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.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Sending Home the Masterpieces!

Over the next few weeks, more portfolios from 1st and 2nd grade are making their way home. Missing will be the ARTS NIGHT selections... each child has chosen their own. Also part of the process are photos taken of artwork I consider "calendar worthy" (just in case the HSA decides the Lafayette Calendar is a project that should be funded for school year 2013.) Here is a charming storytelling collage inspired by Jacob Lawrence and created by a first grade student... don't you just wish you could read the delightful stories and poems this collage would illicit from our talented Lafayette students?

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