Here are some of our 4th graders practicing their ukulele chords! Here we’re switching between C Major and F Major and sounding great! More to come soon!
Children have completed their 3-d design unit and have created a variety of structures and figures. To earn the privilege of using glue and tape, kids first had to show they could build things using different attachment strategies. Even after glue and tape were given to them, students continued to build small creatures and plants […]
Since returning from Winter break, students in grades 3-5 have begun learning all about Ukulele. We began with the basics of care and tuning, and now we’ve even got a couple chords under our belts! Look out for more to come from these fantastic young musicians!
Lately 5th graders have been learning about chord progressions. Here they are working on a I-IV-I-V progression using piano, organ and xylophone! Later we’ll be applying these same chord progressions to other instruments!
What’s it all about? Kicking, catching, throwing and running the bases after scoring a run it’s a thrill to see the smiles on their faces. Stopping the ball, passing the ball and scoring a goal is what they do and playing goalie and defense positions is what they do too. Playing activities like fruit basket, […]
What started as a new way of practicing rhythm turned into a unique way to put together a piece of music! Using words and syllables like “POW” and “ChuggaChugga,” students have been gaining a stronger understanding of rhythm and note value. We then took our new rhythm words and used them to practice reading short, one measure […]
Last week we read one of my favorite picture books, The Day Of Ahmed’s Secret by Florence Parry Heide and Judith Heide Gilliland. From pre-K to fourth grade, we were inspired by the intricate watercolor and timeless story. After the book I showed the kids some arabic calligraphy. They were especially fond of the elephant. […]
One unseasonably warm day in early October I started our fourth grade art class with a vote. They had been learning about the election and consensus, and I told them we could go outside, but only if everyone agreed. After some impassioned speeches, we got everyone on board. I talked to the kids briefly about framing […]
Welcome to the Art blog! I’m so happy to share the amazing work that children have been doing this year as they grow into budding young artists. The art curriculum I am following will hopefully lead to both quality work and informative processes that are the hallmarks of effective art education. To begin, let me introduce […]
All the grades have been working hard this month to start “putting the garden to bed” and helping out with some school-wide projects. We have started utilizing the compost barrels and learning all about decomposers, worms, beetles and other helpful critters. Pre-K and Kindergarten are going to be responsible for the beautiful Butterfly Garden, coming […]