In Lafayette’s art studio classroom we are not only learning about the elements, principles and media of the visual arts, but are using the arts to gain a greater understanding, depth and richness of language arts, math, science and social studies curricula. Using the arts to teach, creates learning that is internalized and understood by children with all learning styles and on multiple levels. By educating students through the visual arts and traditional academic content simultaneously, I help inspire and nurture the truly creative thinkers needed for this new millennium.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Celebrating Native American Heritage Month

During November, each second and fourth grade class explores a different Native American art tradition. That's 8!!! different projects... from masks to totems to skin paintings to beading and more... but there is SO MUCH to explore in such a short time and TWO museums to stage. Today, Ms. Nickel's 2nd graders put the finishing touches on their beautiful Tlingit Button Blankets. 

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