Ms. Chen has posted our finished Rocket Art pieces in the classroom and on the bulletin boards which surround our classroom. Displayed all together, they look amazing! If you haven’t seen our work in process, read more about how these pieces were created here.
This week students were able to complete fold out panels about looking back to Earth. Ms. Chen used Steve Jenkins’ book Looking Down to illustrate zooming in to a specific object – from looking at Earth and then zooming in possibly to a specific street, then maybe a particular house and then finally to a single window within the house.
This is such a fantastic book to illustrate zooming in on a particular object – first from far away and then getting closer and closer.
A very interesting journey in looking at the world from a different perspective.
Closer and closer and close
Read about how this book was conceived on Steve Jenkins’ site.
What is amazing about this book is that it is “told” strictly through visual images – as a wordless picture book.
This is Jena‘s art. Now in addition to her rocket ship, planets and drifting astronaut, she has attached her mini fold out book which depicts looking back to the Earth.
First she drew a portion of the Earth – oceans and land covered by forest. In the subsequent drawings she zooms closer and closer into the forest scene.
Here is Alyson’s completed work. We loved how she used the cellophane to represent the emissions coming from her rocket as it zoomed through space.
Her mini booklet zooms in to a single room in her building.
Such a colourful piece!
Hailey isn’t quite finished her mini zoom in booklet but her art so far, is wonderful.
Her astronaut’s suit is extremely detailed and she was able to create a very efective planet by layering her cellophane pieces.
Such a fun and successful project. Thank-you Ms. Chen!
Awesome work and it looks great!
Wonderful! Wondering what you included as the sentence frames for the mini-books?
Thanks Leeanne. This was ages ago so I can only rely on memory and looking a little closer at the photos (ironic I suppose!) It went something like First I saw . . . from far far away. Then I saw . . . .as I came closer. Finally I saw . . .