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New frontiers for new learning
October 13, 2011Posted by on
On October 24th, our staff will collaboratively work to review and redesign our School Improvement Plan. Our work will align to our Board’s Improvement Plan. One section of that plan discusses the need for us to “model higher order thinking and learning environments where digital literacy, inquiry and arts integration are used to engage students in cross curricular literacy learning.”
One of the things we’re excited about this year is the creation of an Arts’ Studio at our school. The intent of the space is very much to engage our students in thinking, designing and creating works in the Arts. Recently, I have been impressed with the work of the students and staff, including:
– Primary students exploring patterning and “realia” projects
– Primary and Junior students painting works inspired by Van Gogh
– Intermediate students creating works based on various textures, designs, lines and colours
We also would like to develop galleries of student work. To do this, we are hoping to acquire picture frames to hang student work in to display in our halls. This way, work will not only be displayed for students, staff and parents to see, but also for artists themselves to talk about during gallery walks.
You can help us out!
If you have picture frames in good shape but that you are looking at discarding, please let us know. Wooden frames that go around paintings are ideal. Any size will do, but medium-sized frames tend to work best. These will go a long way in building our own collection of art in our school.
Here is what we mean:
We look forward to future viewings after our Good News Assemblies.