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Lulu Moonwood Murakami

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RESIDENCY REQUEST

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RESIDENCY GOALS

My highest goal is to empower students by giving them means to integrate their learning and a way to communicate their thoughts and feelings via visual arts.

I want to engage English Language Learners and other students whose primary mode of learning is other than verbal.

I want to help students develop decision-making skills.

BIO

I am a former elementary school teacher who taught for eleven years at Vose Elementary in the Beaverton School District. For six of those years I taught in the Two-Way Immersion Program (Spanish-English). I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and have always incorporated art into my classroom teaching. I have further experience teaching art in after school and summer programs, and have been a practicing studio artist for three decades.

DISCIPLINES

2D Visual Arts,3D Visual Arts,

GRADE BANDS

K-2,3-5,6-8,

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish, 

LANGUAGE DETAILS

Fluent, 

WORK WITH STUDENTS

The Water Cycle Murals

My third grade students worked in teams to create murals that depicted concepts learned from our science unit on the water cycle. Using water-based paints, students first created a collection of custom papers to be used for collage, a la Eric Carle’s style of illustration. Then in teams they decided which segment of the water cycle they wanted to illustrate. One group, for example, chose to illustrate precipitation and showed how the rain fills the rivers and included their neighborhood near the river, or depicted snow and created figures outside playing in the snow, etc. Another segment showed evaporation and transpiration as lakes and gardens lost water back to the atmosphere. The total mural showed how students understood the role the water cycle played in their own lives.

 

 

Insect Figures

My second grade students created insect figures as a culmination to our science unit on insects. Working individually they chose which insect they wanted to create then built them from recycled materials (thus integrating a schoolwide goal to be a certified green school). Students demonstrated knowledge of insect anatomy as well as developed designing, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.

 

 

Pattern Weaving

I have done weaving with a variety of grade levels, using both paper and yarn as materials. In math we learned about various types of patterns such as AB patterns, ABBA patterns, etc., which can be replicated in weaving. Weaving provides students with a different way of understanding these types of patterns.

GALLERY

FEE INFO

Residency Fees

Planning meetings – $60 per grade band (Ex. K-2, 3-5, 6-8)

Session teaching fee Р$60 (45 minute sessions x 15 classes)

Prep and planning time – $60 per hour

*Materials Рvary depending on project

Travel Expense – $0.54 per mile

Reflection meetings – $60 per grade band

*Materials

Some materials may be part of a classroom’s regular supplies which will reduce the total supply cost.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Contact:

Questions? Contact your Right Brain Coach.

Phone:

503-225-5900 Ext. 231

Email:

josephine@ya-or.org

Website:

http://lulumoonart.com

REFERENCES

Patrick Birkle

English/Spanish Dual Language Classroom Teacher

birklep@hsd.k12.or.us

503-840-1650

Minter Bridge Elementary

4th Grade

Myra Clark

Director

myrawclark@gmail.com

971-235-6004 (cell)

Oregon Episcopal School

AASK (Aardvarks Advocate Skills and Knowledge)


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