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Archive for November, 2011

Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

November 2, 2011
Reporting on “Chasing Vermeer”

While reading “Chasing Vermeer” I found some Vermeer websites to show my students so of his art work.  Then they did this activity of being a reporter for the Hype Park Times.  They could select through paintings by artists, what kind of article (mystery, art fans from outer space, time travel, inventions and honors...
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“Chasing Vermeer” Pentomino Challenge

November 1, 2011
“Chasing Vermeer” Pentomino Challenge

  “Chasing Vermeer is a puzzle, wrapped in a mystery, disguised as an adventure, and delivered as a work of art.” Pentomino Challenge This activity mirrors what is happening in the story. Calder in the story uses pentominoes to figure out problems. What are pentominoes you ask? They are 12 different shapes using 5...
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