Friday, March 9, 2018

Learning Walk Week- K-5 Arts

Pictures from the 
K-5 ARTS Learning Walk


































Happy Friday, Team!

This week, I had the pleasure of walking through art and music classrooms in K-5 schools with Becky Jontos.  I would like to share with you the summaries of the tasks we saw, and what content specific vocabulary we heard/saw in action!  I'll share the full K-12 Learning Arts Report next week.

  • Letourneau: In Music, Second graders compared the lives of Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong.  Then they listened to and discussed the song "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.  Finally they used flipgrid and paper to describe what they think makes the world "wonderful".  Vocabulary used by students include: jazz, scat, and trumpet.  https://flipgrid.com/cb401e  In art, 3rd graders "Clipped Up" on their ART Behavior Chart to be able to earn an ART Model Magic Party.  They learned how to blend colors with markers and build a Model Magic Sundae.
  • Watson: In art, Kindergarten students looked at the Too Much Glue Book projected on screen, and discussed in a group how to use the glue bottles (media, materials), demonstrating on an apple with dots.  "Just a dot, Not a lot!"
  • Spencer Borden: Art in the 4/5th grade class were busy finalizing their Mardi Gras Masks, using air dry clay and a variety of media and textures.  In music, 4th graders were identifying E, G, and A pitches on individual copies of sheet music to play on the recorder.  The teacher used the word pitch.
  • Silvia: In art, Kindergarten students learned two different stitches to create fiber art, as they learned about fiber arts.  A great dexterity lesson!  In music, Kindergarten students learned all about the Brass instrument family, and then danced an Irish Jig.
  • Greene: In music, 4th graders moved around the room with the teacher leading the way, accompanied by a song that dictated the tempo and size of steps.  In art, Kindergarten leaned how to make a simple house image using cut shapes, vocabulary students used included triangle, square, rectangle and circle.  They also discussed background and placement (in front of, behind).
  • Fonseca: In music, 5th graders were busy practicing Ode to Joy on their recorders in preparation for the May field trip to the RI Philharmonic.  This will earn them their white belt in Recorder Karate!  In 5th grade art, students were designing "survival kits" from recycled materials that were inspired by the Hatchet text they are reading in ELA!
  • Tansey: Fourth graders were singing a partner song accompanied by the teacher on guitar.  Vocabulary was explained by students: harmony and posture.
Next week, I will visit Doran, HLCS, Stone and Viveiros, and add to this inspiring list.  There are some really great things happening, and it's so good to see the implementation of the PD shared by the Morton Art teachers at DORAN!  Thank you!  Great work, Rochelle!  The 6-12 Learning Walk will be Wednesday morning!

PLEASE wish our Durfee Drama Students, led by Lara Beth Terry and Gary Bigelow, LUCK!  They compete tomorrow in METG's!  Break a LEG!

CALENDAR:

Tuesday
3.13.18
Faculty Meeting- DHS
Saturday
3.17.18
AP Science Mock Exam- DHS
Wednesday
3.21.18
Department Meeting- DHS
Saturday
3.24.18
AP Math Mock Exam- DHS
Tuesday
3.27.18
ELA MCAS - Day 1 DHS
Wednesday
3.28.18
ELA MCAS - Day 2 DHS
Thursday
3.29.18
ELA MCAS - Day 3 DHS
Friday
3.30.18
No School - Good Friday
Thursday
4.5.18
Early Release Day - Teacher Directed PD
Friday
4.6.18
Term 3 Ends
Saturday
4.7.18
ELA AP Saturday Session DHS
Tuesday
4.10.18
Faculty Meeting, DHS
Friday
4.13.18
Last Day Before Spring Break!

What do you think...  I am thinking of having a food truck parked outside of this year's ARTS EXPO?  Let me know your thoughts!

Have a great weekend,
Jackie




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