Tuesday, December 18, 2012

2nd Quarter Sketchbooks Due!

In case you're missing something, here's what should be in it from 2nd Quarter:
  • Perspective Knee- Nov. 1
  • Doorway from 10 ft away- Nov. 5
  • Corner of a room from 10 ft away- Nov. 6
  • Distorted Perspective Hand- Nov. 26
  • 4 sketches of eyes- Dec. 3
  • 4 sketches of noses- Dec. 4
  • 5 sketches of mouths- Dec 5
  • 4 sketches of ears- Dec. 6
  • Portrait (front-view) of Classmate- Dec. 7
  • Copy of Sargent's Profile of a woman (pg.179 in book)- Dec. 11
  • Profile of Classmate- Dec. 13
If you are unable to find your sketchbook, unable to bring it by tomorrow, or missing most or all of these assignments, please let me know and I'll enter an incomplete on JMC and give you the opportunity to complete these drawings by the end of January.

Monday, December 17, 2012

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Friday, December 14, 2012

8th Grade Art HMWK

DUE Monday, December 17- Review Questions 1-5 on page 229!
Don't Forget! (But have a great weekend too).
Please bring your books to class on Monday for the direction for the painting we'll work on Mon-Wed next week. Thanks.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


  • Due Tues Dec.11- 
    • Activity 11.1
    • Activity 11.2
  • Due Friday Dec. 14-
    • Typeface & Headline Scavenger Hunts
  • Friday Dec. 14- Quiz over Headline Writing (Module 11)
  • Post Test for YB I- Tues Dec.18


  • Post-Test WED, Dec. 19
  • Due By/Before Wed. Dec.19- 
    • Create Three impressionist (or post-impressionist) paintings, using any of the following subjects, media, or techniques:
      Still Life
      Oil Pastels
      Broken Color
      Diffuse Reflection

  • Due By/Before Wed. Dec.12-
    • Finish/Improve Pointillist Marker Drawing


  • 18x24 Final Self Portraits Due beginning of class Thursday Dec. 20
  • Written Final (aka Post-Test) Monday Dec. 17
  • Sketchbooks due Thursday, Dec.13
    • "A Warm Up Exercise" pp.178-180 (Sargent on p.179)
    • Profile of a classmate- "Drawing another blank and getting a line on the profile" pp.173-177 (be sure to look at Fig.9-12 on pg.170)
    • Portrait of a classmate- (was due Dec.7)
    • Practice Features (was due Dec.6):
      • 4 eyes
      • 4 noses
      • 5 mouths
      • 4 ears 
Remember- those of you planning on taking Digital Photography, please register for an account on Flickr.com asap.


  • Wed 12/12 1-4 p. 105 
  • Thurs 12/13 1-4 p. 110 
  • Fri 12/14  5-6 p. 110 & 1-2 p.120
  • Mon 12/17 1-2 p. 40 & 1-2 p.116

Friday, December 7, 2012


In 250 words or less, explain what Iowa's official state motto means to you. Consider tying it to what we've learned about this semester in Civics.

"Our Liberties we Prize, Our Rights we will Maintain."

You're welcome to email your essays to Mr. Mallory  or share them on google docs if you'd like to write on the computer instead of on paper. Bring your essays to class and be prepared to share them Monday. Bring your books too, because we'll be starting chapter 4 on the Bill of Rights. 

  • Monday, December 10 (1948) International Human Rights Day
  • Friday, December 28 (1846) Iowa Statehood Day

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Face the Face

Drawing & Seeing Class has been learning about portraiture. Every day after taking notes on general guidelines for placement and proportion of facial features, I assign students to draw several features in their sketchbooks- Last Thursday were four eyes, Monday was four noses, five mouths yesterday, and four ears today. These are from my own sketchbook, which I used a mirror for.

8th Grade ART; American Gothic

After studying about Iowa artist Grant Wood, 8th Graders are creating their own parodies of Wood's 'American Gothic.' Above is mine. This was the cross-curriculum perfect storm. In Civics we are wrapping up our unit on Iowa History and in Art we just learned about the Social Realists and Regionalists.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Mallory Sub Lessons Fri Nov. 30

Thank you (Sub) for taking my classes. One of my daughters is sick today.

1&2hr CIVICS-

Have students read pages 330-334 and answer the section review questions about county government on page 334. Have them turn them into the purple boxes by the end of the hour. Otherwise they can use today to catch-up on any of the Review Question worksheets or notes they may be missing from this past week (blanks are on the counter under the cabinets)

Students should read pp.162-172 of chapter 9 in their book, then take a look at figure 9-5 on p.166, then trace themselves on a mirror with an overhead marker, then copy or re-trace it into their sketchbooks. They may want to look through the "test for yourself:" diagrams in figures 9-1, 9-2, 9-3, 9-4 & 9-5 to help them understand. Afterward, they can use the time to catch-up on whatever real-life sketches of eyes of noses in their sketchbooks that they need to catch up on.

4th Hr- Planning Period

5th Hr 7th Grade Art-

DEAR TIME- 11:52-12:12
Students should continue working on their Complimentary-Color Oil Pastel Self Portraits

6th Hr Painting-
Students should use today to catch-up on & complete their watercolor charts & exercises:
  • Neutralizing Complement Scale Washes
  • 9 Texture Techniques
  • 9 Mood/Emotion Analogues
If they're caught up, they may try one watercolor "free choice painting" or use the time as a study-hall. Please have them start cleaning up at 1:40 pm. If there is ANY trouble, please send students to the office right away.

7th Hr 8th Grade Art-
8th graders have PE on Fridays so enjoy a break!

8th Hr Yearbook-
Students should work on their pages on yearbookavenue.com either in the lab or on a laptop. Or, they may want to explore http://www.fontspace.com since we've been studying typography, but don't download anything, even though its free.

Since it is a Friday home game, there should be a short pep rally today at 3:00pm. Please dismiss cheerleaders at 2:45- ask Jim Jordan when he'd like the band dismissed. If cheerleaders wonder where I'm at, please let them know I'll be there for the game tonight.

Thanks again & have a great 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


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Painting Choices

COPY of the ARTIST WHO's PAINTING YOU ANALYZED for the formal paper- Due Fri. Nov.9

Create a painting in either neoclassical or romantic style of a person, place, or scene...
  • A scene out of history, like David, Turner, or Delecroix
  • A local landscape, like Gainsborough or Constable
  • An extremely expressive portrait, like Gericault or Goya
  • A "genre" slice of everyday life, like Chardin or Ingres

THIS TIME, you may choose to work with a different media-
  • Use a thick impasto, like Chardin (be sure to mix plenty of glue in your tempera to prevent cracking & flaking)
  • Use pastels, like Ingres, or
  • Use watercolor, like Turner

Monday, November 5, 2012

YEARBOOK this week

When in doubt- you can see what's planned and what's due when by checking http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog

This week, we'll be learning about caption writing. Be sure to check http://archive-yrbk.wikispaces.com/YB+012-+Caption+Writing for details.

PLEASE NOTE- (unless, of course you have NO pictures whatsoever yet)
Fall Spread Assignments are due at the end of this week.

  • MON- Caption Writing; Read pp. 74-77
  • TUES- Complete Activities 12.1, 12.2 and/or work in lab on pages
  • WED- Activities 12.1, 12.2 Due today
  • THUR- Complete Activities 12.3 and 12.4, and/or work on pages in lab
  • FRI- Test on Caption Writing
    • Activities 12.3 and 12.4 Due today
    • Fall pages DUE TODAY
ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND- Your grade comes from 3 sources; Assignments/Quizzes, Ad & Book Sales, and Production work. Therefore, keep these things in mind...
  • Assignments/Quizzes
    • Module 12 Activity worksheets, Captions reading/notes & Quiz 
  • Ad & Book Sales
    • Keep selling ads on your own time, just because we aren't going out together, missing school anymore, doesn't mean you can't keep selling & raise your grade!
    • As of today (11/5) we're only at about 30% of our ad goal. $2,097.00/$7,000.00
    • Start trying to get people to buy books. Sell to teachers & staff, both Dunlap and Dow City (they get $10 off!)
    • REMIND EVERYBODY that the price will go up (from $36 to $42) if they don't order before Christmas break!
    • Can you believe we've only sold 14 pre-orders so far?! Out of almost 500+ people K-12!
      You're working hard on this book, don't you want people to see it?
    • Remember too, that we have plenty of 2011-12 books left if people are interested. Often parents & alumni are interested in older books too. We have lots from 2002-2011 for just $25 each.
  • Production work
    • Every week, from now on, I check on how much time everyone spends on yearbookavenue (it keeps track) and how many times you hit "save," not to mention how your pages are coming. It will become a weekly score.
    • Next Monday, we'll go over the rubrics (score sheets) for page production and see what changes/improvements you can make on your Fall assignments. We'll also take a look at the ladder and start assigning Winter pages, so be thinking about what sports, events, or clubs you want to be in charge of.
    • Bob & Paul- we have to send the cover to the plant by or before Friday, November 16!!!

8th Grade Art this week

This week, we'll begin learning about Early 20th Century Art.

When in doubt, see what we're doing and if/what is due & when at http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog

  • Mon.-Examining Your Work p.13,
    • Early 20th Century- pp.241-245
  • Tues- Finish discussing 241-245,
    • Read Directions (pp.246-247)/Begin Cubist Chalk Drawing
  • Wed-Thur- Continue working on Cubist Chalk Drawing
  • DUE THURS!- Check Your Understanding questions 1-6 p.245

PAINTING this week

This week we'll be studying the neoclassicists and and the romantics of the Age of Enlightenment (1700's).

Remember, you can always check http://bv-painting.wikispaces.com/ART.HIST.+08+Revolutions for vocabulary terms, a list of painters, the assignment choices, the notes slideshow, and of course, Sister Wendy's video.

  • MON- Notes
  • TUES- Video & begin painting
  • WED-FRI Painting

The formal written Painting Analysis Papers (http://bv-painting.wikispaces.com/01-+Formal+Writing+Assignment) are due on Tuesday, Nov. 6. 

  • In addition to an "Age of Revolution" Painting (Due Wed. 11/14), 
  • everyone needs to create a copy of the painting which they analyzed in their paper (Due Fri 11/9)
  • Renea, and only those volunteers whom she chooses, may also help paint the giant grass needed for the Drill team's set props (not due till December).
When in doubt, you can always check out http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog to see what we're doing and what's due and when.

7th Grade Art this week

Remember, you can always see what we'll be doing in Art and what's due and when by checking out http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog

This week we'll continue learning about the elements of design. We'll finish our notes on Monday and begin a "scavenger hunt" in magazines for examples of the elements on Wednesday.

Thursday we'll make a decision. Either we'll start learning about the principles of design, like we did the elements- or we'll explore at least one of the elements a little deeper, like using lines to describe contours.

DRAWING & SEEING this week

Remember, you can always check http://drawing-and-seeing.wikispaces.com/DRSB+009-+Ch.8+Sighting+Perspective for details and examples of this week's assignments.

You can also visit http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog to see what's due and when in Mr. Mallory's classes.

  • Monday, 11/5- Draw a corner of a room where the ceiling and two walls come together
  • Tues-Fri Read pp 152-155, Prepare a page in your 18x24 newsprint pad with 2 inch margins, toned and with cross hairs. Then, follow Dr. Edwards directions and spend a week drawing one of the hallways in the school.
  • We will critique the hallway drawings either Friday or Monday, depending on class progress.

Your drawings should have evidence that you...
  • Chose & used a "basic-unit" to compare/comtrast/determine sizes and proportions
  • Used a viewfinder and cross-hairs to help you compare/contrast/determine angles and perspectives. 
  • FOCUS/Concentration/Effort/Professionalism/Left-to-Right Hemisphere Mode Shift- get in the zone!

CIVICS this week

This week we'll be studying the Constitution. Because it is so fundamental to everything else we learn this year, we may be taking 2 weeks for this chapter.

Remember to check http://bv-civics.wikispaces.com/Chapt.+03+Constitution for homework, notes, and other details about Chapter 3.

You can also visit http://planbook.com/student?t=928417&k=maldog to see what homework is due and when.

  • Current events worksheet due Tues 11/6
  • 1-4 p. 61 due Wed 11/7
  • 1-3 p. 67 and 1-2 p.62 due Thurs 11/8
  • 1-4 p. 90 due Fri 11/9

Next week (tentative)
  • Personal Mission Statement Project due Mon 11/12
  • 1-4 p. 91 due Tues 11/13
  • ID Terms 1-7 p.96 due Wed 11/14
  • Main Ideas 1,3,5,&7 p.96/97 due Thurs 11/15
  • Main Ideas 2, 4,6,&8 p.96/97 due Fri 11/16 (expect PostTest)

Monday, October 29, 2012

Painting Analysis Paper

Above is a link to the list of influential painters to choose from for our Painting Analysis Paper, which is due Friday, November 2.

This is a link to the directions and template for you to use to help you complete your analysis of one painters.

Remember, if you are in Mrs. Koenig's room for anything and would like to, you may work on this paper in her room this week.

Additionally, you will create a painting that is either a copy or mimics the style of the painter which you are studying. This will be due by (or before) Friday, November 9.

Some of you have mentioned that you would prefer to work on this at home. If you are working at home, please bring something to work on from another class during Painting class 6th hour. Thank You.
Be aware, that if a majority of class members elect to do that, we will probably take notes and introduce a new era in art history and then new painting during class time. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hey 7th & 8th Grade Volleyball Girls!

I've got on my calendar that we're taking the MSVB Team picture 8th hour this Thursday, Oct. 18

Do you know any parents or kids who may have gotten some pictures at games?
If you know of anyone, they can email me some of their best pictures, direct me to where to find them on facebook- or... they can upload them directly to the yearbook if they join www.ReplayIt.com, it fun easy and free.

Help us make this YOUR yearbook.


What are we DOING this week?

If you are ever sick or absent for another reason, or if you're just trying to be more organized. You can now see what the plans are for Mr. Mallory's classes by visiting his "Planbook."

There you can see this week's plans, as well as look back over the past quarter. Please remember though, that these are tentative and subject to change depending on how much we get through, how the school calendar changes and whether Mr. Mallory is absent too. But most of the time it should be pretty accurate.

For Civics class in particular- Mr. Mallory's Planbook will be a place where you can check to see what homework is do when.

CIVICS- Extra Credit Opportunity

Watch either of the upcoming Presidential debates and simply take notes, and you can turn them in for extra credit! Mr. Mallory will have copies of the notes form in the Civics room, or print off your own by following the "student hand out" link at the bottom of this post.

Final Presidential Debates

As part of our extensive campaign coverage, C-SPAN offers viewers a front row seat to each of the presidential debates. C-SPAN coverage of the debates will be livestreamed at c-span.org/campaign2012 as part of C-SPAN’s Debate Hub, where viewers can watch and engage socially.  
  • Tuesday, October 16Town Hall Debate
    Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY
  • Monday, October 22 Foreign Policy Debate
    Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL
Debate preview with a live 90-minute program
Live coverage of pre-debate briefings with moderators, as well as welcoming remarks from Debate Commission representatives
The Debate
Gauge public reaction for an hour after each debate with calls, Tweets and Facebook comments from viewers
Debate re-air

Debate Guide and Evaluation (.PDF)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mallory Sub Lessons Thurs Oct 11

Thank you (Sub) for taking my classes.

1&2hr CIVICS-
  • A number of students need to make-up tests, these are on the teacher's desk in the MS Civics room (with a post-it note on them).
  • Have students read, think about (possibly discuss) and then fill-out the "Declaration Decoded" worksheet )on the teacher's desk in MS Civics room. Make sure that they ALSO, complete the paraphrase on the back of the worksheet. They should work on this during class, but I will collect it in class tomorrow (Friday Oct 12)

Students should continue working on their chair drawings. When in doubt, they should look over the directions again on pp 127-132 in their textbook. We will decide at the beginning of the hour Friday whether or not we will critique them that day, or give them one last day to work on them and critique them Tuesday.

4th Hr- Planning Period

5th Hr 7th Grade Art-
Students should finish working on their Synthetic Cubism Still-Life. Their drawings and directions should be on the island. One of them should carefully move the still-life cart back to it's original position. A few of them may finish glazing their ceramic projects, but need to clean up afterward. If/when they are finished, they may free-draw, or they should use their time quietly be reading, writing or doing work for other classes. Please remind them that they have the Course Post-Test tomorrow, so they may want to study the notes they took earlier this week.

6th Hr Painting-
Create a Baroque or Romantic-style painting of a person, place, or scene with tempera on paper.
You may choose to...
  1. Create a painting emphasizing the tenebrea style, beginning dark, and using limited, theatrical lighting, like Caravagio or Gentileschi.
  2. Create a painting emphasizing exaggerated mannerism (instead of realistic proportions) to stress tension, action or for expressive or emotional effect, like El Greco or Peter Paul Rubens
  3. Create an allegory, using fictional characters or symbols to express a universal truth, like Rubens
  4. Create a painting depicting a scene from Greek mythology or history, like many Baroque painters.
  5. Create a painting depicting strong or important women in a serious or heroic way, like Gentileschi.

7th Hr 8th Grade Art-
Students should finish working on their non-objective compositions which illustrate the elements of design. These should be on the island. This will be the last day to work on them. Those who are finished need to work on something quietly, free-draw, read, write or do work for another class. Please remind them to bring their books to class on Tuesday.

8th Hr Yearbook-
  • Students should work on designing a one page layout on the blue "Dummy Sheets" on the island. Examples from last year are also on the island. Once designed, they should cut out pictures, headlines or body-copy to paste down as a "mock" layout.
  • When they are finished with the test, they may work on their real layouts or the cover in the lab. Robert & PJ may work on the cover in Photoshop.

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

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Mallory Sub Lessons Oct 8, 2012

I am going to try to see a doctor tomorrow because I have a really bad case of bronchitis. I will try to call Chad to let him know as soon as I send this email. I'm sorry that there are so many attachments to be run off. 

Thank you (Sub) for taking my classes.

1&2hr CIVICS-
  • Students should write down as much of the second and third paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence as they can remember. (PLEASE BE SURE TO COVER IT ON THE BACK BOARD BEFORE CLASS). See attached sheet.
  • Students may use their books to complete the Chapter 19 "Re-Test" to help their grades. Also attached.
  • Please hand out the Chapter 20 Study Guide, which they should use to prepare for tomorrow's PostTest. Also an attachment.
  • On 18x24" Newsprint pad, students will draw a large still life of a chair (someone should put the antique chairs up on the island, perhaps also my chair). They will be drawing all hour every day this week. 
  • Students will need to each get an 18x24" newsprint pad from the drying cabinet. Today they should at least read the directions on pp 127-132 in their textbook, draw a 2 inch margin on a page in the newsprint pad to create a format and tone the inside of the format with graphite. 
  1. Give yourself a 2" margin all around the page
  2. Tone your page with graphite
  3. Choose/use a "basic unit" (see pp.123-126)
  4. Start by drawing the negative space around the chair, but...
  5. Fully finished, detailed, shading etc.

4th Hr- Planning Period

5th Hr 7th Grade Art-
Students should continue working on their Synthetic Cubism Still-Life. Their drawings and directions should be on the island. One of them should carefully move the still-life cart back to it's original position. A few of them may finish glazing their ceramic projects, but need to clean up afterward. Supplies are in the second cabinet from the TV.

6th Hr Painting-
Students have an open-note (they MAY use their notes) test on Renaissance painting. They should also complete a self-critique/reflection form on their own renaissance-style painting. Test & Self-Critique forms attached to this email.

7th Hr 8th Grade Art-
Students should continue working on their non-objective compositions which illustrate the elements of design. These should be on the island. Supplies are in the second cabinet from the TV.

8th Hr Yearbook-
  • Students should take the Design 1 Test (attached)- they may use their notes, but not their books
  • Students who need to, should finish their reverse-engineered layouts
  • When they are finished with the test, they may work on their real layouts or the cover in the lab

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Mallory Sub Lessons Thurs Oct 4

7th Hr 8th Grade MS Art-
  • Have students turn in their "Check Your Understanding Questions" 1-5 from page 5 which were due today, have them put them in the yellow box on the island. 
  • Students should then read and follow the directions on pages 6 & 7- paper will  be in a stack on the island, markers, crayons and colored pencils are in the second cabinet from the TV. Students should work all hour, but they will be able to work on these non-objective elements-artworks on Monday.
8th Hr Yearbook I & YrBk II-
  • Students should continue working on and try to complete their "reverse-engineered" magazine layouts on their dummy-sheets. Rulers are on the island and scissors & glue are in the second cabinet from the TV.
  • Robert & Taylor (and other students once their done with their layouts) may work in the lab, either building their real page layouts or identifying students in pictures on www.yearbookavenue.jostens.com

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

Elements & Principles of Design

8th Grade Art students are learning about these in Chapter 1 of their textbook (pages 1-16). Use these graphics to study for your quiz. 7th Grade Art, Painting, Ceramics & Photography students would do well to learn these and use them in their artworks. Even Yearbook students would benefit from knowing the Principles for the sake of designing page layouts. Theoretically, if Drawing & Seeing students are learning their 5 core perceptual skills, these will automatically/intuitively fall into place without learning about them.

About the Principles, remember "Form follows function," and good design should 1) Capture attention 2) Hold attention and 3) Direct Attention and your compositions will have impact and be effective.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Chapter 20 homework

When in doubt (or absent) check out the class wiki for the notes:

Here's the homework assignments and their due dates-

  • 1-3 p.468 due WED OCT 3
  • 1-5 p.474 due THR OCT 4
  • 1-4 p.481 due FRI OCT 5
  • Chapter 20 Post-Test will be FRI OCT 5

CIVICS; Extra Credit

Here are the bonus questions for the Chapter 19 quiz in Civics  (5pts each);
"We cannot seek achievement for ourselves and forget about progress and prosperity for our community... our ambitions must be broad enough to include the aspirations and needs of others, for their sakes and for out own." ~Cesar Chavez, organizer of the United Farm Workers 
Please explain how Cesar Chavez's quote relates to any of the following-
A) The Business Cycle (the one that looks  like the Water Cycle in science)
B) William Glasser's 5 Basic Human Needs (Survival/Security, Belonging/Love, Competence/Power, Autonomy/Freedom, Learning/Fun)
C) John Maynard Keyne's concept of a "Mixed Economy."
D) The 2 core paragraphs of the Declaration of Independence- "We hold these truths... from the consent of the governed."

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Basketball Tryouts

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Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall Layout Assignments

These pages are due by October 5, 2012

  • 002-003 Baseball/Softball- Connor
  • 004-005 Volleyball- Jasmine
  • 006-007 Football- Carl
  • 008-009 FB Cheer- Jade
  • 013 MS FB- Josh
  • 014-015 Homecoming- Taylor
  • 026-027 Student Council | MS StuCo- Robert
  • 030 BV Cares/Talent Search- Taylor
  • 032-033 Voice | Archive- Paul

Friday, September 14, 2012

The 3 'Okes!

Paintings should try to do this. Great Photos should try to do this too. Probably not a bad goal for writing too.
  1. When you look at an artwork of any kind, what mood do they invoke by how they used the elements? 
  2. What things to they evoke for you? 
  3. Was it meant to be provocative? If so, how does it challenge you? Does it make you uncomfortable? Why?

Homecoming Dress-Up Days Next Week

Group Pictures

I can't keep track in my head who wants which of these so I'm just sending them all out at once.
  • Band
  • Drill Squad
  • Student Council
Word is that someone's planning on taking a new Volleyball picture Sunday night at Coronation. I need lots of pictures of Coronation & the Jersey Auction anyway- 

My In-Laws have a 50th Anniversary thing this weekend that I'm going to, so I can't attend. I've asked Yearbook Students, but over the years they've been notoriously unreliable (even when I make it part of their grade)- so can some of you PLEEEEASE take lots of pictures this weekend. 

You can put them in the Archive folder on the server Monday, email them to me, or- and this would be BEST- upload them to www.RePlayIt.com and they go directly to the yearbook! It's fast, easy & free.
THANK YOU ahead of time!

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

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Social Activist Art

8th graders- Juxtapose image(s) & text together in order to make a statement or comment that makes people think- like American artist Barbara Kruger.

Consider what associations you can evoke and/or what thought, discussion or debate you can provoke.

Good Design...

Applies to Photography, Layout, Painting, Drawing, Posters, Logos, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscaping- you name it! Come to think of it- it also applies to good writing. Headline = Right JAB, Lead Paragraph = Left HOOK, Story Body = UPPERCUT.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


FOLLOW DIRECTIONS- Before beginning these exercises, be sure to read the directions on pages 89-91 of Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (DRSB) and/or page 27 of the DRSB Workbook (handed out Mon. 9/10). Each of these exercises should be in your sketchbook and are worth 10 points each. Please but the time and date next to each one when you finish them.

As a class, we did exercises 1-3 together on Tuesday 9/11 and students did #4 on their own for homework. We will try to do exercises 5-7 in class together on Wed. 9/12

LET IT BE BAD! Don't tear them out of your sketchbook no matter how disappointed you are with any of them. This is about the PROCESS of perceiving and drawing edges- it is NOT about the finished product (of how well you can draw hands). That will come later. Keep these. 1. I need them as evidence of your improving perceptions, 2. you  may want them later in the semester as a point of comparison of how far you've come.

  1. Interior (start from the inside and work out, focus on the lines and creases inside your palm and on your fingers) 5 Minutes (set a kitchen timer if you're working on your own, instead of  together in class).
  2. Exterior (start from the outside and work in, in other words, focus on the outside contour of your hand). Its better to draw slowly and large, its okay if you don't get done- better to have 3 fingers carefully observed for every crack, wrinkle and nuance, than to have a complete hand that's too smooth, too perfect, or too small. 5 Min.
  3. Exterior Left-Handed (This time, use your wrong-hand left for most of us to draw with and use your dominant hand as the model). 5 Min.
  4. Interior/Exterior (go back to using your correct/dominant hand to draw with, but this time start from the inside-out and go on to try to draw the exterior contour too) Don't worry if they don't align. 7 Min
  5. Classmate's Face Left-Handed (Wrong/Left handed) 5 Min.
  6. Classmate's Face Right-Handed (Correct/Right handed) 7-10 Min.
  7. "Modified" Contour Line Drawing of your hand (MCLD) (basically the same as #4, except that you should start from the exterior and this time you MAY look back- though only occasionally, at your sketchbook in order to make adjustments in placement & proportion so that the final product looks more accurate than a purely Blind Contour Line Drawing (BCLD) 7-20 Min

The Day the world stopped turning

Watch 9/11 [Part 1] in Educational  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

See all 4 parts of the Naudet Brother's Film

Friday, September 7, 2012

5 Basic Rules of Photo Composition

  1. Keep It Simple (KIS), (1.a. Faces)
  2. Use the Rule of Thirds
  3. Have good Balance (you'll know it when you feel it)
  4. Use Framing
  5. Use lines; leading lines, S lines, implied lines, diagonal line.

YRBK Announcement

Please pick up the yearbooks you ordered from Mr. Mallory in the Art room- Joel Heaps, Taylor Rassell, Nick Gorden, and Michael Hanigan. 

We have lots 2011-12 yearbooks left for just $36. See any Yearbook staffer or Mr. Mallory if you'd like one.

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


Great Quote in Miss Minsen's Math Rm.

There's an old Latin phrase that fits with this; "diligentia maximum etiam mediocris ingeni subsidium," Diligence is a very great help even to a mediocre intelligence. The way we'd put it in cheerleading is, "You've got to want it, to win it!"

Bonus Questions

Here are 3 extra credit questions for this week's Chapter 18 test:

1. "Ideas shape the course of history" ~ John Maynard Keynes
Explain what you think Keynes' quote means. Give examples.

2. "No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable." ~Adam Smith
Which of Glasser's 5 basic Needs do you think Smith's quote addresses? Explain why/how.
  • Survival/Security
  • Belonging/Love
  • Competence/Power
  • Autonomy/Freedom
  • Learning/Fun
3. Which of the 3 major economic systems do you think would best help the most people meet their basic needs and "inalienable right?" Why? How? Explain.

BONUS Questions

These are optional extra-credit questions for this week's Chapter 18 test, worth 3 points each:
  1. "Ideas shape the course of history" ~John Maynard Keynes
    Explain what you think Keynes' quote means. Give examples.
  2. "No society can surely be flourishing and happy of which the far greater part of its members are poor and miserable." ~Adam Smith
    Which of William Glasser's 5 Basic Human Needs do you think Smith's quote addresses. Explain why/how
  3. Which of the 3 major economic systems do you think would best help the most people meet their needs & "inalienable rights?" Explain how/why

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Business Plan Project Group Assignments

1st Hour Civics
North GroupEast GroupSouth GroupWest Group
  • Lexie
  • Lucas
  • Alec L.
  • Sadie
  • Alec H
  • Jakob
  • Bailey
  • Tyler
  • Liberty
  • Marcus
  • Tristan
  • Brandon
  • Cole
  • Dawson
  • Alex

2nd Hour Civics
North GroupEast GroupSouth GroupWest Group
  • Travis
  • Cory
  • Timothy
  • Katelyn
  • Skye
  • Shawn
  • Madison
  • Ryen
  • Connor
  • Shayla
  • Jason
  • Zach
  • Morgan
  • Rhiannon
  • Brennan
  • Daina

Meet in groups of four to discuss how to get capital to start a business.

To begin with, you need to prepare a business plan. Your plan should :

1) Describe your product or service and

2) Explain why your product or service is needed,

3) How you plan to make or provide it,

4) How your business will be run or organized
(will it be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, a cooperative or a non-profit?)

5) What resources you will need, and

6) how you plan to use the capital.

Write your plan, create a poster with a company logo and/or picture of your product or service, and present your plan to the class. Ask the class if it would finance the business outlined in your plan. Put the names of all your group members on the top of your Business Plan. The best plans will be typed, but are not required to be.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Make the 2012-13 'Archive' YOUR Yearbook!

Make it a Great Year(book)!
HELP DECIDE THE YrBk THEME Click Here to Vote &/or give your suggestions

MAKE THE YEARBOOK! Click Here to see all of our pictures so far AND to share your pictures with the yearbook-http://www.RePlayIt.com
ORDER YOUR 2012-13 'Archive' NOW and save.
($36 before Christmas, $42 before May, $46 next Fall)

Click here to find out how to advertise in the 'Archive.'

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Mallory Sub lessons Aug 29

  • Per 1&2 CIVICS Rm 203- 1) Answer the questions on the "Invisible Hand" handout, due at the end of the class period. 2) Complete the Supply & Demand & Chicken Farm handouts, due Thursday.
  • Per 3 DRAWING Rm 219-  Please collect the Ch.1 Study Guide which was due today. Today in class, students should 1) Complete and turn in the "Hemisphere Dominance Inventory." 2) Work on completing the Ch.2 Study Guide. This is open-book, it is not a quiz. They may collaborate so long as they do so quietly. This will be due tomorrow (Thurs 8/30). When they are finished they may free-draw in their sketchbooks.
  • Per 3  IND.STUD.- Jacen Cable, Carl Shumate & Kasey Brosamle will continue working on their drawings/painting.
  • Per 5 IND.STUD.- Emily Anderson will work in the YrBk lab on Dig.Photo notes, tests, pictures, or weekly photo analysis.
  • Per 5 MS Art 7th- DEAR time- silent, sustained reading 11:52-12:12, Continue working on Complimentary-Color Oil Pastel Self Portrait. Please have students clean up at at least 12:55pm.
  • Per 6 PAINTING- Continue working on Medieval Icon, Illuminated Manuscript page, or Almanac page paintings.
  • Per 7 MS Art 8th-  Continue working on Surrealist painting or answer section review questions 1-4 on page 267 which are due Thursday.
  • Per 8 YEARBOOK- (YR1) Students should read pp. 38-41 in their book and complete "Quiz 6:Coverage"- this is open-book, so its being used as a study guide not an actual quiz. If there is time, the entire staff may read and begin working on Activity 6.1, planning our ladder. They may want to use copies of previous yearbooks to help. (YB2) Robert Willis & Taylor Malone may work on my computer or in the YrBk lab entering ads, pre-orders, or tagging students in pictures in the image library on yearbookavenue.com
  • CHEER- (After School) I told cheerleaders that I won't be here for practice today. If some want to practice, please let them know that they may work together outside or at home on cheers/chants or jumps but they may not work on stunts/mounts without me there.
Thank You!

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


Sunday, August 26, 2012

MS8- Surrealism

What we'll be doing this week in Eighth Grade Art and what's due when:

  • MON- Finish Surrealist Notes/Slide Show- Khalo & Dali
  • TUES & WED- Surrealist Painting (directions pp.262-263)
  • THURS- Lesson 3 American Art Today (pp.264-267)
  • DUE TUES 9/4: CYU questions 1-4 p.267

CIVICS; Chapter 18, Amer. Econ. System

Chapter Review Questions This & Next Weeks
  • 1-3 p.427 Due Thurs 8/30
  • 1-4 p.433 Due Fri 8/31
  • 1-3 p.23 Due Tues. 9/4
  • Chapter Post-Test will be Wed 9/5

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Mr.Mallory's Internet Empire

Here are some links to internet resources for the classes I teach.



NOTES Taking Forms

I'm excited about these new notes forms I made up today. They should help kids keep track of things that we learn about in my classes.These are based on the Cornell notes taking system which is pretty renown for being very effective. I usually have chapter-specific notes outlines that I use in Civics, but highly motivated and college-bound or TAG students may want to try these as an alternative. Making them available might also be a useful option for when you're absent.


  • If you ordered a 2011-2012 yearbook, please pick it up from Mr. Mallory.
  • If you'd like a 2011-12 yearbook, but didn't pre-order one they are still available. They are $36 and you can get them from Mr.Mallory or any Yearbook staffer.

  • Order a 2012-13 before Christmas for $36, see a Yearbook staffer for an order form or order online at the school website www.boyer-valley.k12.ia.us
  • After January 1, 2013 the price goes up to $42. If you wait till next year they'll go up to $46
  • You must order before April 20 if you want your name on it or any other customization. 

  • Seniors, please get your Senior Portrait to Mr.Mallory by or before Thanksgiving. 
  • ANYONE can upload pictures to use in the yearbook. We want to include your shots of dances, classes, activities, clubs, and sports. Simply register for free at www.replayit.com then upload your pictures and see everyone else's!

Friday, August 17, 2012

CIVICS Aug 20-24

•Finish Basic Human Needs notes
•NCSS Survey
•NCSS 10 SocStud Themes & 5 Standards
•Basic Needs "Inventory"
•Needs/Rights Comparison

Basic Needs & Rights Essay, directions to come, probable due date Fri 8/24

Quiz over this week's notes Fri 8/25