Dear Parents and Guardians,
We are off to a great start to the school year! Many classes have begun drawing, painting, collaging and more. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the school year brings.
From, Ms. Savello
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:
Pre-K: Pre-K students are learning all about different types of art materials. They have already begun painting! After, students will be creating leaf rubbings to explore the changing colors of the fall.
Kindergarten: Students will engage in a series of Fall and Halloween lessons, learning about the changing colors of the season and how nature alters during Autumn.
First Grade: Students will be exploring different types of lines including zig-zag, wavy, curly, dashed, etc. They will create a painting using various lines.
Second Grade: Students are exploring texture while creating a portrait of a monster. After reading “I need my monster” by Amanda Noll.
Third Grade: Students will learn about foreground, middle ground, and background to create a landscape of a farm. Students will use fabric to create clothing for a scarecrow in the foreground of their landscape.
Fourth Grade: Fourth grade students are exploring oil pastels and their blending qualities. Students will be drawing from observation, drawing different types of leaves realistically.
Fifth Grade: Students are working on architecture by designing their own haunted houses. We will look at different examples of homes as inspiration and students will add their own spooky twist.
The school establishes a classroom and school culture where students feel safe, supported, and challenged by their teachers and peers.
Celebrations or Events:
Fall Festival!: Tuesday, October 29th
Come join us in celebrating fall with food, crafts, music, games and more! Don’t forget your costume!
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.
Date: Every Tuesday
Topic: Collaborating with parents to plan events for our school community
Important Events: Fall Festival! Come celebrate with us while enjoying delicious food, face painting, crafts, music and more!