Happy Holidays to all my students!

On December 20th my sixth grade students has fun making giant snowflakes. This was the last day before Winter Break. We took that opportunity to take a group picture. It is always fun using the self timer on the camera. The anticipation of the flashing light always put a smile on our faces. Click on the team’s name to see the pictures.

Carrabassett, Sabattus, Kennebec

Massabesic MMS winners of the Peace Poster Contest.

Masssabesic Middle School students had the opportunity to participate in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.

Our Local Lions Clubs offered cash prizes.1st Place $25,2nd Place $15 and 3 runner-ups places of $10 each. The first place winner’s poster will go on to the Lion’s District level for the next round of judging.

Congratulation to the following Students:

1st Place Mikaela Callahan

2nd place Kerrigan Goudreau

3 runner-ups Allyssa Morin, Zoe Matthews and Nadine Koehan

Your picture will be taken on Monday morning and you will receive your cash prizes from Mrs. Kustron from the Lions Club.

6th Grade Animations

6th grade students  just finished  their “Animation” project. This is a very exciting project, they are using their artistic abilities in creating their own cartoon characters. they have to come up with a situation and learn about technology. It has been a challenge working with shared laptops. 6th grade students are not as lucky as 7th and 8th grade students. They have to share 1 set of laptops for the team. They each have an account on the school server. We had to work through many little kinks and they had to be patients. Our motto this past week is “Go with the FLOW!”   Some students had to visit Mr. Cram our technology specialist with problems like logging on to the server, running out of space on the server, retrieving password.  On October 26, 2010, we had our first animation. It is now on the Art pagenjoy!
I welcome any comments from my students and parents.

New Updates on the Art Webpage!

The Art Rooms have been very busy since school started.

High School Pottery I – Please go to High School Pottery 1 webpage. We have been working on pinchs pots with slip decorations. We learned how to load the kiln and glaze our pots with a clear glaze.

 Next the class worked on  a  “Ball Construction with a Mold“” Students brought in a bowl from home, then they laid a piece of tulle in the bowl  as a release agent. They rolled small balls of clay and started layering them in their bowls. The clay balls were attached together using their fingers or a modeling tool. Most students did 2 of these bowls and after releasing the clay from the bowl they are put together by scoring and using slip (score and slip). A neck is added using coil or slab.

Each students created a “Kiln God ” to watch over the kiln . All Ball Construction with a Mold Vases made it.!

Students are now working on a coil pot. 

      We are  learning all the different aspects of pottery, from different building techniques, glazes, loading and firing the kiln and also intertwine our lessons with Art History and the Elements and Principles of Design.

6th Grade Art  Our first major project: In this painting unit  6th grade students learned about  drawing a face using  the right proportion. They also reviewed the color wheel and identified 6 different color harmonies or schemes. When they started painting, they had to choose their harmonies from: cool, warm, complementary, split complementary,  monochromatic and analogous colors. They did a lot of mixing with tones to make their painting more interesting. They learned a lot about colors. And most of all   that PAINTING IS FUN! 

Our 2nd project: 6th grade students learned about Art History through shoes. From sandals in ancient Egypt, poulaines in superstitious Medieval times, scarpines with King Henry VIII, platform shoes in  Europe, boots with heels with cowboys , wood shoes or sabot in France, to modern times . After learning basic paper construction: scoring and making tabs , using white glue the proper way, they designed their own shoes.

We are now working on creating a marionette and drawing cartoons. The cartoons will become animated. More info to come on this exciting project!

The 1st Quarter Art web is complete

There are many additions on the 7th and 8th grade art web page.

You can view some great little animations from the 7th grade and the 8th grade clay project. They created a tea pot and tea cup. We finished the project with a Fun Tea Party. Enjoy the 1st quarter webpage. It will eventually change with the 2nd quarter art projects.

7th and 8th grade students! Be sure to order your “Remember MMS” Picture CD

8th Grade  Students: Click on the link to see the content

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th and 8th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $15.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. The CD will be mailed to you 2 weeks or so after school gets out.

   I would like to thank you for purchasing this CD. Not only will you have a great CD with thousands of pictures and short movies, you are also helping me and my future students in improving technology in my classroom. I also consider your purchase as a thank you for the countless hours I spent working on the web pages for your enjoyment.

7th Grade Students

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $10.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. You will get your CD on the last day of school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $10.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. You will get your CD on the last day of school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th and 8th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $15.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. The CD will be mailed to you 2 weeks or so after school gets out.

   I would like to thank you for purchasing this CD. Not only will you have a great CD with thousands of pictures and short movies, you are also helping me and my future students in improving technology in my classroom. I also consider your purchase as a thank you for the countless hours I spent working on the web pages for your enjoyment.

7th Grade Students

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $10.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. You will get your CD on the last day of school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I am compiling a CD filled with all the WebPages and pictures from your 7th grade. Everything I ever put on the web will be on this CD for you to enjoy. The BIGGEST YEAR BOOK on a CD! Look on the back of this page to see what is on the CD. The CD will work with Apple computers and Windows 98, Me, XP or Vista.

           The cost of the CD is $10.00. You will need to place your order to Mrs. Hussey with your payment. You will get your CD on the last day of school. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7th Grade Animation Project

Our 1st quarter students just finished creating their own computer generated animations. The MLTI program, unique to the the State of Maine, helps to make this project a reality. Every student is issued the use of a laptop for their two years at the Middle School.  This project helps students to explore additional uses of their computer beyond word processing and web surfing. This was a very exciting project, the results of which you can see by checking out the MMS animation page.
       We started this project with a lesson on cartooning.  Afterwards, each student brainstormed ideas for their own animation.  Students then drew, painted, outlined and cut their cartoon characters and backgrounds out of paper.  Utilizing a digital camera and the Apple iMovie software, students began constructing their animations, frame-by-frame. After the animation was complete, students added a soundtrack (often mixing voice and music).  Once the animation was finished, it was rendered as a QuickTime movie.  Each movie has been uploaded to the school server and is available for viewing here.
      If you have any questions on how this was done, feel free to email me at Lucille_Hussey@fc.sad57.k12.me.us 

Massabesic Middle School Talent Show

 

Congratulations to all the Talent Show participants for a great performance and a special “Thank You” to tall the staff members who worked on this for our enjoyment.

Massabesic Middle School Talent Show

June 20, 2008

Brianna Bean sings “On My own” from the musical ‘ Les Miserables”

Jacob Bedard plays piano “Minuet in D”

Shawna Rumery and Caitlyn Martin dance to :”Damaged” by Danity Kane

Michelle Cafferky and Riley Smith perform to “Start All Over” by Miley Cyrus

Clarissa Nemet dances to “Build God and Then We’ll Talk” by Panic at the Disco

River Whitten and Justin Wolfinger perform an original musical titled “Falling Down”

Abby Mallard sings ” Away From the roll of the Sea”

Megan Goddard dances to Fergie’s “Here I Come”

Callie Hansen sings “Let’s Dance” from Miley Cyrus

“Mrs. Lands’ Homeroomies” perform to Aerosmith’s “Dude” : Jacob Lanoue, River Whitten, Mark Bender, Justin Wolfinger, Tori Stewart, Ciera Lamontagne. Sarah Roy, Katie Abbott and Michelle Giordano

Jacob Bedard dances to “Low”

DJ Durand plays acoustic guitar to “Wish You Were There”

Meagan Snow and Haley Jones perform “I’d Lie” from Taylor Swift

Mark bender. Jacob Lanoue and Dylan Tremblay perform “You’re Gonna Miss This” from Trace Adkins

Zodiac Alliance band (DJ Durand, Ry Audy, and Zai Huntress) perform 2 original pieces; “nothing You Can Do” followed by ‘Letting Go”

John Secunde sing and  plays the guitar

Brian Wardwell sings ‘Life is a Highway” from Rascal Flatts