Diamond Verses And Mosaic Art (Spring 2010)

Diamond_Fire_Water.wmv
car_skycrapers.wmv
car_wolf.wmv
mosaic_video_erika.wmv
tiger and wind.wmv
diamon_poem_erendida_0001.wmv
seahorse_godzila.wmv
Duck and Birlds.wmv
http://nimitz13.wikispaces.com/file/detail/Diamond_Sunlight_Stardust_w_sun_stars.wmv

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(All credits pending clearance with the Art Department)

April, the Poetry Month
Inspired by the paper mosaics by the students in art classes taught by Ms Kaufman and Ms Dobbins at Nimitz HS, these poems examine the contrast between two images. They are written with parallel structures as a way to reveal semantic dichotomy. In my classes, I often repeat words by Dostoevsky, "Beauty will save the world." Nimitz students are on a mission one poem line, one colorful tile at a time.


Diamond_Sun.JPG
Sunlightdominant, direct,vivacious, vital, vast,flooding, sparkling, penetrating,victory, vigor, vibration, might__mystery, vagueness, vacuum, vertigo
filtering, setting, perishing,
vincible, vagrant, void
distant, diffused
Star Dust
Diamond_0001.jpg

SUNLIGHT - STAR DUST
narrated by Jonathan Hulsey
http://nimitz13.wikispaces.com/file/detail/Sunlight_stardust.mp3

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The Butterfly drank the Flower's nectar and fell in love.
They danced and kissed in the garden.
Harmony and peace hung in the air.
Kindness and beauty filled the hearts.
*
flower
bud petals
shining growing
the smile of the garden
the touch of the wind
flying drinking
larva wings
butterfly
*
by SS-6


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young azalea
colorful petals
growing living smiling
the promise of the future
the pain of the past
drooping dying crying
dry branches
old willow

100_2016.JPGby Erendida Gomez
diamon_poem_erendida_0001.wmv

Coyote
Black Fur
Howling Creeping Hunting
Catch Attack
Roaring Springing Racing
Striped Coat
Tiger
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By JA
Tiger
Natural Creature
Cruel Ferocious
Savagery Aggression Violence
but by the cage -
tamed
but by the windmill -
Destruction Disaster Death
Hurricane Tornado Storm
Strong Merciless
Natural Force
Wind
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By RC
tiger and wind.wmv

CHEERY’S TREE
leafy, bright
growing, producing, giving
sun, cheeries, eyes, moon
surviving, hunting, taking
furry, dark
WOLVES
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By JR

Many thanks to Erendida Gomez who helped with photography.
More poems, mosaics, perspectives, and interviews are published on the class blog.

Holiday Season Traditions

December 25:
Writing on the snow for family and friends: Xmas_Card_2009.wmv
Angel Tree 2009: A_Holiday_Offering_From_NHS.wmv
Jordan about the Angel Tree project: Jordan_AngelTree.mp3
Singing in the library: xmas_esl.mp3 xmas_Night.mp3

Me​dia Fair, December 2009


Veronica's Campaign for the World was released for the Climate Summit in Copenhagen, December 2009 and screened in Nimitz on the Earth Day.
Veronica_by_Erendida.wmv


How I've Learned English

Voices from Russia: http://219m219.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/how-ive-learned-english/

Voices from Texas:
Lucero: How_Lucero1_P3.mp3

Ramiro: how_ramiro2_p3.MP3 Olga: How_Daniela_p3.mp3 Dulce: How_Dulce_p4A.mp3 Osiel: How_osiel_p3.mp3
Veronica: How_Veronica_p3.mp3 Tomas: How_Thomas_p3.mp3 Julio: how_julioB_4A .mp3 Luis: how luis pa..mp3

Juan: 08_How_3Ju.mp3 Anas: 08_How_3Anas.mp3 EJ: 08_How_3Edg.mp3 Jose: 08_How_3JH.mp3
GB: 08_How_Gra2.mp3 Maria: 08_How_Maria2_take2.mp3


The Viking Tale (Spring 2009)

The_Viking_Tale.wmv
Teaching English composition with film:
These shorts were created by Level 1 ESL students with the purpose of contributing to the Nimitz Lore. After studying various talltales (Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill), Greek myths and Native American legends, students came up with their own stories explaining how Viking became our mascot.
Viking_JoseR.wmv
Vik_and_Millionaire_0001.wmv
VIK_BIG_0001.wmv
VIKING_All_0001.wmv
Vik_Opening_Credits_New.wmv
Sketch_book.wmv

The Brick Wall Theater:


"Zoo" by Edward D. Hoch: zoo2.mp3
Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry: Roll_of_Thunder_Readers.wmv
Klapzuba's Eleven from the Global Game:Klapzuba_Interview_A_H.wmv
From "The Last Leaf" by O'Henry:
The_Last_Leaf_Opening.wmv
The_Last_Leaf_text_one.wmv
Last_Leaf_Text_end.wmv

Project Files:
Video 22 (2).AVI
Video 22 (2).AVI
Video 20.AVI
Video 19.AVI
Video 18.AVI
Video 17.AVI
Video 16.AVI
Video 15.AVI
Video 24.AVI
Video 23.AVI
Video 25.AVI