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Week 1 objectives
Use the pen tool in Illustrator to create vector graphics

Week 1 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Raster Bitmap Vector Pen tool
Anchor point Handle Selection tool Direct selection tool

We will begin class again this week with our opening bell ringer activity.

Day 25- Monday and Tuesday Using Illustrator, you will be creating a poster advertising a holiday event. We'll discuss in class what kind of holiday events you can use for this assignment, but start thinking about things like New Years celebrations, Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities, charity toy drives and tree lighting ceremonies. When you come up with the perfect holiday event for your poster, tell me all about it here. After that, you can start to create the poster.

Remember, your work will be graded against this rubric:

Points Requirement
10 The poster clearly defines event's purpose
10 Colors in the poster work harmoniously to advertise the event
10 The target audience (adults, kids, families) is clear from the content of the poster
10 The time, location and price are clearly stated on the poster
20 At least one of the three text effects is used in the poster
20 The poster contains at least one item created with the pen tool
10 The poster contains graphics to help entice people to attend the event
10 The poster is saved as an AI file, but also as a SVG (scalable vector graphic)

Day 26- Wednesday and Thursday It is likely that you will finish your poster during this class period. When you complete that work, please present it so I can grade it according to the rubric. Following that, there is a lesson I put on YouTube to make a pair of interlocking heart shapes in Illustrator. Please work on that next.

Day 27- Friday Today, we may be ready to work with the Image Trace feature in Illustrator. I will make a video later in the week, but for the time being, this is the image you will use. UPDATE- Here is the video of the lesson. Go for it.

teks: 6abc

Week 2 objectives
Use the pen tool in Illustrator to create vector graphics
Work with Adobe InDesign to create a sample newspaper page

Week 2 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Raster Bitmap Vector Pen tool
Anchor point Handle Selection tool Direct selection tool

We will begin class again this week with our opening bell ringer activity.

Day 27, continued- Tuesday Using Illustrator, Welcome, students. You need to take a look today at the image trace feature in Illustrator. You'll need this incredibly pixilated image of a boy on a carousel horse to complete your work, and don't forget, you will need to select a second image of your own to complete, as well.

Day 28- Monday and Thursday- Today, we'll blend all that we have learned to make a logo for a surf shop. There is a video here to help you with this lesson. The image of the man with the surfboard will be located here.

Day 29- Wednesday and Friday- Presumably, you have finished the surf logo. So far you should have completed:

Now, you are ready to move on, and I thought it would be good to show you one more piece of graphic design software, InDesign. I have used InDesign to create newspaper pages, programs for school plays, books, magazines and other print documents. To get the hang of it, you first need to see what it does. I will show you some InDesign basics before setting you free with this lesson. To complete it, you will need this template and this photo. Here is a video to help you work through it. Also, I wanted to show you the spot where people pick up placeholder text.

teks: 6abc

Week 3 objectives
Create an online digital portfolio
Review Adobe Illustrator skills

Week 3 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Layer Move tool Crop Selection tools

We will begin class again this week with our opening bell ringer activity.

Day 30- Monday and Tuesday Provided you have completed all of the assignments so far, you are welcome to use these lessons to review your Photoshop skills. I expect you to work through at least two of these lessons today and two of them next time in class. The specific ones I want to see you try are in the middle of the page under the headings Beginner projects and More beginner projects. Do two from those sections today. I explain how to access the things you need in this document.

Day 31- Wednesday and Thursday Please complete two more lessons from the same resource as we used during the last class.

Day 32- Friday Take today to finish your Photoshop tutorials.

teks: 6abc

Week 4 objectives
Review Adobe Photoshop skills
Assess knowledge from third six weeks

Week 4 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Layer Move tool Crop Selection tools

We will begin class again this week with our opening bell ringer activity.

Day 32- Tuesday I want to start our day with a look at how to make an online portfolio of your work. It is always good to have a place to display your talents. You will need five images on your site for a grade today. Take today to finish your Photoshop tutorials. Additionally, you should review for your six weeks test during class today. You will take it Thursday.

Day 33- Monday and Thursday Today, let's jump into some extra tutorials in Illustrator. Check out the options on this page. Show me two finished tutorials during class today.

A day/Monday students, review for your six weeks test today. I also want to take a look at how to make an online portfolio of your work. It is always good to have a place to display your talents.

B day/Thursday students, you get to take your test here today.

Day 34- Wednesday and Friday A day/Wednesday students, you will take your six weeks test here today. Everyone should also take the opportunity to knock out two more Illustrator lessons from this page again today.

FRIDAY- STUDENTS, CLICK HERE FOR THE WORK YOU SHOULD DO WHILE YOU HAVE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TODAY.

teks: 6abc

Week 5 objectives
Review content from first semester

Week 5 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

All first semester vocabulary will be reviewed

We will begin class again this week with our opening bell ringer activity.

Day 35- Monday and Tuesday

A day/Monday students- Please spend today working through the content here using Adobe InDesign. You will complete four tasks. I made a video here to show you how to find and save the files you need. The lessons are located here. If you have trouble saving the zipped folder of files from Adobe, here they are individually, so you can download them one at a time:

B day/Tuesday students- You will be in a different classroom with a different teacher today. I am proctoring some EOC testing in my classroom. I will get you an assignment on paper to complete.

Day 36- Wednesday and Thursday

A day/Wednesday students- You will be in a different classroom with a different teacher today. I am proctoring some EOC testing in my classroom. I will get you an assignment on paper to complete.

B day/Thursday students- We will be together during class today. I want you to join in a game of vocabulary bingo. We will have access to laptop computers, as well, and with those, you will have the ability to access some review material that will help you on your final exam. Review these Quizlet card sets:

Day 37- Friday I am not sure if we have our room back today. We will, however, have time to play vocabulary bingo. Additionally, you have the same review material as is shown above. If we are out of our normal classroom, you will have a laptop computer to access the Quizlet card sets.

teks: All semester 1 TEKS will be reviewed

Week 6

Click here for your final exam

Monday, December 16 Tuesday, December 17 Wednesday, December 18 Thursday, December 19 Friday, December 20
1st period exam 9:00-11:00 5th period exam 9:00-11:20 2nd period exam 9:00-11:20 7th period exam 9:00-11:20 No school for students, work day for teachers

2nd period class 11:05-1:00

6th period exam 11:30-1:50 4th period exam 11:30-1:50 8th period exam 11:30-1:50
3rd period exam 1:05-3:05 Early release at 1:50 Early release at 1:50 Early release at 1:50
4th period class 3:15-4:20

Happy Holidays

Monday, January 6 - No school for students, work day for teachers

Tuesday, January 7 - Start of the second semester, full school day