June 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

What a wonderful, creative year it has been in the Art Studio. Our artists had an opportunity to work with a variety of materials and mixed media, used clay to create three-dimensional sculptures, and engaged in conversations about master artists and art history. I hope your children continue to create and use their imaginations this summer!

This month, students will be taking home their artwork in homemade portfolios, designed by themselves. Please take the time to sit with your child and discuss their artwork with them. They worked so hard on it and I am so proud of all they have learned and accomplished this year. Have a great summer!

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:

June in the Art Studio:

This month in the Art studio, students will be wrapping up their projects from May as well as designing portfolios which will hold all of the work created since September.

Pre-K: Pre-K students will listen to the story, “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and will be creating a caterpillar by recycling an egg carton. Students will also create a butterfly to demonstrate the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. Kindergarten: Kindergarten will listen to the story “The Grouchy Ladybug” and will participate in a guided drawing of a ladybug, which will be painted using watercolors.

First Grade: Students will be creating and designing portfolios that they will take their artwork home in.

Second Grade: Second grade students have been learning about clay techniques and will be continuing their pinch pots and adding details with paint. Students will also be creating portfolios.

Third Grade: Third grade students will be finishing their Romero Britto inspired drawings. Students will also be creating portfolios.

Fourth Grade: Fourth graders are finishing up their dessert still lives based upon the work of Pop Artist, Wayne Theibaud. Students will also be creating portfolios.

Fifth Grade: Fifth graders are going to be printing their Styrofoam plates they have been etching. Their prints will be transferred onto oil pastel drawings they created. Students will also be creating portfolios.

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:

E33: Paper Mache Masks

1st grade: Van Gogh Sunflowers `

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.

Last Disney Rehearsal; Afterschool, Thursday, June 6th, 2:40-4:00pm

June 10th: Final Performance of Disney’s Aladdin Kids

Showtime: 4pm

The Disney Team and I are so proud of our Disney students. Please come support all of their hard work.

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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