Greetings Clifford staff and families!
Since the beginning of the school year, Art in Action has been making great progress at the Clifford campus. On behalf of the Art in Action team, I would like to thank all the parents and teachers who have generously supported the Art in Action program this year!
We have some terrific details to share. On November 21, we met our goal of delivering at least one lesson to all students in 1st to 5th grade classes. Moreover, we are just 4 classes shy of reaching the next goal: delivering at least 2 lessons to all the classes.
December Art Show
In other exciting news, we are hosting the Clifford Art Show during the Winter Family Event on Thursday, December 4. All the students’ artwork, from 1st through 5th grade, will be on display at the MUB and the Library. We need help with setup and cleanup; please sign up here to volunteer! Thank you!
We are also thrilled to share that Clay lessons are coming up in January 2015, and we might be able to fire the students’ pieces in our own kiln this year. So stay tuned!
If you are interested in teaching or assisting a lesson, it is not too late to volunteer. Contact Kay at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Room 7 Lesson Report
2nd Grade students in Room 7 — along with other 2nd graders — enjoyed creating their own collage portrait, inspired by a Paul Klee painting, on November 18. 10 parent volunteers from Rooms 5, 7, & 8 joined forces to make the lessons happen. Thank you so much!
Mrs. Arlene Little, one of the parent volunteers, led Room 7’s lesson for the first time. Arlene did an awesome job leading the students and successfully unleashing their creativity. Thank you, Arlene.
“It was amazing to have the chance to spend time with the class and observe their creativity and excitement first hand,” Arlene recalls. “It’s clear that Art in Action is something the kids really value and benefit from. I’m looking forward to teaching my next lesson!”
Here are some photos of Room 7 friends proudly holding their self-portraits.
Art in Action lessons are possible because of all those parents who volunteered their time to lead or assist in class. We hope to continue providing such a meaningful learning experience to Clifford students (1st to 5th grade classes). Please join us in such a fun and meaningful program! Again, reach out to Kay at email@example.com to sign up.
I would like to end my report by sharing an inspiring quote from the Art in Action website:
“A Culture of Art that is present in their schools creates renewed energy —not just among the students, but also amongst the teachers, parents and administration. Some of the more difficult learners open up and become leaders — finding a place of pride and accomplishment that bleeds over into the rest of their schoolwork.”
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