Class hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
- Welcome to Week 3!
- Our CTE “Face to Face” is in 4 days, on Thursday September 14th starting in the cafeteria at 6pm. A letter grade of extra credit goes to students that arrive with family/guardian member to meet our school.
- The majority of class time this Monday through Thursday will be used for learning new Maya content and Bedroom production. It will be a sprint – last week the “Face to Face” was later in September. This year, we are going to have to race to get Bedrooms to a presentational level – and we can, but we will be working at a pretty good clip the next 4 days.
9:40 Attendance and Article
9:45 Design Homework 3: New Flag for Burlington Vermont
This weeks Design Homework connects directly to something you may have read in the news in the last couple days. Burlington is going to redesign their city Flag, and you are going to take a crack at the design this week.
I want you to take the next page of your sketchbook and create 3 draft flags which represent Burlington. Divide your space accordingly.
Your Submission should follow the Five Basic Principles of Flag Design:
- Keep it Simple: A flag should be so simple that a child could draw it from memory.
- Use Meaningful Symbolism
- Use Two to Three Basic Colors
- No Lettering or Seals
- Be Distinctive or Be Related
Some other requirements:
- Designs must be original.
- Designs must be positive in spirit.
- Designs with religious symbols will not be considered.
- Designs construed as hateful, defamatory, or discriminatory will not be considered.
- Designs with references to alcohol, drugs, or illicit activities will not be considered.
- Anonymous submissions forfeit any right to prize money – this is a key. If Senghe from South Burlington wants to enter “anonymously”, he can still win and get his work used, he just doesn’t get the prize money.
What does Burlington Vermont mean to you? To us?
Due a week from today at the start of Site Maintenance.
We are going to watch an 18 minute video on Flag design today after our afternoon article.
9:50 Site Maintenance
This is our first “normal”, Monday morning session of Site Maintenance. The first hour of class is to complete all of last weeks work for grading on Wednesday at 3pm.
First, I would check the Week 2 “What is due”.
I will call students over for a quick meeting. When I call you over please bring your sketchbook, signed and dated, and on the correct page.
As you can’t log in yet, I have paper grade sheets for you. When you are missing an assignment, we are going to follow a specific procedure to turn in back in to me.
- Put the project where it should have gone for normal grading.
- Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org – not I don’t have the “.vt”) with a subject of LATE WORK – all caps, with space. This is picked up by a specific filter in my email and alerts me to grade late work.
- In the body of the email have a Greeting, quick professional message with the name of the project and location, and a closing – just as you would in the professional industry.
This would work for the email:
I have turned in my snowman project in Week 2 to be graded.
This will sadly also be the first time we have students at a C- or below. (Some missing an assignment, some didn’t dominate the quiz, etc). Due to this you will not be able to listen to music during our production time until you are back up to a C.
When you have all your work turned in, take a look at our Week 3 Vocab and Terminology – quiz on Friday.
10:45 Break (15 Minutes)
11:00 English with Mr. Bisson
- Be back at 11am sharp for attendance.
- Give your attention to Mr. Bisson who is our Cawd English teacher.
12:10 Lunch (30 Minutes)
12:40 Attendance and Article
12:45 Roman Mars / TED Talk / Flags are often designed terribly
1:05 Maya Content
- Building a picture frame / poster
- Adjusting textures
1:25 Bedroom Production
Work to fill / add detail to your bedroom.
Dailies at 2! Be ready!