Archive for October, 2015

6th grade students visited creative thinking website Feed The Head is an entertaining and bizarre flash game that challenges you to make the head grow hair, breathe fire, and run all while using your creative mind to problem solve the ending.

Taught Rotation 1: October 22nd 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 27th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: March 27th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 15th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: October 18th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: May 15th 2013, Taught Rotation 3: March 13th 2013, Taught Rotation 2: January 11th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: October 19th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: May 20th 2012, Taught Rotation 3: March 10th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: January 12th 2012, Taught Rotation 1: October 15th 2011, Taught Rotation5: May 25th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: February 7th 2011, Taught Rotation 2: December 3rd 2010, Taught Rotation 1: October 7th 2010,

How well do you see color? 7th grade students took the online color challenge at Xrite ( which is based on the official FM100 Hue Test by X-Rite. Students had to drag and drop the colors in each row to arrange them by hue order and received a score once they were done.

Students were surprised at their results, as most are considering that 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency.


Taught Rotation 1: October 22nd 2015, Taught Rotation 4: June 2nd 2015, Taught Rotation 3: March 27th 2015, Taught Rotation 2: January 16th 2015, Taught Rotation 1: October 23rd 2014, Taught Rotation 3: March 22nd 2013, Taught Rotation 2: January 10th 2013, Taught Rotation 1: October 19th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: May 21st 2012

Art Extra Credit: Create a Custom Paper Toy Skull from  (papercraftskull)

Decorate, cut and fold the downloadable Skull and you will have a 3D skull with a jaw moves via a tab that sticks out the back!

If you make & decorate your own and bring it into Art Class, you will earn some jaw dropping extra credit!

Use this link to visit the website:

Taught Rotation 2: October 9th 2015, Taught Rotation 2 : October 29th 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 12th 2013.

Socktober SNS LogoHappy SOCKTOBER Westfield Families!

Wait, what is SOCKTOBER?!? Well if you didn’t know already, SOCKTOBER is a national sole warming movement that gives everyone an easy and fun way to help those in need through donating new socks!

So this SOCKTOBER, the Bloomingdale Character Count Coalition, with the help of Socks and Souls, wants to prove that even the smallest act of caring, like donating a pair of new socks, can help make a huge difference in the lives of the needy and homeless!

Therefore the Village of Bloomingdale has some awesome locations for hosting our own SOCKTOBER Sock Drive Collections all month long to celebrate Character Counts month! With that said, Westfield is one of the sock collection sites and we are holding a grade level competition to see which grade can warm the most souls through soles this SOCKTOBER! With that said, all anyone needs to do in order to participate in our SOCKTOBER Sock drive is a new pair of socks so please considering picking up any type of socks, plain white, funky knee highs, baby ankle socks, etc., from a local store near you!

Now if you are ready to get involved with SOCKTOBER, check out the SOCKTOBER site at (! For those who are on social media, we even have our own SOCKTOBER Sock Event page on Facebook ( so please considering joining, as well as sharing it with those you know! Check out our Instagram post at: (

If you have any questions, please let me know and I look forwarding to having you all help warm souls through soles this SOCKTOBER!

40384339The Illinois Water Resources Center has decided to host a contest for Illinois’ youth photographers who capture what water means for them, their communities, and the state. Winning images will be used in promotional materials, particularly ones for the state’s Nutrient Loss Reduction Strategy. The deadline for submission is Oct. 16. More info is available here .

6th grade students studied Abstract Art ( and used straws and ink to create a black and white Abstract work of art of their own. Student then learned about Color Theory ( in order to select a color motif  to add color using markers and pattern however they wished to their abstract creation.

View all of the students’ abstract Blown Ink creations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: October 1st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 3rd 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 3rd 2015, Taught Rotation 2: October 28th 2014,Taught Rotation 1: August 27th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: March 26th 2014, Taught Rotation 3: January 24th 2014, Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: August 15th 2013, Rotation 4: April 2nd 2013, Taught Rotation 3: January 23rd 2013, Taught Rotation 2:  October 31st 2012, Taught Rotation 1:  August 16th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: March 23rd 2012, Taught Rotation 3: January 17th 2012, Taught Rotation 2: October 28th 2011, Taught Rotation 1:  August 19th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: April 6th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: February 25th 2011, Taught Rotation 3: November 15th 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2010, Taught Rotation 1:  October 1st 2010


7th grade students pretended that the major manufacturers of Nutritious and Delicious Artsy Fartsy Breakfast Cereals had just hiredthem and a partner as they had been given the responsibility of developing a brand new Artsy Fartsy Cold Breakfast Cereal. For this project, students had to come up with a unique product, packaging, jungle, price, etc., but first they had to collect data, an important part of any product design, which required them to conduct a cereal preference survey as well as bring in samples of cereal boxes. After students created their cereal boxes, they participated in a critique to help the manufacturers of Nutritious and Delicious Artsy Fartsy Breakfast Cereals decide which cereal to market!

View all of these students’ artistic recreations on Artsonia at:

Taught Rotation 1: October 1st 2015, Taught Rotation 4: May 12th 2015, Taught Rotation 3: February 2oth 2015, Taught Rotation 2: December 2nd 2014, Taught Rotation 1: October 6th 2014, Taught Rotation 4: April 23rd 2014, Taught Rotation 3: February 3rd 2014, Taught Rotation 2: December 2nd 2013, Taught Rotation 1: September 23rd 2013, Taught Rotation 4:  April 26th 2013, Taught Rotation 3:  January 28th 2013, Taught Rotation 2:  October 29th 2012, Taught Rotation 1:  August 16th 2012, Taught Rotation 4: March 19th 2012