January 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I hope you all had a wonderful break. This month in the art studio, we are wrapping up our winter themed projects and are getting ready to move onto more mixed media units.

Ms. Savello

Rigorous Instruction

Instruction is customized, inclusive, motivating, and aligned to the Common Core. High standards are set in every classroom. Students are actively engaged in ambitious intellectual activity and developing critical thinking skills.

Units of Study:

Kindergarten: Kindergarteners are learning about printmaking, using cardboard to print snowflakes. They will be creating a collage on top of their snowy pictures.

First Grade: First graders have been learning about penguins, their habitats, how they communicate and more. They will be learning how to create a penguin using India ink, and painting it with tempera.

Second Grade: Second grade classes will be working creating maps of “Whoville” and creating houses that resemble the characteristics of Dr. Seuss’ artwork.

Third Grade: Third grade students will be continuing their Northern Lights mixed media landscapes. Students have learned about using a new material; chalk pastel.

Fourth Grade: Fourth grade students will be learning about mixing tints and shades in order to create value.

Fifth Grade: Fifth graders will be learning about how to draw a self-portrait using proper proportion and scale. Students will be looking in a mirror to create a realistic rendering of their face.

Supportive Environment

The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.

Bulletin board displays:

2-1 Animated Self-Portraits

4-2 Realistic Self-Portraits

Strong Family-Community Ties & Collaborative Teachers

School leadership brings resources from the community into the school building by welcoming, encouraging, and developing partnerships with families, businesses, and community-based organizations.

Parent Workshops: Parent-Teacher Events Committee (PTEC)

Date: Every Tuesday

Time: 2:40-3:15pm

Topic: Collaborating with parents to plan events for our school community

Location: Cafeteria

Teachers Contact Information

Teacher: Ms. Erica Savello, Visual Arts Teacher

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