What's Happening in Art, Chapel, and Music
What's Happening in Art
Art Overview from Miss Jen
ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Leonardo da Vinci
Da Vinci (1452-1519) was an Italian artist who was also known for his inventions and interest in architecture, science, music, math, and anatomy. His most famous paintings are the Mona Lisa and the The Last Supper. Most notable to me though, is his CURIOSITY, which we will focus on in art this month. He created some of the first concepts/drawings of various later inventions such as flying machines, solar power, calculators, and war machines.
We will have fun trying portraits like the smiling Mona Lisa, and we will explore the limits of our creativity by inventing our own machines. We will also work on Thanksgiving pieces to use during our class feasts, which will include some discussion on Native American arts.
Your children express great excitement in art and many of them have lots to say when they are creating! I love watching them soak up these opportunities to explore, with the freedom to be exactly who they are. In this season of Thanksgiving, I thank you for sharing them with me
What's Happening in Chapel
Happy Thanksgiving! For chapel next week, we will be reading “A Fox Got my Socks” by Hilda Offen.
This rhyming story about a little boy moved to share his socks, hat, pajamas, etc with fox, cat and
llamas, for example, is loads of fun and a good way of talking about sharing all that Mac & Cheese
you have generously sent in! We will bless the Mac and Cheese and sing “If You’re Happy and You
Know It” with a Christian theme.
What's Happening in Music
Music Notes from Miss April
November we have explored sounds and instruments, studied loud vs. soft and fast vs. slow. We have sung & danced about fall leaves,
nuts & squirrels. Thankful songs and songs about food, family, and turkeys have abounded! We also have started practice for our Christmas
program. Jingling those bells!!