In the ART classroom children participate in both group and individual activities, including:
The work we do in the art room helps to strengthen and develop fine and motor skills. In addition to the physical benefits your child will begin to develop:
Examples of projects:
Multi-media painting (marbles, feathers, straws, ice cubes), fruit and vegetable stamping, batik, stained-glass crayon melt, spin art, body tracing, thematic and seasonal decorations.
In the CREATIVE DRAMATICS classroom children play and work together in many creative dramatics activities, including:
The work we do in the drama room will help to focus and concentrate the energies of our young students while enhancing self-confidence and developing skills in:
Areas of study include:
Drama: Acting, Improvisation, Storytelling, Puppetry, Role-play, Active games, Play production
Music: Singing songs, Playing instruments, Identifying and Classifying sounds, Music Appreciation and Music theory
Movement: Dance, Gross motor skills, Interpretive movement, Body and Spatial awareness
Through the work available in both of these classrooms social-emotional skills can flourish. Children will learn to believe in themselves while working to support others. Creative expression will be fostered in a non-threatening environment in which all children are encouraged to develop at their own pace while working closely with others.
The school year culminates in the production of a series of short performances. Each child will be cast based on personal strengths and a group dynamic. We look forward to working closely with each student throughout the year to build upon the unique skills of each individual while building a community of creativity and cooperation.