie Platner (8), for Both

We need girls who'll get along together, make it fun for each other and for the crowd, stick with it and show up. We need girls with school spirit who will represent Boyer Valley well and inspire pride and participation.

I've been encouraged to recruit girls who will cheer frequently and loudly and (I'll be frank with you) girls who the student body will respond favorably to and follow, rather than just accepting kids who may be more on the social fringe. I want to be careful not to be discriminatory, but I do want to build a program that will be positive and build school spirit and pride.

If you don't come out for Cheer, then the only people I'll have to choose from are the handful of people who've already filled this form out. I think they'll be good cheerleaders, but if you think more people, or different people should go out for cheer, then you need to come out and encourage others to come out with you.

I'm tired of having only 5 people come out and then having one or two or three of them drop out. I'd much rather have 12-20 people tryout, choose the best 6 or 8 and keeping those 6 or 8 all season.
  • Please fill this form out, even if you've already talked to me in person or filled something out on facebook.
  • Please fill this form out, even if you're still undecided and even if you have decided that you don't want to cheer.
  • Please forward it on to friends whom you think would make a great cheerleader.
  • Seniors and Alumni, please forward this to current 8th-11th graders who you think should tryout for Cheer

PLEASE let me know which date would work best for cheer tryouts






Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Monday, April 11, 2011

CERAMICS- Week of April 11-15

Create a 3 course meal*, including:
  • a main entrĂ©e
  • at least one side dish
  • at least one dessert or beverage
    *get extra points by making more food
You may also glaze faces, figures and wheel pots, and repair or replace figures that are broken.

Drawing II- Week of April

  • 12x20 Oil Pastel drawing, free choice- due Friday Apr. 11
  • In your sketchbooks, a colored pencil drawing, free choice- also due Fri. Apr. 11

Over due Photography assignments

You guys have had a month for to get these 4 pictures in. I want to cut you slack, especially if your cameras or computers have been malfunctioning, but I need them by this Friday when midterm grades are due

If you have any questions about these 4 pictures, refer back to http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/02B+Composition

Keep in mind, that this week you're supposed to be studying http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/03-06+Important+Bits there will be a quiz over this information this Friday, April 15. There are 2 Shooting Assignments for this week too.

If you're looking for some extra-credit, I'd love some pictures from the Play, Speech, FCCLA,  Track and Golf that we could use in the Yearbook. Email them directly to me, share them with me on Flickr, or visit http://archive-yrbk.wikispaces.com/PhotoShare in order to upload them directly to our yearbook's website. Thanks.

Over Due Shooting Assignments (for Makayla & Lucas)
#10- Take some landscape or townscape pictures using the Rule-of-Thirds. Upload your 3 best to our Flickr group by or before March 11th. 

#11- Take some pictures using "Leading Lines." Click here to view some examples of leading lines from Flickr. Again, please upload 2 or 3 of them to our Flickr group by or before St. Patrick's Day.

#12- Shoot some subjects using framing. Make sure that you read pages 182-183 in our textbook (London/Stone) and take a look at Terry Eiler's photo at the old fiddler's convention (1978). Click here to view some examples of framing on Flikr. Upload your best 2-3 to our Flikr group by/before St. Patrick's Day..

#13- Point-of-View. Take some pictures from unusual angles. These may or may not end up being DOF, macro, or distorted perspective, and they don't have to follow the rule-of-thirds, but these should be from points of view that you don't usually use. please get them into our Flickr group by St. Patrick's Day.. 


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Saturday, April 9, 2011

NEED PLAY PICS- PLEASE HELP

Yearbook & Photo classes- I need you to take pictures of the play this weekend. With my sick kids (taking to doctors Wed 7 Fri) I forgot to make arrangements You c.an get extra credit! We need a cast group shot and some action shots. Please help.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Mallory Sub Lessons April 6

Thank you for taking my classes today, my 9yr old has an ear infection
If I come in to school today, it will be to move pop and candy from the gym concession stand to the track concession shed.

WED SCHED: 1, 2, 3, 5, L, 4, 6, 7
  1. Planning Period-
  2. Independent Study (IND) Digital Photography- Madison McDunough should either work on her Photo Analysis Paper or study the chapters in the book outlined on http://digphoto.wikispaces.com
    IND Ceramics- Rosario Nelson is ahead in Ceramics, so she will go to Mr. Jordan's room to work on music.
  3. Ceramics- Students should continue working on their clay figures.
    CLEAN-UP is very important, they should start at 10:57. The lid must be back on the barrel. Works in progress should be covered with plastic and in the "greenhouse" (metal cabinet in the kiln room). Please close the doors to the greenhouse when they leave.
  4. MS Art- DEAR time (silent reading) 11:29-11:49
    Students may take about a baseball's worth of clay to make whatever they'd like. They should put them in the large cardboard box on the island when they're done. This should be something that they only get today to create, because they will have a different clay assignment on Friday. The only guideline is that it can't be thicker than their thumb if they want it to survive the kiln. Again, clean-up is important, students should start putting things away at 12:25. The lid must be on the barrel and the barrel should be rolled back into the kiln room. Please also make sure that the greenhouse doors are closed.
    IND Drawing II- Nick Sullivan (during 4th) begin working on his latest drawing.
  5. Yearbook -
    A) Students should work on their Formal Writing Project papers (Due Friday), no games, no facebook, etc.
    B) Students may also work on their layouts on yearbookavenue.com
    IND Photo- Lucas Neilson please have Lucas do the same as Maddie in 2nd Hr Digital Photo
  6. Drawing II- Students should
    A) Work on their Formal Writing Project papers (Due Friday) 
    B) Draw in their sketchbooks
    C) Work on Choice-Menu drawings, levels are on the board, menus and the books that exercises are found in are black magazine rack on the counter next to the projector.
    IND WebDesign II- Caitlin Nichols continue working on her web page with JavaScript
    IND Painting- Melissa Hanigan will continue working on her painting
  7. MS Cheer- No practice today because they should be attending the school play in the auditorium if any show up, send them to study hall


Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

 


Monday, April 4, 2011

Reading/Vocab/Shooting Due April 15

http://digphoto.wikispaces.com/03-06+Important+Bits

The semester if flying by. Between the DC trip and the formal writing project, I've given you a lot of time off. I't time to get back to learning. Because we're using digital cameras, there are about 3 chapters that we could easily skip, but chapters 3-6 (pp.55-129) contain a lot of information that's pretty important, both for taking better pictures, and for understanding how to edit and process pictures in software like Picnik, Gimp, or Photoshop.

These Shooting Assignments will be due, and this Quiz will be Friday, April 15

This wiki page will include specific pages (or spreads) and vocab terms which I'd like you to familiarize yourself with from these 4 chapters, instead of having to read and be responsible for all of them.


I am totally flexible (as you've already seen already), all you have to do is let me know you're having trouble with your computer or camera,
be that as it may, I still need pictures from Lucas & Makayla:
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Leading Lines
  • Framing
  • POV



Ted Mallory
Boyer Valley Community Schools
Challenging all students to meet their full potential 
Art | Yearbook | Cheerleading | Newsletter | Web Coordinator

School- 712-643-2258 Ext. 249
Cell- 712-269-5853

Yearbook drawing winner!

Congratulations 8th grader Amy Klein- winner of the drawing for a free 2010-2011 yearbook! 
Everyone can still order a yearbook, See any yearbook staff member for an order form or get your parents to buy one online at http://shop.jostens.com/yrbk_catalog.asp?cid=148089&pfid=2010082004450742089