Saturday, April 23, 2011

I Like Art

I haven't blogged in a while because getting ready for the spring art show took about every waking moment of the day for me! Now that I am coming up for air, I will try to catch up and let you know about the art projects we are working on.

The art show was fabulous! I don't know any other word to describe it. It took a school wide effort, but it was so fun to see every class engaged and interacting with parents, enjoying art and celebrating together. I will post more about art show, but we are going to start with this video of Mrs. Bostick's class doing a movement activity to Poetry.

This freestyle poem was written by the children in Mrs. Bostick's 3rd grade class. Heather Wilson, our amazing dance coach, came to school and worked with the children to create a movement activity to go along with the poem. The overall effect was very fun and the children really enjoyed performing this for the parents at the art show.

This poetry activity was inspired by Allen LaFleur, one of my fellow BTS specialists. He taught a poetry writing / dramatic interpretation workshop at a recent teacher conference and I had to come back to the school and try it out.

Many thanks to Mrs. Bostick for letting me experiment with her class and push them to greater heights of artistic expression!
video

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